Herbert F. York Papers, 1958-1999


Herbert F. York Papers, 1958-1999

Herbert F. York Papers, 1958-1999

Papers of Herbert Frank York, founding director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (1952-58); member of the Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee under Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson (1957-58; 1964-68); chief scientist of the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); first chancellor of the University of California, San Diego; and director emeritus of UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. The papers highlight York's work on nuclear arms negotiations and disarmament, particularly after 1969, and contain correspondence, reports, memos, drafts of articles and books, news clippings, autobiographical sketches, date books and wall calendars, invitations, teaching materials, lectures, speeches, interviews, and video tapes. Correspondents include many scientific leaders, particularly Hans Bethe, James Killian, George Kistiakowsky, Jerome Wiesner, and Victor Weisskopf. Correspondence contains discussion of participant's memories of events in the development of U.S. defense policy, later published in York's books RACE TO OBLIVION (1970), THE ADVISORS (1976), and MAKING WEAPONS, TALKING PEACE (1987). York's involvement in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee is documented, as is York's role in the debate over the Antiballistic Missile (ABM). Teaching materials include syllabi and lecture notes for York's classes on science, technology and public affairs. Also included is an unpublished history of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, commissioned by that agency, and materials related to York's work as ambassador and chief negotiator to the Comprehensive Test Ban negotiations. Absent from the collection are papers related to York's directorship of the Livermore Laboratory (1952-1958) and his files as UCSD chancellor (1961-1964; 1970-1972).

48.30 linear feet; (108 archives boxes and 16 oversize folders)


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York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

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Experimental physicist who was founding director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and first Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. York also was a member of Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee under Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, and Chief Scientist of the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. From the description of Papers, ca. 1958-1999. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 20293837 A physicist by pr...

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

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Victor F. Weisskopf, Ph.D., University of Gottingen, Germany, 1931, was professor of Physics at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1974. He was director general of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1961 to 1965. Weisskopf's research focus was theoretical work in quantum electrodynamics and nuclear particle physics. Other major affiliations include: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1937-1943; Los Alamos, NM, USA, 1943-1947. Fro...

Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

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Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

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Physical chemist. Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, 1959-1961. From the description of Diary, 1959-1960 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84398466 George Bogdan Kistiakowsky (1900-1982) was a Ukrainian-born American chemist. He was not only a renowned in academic circles, but was also a consultant, defense researcher, and public policy advisor. Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, Kistiakowsky was also a participan...

Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-

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Scientist, college administrator. From the description of Reminiscences of James Rhyne Killian, Jr. : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565732 October 24, 1957 First Award: Niels Henrik David Bohr January 29, 1959 Second Award: George Charles de Hevesy ...

University of California, San Diego

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Administrative History The Chancellor acts as head of administration and has general authority over the campus. He is responsible for setting up the administrative structure and insuring that the various units function properly. He has specific delegated authority to sign employment contracts of faculty and staff and to represent the University in public forums. Herbert F. York was appointed first Chancellor of the University of C...

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

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Physicist. From the description of Hans Albrecht Bethe oral histories, 1966-1981. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935483 Alsatian-born American physicist, winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for physics. From the description of Typed letter signed : Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, to Samuel Goudsmit, 1936 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270953107 Unpublished document written as chapter 13 of the Smyth Report. Letters about it ...