Guide to the Materials Assembled For A Biography of Ernest O. Lawrence, 1960-1968

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Guide to the Materials Assembled For A Biography of Ernest O. Lawrence, 1960-1968

Collection number: CU-369

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Materials Assembled For A Biography of Ernest O. Lawrence,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1968
Collection Number: CU-369
Creator: Childs, Herbert, 1904-
Extent: Number of containers: 3 cartons, 3 boxes Linear feet: 4.9
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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Collection is open for research.

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[Identification of item], Materials assembled for a biography of Ernest O. Lawrence, CU-369, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes, taped interviews, and other materials relating to his biography of Ernest O. Lawrence, An American genius, published in 1968.

Container List

 

ALPHABETICAL FILES

Additional Note

These files contain correspondence, notes, tape transcriptions, and other research materials relating to Herbert Childs' biography of Ernest O. Lawrence, An American Genius. Organization of alphabetical files is alphabetical by subject.
carton-folder 1:1

Abelson, Philip H.

carton-folder 1:2

Aebersold, Paul

carton-folder 1:3

Accelerators

carton-folder 1:4

Akeley, Dean L. E.

carton-folder 1:5

Alvarez, Luis W.

carton-folder 1:6

American Institute of Physics

carton-folder 1:7

Atomic Bomb

carton-folder 1:8

Atomic Energy Commission

carton-folder 1:9

Atomic energy data

carton-folder 1:10

Atoms for Peace

carton-folder 1:11

Atterling, N. Hugo

carton-folder 1:12

B - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:13

Bacher, Robert

carton-folder 1:14

Barnes, Sid

carton-folder 1:15

Baruch, Bernard M.

carton-folder 1:16

Beams, Jesse W.

carton-folder 1:17

Bethe, Hans

carton-folder 1:18

Biographies, general; in groups

carton-folder 1:19

Biomedical research

carton-folder 1:20

Biomedical uses of cyclotron

(see also Aebersold, Paul; Lawrence, John; etc.)

carton-folder 1:21

Birge, Raymond

carton-folder  -

Blumer, Dr. and Mrs. George - empty folder:

Additional Note

"The interview with Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence was taped. Mrs. E. O. Lawrence wished the tape withheld." -H. C.

(see folder 1:89)
carton-folder 1:22

Bohemian Club

carton-folder 1:23

Bohr, Niels

carton-folder 1:24

Born, James

carton-folder 1:25

Bradbury, Norris

carton-folder 1:26

Brady, James

carton-folder 1:27

Brobeck, William

carton-folder 1:28

Brown, Harold

carton-folder 1:29

Bush, Vannevar

carton-folder 1:30

C - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:31

Calvin, Melvin

carton-folder 1:32

Canton, South Dakota

carton-folder 1:33

Chaney, Ralph

carton-folder 1:34

Chapman, Albert K.

carton-folder 1:35

Cockcroft, Sir John

carton-folder 1:36

Compton, Arthur H.

carton-folder 1:37

Conant, James

carton-folder 1:38

Condon, E. U.

carton-folder 1:39

Cooksey, Donald

carton-folder 1:40

Coolidge, William D.

carton-folder 1:41

Cottrell, F. G. - from "Samaritan of Science" by Cameron

carton-folder 1:42

Cyclotron

carton-folder 1:43

D - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:44

Darrow, Karl K.

carton-folder 1:45

Davisson, Eleanor I.

carton-folder 1:46

Douglass, William D.

carton-folder 1:47

DuBridge, Lee

carton-folder 1:48

DuMond, Jesse W.

carton-folder 1:49

Dunning, John R.

carton-folder 1:50

Dunnington, F. G.

carton-folder 1:51

E - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:52

Eastman Kodak Company personnel

carton-folder 1:53

Edlefsen, Nels

carton-folder 1:54

Erhman, Sidney

carton-folder 1:55

F - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:56

Fidler, H. A.

carton-folder 1:57

Fermi, Enrico - biographical material on by Emilio Segre

carton-folder 1:58

Foster, John S. and Stuart

carton-folder 1:59

Frankenfeld, H. F.

carton-folder 1:60

G - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:61

Gaither, H. Rowan

carton-folder 1:62

Gofman, John W.

carton-folder 1:63

Gow, Don

carton-folder 1:64

Groves, L. B.

carton-folder 1:65

H - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:66

Hafsted, Larry

carton-folder 1:67

Haugen, Laurence T.

carton-folder 1:68

Hayward, Chick

carton-folder 1:69

Henderson, Malcolm

carton-folder 1:70

deHevesy, G.

carton-folder 1:71

Hilberry, Norman

carton-folder 1:72

Hildebrand, Joel and Alex

carton-folder 1:73

Hildebrand, Roger

carton-folder 1:74

Hydrogen Bomb

carton-folder 1:75

J - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:76

Jacobsohn, Samuel and Philip

carton-folder 1:77

Johnson, Thomas Hope

carton-folder 1:78

K - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:79

Kamen, Martin

carton-folder 1:80

Kinsey, B. B.

