Guide to the Papers of Robert B. Leighton, 1938-1988

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Guide to the Papers of Robert B. Leighton, 1938-1988

Collection number: Consult repository

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California Institute of Technology

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  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert B. Leighton papers,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1988
Collection number: Consult repository
Creator: Leighton, Robert B., 1919-1997
Extent: 7 linear feet.
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: This collection documents the career of Robert B. Leighton, who served as a member of the physics faculty at the California Institute of Technology from 1949 until 1986. The materials relating to the California Institute of Technology include research proposals for funding on design projects for NASA, radio and optical telescope dish designs (Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Keck Telescope), and radio astronomy, and other observational data. The papers also contain lecture notes to courses led by Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann, as well as publication files on Feynman's Lectures on Physics.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

Publication Rights

Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, box and file number], Papers of Robert B. Leighton. Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Acquisition Information

The Robert B. Leighton collection was donated to the Institute Archives in several installments originating from various sources. The bulk of the collection was obtained from the Physics Division in 1992. Two years later, a lot of photographic material was acquired by the Archives from Dr. Leighton's son, Allan, Professors G. Neugebauer and T. Phillips. Finally, the third installment came in 1995 from Allan Leighton and from the Astrophysics Library.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Laurence M. Dupray, Nurit Lifshitz, and Anne Simms. Processing completed July 2000.
The processing of the Robert B. Leighton collection and the creation of the finding aid was made possible in part by a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and the Friends of the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics.

Biography

Born in Detroit on September 10, 1919, Robert B. Leighton was raised in Long Beach by his mother. He exhibited at an early age an interest in science, particularly in astronomy and photography. He spent his high-school years in Long Beach and Los Angeles schools. He then started a long tenure at Caltech: Bachelor of Science in 1941, Master of Science of 1944, PhD in 1947, research fellowship, and assistant professorship in 1949.
His scientific career debut was in the field of particle physics. He made many important contributions, among them the identification of the mu-meson decay products, the measurement of the energy spectrum of decay electrons, and the first observation of a strange particle decay.
It was only in the mid-1950's that Robert Leighton started to take an active role in astronomy. He turned his attention to the physics of the sun. He developed Doppler-shift and Zeeman-effect solar cameras which were used to demonstrate the existence of the sun's magnetic field and five-minute oscillations.
In the early 1960's, he and Gerry Neugebauer developed a small infrared telescope, used to produce the first infrared survey of the sky. This 60-inch telescope was first set up at Caltech and then moved to the Mount Wilson Observatory.
He became involved in several Mariner projects, particularly the Mariner IV mission where he was the principal investigator for the television experiment. This mission led to the discovery of Martian craters and the determination of the density of the Martian atmosphere. It also returned 22 television pictures covering about one percent of the planet's surface.
In 1970, Professor Leighton's interest shifted to building large, inexpensive dish antennae for millimeter and submillimeter observations. This resulted in the construction of three 10-meter dishes at Owens Valley Radio Observatory and one in Hawaii for submillimeter interferometry.
Besides these accomplishments, Dr. Leighton remained very active in teaching at the Institute. He taught an undergraduate course for many years. He also edited the Feynman Lectures for publication and wrote two textbooks: Principles of Modern Physics and Exercises in Introductory Physics, the latter in collaboration with Dr. Rochus Vogt.
His outstanding academic career is reflected by his nomination to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in 1963.

