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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0576
    Creator: Jones, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1910-
    Title: Robert T. Jones papers
    Dates: 1912-1996
    Physical Description: 23 Linear feet
    Physical Description:
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Robert T. Jones Papers (SC0576). Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Robert T. Jones, one of the premier theoretical aerodynamicists of the twentieth century, was a research scientist with NASA, and its predecessor NACA, from 1934 until his retirement in 1982, when he joined the Stanford faculty as a consulting professor in aeronautics. He is best known for developing the theory of swept and delta wings. He was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. Among his other interests were blood flow dynamics, telescopes, and violins. He died in 1999.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of R. T. Jones include research notes and drawings, correspondence, patents, articles, reports, photographs, and other materials.


    The collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series I: Aeronautical Files
    Series II: Aeronautical Files: Swept Wing Original Papers
    Series III: Publications and Reprints
    Series IV: Telescopes and Optics
    Series V: Violins and Acoustics
    Series VI: General Files
    Series VII: Videocassettes
    Series VIII: Oversize Materials
    Series IX: Additional Materials

    Access Terms

    Acoustical engineering.
    Aerospace engineering.
    Telescopes--Design and construction.