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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Warren Weaver
RLIN number: NXCP88-A130
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 783 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Foundation executive; Mathematician
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1961
Interviewer: Land, Barbara
Organizations discussed: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture--International cooperation; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Endowment of research; Executives; North America; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY; Science; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Book collecting; Mathematicians; Sloan Foundation; United States--National Defense Research Committee; Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019132-14575