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes correspondence, teaching materials, technical files, meetings reports and correspondence, manuscripts and talks, and films of planets taken by Dr. Leighton at Mount Wilson observatory in the late 1950s. The materials relating to the California Institute of Technology include research proposals for funding on design projects for NASA, radio and optical telescope dish designs (Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Keck Telescope), and radio astronomy, and other observational data. Also contains lecture notes to courses by Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann and publication files on Feynman's lectures on physics; and reports, correspondence, and notes relating to his membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
I. Correspondence. This large section is arranged first in alphabetical order, then chronologically for each person.
II. Caltech. This section contains material related to the California Institute of Technology. Each subsection is organized in chronological order, starting with the oldest material. The first subsection contains research proposals which were submitted over a period of twenty years to various funding agencies for the support and construction of various astronomical devices. The title of the following subsection is teaching. It contains material related to two courses offered by the physics division: Physics 234, with Gell-Mann as the instructor, and Physics 1 abc, with Robert Leighton as one of several instructors. The last subsection contains miscellaneous documents pertinent to the California Institute of Technology.
III. Technical Files. This section contains information on the astronomical work done by Dr. Leighton. It begins with the construction of the 60-inch, infrared telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory. The following subcategory relates to the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, and the construction of the 10-meter dish telescopes (later called the Leighton telescopes) for millimeter-wave observations. It contains proposals, mechanical design notes and correspondence. The following category entitled "Submillimeter-wave astronomy" deals with the telescope built at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii. The content of this section is the same as the previous one. The last section, "Miscellaneous," contains three notebooks; two of them deal with particle physics, and the other one with astronomy.
IV. Professional Organizations. Dr. Leighton was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Reports, correspondence and notes of the meetings he participated are contained in this section.
V. Manuscripts and Talks. The first subsection, Manuscripts, contains mostly drafts of papers which were never published. The most important ones are five Feynman lectures which were never edited for publication.
VI. Films. The last section deals with "The Planet Movies," which were a series of short footages from planets taken by Dr. Leighton during his observation times at Mount Wilson in the 1950's. These 16-mm films were recently transferred to a videotape and can be found in the Archives' audio-visual material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

People

Gell-Mann, Murray
Feynman, Richard Phillips

Corporations

California Institute of Technology
Mount Wilson Observatory
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Owens Valley Radio Observatory
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
W.M. Keck Observatory
Keck Telescope

Subjects

Astronomy
Physics--Study and teaching
Radio--Antennas--Design
Radio astronomy
Radio telescopes
Telescopes--Design

Genres and Forms of Materials

Lecture notes
Motion pictures
Publications

Occupations

Physicists

Related Collections

Records of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)
Papers of Alan T. Moffet
Margaret L. Leighton Oral History Interview (1995)
Robert B. Leighton Oral History Interview (1986-1987)
Gerry Neugebauer Oral History Interview (1991)

Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence

 

- A -

Box 1, Folder 1

Academic Press 1962-1963; 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1962-1973; 1975; 1979

Box 1, Folder 3

Advanced Research Projects Agency 1964-1965

Box 1, Folder 4

Aerospace Corporation 1964; 1966; 1968-1969; 1974

Box 1, Folder 5

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 6

Alleaume, M. 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 7

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1963; 1968; 1985

Box 1, Folder 8

American Association of Physics Teachers 1961-1963; 1965; 1971

Box 1, Folder 9

American Astronomical Society 1961-1974

Box 1, Folder 10

American Education Publication 1962; 1964

Box 1, Folder 11

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1967

Box 1, Folder 12

American Institute of Physics 1964-1983

Box 1, Folder 13

American Journal of Physics 1967-1968; 1972 See also: Boley, F.I.

Box 1, Folder 14

Andersen, S. 1965

Box 1, Folder 15

Anderson, C.D. 1953-1970

Box 1, Folder 16

Anderson, E.E. 1963; 1970; 1981

Box 1, Folder 17

Anderson, K. 1963-1964

Box 1, Folder 18

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 1961-1963; 1969-1970 See also: Goldberg, Leo

Box 1, Folder 19

Annual Reviews 1966-1967

Box 1, Folder 20

Argyle, E. 1967; 1971

Box 1, Folder 21

Athenaeum House Committee 1969

Box 1, Folder 22

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1964; 1966-1967; 1970-1972

Box 1, Folder 23

Astronomical Journal 1963; 1968; 1972

Box 1, Folder 24

Astrophysical Journal 1961; 1964-1965; 1968; 1970

Box 1, Folder 25

Astrophysical Letters 1968-1969; 1974

Box 1, Folder 26

Athay, R.G. 1963-1964; 1972

Box 1, Folder 27

A--Miscellaneous

 