carton-folder 1:81

L - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 1:82

Larson, Clarence

carton-folder 1:83

Lauritsen, Charley

carton-folder 1:84

Lawrence, Carl G. - letters to sons

carton-folder 1:85

Lawrence, Ernest O. - Obituaries after 1958

carton-folder 1:86

Lawrence, Dr. and Mrs. John

carton-folder 1:87

Lawrence, John - criticisms

carton-folder 1:88

Lawrence, Molly

carton-folder 1:89

Lawrence, Molly and Blumer tapes

carton-folder 2:1

Leake, Chauncey

carton-folder 2:2

LeBaron, Robert

carton-folder 2:3

Livingood, Jack

carton-folder 2:4

Livingsoton, M. Stanley

carton-folder 2:5

Loeb, Leonard B.

carton-folder 2:6

Loomis, Alfred L.

carton-folder 2:7

Los Alamos

carton-folder 2:8

Loyalty Oath

carton-folder 2:9

M - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:10

McMillan, Edwin M.

carton-folder 2:11

McMillan, Elsie

carton-folder 2:12

Manley, John

carton-folder 2:13

Marshall, Lauretson C.

carton-folder 2:14

Mees, Kenneth

carton-folder 2:15

Morris, Joseph C.

carton-folder 2:16

M.T.A.

carton-folder 2:17

N - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:18

Neylan, John Frances

carton-folder 2:19

Nobel Prize

carton-folder 2:20

Norton, James S.

carton-folder 2:21

Oak Ridge

carton-folder 2:22

Oliphant, Mark

carton-folder 2:23

Oppenheimer, Frank

carton-folder 2:24

Oppenheimer, Robert

carton-folder 2:25

Overseth, Oliver

carton-folder 2:26

Parkins, Bill

carton-folder 2:27

Pauling, Linus

carton-folder 2:28

Perlman, Isadore

carton-folder 2:29

Pickavance, Gerald

carton-folder 2:30

P - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:31

Porter, Langley

carton-folder 2:32

R - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:33

Rabi, I. I.

carton-folder 2:34

Rad Lab - general

carton-folder 2:35

Ramey, James

carton-folder 2:36

Reynolds, W. B.

carton-folder 2:37

Richardson, J. Reginald

carton-folder 2:38

Rutherford, E.

carton-folder 2:39

S - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:40

Sagane, Ryokichi

carton-folder 2:41

Salisbury, Winifield

carton-folder 2:42

Sandefur, Ira

carton-folder 2:43

Seaborg, Glenn T. & Helen

carton-folder 2:44

Segre, Emilio

carton-folder 2:45

Sloan, David

carton-folder 2:46

South Dakota

carton-folder 2:47

Spedding, F.

carton-folder 2:48

Sproul, Robert Gordon

carton-folder 2:49

Starr, Chauncey

carton-folder 2:50

Stassen, Harold E.

carton-folder 2:51

Stone, J. McWilliams

carton-folder 2:52

Strauss, Lewis L.

carton-folder 2:53

Suits, C. G.

carton-folder 2:54

Swann, W. F. G.

carton-folder 2:55

T - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:56

Tammaro, Alfonso

carton-folder 2:57

Television Chromatic, etc.

carton-folder 2:58

Teller, Edward

carton-folder 2:59

Thomas, Charles A.

carton-folder 2:60

Thornton, Robert L.

carton-folder 2:61

Tichvinsky, Leonid

carton-folder 2:62

Travor, Bob

carton-folder 2:63

Tuve, Merle

carton-folder 2:64

U - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:65

United Nations

carton-folder 2:66

U.N. Geneva Conferences

carton-folder 2:67

Vale, James

carton-folder 2:68

W - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:69

Watson, Glen

carton-folder 2:70

Weaver, Warren

carton-folder 2:71

Welch, Vernon

carton-folder 2:72

Wheeler, John A.

carton-folder 2:73

White, Milton

carton-folder 2:74

Wideroe, R.

carton-folder 2:75

Wilkes, Daniel M.

carton-folder 2:76

Wilkes, Daniel M. - Pubicity, Centennial L.R.L.

carton-folder 2:77

Wilson, Robert R.

carton-folder 2:78

Works Progress Administration

carton-folder 2:79

Wu, C. S. and husband

carton-folder 2:80

Y - Miscellaneous

carton-folder 2:81

Yale University

carton-folder 2:82

York, Herbert F.

carton-folder 2:83

Yosemite

 

CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, 1901-1958

Additional Note

The following files contain Childs' notes on the life of Ernest O. Lawrence. They are listed chronologically in accordance with Lawrence's personal history.
carton-folder 2:84

