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Inventory of the Carl R. Gerber papers, 1962-1997
2015C9  
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Description
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and photographs relating to the Atomic Energy Commission's Plowshare Program, which developed proposals for peaceful uses of nuclear explosions, including Project Gasbuggy plans for natural gas release.
Background
Carl Reading Gerber was born April 12, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from Oberlin College in 1958. Gerber’s summer employment included positions at the Lewis Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Cleveland, Ohio and the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. He taught freshman chemistry part time at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his M.A. in inorganic chemistry in 1960. From June 1960 to June 1961, Gerber worked as a technical intern at the Division of Technical Information (DTI) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and he worked as Technical Editor of DTI’s Publications Branch from December 1960 to December 1961.
Extent
4 manuscript boxes (1.7 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.