- B -

Box 1, Folder 28

Baars, J.W.M. 1980; 1983

Box 1, Folder 29

Babcock, H.W. 1965; 1967, 1970

Box 1, Folder 30

Bacher, R.F. 1961

Box 1, Folder 31

Bahng, J. 1962

Box 1, Folder 32

Baum, W.A. 1967-1968

Box 1, Folder 33

Baxter, T. 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 34

Beckers, J.M. 1963; 1970

Box 1, Folder 35

Bell, B. 1964; 1966

Box 1, Folder 36

Bendix Corporation 1961

Box 1, Folder 37

Benfield, D.A. 1964

Box 1, Folder 38

Benjamin, W.A. Inc. (Book publisher) 1961-1970

Box 1, Folder 39

Benton, R. 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 40

Bernett, W.A. 1971

Box 1, Folder 41

Black, J.B. 1978, 1980

Box 1, Folder 42

Black, N.A. 1965

Box 1, Folder 43

Blankenship, L.V. 1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 44

Blum, E.J. 1974; 1977; 1981

Box 2, Folder 1

Bohm, K.H. 1964

Box 2, Folder 2

Boley, F.I. 1964-1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Bowen, I.S. 1961, 1962, 1963

 

Boyce, P. 1975-1976; 1978 See: National Science Foundation

Box 2, Folder 4

Brandt, J.C. 1963; 1966-1967; 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 5

British Broadcasting Corporation 1969; 1976-1977

Box 2, Folder 6

Brown, Harold 1969-1970; 1976

 

Brunk, W.E. 1975-1976 See: NASA: Office of Space Sciences

Box 2, Folder 7

Burbidge, G. 1971; 1975; 1979

Box 2, Folder 8

B--Miscellaneous

 

- C -

Box 2, Folder 9

Caltech Committee on Sponsored Research 1960

 

Cameron, A.G.W. 1963, 1965 See: NASA

Box 2, Folder 10

CBS News 1963

Box 2, Folder 11

Celestron Associates 1963

 

Chandrasekhar, S. See: Astrophysical Journal

Box 2, Folder 12

Clark, E.H. 1963, 1966-1967

Box 2, Folder 13

Cimino, M. 1960-1961; 1964

Box 2, Folder 14

Coleman Chamber Music Association 1973-1974

Box 2, Folder 15

Colomb, F.R. 1983

Box 2, Folder 16

Commission on College Physics 1963-1964; 1966; 1968

Box 2, Folder 17

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) 1961, 1975; 1978

Box 2, Folder 18

Corcoran, W.H. 1963; 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 19

Coronet Instructional Films 1961-1962; 1969

Box 2, Folder 20

Czuia, K. 1972

Box 2, Folder 21

C--Miscellaneous

 

- D -

Box 2, Folder 22

Danielson, R.E. 1969

Box 2, Folder 23

Davies, R.C. 1969

Box 2, Folder 24

Devreese, J. 1966

Box 2, Folder 25

Dexter, J. 1966

Box 2, Folder 26

Dicke, R.H. 1963-1966; 1968-1970; 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 27

Dixon, W.T., Jr. 1962

Box 2, Folder 28

Dollfus, A. 1962; 1965-1967; 1969

Box 2, Folder 29

Douglas Aircraft Company 1961; 1963-1964; 1966

Box 2, Folder 30

DuBridge, L.A. 1964; 1968

Box 2, Folder 31

Duncan, R.L. 1969

Box 2, Folder 32

Durney, B. 1969-1971; 1975

Box 2, Folder 33

D--Miscellaneous

 

