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Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983.
Oral history interview with Henry A. Barton, 1970 March 3 and 16.
Family background; undergraduate and graduate studies at Princeton University: electrical engineering 1921, graduate research on ionization of argon and HCl, spectroscopic interests (M.A. 1924, Ph.D. 1925); developmental research as engineer for A T&T Laboratories, 1921-1923; National Research Council Fellow at Harvard University, 1925-1927; Bartol Research Foundation Fellow, 1927-1929, research on impact of protons on atoms and molecules. Assistant professor at Cornell University, 1929-1931; high voltage x-ray research, visit to Cavendish Laboratory; founding Director of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1931-1957: discussions on the origins, nature and funding of AIP; early associations with the Chemical Foundation and American Chemical Society; history of selected AIP journals; public relations to promote physics; impact of Depression on physics; Depression and post-WW II studies on physics manpower and industries. Also prominently mentioned are: E. P. Adams, Francis William Aston, Howard Blakeslee, Karl Compton, Charles D. Ellis, Paul D. Foote, Waldemar Kaempffert, Alfred Loomis, Robert Andrews Millikan, Donald Mueller, Robert Mullikan, George B. Pegram, Floyd Richtmyer, Henry N. Russell, Harry D. Smyth, William Francis Gray Swann, John T. Tate, Robert Jamison Van de Graaff; American Physical Society, Bartol Research Foundation, Cornell University, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics, Physical Review, Physics Abstracts, and Review of Scientific Instruments.
Adams, Edwin P. (Edwin Plimpton), 1878.
Aston, Francis William
Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983.
Blakeslee, Howard
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Ellis, Charles D.
Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin), 1888-1971
Kaempffert, Waldemar
Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Mueller, Donald
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson.
Pegram, George Braxton. 1876-1958.
Richtmyer, F. K., (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986
Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962
Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950.
Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967
AT & T Bell Laboratories
American Chemical Society.
American Institute of Physics.
American Physical Society.
Bartol Research Foundation.
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Chemical Foundation (U.S.)
Cornell University
Harvard University.
Princeton University.
Physical review.
Physics abstracts (Journal)
Journal of applied physics.
Journal of chemical physics.
Electrical engineering.
Ionization of gases.
Nuclear physics.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Physics -- Public relations.
Physics -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Quantum theory.
Science -- Periodicals.
Spectrum analysis
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA