Guide to the Edward Ginzton Papers

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

Call Number: SC0330
Creator: Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-
Title: Edward Ginzton papers
Dates: circa 1937-1992
Physical Description: 105 Linear feet
Summary: Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.
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

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Cite As

Edward Ginzton Papers (SC0330). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Co-founder of Varian Associates and a pioneer in microwave tube technology and linear accelerator development. As a graduate student at Stanford during the 1930's, Ginzton joined Russell and Sigurd Varian and physics professors William W. Hansen and David L. Webster to develop the klystron tube, an integral part of radar and the linear accelerator concept. After working on radar systems during World War II, Ginzton returned to Stanford in 1946 as a professor of applied physics. He joined Hansen in the establishment of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford. Becoming director of the Laboratory in 1949, he worked with Henry Kaplan in adapting the linear accelerator for the treatment of cancer. He directed Project M, which led to the construction of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (a two-mile linear accelerator). In 1948, Ginzton helped found Varian Associates, becoming chairman of the board and chief executive officer in 1959. Ginzton was elected a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering; he has also served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

Description of the Collection

Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.

Access Terms

Ginzton, Edward Leonard, 1915-
Ginzton, Edward.
Hansen, William Webster, 1909-1949.
Kaplan, Henry S.
Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.
National Academy of Sciences.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Stanford Midpeninsular Urban Coalition.
Stanford University. Dept. of Physics--Faculty.
Stanford University. Microwave Laboratory.
Stanford University. W.W. Hansen Laboratory of Physics.
Varian, Dorothy, 1907-
Varian, Russell Harrison, 1898-1959
Varian, Sigurd Fergus, 1901-1961
High Technology Industry--California--Santa Clara County.
Klystrons.
Microelectronics Industry--California--Santa Clara County.
Microwaves.
Physics.
Research and Development Contracts.
Science and Industry.
Science--History.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-1995-179

Box 1, Folder 1

Abernathy, Susan

Box 1, Folder 2

Anelva

Box 1, Folder 3

Ansel Adams

Box 1, Folder 4

Ansel Adams Photography Center

Box 1, Folder 5

Area 5

Box 1, Folder 6

Biographies (1974-1991)

Box 1, Folder 7

Biographies (1959-1973)

Box 1, Folder 8

Bloch, Felix

Box 1, Folder 9

Bd of Directors Desk File (1983-1990)

Box 1, Folder 10

Brown, Governor

Box 1, Folder 11

Budker, Prof

Box 1, Folder 12

Courtillot, Mano

Box 1, Folder 13

Cron file current

Box 1, Folder 14

Cron file Jan.-June 1991

Box 1, Folder 15

Cron file July-Dec 1990

Box 1, Folder 16

Cron file Jan.-June 1990

Box 1, Folder 17

Cron file July-Dec 1989

Box 1, Folder 18

Cron file Jan.-June 1989

Box 1, Folder 19

Cron file Jan.-Aug. 1988

Box 1, Folder 20

Cron file Sept-Dec 1988

Box 1, Folder 21

Chodorow, Marvin

Box 1, Folder 22

Cranston, Tunney etc.

Box 2, Folder 1

E.M.I

Box 2, Folder 2

Eugenics

Box 2, Folder 3

Engineering Hall of Fame

Box 2, Folder 4

English Klystron, CV-150

Box 2, Folder 5

Ernst, Richard

Box 2, Folder 6

Expense Reports, 1986-1992

Box 2, Folder 7

Exploratorium, The

Box 2, Folder 8

Fellows Meetings, 1990

Box 2, Folder 9

Fellows Meetings, 1989

Box 2, Folder 10

Finland

Box 2, Folder 11

Garner, John

Box 2, Folder 12

Ginzton Scholarship

Box 2, Folder 13

Hansen, Jim

Box 2, Folder 14

Housing-Hewlett-Packard

Box 2, Folder 15

Hypothermia

Box 2, Folder 16

I.E.E.E. 1983-1988

Box 2, Folder 17

I.E.E.E. 1979-1982

Box 2, Folder 18

I.E.E.E. Honorary Membership Com.

Box 2, Folder 19

India

Box 2, Folder 20

Instrument Group Task Force

Box 2, Folder 21

Leased Car Expenses

Box 2, Folder 22

Library

Box 2, Folder 23

Magmt. Meeting June 14-16 1987

Box 2, Folder 24

Malinowsky, Prof J

Box 2, Folder 25

Maps

Box 2, Folder 26

McBride, William J.

Box 3, Folder 1

Microwave Journal Article 7/78

Box 3, Folder 2

Microwaves

Box 3, Folder 3

N.E.C.

