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Burton, Joseph Ashby, 1914-1986.
Oral history interview with Joseph A. Burton, 1974 July 22.
Interview covers changes in the organization of physics research departments at Bell Laboratories during the period of Burton's career, from 1938-1958. Childhood and educational background. Early years at Bell Labs; study of photo-electron emission; history of relationship between telephone company and television; work on radar bomb sights during World War II; origins of solid state physics research at Bell Labs; postwar organization and conditions there, design of physical layout of building 1; how Burton became director of semiconductor research; delay of 1929 expansion by Stock Market crash.
Burton, Joseph Ashby, 1914-1986.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Technical Research Group
Yale University.
Gas lasers.
Lasers -- Laboratories.
Science and industry
Solid state physics.
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Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA