This collection contains the papers of former Stanford professor and Nobel Prize winning physicist Robert Hofstadter. Included
are lab notebooks and research data; lecture notes and teaching materials; writings, drafts, and reprints; grant proposals;
incoming and outgoing correspondence; travel and conference papers; legal papers; biographical and personal materials;clippings;
photographs; and a small amount of audiovisual material. The papers cover a wide swath of Hofstadter's career, including his
student and postgraduate work at Princeton University; wartime positions at The United States National Bureau of Standards
and Norden Laboratory; Stanford research including electron scattering and coronary angiography; and his collaboration with
NASA personnel on the Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET).
Robert (Rubvin) Hofstadter was born in New York City, on February 5, 1915. He was one of four children of Polish immigrants,
Louis and Henrietta (Koenigsberg) Hofstadter. Hofstadter was educated in New York City and attended the City College of New
York (CCNY) receiving his B.S. degree magna cum laude.
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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/publicationserv/permissions.html.
Letters of recommendation in Accession 1995-014 and Accession 2008-003 are restricted. Otherwise the collection is open for
research. The collection is stored off site; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.