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Tyler (John E.) Papers
SMC 0168  
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Description
Papers of John Edwards Tyler (1935-1978), a research physicist for the Visibility Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Background
John Edwards Tyler (1911-1992) was born on November 11, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied in optics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and completed a thesis in spectrophotometry and colorimetry. Tyler joined the National Research Corporation in 1941, and in 1944 transferred to Research Laboratories of the Interchemical Corporation in New York. Meanwhile, Dr. Seibert Q. Duntley founded the Visibility Laboratory at MIT in 1939. By the late 1940s, Vis Lab began to focus more heavily on ocean optics, and moved to San Diego, California and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1952. Duntley recruited Tyler to the new Vis Lab location, where he worked on the development and testing of optical instruments, such as photometers used to take radiance distribution measurements.
Extent
6 Linear feet (6 record cartons)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.