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University of California, Los Angeles Isotope Lab records
UA 015  
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The University of California, Los Angeles Isotope Lab records document the daily operations of the University of California, Los Angeles Isotope Lab. The records contain sample records, correspondence, commercial catalogs for equipment, chemicals and electronics, grant proposals, procedural documents, date lists, punch cards and other material documenting the activities of the UCLA Isotope Lab.
The UCLA Isotope Laboratory was the first of five labs devoted to radiocarbon dating in the UC system. The Isotope Lab operated in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics from 1959 to 2004. It was founded by Professor Willard F. Libby (1908-1980), a noted chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his role in developing the science of radiocarbon dating. Libby joined the Chemistry department at UCLA in 1959. In 1962, he was appointed director of the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics.
46.88 linear feet (51 boxes)
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