Papers, 1908-1976.

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Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. Papers, 1908-1976.

Papers, 1908-1976.

This large collection includes extensive correspondence, scientific notes and notebooks, research material, and typescripts and manuscripts of books and articles. There is also material relating to his childhood (school papers, reports, journals, etc.). Although there is professional material prior to 1935, the bulk of the collection dates after this time.

ca. 50,000 items (81 linear ft.)

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Waals, J.H. van der (Joan Henri)

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Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

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15 January 1908 Born, Budapest, Hungary 1926 1928 Student, Karlsruhe Technical Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany 1928 Student, University of Munich, Germany 1929 1931 Research associate, University of Leipzig, Germany 1930 Ph.D., University of Leipzig 1931 1933 Research associate, Guttingen, Germany 1934 Married Augusta (Mici) Harkanyi ...

Vallarta, Manuel Sandoval, 1899-

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Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

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Mattheiss, Leonard F.

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Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

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Parr, Robert G., 1921-....

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Harrison, George Russell, 1898-1979

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Ballard, Stanley S.

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National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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Koster, George F.

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Ufford, Charles Wilbur, 1900-

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Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

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Manning, Millard.

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Grimaldi, François.

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Roothaan, Clemens Carel Johannes, 1918-

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Hartree, Douglas R. (Douglas Rayner), 1897-1958

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Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986

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Biologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147561 Hungarian-born biochemist. Winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for the isolation and synthesis of vitamin C. Emigrated to the United States in 1947. From the description of Albert Szent-Györgyi papers, 1908-1986 (bulk 1947-1986). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981945 ...

Howarth, D. J.

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Segall, Benjamin

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Pepinsky, Ray, 1912-1993

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Physicist. Pepinsky died in 1993. From the description of Self-comment on my research career, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83715432 Professor Raymond Pepinsky was born in 1912, in St. Paul, Minnesota and received a bachelor's and master's degree at the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. He worked as a physicist in the rubber industry for a year before returning to university teaching and research at the Alabama Polytechnic Institu...

Barnett, Michael P.

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Stratton, Samuel Wesley 1861-1931

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Coulson, C.A. (Charles Alfred), 1910-1974

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Mathematician. From the description of Papers, 1905-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155003618 ...

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

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Physicist (science writer). Physicist, Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1982. From the description of Karl Kelchner Darrow Papers, 1872-1978, (bulk 1917-1972) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306668 Physicist (science writer). Physicist with Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1...

Ransil, Bernard J. (Bernard Jerome), 1929-

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University of Florida.

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The original campus plans for the University of Florida at Gainesville were developed by the firm of Edwards & Walter. Edwards & Walter were contracted to design and layout the campus buildings in 1905. Additional plans were developed by the firm's successor, Edward and Sayward. In 1925, Rudolph Weaver, Director of the University's School of Architecture, assumed the position of Architect for the Board of Control and was responsible for campus planning throughout the state. ...

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

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Slater, John Rothwell

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Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

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Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory, 1914-1921; director, Harvard Observatory, 1921-1952; on the astronomy faculty at Harvard from 1952. From the description of Papers [microform], 1910-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80523781 Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was an astronomer. Shapley served as director of the Harvard College Observatory and was a professor at Harvard University, eventually he became the Pai...

Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962

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William Francis Gray Swann was a physicist. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1900]-1962. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122473994 Physicist and historian of science Thomas Darlington Cope received his A.B. (1903) and Ph.D. (1915) from the University of Pennsylvania; he became an instructor and later professor there from 1906-1952. He also studied at the University of Berlin (1912-1913) under Max Planck. From the guide to the Tho...

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

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Physicist. Major affiliations include: Princeton University, 1930-1937; Westinghouse Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1937-1945; National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, 1945-1951; Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1956-1963; and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO from 1963. From the description of Public relations file on Condon, mostly pertaining to the attack on his loyalty by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1948-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Boring, Arthur Michael, 1936-

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Jaeger, Zeev

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Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

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John Clarke Slater was a physicist. He graduated from Harvard (Ph. D. 1923) and continued his studies at Cambridge University. He also studied in Copenhagen for six months under Niels Bohr, with whom Slater worked again in 1929 on the quantum theory. He returned to the United States in 1930 to become head of the department of physics at M.I.T., where he worked with Karl Compton to transform the study of physics there. From the description of Papers, 1908-1976. (American Philosophical...

