Guide to the Papers of Thomas Lauritsen, 1922-1974

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Guide to the Papers of Thomas Lauritsen, 1922-1974

Collection number: Consult repository

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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

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  • California Institute of Technology
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  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
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May 1981. Updated in December 1999 by Charlotte E. Erwin.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Lauritsen papers,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1974
Collection number: Consult repository
Creator: Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973
Extent: 9.5 linear feet.
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: Professor of nuclear physics, California Institute of Technology, 1941-1973. Includes correspondence, proposals, monographs, research data, lecture notes, conference, travel and course materials, materials relating to work with government and professional organizations, e.g., the Atomic Energy Commission, National Academy of Sciences, and the American Physical Society. Bulk of collection from after World War II. Principal correspondent is Fay Ajzenberg-Selove; others include his father, C. C. Lauritsen, Luis Alvarez, Hans Bethe, Niels and Aage Bohr, and William A. Fowler.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

Publication Rights

Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, box and file number], Papers of Thomas Lauritsen. Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Acquisition Information

A portion of Lauritsen's papers were deposited in the Archives in 1974, a gift of Mrs. Margaret Lauritsen. In 1975, additional boxes of Lauritsen's personal correspondence were turned over to the Archives by Dr. Thomas Tombrello. Two boxes of letters of recommendation were donated by William A. Fowler in 1974 and sealed for twenty years (opened 1994). Further, in 1987 the Archives received Tommy Lauritsen's copy of the printed matter relating to the Oppenheimer cases.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Susan Trauger in May 1981. Updated by Charlotte E. Erwin in December 1999.

Biography

Thomas Lauritsen--or Tommy, as he was always called--was the son of Charles Christian Lauritsen, one of Caltech's most prominent nuclear physicists. Tommy Lauritsen's forty-one year association with Caltech began in 1932 when he entered the Institute to pursue his undergraduate degree. Following the award of his PhD in 1939, he left Caltech for postdoctoral study at what is now the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. He returned to Caltech in 1941 and was appointed to the physics faculty in 1946. He served Caltech continuously until his untimely death from cancer at the age of fifty-seven in October, 1973.
Aside from the war period, during which he was closely involved in the Caltech rocket project for the U.S. Navy, Lauritsen's research activity was directed principally to experimental investigations of the structure of atomic nuclei, with particular emphasis on the nuclides in the first row of the periodic table, the light nuclei. Beginning in 1948, in collaboration with Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, Lauritsen authored fourteen review papers which summarized current knowledge about the light nuclei. He was much admired as a teacher of physics at Caltech and co-authored with Richtmyer and Kennard the textbook Introduction to Modern Physics (5th ed., 1955).
In the last years of his career Lauritsen served the whole nuclear physics community. He played a major role in writing the report of the Weneser Panel of the Physics Survey Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. The Weneser report provided the first reliable and detailed information on the level of funding, facilities, and trained workers in nuclear physics in the United States. During the last two years of his life he was elected and served as Chairman of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, a fitting honor to one who had worked to found the division.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers, which were donated to the archives by the Lauritsen family in 1974, span the years 1922-1974, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1952-1973. The papers consist chiefly of correspondence, course and lecture notes, conferences, and reprints. There is correspondence with such prominent nuclear physicists as Thomas Bonner, D. Allan Bromley, Serge Gorodetsky, E. H. Kennard, Walter Meyerhof, Ernest Titterton, and Denys Wilkinson. The most extensive correspondence is with his collaborator of twenty-one years, Fay Ajzenberg- Selove; as well as with those researchers associated with the Kellogg Laboratory: his father, C. C. Lauritsen, William A. Fowler, Charles Barnes, Robert Macklin, Jerry Marion, and William Hornyak; and with those at the Niels Bohr Institute with whom he collaborated over the years: Niels and Aage Bohr, Jørgen Bøggild, K. J. Brostrøm, Torben Huus, and Aage Winther.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

People

Ajzenberg-Selove, Fay, 1926-
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988
Bethe, Hans Albrecht, 1906-
Bohr, Aage, 1922-
Bohr, Niels Henrik David, 1885-1962
Fowler, William A., 1911-1995
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Corporations

