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P. Gerald Kruger letters : to Erika Wackenroder Kruger, Germany : ALS, 1939-1940.
BANC MSS 2004/133 cz; BANC MSS 2004/133 cz
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P. Gerald Kruger letters: to Erika Wackenroder Kruger, Germany : ALS, 1939-1940


Kruger, P. Gerald (Peter Gerald), 1902-, creator


Kruger, Erika Wackenroder.


Contains correspondence written by Kruger to his wife, while he was traveling to Calif. from Illinois and working at Lawrence Labs in Berkeley, and his wife was visiting family in Berlin, Germany. Describes his work on the cyclotron, his colleges including Lawrence, and G. Kenneth Green, his worries of the war starting in Europe and trying to get his wife out, the cost of living in different locations in the U.S., description of college campuses including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin--Madison, University of Minnesota and the University of California, Berkeley, description of Yellowstone Park, the Grand Tetons and Yosemite and the changing of the date of Thanksgiving by President Roosevelt. Also includes a copy of letter from his wife, in German, about how he can get money to her in order for her to return to the U.S., a biography of P.G. Kruger, and articles by Kruger.


1936 (issued)


n-us-ca -- e-gx--- -- n-us---
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando -- 1901-1958
Kruger, P. Gerald (Peter Gerald) -- 1902- -- Portraits
Kruger, P. Gerald (Peter Gerald) -- 1902- -- Correspondence
Green, George Kenneth
Green, George Kenneth -- Portraits
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory -- History
University of California, Berkeley -- History
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus) -- History
University of Wisconsin--Madison -- History
University of Minnesota -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Germany
Cost and standard of living -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Thanksgiving Day
Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.) -- Description and travel
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Description and travel


Included in: History of science and technology collection
Includes black and white photograph of P.G. Kruger and G. K. Green.
P. Gerald Kruger papers; Also located at; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives.
Peter Gerald Kruger, born in Deer Creek, Minnesota, married German national Erika Wackenroder, whom he met while doing a fellowship in Germany, in 1931. That same year he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics. Kruger spent time at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in 1936 and 1939 studying and assisting on the cyclotron in order to build one at Illinois. While Kruger was in Berkeley, in 1939, his wife went to visit family in Germany just as war broke out in Europe. Erika Wackenroder returned to the U.S. in Jan. 1940.
Includes materials in German.



Physical Description:

1 box (.2 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 2004/133 cz
BANC MSS 2004/133 cz