University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" film, 1960-1964, 1993-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation
Title: Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching For the Stars" film
Dates: 1960-1964, 1993-1994
Abstract: The Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" film (1960-1964, 1993-1994) consists of two versions of the film "Reaching for the Stars"; a DVD copy made by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI); and a printed history of the organization.
Identification: camh-arc-003981
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical note

The Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation was created in 1957. The group, which included a group of 11 Texas power companies, joined with General Atomics Division to create a nuclear fusion research project. In 1959, the University of Texas sponsored a seminar on nuclear fusion to generate local interest among students and faculty. Throughout the 1970s, the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation supported the Texas Tokamak fusion laboratory, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Edison Electric Institute.


Scope and Contents

The Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" film (1960-1964, 1993-1994) consists of two versions of the film "Reaching for the Stars" and a DVD copy made by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI). It also includes a historical document "Texas Reaches for the Stars" by Howard Drew.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some audiovisual formats requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Drew, Howard R.
Oakes, Melvin E.
Corporate Names
Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation
Subjects
Nuclear physics
Physics
Physics--Study and teaching

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" Film, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2017-229

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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4Zc323 [SRH1230019784] "Reaching for the Stars" films, 1960-1964
Conditions Governing Access
Use of film materials by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.
"Reaching for the Stars" DVD, 1960-1964
"Texas Reaches for the Stars" by Howard R. Drew, 1993-1994