American Physical Society
California Institute of Technology
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Subjects

Nuclear physics--Congresses
Nuclear physics--Research
Nuclear physics--Study and teaching
World War, 1939-1945--War work. United States.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings
Monographs
Lecture notes
Proposals
Reprints (publications)

Occupations

Physicists

Related Collections

Related collections in the Caltech Archives include: the Papers of C. C. Lauritsen, the Papers of William A. Fowler. Researchers should also consult the oral history and supplemental oral history of William A. Fowler, conducted by the Caltech Archives; the oral history of Margaret Lauritsen Leighton; and copies of two interviews of Thomas Lauritsen conducted by the American Institute of Physics (B. Richman and C. Weiner, 1967), and by the China Lake Naval Weapons Center (A. B. Christman, 1969).

Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence

 

Part A: Personal correspondence

Box 1

Ajzenberg-Selove, Fay

Box 1, Folder 1

1950-1957

Box 1, Folder 2

1958

Box 1, Folder 3

1959

Box 1, Folder 4

1960

Box 1, Folder 5

1961

Box 1, Folder 6

1962

Box 1, Folder 7

1963

Box 1, Folder 8

1964

Box 1, Folder 9

1965

Box 1, Folder 10

1966

Box 1, Folder 11

1967-1968

Box 1, Folder 12

1969

Box 1, Folder 13

1970

Box 1, Folder 14

1971

Box 1, Folder 15

1972-1974

Box 1, Folder 16

Alburger, David E. 1949, 1964, 1973

Box 1, Folder 17

Allison, Samuel K. 1948-1949, 1951-1952

Box 1, Folder 18

Alvarez, Luis W. 1946, 1948, 1952

Box 2, Folder 1

A misc.

Box 2, Folder 2

Bacher, Robert F. 1952-1953, 1963

Box 2, Folder 3

Barker, F. C. 1965

Box 2, Folder 4

Barnes, Charles 1956, 1958, 1962-1963, 1967, 1970, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

Barschall, H. H. 1950-1951, 1956-1957, 1959, 1967, 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 6

Bethe, Hans A. 1947, 1949, 1967, undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Blatt, John 1949-1953

Box 2, Folder 8

Bøggild, Jørgen K. 1946-1947, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1964

Box 2, Folder 9

Bohr, Aage 1947-1954, 1961-1966, 1970-1973

Box 2, Folder 10

Bohr, Hans 1948; Bohr, Margrethe *1963, 1971-1972

Box 2, Folder 11

Bohr, Niels 1945-1947, 1950-1951, 1953, 1957

Box 2, Folder 12

Bonner, Thomas W. 1947-1950, 1952, 1954-1959, 1961, 1962

Box 2, Folder 13

Bromley, D. A. 1963, 1966, 1969-1970, 1972

Box 2, Folder 14

Brostrøm, K. J. (Laps) 1946-1950, 1961, 1965

Box 2, Folder 15

Buchta, J. W. 1945-1947, 1950-1954, 1966

Box 2, Folder 16

Buechner, W. W. 1948-1952

Box 2, Folder 17

Burcham, W. E. 1950-1951, 1954, 1958, 1965

Box 2, Folder 18

Ba-Be misc.

Box 2, Folder 19

Bh-Bo misc.

Box 2, Folder 20

Br-Bu misc.

Box 3, Folder 1

Cabot, Nick 1965-1970, 1972

Box 3, Folder 2

California Museum of Science and Industry 1964-1973

Box 3, Folder 3

Cocke, Charles (Lew) 1963-1965, 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 4

Cooper, John N. 1967-1969

Box 3, Folder 5

Ca-Ch misc.

Box 3, Folder 6

Ci-Cl misc.

Box 3, Folder 7

Co-Cu misc.

Box 3, Folder 8

Day, Robert B. 1952, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1963

Box 3, Folder 9

Devons, Samuel 1951, 1957-1958, 1967

Box 3, Folder 10

D misc.

Box 3, Folder 11

E misc.

Box 3, Folder 12

Fowler, William A.

