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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Membership/Governance Committee notes
Membership/Governance Committee notes
In this document, Harriet B. Crowe encloses notes produced on the March 16, 1987 Membership/Governance Committee discussions. The notes provide clarification for UCAR membership and travel-reimbursement issues.
Memo, Recent developments concerning NSF FY 1964 appropriation
Memo, Recent developments concerning NSF FY 1964 appropriation
In this document, Walter Orr Roberts expresses his gratitude to the UCAR Board of Trustees for their support of the National Science Foundation's FY 1964 budget, and NCAR's allocation within it.
Minutes of Trustees Meeting, May 23, 1961
Minutes of Trustees Meeting, May 23, 1961
This document contains the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held at the University Club in Denver, during which UCAR trustees addressed the following: the attendance of A. R. Kassander and Randal M. Robertson at the meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting, contracts executed and contributions received, the annual salary review, research associate appointments at the HAO, the UCAR-HAO merger, and the Raven Industries Subcontract.
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, April 11, 1961, Seattle, Washington
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, April 11, 1961, Seattle, Washington
This document contains the minutes of the fifth meeting of the Board of Trustees, during which UCAR trustees addressed the following: the Nominating Committee's report, the election of a new nominating committee, the chairman's report, the treasurer's report, counsel's report, the status report of the planning committee, the director and the business manager's report, the invitation of Dr. Droessler to attend UCAR meetings, and the time and place of the next Board of Trustees meeting.
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, April 26, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, April 26, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
This document contains the minutes of the third meeting of the Board of Trustees, during which UCAR trustees addressed the following: the election of the University of Washington to membership, the Nominating Committee's report, the treasurer's report, legal counsel's report, the president's Science Advisory Committee, the Committee on Nomination of a Director's report, the NSF contract, the Personnel Committee's report, the UCAR Fellowship Committee's report, publicity, and the by-laws.
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, October 11, 1960, Boulder, Colorado
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, October 11, 1960, Boulder, Colorado
This document contains the minutes of the fourth meeting of the Board of Trustees, held at the University of Colorado, during which trustees addressed the following: the Nominating Committee's report, the treasurer's report, the assistant treasurer's report, counsel's report, the employment of legal counsel in Colorado, the bonding of officers, the Committee on By-Laws' report, remarks by President Quigg Newton of the University of Colorado, the Site Committee's report, the authorization of a planning committee for the center, the chairman's report, the director's report, the budget proposal to the NSF for 1960-1961, insurance, the fellowship program, and the time and place of the next meeting.
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, October 21, 1959, Ithaca, New York
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, October 21, 1959, Ithaca, New York
This document contains the minutes of the second meeting of the Board of Trustees, during which UCAR trustees addressed the following: the resignation of Walter Orr Roberts as trustee-at-large, the nomination of a new trustee-at-large, reports from the corporation's counsel, Chairman Houghton's report on activities of the Executive Committee, the Committee on Nomination of a Director, the Personnel Committee's Interim Report, the UCAR Fellowship Program for 1960-1961, and the place of the 1960 meeting.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, April 25, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
Minutes of the Executive Committee, April 25, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
This document contains the minutes of the sixth meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the University of Chicago, during which committee members addressed the Committee on Nomination of a Director's report and the NSF Contract.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, August 20, 1959, Washington, D. C.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, August 20, 1959, Washington, D. C.
This document contains the minutes of the second meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the National Academy of Sciences, during which committee members addressed the following: the selection of a director, the selection of a site, a meeting with representatives of the NSF, Henry G. Houghton's meeting with Congressman Teague, the contract with NSF, the UCAR Fellowship Program, and public relations.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, July 18, 1960, New York, New York
Minutes of the Executive Committee, July 18, 1960, New York, New York
This document contains the minutes of the seventh meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the New York University Club, during which committee members addressed the following: negotiations regarding the NSF Contract, the request for operating funds from the NSF, the appointment of an assistant secretary and an assistant treasurer, the authorization to Director Walter Orr Roberts to employ staff, the Personnel Policy Committee's report, the establishment of a new bank account with First National Bank, the interim retirement plan for UCAR employees, insurance coverage of personnel, the authorization for legal counsel at the Boulder site, the corporation's fiscal year, filling a vacancy on the Executive Committee, Director Walter Orr Roberts' plans for the near future, and whether UCAR should sponsor joint facility needs with member institutions.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, March 17, 1960, Washington, D. C.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, March 17, 1960, Washington, D. C.
This document contains the minutes of the fourth meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the National Science Foundation Building, during which committee members addressed the following: the Ad. Hoc. Committee, the Nominating Committee's report, Walter Orr Roberts and his views regarding UCAR, the appointment of an interim director, the House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Science Advisory Committee, the NSF Contract, and the Subcommittee on Appropriations.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, October 10, 1960, Boulder, Colorado
Minutes of the Executive Committee, October 10, 1960, Boulder, Colorado
This document contains the minutes of the eighth meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the University of Colorado, during which committee members addressed the following: the chairman's report, legal counsel's report, the employment of legal counsel in Colorado, the Site Committee's report, the appointment of an associate director, the director's report, the corporation's fiscal year, and the relationship between UCAR and the HAO.

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