Ralph A. Sawyer Papers: 1918-1978
Summary Information
Title: Ralph A. Sawyer Papers
Creator: Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978
Dates: 1918-1978
Extent: 11.3 linear feet, 1 film reels
Abstract:
Physicist, University of Michigan professor, dean of the graduate school; correspondence, writings, speeches, organizational files, audio-visual materials.
Call number: 85820 Aa/2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Bentley Historical Library staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Dean Ralph A. Sawyer and came to the library in several accessions beginning in 1964. Donor no. 4106

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Ralph A. Sawyer Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Sawyer papers have been arranged into seven series: Biographical/personal; Correspondence; Publications; Speeches; Organizational Files; Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.


Biography

Ralph A. Sawyer was a University of Michigan physicist, distinguished for his research in spectroscopy, radiometry, and various forms of spectrographic analysis, and later in atomic energy research. While at the University of Michigan, and in different administrative positions, Sawyer was responsible for the growth of the University's research program in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sawyer was born in 1895 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1915, Sawyer enrolled at the University of Chicago, becoming an assistant in physics in 1917. In 1918 he entered the Navy and designed optical instruments for the Bureau of Ordnance. After leaving the Navy in 1919, he received is Ph.D. degree from Chicago and joined the physics department of the University of Michigan. Sawyer rose to the rank of full professor by 1930. During his career he became a specialist in the fields of spectroscopy, radiometry, extreme ultraviolet spectra, series analysis of line spectra, hyperfind structure of spectral lines and quantitative spectrographic analysis.

During World War II, Sawyer was on leave to serve in the United States Naval Reserve. He was first commissioned as a lieutenant commander and placed in charge of experimental laboratories of the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia. In 1943, he was promoted to commander, assuming charge of the testing and research laboratory.

When released from the Navy in 1945, Sawyer was appointed head of the ordnance division of the naval ordnance test station at Iyokern, California. In April 1946, he became civilian technical director of the Bikini atom bomb tests (known as known as Joint Task Force One) where he supervised and co-ordinated the activities of more than 500 scientists.

Following the tests, also in 1946, Sawyer was chosen dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate School of the University of Michigan where he served until 1964. He also served the university as director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project established to explore the peaceful uses of atomic energy from 1951-1959. And in 1959, he was appointed to be university vice president for research.

During this period Sawyer also served as chairman of the governing board and acting director of the American Institute of Physics and president of the Optical Society of America, as well as a member of many boards and panels of both civilian and military research groups. After his retirement from the university in 1964, Sawyer continued to work as a consultant. Sawyer died in 1978.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Although the Ralph A. Sawyer collection includes materials relating to all phases of his career, beginning with his studies at the University of Chicago in 1918-1919, the strength of the files are for those activities outside of the University of Michigan, notably his work with the U.S. Navy laboratories, Joint Task Force One, the American Institute of Physics, and the Optical Society of America. Files dealing with his University of Michigan activities are less complete as these materials will be found with the records of those units which Sawyer headed.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Atomic bomb.
  • Brazil.
  • China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
  • Germany.
  • Physicists -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
  • Explosions.
  • Nuclear weapons.
  • Ordnance testing.
  • Scientific equipment.
  • Germany (West)
  • Physics.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Videotapes.
  • American Institute of Physics.
  • Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
  • Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project.
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • Optical Society of America.
  • Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978.
  • United States. National Bureau of Standards.
  • United States. Navy.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Physics.
  • University of Michigan. Engineering Research Institute.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan. Vice-President for Research.
  • Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978.
  • United States. Navy.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Physics.
  • University of Michigan. Summer Session. Symposium in Theoretical Physics.
  • Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978.
  • Astin, Allen Varley, 1904-1984.
  • Abbitt, W. H.
  • Ackley, Gardner.
  • Adams, James P. (James Pickwell), 1895-1969.
  • Barker, Ernest F. (Ernest Franklin), 1886-1970.
  • Beselson, Bernard R., 1912-
  • Bradbury, Norris Edwin, 1909-
  • Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986.
  • Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974.
  • Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976.
  • Dow, William G. (William Gould), 1895-1999.
  • Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975.
  • Griffin, Clare E. (Clare Elmer), 1892-1979.
  • Haber, William, 1899-1988.
  • Hansen, Gerhard.
  • Harrison, George Russell, 1898-1979.
  • Kelly, E. Lowell (Everett Lowell), 1905-1986.
  • Keniston, Hayward, 1883-
  • Knowles, Hugh Shaler, 1904-
  • Meader, George, 1907-1994.
  • Paschen, F.
  • Penney, William George, Sir, 1909-
  • Price, Derek J. de Solla (Derek John de Solla), 1922-1983.
  • Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-
  • Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.
  • Seitz, Frederick, 1911-
  • Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980.
  • Stratton, Thomas F.
  • Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
  • Taylor, William Randolph, 1895-
  • Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980.
  • Varney, Robert Nathan, 1910-
  • Vivian, Weston Edward, 1924-
  • White, Albert Easton, 1884-1956.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/personal [series]

The Biographical/personal series includes transcripts of oral interview given by Sawyer under the auspices of the American Institute of Physics and the Office of Naval History.

Box   1  
Biographical material
Box   1  
Oral interview concerning professional career March 16, 1967, September 24, 1970

(American Institute of Physics Interview

Box   1  
Oral interview largely concerning association with U.S. Navy, the Naval Proving Ground at Dahlgren, Va., etc. May 1967

(Office of Naval History Interview)

Box   1  
Reminiscence
 
Military service material
Box   1  
World War I
Box   1  
World War II
 
Correspondence [series]

Correspondence includes files arranged both by name and by date. Correspondents include professional and university colleagues on topics of research and university business.