Shockley, William J.

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Clementi, Enrico

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Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

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Physicist Arthur Holly Compton worked as a research engineer at Westinghouse Lamp Co. (1917-1919) and studied with Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England (1919). He taught physics at Washington University (1920-1923) and at University of Chicago (1923-1945) and served as Chancellor of Washington University from 1945-1953. From the guide to the Arthur Holly Compton notebooks, 1919-1941, 1919-1941, (American Philosophical Society) In 1920, Arthur Holly Co...

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

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Enrico Fermi was a physicist. From the description of Letters, 1918-1926, to Enrico Perisco. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466015 From the guide to the Enrico Fermi letters, 1918-1926, to Enrico Perisco, 1918-1926, (American Philosophical Society) Physicist. From the description of Papers of Enrico Fermi, 1919-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068165 Physicist (slow neutrons, artificial radioactivity, beta-ray emission, statistical mode...

Connolly, John W. D., 1938-

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Waber, James T. (James Thomas), 1920-

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Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

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John Archibald Wheeler is a physicist and a pioneer theorist on the existence of black holes. He studied under Herzfeld at Johns Hopkins University (Ph. D., 1933) and later studied nuclear fission with Niels Bohr. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1950s-1970s]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298147 Physicist (atomic and nuclear theory, relativity theory, and cosmology). On the physics faculty at Princeton University from 1938; physicist, ...

Frank, Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Herman), 1903-1984

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Clark, W.Mansfield (William Mansfield), 1884-1964

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Clark was a biochemist who, through work on hydrogen-ion concentrations in the 1920's, helped develop and standardize the concept of pH. The common acceptance of this concept throughout the disciplines of chemistry in which the measurement and control of acidity are crucial, made a lasting impact. Later research involved studies in the oxidation-reduction potentials of organic systems. During World War II Clark served as Chairman of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National Res...

Tate, John Torrence, 1925-....

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Waerden, B.L. van der (Bartel Leendert), 1903-1996

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Hove, L. van (Léon)

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Norton, Charles Ladd, 1870-1939.

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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 ...

Smith, R. A. (Robert Allan), 1909-

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Nesbit, Robert, 1793 or 1794-1834

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Allen, Leland Cullen, 1926-

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Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

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Physicist. From the description of Reminiscences of Eugene Paul Wigner : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419196 From the description of Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 Apr. 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283818 From the description of Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1987 May 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: ...

Wilson, Edwin Bidwell, 1879-1964

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Deceased 1964. From the description of Oral history interview with Edwin Bidwell Wilson, 1963, June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81360299 Physicist (mathematical physics and aeronautics). On faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1907-1917, department chair, 1917-1922; professor of vital statistics, School of Public Health, Harvard University, 1922-1945, and professor emeritus from 1945; president of Social Science Research Council, 1929-1931. From ...

Smith, Darwin W., 1931-

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Nottingham, Wayne B. (Wayne Buckles), 1899-

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Johnson, Keith Huber, 1936-

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Los Alamos scientific laboratory

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Herman, Frank, 1926-

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Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966

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Physical chemist (molecular structure, quantum theory, magnetism, polymers). On the physics faculty at Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen, 1913-1920; on the staff at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1910-1927; on the faculty at Universität Leipzig, 1927-1934; director, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut für Physik, 1935-1939; and professor and chair of the chemistry department, Cornell University from 1940. Died 1966. From the description of Holograph student notes, 1901, a...

Löwdin, Per-Olov, 1916-2000

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Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

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Nuclear physicist, professor of physics, and Dean of Graduate Faculties at Columbia University. Pegram, a prominent nuclear physicist, conducted a great deal of defense-related research and was responsible for the famous meeting between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American nuclear scientists prior to World War II that eventually led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project. From the description of Papers, 1903-1958. (Columbia University In the City of ...

Louchs, Terry L.

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Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

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Physicist. (1896-1986) From the description of Oral history interview with Robert S. Mulliken, 1964 February 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83555065 Chemical physicist. Born 1896. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1917. Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1921. Assistant professor of physics, New York University, 1926-1928. Associate professor of physics, University of Chicago, 1928-1931; professor, 1931-1956; Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, 19...