Box 3, Folder 12

1949, 1953-1955, 1957-1958, 1961-1963

Box 3, Folder 13

1964-1969, 1971-1972

Box 3, Folder 14

French, Anthony P. 1950-1953

Box 3, Folder 15

Frisch, Otto 1948, 1950-1951

Box 3, Folder 16

F misc.

Box 3, Folder 17

Gamow, George 1946-1947, 1949, 1956

Box 3, Folder 18

Goldhaber, Maurice 1947-1950, 1953, 1958, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 19

Goldring, Gvirol 1953, 1961, 1963-1965, 1967-1968

Box 3, Folder 20

Gorodetzky, Serge 1951-1952, 1957, 1964, 1966-1967, 1969, 1972

Box 4, Folder 1

Griffiths, George 1963-1964

Box 4, Folder 2

Ga-Gi misc.

Box 4, Folder 3

Go-Gu misc.

Box 4, Folder 4

Hornyak, William F. 1949-1953, 1956, 1959, 1961

Box 4, Folder 5

Houston, W. V. 1947-1948, 1972

Box 4, Folder 6

Huber, Paul 1951, 1957, 1963-1964, 1966, 1971

Box 4, Folder 7

Huus, Torben 1950-1953, 1959, 1965

Box 4, Folder 8

Ha misc.

Box 4, Folder 9

He-Hu misc.

Box 4, Folder 10

Inglis, David R. 1947-1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956

Box 4, Folder 11

I misc.

Box 4, Folder 12

J misc.

Box 4, Folder 13-17

Kennard, E. H.

Box 4, Folder 13

1953

Box 4, Folder 14

1954 Jan-Mar

Box 4, Folder 15

1954 Apr-Jun

Box 4, Folder 16

1954 Jul-Dec

Box 4, Folder 17

1955-1962

Box 4, Folder 18

K misc.

Box 5, Folder 1

Lauritsen, Charles C. (father) 1947, 1952-1953, 1963, 1964

Box 5, Folder 2

L misc.

Box 5, Folder 3

Mackin, Robert J. 1952-1958

Box 5, Folder 4

Mandeville, C. E. 1949-1952

Box 5, Folder 5

Marion, Jerry B. 1955-1958, 1962, 1965, 1968

Box 5, Folder 6

Martin, Hugh J. 1956

Box 5, Folder 7

Mattauch, J. 1951-1953, 1963, 1964

Box 5, Folder 8

McMillan, Edwin M. 1945, 1946, 1951

Box 5, Folder 9

Meyerhof, Walter 1952, 1955, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1967, 1970, 1972

Box 5, Folder 10

Ma misc.

Box 5, Folder 11

Mc-Mi misc.

Box 5, Folder 12

Mo-My misc.

Box 5, Folder 13

N misc.

Box 5, Folder 14

Oppenheimer, J. Robert and Kitty 1954, 1972

Box 5, Folder 15

O misc.

Box 5, Folder 16

Pa-Pe misc.

Box 5, Folder 17

Ph-Pr misc.

Box 5, Folder 18

Q misc

Box 6, Folder 1

Rasmussen, V. K. 1950-1955, 1957-1958

Box 6, Folder 2

Richards, H. T. 1949-1950, 1952-1954

Box 6, Folder 3

R misc.

Box 6, Folder 4

Sellschop, J. P. F. 1962, 1964-1966, 1968, 1971-1973

Box 6, Folder 5

Stephens, W. E. 1945-1950, 1952-1953

Box 6, Folder 6

Sa-Si misc.

Box 6, Folder 7

Sl-Sp misc.

Box 6, Folder 8

St-Sy misc.

Box 6, Folder 9

Thomas, Robert G. 1950, 1952-1953

Box 6, Folder 10

Titterton, Ernest 1950-1954, 1957-1960, 1964-1965, 1968-1970

Box 6, Folder 11

T misc.

Box 6, Folder 12

U-V misc.

Box 6, Folder 13

Watson, Earnest C. 1960, 1967-1969

Box 6, Folder 14

Wilkinson, Denys H. 1950-1954, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1973

Box 6, Folder 15

Winther, Aage 1954, 1961, 1966-1967, 1969-1973

Box 6, Folder 16

Wa misc.

