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Institute for Energy Conversion

Identifier: Series II.

Scope and Contents

administrative files, brochures, correspondence, records, financial documents, invoices, travel documents, diagrams, photographs. Series II comprises early organizational papers of the Institute for Energy Conversion (IEC), which was founded in 1972 by the University of Delaware within the College of Engineering. IEC was established with funding from the National Science Foundation, electric power utilities, and the University of Delaware. The files include material documenting Böer’s activities as IEC Director and Chief Scientist. Under Böer’s direction, the IEC grew from a small research and development group into a major research facility and important training ground for many of the individuals who have contributed to advances in photovoltaic technology for delivery of solar energy. The series is arranged into five subseries: Alphabetical Office Files, Miscellaneous IEC Office Files, Projects, Correspondence, and IEC Formation. Additional files related to IEC are found in Series I. Academic and Professional, and Series VI. SES, Inc.


Five subseries, reconstructing original filing sequences that had been dispersed throughout boxes from the multiple accessions. Subseries are arranged alphabetically or topically following original file systems. Folder numbering begins anew with each of the five subseries.

Physical Description

9 linear ft. (Boxes 21-29)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

181 South College Avenue
Newark DE 19717-5267 USA