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Tuve, Merle Antony, -- 1901-1982 (4)
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Carnegie Institution of Washington. -- Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (3)
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Alpher, Ralph (2)
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1Title:  The "VT" or radio proximity fuze: supplemental basic information   
 Creator:  Haynes, Fred Brown. | Marshall, J. T. | Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
 Publication:  Issued by Applied Physics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins University, Silver Spring], 1945. 
 Notes:  Cover-title. Attributed to F.B. Haynes. Reproduced in mimeograph from type-written copy; printing on recto side of leaves only. 
 Extent:  [1], 76, [3] leaves ; 28 cm. 
 Subjects:  Proximity fuzes

 
Collection:  Smithsonian Institution 
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2Title:  Oral history interview with Robert Herman, 1983 April 11   
 Creator:  Herman, Robert, 1914- | Harwit, Martin, 1931- 
 Notes:  Advance notice of two business days required to use audiovisual materials. Interview conducted by Martin Harwit on 11 August 1983. Family background and early interests, knowledge of Russian, the eclipse of 1925, the Depression; studies and teaching at City College of New York, fellow students, Mollier surfaces, graduate work at Princeton, infrared spectroscopy, Einstein/Bohr controversy, ideas about macromolecules, infrared spectrum of liquid nitrogen; marriage, war effort work on the proximity fuse, the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, work with Alpher, Gamow, Wallis, work at University of Maryland, General Motors, University of Texas, consulting and committee work, editorships, committee work, speculations about creativity in science. 
 Extent:  37 
 Subjects:  Alpher, Ralph | Gamow, George, -- 1904-1968 | Herman, Robert, -- 1914- | Wallis, John | City University of New York. -- City College | General Motors Corporation | Johns Hopkins University. -- Applied Physics Laboratory | Princeton University -- Graduate work | University of Maryland, College Park | University of Texas | Depressions -- 1929 | Eclipses | Infrared spectroscopy | Macromolecules | Proximity fuzes | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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3Title:  Oral history interview with Merle Antony Tuve, 1967 May 6   
 Creator:  Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982 | Christman, Albert B. 
 Notes:  Interview conducted by A. B. Christman, 6 May 1967. Reflections on and involvement in the proximity fuze program and the initial atomic bomb program during World War II and the radar development program during the 1920s and the early 1930s and Adm. Deak Parsons' role and contributions. Origin of the Manhattan Project. Also prominently mentioned are: Commander Blandy, Vannevar Bush, John Fleming, A. V. Hill, Lawrence Marshall, Mark Oliphant, Shumaker; Carnegie Institution of Washington, Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.), and United States Navy. 
 Extent:  41 
 Subjects:  Bush, Vannevar, -- 1890-1974 | Oliphant, Mark, -- Sir, -- 1901- | Carnegie Institution of Washington | Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.) | United States. -- Navy | Atomic bomb | Nuclear weapons -- Testing | Manhattan Project (U.S.) | Proximity fuzes | Radar | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science | Oral histories | Interviews | Transcripts | Fleming, J. A. -- (John Adam), -- 1877-1956 | Hill, A. V. -- (Archibald Vivian), -- 1886-1977 | Marshall, Lawrence

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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4Title:  Oral history interview with Clifford C. Klick, 1982 April 2   
 Creator:  Klick, Clifford C., 1918- | Szymborksi, Kris 
 Notes:  Interview conducted by Kris Szymborski, 2 April 1982. Interview conducted as part of the International Project in the History of Solid State Physics. Color centers in alkali halide, especially work done at the Naval Research Laboratory up through the early 1960s. Klick's biography and professional career from college through work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Arthur von Hippel; wartime research on proximity fuse at Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. at Carnegie Institute of Technology with Robert Maurer; research at the Naval Research Lab. Interaction with James Shulman. 
