Zuckerman Archive: Weizmann Institute of Science

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains incomplete sets of agenda, minutes and documents circulated for meetings, and correspondence with various members of the Institute. Correspondence with members of the Institute is also to be found in Series SZ/GEN, General Correspondence, 1909-1994. Assorted publications of the Institute are to be found in that part of Lord Zuckerman's personal library bequeathed to UEA and now joined with his Archive.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Weizmann Institute of Science was founded at Rehovot in 1944 to mark the 70th birthday of Dr Chaim Weizmann, scientist and first President of Israel. It succeeded, and absorbed, the Daniel Sieff Research Institute, established ten years earlier. Solly Zuckerman was elected to the Board of Governors of the Institute in April 1959, but rarely - if ever - attended meetings. He did, however, maintain an interest in the Institute and its work, and was a Vice-President of the UK-based Weizmann Institute Foundation until 1972.

Arrangement

  • SZ/WI/1 Governors' Meetings - Agenda and Minutes, 1959-1964, 1968-1977
  • SZ/WI/2 Governors' Meetings - Documents, 1960-64, 1968-72, 1974-75, 1977
  • SZ/WI/3 Correspondence, 1959-1968, 1972-74, 1977

Provisional arrangement; more material may come to light.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.

Note

BG; DNS

Conditions Governing Use

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.