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University of Central Florida Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) Office Records

Identifier: UA18H

Scope and Contents

Series I: Conference Materials, 1985-1998 includes various conference publications, papers, receipts, guides, PowerPoint printouts or transparencies, and reports regarding conferences related to CREOL's research.

Series II: M. J. Soileau's Correspondence, 1990-1999 includes letters and emails received and sent by M.J. Soileau regarding speakers visiting from abroad, department meetings, plans, reference letters, travel, questionnaires and regalia.


  • Created: 1985-1999
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1994-1998



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Originally created as the State University System's Center of Excellence in optical and laser sciences, the Center for Research in Electro-Optics and Lasers (CREOL) was renamed in 1996 as the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers. Dr. M. J. Soileau became CREOL's first director in 1987 followed by Dr. Eric Van Stryland in 1999. It is now a research center within the College of Optics & Photonics presided over by Dean Bahaa Saleh. CREOL provides education in optical science and engineering, conducts scholarly fundamental and applied research and aids in the development of Florida's technology-based industries.


4 boxes (4.0 Linear Feet)


The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers was founded in 1986 and is currently recognized as a center for excellence regarding research in a wide range of optics and photonics technologies. This collection contains conference materials and correspondence related to CREOL and its first director M. J. Soileau.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in two series by type of document.

Method of Acquisition

Eric Van Stryland transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives in 2007 (CFU2007_04 and CFU2007_11).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2005_11

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Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Jeffrey Baumiller in 2009. Some of the folders contain transparencies. These transparencies are carefully organized with tissue paper placed between each individual sheet. Information on a 3.5" floppy disk was printed and the disk discarded.The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resuling in edition 2. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 3, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 4.
University of Central Florida Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) Office Records
Jeffrey Baumiller
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576