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Inventory of the Thomas H. (Thomas Hawkins) Johnson Papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Alternate Forms Available

  • Title: Thomas H. (Thomas Hawkins) Johnson Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1990
    Collection Number: 92047
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 52 manuscript boxes, 1 motion picture film reel (21.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, notes, memoranda, studies, technical reports, journal articles, and other printed matter, relating to physics, nuclear and other energy sources, nuclear weapons, laser technology, the Strategic Defense Initiative, arms control, and scientific policy in the United States during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Johnson, Thomas H. (Thomas Hawkins), 1943-1990.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items, computer media, and digital files. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos, films, or digital files during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas Hawkins Johnson Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1943 November 11 Born, Massachusetts
    1965 Graduated from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and commissioned as a second lieutenant
    1968 MS in Physics, University of California, Davis
    1974 PhD in Applied Physics, University of California, Davis
    1974-1976 Chief, physics section, Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
    1975 Permanent professor, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1977-1980 Returned to U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, and taught in Department of English
    1980 Director, Science Research Laboratory, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1981-1982 Deputy to the president's science advisor and deputy director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    1981-1983 Executive director, White House Science Council
    1982 Associate Dean, academic research, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1990 Awarded Legion of Merit,
      Member, International Board of Editors, Science and Global Security
    1990 June 26 Died, Washington, D.C.
    1990 Fall Poems, Sewanee Review. Posthumously published and dedicated to his memory

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Acquired in 1992, the Thomas Hawkins Johnson papers consist of correspondence, journal articles, memoranda, notes, studies, technical reports, writings and other printed matter, relating to physics, nuclear and other energy sources, nuclear weapons, laser technology, the Strategic Defense Initiative, arms control, and scientific policy in the United States during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States Military Academy. Science Research Laboratory.
    United States. Army--Officers.
    White House Science Council.
    Arms control.
    Lasers--Military applications.
    Moving-pictures.
    Nuclear energy.
    Nuclear weapons.
    Physics.
    Power resources.
    Science--United States.
    Strategic Defense Initiative.
    United States--Defenses.
    United States--Military policy.