The Arnold Beckman materials are primarily printed matter relating to Beckman's philanthropy, including newspaper clippings,
photos, albums and scrapbooks. There are also two archival boxes of biographical newspaper clippings from the 1950s through
1989. Although there is only a small amount of correspondence (less than one archival box), many of the correspondents are
noteworthy figures, including several politicians. The three storage cartons contain photo albums and scrapbooks. The collection
also contains a large number of photographs, several plaques and honorary certificates, two reel-to-reel audio tapes, two
audio cassettes and one Lyndon Johnson pen.
Arnold Orville Beckman (1900-2004) was an American investor, inventor, chemist, and philanthropist. He was the founder of
Beckman Instruments, Inc.; Caltech Assistant Professor from 1929 to 1940 and a Caltech Trustee from 1953 to the end of his
10 linear feet
(12 archival boxes, 3 storage cartons, and oversize material)
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