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Edward L. Hill papers

Identifier: 488

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, speeches, reprints, articles, lectures and notes on quantum mechanics and nuclear physics.


  • 1928-l973


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Edward L. Hill papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Edward L. Hill (1904-1974)

Edward Lee Hill was born on November 3, 1904 in Hartford, Arkansas. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota in 1925. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, receiving his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1928. Dr. Hill was awarded a National Research Council post doctoral fellowship and spent the next two years at Harvard University. In 1930 he returned to the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor of physics and mathematics. Dr. Hill spent his entire career at the University of Minnesota, except during World War II when he worked at the Bureau of Ships of the Navy Department (1941-1945). He retired as professor emeritus in 1970. Dr. Hill was an active contributor to quantum mechanics and his interests were in the abstract aspects of mathematical physics. Edward Hill died on January 7, 1974.


2 boxes (1.0 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Edward L. Hill, professor emeritus of physics and mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives by Alfred O.C. Nier in the early 1990s.

Related Materials

Many of Dr. Hill's lectures and notes are in storage at the Minnesota Access Center. Please check the University of Minnesota library catalog(MNCAT) for holdings information.

Processing Information

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Edward L. Hill papers, 1928-1973
Heidi E. Rossow; updated by Karen Spilman
May 1994; May 2005
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