Columbia University Archives
 

Department of Physics Records, 1870-1983

Series II: Columbia Radiation Laboratory

This is by far the largest series in the collection, comprising more than half of the total. It is also the most comprehensive, in that it broadly covers many aspects of the Columbia Radiation Laboratory's operations. Series II is divided into five sub-series.

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Subseries II.1: Subject Files

Folders 7.4–7.52 consists of a wide variety of publications, contractor bids, correspondence, news releases and various other general office records dating from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. For the most part, these documents relate only relatively mundane office minutiae, such as the procurement of a "Glass Annealing Oven" (folder 7.18). Of greater interest, perhaps, are folders 7.26–28, which cover the distribution of the lab's research results to a long list of U.S. Military officials under the "Joint Services Electronics Program" (JSEP).



Box 7 Folder 4 Air Force Research Proposal, 1960-1961


Box 7 Folder 5 Air Raids, 1954


Box 7 Folder 6 Alterations - 1106 Pupin, 1960


Box 7 Folder 7 Beryllium Poisoning 1957, 1957


Box 7 Folder 8 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1952-1953


Box 7 Folder 9 Committee on Government Aided Research, 1958


Box 7 Folder 10 Classification of Documents in Safe, undated


Box 7 Folder 11 Computing Facilities, 1951-1958


Box 7 Folder 12 Draft Deferments, 1948-1951


Box 7 Folder 13 Employee Recognition, 1954


Box 7 Folder 14 Equipment Grants, 1958-1960


Box 7 Folder 15 Equipment Loans from Physics Department, 1950-1955


Box 7 Folder 16 Frequency Control Symposium, 1960-1961


Box 7 Folder 17 Glass Changeover, 1954


Box 7 Folder 18 Glass Annealing Oven, 1956


Box 7 Folder 19 Glass Lecture, by McCellan, 1959


Box 7 Folder 20 Graduate Student Employees, 1952-1958


Box 7 Folder 21 Instructions and Forms, 1943-1945


Box 7 Folder 22 Interdepartmental Work, 1950-1958


Box 7 Folder 23 Inventory of Air Reduction Sales Co., 1954


Box 7 Folder 24 International Radio Consultative Committee, 1959


Box 7 Folder 25 ISRP Proposals, 1973


JSEP


Box 7 Folder 26 Distribution Lists, 1969-1974


Box 7 Folder 27 Lab Directors' Meeting, 1974


Box 7 Folder 28 Proposals, 1969-1971


Box 7 Folder 29 MIT Radiation Lab, news release, 1945


Box 7 Folder 30 Modification 13, 1969-1974


Box 7 Folder 31 Molecular Beams, 1953


Box 7 Folder 32 National Bureau of Standards, 1957-1958


Box 7 Folder 33 Notices from Bulletin Board, 1947-1958


Box 7 Folder 34 Optical Maser Research, 1961


Box 7 Folder 35 Organization and Procedures, 1943-1954


Box 7 Folder 36 Personnel Directories, 1950-1960


Box 7 Folder 37 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1954-1955


Box 7 Folder 38 Property on Loan, 1950-1961


Box 7 Folder 39 Publication, 1954-1958


Box 7 Folder 40 Pupin Facilities, 1950-1956


Box 7 Folder 41 Radiation and Health, 1955-1956


Box 7 Folder 42 Reprints, 1954-1960


Box 7 Folder 43 Researcher Classifications, 1957


Box 7 Folder 44 Signal Corps, research contract, 1960


Box 7 Folder 45 Signature Authorizations, 1952-1960


Box 7 Folder 46 Slide Rule Registration, 1945-1954


Box 7 Folder 47 Summer Work, 1959


Box 7 Folder 48 Travel Expenses, 1958-1960


Box 7 Folder 49 Tritium License, 1954-1958


Box 7 Folder 50 Tungsten Wire, from General Electric, 1959-1960


Box 7 Folder 51 V Belts, 1947


Box 7 Folder 52 Watson Labs, 1952-1958


Subseries II.2: Contracts and Grants

This subseries, now mostly in record cartons 8-10, was compiled from two originally separate, but substantively overlapping groups of materials. The records have been organized by contracting agency first, and document type second. For example, the materials in folders 7.53-8.13 all relate to a series of research contracts and grants from the U.S. Air Force in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Within this group, folders 7.55-56 contain contract documents, folder 8.5 contains funding proposals submitted to the Air Force, folders 8.7-8.8 contain technical reports on the research done under the contracts, and so on. Nearly all the records in this sub-series were coded by a contract or grant number. For example, a code beginning "DA-ARO(D)-31-124-G___" refers to a grant from the Army Research Office; as the grant was renewed over the years, each iteration was assigned a unique I.D. (G170, G380, G477, etc.). These codes appear on nearly every piece of correspondence, every form, contractual document, every report, and so on. Taken as a whole, the documents in this sub-series comprehensively reflect the nature and extent of U.S. Military funding, through a wide variety of agencies, of research undertaken at the Radiation Laboratory from the early 1950s through the early 1970s.


