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Guide to the William Shockley Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0222
    Creator: Shockley, May Bradford, 1879-1977
    Creator: Shockley, William, 1910-1989.
    Title: William Bradford Shockley papers
    Dates: 1860-1988
    Bulk Dates: 1940-1988
    Physical Description: 260 Linear feet
    Summary: Professional and personal papers relating to Professor Shockley's controversial interests in environment and genetic influences on intelligence; research on transistors and electronics; and science education. Also includes extensive family materials including diaries and correspondence.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Professor William B. Shockley, 1980 and 1986, and of Mrs. William B. Shockley, 1990, 1995, 2007 and 2008.

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Copyright has been transferred to Stanford University. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    William Bradford Shockley Papers (SC0222). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of engineering at Stanford (1958-1975; emeritus 1975- ). Shockley was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics, 1956.

    Description of the Collection

    Professional and personal papers relating to Professor Shockley's controversial interests in environment and genetic influences on intelligence; research on transistors and electronics; and science education. Also includes extensive family materials including diaries and correspondence.

    Arrangement

    The main accession is arranged in four series: 1. Telephone Conversations; 2. Correspondence; 3. Correspondence Enclosures; 4. May Bradford Shockley/Shockley Family Papers. Subsequent accessions to the collection follow.

    Access Terms

    Shockley, William, 1910-1989.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering--Faculty.
    Electrical engineering --California.
    Electrical engineering--Study and teaching.
    Electronics.
    Genetics.
    Intelligence levels
    Intelligence tests.
    Nobel Prize winners
    Science --Study and teaching.
    Transistors.