Box 3, Folder 4

Neva 1977–1978

Box 3, Folder 5

N.M.R.

Box 3, Folder 6

Britton Chance-N.M.R.

Box 3, Folder 7

N.M.R. Report 10/81

Box 3, Folder 8

Non financial Objectives/Varian

Box 3, Folder 9

Organ, Henry

Box 3, Folder 10

One Hundred Dollar Idea, The

Box 3, Folder 11

Oral History by Sharon Mercer

Box 3, Folder 12

Osawa, Dr. J

Box 3, Folder 13

Peninsula Community Foundation

Box 3, Folder 14

Palo Alto City Council

Box 3, Folder 15

Panofsky Prize

Box 3, Folder 16

Passport Information

Box 3, Folder 17

Peninsula Community Foundation

Box 3, Folder 18

Perham Foundation-Electronics Museum

Box 3, Folder 19

Product Tree, The (Varian)

Box 3, Folder 20

Radiotherapy for Arthritis

Box 3, Folder 21

Raychem

Box 3, Folder 22

Russia

Box 3, Folder 23

Russian Delegation, Visit of 10/23/86

Box 3, Folder 24

Reimbursements

Box 4, Folder 1

Schultz, Dr. Milton D Massachusetts Gen. Hospital

Box 4, Folder 2

S.E.C.

Box 4, Folder 3

Security Briefing Document

Box 4, Folder 4

Sege, Tom, Cron File

Box 4, Folder 5

Service Awards Banquets

Box 4, Folder 6

Shields vs. Battaglia, et al

Box 4, Folder 7

Signature Authorizations

Box 4, Folder 8

Simpson, Gary

Box 4, Folder 9

Subscriptions

Box 4, Folder 10

Systems Business

Box 4, Folder 11

T & E Meeting

Box 4, Folder 12

Time Card Awareness Handbook

Box 4, Folder 13

Varian Alumni Group

Box 4, Folder 14

Varian Development Corp. (V.D.C)

Box 4, Folder 15

Varian Foundation/Dorothy Varian

Box 4, Folder 16

Varian, Russell H. Portfolio IV Inventory

Box 5, Folder 1

American Assembly

Box 5, Folder 2

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center 1992

Box 5, Folder 3

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center 1989-1991

Box 5, Folder 4

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center 1986–1988

Box 5, Folder 5

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center Meeting March 18- 19, 1988

Box 5, Folder 6

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center Meeting November 13–14, 1ª88

Box 5, Folder 7

American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- Western Center 1985-1988

Box 5, Folder 8

National Academy of Engineering

Box 5, Folder 9

William Miller's Nomination-N.A.E.

Box 5, Folder 10

National Academy of Sciences 1991

Box 5, Folder 11

National Academy of Sciences 1988-1990

Box 6, Folder 1

National Academy of Science 1973-1981

Box 6, Folder 2

National Academy of Science--Annual Meetings

Box 6, Folder 3

National Academy of Science--Bulgaria

Box 6, Folder 4

National Academy of Science--Comm/Human rights

Box 6, Folder 5

National Academy of Science--Nominations 1975–1979

Box 6, Folder 6

National Academy of Science--Engineering, Beckman Center

Box 6, Folder 7

National Academy of Science--Comm/Scientific & National Security 1982-1986

Box 6, Folder 8

National Academy of Science--Correspondence 1982-1986

Box 6, Folder 9

National Academy of Science--Nominations 1980-1982

Box 6, Folder 10

National Academy of Science--Nominations 1983-1986

Box 6, Folder 11

National Academy of Science--1983-1985

Box 6, Folder 12

National Academy of Science--N.R.C. (Animal Behavior) Trips: 1986, 1987, 1988

Box 6, Folder 13

National Research Council-- 1985-1988

Box 7, Folder 1

Retirement Committee 1994

Box 7, Folder 2

Retirement Committee Meeting 10/92

Box 7, Folder 3

Retirement Committee Meeting 8/91

Box 7, Folder 4

Retirement Committee Meeting 6/92

Box 7, Folder 5

Retirement Committee Correspondence 1992

Box 7, Folder 6

Retirement Committee Meetings 1990

Box 7, Folder 7

Retirement Committee Meetings 1988-89

Box 7, Folder 8

Retirement Committee Agenda & Minutes

Box 7, Folder 9

Retirement Committee Correspondence 1988-91

Box 7, Folder 10

Retirement Committee Agenda & Minutes 1989

Box 7, Folder 11

Retirement Committee Agenda & Minutes 1987

Box 7, Folder 12

Retirement Committee Annual & Quarterly Reports

Box 7, Folder 13

Retirement Committee B.I.F.

