Arthur Kantrowitz papers, 1934-2008 Rauner Manuscript MS-1097

Series List

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Series: Personal, 1934-2008

Go to boxes: 1

Series: Professional correspondence, 1947-2006

Contains professional correspondence with universities, publishers, politicians, US presidents, and other scientists. Correspondents include John Kemeny, Andrew G. Knox, Jim Rubens, Michael J. Saks, Jonathan Coopersmith and Gilbert B. Devey.

Go to boxes: 2 - 5

Series: Writings, 1937-2002

Contains typescripts, print-outs, reprints, essays and published articles of scientific and technical papers, as well as non-scientific papers, organized by organizations Kantrowitz was associated with at the time of his writing, including the National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics (NACA), Cornell University, Avco-Everett Research Laboratory and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Speeches and talks as well as some related correspondence with publishers and colleagues and notes are also included.

Go to boxes: 6 - 11

Series: Teaching, 1947-1989

Contains lecture notes, reading assignments, syllabi, transparencies and slides of lectures and classes by Arthur Kantrowitz.

Go to boxes: 12

Series: Associations and Societies, 1951-2008

Contains correspondence, writings, agendas, meeting minutes, articles and other printed or published material related to associations, society, and organizations with which Kantrowitz was affiliated. They include the L-5 Society, the Advisory Group on Science and Technology, the Center for Naval Analysis, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation,the National Academy of Sciences and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Conference and symposia material is also included.

Go to boxes: 13 - 19

Series: Avco-Everett Research Laboratory, 1947-2006

Contains records, including outgoing correspondence, meeting minutes and reports, as well as research reports, brochures and other printed material, and newsletters of Avco-Everett Research Laboratory of which Kantrowitz was the founder, director and board member from 1956 to 1979.

Go to boxes: 20 - 26

Series: Science Court, 1967-2006

Contains correspondence, writings, articles, clippings, printed material, notes and reports related to the concept of a Science Court (an entity that would help elected officials make decisions on scientific matters) of which Kantrowitz was an early proponent.

Go to boxes: 27 - 32

Series: Subject Files, 1935-2005

Contains printed material, correspondence, clippings, reports, notes and patents organized by notable person, subject and subject groups. Persons include Robert T. Jones, Bela Karlovitz, Harry E. Petcheck, Edward Teller and H. Sixsmith. Subject groups include Laser Propulsion, Magnetohydrodynamics, Medical Devices and Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Go to boxes: 33 - 40

Series: Scrapbooks, undated

Go to boxes: 41

Series: Audio-Visual Material, 1969-2003

Contains audio cassette tapes, audio reel-to-reels, VHS tapes and one Reel-to-Reel film of Kantrowitz's lectures, radio interviews and broadcasts.

Go to boxes: 42

Series: Models and Awards, 1950-2002

Contains models of some of Kantrowitz' inventions including the shock tube and the experimental magnetohydrodynamic power generator, as well as a prototype of the intra-aortic balloon pump and an award given to him as "the father of laser propulsion."

Go to boxes: 43 - 47

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