Historic UCAR Records

These papers document the earliest days of UCAR/NCAR history. Digitized records reveal the details of forming the National Center for Atmospheric Research, its governance in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and its relationship to the National Science Foundation. The collection includes the minutes of the first UCAR Board meetings and correspondence between key players in the institution's history, such as Horace Byers, Henry Houghton, Walter Orr Roberts, and others.


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AMS/UCAR curricula document
AMS/UCAR curricula document
In this document, Harriet B. Crowe alerts UCAR members' representatives about the publication of a report titled "Curricula in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Related Sciences," which she enclosed with her original memorandum (not shown here).
Brief summary of answers to questionnaire of UCAR Committee on financial support of the atmospheric sciences
Brief summary of answers to questionnaire of UCAR Committee on financial support of the atmospheric sciences
This document summarizes the responses of universities, research institutions, and government agencies when asked about their assessment of funding for atmospheric-science projects.
By-Laws
By-Laws
This document contains the by-laws governing UCAR, which address such things as its seal, membership, appointment of leaders, and meetings.
Certificate of Incorportation
Certificate of Incorportation
This document contains UCAR's Certificate of Incorporation, which provides fundamental information about the organization, including its full name, location, objectives, powers and limitations, and the names and residences of its incorporators.
Committee report
Committee report
This document begins with an introductory memo and concludes with a report of the NSF-UCAR Long-Range Planning Committee, which addresses the vision for atmospheric-science research for 1989 to 1994.
Copy of resolution duly adopted by the Board of Trustees at the annual meeting held on April 9 and 10, 1963
Copy of resolution duly adopted by the Board of Trustees at the annual meeting held on April 9 and 10, 1963
This document details the amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation approved by the Board of Trustees and later submitted to a vote of the members of UCAR.
Correspondence, Clifford J. Murino to E. Gordon Gee
Correspondence, Clifford J. Murino to E. Gordon Gee
In this document, Clifford J. Murino, president of the UCAR Membership Committee, informs E. Gordon Gee of the University of Colorado that his university's reapplication for membership to UCAR has been received.
Correspondence, Clifford J. Murino to Judson M. Harper
Correspondence, Clifford J. Murino to Judson M. Harper
In this document, Clifford J. Murino, president of the UCAR Membership Committee, informs Judson M. Harper of Colorado State University that his university's reapplication for membership to UCAR has been received.
Correspondence, Harriet B. Crowe to Bandel L. Carano
Correspondence, Harriet B. Crowe to Bandel L. Carano
In this document, Harriet B. Crowe provides Bandel L. Carano of Oak Investment Partners a description of NCAR and its plans for FY1988-1992 (items not shown here).
Correspondence, Harriet B. Crowe to UCAR Membership Committee
Correspondence, Harriet B. Crowe to UCAR Membership Committee
In this document, Harriet B. Crowe confirms a meeting will be held on May 29-30, 1987 in Boulder, Colorado to address the reapplications from eight universities, as well as the preliminary findings of the Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on UCAR Membership and Governance. The document includes a travel form for the UCAR Membership Committee Meeting.
Correspondence, Henry G. Houghton to Horace R. Byers, G. L. Lee, Jr., and A. W. Peterson
Correspondence, Henry G. Houghton to Horace R. Byers, G. L. Lee, Jr., and A. W. Peterson
In this document from Henry G. Houghton, he encloses UCAR's Certificate of Corporation and by-laws and asks Horace R. Byers, G. L. Lee, Jr., and A. W. Peterson to sign the Certificate of Incorporation. He informs the recipients that he has selected March 16, 1959 as the date of incorporation.
Correspondence, Henry G. Houghton to M. A. Farrell
Correspondence, Henry G. Houghton to M. A. Farrell
In this document, Henry G. Houghton asks M. A. Farrell to review UCAR's proposal to the National Science Foundation to establish a program and facilities dedicated to atmospheric research.

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