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Saul Dushman Papers

Creator:
Dushman, Saul, (electrical engineer), 1883-1954  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Extent:
7.3 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lectures
Notes
Books
Correspondence
Clippings
Reprints
Date:
1924-1954
Summary:
The papers document Dushman's work at the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE).
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Saul Dushman consist of six series. Series 1: Lectures, 1926-1952, undated, includes various high school, college, and GE related lectures given on scientific topics of interest to Dushman or his work at GE; many are authored by Dushman. Series 2: Research Notes and Technical Data, 1924-1952, includes research and technical information prepared or used by Dushman in his scientific work at GE and during his independent efforts during his retirement years. Series 3: Technical Reprints, 1930-1954, includes reprinted materials of magazine and journal articles, portions of books and technical manuals, and other reprint media relating to Dushman's GE duties and personal interests. Series 4: Books, Articles, and Reviews, 1939-1952, includes materials relating to books and articles authored by Dushman during part of his career and after his retirement. Series 5: Correspondence, 1936-1954, includes correspondences to and from Dushman from a variety of individuals, related to Dushman's professional obligation at GE, scholarly endeavors, his books and articles, and other miscellaneous letters. Series 6: Miscellaneous, includes a wide range of materials related to Dushman's professional activities and his personal interests.
Arrangement:
the collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Lectures, 1926‑1952, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936‑1954

Series 3: Books, articles, and reviews, 1939‑1952

Series 4: Technical reprints, 1930‑1954

Series 5: Research notes and technical data, 1924‑1952

Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Saul Dushman (1883‑1954) was born in Russia and emigrated to the United States in 1891. In 1912, Dushman joined the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE) where he spent the rest of his career with only one interruption; from 1922 to 1925, he served as director of the Research Division of the Edison Lamp Works. Dushman retired from GE in 1948. His principal interests included quantum mechanics, electromotive force, atomic structure, electron emission, unimolecular force, and high vacuum.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Electrostatics  Search this
Quantum theory  Search this
Electrical engineers  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Electrons -- Emission  Search this
Electromotive force  Search this
Atomic structure  Search this
Unimolecular force  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lectures
Notes
Books
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Clippings
Reprints
Citation:
Saul Dushman Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0101
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0101

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