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    • 1999-Sep-24

    This letter from Arnold O. Beckman invites potential attendees (and potential donors) to a conference on the future of science education in Orange County, California. This initiative to improve science education was…

    • 1985-Apr-23

    This interview, the first of several with Arnold Beckman conducted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, begins with a discussion of Beckman's teenage experience as an industrial chemist at a local gas works in…

    • 1985-Jul-23

    The second interview begins with Arnold Beckman describing the National Technical Laboratories in the late 1930s. He details NTL policies and operations. The majority of the transcript focuses on the change from NTL to…

    • 1957-Sep-20

    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…

    • 1956-Nov

    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…

    • 1956-Jul-20

    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…

    • 1956-Aug-27

    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…

    • 1956-Dec-03

    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,…

    • 1956

    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…

    • 1956-Dec-04

    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,…

    • 1956-Dec-03

    The memorandum documents complaints about the architecture firm Pereira & Luckman. Duncan states that "we have been anywhere from moderately displeased to completely upset with P & L."

    • Telephone Interview with Dr. Shockley
    • 1956-Jan-31

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • 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…

    • 1956 Annual Report - Employee Relations
    • 1956-Jul-20

    The memo discusses a "favorable year in employee relations," including employees' reactions to new policies, the integration of newly acquired businesses, a supervisory training program, retirement benefits, health…

    • 1955-May-26

    A list of organizations rejecting the proposed Regulation VII of the Air Pollution Control District's Rules and Regulations to fight air pollution. This list includes: the Western Oil and Gas Association, the California…

    • 1955--08

    This letter from P. S. Magruder, the Executive Vice President of the General Petroleum Corporation, to Arnold O. Beckman, at the time the Chairman of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee,…

    • 1955-Nov-01

    Letter from Calvin Bream, Secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee, asking Arnold O. Beckman to appear on a radio program discussing air pollution. This series was produced by the Air…

    • 1955-Mar-11

    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…

    • 1955-Nov-17

    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…

    • 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-Oct-06

    In this letter, Emery, as secretary of the American Chemical Society, proposes Arnold Beckman as a nominee for President-Elect of the ACS. Beckman was ultimately not nominated, but his name was proposed again in 1956.

    • Dr. William Shockley publicity results
    • 1955-Sep-30

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 1954-Feb-19

    Call for Arnold O. Beckman to serve on the Los Angeles Air Pollution Committee, from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce president, Charles Detoy.