Please help us contact...

...the individuals listed below or their heirs so we can put their oral history interviews online. The Library’s project to mount the transcripts of our most valuable oral histories on the web is coming to a successful conclusion. By the end of the year you will be able to read interviews with over 500 physicists and astronomers, including figures like Bohr, Bethe, Chandrasekhar, Gell-Mann, and Rabi, and listen to voice clips of Heisenberg, Gamow, and others, by clicking on the list of names at oralhistory.html. For a full description of the project, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, see our Fall 2008 newsletter (

Contacting interviewees and heirs for permissions is one of the most important and most time consuming parts of the project, and you and other newsletter readers have been of enormous help in the past. We are counting on you now to help us include these important individuals in our new online archive. If you have contact information or other information, please get in touch with Julie Gass by e-mail at or call 301-209-3182.

Atkinson, Robert d’Escourt
Batchelder, Laurence
Bauer, Edmond H.
Blackett, P. M. S.
Broglie, Louis de
Cady, Walter G.
Chadwick, James
Chang, Yü-Che
Delsasso, Leo
Dobrznski, Leonard
Hartree, Elaine Charlton
Heitler, Walter
Hoyt, Frank
Hubbert, Marion King
Hulst, Hendrik Christoffel van de
Humason, Milton Lisell
Kahan, T.
Jordan, Ernst Pascual
Kelly, Katharine Milsted
Kohn , Hedwig
Kronig, Ralph de Laer
Langevin, Jean
Lau, Ernst Gustav
Lenzen, Victor Fritz
Lucas, René
Masevich, Alla Genrikhova
McVittie, George C.
Meissner, Walther
Meitner, Lise
Peierls, Rudolf
Plaskett, Harry H.
Pohl, Robert Wichard
Perrin, Francis Henri Jean Siegfried
Persico, Enrico
Rasetti, Franco
Schrödinger, Annamarie Bertel
Stern, Otto
Swope, Henrietta
Taylor, Geoffrey Ingram
Thomas, Llewellyn H.
Ullmo, Jean
Vasilevskis, Stanislaus
Von Kármán, Theodore
Wesselink, Adriaan
Yukuwa, Hideki

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