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Philip H. Abelson Files

Years covered: 1947-2007
Linear feet: 46.25

Philip H. Abelson served as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine from 1962 to 1984. During his tenure, he implemented more efficient peer review procedures for scientific papers submitted to the magazine and encouraged a more active style of science reporting that included broader coverage of science and policy issues. These records include correspondence, memos, editorials, and minutes of editorial board meetings. A number of Dr. Abelson's professional papers, including speeches and other materials not related to his work with Science, were donated by AAAS to the Library of Congress in early 2001.

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