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Fritz Zwicky Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This small collection contains correspondence, some photographs, 5 audio tapes, and 14 film reels of Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974), a Swiss astronomer who worked most of his life at the California Institute of Technology. The collection chiefly deals with Zwicky and his family, although there is a little material related to astronomy. Some of the material is in German.
Background
Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974) was a Swiss astronomer. He worked most of his life at the California Institute of Technology, where he made many important contributions in theoretical and observational astronomy. Zwicky was born in Bulgaria in 1898. In 1904, at the age of six, Fritz was sent to his grandparents in Glarus, Switzerland for school. His interests were math and physics and he received an advanced education in mathematics and experimental physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, located in Zürich, Switzerland. In 1925, he immigrated to the United States to work with Robert Millikan at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) after receiving the "international fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation."
Extent
38 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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