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Institutional History

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Archival as AuthorArchival as Subject

Westinghouse Electric Corporation



1945 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Additional Forms of Names

Westinghouse (Firm)

Institutional History


Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company was renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. The main function of the company is to develop and produce apparatus for the generation, transmission and application of alternating current electricity.

Important Dates

1945George Pake was on staff.

1945Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company was renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1945 – 1956Joseph Slepian was on staff.

1945 – 1960Theodore Holstein was on staff.

1949 – 1960Manfred Biondi was on staff.

1951 – 1952John Goodenough was on staff.

1954 – 1966George Schulz was on staff.

1954 – 1996John Hulm was on staff.

1955 – 1958Benjamin Chalmers Frazer was on staff.

1955 – 1960William Mullins was on staff.

1957 – 1963Gen Shirane was on staff.

1997Westinghouse Electric Corporation became a subsidiary of CBS Corporation.



Pittsburgh (Pa.)



Physics -- Industrial applications.



Employees & Officers

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Research Physicist to Advisory Physicist and Manager, Physics Department.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Physicist, Research Laboratories.

Goodenough, John B.

Research Engineer.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Research Physicist; Advisory Physicist; and Consulting Physicist.

Hulm, John K.

Advisory Physicist; Manager, Solid State Department of Physics; Associate Director of Research, Solid State Physics Department; Director of Cryogenic Research, Solid State Physics Department; Research Director, Solid State Physics Department; On Leave; Manager of Chemical Research, Research Laboratories; Director of Corporate Research, Research Laboratories; and Chief Scientist.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016


Mullins, William W.

Research Physicist and Advisory Physicist, Westinghouse Research Laboratories.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Junior Engineer.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Research Physicist, Westinghouse Research Laboratories.

Shirane, G.

Research Physicist and Advising Physicist, Westinghouse Research Laboratories.

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Associate Director, Research.

Associates & Members

Bolef, Dan I., 1921-

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Geballe, Ronald, 1918-

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Morgan, K. Z. (Karl Ziegler), 1908-

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008


Institutional Hierarchy

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company

Name changed in 1945.


Archival Resources


Westinghouse Electric Corporation Nuclear Training Center manuals, 1982-1983.

University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.

University of California, Irvine.

P. O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557, USA


Dan I. Bolef papers, 1946-1987.

Libraries. University Archives

Washington University

Campus Box 1061, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

Edward Condon papers, circa 1920-1974.


American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Frederick Seitz biographical notes for London meeting, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

K. Z. Morgan response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Manfred Biondi, 2008 August 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of Polykarp Kusch : oral history, 1962.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Ronald Geballe papers, 1938-1990.

University Archives

University of Washington

Mailstop #0-10. Seattle, WA 98195, USA