Air Force Contracts


Box 7 Folder 53 Account and Financial Documents, 1958-1963


Box 7 Folder 54 Annual Reports, undated


Box 7 Folder 55-56 Contract Documents, 1957-1965, 2 folders



Box 8 Folder 1-4 Correspondence, 1952-1965, 4 folders


Box 8 Folder 5 Proposals, 1959-1965


Box 8 Folder 6 Publications, 1958-1964


Box 8 Folder 7-8 Technical Reports, 1956-1964, 2 folders


Air Force Grants


Box 8 Folder 9 Account and Financial Documents, 1961-1964


Box 8 Folder 10 Contract Documents, 1961-1963


Box 8 Folder 11 Correspondence, 1957-1967


Box 8 Folder 12 Proposals, 1961-1963


Box 8 Folder 13 Publications, 1963-1967


Box 8 Folder 14 Technical Reports, 1961-1966


Army Research Office Grants


Box 8 Folder 15 Account and Financial Documents, 1961-1966


Box 8 Folder 16 Contract Documents, 1961-1966


Box 8 Folder 17-18 Correspondence, 1957-1973, 2 folders


Box 8 Folder 19-20 Proposals, 1961-1970, 2 folders



Box 9 Folder 1 Publications, 1963-1969


Box 9 Folder 2-3 Technical Reports, 1962-1972, 2 folders


Army Signal Corp Contracts


Box 9 Folder 4 Account and Financial Documents, 1959-1963


Box 9 Folder 5 Approval Requests, 1959-1962


Box 9 Folder 6-8 Contract Documents, 1950-1964, 3 folders


Box 9 Folder 9-10 Correspondence, 1951-1964, 2 folders


Box 9 Folder 11-16 Inventory Records, 1947-1959, 6 folders



Box 10 Folder 1 Inventory Records, 1959-1961


Box 10 Folder 2 Proposals, 1958-1961


Box 10 Folder 3 Publications, 1959-1963


NASA Grants


Box 10 Folder 4 Inventory Records, 1963-1968


Box 10 Folder 5 Proposals, 1961-1963


NSF Grants


Box 10 Folder 6 Account and Financial Documents, 1957-1966


Box 10 Folder 7 Contract Documents, 1960-1966


Box 10 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1960-1968


Box 10 Folder 9 Inventory Records, 1962-1965


Box 10 Folder 10-11 Proposals, 1960-1966, 2 folders


Box 10 Folder 12-13 Publications, 1962-1977, 2 folders


Box 10 Folder 14 Technical Reports, 1963-1969


Office of Naval Research Contract


Box 10 Folder 15 Account and Financial Documents, 1970-1974


Box 10 Folder 16-18 Approval Requests, 1969-1974, 3 folders


Box 10 Folder 19-20 Contract Documents, 1968-1974, 2 folders



Box 11 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1969-1975


Box 11 Folder 2 Proposals, 1971-1974


Box 11 Folder 3 Reprints, 1970-1974


Army Electronics Lab Contract


Box 11 Folder 4 Proposals, 1968


Box 11 Folder 5-6 Reprints, 1965-1971, 2 folders


Box 11 Folder 7 O.E.M. Contract - Inventory Records, 1946-1959


Subseries II.3: General

This subseries consists of the remaining materials related to the Radiation Laboratory located primarily in record cartons 11–13 and 27. These materials are something of a hodge-podge: for example, 11.9 contains three large envelops of photo prints and negatives; 11.10 contains two film reels, labeled 'Music A Laude' and 'Selby Narration' respectively; and so on. Three sizeable groups of records in this sub-series, however, are as follows: The first (folders 11.13–11.20) consists of various invention reports made to contracting or granting agencies from the mid-1940s through the early 1970s. Sample "inventions" reported (from folder 11.13) include a "Coaxial Cathode Lead," "Coaxial Line to Wave Guide Coupler," and a "Rapidly Tunable K-band magnetron." A second large group (folders 12.5–14.0) constitute a nearly complete series of Quarterly Progress Reports of the Radiation Laboratory from 1946 through 1983. The third large group (folders 26.21–27.18) consists of carbon copies of all staff correspondence from 1959 through 1966.