Box 7, Folder 14

Retirement Committee Charter

Box 7, Folder 15

Retirement Committee Correspondence 1987

Box 7, Folder 16

Retirement Committee Annual Reports to Directors

Box 8, Folder 1

Finance Commitee 8/92

Box 8, Folder 2

Retirement Committee--Legal Docs. & Adm Plan

Box 8, Folder 3

Retirement Committee J McDaniel's Meetings

Box 8, Folder 4

Retirement Committee Outside Member

Box 8, Folder 5

Retirement Committee Portfolio Insurance

Box 8, Folder 6

Board Meeting 2/93

Box 8, Folder 7

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1981-1983

Box 8, Folder 8

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1980

Box 8, Folder 9

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm 1981

Box 8, Folder 10

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm T. E. Everhart

Box 8, Folder 11

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm Ira Hall

Box 8, Folder 12

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm J. M. Lillie

Box 8, Folder 13

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm G. A. Maneatis

Box 8, Folder 14

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm W. E. Massey

Box 8, Folder 15

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm J. E. McDonald

Box 8, Folder 16

Board of Directors--Adv Dir -D. E. Mundell

Box 8, Folder 17

Board of Directors--Nomin Comm J. E. Robson

Box 8, Folder 18

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1979

Box 8, Folder 19

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1978

Box 8, Folder 20

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1977

Box 8, Folder 21

Board of Directors--Memoranda 1976

Box 9, Folder 1

Board of Directors Meeting- 5/92

Box 9, Folder 2

Board of Directors Meeting- 2/92

Box 9, Folder 3

Board of Directors Nomin Com - Agenda/Minutes-1991

Box 9, Folder 4

Board of Directors 1990

Box 9, Folder 5

Board of Directors O&C Mtgs 8/89

Box 9, Folder 6

Board of Directors Corresp. 1986-1990

Box 9, Folder 7

Board of Directors Affiliations Prev Bd Mem

Box 9, Folder 8

Board of Directors Advis Directors

Box 9, Folder 9

Board of Directors Annual Agenda

Box 9, Folder 10

Board of Directors Audit Committee

Box 9, Folder 11

Board of Directors Basic Corp Objec

Box 9, Folder 12

Board of Directors Birth Dates

Box 9, Folder 13

Board of Directors Chairmanship Authority

Box 9, Folder 14

Board of Directors Committee Assignments

Box 9, Folder 15

Board of Directors Compensation

Box 9, Folder 16

Board of Directors Compos & Gen Policies

Box 9, Folder 17

Board of Directors Spec Com Mts/ Continental Investigation

Box 9, Folder 18

Board of Directors Deferred Compensation

Box 9, Folder 19

Board of Directors Desk File 1970-1982

Box 9, Folder 20

Board of Directors Divestment Policy

Box 9, Folder 21

Board of Directors Executive Comm 1986-1989

Box 9, Folder 22

Board of Directors Finance Committee 1986-1990

Box 10, Folder 1

Board of Directors - Future Meetings

Box 10, Folder 2

Board of Directors - Dr. Gibbon's Invention

Box 10, Folder 3

Board of Directors - Incentive Compensation Committee

Box 10, Folder 4

Board of Directors - Indemnity Agreement

Box 10, Folder 5

Board of Directors - Korn Ferry

Box 10, Folder 6

Board of Directors - Leadership/Mgmt of Co

Box 10, Folder 7

Board of Directors - LW Lehr

Box 10, Folder 8

Board of Directors - AA McNaughton

Box 10, Folder 9

Board of Directors - Trip Tokyo 4/89

Box 10, Folder 10

Board of Directors - Magazines/Clippings

Box 10, Folder 11

Board of Directors - Minutes 1989

Box 10, Folder 12

Board of Directors - Bd Members 1948-1968

Box 10, Folder 13

Board of Directors - Booklet "The New Director"

