Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986


Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986

The Papers of Lee A. DuBridge span the years 1932 to 1986 and containcorrespondence, documents, reports, speeches, and memorabilia which reflect his tenure as chairman ofthe department of physics, University of Rochester; head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology'sRadiation Laboratory; president of the California Institute of Technology; and his active participation inscores of professional, governmental and civic organizations.

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