Box 11 Folder 8 Inventory Procedure log, 1960-1961


Box 11 Folder 9 Photo prints and negatives, undated


Box 11 Folder 10 "Music A Laude" and "Selby Narration", undated, 2 film reels


Box 11 Folder 11 National Defense Research Committee - Interim Report, 1946


Box 11 Folder 12 Statistical Survey of Research Activity, R. Novick, 1965


Invention Reports


Box 11 Folder 13-14 Division of War Research, 1943-1950, 2 folders


Box 11 Folder 15 Naval Research Contract, 1969-1973


Box 11 Folder 16 Photon Echo Generator, 1964-1971


Box 11 Folder 17 Laser Homodyne Spectrometer, 1963-1965


Box 11 Folder 18 Matrix Detector, 1967-1968


Box 11 Folder 19 Off-Resonant Light Probe, 1967-1969


Box 11 Folder 20 Atomic Frequency Converter, 1968-1972


Box 11 Folder 21-22 Reports on Production, 1923-1947, 2 folders


Box 11 Folder 23 Notes on 'Rising Sun' Decision, 1944


Box 11 Folder 24 Centimeter Magnetrons Report, 1946



Box 12 Folder 1-2 Calibration and Operating Specs, 1942-1947, 2 folders


Box 12 Folder 3-4 Travel and Meeting Reports, 1942-1953, 2 folders


Quarterly Progress Reports


Box 12 Folder 5-17 1946-1960, 13 folders



Box 13 Folder 1-16 1960-1982, 16 folders



Box 14 Folder 1 1982-1983


Staff Correspondence



Box 26 Folder 21-25 General, 1960-1963, 5 folders



Box 27 Folder 1-6 General, 1964-1966, 6 folders


Box 27 Folder 7-11 Guy Castle, 1963-1966, 5 folders


Box 27 Folder 12 Thomas Fountain, 1966


Box 27 Folder 13-18 D.I. Harrow, 1959-1963, 6 folders


Subseries II.4: Laboratory Notes

This subseries, spanning record cartons 14–23, represents the single largest component of the entire physics collection, alone accounting for more than one-quarter of the total. There are two main groups of laboratory notes. The first group (mostly found in record cartons 14–17) is a set of "electron tube books," largely dating from 1943 to 1945. Each tube book consists of detailed records of experimental data found testing electron tubes under various conditions; little more than the raw data are recorded, without narrative details in explanation of what exactly was being done or why. Each folder in this group contains documents originally collected in a single three-ring binder; the ordering of documents in their original binders has been preserved in each corresponding folder, but the binder itself has been discarded to save space. Each of the binders was labeled. One set of binders (now folders 14.1–15.5) was simply numbered "Electron Tube Book no. 1" through "Electron Tube Book no. 24." A second set of binders (now folders 15.6–17.6) was labeled according to the type of tubes being experimented with: for example, "Electron Tube Book—A1 Tubes." A third set of binders (now folders 17.10–17.24) was labeled as belonging to Nobel laureate Polykarp Kusch, as for example, "Kusch Notebook no. 4—L3 Tubes." The second and larger main group of laboratory notes (mostly found in record cartons 18–23) is a set of paper-bound notebooks, in which Columbia researchers and students at the Radiation Laboratory recorded class notes, experimental data, formal math and physics problems, and so on. As in the case of the tube books, these are raw notes, lacking contextual narrative. Most are dated from the late 1950s through the 1960s. Each notebook, with a few exceptions, was labeled with the name of its owner. Most of the notebooks were stamped "Property of Columbia Radiation Laboratory" and given a reference number (e.g., "CRL#337"); the reference numbers are loosely chronological, and may represent the order in which the notebooks were either distributed or collected by the Laboratory. A few of the notebooks have additionally been given a topical title (e.g., "Maser Spectroscopy" or "Alkali Hyperfine Structure"). In some cases, photos, photo negatives, or blueprints were kept in the notebooks.


