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History of AAPT — Acknowledgements

This history is based upon that prepared by Melba Phillips for AAPT Pathways (1981), the Proceedings of the Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium of the Association. The chief sources for the earlier history were documents in the archives at the AIP Center for the History of Physics, primarily official minutes and oral histories of several founding members: Homer L. Dodge, Paul E. Klopsteg, Frederic Palmer, M.N. States, and David L. Webster. The history has been brought up-to-date by the combined efforts of Jack M. Wilson, John W. Layman, and Reuben E. Alley, in consultation with Melba Phillips.