Box   1  
Abbitt, W. H. 1947-1960
Box   1  
Brooks, Jack 1974
Box   1  
Conference on Administration of Research 1951-1952
Box   1  
Darrow, Karl K. 1961-1966
Box   1  
Dyjack, Art 1971
Box   1  
Fajans, Kasimir 1966-1967
Box   1  
Guggenheim Foundation 1937-1941
Box   1  
National Bureau of Standards 1947-1953
Box   1  
National Research Council 1949-1953
Box   1  
Paschen, F. 1926-1936
Box   1  
Phelps, Fred 1968-1976
Box   1  
Sawyer, George 1974
Box   1  
Stratton, Tom 1965
 
General
Box   1  
[A-Z] 1946-1964 (8 folders)
Box   1  
1965-1968
Box   1  
1969-1970
Box   1  
1971-1978
 
Publications [series]

Publications is a small series that includes drafts and reprints of writings. Several folders in this series pertain to his book Experimental Spectroscopy. There is correspondence about the book, reviews, and publicity.

Box   1  
Bibliography
 
Book, Experimental Spectroscopy
Box   1  
Correspondence 1937-1953 (3 folders)
 
Book, Experimental Spectroscopy
Box   2  
Correspondence 1954-1963
Box   2  
Reviews
Box   2  
Publicity
Box   2  
Corrections
Box   2  
Miscellanea
 
Short articles
Box   2  
Brode, W.R., biographical sketch
Box   2  
Lyman, Theodore, for Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Box   2  
Lyman, Theodore, for Dictionary of American Biography
Box   2  
Randall, H.M., for Journal of the Optical Society of America
Box   2  
Six articles for British Dictionary of Physics
Box   2  
Spectroscopy for Physics Today
Box   2  
Miscellanea
Box   2  
Chapter from unpublished book on Analytical Spectroscopy
Box   2  
Unidentified manuscript
Box   2  
Journal articles 1918-1971 (5 folders)
 
Speeches [series]

The Speeches series includes addresses given on the occasion of Sawyer receiving an award or honorary degree. There are also general speeches that have been arranged chronologically, 1948-1972.

Box   2  
Michigan Tech Honorary Degree 1959
Box   2  
Alpheus Smith Lecture 1962
Box   2  
Ives Medal Address 1963
Box   2  
New York Applied Spectroscopy Medal, Address 1966
Box   2  
Compton Medal Address 1971
Box   2  
Undated, 1936-1959 (5 folders)
Box   3  
1960-1972 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Masters' Breakfast Speeches 1953-1964
Box   3  
Programs
 
Organizational files [series]

Organizational Files is the largest series in the collection. The materials in this series have been brought together from the files accumulated by Sawyer in his capacity as member, officer, and participant in diverse professional organizations and programs. The largest subseries within this series are American Institute of Physics, Joint Task Force One (the Bikini tests), University of Michigan activities (Filed under Michigan, University of), the National Academy of Sciences, Sawyer's various activities with the United States Navy (filed under Navy), and the Optical Society of America. In this series under Travel are files pertaining to Sawyer's 1954 trip to Germany for the U.S. State Department.

 
Air Force Research and Development Command [subseries]
Box   3  
1949-1958
 
Alaska, University of; Geophysical Institute [subseries]
Box   3  
1961-1970 (2 folders)
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science [subseries]
Box   3  
1961-1965 (2 folders)
 
American Institute of Physics [subseries]
Box   3  
Minutes 1954-1960 (2 volumes)
Box   4  
Minutes 1961-1971 (1 volume, 8 folders)
Box   4  
Correspondence and miscellanea 1954-1964 (10 folders)
Box   5  
Correspondence and miscellanea 1965-1975 (7 folders)
Box   5  
Budget and Financial statements 1964-1970
Box   5  
Center for History of Physics
Box   5  
Constitution
Box   5  
Directorship Search Committee 1965-1966
Box   5  
History and Philosophy of Physics (2 folders)
Box   5  
Information Systems (2 folders)
Box   5  
Publications (4 folders)
Box   5  
Retirement
Box   5  
Taxation of non-profit journals
 
Graduate Physics Program Inspection Visits [subseries]
Box   5  
Clark University 1965
Box   5  
Florida, University of 1959
Box   5  
Maine, University of 1966
Box   5  
Tennessee, University of 1967
Box   5  
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1965
Box   5  
Virginia, University of 1965
 
Graduate Schools, Ranking [subseries]
Box   5  
General (2 folders)
 
Institute for Defense Analysis [subseries]
Box   5  
General 1961-1964
 
International Commission for Optics, U.S. National Committee [subseries]
Box   6  
General 1954-1959
 
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics [subseries]
Box   6  
General 1960
 
Joint Task Force One [subseries]
Box   6  
Correspondence Undated, December 1945-September 1946 (7 folders)
Box   6  
Notebook
Box   6  
Memoranda Undated, February 1946-October 1946 (5 folders)
Box   6  
Newsletters
Box   6  
Miscellanea
 
Los Alamos, Scientific Laboratory [subseries]
Box   6  
General
 
Michigan, University of [subseries]
 
Department of Engineering Research, Research Projects 1925-1941
Box   6  
Correspondence and miscellanea
Box   6  
Reports (3 folders, 4 volumes)
Box   6  
Data and Findings (7 folders)
 
Physics department 1919-1966
Box   6  
General correspondence (2 folders)
Box   6  
Emeritus Professors
Box   6  
Hansen, G.
Box   6  
Pitt Conference 1941
Box   6  
Quadrangle
Box   6  
Recommendations
Box   6  
Research proposals
Box   6  
Studies by Sawyer's Students (2 folders)
 
