Vannevar Bush Papers 1901-1974 (bulk 1932-1955)

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Vannevar Bush Papers, 1901-1974, (bulk 1932-1955)

Vannevar Bush Papers 1901-1974 (bulk 1932-1955)

Physicist, engineer, government official, and science administrator. The collection relates primarily to Vannevar Bush's role as coordinator of the scientific community for defense efforts during and after World War II when he served as chairman of the National Defense Research Committee and director of its successor, the Office of Scientific Research and Development, where he supervised the Manhattan Project and other programs.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

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Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

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Dollard, Charles, 1907-1977

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Foundation executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Dollard : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513170 From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Dollard : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527429 ...

Voorhees, Tracy S. (Tracy Stebbins), 1890-1974

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Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

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James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) was a chemist, educator and public servant. Conant taught chemistry at Harvard from 1917-1933; he served as Harvard's president from 1933-1953. He was the national director of defense research from 1941-1945, and was instrumental in the creation of the atomic bomb. He continued as President of Harvard until 1953, at which time he was made United States High Commissioner for Germany. When allied military occupation of Germany ended in 1955, Conant became the U.S. A...

Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908

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Redfield Proctor was Secretary of War, 1888-1891. He also served as Governor and Senator from Vermont. George Crook was a Major-general in the army. From the description of TLS, 1889 September 21 : Washington, D.C. to George Crook. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 18501204 Redfield Proctor (1831-1908) was commissioned quartermaster of the 3rd Vermont Regiment June 19, 1861, was promoted to major of the 5th Vermont Regiment September 25, 1861, resigned July 11...

McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

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Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960

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U.S. assistant secretary of the treasury. From the description of R.C. Leffingwell letterbooks, 1917-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 707025202 Biographical Note 1878, Sept. 10 Born, New York, N.Y. 1899 Graduated, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 19...

Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978

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Foundation executive, mathematician. From the description of Reminiscences of Warren Weaver : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735455 Max Bergmann (February 12, 1886-November 7, 1944) was a biochemist, whose research proved key for the study of biochemical processes. His work on peptide synthesis and protein splitting provided a starting point for modern protein chemistry and the study of enzyme-substrate ...

Josephs, D. C. (Devereux Colt), 1893-1977

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Business executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Devereux Colt Josephs : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419456 ...

Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981

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Rule, John T. (John Thomas)

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Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950

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Henry Harley "Hap"Arnold was a five-star general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. He is the only officer to ever hold a five-star grade in two different U.S. military services. Instructed to fly by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide and the second rated pilot in the history of the United States Air Force. He was commander of the Army Air Forces in victory over Germany and Japan in World War II. General A...

Wilson, Robert E. (Robert Erastus), 1893-1964

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Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-

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Richards, Alfred N. (Alfred Newton), 1876-1966

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Alfred Newton Richards worked as a pharmacologist and medical administrator; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1935. From the guide to the Survey of medical affairs, University of Pennsylvania, 1931, 1931, (American Philosophical Society) Epithet: pharmacologist and nephrologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000977.0x000113 Alfred Newton Richards was a pharmacologist...

Franklin Institute Philadelphia, Pa

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Price, Don Krasher

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Unknown. From the guide to the Comparative study of British and American administrative officials by Don Krasher Price, 1935, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House) ...

Schell, Orville J.

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Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952

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Manhattan Project (U.S.)

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National Research Council (U.S.)

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The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. From the descriptio...

Choate, Robert A., 1912-

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Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

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Webster, Bethuel M. (Bethuel Matthew), 1900-1989

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United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

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Smithsonian Institution

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Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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Johns Hopkins University

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Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

Putnam, Palmer Cosslett, 1900-....

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United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

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Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

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Physicist, engineer, government official, and science administrator. From the description of Vannevar Bush papers, 1901-1974 (bulk 1932-1955). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980014 Administrator, engineer. From the description of Reminiscences of Vannevar Bush : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122569580 Biographical Note ...

Forrestal, James, 1892-1949

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Secretary of the Navy. From the description of Papers, 1934-1951. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 50447510 Ehm was a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve during World War II. From the description of Letter, February 7, 1947. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 704566262 James V. Forrestal (1892-1949) was a Wall Street businessman who played an important role in U.S. military operations dur...

Magoan, F. Alexander

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American Telephone and Telegraph Company.

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Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981

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Metals & Controls Corporation

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974

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National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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Dewey, Bradley, 1887-1974

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Simon, Leslie Earl, 1900-

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United States. Patent Office

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Charles F. Brush, of Cleveland, Ohio, was an electrician, inventor, and the founder of the Brush Electric Company. From the description of Patents granted to Charles F. Brush relating to electric machinery and apparatus, 1878-1894. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 154324631 Newell was from Haverhill, Mass. From the description of Letters patent, 1890 January 14 : issued to Isaiah Newell. (American Textile History Museum Library). WorldCat ...

Garth, W. W.

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Haskins, Caryl P. (Caryl Parker), 1908-2001

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Educator, scientist. From the description of Reminiscences of Caryl Parker Haskins : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513332 ...

Timble, W. H.

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Ruebhausen, Oscar M.

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Wilson, Carroll L.

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Brookings Institution.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Tufts University

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National Science Foundation (U.S.)

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