Box 6, Folder 17

We-Wh misc.

Box 7, Folder 1

Wi-Wy misc.

Box 7, Folder 2

Y-Z misc.

Box 7, Folder 3

Unidentified correspondence 1950-1971

 

Part B: Business and equipment correspondence

Box 7, Folder 4

High Voltage Engineering Corp. 1951-1952, 1957-1958, 1960, 1962, 1971

Box 7, Folder 5

Radiation Counter Laboratories 1946-1947, 1949-1950

Box 7, Folder 6

A-H misc.

Box 7, Folder 7

I-W misc.

 

Part C: Institute correspondence

Box 7, Folder 8-10

Caltech

Box 7, Folder 8

A-Z misc.

Box 7, Folder 9-10

Memoranda

Box 7, Folder 9

1945-1967

Box 7, Folder 10

Box 7, Folder 11-16

Niels Bohr Institute

Box 7, Folder 11

1970-1971 Jun

Box 7, Folder 12

1971 Jul-Dec

Box 7, Folder 13

1972 Jan-Jul

Box 7, Folder 14

1972 Aug-Dec

Box 7, Folder 15

1973

Box 7, Folder 16

Funding 1970, 1973

 

Series II: Professional and Governmental Organizations and Meetings

Box 7, Folder 17

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1969, 1972

Box 8, Folder 1-2

American Institute of Physics

Box 8, Folder 1

1946, 1948-1950, 1953, 1962-1966

Box 8, Folder 2

1967-1971

Box 8, Folder 2

American Physical Society

Box 8, Folder 2

Committees

Box 8, Folder 2

Fellowship

Box 8, Folder 3

1967-1968 Aug

Box 8, Folder 4

1968 Sep - 1969

Box 8, Folder 5

Miscellaneous 1954-1970

Box 8, Folder 5

Division of Nuclear Physics

Box 8, Folder 6

1964

Box 8, Folder 7

1965

Box 8, Folder 8

1966 Jan-Sep

Box 8, Folder 9

1966 Oct - 1967

Box 8, Folder 10

1968-1970

Box 8, Folder 11

1971

Box 8, Folder 12

1972 Jan-Jul

Box 8, Folder 13

1972 Aug-Dec

Box 8, Folder 14

1973

Box 9, Folder 1

Bonner Prize

Box 9, Folder 1

1967-1968 Jul

Box 9, Folder 2

1968 Aug - 1972

Box 9, Folder 3

Invited papers 1969-1972

Box 9, Folder 4

Nominating Committee 1970

Box 9, Folder 5

The Physical Review 1956, 1971

Box 9, Folder 6

Dr. Katharine Way 1972

Box 9, Folder 7

Miscellaneous 1949, 1968-1973

Box 9, Folder 7

Associated Universities, Inc.

Box 9, Folder 7

Physics Visiting Committee

Box 9, Folder 8

1966-1967

Box 9, Folder 9

1968-1969

Box 9, Folder 10

1970

Box 9, Folder 11

Canadian National Research Council 1946, 1949-1950, 1953

Box 9, Folder 12

Institute for Defense Analyses, Advanced Research Division 1958

Box 9, Folder 12

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

Box 9, Folder 13

1963-1967

Box 9, Folder 14

1968

Box 9, Folder 15

1969

Box 9, Folder 16

1970-1971

Box 9, Folder 17

1972-1973

Box 10, Folder 1

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Box 10, Folder 1

Bombing policy of U.S. in Indochina 1973

Box 10, Folder 2

General correspondence 1954-1955, 1971-1972

Box 10, Folder 3

Nominations 1969-1971

Box 10, Folder 3

Nuclear Physics Survey

Box 10, Folder 4

Joint discussion forms 1969

Box 10, Folder 5

Manpower and training panel 1969-1971

Box 10, Folder 5

Nuclear physics panel

Box 10, Folder 6

1969

Box 10, Folder 7

1970 Jan-Feb

Box 10, Folder 8

1970 Mar

Box 10, Folder 9

1970 Apr

Box 10, Folder 10

1970 May-Aug

Box 10, Folder 11

1970 Sep-Dec, 1971, 1973

Box 10, Folder 12

Nuclear Science Committee 1970-1972

Box 10, Folder 13

Other sections 1970-1973

Box 10, Folder 14

Science policy 1972

Box 11, Folder 1

Report Review Committee 1970

Box 11, Folder 2

National Research Council 1948 Jul - 1953, 1955, 1958, 1962, 1966-1967, 1969-1971

