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BOX 22-38 Personal File, 1948-2005
Correspondence, including letters of advice to students, letters of recommendation, and personal and family letters, biographical information, interviews, awards, appointment calendars, and lists of appointments to organizations and committees.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or type of material.
BOX 22 Appointment calendars, 1996-2005
(2 folders)
Appointments
California University, Berkeley, Calif., 1967-1968
Consultant, 1982-1983
BOX 23 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., provost and resignation, 1961, 1966
Awards
1964-1969
(20 folders)
1970
(1 folder)
BOX 24 (3 folders)
1971-1978
(9 folders)
1979
(1 folder)
BOX 25 (2 folders)
1980-1986
(7 folders)
BOX 26 1992
2005
(10 folders)
BOX 27 (2 folders)
Biographical information
Awards and honors, 1983-1998
Bio-bibliographies for California University, Berkeley, Calif., 1969-1998
(2 folders)
Chronological file, circa 1954-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 28 (3 folders)
Forms for Who's Who and other publications, 1953-1984
Christmas card file, 1985
Committee rosters, 1976-1982, undated
Correspondence
Family, 1959-1983
(2 folders)
BOX 29 (3 folders)
Letters of advice to students, 1965-1983
Personal, miscellaneous, 1961-1997, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 30 (8 folders)
BOX 31 (3 folders)
Political, 1983
Davenport, Homer C., donation of cartoons by, 1980, 1995-1997
Doodles, undated
Dover Publications, 1974-1975, undated
First Light Party, 1987
Fragments, circa 1980-1983, undated
Genealogy, 1948, undated
Gifts to the libraries of California University, Berkeley, Calif., 1974-1980
Interviews
American Institute of Physics, Center for the History of Physics, 1987
(3 folders)
California University, Berkeley, Calif., oral history, 1993-1994, undated
BOX 32 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1992
(6 folders)
Laser Focus, 1982
Laser History Project
Chronological file
1983-1984
(2 folders)
BOX 33 1985-1986
(5 folders)
1987
(1 folder)
BOX 34 (2 folders)
circa 1987
(2 folders)
1988-1989
(2 folders)
Miscellaneous drafts and notes
1987-1989
BOX 35 Undated
Seidel, Robert, 1986, 1994-1995
Laser Pioneers Series, 1985
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Nobel Voices Video History Project, 2001
University Explorer, 1969
Laser Compact Co., 1993-1994, undated
Letters of recommendation, 1949-1983
"A-F" miscellaneous
(6 folders)
BOX 36 "G-M" miscellaneous
(10 folders)
BOX 37 "N-V" miscellaneous
(7 folders)
"Wa" miscellaneous
"We" miscellaneous
(1 folder)
BOX 38 (1 folder)
"Wh-Wu" miscellaneous
"Y-Z" miscellaneous
Miscellaneous historical documents, 1950-1951, 1957, undated
Personal property, 1960-1961, 1971-1986
(2 folders)
Requests for biographical information, 1963-1975
Requests for reprints, 1969-1977, 1997
Requests to evaluate research papers, 1964-1971
Sixty-fifth birthday celebration, 1980
BOX 39-259 Alphabetical File, 1929-2006
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, consulting contracts, speeches, writings, drafts and notes, photographs, blueprints, printed matter, and financial records.
Arranged in three files and therein alphabetically by name of person, organization, or topic, roughly following the groupings established by Townes. A Columbia University file closely follows Townes's tenure at that institution from 1948 to 1961. Files titled Set A and Set B largely begin with Townes's move to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961 and continue through his years with the University of California at Berkeley. Overlapping years, organizations, topics, and persons are common among the three, but especially between Set A and Set B. Miscellaneous correspondence is interspersed within each letter of the alphabet under Columbia University and filed at the end of each letter in Set A and Set B.
BOX 39 Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
"Aa-Ab" miscellaneous, 1949-1961
Advanced Research Projects Agency, 1959-1960
Advisor to graduate students, 1952-1954
"Ad-Al" miscellaneous, 1949-1961
(2 folders)
American Institute of Physics
General, 1948-1960, undated
Richtmyer lecture, 1958-1960
American Physical Society, 1950-1959, undated
American Rocket Society, 1949-1954, undated
"Am-As" miscellaneous, 1950-1960
(2 folders)
Atmospheric absorption, 1951-1954 See also Classified
Atomic clock, 1954-1956
Atomic Energy Commission
1948-1952
BOX 40 1953-1957
(2 folders)
Barrett, Alan H., 1955-1958
Basov, N. G., 1955
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