- E -

Box 2, Folder 34

Edmonds, F.N. 1962

Box 2, Folder 35

Educational Services Inc. 1963-1965

Box 2, Folder 36

Educational Testing Service 1966

Box 2, Folder 37

Edwards, W.F. 1961; 1965

Box 2, Folder 38

Electronic Space Systems Corporation 1976-1981

Box 2, Folder 39

Encyclopedia Americana 1969

Box 2, Folder 40

Encyclopedia Britannica Films 1959; 1961; 1963-1964

Box 2, Folder 41

England, S. 1964; 1966

Box 2, Folder 42

Eschenauer, H.A. 1980

Box 2, Folder 43

Evans, J.W. 1961; 1964

Box 2, Folder 44

E--Miscellaneous

 

- F -

Box 3, Folder 1

Ferdinande, H. 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 2

Finkelnburg, W. 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 3

Firor, J.W. 1964

Box 3, Folder 4

Focas, J.H. 1967

Box 3, Folder 5

Focke, A.B. 1963

Box 3, Folder 6

Ford, K. 1966-1967 See also: Ulrich, B.T.

Box 3, Folder 7

Ford Foundation 1962-1965

Box 3, Folder 8

Frazier, E.N. 1964

Box 3, Folder 9

F--Miscellaneous

 

- G -

Box 3, Folder 10

Gaizauskas, V. 1965

Box 3, Folder 11

Gilmore, R.B. 1963-1965

Box 3, Folder 12

Ginn and Company 1961-1963

Box 3, Folder 13

Goble, A.T. 1969

Box 3, Folder 14

Goldberg, L. 1961; 1964-1966; 1971-1972; 1976 See also: American Astronomical Association

Box 3, Folder 15

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Box 3, Folder 16

Goldenberg, M. 1965-1967

Box 3, Folder 17

Gratton, L. 1966

Box 3, Folder 18

Guyon Power and Process Piping 1974

Box 3, Folder 19

G--Miscellaneous

 

- H -

Box 3, Folder 20

Hall, J.S. 1962; 1965-1966; 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 21

Hatherell, G. 1975-1978

 

Heeschen, D.S. 1978 See: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Box 3, Folder 22

Hogan, P.C., Jr. 1973

Box 3, Folder 23

Holden-Day, Inc. 1963; 1978

Box 3, Folder 24

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Publishers 1963; 1965; 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 25

Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972; 1974-1975

Box 3, Folder 26

Howard, J.N. 1964

Box 3, Folder 27

Howard, R. 1965, 1967, 1980

Box 3, Folder 28

H--Miscellaneous

 

- I -

Box 3, Folder 29

International Academy of Astronautics 1975; 1981

Box 3, Folder 30

Iwao, S. 1976-1978

Box 3, Folder 31

I--Miscellaneous

 

- J -

Box 3, Folder 32

Jaegers, A. 1966; 1970

Box 3, Folder 33

Jager, C. 1963

Box 3, Folder 34

Jaskowsky, W. 1961

Box 3, Folder 35

Jefferies, J.T. 1965-1966; 1968; 1970-1971; 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 36

John Wiley & Sons, Publishers 1962; 1963; 1968; 1973

Box 3, Folder 37

Johnson, H.R. 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 38

J--Miscellaneous

 

- K -

Box 3, Folder 39

Kaifu, N. 1974; 1976 See: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Box 3, Folder 40

Kaplon, M.F. 1965; 1969

Box 3, Folder 41

Kane, B. 1970

Box 3, Folder 42

Kerr, F.J. 1976; 1978

Box 3, Folder 43

Kieckhefer, R.J. 1973-1974

Box 3, Folder 44

Kiepenheuer, K.O. 1961; 1964-1967

Box 3, Folder 45

Knox, R.S. 1969

Box 4, Folder 1

Kobayashi, T. 1968; 1970

Box 4, Folder 2

Koblik, K.M. 1970

Box 4, Folder 3

Koch, D. 1967; 1969

Box 4, Folder 4

Kraft, R.P. 1978

Box 4, Folder 5

Kraushaar, W.L. 1963; 1965; 1978

Box 4, Folder 6

Kuiper, G.P. 1963; 1966; 1969-1970; 1975

Box 4, Folder 7

K--Miscellaneous

 