Box 11, Folder 3

National Science Foundation 1968-1971

Box 11, Folder 4

Proposal reviews 1956-1957, 1959, 1960-1963, 1971-1972

Box 11, Folder 5

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1947-1952, 1954, 1956-1958, 1961, 1964, 1967-1971

Box 11, Folder 6

U.S. Army Research Office 1952, 1965-1968

Box 11, Folder 7

Atomic Energy Commission 1949-1951, 1953, 1958-1964, 1969, 1971-1972

Note

See also: Section V, 13.3-13.4
Box 11, Folder 7

Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare: Fellowship Review Panel

Box 11, Folder 8

Case: Richard E. Healey 1966

Box 11, Folder 9-10

Case exhibits 1, 2

Box 11, Folder 11

Dept. of State 1957-1958

Box 11, Folder 11

Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern

Box 11, Folder 12

General historical correspondence 1951, 1971, 1973

Box 11, Folder 13

Printed matter re artillery rockets, silver anniversary 1946, 1968

Box 11, Folder 14

Interview with T. Lauritsen re Caltech wartime rocket work 1969

Box 11, Folder 15

Office of Naval Research 1946-1971

Box 11, Folder 16

Miscellaneous (A-Z)

 

Series III: Conferences

Box 12, Folder 1

American Association of Physics Teachers: Improvement of Physics Courses 1959-1960 [correspondence

Box 12, Folder 1

Birmingham Conference on Nuclear Physics 1953 Jul 13-18

Box 12, Folder 2

Correspondence

Box 12, Folder 3

Printed matter

Box 12, Folder 3

Copenhagen conferences

Box 12, Folder 4

Problems of Quantum Physics 1951 Jul 6-10

Box 12, Folder 4

Nuclear Physics

Box 12, Folder 5

1953 notes and printed matter notes and printed matter

Box 12, Folder 6

1961 May 23-27

Box 12, Folder 7

Heidelberg Conference on Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Radiation 1951 Jul 1-4

Box 12, Folder 8

Travel correspondence 1951

Box 12, Folder 9

International Conference on Nuclear Physics 1966 Sep 12-17

Box 12, Folder 10

Invitations declined 1956-1971

 

Series IV: Publication Correspondence and Referee Reports

Box 12, Folder 11

Physics Handbook, American Institute of Physics 1953-1954, 1956

Box 12, Folder 12

McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1946-1970

Box 12, Folder 13

Nuclear Physics Journal, North Holland Publishing Co. 1963-1969, 1971, 1973

Box 12, Folder 14

The Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society 1948-1959, 1965-1972

Box 12, Folder 15

The Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics 1947-1951

Box 12, Folder 16

Reviews of Modern Physics, American Physical Society 1954, 1969, 1971

Box 12, Folder 17

A-O misc.

Box 12, Folder 18

P-Y misc.

Box 12, Folder 19

Referee reports 1954-1955, 1962, 1967-1971

 

Series V: Correspondence and Documents Relating to Atomic Radiation

Box 13, Folder 1

Arms Control and Foreign Policy Seminars 1970-1971

Box 13, Folder 1

Atomic Radiation

Box 13, Folder 2

Anti-ballistic missiles (ABM) 1961

Box 13, Folder 2

Atomic Energy Commission

Box 13, Folder 3

1955-1956

Box 13, Folder 4

1957

Box 13, Folder 5

Federation of American Scientists Bulletin and Statements 1955-1957

Box 13, Folder 6

General correspondence 1956

Box 13, Folder 7

Hydrogen bomb (H-bomb) tests 1956

Box 13, Folder 8

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy 1957-1959

Box 13, Folder 9

National Academy of Sciences reports: "The Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation" 1956

Box 13, Folder 10

Newspaper clippings 1956

Box 13, Folder 11

Printed matter re radiation exposure 1947, 1957, 1972, n.d.

