Robert Andrews Millikan papers, 1821-1953


Robert Andrews Millikan papers, 1821-1953

The core of the Robert A. Millikan Collection at theCalifornia Institute of Technology consists of the official papers generated byMillikan during the twenty-five years that he was the executive officer at theInstitute. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, andother materials dealing with scientific and academic matters.

50 linear feet


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