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Arthur Holly Compton Personal Papers

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Early Papers of Arthur H. Compton

Academic and Career Data

Personal Correspondence

Chronological Aids and Biographical Data

Minutes of Organizations of which Arthur H. Compton was a Board Member of Trustee

Lectures and Publications of Arthur H. Compton

Personal Library

Biographical Information on Members of the Compton Family

Non-written Records



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Collection Overview

Title: Arthur Holly Compton Personal Papers, 1905-1971Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/03/wua00171

Primary Creator: Compton, Arthur Holly (1892-1962)

Extent: 126.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into nine series. Additional description and inventories for each series are linked to below.

Series 1: Early Papers of Arthur H. Compton, c. 1905-1918. Includes: early publications (1909-1915), grade records from Wooster and Princeton, and notes from his studies.

Series 2: Academic and Career Data, 1919-1962. These are arranged into three sections as follows: 1. Scientific Research Files, 191-1941, consisting of research notebooks (32 vols.) and notes, correspondence, and miscellany pertaining to Arthur H. Compton's scientific research. 2. Wartime Files, 1941-1945, files accumulated during World War II. 3. Files as Distinguished Service Professor, 1954-1962, consist of notes, summaries, information, and tape recordings of the Conference on Science and Human Responsibility held at Washington University, 1954-1955 and 1956-57.

Series 3: Personal Correspondence, 1925-1962.

Series 4: Chronological Aids and Biographical Data. Includes: personal journal notebooks, 1937-1960; diaries and appointment books, 1920-1961, and scrapbooks, 1927-1953; in addition to biographical sketches, articles and memorials, awards, and other information concerning Arthur H. Compton.

Series 5: Minutes of Organizations of which Arthur H. Compton was a Board Member of Trustee, 1949-1962.

Series 6: Lectures and Publications of Arthur H. Compton. Includes: scientific and non-scientific publications, speeches, lecture notes, miscellaneous manuscripts, book drafts, Atomic Quest working materials.

Series 7: Personal Library. Includes: books Arthur H. Compton used for his course on The Impact of Science on Man; and speeches and publications (scientific and non-scientific) by others than Arthur H. Compton. (No finding aid available for this portion of the collection)

Series 8: Biographical Information on Members of the Compton Family. Includes: scientific publications of Karl T. Compton, (1912-1925); and personal files of Mrs. Arthur H. Compton, principally covering the 1940's and 1950's.

Series 9: Non-written Records. Includes: films, tape and phonograph recordings, photographs, glass slides, hats, and other miscellany.

Languages: English, French, German, Greek,Modern(1453-), Hindi, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Arthur Holly Compton consist of personal correspondence files, lecture and research notes, diaries and journals, publications, biographical data and memorabilia.

Collection Historical Note

Arthur Holly Compton was born at Wooster, Ohio, on September 10th, 1892, the son of Elias Compton, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Wooster. He was educated at the College, graduating Bachelor of Science in 1913, and he spent three years in postgraduate study at Princeton University receiving his M.A. degree in 1914 and his Ph.D. in 1916. After spending a year as instructor of physics at the University of Minnesota, he took a position as a research engineer with the Westinghouse Lamp Company at Pittsburgh until 1919 when he studied at Cambridge University as a National Research Council Fellow. In 1920, he was appointed Wayman Crow Professor of Physics, and Head of the Department of Physics at the Washington University, St. Louis; and in 1923 he moved to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics. Compton returned to St. Louis as Chancellor in 1945 and from 1954 until his retirement in 1961 he was Distinguished Service Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Washington University.

In his early days at Princeton, Compton devised an elegant method for demonstrating the Earth's rotation, but he was soon to begin his studies in the field of X-rays. He developed a theory of the intensity of X-ray reflection from crystals as a means of studying the arrangement of electrons and atoms, and in 1918 he started a study of X-ray scattering. This led, in 1922, to his discovery of the increase of wavelength of X-rays due to scattering of the incident radiation by free electrons, which implies that the scattered quanta have less energy than the quanta of the original beam. This effect, nowadays known as the Compton effect, which clearly illustrates the particle concept of electromagnetic radiation, was afterwards substantiated by C. T. R. Wilson who, in his cloud chamber, could show the presence of the tracks of the recoil electrons. Another proof of the reality of this phenomenon was supplied by the coincidence method (developed by Compton and A.W. Simon, and independently in Germany by W. Bothe and H. Geiger), by which it could be established that individual scattered X-ray photons and recoil electrons appear at the same instant, contradicting the views then being developed by some investigators in an attempt to reconcile quantum views with the continuous waves of electromagnetic theory. For this discovery, Compton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1927 (sharing this with C. T. R. Wilson who received the Prize for his discovery of the cloud chamber method).