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies 1945-1971
Box   7  
Administration, Appointment
Box   7  
Bretsch, Howard, Reports on Doctoral Degrees 1961, 1965
Box   7  
Committee on Courses report 1935
Box   7  
Committees
Box   7  
Government and Universities
Box   7  
Hyma, Albert
Box   7  
Miscellanea
Box   7  
Regents' appointment of successor
Box   7  
Retirement
Box   7  
Sawyer Seminar
Box   7  
Senate committee reports 1965-1971
Box   7  
Statistics
Box   7  
Stroke, George W.
Box   7  
Surveys
Box   7  
University Microfilms conflict of interest controversy
 
Office of Research Administration 1958-1972
Box   7  
Correspondence and reports undated, 1967-1972 (11 folders)
Box   7  
Indirect costs on government contracts 1958-1962 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Indirect costs on government contracts 1963-1972 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Willow Run Overhead Rate
Box   8  
Faculty compensation for sponsored research
Box   8  
Auditor's reports
 
Institute of Science and Technology
Box   8  
General
 
Phoenix project
Box   8  
General
 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [subseries]
Box   8  
General 1961-1965
 
National Academy of Sciences [subseries]
 
U.S.-Brazil Joint Study Group on Norms Standards, and Testing
Box   8  
Correspondence and memoranda Undated, 1964-1969 (7 folders)
Box   8  
Notes
Box   8  
Reports (3 volumes)
 
Technical. Advisory Committees to National Bureau of Standards
Box   8  
Correspondence and reports 1955-1967 (8 folders)
Box   9  
Correspondence and reports 1968-1969 (4 folders)
 
National Research Council, Division of Physical Sciences
Box   9  
General 1957-1971 (2 folders)
 
National Research Council, Commission on Human Resources and Advanced Training [subseries]
Box   9  
General 1948-1954 (1 folder, 1 volume)
 
National Science Foundation, General Commission on Science, the Federal Government, and the Academic Institution [subseries]
Box   9  
General 1963-1964
 
Navy (U.S.) [subseries]
Box   9  
Director of Naval Laboratories, Advisory Committee
Box   9  
Papers 1965-1968 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Printed materials and reports (2 folders, 1 volume)
Box   9  
Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, Md. 1950-1963
 
Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif.
Box   9  
Papers 1944-1967 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Aircraft Fire Control Advisory Panel
 
Naval Proving Ground (Naval Weapons Laboratory), Dahlgren, Va.
Box   10  
Oral history interview with Sawyer regarding his work at NPG 1974
Box   10  
Correspondence 1941-1965 (3 folders)
Box   10  
Advisory Council minutes 1953-1965 (2 folders)
Box   10  
History. 1918-1945
Box   10  
Rosters and directory
Box   10  
Promotion material
Box   10  
Memoranda. etc. (3 folders)
Box   10  
Armor and Projectile Laboratory reports (2 folders)
Box   10  
Printed material and miscellanea
Box   10  
Naval Reserve 1948-1958
Box   10  
Naval War College 1954, 1960
Box   10  
Subsurface Warfare Conference 1948
Box   10  
Naval Technical mission in Europe Notebook and miscellanea
Box   10  
Miscellanea
 
New York University Hall of Fame [subseries]
Box   10  
General 1970
 
Nuclear Power [subseries]
Box   10  
General 1947-1955, 1970-1973 (2 folders)
 
Optical Society of America [subseries]
Box   10  
Correspondence 1940-1942, 1951-April 1956 (4 folders)
Box   11  
Correspondence May 1956-1973 (9 folders)
Box   11  
Awards committee 1967-1972 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Detroit Meeting committee 1966-1967
Box   11  
Ives Medal committee 1964-1966
Box   11  
Lomb Medal committee 1950-1959
Box   11  
Minutes 1953-1958
Box   11  
Reports (2 folders)
 
Travel [subseries]
 
German trip 1954
Box   11  
Correspondence
Box   11  
Speeches (3 folders)
Box   11  
Newsclippings and miscellanea
 
Taiwan trip 1959
Box   11  
General
 
Washington colloquium on Science and Society 1966 [subseries]
Box   11  
General
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   11  
Newsclippings (2 folders)
Box   11  
Miscellanea
Box   11  
Miscellaneous notebooks
 
Visual Materials [series]

Visual Materials includes photographs and motion picture films. The photographs consist of portraits and group portraits of Sawyer with professional associations, notably the University of Michigan's Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics. There are also photographs accumulated from the period when he was associated with the Bikini Atoll bomb tests in 1946. The motion pictures are also of the Bikini testing. For research use, a videotape (U-matic format) has been made of the motion pictures.

 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   12  
Apparatus
Box   12  
Bikini atom bomb tests 1946
Box   12  
German trip 1954
 
Groups
Box   12  
AIP governing board
Box   12  
Michigan State Teachers of Physics 1920
Box   12  
Miscellaneous
Box   12  
Navy and Naval Proving Grounds, Dahlgren, Virginia
Box   12  
Portraits, etc.
Box   12  
Retirement dinner September 11, 1964
Box   12  
Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics
Box   12  
Visit of Dr. H. Kaiser to Ann Arbor 1963
Box   12  
Visit of Major General Beach, Willow Run 1961
 
Films [subseries]
Box   12  
Bikini atom bomb tests 1946 (2 reels, 1 videotape (U-matic))

(1 oversize film Separately located)

 
Sound Recordings [series]

Sound Recordings is a small series of two reel-to-reel tapes speeches made by Sawyer over German radio in 1954. The speeches are in German. Sawyer had been selected by the U.S. State Department to tour Germany as part of President Eisenhower's program to share atomic energy information with friendly nations.