Electron Tube Book



Box 14 Folder 2-18 Nos. 1-19a, 1942-1945, 17 folders



Box 15 Folder 1-5 Nos. 20-24, 1944-1945, 5 folders


Box 15 Folder 6 A1 Tube (early types) Drawings, 1944


Box 15 Folder 7 A1GK Tube Drawings, 1944


Box 15 Folder 8-13 A1 Tubes, G214-G527, G536-G797, G802-G870, 1944-1945, 5 folders


Box 15 Folder 14 G6 Tubes, Dr. Hollemberg's, 1944-1945


Box 15 Folder 15 C Tubes, 1943



Box 16 Folder 1 Assorted Tube Life Tests 1943-1945


Box 16 Folder 2 Miscellaneous Tube Performance Charts 1943


Electron Tube Book


Box 16 Folder 3-6 E5 Tubes, G16-G343, Dr. Hollemberg's, 1943-1944, 4 folders


Box 16 Folder 7 Manufacturers' E5 tubes, 1944


Box 16 Folder 8 AX Tube Performance Chart, 1944


Box 16 Folder 9-10 K4 Tube Drawings, 1944-1945, 2 folders


Box 16 Folder 11 L Tubes, 1944


Box 16 Folder 12-14 RCA Tubes, nos. 1-3, 1944, 3 folders


Box 16 Folder 15 RA Tunables, 1944-1945


Box 16 Folder 16 Sylvania Tubes (CRL Test), 1945


Box 16 Folder 17 XV Tube Drawings, 1944


Box 16 Folder 18 Harmonic Generator and Magnetron, no. 3, undated



Box 17 Folder 1-4 Nos. 4-7, undated, 4 folders


Box 17 Folder 5 Loose notes, 1949


Box 17 Folder 6 Summaries, 1944


Box 17 Folder 7 AB Graphs, G545-G960 - J.M.B. Kellogg's Prints, 1944-1945


Box 17 Folder 8 J.M.B. Kellogg's "Susie-Q Notebook", 1945


Box 17 Folder 9 Spectra Notebook, undated


Kusch Notebook


Box 17 Folder 10 No. 1 - Cold Test Anodes and Output Loops, 1942-1943


Box 17 Folder 11-15 No. 2-6 - L1 Tubes-L7 Tubes, 1943, 5 folders


Box 17 Folder 16 No. 7 - Bell Telephone Lab Drawings, 1943


Box 17 Folder 17 No. 8 - L8 Design Data Drawings, 1943-1944


Box 17 Folder 18 No. 10 - L9 Tubes, 1943-1944


Box 17 Folder 19 No. 11 - "Related Experiments", 1944


Box 17 Folder 20 No. 12 - Magnetic Measurements, 1944


Box 17 Folder 21 Calculations and Notes, undated


Box 17 Folder 22 Bell Telephone Lab Drawings and Notes, 1944


Box 17 Folder 23 Westinghouse Magnetron, 1941-1942


Box 17 Folder 24 Blueprints, Sketches, Notes, 1944


Box 17 Folder 25-27 Abella, Isaac - Notebooks nos. 1-3 (CRL#379, CRL#402, CRL#440), 1959-1962, 3 folders



Box 18 Folder 1 Abella, Isaac, & Kurnit - Notebook no. 4 (CRL#467) "Optical Spin-Echoes", 1962-1963


Box 18 Folder 2 Bakhru, K. - Notebook (CRL#447), undated


Box 18 Folder 3 Barash, Lee - Notebook (CRL#388), 1959-1960


Box 18 Folder 4 Block, B. - Notebook (CRL#342), 1957


Box 18 Folder 5 Bonbright, Daniel - Notebook (CRL#419), 1961-1962


Box 18 Folder 6 Buenafe, Ofelia - Notebook, 1968


Box 18 Folder 7-10 Carter, David - Notebooks no. 1-4 (CRL#365, CRL#377, CRL#390, CRL#414), 1958-1961, 4 folders


Box 18 Folder 11 Chiu, L.Y. Chow - Notebook (CRL#410), 1961


Clark, Eleanor


Box 18 Folder 12-19 Binders nos. 1-5, 1963-1966, 8 folders



Box 19 Folder 1 Binder no. 5 continued, 1965-1966


Box 19 Folder 2 U.C. Index file, 1967


Box 19 Folder 3 Loose notes, 1968-1969


Box 19 Folder 4-6 Commins, Eugene - Notebooks nos. 1-3 (CRL#314, CRL#323, CRL#331), "He 3+ Hyperfine Structure", 1955-1957, 3 folders


