Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1984 November 16.


Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985. Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1984 November 16.

Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1984 November 16.

Meeting Charles C. Lauritsen. Entered California Institute of Technology in 1935. Construction of beta-ray spectrograph. Memories of William Fowler, Lewis A. Delsasso and Tom Bonner. Differences between the Cavendish laboratories and the Kellogg laboratories. Production of radioactive sources. Building apparatus for Henry Borsook; cancer research. Italian left wing politics and fascism; German political sentiment. Memories of Ochialini. O's involvement, along with Jackie Oppenheimer, in the Young Communist League of Pasadena. Work to integrate Pasadena; O's reason for leaving the Communist Party. Thursday afternoon colloquia at Caltech. O's opinions of the teaching of Fritz Zwicky, Paul Epstein, William Smythe, and William Houston. Views of Harry Bateman, Eric T. Bell, Richard Tolman, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Activities of O's wife. Value of late light laboratory operation.

Transcript: 34 p.Sound recording: 1 sound cassette.

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