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York (Herbert F.) Papers
MSS 0107  
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Description
Papers of Herbert Frank York, founding director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (1952-58); member of the Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee under Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson; chief scientist of the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); first chancellor of the University of California, San Diego; and director emeritus of UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
Background
Herbert Frank York was born on November 24, 1921, in Rochester, New York. He earned B.A. and M.S. degrees at the University of Rochester in 1942 and 1945, and the Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in 1949, all in experimental physics. His early career as a physicist and military science advisor (1943-58) focused on the development of nuclear weapons, while his later career as an advisor, consultant and professor have focussed on disarmament.
Extent
45.7 Linear feet (102 archives boxes and 16 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Merit reviews and letters of recommendation are restricted until 2050. Audio-visual materials are also restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.