Box 19 Folder 7-10 Notebooks nos. 4-7 ( CRL#356, CRL#370, CRL#375, CRL#396), 1958-1960, 4 folders


Box 19 Folder 11-14 Cummins, Herman - Notebooks nos. 1-4 (CRL#367, CRL#382, CRL#400, CRL#416), "I.R. Maser", 1958-1962, 4 folders


Box 19 Folder 15 Notebook no. 5 (CRL#464), "Debye-Sears", 1962


Box 19 Folder 16 Notebook no. 6 (CRL#481), "Light Scattering", 1962-1964


Box 19 Folder 17 Dakss, Mark - Notebook (CRL#453), "H. Cummins", 1962


Box 19 Folder 18 DeZafra, Robert - Notebook (CRL#436), 1961-1963


Box 19 Folder 19-20 Ehrenstein, Gerald - Notebooks nos. 1-2 (CRL#343, CRL#413), 1957-1962, 2 folders


Box 19 Folder 21 Eisenstadt - Notebook (CRL#295), 1954-1955


Faust, Walter


Box 19 Folder 22 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#374), "Xenon Expt. . . . ", 1959


Box 19 Folder 23 Notebook no. 2 (CRL#386), "Xe129, 131", 1959


Box 19 Folder 24 Notebook no. 3 (CRL#392), 1959-1961



Box 20 Folder 1 Notebook no. 4 (CRL#408) 1961


Box 20 Folder 2-6 Feldman, Henry - Notebooks nos. 1-5 (CRL#358, CRL#401, CRL#405, CRL#449, CRL#457), 1958-1963, 5 folders


Box 20 Folder 7 Feldman, Paul - Notebook (CRL#431), "Li+, Li Metastable", 1961-1963


Box 20 Folder 8 Ferguson, Robert - Notebook (CRL#363), 1958-1959


Box 20 Folder 9 Fleishman, Herman - Notebook (CRL#415), 1961-1962


Box 20 Folder 10 Gampel, Leonard - Notebook (CRL#462), "Debye-Sears", 1962-1964


Giordmaine, Joseph


Box 20 Folder 11 Notebook no. 2 (CRL#338), "Maser", 1956-1957


Box 20 Folder 12 Notebook no. 3 (CRL#350), "Maser Amplifier,", 1957-1958


Box 20 Folder 13 Notebook no. 4 (CRL#359), "Radio Astronomy . . .", 1958-1958


Box 20 Folder 14 Gold, Peter - Notebook (CRL#443), 1962-1965


Box 20 Folder 15 Golestane, A.A. - Notebook (CRL#417), "Super Conductivity Inv.", 1961


Box 20 Folder 16 Gordon, Linda - Notebook (CRL#428), 1961-1962


Goshen, Robert


Box 20 Folder 17-18 Notebooks nos. 1-2 (CRL#403, CRL#432), 1960-1962, 2 folders


Box 20 Folder 19 Notebook no. 3 (CRL#452), "Li Fine and Hyperfine Structure", 1962-1963


Box 20 Folder 20 Hayashi, Teru – Notebook on Instrumentation, Physiology, 1959-1961


Hessel, Merrill


Box 20 Folder 21 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#474), 1963-1964



Box 21 Folder 1-2 Notebooks nos. 2-3 (CRL#531), 1964-1966, 2 folders


Ho, William


Box 21 Folder 3 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#424), "High Pressure Absorption of Gases", 1961-1962


Box 21 Folder 4-5 Notebooks nos. 2-3 (CRL#473, CRL#488), "Models of Planetary Atmosphere", 1963-1964, 2 folders


Box 21 Folder 6-7 Notebooks nos. 4-5 (CRL#490, CRL#524), 1963-1965, 2 folders


Box 21 Folder 8-9 Isler, Ralph - Notebooks nos. 1-2 (CRL#517), 1963-1965, 2 folders


Javan, Ali


Box 21 Folder 10 Notebook no. 4 (CRL#300), 1954


Box 21 Folder 11 Notebook no. 6 (CRL#327), "Maser Calculations", undated


Box 21 Folder 12 Notebook no. 7 (CRL#333), undated


Box 21 Folder 13 Kahan, William - Notebook (CRL#353), 1957-1961


Box 21 Folder 14 Kahane, Joseph - Notebook (CRL#337), 1956-1957


Box 21 Folder 15 Korn, Abe - Notebook (#387), 1959-1960


Box 21 Folder 16 Landman, Alfred - Notebook (CRL#426), "Zinc Chromium", 1961-1962