 Extent:  2 (1.5 
 Subjects:  Klick, Clifford C., -- 1918- | Carnegie Institute of Technology | Johns Hopkins University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.) | Alkali metal halides | Color centers | Physics -- Military aspects | Proximity fuzes | Solid state physics | Solid state physics -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science | Oral histories | Interviews | Sound recordings | Maurer, Robert Joseph, -- 1913- | Shulman, James | Von Hippel, Arthur R. -- (Arthur Robert), -- 1898-

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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5Title:  From the cupboards of Lauriston S. Taylor, 1985   
 Creator:  Taylor, Lauriston Sale, 1902- 
 Notes:  Forms part of the Manuscript Biography Collection of the American Institute of Physics' Niels Bohr Library. An autobiographical memoir, illustrated with photographs. The first 8 of 16 chapters contain information on Taylor's professional life. Chapter 2 is entitled "The Process Called Education (1902-1930)" and consists of a very entertaining account of Taylor's early and advanced education with numerous anecdotes. This is followed by a discussion of Taylor's years at the National Bureau of Standards (1927-1964), describing in great detail his scientific, social, and institutional activities and associations. Taylor provides an extensive account of x-ray research and development (1927-1962) as well as of his own work, and describes: the development of the Radiation Laboratory (late 1940s) and his years as associate director there (1962-1964); his work as executive director of emergency planning for the National Academy of Sciences (1965-1972), and as president of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements; World War II work first with Merle Tuve on the proximity fuse, and from 1943 leading an Operations Research Section stationed in England. The travel chapters contain accounts of many radiology conferences and other related topics. Taylor's many committee and society posts are mentioned in his chapters on professional life; chapter 16 describes Taylor's extensive involvement as a consultant to the Department of Justice in a series of litigations against the U.S. Government (1982-1985). Additionally, a few of the 25 appendices are connected with his professional life. 
 Extent:  Ca. 1350 pp. 
 Subjects:  Taylor, Lauriston Sale, -- 1902- | Tuve, Merle Antony, -- 1901-1982 | National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) -- Emergency management -- Planning | National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements | United States. -- Dept. of Justice | United States. -- National Bureau of Standards | Physicists -- Biography | Physics -- Societies, etc | Proximity fuzes | Radiology -- Congresses | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science | X-rays -- History | Autobiographies | Memoirs

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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6Title:  Oral History interview with Lorence Fraser, 1983 March 9   
 Creator:  Fraser, Lorence. | DeVorkin, David H., 1944- 
 Notes:  Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes. Interview conducted by Dr. David DeVorkin on March 9, 1983. Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project. This interview describes Fraser's work as an engineer and instrumentation specialist at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) during WWII, and then more significantly, at Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) following World War II. His work at DTM was on proximity fuse research. He tranferred from DTM to APL during the war and concentrated on radar research and control systems for guided missiles. After the war, he participated in the used of V-2s for upper atmostphere research with James Van Allen's High Altitude Group, developing instrumentation for telemtetry and cosmic ray research. Other affiliations and contacts discussed include: Luis Alvarez, William Fowler, Allen Hynek, Richard Roberts, Philip Rudnick, Robert Shankland, Merle Tuve, James Van Allen, John Victoreen and the Victoreen Instrument Company, White Sands Missile Range. Topics discussed include metallurgy, nuclear fission, proximity fuzes, rocket development and radio transmission. 
 Extent:  61 
 Subjects:  Alvarez, Luis W., -- 1911-1988- | Fowler, William A | Fraser, Lorence | Hynek, J. Allen -- (Joseph Allen), -- 1910-1986 | Roberts, Richard B. -- (Richard Brooke), -- 1910- | Rudnick, Philip | Shankland, Robert S., -- 1908- | Tuve, Merle Antony, -- 1901-1982 | Van Allen, James A. -- (James Alfred), -- 1914-2006 | Victoreen, John A | Carnegie Institution of Washington. -- Department of Terrestrial Magnetism | Case Institute of Technology | Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory | Victoreen Instrument Company | Astrophysics -- History | Metallurgy | Nuclear fission | Proximity fuzes | Radio -- Transmitters and transmission | Radiology | Rocketry | White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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7Title:  Oral history interview with Merle Antony Tuve, 1982 January 13 and February 5   
 Creator:  Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982 | Cornell, Thomas D. (Thomas David). 