Box   12  
Recordings of speeches made over German radio 1954 (2 audiotapes (reel-to-reel tapes))

(in German)

Additional Descriptive Data
Related Material

Other materials in the library of related interest include files of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies from the period when Sawyer was dean, and records of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project during Sawyer's directorship.

Selective Index to Correspondence

This index refers to the "General" section of the Correspondence series except when noted otherwise in an index entry. The index was compiled by Bentley Library staff and a researcher.

Abbitt, W. H.
  • Sept. 19, 1960; May 12, 1958; March 11, 1957; July 1, 1957; Dec. 10, 1956; Jan. 21, 1954; March 10, 1954; Aug. 5, 1950; Nov. 7, 1950; April 26, 1949; Jan. 21, 1948; Feb. 9, 1947; Nov. 24, 1947
Ackley, Gardner, 1915
  • Dec. 19, 1959 (in the Office of Research Administration files of the University of Michigan)
Adams, James Pickwell, 1895-1969.
  • Jan. 23, 1946; July 10, 1946; July 12, 1946; June 6, 1951 (in the Michigan University Rackham Appointment file)
Adams, Marchk F.
  • July 24, 1959
Air Force Cambridge Res. Lab. Office of Aerospace Research
  • Jan. 5, 1966
Allen, E. C.
  • Feb. 6, 1960
American Institute of Physics
  • Jan. 7, 1957; Jan. 16 1957
American Society for Testing Materials
  • Sept. 9, 1953
Archer, Hugh M.
  • Sept. 16, 1970
Ardis, Evart W.
  • Sept. 28, 1959
Astin, Allen Varley, 1904
  • Sept. 25, 1964; March 24, 1965; Sept. 16, 1966; Sept. 19, 1966; July 25, 1967; Jan. 30, 1968; Feb. 16, 1968; May 7, 1968 (in the National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council correspondence)
Attwood, Stephan
  • Jun 19, 1964
Bailey, G.W.
  • Jan. 15, 1959; March 30, 1959; Aug. 5, 1958; Dec. 3, 1958
Baird Associates
  • Nov. 15, 1943
Baits, Vera
  • Sept. 28, 1959
Baker, Charlene
  • (no date)
Ballard, Stanley S.
  • Aug. 25, 1978; Oct.19, 1970; Jun 23, 1948
Bardócz, A.
  • Jun 17, 1957
Barker, Dale
  • Aug. 9, 1964
Barker, Ernest Franklin, 1886-1970.
  • April 25, 1945; Oct. 30, 1945; Dec. 26, 1945 (in the Michigan University Physics Department correspondence). July 5, 1946 (in the Michigan University Rackham Appointment file)
Barnes, Clifford A.
  • July 26, 1966
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
  • Oct.12, 1943
Bennett, Ralph D. (U.S. Naval Ord. Lab)
  • May 26, 1948; July 2, 1948; July 27, 1948
Benson, Albin
  • July 16, 1964
Berelson, Bernard R, 1912
  • Jan. 10, 1958; Feb. 5, 1958; Feb. 14, 1958; Jan. 19, 1960; Feb. 18, 1960 (in the Michigan University Rackham Surveys file)
Beutler, Hans
  • Feb. 3, 1941; April 23, 1941; April 28; Aug. 4, [1940]; Dec. 9; Dec. 7, 1938
Blaisdell, Warren
  • March 29, 1950
Boland, William A.
  • May 6, 1951; Jun 18, 1951; Jun 20, 1951; July 18, 1951; Aug. 22, 1951
Bott, William J.
  • Jun 9, 1964
Bowles, Gordon T.
  • Dec. 28, 1949
Boydston, R.W.
  • Jun 1, 1957
Bradbury, Norris Edwin, 1909-
  • Feb. 4, 1963; May 14, 1964; Feb. 18, 1965 (in the Naval Proving Ground correspondence)
Bradley, Albert
  • May 31, 1955
Bradley, George
  • May 4, 1966
Brady, Joe
  • May 26, 1964; Jun 3, 1964
Brady, Joseph V.
  • Oct.5, 1959
Bro, Albin C.
  • April 15-16, 1948; March 25, 1948; Nov. 13, 1947; Dec. 30, 1947
Brode, Robert B, 1900-
  • Jan. 17, 1949; May 23, 1949; June 3, 1949; March 23, 1954; April 6, 1954; April 13, 1954 (the last 3 in the Naval Ordnance Test Station correspondence)
Brode, Wallace Reed, 1900-1974.
  • Sep 7, 1960; Feb. 20, 1960; March 27, 1964 Feb. 20, 1960; March 27, 1964; and March 14, 1957 (in the National Academy of Sciences - National Bureau of Standards correspondence); Feb. 1, 1952; Feb. 8, 1952; Feb. 24, 1955; March 30, 1955; April 19, 1956; Sept. 11 1956; Sept. 27, 1956; Jan. 24, 1957; Jan. 29, 1957; Feb. 5, 1957; May 15, 1957; Dec. 2, 1957 (in the Optical Society of America files)
Bronk, Detlev W.
  • April 7, 1953
Brooks, Jack
