Architect William Pereira writes to invite Arnold O. Beckman to a dinner in celebration of an award for the Helipot building in Newport Beach, California. The Pereira & Luckman-designed building was to be honored as one…
In this draft, Arnold Beckman describes the chain of events that lead up to his speech on the subject of public education and states that the vast majority of feedback received has been positive. He then addresses the…
This is one of many letters written to Arnold Beckman in response to his speech on the topic of education. Robert DuPuis, a vice president of Philip Morris, suggests that improved salaries and industry-sponsored…
This is one of many letters written to Arnold Beckman in response to his speech on the topic of education. George Spencer Wice writes of his disapproval of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s apparent apathy about the…
This is one of many letters written to Arnold Beckman in response to his comments on the topic of education. In this handwritten letter, J. S. Criswell identifies as a teacher and threatens legal action against Beckman,…
This is one of many letters written to Arnold Beckman in response to his comments on the topic of education. The writer expresses lukewarm agreement with Beckman’s U.S. News & World Report article, which he nonetheless…
This is one of many letters written to Arnold Beckman in response to his U.S. News & World Report article on the topic of education. William Trow, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Michigan,…
Beckman's address as incoming president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce references major challenges, including air pollution. A list of incoming officers and directors is included, along with minor annotations in…
Arnold Beckman declines to solicit funds and membership for the California State Chamber of Commerce from the California electronics industry, due to the fact that Beckman had previously been soliciting them for funds…
Memo regarding criticisms of Regulation VII, an ordinance proposed by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's Air Pollution Committee to control Los Angeles smog. Among the criticisms: the difference between smoke and…
This survey was distributed at the Statewide Conference on Air Pollution Legislation, held in San Francisco on February 21, 1955. Beckman's comments and changes were incorporated into the final version distributed at…
In this memo to the General Manager of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Beckman summarized the work done to date on Regulation VII.
- Some Indicated Current Actions on the Smog Problem
The contents of Wright's memo formed the agenda of a later meeting of the Air Pollution Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
The memorandum discusses a rival company's spectrophotometer, the Warren Spectracord. (Warren Electronics, Inc. would be acquired by Perkin-Elmer in 1956). The Beckman Instruments DR Spectrophotometer is framed as…
This series of handwritten and -drawn notes relates to the development of the Beckman DU-X2 spectrophotometer. One of the pages appears to be missing.
The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in…
Allen Hussey, the director of Northwestern University's chemical laboratories, discusses the frequent breakdowns of the IR-2T spectrophotometer, the practical and ethical barriers to selling it to recoup expenses, and…
Glenn Joseph expresses appreciation for a tour of Beckman's Fullerton plant and the gift of a pH meter themed desk set.
In the 1930s, Joseph approached Beckman for assistance measuring pH for the citrus industry. The…
This letter was written in response to Arnold O. Beckman's congratulations to Linus Pauling upon winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
In response to Donald Loughridge's complaints about the performance of the IR-2T spectrophotometer, Arnold Beckman defers to general sales manager W. H. Steinkamp and expresses confidence that he will bring the…
Donald Loughridge, dean of Northwestern University, exchanges friendly news with Arnold Beckman before discussing chemistry professor Robert L. Burwell's complaints about the IR-2T spectrophotometer, its frequent…
This letter suggests Beckman might be interested in commercial development of de Forest's new invention, a "sandwich, non-vacuous, light amplifier."
- 1950-Dec-26 – 1951-Aug-07
These internal memos document a year's worth of human resources and other personnel decisions made at National Technical Laboratories, the precursor to Beckman Instruments. Some entries may have been written by Arnold…
The letter concerns importation of spectrophotometers into Germany and France, the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), and post-war atomic energy restrictions.
A chemist with Standard Oil Company's Research Department, Steininger explored the possible creation of an instrument to analyze and record hydrogen sulfide concentrations in oil refineries, a safety measure otherwise…
This letter includes a report on existing Beckman trademarks as of 1947, including information on the "acidimeter" and the point at which that instrument became known as the pH meter (1935).