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Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Oral history interview with Karl K. Darrow, 1964 April 2 and 10 June.
Studies in Europe, 1912; graduate study under Robert A. Millikan at University of Chicago; employment with Western Electric Co. and Bell Labs, 1917-1956; brief time doing experimental work on the "carbon microphone" and long distance sound detectors; review articles on contemporary advances in physics, 1920s-1930s; description of early meetings of American Physical Society (APS); 1933 visit to European centers for physical research; work on the relationship between commercial and basic research in physics. Organization and growth of APS, his terms as Secretary, 1941-1956, during which he introduced "invited papers" to major meetings; problems within APS and within the area of physics in general; his role in fostering international cooperation in physics. Outside interests. Also prominently mentioned are: Hans Albrecht Bethe, William Lawrence Bragg, Percy Williams Bridgman, J. J. Carty, Arthur Holly Compton, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Arthur Jeffrey Dempster, Enrico Fermi, James Brown Fisk, Harvey Fletcher, James Franck, Lester Halbert Germer, H. E. Ives, Frank Jewett, Arthur Lunn, Albert Abraham Michelson, George Braxton Pegram, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Frances Orr Severinghaus, William Francis Gray Swann, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Harold Worthington Webb; American Institute of Physics, United States National Bureau of Standards, and University of Chicago.
Physicist. Died 1982.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Carty, J. J.
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981.
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Germer, Lester Halbert, 1896-
Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
Jewett, Frank B.
Lunn, Arthur Constant
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958.
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Severinghaus, Frances Orr
Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980
Webb, Harold Worthington, 1884-1974
American Institute of Physics.
American Physical Society.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
United States. National Bureau of Standards
University of Chicago.
Western Electric Company.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Science -- International cooperation.
Science and industry
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983. interviewer.
King, W. James. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA