PALMS, JOHN M.

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John M. Palms Collection

John Michael Palms was born June 6, 1935 in Rijskijk, The Netherlands. The Palms family left for the United States shortly after Germany invaded Poland, returned to Holland after the war, and then permanently immigrated to the United States in 1951. He became a U.S. citizen in 1956.

Dr. Palms' career has been in academic, national security, business and volunteerism. He graduated in 1958 from The Citadel as a distinguished Air Force ROTC cadet. His collection in The Citadel Archives includes information and copies of photographs and documents illustrating his life and career.

Book 1: The Citadel, 1954-1958; Citadel honors, 1958-2009 includes:

Article from The Post & Courier on Dr. Palms from April 10, 2004 Copies of photographs from cadet years at The Citadel List of honors from The Citadel Dates of college, graduate school, and Air Force career Copies from Citadel yearbooks and of Citadel awards

Book 2: Science, Religion, Philosophy and Society, 1958-2018 includes:

Handwritten notes on science and faith "The State University and the Common Good" by Dr. John M. Palms "The Public University and the Common Good" by Dr. John M. Palms "The Feast of the Holy Family" by Dr. John M. Palms, January 7, 1968, presented at Emory University Chapel Copies of articles on science and religion

Book 3: Physics, 1958-2018 includes:

Vitae "Twenty-five-year Study of Radionuclides in the Susquehanna River via Periphyton Biomonitors" by Ruth Patrick, John Palms, Danielle Kreeger, and Charles Harris. Health Physics: The Radiation Safety Journal, Vol. 92, No. 1, January 2007 "Twenty-five-year Study of Radionuclide Monitoring with Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomonitors" by John Palms, Ruth Patrick, Danielle Kreeger, and Charles Harris. Health Physics: The Radiation Safety Journal, Vol. 92, No. 3, March 2007 "Twenty-five years of Environmental Radionuclide Concentrations near Nuclear Power Plant" by Charles Harris, Danielle Kreeger, Ruth Patrick, and John Palms. Health Physics: The Radiation Safety Journal, Vol. 108, No. 5, May 2015 Course descriptions, information on teaching career, and acknowledgements Presentation information and slides from "A Personal Fifty-Five Year Life and Perspective in Fundamental and Applied Atomic and Nuclear Radiation Physics" from the 2014 Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications

Book 4: Compilation of selected speeches, publications, papers and annual reports, 1991-2002

Lists and dates

Book 5: Honors, Awards, Events, Recognitions

List of awards from 1958-2014 Copies of photographs, sketches, documents, articles and letters from Dr. Palms' family, life, and career

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