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Dr. Siegfried Fred Singer (1924- ) is a professor, physicist, and administrator. Singer emigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1940 (naturalized 1944) and attended Ohio State University (BEE 1943; D.Sc. (honorary) 1970) and Princeton (AM 1944, Ph.D. (physics) 1948). He taught briefly as a doctoral candidate at Princeton (1943-44) before joining the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a physicist (1946-50). He acted as the Office of Naval Research Scientific Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in London (1950-53), then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (assoc. professor, physics 1953-59; professor 1959-62). He continued to alternate between public and academic positions, working at the National Weather Satellite Center, Department of Commerce (Director, 1962-64); School of Environmental and Planetary Science, University of Miami (Dean, 1964-67); Department of the Interior (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, 1967-70); University of Virginia (Professor, Environmental Science, 1971-87); and the Department of Transportation (Chief Scientist, 1987-89). Singer authored a number of papers and articles on astrophysics, space exploration, and environmental issues and was involved in formulating public policies on these topics.

Identifier

NASM.1989.0130

Creator

Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-

Date

1953-1989

bulk 1960-1980

Provenance

S. Fred Singer, gift, 1989, 1989-0130, unknown

Extent

54.5 Cubic feet ((50 records center boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Publications

Photographs

Drawings

Financial records

Notes

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Singer's personal papers. The material consists of correspondence and research files, as well as financial records. The collection covers Singer's career beginning with his tenure at Maryland and continued through his retirement in 1989.

Genre/Form

Publications

Photographs

Drawings

Financial records

Notes

Correspondence

Rights

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Names

National Environmental Satellite Center (U.S.)

United States. Department of Commerce

United States. Department of Transportation

United States. Department of the Interior

United States. Office of Naval Research

University of Maryland at College Park

University of Miami. School of Environmental and Planetary Science

University of Virginia

Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-

Topics Astrophysics
Environmental sciences
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics and state
Aeronautics
Astronautics and state
Astronautics
Periodicals

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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