The Ronald E. Mickens Collection
Photos of the Month - February 2017
The Ronald E. MIckens Collection
One of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ more recent acquisitions is an addition to the Ronald E. Mickens Collection of African-American physicists. This collection was originally donated to AIP in 2009, but continues to grow over time with new photographs donated by Dr. Mickens, who is currently the Callaway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta University.
Included in this collection are photographs and portraits of notable physicists such as Mickens himself, NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shirley Ann Jackson, Carl Rouse who was the first African-American to earn a physics PhD from Caltech, and John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland Sylvester James Gates.
Be sure to also browse the entire Ronald E. Mickens Collection, and if you are interested in learning more about African-American physicists, check out the Ronald E. Mickens collection on African-American physicists, circa 1950-2008 here at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives!.