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    • 1954-Nov-26

    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…

    • Some Indicated Current Actions on the Smog Problem
    • 1955-Aug-04

    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.

    • 1955-Aug-11

    The agenda of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee lists several "indicated current actions on the smog problem" and a suggested resolution. The documents includes Arnold O. Beckman's annotations.

    • 1955-Sep-20

    This draft includes extensive comments and edits by Arnold O. Beckman. The text was incorporated into a Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce pamphlet, "An Area-Wide Plan of Action to Eliminate Air Pollution."

    • 1955

    Regulation VII was a proposed ordinance to control air pollution within Los Angeles County, California. This draft includes annotations by Arnold O. Beckman, who at the time was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and…

    • 1955-Jun-07

    In this memo to the General Manager of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Beckman summarized the work done to date on Regulation VII.

    • 1985-Apr

    The photo album documents 50th anniversary celebrations at the Japanese subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, established in Tokyo in 1977. A number of pictured individuals are identified. Unused pages of the album have…

    • 1956-Jan-25

    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…

    • 1944-Oct

    This instruction manual for several Beckman Instruments products was created by the Hanford Site Instrument Department, specifically for use with Beckman instruments used in their facility. Instruments covered in this…

    • 1955-Jun-27

    The document lays out the purpose, techniques, and goals of a corporate public relations program.

    • 1931-Aug-20

    Arnold O. Beckman applied (ultimately unsuccessfully) for a job at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. The letter includes details of his work experience, publications, and educational background, including a…

    • 1952-Jan-03

    The report, from a committee chaired by Arnold O. Beckman, recommended that attempts to manipulate the weather be controlled and monitored by a federal agency.

    • 1954-Nov-24

    This letter was written in response to Arnold O. Beckman's congratulations to Linus Pauling upon winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    • 1956-Mar-23

    The memo, authored by an unidentified individual with the initials "GGK" and informed by Felix Chappellett's memo, outlines a future relationship between industry and the Air Pollution Foundation. The memo suggests…

    • 1956-Mar-15

    The letter suggests that the Air Pollution Foundation change its focus.

    Felix Chappellett (1902–1976) spent three decades as an executive with the General Petroleum Corporation and later served as the vice president of…

    • 1955

    The respondents answered questions about the technical capabilities of centrifuges in their institutions, and also offered additional commentary.

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1,…

    • 1955

    The questionnaire results identified pH meter features that would broadly appeal to biologists.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who…

    • 1955

    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…

    • 1955-Mar-09

    This survey was conducted at the Statewide Conference on Air Pollution Legislation, held in San Francisco on February 21, 1955. The results indicate that (among other things) attendees favored creating new air pollution…

    • 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…

    • 1952-Nov-19

    This letter suggests Beckman might be interested in commercial development of de Forest's new invention, a "sandwich, non-vacuous, light amplifier."