The papers of Frederick Emmons Terman, dating from 1920 to 1978, document all phases of his
long and influential career as an educator, electronics engineer, administrator, and author.
The collection consists of nearly 200 boxes of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports,
speeches and miscellaneous materials accumulated by Dr. Terman and his staff throughout his
professional life. Because of Dr. Terman's varied career, and the corresponding breadth of
this collection, these papers will be a valuable resource for researchers in many
disciplines, including the history of science, military history, educational administration
and even urban development.
Frederick Emmons Terman, the first child of Lewis Madison and Anna Terman, was born in
English, Indiana on June 7, 1900. Due to Lewis Terman's chronic tuberculosis, the family
sought a more salubrious climate, moving to the Los Angeles area in 1905. With the elder
Terman's appointment to the Stanford University Education Department in 1910, the family
settled permanently in the Stanford area.
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