Madeleine Jacobs grew up in Washington, D.C., the younger of two children. Her father was a musician, her mother a secretary. The television program Watch Mr. Wizard convinced her she wanted to be a scientist, in…
- Interviewee Jacobs, Madeleine, 1946-
- Interviewer Domush, Hilary
- Subject Jacobs, Madeleine, 1946-, Chemistry, Women in chemistry, Draft, Sex discrimination, Journalism, Science writers, Smithsonian Institution, National Institutes of Health (U.S.), United States. National Bureau of Standards, American Chemical Society
Reatha Clark King was born in Pavo, Georgia, the second of three daughters. Her father was a sharecropper who never learned to read or write, and her mother, who went to school only through third grade, worked as a…
- Interviewee King, Reatha Clark, 1938-
- Interviewer Brown, Jeannette E.
- Subject King, Reatha Clark, 1938-, Chemistry, Women in chemistry, United States. National Bureau of Standards, United States. Advanced Research Projects Agency, City University of New York, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, General Mills Foundation, African American women, African American women chemists
Robert M. Hayes begins the interview with a discussion of his father's and his stepfather's affect on his life. He describes how he traveled frequently because of his stepfather's acting career, attending over sixteen…
- Interviewee Hayes, Robert Mayo. 1926-
- Interviewer Burke, Colin B.
- Sponsor Eugene Garfield Foundation
- Subject Hayes, Robert Mayo, 1926-, Computer programming, Navy V-12 Program (U.S.), United States. National Bureau of Standards, Hughes Aircraft Company, Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company, Advanced Information Systems, Inc, United States. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Information scientists, Mathematicians
- 2013-May-01 (First session)
- 2013-May-02 (Second session)
George M. Wyman was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1921. Wyman attended the Lutheran Gimnázium in Budapest until World War II threatened, leaving for the United States to become a chemist. Wyman entered Cornell…
- Interviewee Wyman, George M., 1921-2017
- Interviewer Roberts, Jody A., Caruso, David J.
- Subject Chemistry, Physical and theoretical, Isomerization, Wyman, George M., 1921-2017, Fluorine, Chemistry, Organic, Indigo, United States. National Bureau of Standards, Dyes and dyeing--Chemistry, United States. Army. European Research Office, Cornell University
In this interview Professor Leo Mandelkern begins with his early years in New York City and his undergraduate education at Cornell University. This is followed by his service as a meteorologist during World War II. In…
- 1987-May-15 (First session)
- 1987-May-16 (Second session)
Gordon M. Kline begins the interview by discussing his work at the National Bureau of Standards during the 1930s, where he focussed on applications of organic resins to aviation. This is followed by a general discussion…
This press release announcing the discontinuation of the DU spectrophotometer served as a retrospective of the instrument's development and significance.
The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed…
- Author Reilly, Mickey
- Subject Deluxe General Incorporated, Barbiturates--Analysis, Ultraviolet spectroscopy, Scientific apparatus and instruments, Vitamins--Analysis, Spectrophotometer, Vitamin A, United States. National Bureau of Standards, Toxicology, Beckman Instruments, inc., Forensic sciences, Beckman, Arnold O.
Internal Beckman Instruments memo regarding Perkin-Elmer competition for the infrared spectrophotometer market.