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Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-
Oral history interview with Paul E. Klopsteg, 1970 March 31.
Role in establishment of American Institute of Physics (AIP) in 1931; relation between American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and American Physical Society (APS); views of Floyd Richtmyer and Karl K. Darrow. Physics in the 1930s, effects of the Depression. The Oersted Medal, 1934. Secondary school teachers and AAPT; fear within AIP of industrial domination. World's Fair of 1933. Robert W. Wood, chairman of governing board of the AIP, 1941-1948. War work: chief of Physics Special Devices Div. of National Defense Research Council (NDRC). War's effect on status of teachers. Postwar planning in physics; National Science Foundation, AEC, Bush Report. Chairman of Board at Argonne National Laboratories (ANL); structure of ANL. AIP-AAPT and large-scale fellowship support. Also prominently mentioned are: Henry Askew Barton, W. W. Buffum, Winston Churchill, Karl Taylor Compton, Morris Leeds, Alfred Loomis, Floyd K. Richtmyer, Robert Williams Wood; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bausch and Lomb Co., Central Scientific Company, Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934), Commission on College Teaching, National Research Council (U.S.), Optical Society of America, Research and Technological Institute, Review of Scientific Instruments, Scientific Apparatus Makers of America, United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States Congress, United States Congress Dadario Committee, United States Congress House Sub-Committee on Appropriations, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, United States Office of Scientific Research and Development National Defense Research Committee, and University of Chicago.
Died 1991.
Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983.
Buffum, W. W.
Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-
Leeds, Morris
Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975
Richtmyer, F. K., (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Institute of Physics.
American Physical Society.
Argonne National Laboratory
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
Central Scientific Company
Commission on College Physics
National Research Council (U.S.)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Optical Society of America.
Research and Technological Institute
Scientific Apparatus Makers of America
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research.
United States. Congress.
United States. House Subcommittee on Appropriations.
United States. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
University of Chicago.
Century of Progress International Exposition.
Physics -- Societies, etc.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA