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Kenneth Fox Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3341

This collection houses research, papers, conference proceedings, and correspondence documenting Dr. Kenneth Fox's scientific research on atmospheric dimers and radiofrequency spectroscopy of methane in addition to his more policy-driven work on NASA's Strategy Implementation Study, Nuclear Risk Assessment, and Critique of Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities.

Dates

  • 1970-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses research, papers, conference proceedings, and correspondence documenting Dr. Kenneth Fox's scientific research on atmospheric dimers and radiofrequency spectroscopy of methane in addition to his more policy-driven work on NASA's Strategy Implementation Study, Nuclear Risk Assessment, and Critique of Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth Fox was born to Abraham and Jennie (Krakowski) Fox in Highland Park, Michigan on August 16, 1935. He earned his BS from Wayne State University (1952) and his MS (1958) and PhD (1962) in Physics from the University of Michigan. He began his career as a Physics Professor at Vanderbilt University in 1964 and remained in this job for a year before coming to the University of Tennessee. Here, he worked as a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in addition to earning his JD (1982). He also served as a consultant to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1965-1967), as a consultant to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California (1969-1971), as a Visiting Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1975-1977), and as a Senior Research Associate at the National Academy of Sciences (1977-1978). Fox left the University in 1985 to work as a discipline specialist for NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He returned to his former position at the University of Tennessee in 1988 and stayed until 1997, when he moved to Maryland and began teaching in the science division of Ann Arundel Community College. He resigned this post in 2003 to work as a Producer for the Bowie Community Media Corporation.

Fox was married twice: first to Edith Jo Silverstein and second to Christina Diana Sabin. He and his second wife had three children: Abram Jacob, Rachel Elizabeth, and Matthew Tyler. Kenneth Fox died on June 20th, 2013.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections by The University of Wyoming American Heritage Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480