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Charles H. Townes Papers, 1931-2013; bulk 1991-2011

Administrative Information


Charles H. Townes donated his collection in 2014 after closing his Physics department office at the University of California, Berkeley where he was professor emeritus of Physics.

Separated Material

  • The books from Townes’ library and some of the publications 1938-2010 were cataloged.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Related Material

  • Furmaniana file - Townes, Charles & Frances
  • Furmaniana file - Townes, Charles - Templeton Prize 2005
  • Charles H. Townes Awards, Acc. 2013-045
  • Charles H. Townes Collection, Acc. 1971-112
  • Charles H. Townes Papers, 1898-2009, MSS84413, Library of Congress,

Access and Use

Access and Restrictions

Open to research without restrictions. Researchers are advised to contact Special Collections and Archives prior to visiting.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles H. Townes Papers, Acc. 2014-060 [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.