 Notes:  Interview conducted by Thomas D. Cornell, 13 January and 5 February 1982. Early youth in Canton, South Dakota; teenage interest in radios and electricity (Ernest O. Lawrence). Origins of physics interest at Augustana Academy, Canton; college years at the University of Minnesota, until 1923; graduate work at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. at Hopkins, collaboration with Gregory Breit studying ionosphere with radio waves, 1926; position at Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM); nuclear physics work with Odd Dahl, Lawrence Hafstad, and others using Tesla coils in 1920s, and Van de Graaff generators in 1930s; head of proximity fuse work and first director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory during World War II; return to DTM; Director, 1946-1966; DTM research during directorship in seismology, biophysics, and radio astronomy. 
 Extent:  5 (3.0 
 Subjects:  Breit, Gregory, -- 1899-1981- | Hafstad, Lawrence, -- 1904- | Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, -- 1901-1958 | Tuve, Merle Antony, -- 1901-1982 | Carnegie Institution of Washington. -- Department of Terrestrial Magnetism | Johns Hopkins University | Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory | Princeton University | University of Minnesota | Biophysics | Electricity | Ionosphere | Nuclear physics | Physics -- Study and teaching | Proximity fuzes | Radio | Radio astronomy | Seismology | Van de Graaff generator | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work | Oral histories | Interviews | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Tesla coils | Dahl, Odd | Augustana Academy Students

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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8Title:  Oral history interview with Ralph Alpher and second session is joint interview with Robert Herman, 1983 August 11 and 12   
 Creator:  Alpher, Ralph | Harwit, Martin, 1931- | Herman, Robert, 1914- 
 Notes:  Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes. Interview conducted by Martin Harwit, August 11, 12, 1983. Ralph Asher Alpher (1921-2007). Session two is a joint interview with Robert Herman. Family background and early education, work at Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, studies at George Washington University, wartime employment and studies, work with Navy on detection of mines; graduate studies with George Gamow while working at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, early universe theory, first encounter and later work with Robert Herman, interaction with physics community. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and L. R. Henrich, neglect of Alpher and Herman work by astronomical community; General Electric projects: supersonic flow, re-entry physics, the Talaria project; the Penzias/Wilson observations; honors, marriage. Miscellaneous recollections about youth in Washington, D.C., service on scientific committees, public education efforts, work at General Electric. Meeting of Alpher and Herman, their collaboration, cosmological theory, work with George Gamow, Edward Teller, Hans Bethe, Edward Condon, cosmic background radiation, controversy with steady-state adherents and others; systematic neglect of their work, nucleosynthesis in stars, reactions to awards, discussions with Arno A. Penzias at the time of Nobel Prize award (with Robert W. Wilson), correspondence with S. Pasternack about P. James Peeble's cosmology papers, Alpher paper on neutrino and photon background calculation, James Follin, C. Hayashi, Steven Weinberg's presentation in his book The First Three Minutes; current cosmological efforts, A. Zee's papers on cosmology, views on the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, Fred Hoyle's recent writings. Also prominently mentioned are: Niels Henrik David Bohr, Albert Einstein, Richard Phillips Feynman, Lawrence Randolph Hafstad, Robert Hofstadter, Huntington, and H. P. Robertson. 
