7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.

  1. Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990

    37,800 items. 108 containers plus 1 classified. 43.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Inventor, engineer and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, transcripts of recorded recollections, reports, minutes, subject files, notes, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Bowles's career as an engineer and consultant in private industry and in government, his association with research universities, and work relating to the securing and defense of patents.

  2. Alan Tower Waterman papers, 1917-1967

    17,700 items. 59 containers plus 1 classified. 23.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physicist and science administrator. Correspondence, diary notes, speeches, articles, travel itineraries, subject file, and biographical material chiefly relating to Waterman’s activities as an administrator of scientific research organizations including his years as deputy chief of the United States Office of Naval Research and as director of the United States National Science Foundation.

  3. Julius Augustus Furer papers, 1910-1962

    2,800 items. 10 containers. 5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Diary, correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers relating to Furer's naval career.

  4. Melville Eastham papers, 1908-1973

    5,800 items. 32 containers. 12.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Radio engineer and manufacturer. Correspondence, diaries, blueprints, sketches, plans, notebooks, company files, photographs, reports, clippings, and printed matter largely related to Eastham’s career as a radio engineer and as head of the General Radio Company, but also to his avocation of collecting early maps and atlases.

  5. Robert E. Wilson papers, 1920-1964

    3,500 items. 35 containers. 14 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chemical engineer, businessman, and public official. Speeches and articles, correspondence, clippings, printed matter, reports, congressional testimony, and other material dealing mainly with Wilson's career with the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, the petroleum industry in general, and the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.

  6. I.I. Rabi papers, 1899-1989

    41,500 items. 105 cartons plus 1 oversize plus 4 classified. 42 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physicist and educator. The collection documents Rabi's research in physics, particularly in the fields of radar and nuclear energy, leading to the development of lasers, atomic clocks, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to his 1944 Nobel Prize in physics; his work as a consultant to the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and as an advisor on science policy to the United States government, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during and after World War II; and his studies, research, and professorships in physics chiefly at Columbia University and also at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  7. Vannevar Bush papers, 1901-1974

    60,000 items. 186 containers. 74.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physicist, engineer, government official, and science administrator. The collection relates primarily to Vannevar Bush's role as coordinator of the scientific community for defense efforts during and after World War II when he served as chairman of the National Defense Research Committee and director of its successor, the Office of Scientific Research and Development, where he supervised the Manhattan Project and other programs.