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Reminiscences of Warren Weaver, 1961

Creator: Weaver, Warren, 1894-197
Project: Rockefeller Foundation oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 783 pages Sound recording: 3 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Foundation executive, mathematician

Scope and Contents

Childhood and family background, Wisconsin; education, University of Wisconsin; World War I Signal Corps; graduate work and teaching; views on home, family, work, religion, collecting ALICE IN WONDERLAND; Division of Natural Sciences, Rockefeller Foundation, 1932; experimental biology programs; Paris office, Rockefeller Foundation; European travel; detailed discussion of foundation programs and procedures; World War II: National Defense Research Committee, 1940-46: range finders, fuses, bomb sights, gun directors, electrical predictors, computers; Applied Mathematics Panel; England, 1941; sequential testing; machine translations; Rockefeller agricultural work in Latin America and India; European refugee scientists; Vice President for Natural and Medical Sciences; Sloan-Kettering Institute; Sloan Foundation; security problems and procedures; science writing and reporting; impressions of Robert Millikan, Max Mason, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Raymond Fosdick, Linus Pauling, George W. Beadle, Harold Urey, Ernest Lawrence, Henry Tizard, John Cockcroft, Norbert Wiener, Niels Bohr, Alfred P. Sloan


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980

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