Box 10, Folder 14

Board of Directors - 1991

Box 10, Folder 15

Board of Directors - Nomin Comm, Biog Inf 1988-90

Box 10, Folder 16

Board of Directors - Nomin Comm, Corresp. 1986-1990

Box 10, Folder 17

Board of Directors - Memoranda 1983-1989

Box 10, Folder 18

Board of Directors - Agenda & Minutes 1991

Box 10, Folder 19

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1990

Box 10, Folder 20

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1989

Box 10, Folder 21

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1988

Box 10, Folder 22

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1987

Box 10, Folder 23

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1986

Box 10, Folder 24

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1985

Box 10, Folder 25

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1984

Box 10, Folder 26

Board of Directors - Nomin Com Agenda & Minutes 1983

Box 10, Folder 27

Board of Directors - Biographical Inf 1983

Box 10, Folder 28

Board of Directors - Agenda/Minutes 1982

Box 10, Folder 29

Board of Directors - Agenda/Minutes 1981

Box 10, Folder 30

Board of Directors - Agenda/Minutes 1978-80

Box 10, Folder 31

Board of Directors - Biographical Inf 1984

Box 10, Folder 32

Board of Directors - Biographical Inf 1982

Box 10, Folder 33

Board of Directors - Biographical Inf 1981

Box 10, Folder 34

Board of Directors - Nomin Comm Corresp. 1985

Box 10, Folder 35

Board of Directors - Nomin Comm Corresp. 1984

Box 11, Folder 1

Contributions Committee

Box 11, Folder 2

Cron File July-Dec 1987

Box 11, Folder 3

Cron File Jan.-June 1987

Box 11, Folder 4

Cron File July-Dec 1986

Box 11, Folder 5

Cron File Jan.-June 1986

Box 11, Folder 6

Gen Operations Comm - 1979-1985

Box 11, Folder 7

Gen Operations Comm - 1974-1976

Box 11, Folder 8

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coal. - July-Dec 88

Box 11, Folder 9

Board Dinner - 12/15/88

Box 11, Folder 10

Mgmt Mtgs - 1982-1985

Box 11, Folder 11

Mgmt Mtgs - 1978-1981

Box 11, Folder 12

Mgmt Mtgs - 1975-1977

Box 11, Folder 13

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coal. - 1991-1992

Box 11, Folder 14

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coal. - July-Dec 90

Box 11, Folder 15

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coal. - Jan.-Jun 90

Box 11, Folder 16

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coal. - Jul-Dec 89

Box 11, Folder 17

Mid Peninsula Housing Coal. - Jan.-Jun 88

Box 12, Folder 1

Stanford University - SLAC

Box 12, Folder 2

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1992-1995

Box 12, Folder 3

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1984-1991

Box 12, Folder 4

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1982-1993

Box 12, Folder 5

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1980-1981

Box 12, Folder 6

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1977-1979

Box 12, Folder 7

Stanford University - SLAC: Corresp. 1973-1976

Box 12, Folder 8

Bd of Trustees - General 1979-1981

Box 13, Folder 1

Stanford University - Centennial Campaign

Box 13, Folder 2

Stanford University - Chemistry Dept.

Box 13, Folder 3

Stanford University - Contributions

Box 13, Folder 4

Stanford University - Engineering School

Box 13, Folder 5

Stanford University - Engineering School Advisory Council

Box 13, Folder 6

Stanford University - Fellows Program

Box 13, Folder 7

Stanford University - Friends of Radiology

Box 13, Folder 8

Stanford University - Bd of Trustees - General 1982-1985

Box 13, Folder 9

Stanford University - Housing

Box 13, Folder 10

Stanford University - Major Gifts Committee

Box 13, Folder 11

Stanford University - Med Cr Fundraising Program

Box 13, Folder 12

Stanford University - White Knight

Box 14, Folder 1

Alphabetical: A-Z

Box 15, Folder 1

SSRL: 1985-1990 (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory - All Related Files)

Box 16, Folder 1

Varian Video Report (Empowerment Comes to Life)

Box 16, Folder 2

Govt Affairs Dept.

Box 16, Folder 3

Corporate Communications

Box 16, Folder 4

Finance Division

Box 16, Folder 5

Retirement Committee FIF

Box 16, Folder 6

Retirement Committee - Fund Performance

Box 16, Folder 7

Retirement GICs

Box 16, Folder 8

Retirement Committee - Financial Schedules

Box 16, Folder 9

Retirement Committee - Correspondence 1986

Box 16, Folder 10

Retirement Committee - Report to Bd/Directors

Box 16, Folder 11

Retirement Committee - Coopers & Lybrand

Box 16, Folder 12

International Operations

Box 16, Folder 13

Ralph Kane

Box 16, Folder 14

Patent Dept.

Box 16, Folder 15

Martin Packard

Box 16, Folder 16

Silicon Valley Technology CR

Box 17, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Bylaws, 1948 - 1972

Box 17, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, April 26, 1948 - June, 6, 1957

Box 18, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, June 24, 1957 - December 1961

Box 19, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, January 1962 - September 1966

Box 20, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, October 1966 - February 1971

Box 21, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, May 1971 - November 1976

Box 22, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, February 1977 - November 1981

Box 23, Folder Vols

Varian Associates, Board of Directors and Share Holders, Minutes, March 20, 1981 - February 25, 1983