  • March 6, 1974
Brown, Michael
  • Aug. 2, 1958
Burke, Arleigh
  • March 11, 1959; Jun 2, 1959
Burns, Keivin
  • Jun 14, 1944
Butts, Joseph S.
  • Jan. 12, 1955
Cadwell, Sidney
  • Nov. 26, 1959
Calder, Allen B.
  • May 5, 1969
Carl Zeiss, Inc.
  • May 22, 1940; Dec. 2, 1940
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • April 10, 1950; April 18, 1950
Cattell, Jacques
  • April 27, 1949
Central Bank of the Philippines
  • Jun 15, 1964
Chalklin, F. C.
  • Feb. 24, 1948; March 18, 1948
John D. Chase
  • Sept. 27, 1968
Chung, Mrs. Won-Yang
  • April 15, 1963
Church, Deborah
  • Dec. 24, 1968; Jan. 28, 1969
Clark, C. E. Frazer
  • May 23, 1958
Conf. Board of Assoc. Research Councils
  • April 7, 1953; April 23, 1953; Oct.31, 1952
Conf. on Administration of Research
  • Oct.4, 1951
Cook, Albert B.
  • Jun 30, 1950
Corcos, Joseph M.
  • Feb. 1, 1967
Cowley, M. Allen & C.
  • Oct.26, 1970
Cress, Earl H.
  • Oct.5, 1959
Crow, Allan B.
  • Feb. 23, 1948
Crowe, Marguerite O'Loghlin
  • March 4, 1959
Cunningham, S.B.
  • April 22, 1941; Sept. 25, 1941
Damaso, Connie
  • Feb. 2, 1961
Darrow, Karl K.
  • Oct.16, 1966; Jan. 11, 1962; Jan. 15, 1962; Jan. 20, 1962; Dec. 28, 1961
Dartmouth College
  • March 26, 1969; April 7, 1969
Davis, James M.
  • Feb. 11, 1969
Dennison, David Mathias, 1900-1976.
  • July 7, 1946 (in the Michigan University Physics Dept. correspondence)
Dickey, John S.
  • Jan. 25, 1962
Dorr, Harold M.
  • Jun 29, 1964
Dorry, Gertrude Nye
  • Jun 1, 1963; April 1957
RSA Dougherty (Beth Steel)
  • Nov. 19, 1979
Dow Chemical Company
  • Oct.14, 1964
Dow, William Gould, 1895-
  • July 7, 1960 (in the Michigan University Office of Research Administration files)
Drake, J. F.
  • Jan. 15, 1958
Eastman Kodak Co.
  • Feb. 14, 1952; May 8, 1951; April 27, 1951; Jan. 17, 1951; Jun 22, 1950; Oct.20, 1943
Eaton, Mildred (Dept. of Commerce)
  • Sept. 4, 1951
Edds, Joyce
  • Nov. 17, 1947
Edmonson, J.B.
  • March 6, 1952
Eisenhower, Edgar N.
  • April 30, 1964
Engleman, Chris L.
  • Aug. 31, 1948
Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975.
  • Nov. 8, 1966; Dec. 15, 1966; Nov. 30, 1967
Fischer, O. O.
  • Jan. 31, 1947
Fisher, Russell A.
  • Dec. 5, 1955
Fleming, G.
  • Oct.6, 1952
Folsum, Dick
  • Oct.6, 1959
Försterling, Karl
  • May 20, 1950
Forsythe, W. E.
  • Aug. 3, 1928
Foust, Judson W.
  • Sept. 29, 1959
Frank, Henry S.
  • May 20, 1959
Freund, C. J.
  • April 4, 1950
Gaertner Scientific Corp.
  • Nov. 16, 1943; Nov. 24, 1943; May 28, 1940
Gemmell, Lee
  • Sept. 8, 1948; Sept. 13, 1948
Gilfillan, Edward S.
  • March 10, 1947; March 20, 1947; April 2, 1947
Goodridge, Edwin T.
  • April 28, 1948
Gillieson, A. H.
  • July 22, 1948
Goldberg, Leo
  • Sept. 28, 1959
Gomberg, Henry J.
  • Dec. 9, 1954
Gosling, L. A. Peter
  • Aug. 9, 1974
Goudsmit, Sam A.
  • May 6, 1947
Griffin, Clare Elmer, 1892-
  • Oct.9, 1947; Nov. 22, 1947
Guggenheim Foundation
  • Nov. 19, 1941; Nov. 30, 1937
Gunn, Rose
  • Feb. 22, 1956
Haber, William, 1899-
  • Sept. 25, 1951 (in the National Research Council, Commission on Human Resources file)
Hanau, Richard
  • March 17, 1952
Hansen, Gerhard
  • May 25, 1946; Nov. 30, 1959; Aug. 18, 1960; Nov. 15, 1960; Jan. 20, 1961; July 28, 1961; Dec. 15, 1947 (in Michigan. University. Physics Dept. correspondence); Jan. 1, 1954; and Aug. 28, 1954 (in the Travel-Germany correspondence)
Harnwell, G. P.
  • Oct.13, 1950
Harrison, George R
  • Feb. 20, 1948; April 22, 1948; May 4, 1948; May 17, 1948; June 1, 1948; and Dec. 14, 1950 Aug. 5, 1940; Oct. 15, 1940; Oct. 28, 1941; Feb. 7, 1942; Jan. 31, 1957; and March 1, 1957 (in the Optical Society of America files); Jan. 29, 1942
Hawley, Amos H
  • May 15, 1964
Haynes, Phillip R.
  • Aug. 30, 1964
Hayward, Sidney C.
  • May 2, 1947
Heineman, D. N.
  • May 22, 1961
Heneman, H. J.
  • Jun 1, 1954; Aug. 11, 1954
Herrberg, Gerhard
  • Dec. 1971
Herzberg, G.
  • Dec. 1, 1961
Hess, R.E.
  • Oct.6, 1953
Heston, William
  • July 3, 1963
