Charles E. Roos Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0371

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.

Dates

  • 1985 October 22

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Charles E. Roos is Professor Emeritus of the Vanderbilt Physics Department. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1957 and joined the Vanderbilt faculty as head of the Physics program in 1959.

Roos was one of the faculty members ready to resign over the James Lawson affair at Vanderbilt in 1960. He was active in the negotiations to resolve the situation due to his friendship with Chancellor Branscomb.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Charles E. Roos Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Zach Johnson
Date
2018 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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