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Albert A. Bartlett Collection

Identifier: COU:94
An avid historian of the University, Dr. Bartlett kept files on University history and researched the history of the physics department. Also included are kodachrome slides of the University of Colorado's Boulder campus on its 100th birthday, September 5, 1977.


  • 1940 - 2012


177 Linear Feet (120 Boxes and 1 Oversized Folder)


Albert A. Bartlett, emeritus professor of the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been an active participant in numerous civic and campus organizations. The collection contains personal files and records related to his service as an officer or active member of boards, commissions and committees.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Allen Bartlett (1923-2013) received a degree in Physics at Colgate University in 1944 and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University in 1951. In September of 1950, he began his career as a Professor of Nuclear Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and served as an elected chair of the faculty council in 1969 and 1970. His research and interest included population growth and he ultimately promoted sustainable living. Since his lecture in September of 1969 on Arithmetic, Population, and Energy, Bartlett had continue to lecture on this topic over 1,742 times until his last in July 2001. His research has influenced his students and other researchers, leading him to receive the Robert A. Millikan award, which exemplifies outstanding contributions in the teachings of physics.


This collection is arranged in original order in which we attained it from the donor, with a box level inventory list.

Separated Materials

A Chronology of the University of Colorado and its Department of Physics, 1850-1996 by A. A. Bartlett, 1996. Placed in CU History Box 7.
Processed by Harvey N. Gardiner, April 15, 1992. Edited by Katelyn Morken, July 2018. Inventory transcribed onto ArchivesSpace by Katelyn Morken, July 2018.
April 15, 1992
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80309-0184