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Guide to the Gerald L. Pearson Papers
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Description
Correspondence, 1961-1982, research notebooks on optical properties of solids and other subjects, technical reports prepared during his tenure at Bell Telephone Laboratories, reprints, photographs and slides, legal papers relating to patents, transcript of an oral history interview, memorabilia, and other miscellaneous items.
Background
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1960 to 1987 and Director of Stanford Solid State Electronics Laboratory. Research Physicist at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1929 to 1960 in the field of solid-state electronics. Co-inventor of the solar cell, Pearson held a total of 34 U.S. patents relating to thermistors, transistors, silicon power diodes, and solar cells.
Extent
6.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.