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Finding Aid for the Louis B. Slichter papers, 1906-1984 LSC.1880
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Description
The Louis B. Slichter papers contain the professional and personal papers of UCLA Professor Louis B. Slichter (1896-1978). Slichter was the first director of the Institute for Geophysics at the University of California, Los Angeles (1947-1965). Slichter’s research areas included submarine detection during both world wars, application of geophysics to commercial prospecting for ores, electrical conductivity and temperature distribution of the earth’s crust, variations in the gravity of the earth, earth tides and the effect of earth tides on seismology.
Background
Louis B. Slichter was born on May 19, 1896 in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents were Charles Sumner Slichter, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Mary Louise (Byrne) Slichter. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1917, having been tutored by Max Mason, a protégé of his father. During the First World War, as an ensign in the US Navy Reserve, he was assigned to do antisubmarine warfare research using sonic detection arrays.
Extent
16.2 linear feet (14 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize flat box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections does not hold the copyright.
Availability
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