Astin, Allen Varley, 1904-1984

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Physicist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Allen Varley Astin : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587023

Physicist and director, National Bureau of Standards.

From the description of Allen Varley Astin papers, 1939-1973 (bulk 1950-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983150

From the description of Papers, 1939-1973 (bulk 1950-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34576578

Biographical Note

  • 1904, June 12: Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1925: B.S. in physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1926: New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York M.S. in physics, New York University, New York, N.Y. Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake City Chemical analyst, American Smelting and Refining Co. , Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1927: Married Margaret Linnie Mackenzie
  • 1928: Ph.D. in physics, New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1928 - 1930 : Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. National Research Council Fellow, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1930 - 1932 : Research associate, Utilities Research Commission, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1932: Associate scientist, Electricity Division, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1936: Physicist, Electricity Division, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1940: Senior physicist, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1943: Chief, Optical Fuse Section, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1944: Assistant Chief, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1944 - 1945 : United States representative on proximity fuses in London, England, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Defense Department
  • 1948: Chief, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1950: Associate Director, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1951: Acting Director, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1952 - 1969 : Director, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1984, Jan. 28: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the Allen Varley Astin Papers, 1939-1973, (bulk 1950-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ralph A. Sawyer Papers, 1918-1978 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1830 - 1994. Moving Images Documenting Scientific Tests, Research and Experiments. 1937 - 1987. New building dedication National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Astin, Allen Varley, 1904-1984. Allen Varley Astin papers, 1939-1973 (bulk 1950-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wallace R. Brode Papers, 1901-1974, (bulk 1928-1969) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wallace R. Brode Papers, 1901-1974, (bulk 1928-1969) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1830 - 1994. Photographs of Bureau Personnel National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1830 - 1994. Records of Allen V. Astin National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Allen Varley Astin Papers, 1939-1973, (bulk 1950-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Astin, Allen Varley, 1904-1984. Reminiscences of Allen Varley Astin : oral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Allen V. Astin Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Astin, Allen Varley, 1904-1984. Papers, 1939-1973 (bulk 1950-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978. Ralph A. Sawyer papers, 1918-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Records Relating to the United Nations Conference on the Application of Science and Technology for the Benefit of the Less Developed Areas National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith Astin, John. person
associatedWith Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Commerce Department corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Office of Scientific Research and Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Hopper, Paul, person
associatedWith National Bureau of Standards corporateBody
associatedWith Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978. person
associatedWith United States. National Bureau of Standards. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Weeks, Sinclair. person
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United States
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
England--London
United States
England--London
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Metric system
Metric system
Ordnance
Ordnance
Physicists
Proximity fuzes
Science
Science and state
Science and state
Standardization
Telemeter
Weights and measures
World War, 1939-1945 - England
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Bombardment
Electric apparatus and appliances
Electric insulators and insulation
Electric insulators and insulation
Electrification
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Physicists
Physicists
Public officials
Scientists in government
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