- L -

Box 4, Folder 8

Lenchek, A.M. 1969

Box 4, Folder 9

Lind, D.A. 1962; 1965; 1967

Box 4, Folder 10

Lorrain, P. 1963-1964

Box 4, Folder 11

Loughhead, R.E. 1961

Box 4, Folder 12

Lüst, R. 1963

Box 4, Folder 13

L--Miscellaneous

 

- M -

Box 4, Folder 14

MacDonald, G.J. 1962; 1964

Box 4, Folder 15

Madey, R. 1965; 1975

Box 4, Folder 16

Málek, Z. 1971

Box 4, Folder 17

Marcus, A. 1966

Box 4, Folder 18

Maxwell, A. 1967

Box 4, Folder 19

Mayal, N.V. 1962; 1965; 1967; 1969

Box 4, Folder 20

Mayberry, T.F. 1969-1970

Box 4, Folder 21

Mayer, O.G. 1969, 1975-1979

Box 4, Folder 22

McCord, T.B. 1969

Box 4, Folder 23

McGraw-Hill Book Company 1961-1986

Box 4, Folder 24

McNally, D. 1969

Box 4, Folder 25

Meinel, A.B. 1969

Box 4, Folder 26

Meiners, H.F. 1965; 1969

Box 4, Folder 27

Menzel, D.H. 1962; 1966

Box 4, Folder 28

Merritt, M.L. 1961; 1966

Box 4, Folder 29

Michard, R. 1963-1964; 1966

Box 4, Folder 30

Micholovitz, K. 1970

Box 4, Folder 31

Millman, P.M. 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 32

Mohler, O.C. 1971

Box 4, Folder 33

Monaghan, J.J. 1964-1965

Box 4, Folder 34

Müller, E.A. 1961

Box 4, Folder 35

Murray, B.C. 1970

Box 4, Folder 36

M--Miscellaneous

 

- N -

 

National Academy of Sciences (NAS):

Box 4, Folder 37

Geophysics Research Board 1975-1978

Box 4, Folder 38

National Research Council 1966-1970; 1977; 1978

Box 4, Folder 39

Space Science Board 1963-1977

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):

Box 4, Folder 40

Headquarters 1965; 1975

Box 4, Folder 41

Institute for Space Studies 1965

Box 4, Folder 42

Office of Space Sciences 1963-1965; 1975-1976

Box 5, Folder 1

Office of Space Sciences: Grants and Contracts 1962-1982

Box 5, Folder 2

Physics and Astronomy (Roman, N.) 1963-1978

Box 5, Folder 3

Theoretical Division 1963; 1966; 1970

Box 5, Folder 4

National Geographic Magazine 1964-1965; 1967; 1969-1970

Box 5, Folder 5

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) 1974-1980

Box 5, Folder 6

National Science Foundation (NSF) 1961-1984

Box 5, Folder 7

Nearing, J. 1962-1963

Box 5, Folder 8

Neugebauer, G. 1979, 1984

 

Newell, H.E. 1963-1966 See: NASA: Office of Space Sciences

Box 5, Folder 9

New York Academy of Sciences 1966-1967; 1974

Box 5, Folder 10

Nichols, G. 1965

Box 5, Folder 11

Noyes, R.W. 1962-1965; 1967; 1974

Box 5, Folder 12

N--Miscellaneous

 

- O -

Box 5, Folder 13

Office of Naval Research (ONR) 1968; 1969

Box 5, Folder 14

Optical Society of America 1963-1964; 1970

Box 5, Folder 15

O'Leary, B.T. 1967

Box 5, Folder 16

Oliver, B.M. 1975

Box 5, Folder 17

Orth, L.M. 1966

Box 5, Folder 18

Osterbrock, D.E. 1962; 1965; 1967

Box 5, Folder 19

O--Miscellaneous

 

- P -

Box 5, Folder 20

Page, T. 1962; 1965

Box 5, Folder 21

Park, D. 1971

Box 5, Folder 22

Parratt, L.G. 1962-1965 See also: Ulrich, B.T.

