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Guide to the Larry Spruch Papers MC 209

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Alex Starace and revised by Norma Chaires. Inventory prepared by Catriona Schlosser and Celeste Brewer. Additional description by Celeste Brewer.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 05, 2015 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information


The Larry Spruch Papers were transferred from Larry Spruch's office to the University Archives by his widow, Grace Marmor Spruch, in 2006.

Access Restrictions

Materials related to personnel, grievances, job and fellowship searches and applications, and all files that fall under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are permanently restricted. Additional restrictions may apply to other materials in this collection. For questions regarding specific restrictions, please contact the University Archives.

Use Restrictions

Some materials may be restricted. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2641
Fax: (212) 995-4225

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Larry Spruch Papers; MC 209; box number, folder number; New York University Archives.

Related Materials

The following website was created by the New York University Department of Physics to honor Larry Spruch in 2001. It contains biographical information, a bibliography, and several papers written by Spruch's closest colleagues in appreciation of his contributions to physics.

Larry Spruch, 1923-2006

Processing Information note

The Larry Spruch Papers were partially processed by several different staff members over a period of several years. As such, the original order has been lost. However, certain aspects of the final arrangement imposed by the archivist are meant to reflect the order in which Larry Spruch seems to have originally kept them, insofar as that order could be perceived. (See the series-level Scope and Content notes for further information about the original order of materials in those series.)

Folder titles are likewise not original. Spruch did not supply titles for many of the folders in which he kept materials, and other folder titles which Spruch did supply were incomprehensible to non-specialist readers. Those supplied folder titles have been edited for clarity, though hopefully without losing the spirit of Spruch's original title.