Box 21 Folder 17-18 Lashinsky, Herbert - Notebooks nos. 2-3 (CRL#347, CRL#360), 1957-1961, 2 folders


Lecar, Harold


Box 21 Folder 19 Notebook no.1 (CRL#384), "Maser Spectroscopy", 1959-1962


Box 21 Folder 20 Notebook no. 2 (CRL#445), 1961-1962



Box 22 Folder 1 Lepworth, Edgar, Notebook (CRL#516), 1964-1965


McDermott, Mark


Box 22 Folder 2 Notebook no. 1, "Nitrogen + Hg", undated


Box 22 Folder 3-4 Notebooks nos. 2-3 (CRL#349, CRL#364), "Mercury #2, #3", 1957-1959, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 5 McNichols - Notebook (CRL#330), 1956


Miller, R.C.


Box 22 Folder 6 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#225), "Molecular Beam Velocity Selector", 1952-1953


Box 22 Folder 7-8 Notebooks nos. 2-3 (CRL#302, CRL#293), "Dimerization of Alkali Halides", 1953-1954, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 9 Morrone, Terry - Notebook (CRL#372), 1959


Box 22 Folder 10 Morzle, Robert - Notebook (CRL#469), 1964-1965


Nafe-Nelson, Zuger


Box 22 Folder 11-12 Notebooks nos. 1-2, 1947, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 13-14 Notebooks nos. 3-4, "Hydrogen and Deuterium", 1947, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 15 Notebook no. 5, "Gj Hydrogen and Deuterium", 1947-1948


Box 22 Folder 16 Notebook no. 6, "H3", 1948


Box 22 Folder 17 Okaya, Akira - Notebook no. 1 (CRL#352), 1957-1960


Oselka, Janet


Box 22 Folder 18 Notebook no. 1, 1965-1966



Box 23 Folder 1 Notebook no. 2, 1966-1967


Box 23 Folder 2 Ozer, V - Notebook 1966


Box 23 Folder 3 Peiora, Robert - Notebook (CRL#510) 1964


Penzias, Arno


Box 23 Folder 4 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#335), 1956-1957


Box 23 Folder 5 Notebook no. 2 (CRL#362), "Maser", 1958


Box 23 Folder 6 Perry, Bradley - Notebook (CRL#435), 1962-1963


Box 23 Folder 7 Roach, Janet - Notebook (CRL#506), 1964


Box 23 Folder 8 Rustin, Randall - Notebook (CRL#368), 1958-1959


Box 23 Folder 9 Saloman, Edward - Notebook (CRL#475), 1963-1965


Box 23 Folder 10 Schoonmaker, Richard - Notebook (CRL#391), 1959


Box 23 Folder 11 Schultz, Sheldon - Notebook (CRL#336), 1956-1957


Sprott, G.F.


Box 23 Folder 12 Notebook no. 1 (CRL#541), "Alkali Hyperfine Structure", 1965-1967


Box 23 Folder 13 Notebook no. 2 (CRL#570), "R.Spectroscopy . . .", 1968-1969


Box 23 Folder 14-16 Strauss, Walter - Notebooks nos. 8-10 (CRL#329, CRL#344, CRL#361), 1956-1960, 3 folders


Box 23 Folder 17 Summers, Charles - Notebook (CRL#409), 1961


Box 23 Folder 18-20 Swagel, Michael Wayne - Notebooks nos. 1-3 (CRL#484, CRL#539, CRL#550), 1963-1967, 3 folders



Box 36 Folder 7 Tolk, Norman - Notebook (CRL#419), 1961


Box 36 Folder 8-10 Wing, Thomas - Notebooks, nos. 1-3 (CRL#525, CRL#547, CRL#563), 1964-1967, 3 folders


Box 36 Folder 11 Winsbert, Suzanne - Notebook (CRL#357), 1958-1959


Zacharias, L.


