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Grant/Contract Files and Research Proposals and Projects—Summary Outline, 1963-1989 (bulk dates 1971-1985)

Identifier: Series III.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, and proposals.

Series III contains files related to grant-funded research projects and contract work carried out by Karl Böer through the departments of Physics and Engineering as well as through the Institute of Energy Conversion. The funding agencies are varied and include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) at DOE, the United States military, NASA, and private corporations. The files date from the early 1960s and continue through the mid-1980s. One preliminary file in the series lists Böer’s sponsored research projects dating from 1963-1965.

The series documents Boer’s significant research in the properties of Cadmium Sulfide for conductivity and the theory of thin-film photovoltaics, both critical areas for the development of solar panels for energy conversion. Several of the projects supported by Utilities and other Organizations relate to the economics and delivery of solar energy.


  • Creation: 1963-1989 (bulk dates 1971-1985)


Series III is divided into two topical subseries: Government Agencies and Utility Companies and other Organizations. The first, Government Agencies, is further divided into ten categories. Folder numbering is sequential for the entire series.

Physical Description

6.75 linear ft. (Boxes 30-36)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

181 South College Avenue
Newark DE 19717-5267 USA