Hilberry, Clarence B.
  • Nov. 17, 1959; Feb. 5, 1954
Adam Hilger LTD (Optical Instrumt. Makers)
  • Jun 7, 1940
von Hippel, A.
  • Aug. 2, 1946
Hobbs, Lindsey M.
  • Feb. 1, 1960; Jan. 20, 1960
Hobbs, William H.
  • Oct.22, 1948
Howe, Harold
  • Oct.8, 1964; Oct.22, 1964; Nov. 7, 1964
Howlett, B.A.
  • Jun 3, 1949
Hoyt, Gordon
  • April 9, 1953; undated
Hughes, A.L.
  • Nov. 24, 1947
Hughes, T.P.
  • Dec. 12, 1961
Hulburt, Ed
  • Dec. 1, 1953; Feb. 3, 1947
Hussey, G. F., Jr.
  • Dec. 6, 1946; Dec. 21, 1946
Hutchisson, Elmer
  • Jan. 2, 1962; Jan. 5, 1962; Jan. 15, 1962; Jan. 19, 1962; Jan. 3, 1962; Nov. 16, 1961; Oct.11, 1946
Ihrig, Harry K.
  • Dec. 2, 1959
Irish, P. R. (Beth. Steel)
  • Nov. 3, 1952; Dec. 29, 1952
Jarrell, Richard F.
  • Oct.11, 1943; Oct.27, 1943
Jenkins, F.A.
  • April 11, 1941; Jun 1, 1941; Jun 10, 1941; Jun 20, 1941; March 12, 1941; Aug. 28, 1941; July 19, 1937
Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • Oct.25, 1948
Johnson, G. W.
  • Sept. 4, 1950; Sept. 20, 1950; April 19, 1948; Jun 27, 1948
Johnson, Jerry
  • Feb. 1, 1952
Jones, Donald W.
  • Jun 21, 1950
Jones, Herbert W.
  • Feb. 5, 1965
Jones, Keven R.
  • April 17, 1950
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.
  • May 19, 1969
Journal of the Optical Society of America
  • Feb. 10, 1973; Nov. 20, 1973; Nov. 27, 1968
Kahn, Reuben L.
  • Sept. 28, 1959
Keeley, Joseph
  • Aug. 21, 1964
Kelleher, Alfred
  • Jun 15, 1964; March 10
Kelly, Everett Lowell, 1905-
  • Jan. 27, 1959; Jan. 30, 1959; and July 8, 1960 (in the Michigan. University. Office of Research Administration files)
Keniston, Hayward, 1883-1970.
  • Jan. 13, 1947 and July 1957 (in the Graduate Schools, Ranking file); July 2, 1946 (in the Joint Task Force 1 correspondence)
Kennard, D. C. Jr.
  • Jan. 17, 1968
Kleffel, O.
  • Oct.21, 1954
Klein, Elias
  • Feb. 1968
Klopsteg, Paul E.
  • Aug. 8, 1967
Knowles, Hugh Shaler, 1904-
  • June 14, 1954 (in the American Institute of Physics files)
Knudsen, Vern O.
  • Dec. 3, 1947
Koch, Harlan C.
  • Jun 19, 1964
Kock, Winston E.
  • July 17, 1964
Kraus, Edward H.
  • Jun 12, 1944
Kruger, P. G.
  • March 14, 1950; Dec. 6, 1949
Ladney, Michael, Jr.
  • Jan. 22, 1963
Lathem, Edward Connery
  • Sept. 9, 1964; July 28, 1955; Aug. 10, 1955; Aug. 25, 1955
Lake Superior State College
  • April 16, 1970
Lee, John J.
  • April 29, 1964
Leeds & Northrup Co.
  • Aug. 7, 1940
Line, Winfield
  • Feb. 12, 1954
Los Alamos Scientific Lab.
  • Jan. 13, 1947; Feb. 7, 1947 (LG Hawkins); Feb. 21, 1947; Jan. 8, 1947 (AE Deyre); Sept. 27, 1946; Nov. 6, 1946 (MA O'Brien); Nov. 27, 1946 (JE Harris); Dec. 4, 1946 (RC Smith); Dec. 6, 1946 (S Newburger, Jr.)
MacAdam, David L.
  • April 2, 1969; March 26, 1971
MacBeth Corporation
  • Jun 17, 1958
McMath, Robert R.
  • Oct.6, 1959
McMillin, J. B.
  • Dec. 6, 1951
McQuesten, Mrs. Herbert E.
  • Jan. 29, 1964; Oct.17, 1952; Dec. 4, 1952
Mack, Mrs. Julian E.
  • Feb. 5, 1968; Feb. 5, 1954
Majumdar, K.
  • April 15, 1970
Marley, Faye
  • July 1, 1960
Masterson, Keith D.
  • March 16, 1966; Feb. 28, 1966
Meader, George, 1907-
  • Aug. 25, 1960; April 11, 1961; March 28, 1962; and May 21, 1962 (in the Michigan University Office of Research Administration files); Oct.9, 1954
Meggers, William F.
  • Oct.4, 1944
Mendenhall, W. K., Jr.
  • March 8, 1958
Metropolis, Nicholas
  • Jan. 18, 1943
Meyer, Charles F.
  • May 29, 1944
Mich. College of Mining & Tech.
  • Jun 5, 1959; Jun 3, 1959; May 28, 1959; May 7, 1959
Mich. State College
  • April 4, 1952; April 18, 1952
Miller, Bruce J.
  • April 3, 1953; April 21, 1953
Miller, Freeman D.
  • May 30, 1977
Minn.-Honeywell Regulator Co.
  • Jun, 9, 1958
Henry Allen Moe
  • Feb. 1, 1966; Dec. 13, 1965; Jun 30, 1964; March 11, 1953; March 23, 1953
Moore, A. D.
  • Jan. 3, 1947
Mulder, Harlan J.
  • April 18, 1966
Mulliken, R. S.
  • Dec. 19, 1942
Murphy, Irene
  • May 15, 1960
Murphy, John E.
  • April 3, 1959