 Extent:  138 
 Subjects:  Alpher, Ralph | Bethe, Hans A, -- (Hans Albrecht), -- 1906-2005 | Bohr, Niels, -- 1885-1962 | Chandrasekhar, S. -- (Subrahmanyan), -- 1910-1995 | Condon, Edward Uhler, -- 1902-1974 | Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955 | Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988 | Follin, James | Gamow, George, -- 1904-1968 | Hafstad, Lawrence, -- 1904- | Henrich, L. R | Herman, Robert, -- 1914- | Hofstadter, Robert, -- 1915-1990 | Hoyle, Fred, -- 1915-2001 | Hyashi, C | Hyle, Fred | Pasternack, S | Peebles, P. J. E. -- (Phillip James Edwin) | Penzias, Arno A | Teller, Edward, -- 1908-2003 | Weinberg, Steven, -- 1933- | Wilson, Robert R., -- 1914-2000 | Wilson, Robert Woodrow, -- 1936- | Zee, A | Carnegie Institution of Washington. -- Department of Terrestrial Magnetism | City University of New York. -- City College | General Electric Company | General Motors Corporation | George Washington University | Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory | National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) | National Academy of Engineering | Princeton University | University of Maryland, College Park | University of Texas at Austin | Aerodynamics | Cosmology | Creative ability in science | Infrared spectra | Infrared spectroscopy | Macromolecules | Mines (Military explosives) | Neutrinos | Nitrogen -- Spectra | Nucleosynthesis | Photons | Proximity fuzes | Quantum theory | Radiation, Background | Solar eclipses. -- 1925 | Stars | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science | Oral histories | Interviews | Transcripts | Sound recordings

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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9Title:  Oral history interview with Vannevar Bush, 1964   
 Creator:  Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974 | Hodgins, Eric 
 Notes:  Interview conducted by Eric Hodgins, 1964. Interview conducted as part of the MIT Oral History Program. Interview deals at length with Bush's career and life, with particular emphasis on government work during World War II: the proximity fuze (Winston Churchill, Merle Tuve); cryptanalysis; development of the DUKW; beginning of the National Defense Research Committee (James Conant); Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD); organization of the Manhattan District project (J. R. Oppenheimer, Leslie Groves); A-bomb development (Franklin D. Roosevelt), Alamagordo test; German A-bomb program (Samuel Goudsmit); the V-1 rocket threat (Dwight D. Eisenhower); cooperation between military and civilian researchers; organization of British scientific research (Sir Henry T. Tizard, Lord Frederick Cherwell, Churchill); history and development of the differential analyzer (Charles Babbage). Postwar scientific research; development of National Science Foundation (Harry S. Truman); supremacy of U.S. science; Anglo-American atomic information exchange, U.S. educational system; Committee on Medical Research; patent system; guidance systems; relations between scientists and the military. Also prominently mentioned are: Niels Bohr, Karl T. Compton, Lee DuBridge, Werner Heisenberg, Alfred Loomis, Harlow Shapley, Harold Urey; Atomic Energy Commission, Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, National Academy of Sciences, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Research Council, and United States Department of the Navy. 
 Extent:  1120 
 Subjects:  Babbage, Charles, -- 1791-1871 | Bohr, Niels, -- 1885-1962 | Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, -- Viscount, -- 1886-1957 | Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965 | Compton, K. T. -- (Karl Taylor), -- 1887-1954 | Conant, James Bryant, -- 1893-1978 | DuBridge, Lee A. -- (Lee Alvin), -- 1901-1994- | Eisenhower, Dwight D. -- (Dwight David), -- 1890-1969 | Goudsmit, Samuel A. -- (Samuel Abraham), -- 1902-1978 | Groves, Leslie R., -- 1896-1970 | Heisenberg, Werner, -- 1901-1976 | Oppenheimer, J. Robert, -- 1904-1967 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945 | Shapley, Harlow, -- 1885-1972 | Truman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972 | Tuve, Merle Antony, -- 1901-1982 | Carnegie Institution of Washington | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -- Radiation Laboratory | National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) | National Institutes of Health (U.S.) | National Research Council (U.S.) | National Science Foundation (U.S.) | United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration | United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration | United States. -- Office of Scientific Research and Development | U.S. Atomic Energy Commission | Atomic bomb -- Design and construction | Cryptography | Education -- United States | Electronic differential analyzers | Guidance systems (Flight) | Manhattan Project (U.S.) | Military-industrial complex -- 20th century | Nuclear energy -- International cooperation | Patents | Proximity fuzes | Rockets (Ordnance) -- War use | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work | Oral histories | Interviews | Transcripts | DUKW (Amphibious truck) | Loomis, Alfred L. -- (Alfred Lee), -- 1887-1975 | Tizard, Henry Thomas, -- Sir, -- 1885-1959 | Urey, Harold Clayton, -- 1893-1981 | Carnegie Corporation | United States. -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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