In addition, Compton discovered (with C. F. Hagenow) the phenomenon of total reflection of X-rays and their complete polarization, which led to a more accurate determination of the number of electrons in an atom. He was also the first (with R. L. Doan) who obtained X-ray spectra from ruled gratings, which offers a direct method of measuring the wavelength of X-rays. By comparing these spectra with those obtained when using a crystal, the absolute value of the grating space of the crystal can be determined. The Avogadro number found by combining above value with the measured crystal density, led to a new value for the electronic charge. This outcome necessitated the revision of the Millikan oil-drop value from 4.774 to 4.803 X 10-10 e.s.u. (revealing that systematic errors had been made in the measurement of the viscosity of air, a quantity entering into the oil-drop method).

During 1930-1940, Compton led a world-wide study of the geographic variations of the intensity of cosmic rays, thereby fully confirming the observations made in 1927 by J. Clay from Amsterdam of the influence of latitude on cosmic ray intensity. He could, however, show that the intensity was correlated with geomagnetic rather than geographic latitude. This gave rise to extensive studies of the interaction of the Earth's magnetic field with the incoming isotropic stream of primary charged particles.

Compton has numerous papers on scientific record and he is the author of Secondary Radiations Produced by X-rays (1922), X-Rays and Electrons (1926, second edition 1928), X-Rays in Theory and Experiment (with S. K. Allison, 1935, this being the revised edition of X-rays and Electrons), The Freedom of Man (1935, third edition 1939), On Going to College (with others, 1940), and Human Meaning of Science (1940).

Dr. Compton was awarded numerous honorary degrees and other distinctions including the Rumford Gold Medal (American Academy of Arts and Sciences), 1927; Gold Medal of Radiological Society of North America, 1928; Hughes Medal (Royal Society) and Franklin Medal (Franklin Institute), 1940.

He served as President of the American Physical Society (1934), of the American Association of Scientific Workers (1939-1940), and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1942).

In 1941 Compton was appointed Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Evaluate Use of Atomic Energy in War. His investigations, carried out in cooperation with E. Fermi, L. Szilard, E. P. Wigner and others, led to the establishment of the first controlled uranium fission reactors, and, ultimately, to the large plutonium-producing reactors in Hanford, Washington, which produced the plutonium for the Nagasaki bomb, in August 1945. (He also played a role in the Government's decision to use the bomb; a personal account of these matters may be found in his book, Atomic Quest - a Personal Narrative, 1956.)

In 1916, he married Betty Charity McCloskey. The eldest of their two sons, Arthur Allen, is in the American Foreign Service and the youngest, John Joseph, is Professor of Philosophy at the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee ). His brother Wilson is a former President of the Washington State University, and his brother Karl Taylor was formerly President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Compton's chief recreations were tennis, astronomy, photography and music.

He died on March 15th, 1962, in Berkeley, California.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: The accruals are interfiled with the collection or added at the end of the corresponding series.

Access Restrictions: Theere are restrictions in this collection. Contact the University Archivist at (314) 935-5495 for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was willed to the University Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen, Sarah Pabarcus, and Leela Pandey in January 2006

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012. Series 3 revised as of 11/2013.


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[Series 1: Early Papers of Arthur H. Compton, 1905-1918],
[Series 2: Academic and Career Data, 1919-1962],
[Series 3: Personal Correspondence, 1925-1962],
[Series 4: Chronological Aids and Biographical Data],
[Series 5: Minutes of Organizations of which Arthur H. Compton was a Board Member of Trustee, 1949-1962],
[Series 6: Lectures and Publications of Arthur H. Compton],
[Series 7: Personal Library],
[Series 8: Biographical Information on Members of the Compton Family],
[Series 9: Non-written Records],
[All]