1901-10

carton-folder 2:85

1911-9/1914

carton-folder 2:86

11/1914-9/1918

carton-folder 2:87

1918-22

carton-folder 2:88

1923-25

carton-folder 2:89

1925-28

carton-folder 2:90

1929-9/1930

carton-folder 2:91

10/1930-1931

carton-folder 2:92

1932

carton-folder 2:93

1933

carton-folder 2:94

1934

carton-folder 3:1

1935

carton-folder 3:2

1936

carton-folder 3:3

1937

carton-folder 3:4

1938

carton-folder 3:5

1939

carton-folder 3:6

1940

carton-folder 3:7

1941

carton-folder 3:8

1942

carton-folder 3:9

1943

carton-folder 3:10

1944

carton-folder 3:11

1945

carton-folder 3:12

1946

carton-folder 3:13

1947

carton-folder 3:14

1948

carton-folder 3:15

1949

carton-folder 3:16

1950

carton-folder 3:17

1951

carton-folder 3:18

1952

carton-folder 3:19

1953

carton-folder 3:20

1954

carton-folder 3:21

1955

carton-folder 3:22

1956

carton-folder 3:23

1957

carton-folder 3:24

1958

carton-folder 3:25

Ernest O. Lawrence Biography (binder), 1901-59

 

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS

carton-folder 3:26

60" Cyclotron

carton-folder 3:27

Donner Laboratory

carton-folder 3:28

Laboratory History (LBL)

carton-folder 3:29

Misc. notes, E.O. Lawrence biography

carton-folder 3:30

Lawrence: Biographical material

carton-folder 3:31

Lawrence: Medical record

carton-folder 3:32

Lawrence: Misc.

carton-folder 3:33

Clippings

carton-folder 3:34

Misc. magazines

carton-folder 3:35

Book reviews

carton-folder 3:36

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

carton-folder 3:37

Fortune

carton-folder 3:38

Scientific American

carton-folder 3:39

Post Mortem (Obituaries)

carton-folder 3:40

Acknowledgments

carton-folder 3:41

Appendix

carton-folder 3:42

Sources

carton-folder 3:43

Index

carton-folder 3:44

Documentation

carton-folder 3:45

Reference books; Index to sources

carton-folder 3:46

Daniel Wilkes script, "200 man-years of life"

carton-folder 3:47

University of California misc.

carton-folder 3:48

University of California Berkeley maps

 

TYPESCRIPT: AN AMERICAN GENIUS

box-folder 1:1

Forward, Ch. 1

box-folder 1:2

Ch. 2, 3

box-folder 1:3

Ch. 4

box-folder 1:4

Ch. 5, 6

box-folder 1:5

Ch. 7, 8

box-folder 1:6

Ch. 9, 10

box-folder 1:7

Ch. 11, 12

box-folder 1:8

Ch. 13, 14

box-folder 1:9

Ch. 15, 16

box-folder 1:10

Ch. 17, 18

box-folder 1:11

Ch. 19, Sources

box-folder 1:12

Miscellaneous galleys

 

PUBLICATIONS

box-folder 2:1

Aebersold, Paul C.: "The Cyclotron: A Nuclear Transformer" 1942

box-folder 2:2

"A General Account of the Development of Methods Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the U.S. Government 1940-45" 1945

box-folder 2:3

"Hearings Regarding Communist Infiltration of Radiation Laboratory and Atomic Bomb Project at U.C.B. - Vol. 2" 1948-49

box-folder 2:4

In Memoriam, April 1960

box-folder 2:5

Lawrence, E. O.: "The Evolution of the Cyclotron" - Nobel Lecture 1951

box-folder 2:6

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory miscellaneous publications, 1951-64

box-folder 2:7

"The 1939 Nobel Prize Award in Physics to E. O. Lawrence" 1940

box-folder 2:8

Oliphant, M. L.: "Two Ernests" 1966

box-folder 2:9

Salisbury, Winfield W.: "Accelerators for Heavy Particles" 1947

box-folder 2:10

Silvery Soo Seventeen, 1917

box-folder 2:11

South Dakota Historical Collections, v. 22, 1946

box-folder 2:12

Symposium on the Physical and Earth Sciences 1958

 

TAPED INTERVIEWS

Additional Note

(7-inch reels unless otherwise specified; indented names refer to additional interviews on each tape)
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Akeley, Lewis

 

Livingood, J. J.

box-folder 3:2

Alvarez, Luis

 

Teller, E.

box-folder 3:3

Beams, Jesse

box-folder 3:4

Birge Manuscript

 

Henderson, M.

box-folder 3:5

Brady, J.

 

Chaney, Ralph

box-folder 3:6

Casady, M. L.

box-folder 3:7

Douglass, Willam

 

Vale, Jimmy

box-folder 3:8

Flaherty, ?

 

Parkinson, ?

 

Starr, Chauncey

box-folder 3:9

Foster, John (3 1/4-inch reel)

box-folder 3:10

Gow, John

box-folder 3:11

Johnson, Thomas

 

Livingston, Stan

box-folder 3:12

Johnson, Thomas

 

Livingston, Stan

 

Swann, W. F. G.

box-folder 3:13

Loomis, Alfred

box-folder 3:14

Marshall, L. C. (5-inch reel)

 

Snell, A.

box-folder 3:15

Mees, Kenneth (5-inch reel)

 

Wideroe, Rolf

box-folder 3:16

Neylan, John F.

box-folder 3:17

Oppenheimer, A.

box-folder 3:18

Pickevance, T. G.

 

Sandefur, Ira

 

White, Milton G.

 

Yuan, Luke