Manuscript Collections - Philip Sporn Papers

2022

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PHILIP SPORN PAPERS, 1925-1977

12 linear feet, 3 linear inches (28 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

SERIES AND SUB-SERIES

PROFESSIONAL FILES, 1931-77, 3.5 linear feet, Containers 1--7

American Electric Power
Atomic Energy
Energy and Research
Israel
Organizations and Committees

WRITINGS, 1925-1977, 10.5 linear feet, Containers 8-21

Professional Papers
Speeches, Lectures, etc.
Articles and Interviews
Testimony by PhilipSporn

PROFESSIONAL FILES

Box Contents

1

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: GENERAL

AEP Educational Assistance Program, 1953-1964 and undated
AEP--ASEA High Voltage tests, 1967-1976
AEP Imagination Center, 1959-1961 and undated
Brown-Boveri, 1967-1969
Buckeye Power, 1958-1968 and undated (6 folders)
Coal:  General Report and Comments, 1959-1970
Coordination of Electric Power Supply (EEI), 1965-1973 and undated
Correspondence – Alvin Weinberg, 1956-1977 and undated
Correspondence – James T. Ramey, 1958-1972
Discussion of Atomic Energy With Coal Industry Representatives, 1952-1953 and undated
East Central Area Reliability Group, 1964-1972 and undated

2

East Central Nuclear Group, 1957-1967
Educational Awards, 1958-1965
Electrical World editorials by Sporn, 1931-1945
Employee Information Programs, 1953-1958 and undated
Energy and the World of the Future, 1964
Energy Technology
Executive Development, 1957-1959
Fuels--Energy, 1957-1976
Higher Utilization Voltages, 1958-1961
Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company, 1948-1964
Kentucky Power Company Tax Case, 1940-1947
New York City Blackout of 1967
Northeast--Canada Blackout of 1965: Report to the President by the Federal Power Commission, 1938-1967
Ohio Valley Electric Company, 1952-1966 (5 folders)

3

Ohio Valley Electric Company, 1967-1977 and undated (2 folders)
President’s Bi-monthly Newsletters to Employees, 1954-1958
Proposed Reliability Act: Interconnections, 1967
Research on AEP System--Policy, 1964
Sporn’s Death, January 23, 1978
Sporn’s Retirement as President, 1961-1976 (Nov 30, 1961)
Thirty Ideas That Panned Out
Transmission--765 Kv System, 1961-1966
Utility Industry Problems, 1931; 1961-1962
We Are the Most Enterprising Utility in This Country. Fortune, 1964

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

Indiana and Michigan Electric Company – Nuclear Unit, 1960-1967 and undated (2 folders)

ATOMIC ENERGY 

Acceptable Future Nuclear Energy meeting, Gatlinburg, 1976
Atomic Energy: Miscellaneous News Releases
Atomic Energy, Air Pollution:  Nuclear vs. Coal, 1964-1965 and undated (nucleaonics)
Atomic Power Legislation, 1945-53 and undated

4

Civilian Nuclear Power Program, 1958
Consultants, 1968 and undated                     
Economic Aspects of Nuclear Power, 1947-1949 (University of Chicago discussion by Sporn)
Enrichment Facilities, 1972-1973
Foolish Things About Atomic Power, 1957
Fusion, 1973-76
Hydrogen Bomb: Clippings, 1950
Insurance, 1945-66 and undated
Nuclear Plant Performance and Economics, 1968-69
Nuclear Power Group Inc. Proposal to AEP, 1954
Nuclear Power Today, 1966-67 and undated
Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards, 1962-67
Outlook for Central Station Power in the U.S. by Arthur D. Little, 1964
Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant [General Public Utilities], 1963-1964 (3 folders)
The Sunny Side of the Atom,   1947

5

ENERGY AND RESEARCH 

Electric Industry in the Year 2000,   1958-69 and undated
Energy Information Meeting, National Academy of Science, 1971 (Sporn Chairperson)
Energy Policy Project, Ford Foundation , 1974
Environmental Protection: The Clean Air Act of 1970, 1970-72
Future Strategies for Energy Development, 1970-76 & undated
Magneto Hydrodynamics, 1959-75 and undated
Natural Gas Projections, 1962-71
Office of Science and Technology, 1965-67
President’s National Policy Commission, 1952
Research: Air Pollution, 1956-73 and undated
Science and Astronomic, 1971
Sodium Sulfur Battery, 1954-75

ISRAEL

Desalinization, 1964-65
Foreign – Israel 

Israel Electric Corporation Combined 240 MW Unit And De-Salting Plant, 1964-1965
Sea Water Conversion Commission, 1958-1962

6

Sea Water Conversion Commission, 1963-1971 (6 folders)
Foreign – United States: Israel Desalting Power Team and Project, 1963-1965 and undated
Israeli Correspondence, 1964-1977 (3 folders)
Reading D Steam – Electric Unit, 1959-1968

7

ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES

Atomics --Foreign

Information on EURATOM, 1966-68
International Atomic Agency, 1956-59
Nuclear Canada, 1971
Reactor Project for Israel, 1962-63 and undated 

Committees: American Nuclear Society, 1954-55
United States Government

AEC Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Evaluate Shippingsport Project, 1960
Panel for Solar Energy Technology Assessment: Midwest Research Institute, 1974-75
President’s Inter-departmental Energy Study, 1962-71
United Nations Association of U.S.: Panel on Stopping Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1965-72 and undated
Report to AEC by Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Cooperation Between the Electric Power Industry and AEC, 1951 and undated 

WRITlNGS

Box Contents

8

Professional Papers, 1925-May 1938

9

Professional Papers, June 1938-1948

10

Professional Papers, 1949-1961

11

Professional Papers, 1962-1972

12

Professional Papers, 1974 and undated
Speeches and Lectures, 1932-May 1948

13

Speeches and Lectures, Oct  1948-Mar 1954

14

Speeches and Lectures, Apr 1954-1955

15

Speeches and Lectures, 1956-June 1957

16

Speeches and Lectures, July 1957-1959

17

Speeches and Lectures, 1960-Nov 1962

18

Speeches and Lectures, Dec 1962-May 1963

19

Speeches and Lectures, June 1963-May 1964

20

Speeches and Lectures, Sep 1964-Mar 1966

21

Speeches and Lectures, Apr 1966-Mar 1967

22

Speeches and Lectures, May 1967-1968

23

Speeches and Lectures, 1970-Feb 1972

24

Speeches and Lectures, May 1972-1976 and undated

25

Articles and Interviews, 1949-1961

26

Articles and Interviews, 1963-1977
Testimony by Philip Sporn, 1943-Apr 1959

27

Testimony by Philip Sporn, Oct 1959-Aug 1969

28

Testimony by Philip Sporn, Dec 1969-1975