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Finding Aid for the Robert Walton Leonard Papers, 1928-1967, bulk 1955-1964
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Walton Leonard Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1967, bulk 1955-1964
    Collection number: 397
    Creator: Leonard, Robert Walton
    Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Robert Walton Leonard (1910- ) joined the Department of Physics faculty at UCLA in 1941. He taught and researched the physics of acoustics, and his particular interests were in the mechanics of wave motion and the propagation of sound in gases, liquids and solidsm, and the generation and measurement of high intensity sound and noises and ultrasonics. The collection consists of problem sets, laboratory exercises, examinations and book lists for the Physics 114 series of undergraduate courses taught by Leonard at UCLA. There are also reprint files representing his research interests.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Walton Leonard Papers (Collection 397). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973119 

    Biography

    Leonard was born on April 6, 1910 in San Diego, California; AB (1935), MA (1936), and Ph.D (1939), UC Berkeley; joined Department of Physics faculty at UCLA in 1941, where he taught and researched the physics of acoustics; his particular interests were in the mechanics of wave motion and the propagation of sound in gases, liquids and solids; the generation and measurement of high intensity sound and noises and ultrasonics; he wrote The adsorption of sound in carbon dioxide by a direct method.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of problem sets, laboratory exercises, examinations and book lists for the Physics 114 series of undergraduate courses taught by Leonard in the UCLA Physics Department. Also contains his collected reprint files representing his research interests.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Leonard, Robert Walton--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Physics--Faculty--Archives.
    Sound--Measurement--Study and teaching--Archival resources.