An Excursion to the ISUS Archive

AN EXCURSION TO THE ISUS ARCHIVE

After the demise of Dewey Bernard Larson, the creator of the Reciprocal System of theory, the first truly General Theory of physics, all his Manuscripts were transshipped to the headquarters of the ISUS at Salt Lake City, Utah, for safe-keeping.

During the latter half of 1996 I and my wife Rajni have had the good fortune to visit the Archives. It was a pleasure to go through this material, organizing it and helping in publishing valuable Papers out of this, for the benefit of the future students of the Reciprocal System. We are giving here an idea of the material available and where is it located.

We are very grateful for the help and hospitality given by Dr. Rainer F. Huck, Executive Director of the ISUS, and his magnanimous wife, Maria in making our researches possible and enjoyable.

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The visitor will find here

All old Issues of Reciprocity, ISUS News and All of MSS of Dewey B. Larson.

The MSS of Larson are organized into 12 Boxes labeled A through L, and a Filing Cabinet with 4 Drawers.

The contents of the Boxes and the Filing Cabinet are as follows:

BOX–A

  • MSS of Universe of Motion---2 cartons
  • Figures of Quasars and Pulsars---1 set
  • Theories of Globular Clusters,” (later included in Universe of Motion)
  • Working Diagrams of Universe of Motion
  • Pre-publication MS of Nothing but Motion
  • MSS of Chapters I--XI of Basic Properties of Matter
  • MS in pencil of Basic Properties of Matter
  • “Outline of the Deductive Development of the Theory of the Universe of Motion”
  • Xerox of book Science at the Cross-roads by Herbert Dingle
  • Xerox of book Physical Significance of Quantum Theory by F. A. Lindemann
  • Papers on Inter-atomic Forces by Lindemann

BOX–B

  • “The Liquid State” Papers in # 1 and # 2 cartons
  • Nearly 2700 sheets of Tables of calculations

BOX–C

  • File # 22: Photo-electrical Relations and Work Function calculations (published in The Structure of the Physical Universe, pp. 118-121)

  • File # 23: Large set of calculations (could not be identified---see my Notes stuck in red)

  • File # 24: Calculations of Relative Abundance of Isotopes and lots of Spectroscopic calculations (no theoretical analyses given)

  • File # 25: Calculations of Melting Point vs. Pressure

BOX–D

  • 1000‘s of calculations on loose sheets

BOX–E

  • Pamphlets on The Structure of the Physical Universe, New Light on Space and Time, Beyond Newton and The Case Against the Nuclear Atom
  • Jackets of Neglected Facts of Science and Nothing but Motion
  • Original MSS of Nothing but Motion (partly) and Basic Properties of Matter (partly)
  • Articles on Science and its Methods
  • Chapters III--XII of Beyond Space and Time
  • Reviews by David Halprin and Prof. Schmeidler
  • Copies of “Astronomical X-ray Sources”

BOX–F

  • 1000‘s of Mailing Addresses on cards

BOX–G

  • Rubber Stamps
  • Chapters XVII to References of The Universe of Motion
  • “Quasars -- How Big are They?”
  • “Quasars -- Three Years Later”
  • “Just How Much Do We Really Know?”
  • Some old Issues of Reciprocity

BOX–H

  • More Mailing Lists

BOX–I

  • Master copies of The Universe of Motion
  • Laser originals of “Outline of Deductive Development of the Theory of the Universe of Motion”
  • “The Liquid State” Papers

BOX–J

  • More calculations on loose sheets

BOX–K

  • “Mechanism of the Universe” (Envelope #14)
  • “Motion” (Envelope #14)
  • ISUS accounts (Envelope #15)
  • MSS of Basic Properties of Matter (Envelopes #20--34)
  • Diagrams and removed papers from The Road to Full Employment