Series 9: Non-written RecordsAdd to your cart.
Includes films, tape and phonograph recordings, photographs, glass slides, hats, and other miscellany.
Sub-Series 1: Reels of FilmsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Test FilmAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: High Time, 1953-1960 (?)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Elastic Collisions TestAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Six jars with reels of still negatives.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1.  England 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 2.  Scotland and IrelandAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 3.  Karl's Inauguration, June 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 4.  Select IAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 5.  UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 6.  Hawaii 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 7.  Italy to Yale 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 8.  UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 9.  New ZealandAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: 10. Vienna to MewtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: 11. Otsego Lake- Mt. Evans, Sept. 1931 and to ItalyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: 12. Wooster CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: 13. Ski and SoundAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 14. Europe, Spring 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 19: OxfordAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 15. PanamaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 16. Otsego LakeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 17. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 18. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 19. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 20. UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 21. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 22. HavanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 23. CuzcoAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 24. Fla. 2, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 25. Grand Coulee, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 26. Otsego to Texas, 1939-40Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 27. La Paz, N.G.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 28. Fla., 4.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 29. Otsego, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 30. Peru, Haaucayo FairAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: 31. Fla., 1, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 32. SkiAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: 33. MexicoAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: 34. Races at SeattleAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: 35. John's Kindergartedn, 1932. Epstein's 1933Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 36. Yale, Texas, PeruAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 37. May, 1931, FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 38. Fla. 3, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 39. Huancayo, N.G.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 40. New York and Maine Canoe TripAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 41. Otsego, Autumn, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 42. SeattleAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 43. Empty reelAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 44. Huancayo, N.G.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 45. Grandmother at Oxford, October 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 46. Maine Canoe Trip (only 13 frames)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 47. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 48. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: 49. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: 50. UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: 51. Arequipa to CuzcoAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: 52. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 53. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: 54. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: 55. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: 56. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: 57. UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: 58. UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Miscellaneous TapesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Interview with Dr. George Pake, Provost of Washington University, re Arthur Holly Compton biography, "The Cosmos of Arthur Holly Compton."  Excerpted from "Gateway Panorama," KSD - 1/14/68 - 5:05 p.m.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: GandhiAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sir Karl Papper, Graham Chapel, 4/21/65.  Second Annual AHC Lecture.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Scattering of X-Rays as Particles, Frontiers of Science Lecture, Washington University, 12/12/61.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Point of View, with Edward Teller and A.H. Compton, Feb. 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Panel Discussion re H-Bombs, Graham Chapel, 12/6/55Add to your cart.
(4 tapes) (see also record group 119/0/1/1 for other Compton tapes)
Sub-Series 3: Phonograph RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Arthur H. Compton, WABC, 2: 15 P.M., 12/30/38 - two records.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAdd to your cart.
two records, one broken.
Folder 3: Dr. Arthur H. Compton, WEAF, 10/16/35Add to your cart.
two aluminum records
Folder 4: Ohio Story, No. 66, "The House on College Avenue," Friday, 6/6/47, 6:30-6:45 P.M.  The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, WTAM, Cleveland, 3 records (78's).Add to your cart.
Script included.
Folder 5: National Conference of Christians and Jews.  Dr. Arthur Compton, WJZ - 6:00 P.M., 11/28/38Add to your cart.
3 records
Folder 6: Mother's Day Program, Dr. J. H. Finley, WOR - 5/14/39Add to your cart.
one record (aluminum)
Folder 7: Mother's Day Program, Mrs. Elias Compton, WOR - 5/24/39Add to your cart.
four aluminum records
Folder 8: Softening Azerbaijan. Program No. 9, for use in the series of adult discussion programs; "life Under Communism." and "communism versus Democracy," Program No 10Add to your cart.
all one record
Folder 9: Two unlabeled recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Four records labeled (copy 1&2), (copy 5 & 6), "Compton."Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Dr. Compton Interview, Warner Bros., KFWB of Hollywood, 3/14/51Add to your cart.
two records.
Folder 12: Mother's Day Program, Mrs. Elias Compton, WOR, 5/14/39 - 5:30 P.M.Add to your cart.
three records
Folder 13: Gems from 'Southern Comfort'.  Music by Dick Ross, Washington University Quad ShowAdd to your cart.
two records
Folder 14: Sugar and Spice, Washington U. Quad Show of 1946.Add to your cart.
One record
Sub-Series 4: Rutherford LecturesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A Lecture given by Lord Rutherford at Gottingen on Monday, 12/14/31.Add to your cart.
Nine (9) records.
Sub-Series 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notes on the slides by Lord Rutherford in his lectures at Gottingen, to accompany the series of gramophone records.Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs organized chronologically with undated photos in the rear.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Framed photographs.Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Three photograph albums. One album is labeled "Cosmic Rays, 1931-1932."Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oversized pictures.Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Glass SlidesAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Glass SlidesAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Glass SlidesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Other MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Address and telephone cards, A-GAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Address and telephone cards, H-QAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Address and telephone cards, R-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Research note book, 1919 - 1941Add to your cart.
9 copies
Folder 5: Bibliography, papers of Arthur Holly ComptonAdd to your cart.
3 copies
Folder 6: Book entitled scientific papers by Arthur Holly Compton November 17, 1921 to May 1, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Book entitled papers by Arthur Holly Compton, 1926 - 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Book entitled papers by Arthur Holly Compton, 1913 - 1921Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Transcript (Conference on Science and Human Responsibilities, 1956-1957)Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reel to reel tape (Conference on Science and Human Responsibilities, 1956-1957)Add to your cart.
x 28
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reel to reel tape (Conference on Science and Human Responsibilities, 1956-1957)Add to your cart.
x 31
