Preliminary Guide to the William Francis Whitmore Papers, 1945-1991

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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the William Francis Whitmore Papers, 1945-1991

Collection number: M0915

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Whitmore, William Francis. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1945-1991
Collection number: M0915
Creator: Whitmore, William Francis.
Extent: 36 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Mathematician in the field of oceanography; scientist and later consultant with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Head of the division of Thermal Energy Conversion where he worked on the development of the Polaris missile; later scientific analyst and consultant to various Department of Defense agencies.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Whitmore Family Trust, 1997.

Preferred Citation

William Francis Whitmore Papers. M0915. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Mathematician in the field of oceanography; scientist and later consultant with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Head of the division of Thermal Energy Conversion where he worked on the development of the Polaris missile; later scientific analyst and consultant to various Department of Defense agencies.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.
Naval Research Advisory Committee.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Program (National Science.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Conference.
Root, Leonard Eugene.
Oceanography.
Polaris missile.
Science--History.
Mathematicians--United States.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Biographical Material Accession no. 1997-018

Box 1

Chronological files1966 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 1

Correspondence1966 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 1

Naval Weapons Lab Dahlgren, 1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, reports, reprint)
Box 1

Lockkheed Research Council, 1969-1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, reports)
Box 1

Rand Corp., 1970 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, reports)
Box 1

Lockheed Research Council, 1966-1976 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(articles, correspondence)
Box 1

Meeting - House Committee on Science & Astronautics with Panel on Science & Technology, 1970 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reprints, report)
Box 1

National Research Council, 1975-1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, workshop schedule, articles, report)
Box 1

Workshop Materials, 1975 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, articles, notes)
Box 1

Systems Analysis 1966-1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, correspondence)
Box 1

NRAC (Naval Research Advisory Committee) Laboratory Advisory Board for Ordnance 1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, correspondence, articles)
Box 1

LMSC (Lockheed Missile and Space Company) - Ocean Systems Consultants, 1961-1963 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(resumes, correspondence, requests)
Box 1

LMSC (Lockheed Missile and Space Company) - Ocean Systems Consultants,1963-1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, correspondence)
Box 1

DSB (Defense Science Board) Historical, 1961-1964 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, articles)
Box 1

NRAC, 1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, articles)
Box 2

WFW ChronJun 1968-Dec 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

WFW ChronJan 1968-Jun 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Chron - Whitmore 1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Correspondence - WFW 1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Travel Expenses Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

NAE (National Academy of Engineering) - Ocean Systems Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Lockheed Research Council, 1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Lockheed Research Council, 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

Lockheed Research Council, 1969 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 2

IAC (Industry Advisory Council) Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Lockheed Research Council Minutes, 1964-1965 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Sea Bottom Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

OTEC - 1 Red Team Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Red Team, Sep 1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Fleet Ballistic Missile System Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Ocean Systems, 1968-1979 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

DSRV (Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle) 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Sherwin Speech Project, 1965-1966 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

DSB/IDA (Institute for Defense Analysis) Reviews, 1964-1966 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

FBM (Fleet Ballistic Missile System) 1976-1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Ocean Technology Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

Ocean Systems, 1980-1981 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

NRAC - NOL (Naval Ordnance Lab) - NWL (Naval Weapons Lab) - org. structures, 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

NRAC, 1969-1973 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

NRAC, 1970-1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 3

NOL, 1973 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC, 1973 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

Lockheed Research Council Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC, 1968-1972 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC, 1971-1974 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(STRICOM Proposal)
Box 4

NRAC, Apr 1970-Sep 1970 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC, Sep 1969-Mar 1970 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

LABO (Laboratory Advisory Board for Ordnance), 1968-1969 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC Marine Corps Panel, 1970-1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

NRAC, 1969 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

Photographs Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

Notes on French Railroad System, 1945 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 4

Logistics as a Target System, 1969 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(article)
Box 5

Photographs Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

LMSC Nuclear, 1967, 1969 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

LMSC, Horizon, OceanSystems, FBM, 1971-1988 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(articles, photographs, correspondence, reports)
Box 5

C3 Contract, 1969-1987 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Personnel Records, 1959-1984 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Miscellaneous, 1963 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

LABO, 1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

NAE - Marine Board, 1972-1975 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

WFW Miscellaneous Clippings Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

WFW Personal Letters, 1961-1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Miscellaneous Articles Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Ocean Systems, 1973-1974 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Scaling Laws, 1970 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

NRAC, 1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(correspondence, articles)
Box 5

DSSV, 1968 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Miscellaneous, 1971 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

Ocean Mining, 1974-1982 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 5

NAE Marine Board, Ocean Systems, 1974-1979 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

NAE Marine Board, Ocean Systems, 1974-1979 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Speeches Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Ocean Systems Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Ocean Systems, 1976-1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

NAE Meeting, Jun 1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Deep Sea Drilling, 1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Oil Spills, 1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Oil Recovery, 1976-1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Ocean Technology Transfer, 1973 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

Ocean Systems, 1977-1978 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

National Research Council - Marine Technology in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1977 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 6

"LMSC & Personal," 1959-1962 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(notes, articles, reports, correspondence, photographs)
Box 6

"LMSC & Personal," 1976-1991 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(notes, articles, reports, correspondence, photographs)
Box 7

"LMSC & Personal,"1964-1985 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(notes, articles, correspondence)
Box 7

"LMSC & Personal,"1935-1972 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(articles, correspondence, reprints, notes)
Box 8

"LMSC & Personal,"1964-1983 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, articles, clippings, correspondence, publications)
Box 8

"LMSC & Personal,"1979-1983 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(articles, correspondence, newsletters, publications, brochures, reports, speeches)
Box 8

"LMSC & Personal,"1958-1967 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, articles, reprints)
Box 9

"LMSC & Personal,"1959-1973 Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

(reports, articles, reprints)
Box 9

Of Men and Stars, Lockheed history, Mar 1957-Jan 1958 Accession no. 1997-018

Box 9

Telephone Directories: Accession no. 1997-018

Scope and Content Note

Department of Energy, 1981 -- Office of Chief of Naval Operations, 1964 -- Special Projects, Dept. of Navy, 1965 -- LMSC, 1958-1982 (not complete) -- Daily Calendar Notes, 1979-1982
Box 1

Papers from master bedroom Accession no. 1997-114

Box 2

Papers and reports Accession no. 1997-114

Box 3

Papers and reports Accession no. 1997-114

Box 4

Papers, NRAC & Personl Accession no. 1997-114

Box 5

Documents/Miscellaneous Accession no. 1997-114

Box 6

Papers Accession no. 1997-114

Box 7

Documents/Miscellaneous Accession no. 1997-114

Box 8

Papers, non-work Accession no. 1997-114

Box 9

Lockheed papesr Accession no. 1997-114

Box 10

Letters, R.S. Wersheim Accession no. 1997-114

Box 11

Papers Accession no. 1997-114

Box 12

Lockheed papers, personal file (w/vita) Accession no. 1997-114

Box 13

Lockheed, activity logs, chief scientist 1962+, K.C. Black Accession no. 1997-114

Box 14

Lockheed papers Accession no. 1997-114

Oversize 15

photos, prints, etc. Accession no. 1997-114