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Papers of Harvey Brooks, 1930s-1980s

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 128
Overview: Harvey Brooks (1915-2004) was Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. His career merged science with public policy. This collection encompasses documents from his activities as a member of numerous university, scientific, and government committees and contains a small amount of student, teaching, and personal material.

Richard J. Friary collection of Woodward Research Institute materials

Collection Identifier: HUM 323
Overview: The Richard J. Friary collection of Woodward Research Institute materials document Friary’s association with the Woodward Research Institute and Harvard physicist Robert Burns Woodward in the early 1970s. Friary is a synthetic organic and medicinal chemist who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty years.

Records of Harvard College Observatory Director William Cranch Bond

Collection Identifier: UAV 630.2
Overview: The Records of Harvard College Observatory Director William Cranch Bond document the founding, growth, and scientific research of the Harvard College Observatory primarily from 1840 to 1859. Also chronicled is the Observatory’s participation in advances made in astronomy, stellar photography, meteorology, continental exploration, and technological improvements in astronomical instruments in the early nineteenth century. William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), American astronomer and instrument...

Records of the Underwater Sound Laboratory,

Collection Identifier: UAV 859
Overview: The Harvard Underwater Sound Laboratory was operated by the University from 1941 to 1949 under contract to the National Defense Research Committee/Office of Scientific Research and Development. Research at the Lab focused on the improvement of equipment for the detection of underwater sound and the design of new equipment. The records document experiments, apparatus, and Lab administration. Topics include underwater acoustics and sonar.

Papers of George B. Kistiakowsky, approximately 1928-1982

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 94
Overview: George B. Kistiakowsky (1900-1982) was a Ukrainian-born American chemist. He was not only a renowned in academic circles, but was also a consultant, defense researcher, and public policy advisor. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, Kistiakowsky was also a participant in the development of the atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in later years, a political activist, most notably concerned with the arms race. These papers...

Records of the Radio Research Laboratory, 1942-1946

Collection Identifier: UAV 728
Overview: The Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established in 1942 to develop countermeasures to radar. These records document research projects. Topics include radar, radar countermeasures, microwaves, research methodology, and the relationship of federally-sponsored research to the industrial sector.