Robert Andrews Millikan collection, 1847-1953

Mss.H.S.Film.38

Date: 1847-1953 | Size: 81 microfilm_reel(s)

Abstract

These documents cover the years 1847 to 1953, the year of Millikan's death, but the core of the collection consists of the official papers generated by Millikan after his move to Pasadena in 1921. The collection includes more than 125,000 pages of letters, notebooks, unpublished speeches, addresses, lecture notes, and family papers.

Background note

Robert Andrews Millikan was a physicist, science advisor, and the first executive head of the California Institute of Technology.

Arrangement

Collection organized into nine series

Collection Information

Physical description

81 microfilm reels.

Provenance

Purchased from California Institute of Technology ($1134.00) and accessioned, 1981 (1981 273mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in California Institute of Technology Archives.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • Rockefeller Foundation

Genre(s)

  • Articles.
  • Autobiographies.
  • Notes.
  • Speeches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Barrett, Edward C.
  • Barrows, Albert L.
  • Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974
  • Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954
  • Hale , George Ellery, 1868-1938
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Jewett, Frank B. (Frank Baldwin)
  • Kellog, Vernon
  • Mason, Max, 1877-1961
  • Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945
  • Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953
  • Munro, William Bennett, 1875-1957
  • Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936
  • Robinson, Henry Mauris, 1868-1937
  • Thomas, Franklin Stoakes
  • Tolman, Richard Chace, 1881-1948

Subject(s)

  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons.
  • Cosmic rays.
  • Military art and science.
  • Physics.