The papers document the career of Roland C. Hawes (1908-) who worked in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporation/Cary Instruments. The papers include correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs.
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Correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs document Hawes's work in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporation/Cary Instruments.
The collection is arranged into seven series.
Series 1, Personal files, 1938-1997
Series 2, Research files, A-Z, 1913 (1927-1990)
Series 3, Piness Laboratories, 1920-1979
Series 4, Beckman Instruments, Inc., 1939-1974
Series 5, Cary Instruments, 1937-1992
Series 6, Consulting work, 1908-(1939-1992)
Series 7, Professional activities, 1949-1996
The career of Roland C. Hawes, born Oct. 4, 1908, Riverside, California, began in chemical analysis and led him into the scientific apparatus and instruments industry, where he worked in the field of spectrophotometry. B.S., chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1930. He died in 1999.
Related Archival Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations
Office Of History, National Institutes of Health
Images of Applied Physics Corp. Vibrating Reed Electrometer, Model 31 (89.0001.206); Applied Physics Corp. Cary Vibrating Reed Electrometer, Model 31-V (89.0001.208); and Applied Physics Corp. Cary Recording UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Model 14 (90.0010.001).
California Institute of Technology Archives
Arnold Orville Beckman: oral history, 1978
Papers of Arnold O. Beckman, 1919-1989
This collection was donated by Roland C. Hawes on September 9, 1997.
Collection is open for research.
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[Trade catalogs on laboratory instrumentation and products : centrifuges, rotors, tubes and accessories, preparative ultracentrifuges, instrumentation for biotechnology, specialty supplies for bioanalytical systems, spectrophotometers and flame attachments, analyzers, Beckman data processing system and automated laboratory workstations, electronic instruments, meters, electrodes and accessories, t...
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Instrument Society of America Collection, 1911-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History