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Top hatAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Top hatAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic capAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press Book (July 1949 - July 1950)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Book, Washington University (1952-1953)Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press Book (August 1950 - July 1951)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Book (July 1951 - June 1952)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Press Book (July 1948 - June 1949)Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book, Newspaper clippings, various subjects (1927 - 1946)Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book A, Scientific and Religious topic (n.d.)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrap Book B, Various topics (n.d.)Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book, Various topics (1946 - 1948)Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book A, Scientific and professional photograph (n.d.)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrap Book B, Institution and SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Congratulation of AHC as Chancellor of Washington UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Union Prayer Book IAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Union Prayer Book IIAdd to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book, newspaper clippings, Washington University and family related (fragmented)Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book A, Correspondence (1946)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Phonograph Records of Lord Rutherford at Goettingen, (1931)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Audio cassettes copyAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives of family events (1937-1939)Add to your cart.
x 3 boxes
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic CapAdd to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap book A, Photographs family and professional gatheringAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrap book B, Photographs professionalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrap book C, Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 20 Year anniversary atomic energyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrap book D, Photographs ProfessionalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrap book E, Note Cards and TelegramsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Marriage License F, Betty Compton Parents sketch AHC, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Citation US Air Force AcademyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Citation General Conference of the United Nation educational scientific and cultural organizationAdd to your cart.
x 2
Folder 3: Certificate [Scientific academy of Brazil]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Convocation Program Rabbi Gaon University of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Award, St. Louis Humanity awardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Honorary degree, University of the PunjabAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Certificate royal Irish academyAdd to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Honorary degree, Jewish Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Honorary degree, Scientific Academy of PeruAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Honorary degree imperial, German academy of natural sciencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Honorary degree, University of San AcustinAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Honorary degree Society of physic of ParisAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Poster, moussy - Le - VieuxAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Honorary degree Washington University certificate academy of Sciences LimaAdd to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificate SCHWAB Memorial Lecture Award: St. Louis humanity AwardAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Citation National Conference of Christian and JewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Certificate YMCAAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Certificate Alumni Association College of WoosterAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Honorary degree University of CaliforniaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Honorary degree Leleigh UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Certificate French resistanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificate academy of economy in ViennaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Certificate free French war veteransAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Honorary degree University of PeruAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Honorary degree Capital UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Honorary degree YaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Certificate Pan American AirwaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Honorary degree Brown UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Honorary degree Coe CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Honorary degree BrandeisAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Certificate American Philosophical societyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Certificate Civilian aid US ArmyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Certificate St. Louis AwardAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Certificate Mrs. Compton, French ResistanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Certificate Alpha Kappa CircleAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Certificate Alpha PhiAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Certificate University of OsloAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Honorary degree academy BorbssicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Honorary degree HarvardAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Honorary degree PrincetonAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Certificate of St. Louis office of Civil defenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Certificate freedom lainAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Certificate War department Convocation program, University of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Citation war departmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Certificate US office of Scientific ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Certificate Second International gerontological CongressAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Honorary degree University of TempaAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Honorary degree North Western UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Funeral memorial bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Certificate Presbyterian ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Honorary degree Baylor UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Certificate Mrs. Compton, St. Louis Chapter of HadassahAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Certificate honorary citizens of Dallas TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Note Card University of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Memo V. BushAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Film and graph for Cosmic Ray dataAdd to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oversized photographsAdd to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrap Book A, Photographs and newspaper clippings, atomic questAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrap Book B, AHC Washington University Chancellor inaugurationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrap Book C, AHC Washington University ChancellorAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Phonographs: Alumni Institute, Washington University Time 6, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Alumni Institute June 6, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: San Francisco Conference April 25, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gateway to the nation St. Louis, September 3, 1944Add to your cart.
x 2
Folder 5: UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Washington University Luncheon May 8, 1945Add to your cart.
x 2
Folder 7: Campus Salute 13, 1946Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bronze Plaque (Western society of engineers, 1945)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Graphite from CP-1, First Nuclear Reactor Dec. 2 1942, Stagg Field, University of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Gift (Rotary International US Postage Stamp, 1955)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook (Lecture tour of Arthur Holly Compton, RIE Foundation, 1952)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Guestbook (various dates)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Press Clippings (Science and Human Responsibility, Nov. 1-2, 1956)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Clippings (Science and Human Responsibility, Sept. 21, 24-28, 1956)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrapbook (Personal Notes and Cards, 1959)Add to your cart.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Science and Human Responsibility, KETC Channel 9Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Early Papers of Arthur H. Compton, 1905-1918],
[Series 2: Academic and Career Data, 1919-1962],
[Series 3: Personal Correspondence, 1925-1962],
[Series 4: Chronological Aids and Biographical Data],
[Series 5: Minutes of Organizations of which Arthur H. Compton was a Board Member of Trustee, 1949-1962],
[Series 6: Lectures and Publications of Arthur H. Compton],
[Series 7: Personal Library],
[Series 8: Biographical Information on Members of the Compton Family],
[Series 9: Non-written Records],
[All]


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