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W. Kenneth Davis papers, 1939-1995.
BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 1; BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 2; BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 3; BANC MSS 2006/201
Collection Overview

Title:

W. Kenneth Davis papers, 1939-1995

Creator/Contributor:

Davis, W. Kenneth, creator, creator.

Abstract:

The papers consist primarily of transcripts of speeches. The collection also contains biographical information, photographs, correspondence, laboratory notes, and course notes.

Date:

1939 (issued)

Subject:

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Davis, W. Kenneth -- Archives
Davis, W. Kenneth -- Correspondence
Davis, W. Kenneth -- Pictorial works
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Bechtel Corporation.
Chemists -- United States
Nuclear power plants
Nuclear energy -- United States

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2006.
W. Kenneth Davis papers, BANC MSS 2006/201, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
W. Kenneth Davis (July 26,1918, Seattle, Washington-July 29, 2005, San Rafael, California) was an American chemist, a leader of the World Energy Council, former vice president of the National Academy of Engineering, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, director of reactor development in the Atomic Energy Commission. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1970 "for contributions to the development of nuclear power technology and its industrial application." From May 14, 1981 to January 13, 1983, he served as United States Deputy Secretary of Energy under Ronald Reagan. He attended U.C. Berkeley before transfering to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received bachelor's (1940) and master's (1942) degrees in chemical engineering. He worked for Standard Oil of California and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission before joining Bechtel Corporation in1958, where he was vice president of nuclear reactor development.
In English.

Type:

Photographs.
Speeches.

Physical Description:

print
3.75 (3

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 1
BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 2
BANC MSS 2006/201 carton 3
BANC MSS 2006/201

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.