1961-1982, research notebooks on optical properties of solids and other subjects, technical
reports prepared during his tenure at Bell Telephone Laboratories, reprints, photographs and
slides, legal papers relating to patents, transcript of an oral history interview,
memorabilia, and other miscellaneous items.
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1960 to 1987 and Director
of Stanford Solid State Electronics Laboratory. Research Physicist at Bell Telephone
Laboratories from 1929 to 1960 in the field of solid-state electronics. Co-inventor of the
solar cell, Pearson held a total of 34 U.S. patents relating to thermistors, transistors,
silicon power diodes, and solar cells.
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