14.13 linear feet (14 boxes, 6 boxes of glass slides)
Students Mark Perry and Krissa Stewart assisted Julia A. Cowart in processing the collection. Julia Cowart completed the finding aid in 2021.
Physicist, astrophysicist, and educator. Correspondence, computation notebooks, technical memoranda and notes, subject files, speeches, writings, awards, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Townes's career beginning in 1931.