Box 13, Folder 12

Security clearance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer 1954

Note

See also: Section X, 21.1-21.2
 

Series VI: Manuscripts and Notes

 

Part A: Course lecture notes

Box 13, Folder 13

Physics IIIa, b 1958-1959

Box 14, Folder 1

Physics 1959

Box 14, Folder 2

Physics III (R. P. Feynman's course) 1961-1962

 

Part B: Kellogg Radiation Laboratory

Box 15, Folder 1

Notes, research ideas and projects

Box 15, Folder 1

Current projects 1961

Box 15, Folder 1

Cyclotron project

Box 15, Folder 2

1964-1965

Box 15, Folder 3

1966

Box 15, Folder 4

1967

Box 15, Folder 5

OSRD Project Vista: monograph 1, "Artillery and Aircraft Rockets" 1951 declassified declassified

Box 15, Folder 6

Patented cantilever quartz fiber electroscope n.d. printed matter printed matter

Box 15, Folder 7

Physics Club 1960-1963

Box 15, Folder 8

Possible experiments 1953-1955

Box 15, Folder 9

Proposal for 10 meV electrostatic accelerator 1956

Box 15, Folder 10

Spectrometer 1962

Box 15, Folder 11

Student questionnaire 1971-1972

Box 16, Folder 1

Tandem Accelerator Project I 1958-1959

Box 16, Folder 2

Tandem Accelerator Project II 1958-1961

 

Part C: Lectures

 

Research activities

Box 16, Folder 3

1953

Box 16, Folder 4

1955-1956

Box 16, Folder 5

1960

Box 16, Folder 6

1964

Box 16, Folder 7

1966-1967

Box 16, Folder 8

1972

 

Notes on lectures from other physicists 1952-1954

Box 16, Folder 9

1952-1954

Box 16, Folder 10

1955-1956

Box 16, Folder 11

1957-1959

Box 16, Folder 12

1960

Box 17, Folder 1

1961

Box 17, Folder 2

1962-1964

Box 17, Folder 3

1965-1967

Box 17, Folder 4

Notes and misc. 1940-1945, 1959

 

Part D: Reprints

Box 17, Folder 5

T. Lauritsen and others re fission fragments

Box 17, Folder 5

"Cloud Chamber Studies of Fission Fragment Tracks" 1940

Box 17, Folder 5

"A High Tension Apparatus for Nuclear Research" 1940

Box 17, Folder 5

"Range-Velocity Relation for Fission Fragments in Helium" 1941

Box 17, Folder 5

Fission fragment manuscript and photos [untitled and undated]

Box 17, Folder 6

Niels Bohr

Box 17, Folder 6

"Om Atomernes Bygning" 1922

Box 17, Folder 6

"Atomic Theory and Mechanics" 1925

Box 17, Folder 6

"The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory" 1928

Box 17, Folder 6

"Faraday Lecture. Chemistry and the Quantum Theory of Atomic Constitution" 1932

Box 17, Folder 6

"Atomic Stability and Conservation Laws" 1931

Box 17, Folder 6

"Lys og Liv," Særtryk af Naturens Verden1933

Box 17, Folder 6

"Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete?" 1935

Box 17, Folder 6

"Zeeman Effect and Theory of Atomic Constitution" 1935

Box 17, Folder 6

"Neutron Capture and Nuclear Constitution" 1936

Box 17, Folder 7

"Transmutations of Atomic Nuclei" 1937

Box 17, Folder 7

"Mécanique Nucléaire," Congrès du Palais de la Découverte1937

Box 17, Folder 7

"Kausalitet og Komplementaritet," Særtryk af Naturens Verden 1937

Box 17, Folder 7

"Referate und Diskussionen: Physik I," Erkenntnis1936

Box 17, Folder 7

"Biology and Atomic Physics" 1938

Box 17, Folder 7

"Wirkungsquantum und Atomkern," 1938

Box 17, Folder 7

"Biologi og Atomfysik," Særtryk af Naturens Verden1938

Box 17, Folder 7

"Virkningskvantum og Atomkerne," Særtryk af Fysisk Tidsskrift 1938

Box 17, Folder 7

"Fysikkens Erkendelseslære og Menneskekulturerne" 1939

Box 17, Folder 7

"Nuclear Reactions in the Continuous Energy Region" 1939

Box 17, Folder 7

"Resonance in Uranium and Thorium Disintegrations and the Phenomenon of Nuclear Fission" 1939

