Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1946-1950
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Brief Description:

Papers of Louis N. Ridenour (1911-1959), Dean of the Graduate College and professor of Physics (1947-51), including correspondence, reports, publications (1935-40, 1946-50), book reviews and manuscripts relating to scientific research projects, military research and development, nuclear energy, atomic and hydrogen bombs, international understanding, loyalty and security, consulting work, scientific materials and equipment, research and development contracts, M.I.T. Radiation Laboratory series, appointments at Illinois, resignation (5/12/50), RAND consultant work (1949), metallurgy, solid state physics, libraries, Atomic Energy Commission, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Aberdeen Ballistic Research Lab, Office Naval Research, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Research and Development Report (1949), and the Army Advisory Committee on Research & Development Contractual procedures. Significant correspondents include Hans A. Bethe, Vannevar Bush, Karl Compton, I. Bernard Cohen, James H. Doolittle, Lee Du Bridge, Edward M. Earle, H.H. Harris, James R. Killian, David Lilienthal, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Charles C. Lauritsen, Leon Linford, Wheeler Loomis, Carl Overhage, I.I. Rabi, Frederick Seitz, George Stoddard, George E. Valley, T.F. Walkowicz, Warren Weaver and Raymond Woodrow.

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Record Series Number: 7/1/20
Created by: Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot) (1911-1959)
Volume: 2.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/13/64
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0701020.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Subject Index
Aberdeen Ballistic Research Laboratory
Air Force Research
Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
Atomic Energy Commission, United States
Atomic Scientists
Computers
Faculty Papers
Loyalty
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory
McGraw-Hill
Metallurgy
Military Research and Development
Naval Research, Office of
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Reactors
Physics
Radar
Radiation
Rand Corporation
Research and Development
Scientific Research and Development, Office of
University of Pennsylvania
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]