Box 5, Folder 23

Pearlman, H. 1968

Box 5, Folder 24

Peterson, V.Z. 1963-1964; 1985

Box 5, Folder 25

Phillips, T.G. 1974-1975

Box 5, Folder 26

Photographic Society of America 1969

Box 5, Folder 27

Physics 48 Investigators 1964, 1966-1969

Box 5, Folder 28

Physics Today 1970-1974

Box 5, Folder 29

Pickering, W.H. 1968, 1969

Box 5, Folder 30

Pierce, K. 1961-1963; 1965; 1967; 1969

Box 5, Folder 31

Pneuman, G.W. 1971

Box 5, Folder 32

Prescott, J.R. 1962

Box 5, Folder 33

Prism Productions 1966

Box 5, Folder 34

P--Miscellaneous

 

- Q -

Box 5, Folder 35

Q--Miscellaneous

 

- R -

Box 5, Folder 36

Radhakrishnan, V. 1975-1978; 1984

Box 5, Folder 37

Rea, D.G. 1965; 1967; 1974

Box 5, Folder 38

Ring, J. 1963; 1965-1967

Box 5, Folder 39

Roberts, W.O. 1964-1965

Box 5, Folder 40

Robertson, W.D. 1969

Box 5, Folder 41

Rosch, J. 1961; 1969; 1975

Box 5, Folder 42

Rosen, M.W. 1975-1978 See: National Academy of Sciences: Space Science Board

Box 5, Folder 43

Roth, J.A. 1961; 1967-1968

Box 5, Folder 44

Rouse, C.A, 1963; 1973

Box 5, Folder 45

Rucorn, S.K. 1965-1967

Box 5, Folder 46

Russell, J.A. 1961; 1969

Box 5, Folder 47

Russell, W.T. 1965

Box 5, Folder 58

Rust, D.M. 1969; 1971

Box 6, Folder 1

R--Miscellaneous

 

- S -

Box 6, Folder 2

Sagan, C. 1963; 1965; 1969-1970; 1972; 1975

Box 6, Folder 3

Saleem, M. 1963

Box 6, Folder 4

Salisbury, F.B. 1968-1969

Box 6, Folder 5

Sands, M. 1964-1965

Box 6, Folder 6

Schadee, A. 1965

Box 6, Folder 7

Schatten, K.H. 1969; 1972-1973; 1979

Box 6, Folder 8

Schaum Publishing Company 1962; 1964

Box 6, Folder 9

Schmidt, M. 1975-1977

Box 6, Folder 10

Schuster, R.P. 1966-1968

Box 6, Folder 11

Schoolman, S.A. 1973

Box 6, Folder 12

Science 1964; 1966-1967; 1969

Box 6, Folder 13

Scientific American 1964; 1966; 1968-1970

Box 6, Folder 14

Scott, D.C. 1968-1969

Box 6, Folder 15

Sefi, R.R. 1979

Box 6, Folder 16

Sharp, R.P. 1968

Box 6, Folder 17

Shell Development Company 1966-1967

Box 6, Folder 18

Shenton, D.B. 1975

Box 6, Folder 19

Simmons, R.O. 1978

Box 6, Folder 20

Simon, G.W. 1963-1964; 1966

Box 6, Folder 21

Simpson, J.A. 1965; 1967

Box 6, Folder 22

Singer, F.S. 1966

Box 6, Folder 23

Sky and Telescope 1962; 1972; 1974; 1976

Box 6, Folder 24

Smith, B.A. 1965; 1967; 1970

Box 6, Folder 25

Smith, S. 1964

Box 6, Folder 26

Smithsonian Institution 1969-1970

Box 6, Folder 27

Smoluchowski, R. 1969-1970

Box 6, Folder 28

Space Science Reviews 1967

Box 6, Folder 29

Space Technology Laboratories, Inc. 1962

 

