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Prepared by Eric Linderman, January 2, 1998; Last Updated: September 2021
Inclusive Dates: 1983-1995
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: R. Thomas Myers is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at K.S.U. His accomplishments indicate a strong interest in public and environmental concerns. His community involvement includes membership of the Kent Board of Education, and an expressed concern fo r equal funding of public schools. His writings and teachings have involved environmental threats such as nuclear weapons and the greenhouse effect. His contributions to the University are also significant; notably, his role in helping K.S.U. through the tragedy of May 4, 1970, when he served as Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Scope and Content: Folders 1-4 consist of four slide presentations from a course he taught in the Experimental College, titled, "Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War." These presentations are titled, "The False Frontier", "The Dream of an Impenetrable Shield: Ballistic Missle De fence in the Nuclear Age", "The Threat of Nuclear War", and "Weapons Bazaar." Topics include the history of nuclear weapons and the Star Wars defense project. Folder 5 includes the typescript of a statement Myers made regarding his work as Vice Chair of the K.S.U. Faculty Senate in 1970.
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