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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