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Irving P. Krick papers, 1921-1996
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  • Conditions on Access
  • Conditions on Use and Reproduction
  • Processing Note
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Irving P. Krick papers
    Collection number: 211
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 58.0 linear ft. (116 boxes and 3 oversize long boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1996
    Abstract: Collection consists of original meteorological and climatological data (including weather maps and charts) collected by Irving P. Krick and his associates in various states of the U.S., Alberta, Canada, and France.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Krick, Irving

    Conditions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Conditions on Use and Reproduction

    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 The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Bernadette Roca, June 2006

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5468716 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Irving P. Krick Papers (Collection 211). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ephraim Sales, 2004.

    Biography

    Irving P. Krick received his B.S. degree in Physics from the University of California, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in meteorology from the California Institute of Technology. He returned to CIT in 1933 to serve as the Chairman for the Department of Meteorology until 1948. Thereafter, Krick oversaw operations as president to a number of his own meteorological companies, including Irving P. Krick Associates Inc. and Irving P. Krick Associates of Canada Ltd. During this time, Krick also served in the U.S. Navy (1942), as well as in the U.S. Army Air Forces, first as the Chief of Long Range Research and Forecasting Section (1942-44), and subsequently as the Deputy Director of Weather Services for the European Theatre of Operations (1944-45). Krick was awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Croix de Guerre avec E'toile Vermeil from France.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original meteorological and climatological data (including weather maps and charts) collected by Irving P. Krick and his associates in various states of the U.S., Alberta, Canada, and France. In addition, there are numerous contracts, correspondence, and weather reports issued to U.S. and foreign clients, including correspondence with and regarding NASA. Correspondence with and information regarding prospective clients is also included, along with personal correspondence, research articles by Krick and his colleagues, newspaper clippings, various court transcripts, generator information, daily summaries, and other miscellany.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by topic, and includes the following series:
    1. Weather modification operations
    2. Correspondence
    3. Research papers
    4. Paris operations
    5. Strategic Weather Services
    6. Newsletters, books and brochures
    7. U.S. government
    8. Irving P. Krick Associates Inc.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Krick, Irving--Archives.
    Meteorologists--United States--Archives.