Glenn T. Seaborg papers

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Seaborg, Glenn Theodore, 1912-1999
Glenn T. Seaborg papers
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the Glenn T. Seaborg papers, MSS-107, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

Glenn T. Seaborg was born in Ishpeming, Michigan in 1912. He went on to a successful career as a scientist, contributing to the discovery of ten elements (including one named seaborgium in his honor), advised ten presidents on nuclear policy, participated in the Manhattan Project, chaired the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for ten years, and served as chancellor and later University Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. During his lifetime, Seaborg authored or co-authored over 50 books and 500 articles. He was married to Helen Griggs and had six children. Seaborg died in 1999.


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Scope and Contents note

The processed component of this collection includes various speeches delivered by Glenn T. Seaborg at important events, classes, and organizations. The accession also includes photographs that document Seaborg's activities in his role as the chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Highlights include a tour of the Nevada test site with President John F. Kennedy and various functions with President Lyndon Johnson. These materials range from 1962 to 1996.

This collection includes several cubic feet of unprocessed records maintained at the University Records Center. These records include scattered correspondence, journals, and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/24/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855

Revision Description


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission--Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Seaborg, Glenn Theodore, 1912-1999


  • Nuclear energy--United States--Photographs.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 2 Photographs 



Inventory Listing

An extensive inventory list (total of 27 pages) is located within the box labeled in a folder marked "Inventory". This records all the photos (261) within the box.

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Box 2 of 2 Photographs 



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Box 1 of 1 Speeches 

35-04-01 LRC


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