Research Laboratory Betatron Files, 1941-90 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 11/10/12
Acquired: 11/1/76; 12/3/82; 3/22/95
Volume: 6.4 cubic feet
Available for use at:
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||1-15|
Description: Physics Research Laboratory (PRL) betatron correspondence with Allis-Chalmers, Los Alamos and other laboratories, on experimental work, the operation of the laboratory building and project funding. The series includes copies of patents issued to the betatron group (1944-54), correspondence with the patent lawyers concerning interference cases and pending applications, betatron financial reports (1943-47), operating manuals for the PRL (1942-58), seminar reports of the betatron researchers, Office of Naval Research reports (1946-47), and correspondence of Donald Kerst with Illinois colleagues and staff at other laboratories while he was at Los Alamos (1943-45), as the director of the betatron project at the PRL (1945-53), while working with the Midwest Universities Research Association (1953-57) and after he left the University of Illinois (1957-63). The series includes design calculations and drawings, correspondence with suppliers and sub-contractors, and betatron installations in other locations (1947-50); and correspondence, photographs, news releases and clippings, publications and reports on the history of the betatron 91941-77), cyclotron (1948-59), and linear accelerators (1965-90).