Guide to the Eric Hutchinson Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0809
Creator: Hutchinson, Eric
Title: Eric Hutchinson papers
Dates: 1954-1982
Physical Description: 1 Linear feet
Summary: Although Hutchinson's professional field was chemistry, these papers pertain to his interest in history. They primarily relate to his research (done in the late 1960s) on scientific research in England prior to World War II and includes notes on the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Chemistry Research Board, National Physical Laboratory, Physics Research Board, and the Radio Research Board and his typescript paper "The Radio Research Board and the Early History of Radio Direction Finding." Materials pertaining to Stanford University's history include Helen Dwight Fisher's paper on Leland Stanford, photocopy of the minutes from the first faculty meeting, 1891, correspondence with Joshua Lederberg on Medical School history, 1982, and a photograph of D. S. Jordan with Prof. Franklin, ca. 1926. Other items in the collection include miscellaneous correspondence with James Beck, Philip A. Leighton, and Edward Shils, 1969-77; and a genealogy booklet on the Hoadley family, 1972.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Eric Hutchinson Papers (SC0809). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Eric Hutchinson, born in England in 1920, was educated at the University of Cambridge (1938-1945), earning all three of his degrees in chemistry. He taught at Sheffield University and Fordham University, before joining the Stanford faculty in 1949. In addition to his research and teaching duties, he served a term as academic secretary to the University; designed the shields and flags that represent the University, the Office of the President, the graduate division and the seven schools; and wrote a history of Stanford's department of chemistry. He became emeritus in 1983 and died on November 14, 2005.

Description of the Collection

Although Hutchinson's professional field was chemistry, these papers pertain to his interest in history. They primarily relate to his research (done in the late 1960s) on scientific research in England prior to World War II and includes notes on the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Chemistry Research Board, National Physical Laboratory, Physics Research Board, and the Radio Research Board and his typescript paper "The Radio Research Board and the Early History of Radio Direction Finding." Materials pertaining to Stanford University's history include Helen Dwight Fisher's paper on Leland Stanford, photocopy of the minutes from the first faculty meeting, 1891, correspondence with Joshua Lederberg on Medical School history, 1982, and a photograph of D. S. Jordan with Prof. Franklin, ca. 1926. Other items in the collection include miscellaneous correspondence with James Beck, Philip A. Leighton, and Edward Shils, 1969-77; and a genealogy booklet on the Hoadley family, 1972.

Access Terms

Fisher, Helen Dwight.
Great Britain. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Hutchinson, Eric
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Lederberg, Joshua.
Leighton, Philip Albert, 1897-
National Physical Laboratory (Great Britain).
Shils, Edward, 1910-1995.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--History.
Radar--Great Britain--History.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Beck, James, correspondence, 1972

Box 1, Folder 2

Carnochan, "English Literary History at Stanford," reprint 1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Fisher, Helen Dwight, "Leland Stanford, 1824-1893," typescript carbon

Box 1, Folder 4

Hoadley genealogy booklet, 1972

Box 1, Folder 4.1

Hutchinson, "A Heraldic Shield for the Associates," Imprint, October 1983

Box 1, Folder 5

Lederberg, Joshua, letter, 1982, and photocopies of other letters and articles re SU Medical School history, 1954-78

Box 1, Folder 6

Leighton, Philip A., letter, 1977

Box 1, Folder 7

Photograph of D. S. Jordan with Prof. Franklin, ca. 1926

Box 1, Folder 8

Photograph and illustration showing SU banners designed by Hutchinson

Box 1, Folder 9

The Radio Research Board and the Early History of Radio Direction Finding, typescript paper

Box 1, Folder 10

Shils, Edward, correspondence, 1969-72

Box 1, Folder 11

S. U. faculty, minutes of first meeting (photocopy), Oct. 3, 1891

Box 1, Folder 12

Lecture notes on scientific policy

Box 1, Folder 13

Research notes on air defense

Box 1, Folder 14

Research notes on RDF

Box 1, Folder 15

Research notes on DSIR [Department of Scientific and Industrial Research]

Box 1, Folder 16

Research notes on Chemistry Research Board and DSIR

Box 1, Folder 17

Research notes on Chemistry Research Board and DSIR

Box 1, Folder 18

Research notes on Advisory Council and Chemistry Research Board

Box 1, Folder 19

Research notes on Radio Research Board

Box 2, Folder 1

Research notes on National Physical Laboratory

Box 2, Folder 2

Research notes on National Physical Laboratory and other topics

Box 2, Folder 3

Research notes on National Physical Laboratory and Physics Research Board

Box 2, Folder 4

Research notes on National Physical Laboratory and Physics Research Board

Box 2, Folder 5

Research notes Physics Research Board

Box 2, Folder 6

Research notes on DSIR

Box 2, Folder 7

Research notes on DSIR and other topics

Box 2, Folder 8

Research notes (metals, alloys, and DSIR)

Box 2, Folder 9

Research notes, unlabelled

Box 2, Folder 10

Research notes, unlabelled

Box 2, Folder 11

Research notes, unlabelled

Box 2, Folder 12

Research notes, unlabelled