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Leverenz, Humboldt W.
Oral history interview with Humboldt Walter Leverenz, 1979 July 10.
Research career, and important contributions to TV and fluorescent lighting and subsequent transition to management which culminated in a stint as Director of Research for the RCA Laboratories in Princeton. Problems he had to deal with are described, including tension over the issue of how much undirected research to permit. The research atmosphere during the Depression and World War II is recalled, along with insights into Vladimir Zworykin, David Sarnoff, Irving Langmuir, and William Coolidge. Also prominently mentioned are: Booz Allen, W. R. G. Baker, John Bardeen, George H. Brown, Louis Clement, B. R. Cummings, Elmer Engstrom, Douglas H. Ewing, Phine Farnsworth, Harold Greig, James Hillier, Leslie Jesty, Loren F. Jones, Ray Kell, Mervin J. Kelly, George Langley, Nils Lindenblad, Nevill Francis Mott, Richardson Neeve, Wayne B. Nottingham, Frederick Seitz, William Shockley, Willis Whitney, Irving Wolff; Bell Telephone Laboratories, General Electric Co., Harvard University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Journal of Applied Physics, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Marconi Co., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, Paso Robles High School, Siemens Co., Stanford University, United States Patent Office, Victor Talking Machine Co., and Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.
Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975-
Kelly, Mervin Joe.
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957.
Leverenz, Humboldt W.
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Shockley, William, 1910-1989
Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Harvard University.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Marconi Company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory
Radio Corporation of America.
Siemens & Halske.
Stanford University.
Victor Talking Machine Company.
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
Journal of applied physics.
Fluorescent lighting.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Depressions -- 1929.
Physical laboratories -- Administration.
Television picture tubes.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Baker, W. R. G.
Bardeen, John.
Brown, George H.
Clement, Louis.
Cummings, B. R.
Engstrom, Elmer.
Ewing, Douglas H.
Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, 1906-1971
Greig, Harold.
Hillier, James, 1915-
Jesty, Leslie.
Jones, Loren F.
Kell, Ray.
Langley, George.
Lindenblad, Nils.
Neeve, Richardson.
Nottingham, Wayne B. (Wayne Buckles), 1899-
Sarnoff, David.
Whitney, Willis R., 1903-1993.
Wolff, Irving.
Zworykin, V. K. (Vladimir Kosma), 1889-1982
Illinois Institute of Technology.
Wolff, Michael Field, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA