Wilson Archives

This section contains an overview of the entire archives produced by Albert G. Wilson during his lifetime of work. Al often wore long sleeve shirts with a pocket. Those of us privileged to know him became used to his pulling a set of index cards from his pocket and a pen to write down some insight he heard from someone in conversation (he made everyone feel like they were fonts of wisdom), or some intriguing question or reference to follow up on, or some insight that had just occurred to him in the moment. Sometimes he converted these index cards to typewritten text, sometimes they were left as scribbled cards, and sometimes he typed essays into his computer directly. This section tries to communicate the  extent, status, and legibility of that nearly 100 years of collected notes.