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Brooks (Norman H.) Papers
10289-MS  
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Description
Norman H. Brooks, Caltech James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Emeritus; Member of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, taught at Caltech for over forty years. Brooks retired from teaching in 1995. The Norman H. Brooks papers illustrate Brooks' contributions to the field of fluid turbulence and diffusion and environmental fluid mechanics, particularly ocean pollution control and consist of reports, research, historical documents from colleagues and Caltech, slides, audiovisual material and photographs.
Background
Norman Herrick Brooks was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 2, 1928. Brooks attended Harvard University and graduated with an AB magna cum laude in 1949 in Mathematics and MS in 1950 in Civil Engineering. Brooks attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a PhD summa cum laude in 1954 in the fields of Physics and Civil Engineering. He was the first named James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering at Caltech and specialized in hydraulics and hydrology. He was one of the organizers of the graduate degree program in Environmental Engineering Science established in 1969. The program applied both science and engineering to environmental problems. Brooks served two terms as Executive Officer for Environmental Engineering Science from 1969 to 1974 and 1985 to 1993 and was Director of the Environmental Quality Laboratory from 1974 to 1993. Professor Brooks became Emeritus in September 1995.
Extent
15.56 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access. Some files are confidential and are currently closed. Researchers may request information about closed files from the Caltech Archives.