BOX–L

  • More Mailing Lists

FILING CABINET

Top Rack

The following Files are present

FILE MISCELLANEOUS–I

  • “The Physical Nature of Space”
  • “The Superconducting Supercollider”
  • “The Conceptual Foundations of Physical Science”
  • “Changing Concepts of the Nature of Motion”
  • “Theoretical Interpretation of Recent Cosmic Ray Results” plus Jan Sammer‘s Tabulation of Cosmic Resonances
  • “Supernova 1987A”
  • “Arrow of Time”
  • “Physical Fundamentals”
  • “Dimensions in the Universe of Motion”
  • “The New View of Space and Time”
  • “Around Unexpected Corners” (an autobiographical sketch of how Larson came upon the Reciprocal System)

FILE MISCELLANEOUS–II

  • “The Fundamentals of Science in the Twenty-first Century”
  • “Just How Much Do We Really Know?”
  • “The Mechanism of the Universe”
  • “Science without Apologies”
  • “The Historical Perspective”
  • “What Causes Inflation?”

FILE MISCELLANEOUS–III

  • Reviews of Neglected Facts of Science by H. A. Hoff and of Quasars and Pulsars by North Pacific Publishers
  • Review by David Halprin in Scientific Australian
  • Review by Prof. F. Schmeidler in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau
  • 8 Pamphlets on Larson‘s books
  • “Some Reflections and Comments”
  • “In Search of the Ultimate”
  • “A New Theory of Gravitation”
  • “Verification of Scientific Theories”
  • “Explanation of Anomalous Redshifts”
  • “Determination of the General Physical Constants”
  • “A Step Beyond Descartes and Hobbes”
  • “The Relativity Paradox”
  • Adrian Speech

FILE MISCELLANEOUS–IV

  • “Astronomical X–ray Sources”
  • “Quasars – How Big are They?”
  • “Quasars – Three Years Later”
  • “The Other Side of the Picture”
  • “The Properties of Scalar Motion”
  • “The Physics of Motion” form Frontiers of Science
  • “Motion” (presumably rejected by some scientific journal)
  • “A New Theory of the Physical States of Matter”
  • Some calculations of basic physical quantities
  • “Twenty Years‘ Progress”
  • Summary of argument in Road to Full Employment
  • “The Case of the Colliding Photons”
  • “Energies at High Speeds”

FILE CORRESPONDENCE WITH LINUS PAULING

FILES AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH HALTON ARP

FILE CORRESPONDENCE WITH OTHERS – 1

  • Answers to Questions on Gravitation (Jan Sammer)
  • On Dimensional Re-orientation of Electrons (Rainer F. Huck)
  • ‘Superbubble‘ around CYGNUS–X (Hans F. Wuenscher)
  • Reactive Force on Emission of Photon (W. H. Ballard Jr.)
  • “F = m a” at high speeds (Fred Jansen)
  • Variation of Mass with Velocity (Todd Kelso)
  • Ideas on Superconductivity (Paul deLespinasse)
  • Biodata
  • Astronomical Applications of Reciprocal System (Martin Harwit)
  • To the Editor of Science Digest
  • Radio-active Half-life (Herald Heinze)
  • Gravitation, Progression & Doppler Shift (Steven Berline)
  • Discrediting Relativistic Doppler Shift (Steven Berline)
  • Ref: Hoyle‘s Article, to Editor, Science News
  • Lucid Explanation of Dimensional Units (Frank H. Meyer)
  • Inter-atomic Distance; Vibration--Two (Frank H. Meyer)
  • Controversy on PSI–3695 & Decay (Ronald W. Satz)
  • Questions on Sunspots (Charles W. Bonner)
  • Gravitational Equilibrium; Motion beyond Gravitational Limit: Negative Isotopic Mass (Todd Kelso)
  • Some Philosophical Objections (Tom Settle)

