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Preliminary Guide to the William Francis Whitmore Papers, 1945-1991
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Whitmore, William Francis. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1991
    Collection number: M0915
    Creator: Whitmore, William Francis.
    Extent: 36 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Mathematician in the field of oceanography; scientist and later consultant with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Head of the division of Thermal Energy Conversion where he worked on the development of the Polaris missile; later scientific analyst and consultant to various Department of Defense agencies.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Whitmore Family Trust, 1997.

    Preferred Citation

    William Francis Whitmore Papers. M0915. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    Mathematician in the field of oceanography; scientist and later consultant with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Head of the division of Thermal Energy Conversion where he worked on the development of the Polaris missile; later scientific analyst and consultant to various Department of Defense agencies.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.
    Naval Research Advisory Committee.
    Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Program (National Science.
    Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Conference.
    Root, Leonard Eugene.
    Oceanography.
    Polaris missile.
    Science--History.
    Mathematicians--United States.