Box 17, Folder 7

"Scattering and Stopping of Fission Fragments" 1940

Box 17, Folder 8

"Velocity-Range Relation for Fission Fragments" 1941

Box 17, Folder 8

"Niels Bohr. An Essay," by L. Rosenfeld 1945

Box 17, Folder 8

"Nyere Undersøgelser over Atomkernernes Omdannelser," Særtryk af Fysisk Tidsskrift 1941

Box 17, Folder 8

"Univerisitetet og Forkskningen," 1941

Box 17, Folder 8

"Tale ved Mindehøjtideligheden for Ole Chievitz" 1946

Box 17, Folder 8

"Atomic Physics and International Cooperation" 1947

Box 17, Folder 8

"On the Notions of Causality and Complementarity," Dialectica 1948

Box 17, Folder 8

"Niels Bohr om spøg og alvor i videnskaben" 1949

Box 17, Folder 8

"Atomerne og vor erkendelse" 1949

Box 17, Folder 8

"Niels Bohr hylder Albert Einstein" 1949

Box 17, Folder 8

"Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics" 1949

Box 17, Folder 8

"Open Letter to the United Nations" 1950

Box 17, Folder 8

"Atomphysik und internationale Zusammenarbeit," Universitas 1951

Box 17, Folder 8

"Medical Research and Natural Philosophy," Acta Medica Scandenavica1952

Box 17, Folder 8

"Physical Models and Living Organisms" 1961

Box 17, Folder 8

"Die Entstehung der Quantenmechanik" n.d.

Box 17, Folder 8

"Dialectics of Atomic Nuclei," by George Gamow n.d.

 

Part E: Miscellaneous

Box 17, Folder 9

Thesis 1939

Box 17, Folder 10

Travel notes 1964

 

Series VII: Nominations for Awards

Box 17, Folder 11-13

Enrico Fermi Award

Box 17, Folder 11

Tom Bonner 1963

Box 17, Folder 12

William A. Fowler 1976

Box 17, Folder 13

J. Robert Oppenheimer 1959, 1962

Box 17, Folder 14-16

Ernest O. Lawrence Award

Box 17, Folder 14

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove 1972

Box 17, Folder 15

Ben R. Mottelson 1964

Box 17, Folder 16

Thomas A. Tombrello 1973

Box 17, Folder 17

National Medal of Science: William A. Fowler 1969-1972

Box 17, Folder 18-20

Nobel Prize

Box 17, Folder 18

Aage Bohr and Ben R. Mottelson 1972

Box 17, Folder 19

William A. Fowler 1972

Box 17, Folder 20

Murray Gell-Mann 1968

 

Series VIII: Personal and Biographical

Box 18, Folder 1

Bibliography of T. Lauritsen publications

Box 18, Folder 2

Biographical dictionary forms

Box 18, Folder 3

Biographical information forms (Caltech); list of foreign countries visited 1962

Box 18, Folder 4

Curriculum vitae

Box 18, Folder 5-18

T. Lauritsen's death and memorials

Box 18, Folder 5

Condolence letters 1973

Box 18, Folder 6

Memorial fund 1974

 

Memorial service at Caltech 1973 Nov 1

Box 18, Folder 7

Financial and printing arrangements

Box 18, Folder 8

Notification wires of Lauritsen's death

Box 18, Folder 9

Planning arrangements for speakers and location

Box 18, Folder 10

Speakers' drafts

Box 18, Folder 11

Transcript of the service

 

Memorial tributes

Box 18, Folder 12

"Whither U.S. Nuclear Science?," by D. Allan Bromley, American Physical Society, Washington D.C. 1974 Apr 24