FILE CORRESPONDENCE WITH OTHERS – 2

  • Discussion on ‘Nuclear‘ Force, Gravitation etc. (J. G. Wolfe)
  • Saw-tooth vs. Sine Curve (F. A. Johnson)
  • Larson‘s difficulties in The Liquid State (Lipport)
  • Denying ‘Tunneling‘ and ‘Gravitational Waves‘ (Paul deLespinasse)
  • Optical Direction vs. Gravitational Direction (Paul deLespinasse)
  • The Beginning of Biological Life on Earth as a “Discontinuity” (daughter Linda)
  • Astronomical Correspondence (Otto Struve)
  • Some Geophysical Conclusions (G. J. F. MacDonald)
  • With Astronomer G. C. McVittie
  • With Astronomer G. R. Burbidge
  • Substantiation of his Gravitational Theory (Gravity Research Foundation)
  • Flowchart of the Deductive Development (Manson)
  • With Isaac Asimov

FILE PAPERS BY RONALD W. SATZ

  • “An Intensive Course on Reciprocal System”
  • “Further Mathematics of the Reciprocal System”
  • “Calculation of the Dissociation Energy of Diatomic Molecules”
  • “The Interaction of Alpha Particles and Gold Atoms: a New Explanation of Rutherford Scattering”
  • Questions on Beyond Space and Time and Answers by Dewey B. Larson
  • “A Note on the Cosmic Proton”
  • “Permittivity, Permeability and Speed of Light in the Reciprocal System”
  • “Time Region Particle Dynamics”
  • “The Cohesive Energy of Elements”
  • “Stellar Energy Generation in the Reciprocal System”
  • “The Gravitational Attraction of the Galaxy”
  • “The Black Art of Black Holes”
  • Spectral calculations

FILE (11) PAPERS ON RECIPROCAL SYSTEM BY OTHERS

  • Letter to President Reagan (Jan Sammer)
  • On Quasar Indices (Jan Sammer)
  • Periodic Table in 3-D (Jan Sammer)
  • “On the Recent Evolution of Sirius” (Jan Sammer)
  • “Zeno‘s Paradox and the Reciprocal System” (Jan Sammer)
  • A Sonnet dedicated to Larson (Paul deLespinasse)
  • On Magnetic Ionization Level (David Halprin)
  • Criticism against Stellar Energy Generation Explanation in the Reciprocal System (Brian Fraser)
  • Some Methodological Objections (H. A. Hoff)
  • Formation of NSA –1975
  • “Nature of Existence” (Maurice D. Gilroy)
  • Repulsive Aspects of Gravity (not RS) (Chiang et al)
  • “Time Dimensionality and Space Expansion” (Frank H. Meyer)
  • “Proposals to Teach Reciprocal System in Universities” (Frank H. Meyer)
  • “Astronomical Compact Objects” (Frank H. Meyer)
  • “A Critique of Feynman‘s Conjecture about Space” (Frank H. Meyer)
  • Diagrammatic Tables of Atoms, C–atoms etc. (F. V. Meyer)
  • Interaction Speed Experiment (Rainer F. Huck)
  • ““Photon Reversal Point, etc.” (Steven Berline)
  • Derivation of Lorentz Relations in the Reciprocal System (Steven Berline)

FILING CABINET (Second Rack from Top)

The following Files are present

  • MS of the book The Road to Permanent Prosperity
  • Preliminary work on Liquids, Vapors and Gases
  • MS of the book The Liquid State
  • Preliminary work on Superconductivity, Susceptibility
  • “Outline of the Deductive Development”
  • Sociological Essays on
    • “The Individual, the Valued and the Valuable”
    • “The Aggregation of Unanticipated Consequences”
    • “The Individual and the Awful Inertia of the Institutions”
    • “The Necessity and Dangers of Thinking Big”
  • MS (pencil) of “Sacraments”
  • The Expanded Text of the Structure of the Physical Universe (some chapters missing) (c. 1960)

FILING CABINET (Third Rack from Top)

Correspondence – April 1979-89 (Needs further perusal)

FILING CABINET (Bottom Rack)

Correspondence – 1951-March 1979 (Needs further perusal)