National Bureau of Standards
  • Jun 5, 1951; Jan. 30, 1950; Feb. 26, 1947
National Research Council
  • Feb. 12, 1958; Feb. 4, 1949
National Science Foundation
  • Nov. 13, 1963
Naval Surface Weapons Ctr.
  • Jan. 6, 1978; Dec. 10, 1970
Nelson, Donald F.
  • Nov. 8, 1965
Newburn, H. K.
  • Dec. 14, 1949
Niehuss, Marvin L.
  • Sept. 26, 1959; Aug. 30, 1956
Norman, A. G.
  • Jun 18, 1965
NW Univ. College of Liberal Arts, Dept. of Physics
  • May 8, 1930; Jun 2, 1930; Jun 7, 1930
O'Connor, T. J.
  • Sept. 28, 1961
Olson, William C.
  • Nov. 23, 1971
Optical Society of America
  • May 6, 1971
Oregon State University
  • July 15, 1970
Otero, Jose M
  • Sept. 14, 1961
Owens, James S.
  • Jun 8, 1971; Sept. 29, 1959
Paganelli, E.
  • Aug. 6, 1948
Page, Thornton
  • Jan. 25, 1948
Parker, J. W.
  • Sept. 26, 1947
Parsons, Carey Evlya
  • March 7, 1953
Parsons, W. S.
  • Dec. 11, 1946; Dec. 15, 1947
Paschen, F.
  • Sept. 15, 1926; Dec. 2, 1927; May 12, 1928; May 16, 1928; Oct. 7, 1929; June 20, 1936; July 20, 1936; Dec. 4, 1927; Sept. 16, 1926
Pasvolsky, Leo
  • May 19, 1947
Peckham, Donald C.
  • May 9, 1964
Peet, Bert W.
  • Dec. 4, 1946
Peet, Max M
  • July 21, 1948
Pendill, Claudius G.
  • July 6, 1950
Penney, William George, 1909-
  • Aug. 22, 1946 (in the Joint Task Force 1 correspondence file)
Pergamon Institute
  • Dec. 10, 1956
Perkins, John A.
  • Jan. 7, 1958
Phelps, Fred
  • Sept. 29, 1977
Phinney, Elizabeth
  • Jun 10, 1959
Platt, John
  • April 13, 1955; Jan. 9, 1955; May 3, 1946
Prentice Hall Inc.
  • Feb. 18, 1953; July 11, 1952; Aug. 28, 1951; Jan. 12, 1951; Jan. 10, 1951; March 21, 1951; April 10, 1951; April 24, 1951; Jun 20, 1950; Feb. 24, 1950; July 21, 1950; Nov. 8, 1950; July 13, 1950; July 21, 1950; July 31, 1950; Aug. 9, 1950; Dec. 16, 1949; Feb. 9, 1950; March 13, 1950; May 9, 1950; May 19, 1950; Nov. 22, 1949; Aug. 4, 1948; Sept. 20, 1948; May 17, 1948; May 21, 1948; April 2, 1948; March 13, 1948; April 6, 1948; April 14, 1948; May 27, 1948; July 9, 1948; July 30, 1948; Jun 23, 1947; April 17, 1946; April 2, 1946; March 3, 1945; Oct.15, 1945; Dec. 15, 1944; Nov. 9, 1944; July 27, 1943; Aug. 31, 1944; Jan. 31, 1944; Oct.5, 1944; Sept. 14, 1944; Sept. 28, 1944; Jun 15, 1944; Jun 19, 1944; Oct.20, 1944; March 3, 1944; Feb. 5, 1944; Feb. 11, 1944; Jan. 19, 1944; Feb. 3, 1944; May 7, 1943; Dec. 7, 1943; July 21, 1943; March 15, 1943; Jan. 21, 1942; Jan. 26, 1942; Feb. 13, 1942; March 31, 1942; Dec. 30, 1942; May 15, 1937; March 6, 1941; Jan. 15, 1941; July 16, 1940; May 8, 1939; July 26, 1938; Oct.28, 1938; April 15, 1977; March 11, 1937; Feb. 26, 1937
Price, Derek John deSolla, 1922-
  • Oct. 20, 1965
Putzold, E.Y.
  • March 14, 1955; March 23, 1955
Prine, Arthur C.
  • Sept. 30, 1959
Pryor, Millard H.
  • Jun 18, 1953
Radford School, El Paso
  • Sept. 24, 1949; May 25, 1949
Radock, Michael
  • Feb. 6, 1963
Randall, Harrison McAllister, 1870-1969.
  • July 7, 1919; July 25, 1919; Aug. 21, 1919; May 24, 1921; and June 30, 1927 (in the Michigan. University Physics Dept. correspondence file) Nov. 4, 1963 (in the Michigan. University. Rackham Retirement file)
Rassweiler, Gerald M.
  • Nov. 15, 1972
Ratner, Sidney
  • Feb. 20, 1957
Reader, Joseph
  • Feb. 24, 1970
Regents of the Univ. of Michigan
  • Aug. 9, 1954
Reitner, H. L.
  • March 1, 1958
Republicans and Independents for Johnson
  • Aug. 13, 1964
Richardson, Harold W.
  • May 26, 1964
Riddle, F.L.
  • July 18, 1950
Rieser, Leonard
  • April 3, 1961
Rollwagen, Walter
  • Nov. 8, 1947
Romney, George
  • March 23, 1964
Rosenhaupt, Hans
  • Jun 15, 1964; Aug. 24, 1964
Ross, Gil
  • Oct.2, 1959
Rudnick, Isadore, Robert Satten, L.P. Delsasso
  • May 1964
Rugg, Harold G.
  • Oct.30, 1948
Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.
  • July 10, 1946 (in the Michigan. University. Rackham Appointment file)
Sasscer, Harrison
  • July 21, 1964
Sawyer, George A.
  • Dec. 20, 1954
Schmidt, Frank K.
  • Jun 10, 1964
Schoeffel, M. F.
