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Papers of Theodore von Kármán, 1871-1963

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THEODORE von KARMAN: 1881-1963. Aerodynamicist, physicist, mathematician; Professor of Aeronautics and Director of GALCIT, CIT 1930-1949. Founded JPL as a center for rocket research & development; became its first director. The collection contains personal & scientific correspondence, scientific manuscripts, unpublished speeches, lecture notes, family papers, medals , and photographs. Published guide available (covers boxes 1-175 only). 1994 Supplement includes photos, framed degrees and citations, medals, and one folder of correspondence, Karman-Tsien. The complete finding aid is available at the Online Archive of California.

ID: 1968-00007
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician)

MEDIUM: Paper; LENGTH: 82 linear ft. ; QUANTITY: 189 boxes

Topics: Aeronautics, Physics, Mathematics

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