Joseph Henry and the Relations Between Teaching and Research

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This article discusses Henry's teaching career and the research he undertook in electricity and magnetism as a professor first at Albany Academy in New York, and later at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University). Using unpublished correspondence, laboratory journals, and lecture notes of Henry's students, the author shows that Henry used his research and lectures to structure and support one another. This was particularly significant in an era when research was not considered a duty of college professors.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University
  • Albany Academy


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Photocopy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room.

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American Journal of Physics Vol. 34 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Physics
  • Biography
  • Research

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pp. 1093-1100

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