Box 36 Folder 12 Notebook no. 1, "Physics Lab", undated


Box 36 Folder 13 Notebook no. 2, "Organic Chemistry", undated


Box 36 Folder 14-16 Old Hyperfine Structure Data, vols. 1-3, 1953-1956, 3 folders


Box 36 Folder 17 Experiments with A Rb87 Maser, P. Davidovtis, undated


Subseries II.5: Blueprints

This subseries, found in record cartons 24–26, consists primarily of the blueprints of equipment either developed or employed at the Radiation Laboratory between 1941 and 1950. Most of the prints were drawn up by or for the Radiation Laboratory itself, but not all: others are from MIT's Radiation Laboratory, private research companies, and so on. The blueprints are organized in three main groups. The first and smallest group (folders 24.3–24.10) were originally identified as "classified prints." These are blueprints of various circuits, magnets, magnetrons, and so on. They were originally sorted into groups (A through E), and this ordering has been preserved. The second and largest group (folders 24.11–26.5) consists of "equipment prints" organized by an "equipment type" code. Although this original ordering by code has been kept, it basis or logic is by no means clear from the blueprints themselves. For example, a set of "LC Type" blueprints includes a blueprint titled "A-N Type Plug UG-154/U High Voltage Type for RG-18/U RF Cable." About half of these "equipment prints" were originally identified as "RG-Types;" these have been sorted into separate folders by equipment type. For example, folders 25.8–25.9 contain blueprints for "RG Types—Standing Wave Indicators." Finally, a third group of blueprints (folders 26.6–26.20) were simply organized alphabetically by the name of the equipment in question. Their generally later date than the previous group may explain the fact that they were not originally organized in the same manner. The blueprints are for cables, K-bands, waveguides, and so on.


External Prints



Box 24 Folder 1 Index, circa 1944


Box 24 Folder 2 Records, 1946


Classified Prints


Box 24 Folder 3-4 Circuits 1A-37A, 38A-46A, 1941-1948, 2 folders


Box 24 Folder 5 Magnets 1B-11B, 1942-1943


Box 24 Folder 6-8 Magnetrons 1C-31C, 1942-1945, 3 folders


Box 24 Folder 9 Plumbing 8D, 18D, 1944


Box 24 Folder 10 Miscellaneous 2E-13E, 1940-1945


Equipment Prints


Box 24 Folder 11 A Types, 1945-1947


Box 24 Folder 12-13 AN Types, 1942-1948, 2 folders


Box 24 Folder 14 BN Types, 1944-1948


Box 24 Folder 15-16 BNC Types, 1944-1949, 2 folders


Box 24 Folder 17 C Types, 1949


Box 24 Folder 18 HN Types, 1944-1948


Box 24 Folder 19-20 LC Types, 1944-1949, 2 folders


Box 24 Folder 21 LN Types, 1944-1949


Box 24 Folder 22-23 N Types, 1942-1948, 2 folders



Box 25 Folder 1-3 N Types, 1948-1950, 3 folders


RG Types


Box 25 Folder 4-5 Attenuators, 1942-1948, 2 folders


Box 25 Folder 6 Crystal Mounts and Holders, 1942-1950


Box 25 Folder 7 Plumbing, 1944


Box 25 Folder 8-10 Standing Wave Indicators, 1943-1950, 3 folders


Box 25 Folder 11 Waterload Parts, 1942-1947


Box 25 Folder 12-16 Waveguide Parts, 1942-1950, 5 folders


Box 25 Folder 17 Wavemeters, 1947-1948



Box 26 Folder 1 Wavemeters, 1948-1950


Box 26 Folder 2-5 Other, 1942-1950, 4 folders


Box 26 Folder 6 Cable Adaptors, 1944-1948


Box 26 Folder 7 Cable Assembly, 1944


Box 26 Folder 8 E5 and K-Band Tubes, 1943-1944


Box 26 Folder 9 Microwave Apparatus, 1944-1948


Box 26 Folder 10 Neher's K-Band, 1942


Box 26 Folder 11 Pulse Equipment, 1944-1946


Box 26 Folder 12 Quick Disconnect Plug and Jack, 1949


Box 26 Folder 13 Radio Frequency Cable, 1945-1949


Box 26 Folder 14 Shorting Cup, 1947


Box 26 Folder 15 Standing Wave Indicator, 1946


Box 26 Folder 16 Twinax Jack and Plug, 1942-1949


Box 26 Folder 17 UHF Binding Post-plug, 1949


Box 26 Folder 18 Waveguides, standards and characteristics, 1944-1950


Box 26 Folder 19 Wavemeter, 1947


Box 26 Folder 20 X6050 Instruction Sheet, 1943