The collection is organized as follows: Series 1. Biographical and Personal Series 2.
Education Series 3. University of Michigan Series 4. University of California at Berkeley
Series 5. Bubble Chamber Series 6. Molecular Biology Series 7. Neuroscience Series 8.
Series 1: Biographical and Personal Material is divided into ten subseries that cover a
range of personal and general public items: Subseries 1: Family material. Subseries 2:
Journal entries and notes revealing Glaser’s personal thoughts on work and life. Subseries
3: Job search and appointments. Subseries 4: Biographical write ups and interviews.
Subseries 5: Correspondence. Subseries 6: Nobel Prize containing the bulk of Glaser's Nobel
Prize material, including reception items and ephemera, clippings, and photographs from his
1960 trip. Nobel events occurring after 1960 are also represented. Subseries 7: Other awards
and honors containing certificates issued by other distinguished institutions. Subseries 8:
Photographs spanning from the 1910s to the 2000s, including personal and professional
images. Subseries 9: Miscellaneous material containing general publications and talks, event
ephemera, symphony patent documents, and sheet music. Subseries 10: Oversize material
containing a 1960 Time-Life Nobel photo album, blueprints and photographs, a fellow
certificate from the AAAS, and sheet music.
Series 2: Education consists of two subseries: Subseries 1: Case Institute of Technology.
Subseries 2: California Institute of Technology.
Series 3: University of Michigan includes five subseries from 1953 to 1960. Subseries 1:
Administrative material. Subseries 2: Scientific projects and research. Subseries 3: Student
dissertations. Subseries 4: Teaching material. Subseries 5: Miscellaneous.
Series 4: University of California at Berkeley contains four subseries that extends from
1958 to 2006. Subseries 1: Administrative material. Subseries 2: Student dissertations.
Subseries 3: Teaching. Subseries 4: Miscellaneous.
Series 5: Bubble Chamber is divided into five subseries starting in 1949 and ending in
1994. Subseries 1 consists of notebooks with research spanning before and after the
invention of the bubble chamber. Subseries 2 contains undated reference notecards and loose
leaf notes. Subseries 3 contains publications on the bubble chamber, written by others as
well as Glaser. Subseries 4 contains material related to the 40th anniversary conference on
the bubble chamber. Subseries 5 consists of miscellaneous material, including bubble chamber
photos, correspondence, and bubble chamber-inspired lyrics.
Series 6: Molecular Biology extends from 1963 to 2005. Glaser’s work during this period
also included research in microbiology and theoretical biology and lead to the designs of
the Cyclops, an automatic cell inoculator, and well as the Dumbwaiter, an automated system
for the growth and analysis of large numbers of bacterial colonies. There are eight
subseries: Subseries 1: Notes, lectures, and talks. Subseries 2: Publications by others.
Subseries 3: Publications by Glaser. Subseries 4: Scientific and technical documents.
Subseries 5: Biotechnology. Subseries 6: Miscellaneous. Subseries 7: Oversize material.
Subseries 8: UC Berkeley Virus Lab and departmental material.
Series 7: Neuroscience consists of four subseries and covers Glaser’s work from the 1980s
into the 2000s. Subseries 1 includes notes organized by subject. Subseries 2 features
writings and talks relating to his vision research. Subseries 3 includes technical,
administrative, and other papers. Subseries 4 contains born-digital material, the majority
of which consists of animated images used for visual experiments.
Series 8: Audio-Visual spans from 1949 to 2006 and is arranged by media type. The series
contains five subseries: Subseries 1: Photographic glass slides. Subseries 2: 35mm slides.
Subseries 3: Photographic negatives. Subseries 4: Audio. Subseries 5: Film and video.