Box 18, Folder 13

The California Tech 1973 Oct 26

Box 18, Folder 14

"Tl and Helium Burning in Stars," by William A. Fowler, American Physical Society, Washington D.C. 1974 Apr 25

Box 18, Folder 15

Division of Nuclear Physics Banquet 1973 Nov 2; "The Light Nuclei," by Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, American Physical Society, Washington D.C. 1974 Apr 24

Box 18, Folder 16

Thomas Tombrello 1973 Oct

Box 18, Folder 17

Obituaries

Box 18, Folder 18

Miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 19-26

Honors and appointments

Box 18, Folder 19

American Institute of Physics 1966, 1968

Box 18, Folder 20

American Physical Society 1949, 1957, 1966-1971, 1974

Box 18, Folder 21

Caltech Faculty Office listing of honors and awards 1945, 1957, 1960-1970

Box 18, Folder 22

National Academy of Sciences 1965, 1967-1969

Box 18, Folder 23

Letter of election; letters of congratulations 1969

Box 18, Folder 24

National Research Council 1951, 1968-1969, 1971

Box 18, Folder 25

National Science Foundation 1960, 1965, 1968

Box 18, Folder 26

A-Z misc.

Box 18, Folder 27-28

C. C. Lauritsen Memorial Fund: thank-you letters, lists of contributors 1969-1973

Box 18, Folder 29

Lauritsen, Sigrid (T. Lauritsen's mother) 1952 [correspondence

Box 18, Folder 30-36

Leaves and sabbaticals

Box 18, Folder 30

Applications for leaves of absence 1957, 1963, 1966, 1970

Box 18, Folder 31

Application to Conference Board of Associated Research Councils for Fulbright appointment in Denmark 1952

Box 18, Folder 32

Denmark sabbatical 1962-1963

Box 18, Folder 33

Application to John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for fellowship appointments 1952-1953

Box 18, Folder 34

Lectures for the Physical Society of Zürich and Basel 1953

Box 18, Folder 35-36

Lectures for the U.S. Educational Foundation

Box 18, Folder 35

Liège and Louvain, Belgium 1953

Box 18, Folder 36

Denmark and Norway 1952-1953

Box 18, Folder 37

Interview with T. Lauritsen by Barry Richman and Charles Weiner for the American Institute of Physics 1967 Feb 16

Box 18, Folder 38

Parodies, undated

Box 18, Folder 39

Personnel security questionnaires and clearances 1942-1973

Box 18, Folder 40

Positions declined 1946

Box 18, Folder 41

Caltech salary increases, employee status reports, letters of appointment 1942, 1946-1973

Box 18, Folder 42

Miscellaneous

 

Series XI: Recommendations

Box 19, Folder 1

Ab-Ay

Box 19, Folder 2

Ba-Bu

Box 19, Folder 3

El-Fr

Box 19, Folder 4

Da-Dy

Box 19, Folder 5

El-Fr

Box 19, Folder 6

Ga-Gr

Box 19, Folder 7

Ha-Hu

Box 19, Folder 8

In-Ku

Box 19, Folder 9

La-Li

Box 20, Folder 1

Ma-Mc

Box 20, Folder 2

Me-Mo

Box 20, Folder 3

Mi-No

Box 20, Folder 4

O-Pj

Box 20, Folder 5

Po-Ro

Box 20, Folder 6

Sa-Sm

Box 20, Folder 7

Sn-St

Box 20, Folder 8

Ta-Tu

Box 20, Folder 9

Va-Wo

Box 20, Folder 10

Ye-Zi

 

Series X: Supplements

Box 21, Folder 1-2

[Added to collection September, 1987]

 

U. S. Atomic Energy Commission in the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Box 21, Folder 1

Transcript of hearing before Personnel Security Board 1954 Apr 12 1954 May 6

Box 21, Folder 2

Brief on behalf of J. Robert Oppenheimer 1954 Jun 7

Box 21, Folder 3

[Added to collection from W. A. Fowler Papers, January, 2000]

Box 21, Folder 3

Plaque, Sigma Pi Sigma 196