Title: Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1975
Davis, Leverett G.
Extent: Linear feet: 2
California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
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[Identification of item, Box and file number], Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers, Archives,
California Institute of Technology.
Leverett G. Davis, Jr. was born on March 3, 1914 in Elgin, Illinois. He did his
undergraduate work at both the University of Washington and Oregon State College. His
graduate work was done in physics at Caltech, where he received his doctorate in 1941. He
remained at Caltech as a faculty member until his retirement in 1981.
His papers cover the period from 1946 to 1975. They are representative of his scientific
work in the field of astrophysics, his contributions within the Division of Physics, Math
and Astronomy, and his professional activities as a consultant to NASA and a participant
in the early unmanned space missions, specifically the Mariner mission to Venus in the