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Finding Aid to the Thomas H. Pigford papers, 1951-1998 (bulk 1960-1990)
BANC MSS 99/313 cz  
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Description
The Thomas H. Pigford papers including correspondence, research files, writings, reports, presentations, notebooks and course materials.
Background
Founding chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, Thomas H. Pigford’s five-decade career included the areas of nuclear reactor design, nuclear safety, nuclear fuel cycles and radioactive waste management. A pioneer in the development of nuclear engineering as a field of study, Pigford led a research program at U.C. Berkeley that developed a theoretical means for predicting the long-term behavior of radioactive and chemical waste disposed of underground. A strong proponent of nuclear power, Pigford was, equally, a vocal advocate for the application of strict safety standards for its use. As a result, he was appointed to a number of advisory commissions on nuclear reactor safety, including those charged with evaluating the accidents in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Three Mile Island in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Extent
8 cartons, 1 box, 1 cardfile box, 1 oversize folder (10.80 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.