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Buck, Paul Herman, 1899-1978
Oral history interview with Paul Buck, 1977 March 2.
Interview concentrates on the history of the physics department at Harvard University, and discusses: the department's relationship with the department of history; appointments to the department; movement of the cyclotron to Los Alamos; development of a general education program in science. Harvard personnel discussed include: J. H. Van Vleck, John Slater, Ted Kemble, Kenneth Bainbridge, Roger Hickman, Gerry Holton, Bernard Cohen, James Bryant Conant, Harlow Shapley, George David Birkhoff, P. W. Bridgman, Edward Purcell, Julian Schwinger, I. I. Rabi, Wendell Furry.
American historian (1899-1978). M.A. Ohio State University (1922); M.A. Harvard University (1924); Ph.D. Harvard University (1935). Professional experience includes: instructor, assistant professor of history, associate dean of faculty, associate professor, dean of faculty, provost, Harvard University (1926-1978).
Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996.
Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944.
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961
Buck, Paul Herman, 1899-1978
Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-
Hickman, Roger W.
Holton, Gerald James.
Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-
Purcell, Edward M.
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Slater, John C, (John Clarke), 1900-1976
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980
Harvard University.
Harvard University -- History.
Harvard University -- Physics.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Sopka, Katherine Russell interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA