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  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Edward Ginzton papers
    creator: Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard)
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0330
    Physical Description: 105 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1937-1992
    Abstract: Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.

    Information about Access

    Partially restricted: for more information, contact the archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Edward Ginzton Papers (SC0330). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Co-founder of Varian Associates and a pioneer in microwave tube technology and linear accelerator development. As a graduate student at Stanford during the 1930's, Ginzton joined Russell and Sigurd Varian and physics professors William W. Hansen and David L. Webster to develop the klystron tube, an integral part of radar and the linear accelerator concept. After working on radar systems during World War II, Ginzton returned to Stanford in 1946 as a professor of applied physics. He joined Hansen in the establishment of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford. Becoming director of the Laboratory in 1949, he worked with Henry Kaplan in adapting the linear accelerator for the treatment of cancer. He directed Project M, which led to the construction of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (a two-mile linear accelerator). In 1948, Ginzton helped found Varian Associates, becoming chairman of the board and chief executive officer in 1959. Ginzton was elected a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering; he has also served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Microwaves.
    Research and Development Contracts.
    Microelectronics industry -- California -- Santa Clara County.
    Science and industry.
    Physics.
    High Technology Industry -- California -- Santa Clara County.
    Science -- History.
    Klystrons.
    Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.
    Varian, Sigurd Fergus
    Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard)
    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    National Academy of Sciences.
    Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard)
    Stanford University. Department of Physics. Faculty
    Stanford Midpeninsular Urban Coalition.
    Stanford University. W.W. Hansen Laboratory of Physics
    Kaplan, Henry S.
    Varian, Russell Harrison
    Hansen, W. W. (William Webster)
    Stanford University. Microwave Laboratory
    Varian, Dorothy