  • Oct.21, 1954
Scribner, Bourdon F.
  • March 10, 1961
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-
  • Feb. 24, 1961; March 14, 1961; Jan. 3, 1962¬; Jan. 15, 1962; Oct. 8, 1962; June 22, 1967; July 11, 1967; Oct. 10, 1967; Oct. 12, 1967; Jan. 6, 1970; June 6, 1970. Oct. 2, 1956; Nov. 7, 1956; Dec. 7, 1956; May 17, 1961; Dec. 13, 1961; March 19, 1962 and Jan. 10, 1964 (in the American Institute of Physics correspondence file) Nov. 10, 1964; Oct. 20, 1965; Nov. 15, 1965; July 19, 1968; and Nov. 15, 1968 (in the National Academy of Sciences, National Bureau of Standards correspondence file);
Shankland, R.S.
  • Dec. 7, 1966
Shapiro, Rubin
  • Jun 3, 1952; July 7, 1952
Shilling, C. W.
  • Nov. 18, 1957
Siegel, Keeve M.
  • Jan. 4, 1973
Sleyak, Edward J.
  • May 12, 1964; Sept. 29, 1959
Smith, Walter Bedell
  • March 7, 1955
Smith, Ralph Carlisle
  • May 15, 1950
Smyth, Henry D.
  • Sept. 28, 1954
Snow, Charles Percy, 1905-
  • July 8, 1960 and July 25, 1960 (in the American Institute of Physics correspondence file)
Solberg, T. A.
  • May 17, 1950
Spight, Lon D.
  • March 2, 1976
Spurr, Stephen H.
  • March 11, 1969
Steding, H. Richard
  • May 9, 1960
Steere, William C.
  • March 31, 1949
Stevenson, William E.
  • July 27, 1949; May 28, 1948
Stewart, G. W.
  • Jan. 6, 1948
Stirton, W. E.
  • April 22, 1959; Sept. 25, 1959
Stratton,Thomas F
  • Sept. 15, 1965
Struve, Otto, 1898-1963.
  • Aug. 19, 1960 (in the Michigan. University. Office of Research Administration correspondence)
Swets & Zeitlinger
  • Feb. 18, 1960; March 14, 1959; May 14, 1959; Jun 17, 1959
Takamine, T.
  • March 22, 1950; Dec. 23, 1949
Taylor, J. H.
  • March 5, 1965; Oct.14, 1965
Taylor, William Randolph, 1895
  • Oct. 15, 1946; Aug. 5, 1948; and Aug. 17, 1948; Jan. 30, 1947
Thailand Embassy
  • May 7, 1955
Thompson, Charles C.
  • Feb. 27, 1959
Thatcher, Everett W.
  • Feb. 24, 1947; March 17, 1947; Jun 20, 1947
Thompson, L.T.E., Dr.
  • Feb. 15, 1964
van Tongeren, W.
  • Feb. 20, 1948
Townsend and Bottum, Inc.
  • Jan. 23, 1944
Uehlinger, A.E.
  • undated
Ultra Carbon Corp.
  • Jun 10, 1963
Umphrey, James R.
  • Jun 3, 1964
United Airlines
  • July 15, 1963; Aug. 30, 1963
Univ. of California Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
  • April 25, 1969
University of Detroit
  • April 2, 1951
Upthegrove, Nelson
  • May 17, 1948
Urey, Harold C.
  • March 17, 1948
U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory
  • March 28, 1966
Van Pelt, J. R.
  • Oct.28, 1959
Van Vleck, John Hasbrouck, 1899-
  • April 16, 1969
Varney, Robert Nathan, 1910-
  • Feb. 11, 1948; March 25, 1948; April 14, 1948; April 15, 1948; and Sept. 14, 1949. Aug. 29, 1941; Sept. 11, 1941; Oct. 24, 1941; Nov. 24, 1941; Jan. 15, 1942; Feb. 9, 1942 (in the Naval Proving Ground correspondence); Sept. 4, 1949
Vely, C.J.
  • Aug. 14, 1964
Vivian, Weston Edward, 1924
  • May 5, 1965 (in the Michigan. University. Office of Research Administration. Indirect costs file)
Van Vleck, J. H.
  • April 16, 1969
Walker, L. Cisler
  • Sept. 26, 1959
Walter, Erich A.
  • Sept. 29, 1959
Warga, Mary E.
  • Dec. 13, 1968; March 14, 1944
Weaver, Bennett
  • April 30, 1964
Weber, Louis R.
  • Dec. 9, 1969
Wedemeyer, George
  • Sept. 29, 1959
White, Albert Easten, 1884-1956.
  • July 1, 1941; Aug. 20, 1941; and Jan. 23, 1942 (in the Naval Proving Ground correspondence file)
White, Elsie S.
  • April 11, 1959
White, Leonard D.
  • Nov. 10, 1957; April 26, 1948
White, Marsh W.
  • Aug. 7, 1967
Whitney, W. R.
  • Oct.25, 1948; Oct.30, 1948
Whittemore, Richard
  • Aug. 2, 1948
Wille, Don M.
  • May 19, 1964
Williams, Dudley
  • Nov. 30, 1960
Wilson, Art L.
  • Jan. 22, 1958; March 7, 1958
Wilson, Chas. W.
  • Feb. 26, 1970
Wilson, Leslie J.
  • Dec. 5, 1963
Wittman, N. O.
  • Oct.10, 1961
Wolfle, Dael
  • Sept. 29, 1954
Wood, William R.
  • Aug. 14, 1963
Youngblood, Curtis T.
  • May 9, 1947
Youty, P. N.
  • Oct.21, 1963
Zink, Theodore H.
  • July 15, 1958