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Papers of Louis N. Ridenour (1911-1959), Dean of the Graduate College and professor of Physics (1947-51), including correspondence, reports, publications (1935-40, 1946-50), book reviews and manuscripts relating to scientific research projects, military research and development, nuclear energy, atomic and hydrogen bombs, international understanding, loyalty and security, consulting work, scientific materials and equipment, research and development contracts, M.I.T. Radiation Laboratory series, appointments at Illinois, resignation (5/12/50), RAND consultant work (1949), metallurgy, solid state physics, libraries, Atomic Energy Commission, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Aberdeen Ballistic Research Lab, Office Naval Research, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Research and Development Report (1949), and the Army Advisory Committee on Research & Development Contractual procedures. Significant correspondents include Hans A. Bethe, Vannevar Bush, Karl Compton, I. Bernard Cohen, James H. Doolittle, Lee Du Bridge, Edward M. Earle, H.H. Harris, James R. Killian, David Lilienthal, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Charles C. Lauritsen, Leon Linford, Wheeler Loomis, Carl Overhage, I.I. Rabi, Frederick Seitz, George Stoddard, George E. Valley, T.F. Walkowicz, Warren Weaver and Raymond Woodrow.
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