Sproull, R.L. See: Advanced Research Projects Agency

Box 6, Folder 30

Stam, T.L. 1967, 1977

Box 6, Folder 31

Stevens, L. 1974

Box 6, Folder 32

Stewart, J.W. 1965; 1969

Box 6, Folder 33

Strand, K.A. 1964

Box 6, Folder 34

Strassenburg, A.A. 1963-1964

Box 6, Folder 35

Stull, J.L. 1962

Box 6, Folder 36

Sturrock, P.A. 1965; 1967; 1971

Box 6, Folder 37

Suemoto, Z. 1962; 1964

Box 6, Folder 38

Švestka, Z. 1966; 1969

Box 6, Folder 39

S--Miscellaneous I

Box 6, Folder 40

S--Miscellaneous II

 

- T -

Box 7, Folder 1

Taylor, A.H., Jr. 1981-1982; 1985

Box 7, Folder 2

Teske, R.G. 1969; 1973

Box 7, Folder 3

Tollestrup, E. 1976; 1978

Box 7, Folder 4

Townes, C.H. 1967; 1970-1971; 1978; 1980

Box 7, Folder 5

T--Miscellaneous

 

- U -

Box 7, Folder 6

Ulrich, B.T. 1964; 1969 See also: Parratt, L.G.

Box 7, Folder 7

UMSCHAU in Wissenschaft und Technik 1966-1967; 1969

Box 7, Folder 8

U--Miscellaneous

 

- V -

Box 7, Folder 9

Veio, F.N. 1964; 1972; 1975

Box 7, Folder 10

Vogt, R.E. 1978-1982, 1984

Box 7, Folder 11

V--Miscellaneous

 

- W -

Box 7, Folder 12

Waddell, J. 1964-1965

Box 7, Folder 13

Waldo, R. 1974-1975

Box 7, Folder 14

Wallerstein, G. 1974-1975

Box 7, Folder 15

Ward, F.W., Jr. 1964-1965

Box 7, Folder 16

Weaver, A.B. 1961

Box 7, Folder 17

Weiss, N.O. 1962; 1964

Box 7, Folder 18

Wells, R.A. 1967-1968

Box 7, Folder 19

White, R.E. 1968; 1974

Box 7, Folder 20

Whitney, C.A. 1961-1962

Box 7, Folder 21

Wilcox, J.M. 1965-1966; 1972

Box 7, Folder 22

Wildt, R. 1968

Box 7, Folder 23

Wilkerson, G.W. 1967; 1969

Box 7, Folder 24

Wilson, E.R. 1975-1976

Box 7, Folder 25

Wilson, P.R. 1962; 1964

Box 7, Folder 26

Winckler, J.R. 1963; 1966-1968

Box 7, Folder 27

W--Miscellaneous I

Box 7, Folder 28

W--Miscellaneous II

 

- Y -

Box 7, Folder 29

York, C.M. 1964

Box 7, Folder 30

Yoshimura, H. 1975

Box 7, Folder 31

Young, A.T. 1963

Box 7, Folder 32

Y--Miscellaneous

 

- Z -

Box 7, Folder 33

Zapffe, C.A. 1964

Box 7, Folder 34

Zirin, H. 1963-1964; 1971

Box 7, Folder 35

Zisch, W.E. 1965; 1974

Box 7, Folder 36

Zweig, F. 1965-1966

Box 7, Folder 37

Z - Miscellaneous

 

Series II: Caltech

 

Part A. Research Proposals

 

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Grant NsG-426 {study of cosmic rays, infrared astronomy, planetary magnetic fields, theoretical astrophysics, planetary spectroscopy, instrument development}

 

Semi-annual status report

Box 8, Folder 1

Apr. 1 - Oct. 1, 1963; Oct. 1, 1963 - Apr. 1, 1964

Box 8, Folder 2

Apr. 1 - Oct. 1, 1964

Box 8, Folder 3

Oct. 1, 1964 - March 31, 1965

Box 8, Folder 4

Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 1965

Box 8, Folder 5

Oct. 1, 1965 - Mar. 31, 1966

Box 8, Folder 6

Request for additional funds Oct. 27, 1965

 

NASA Grant NGL 05-002-007

Box 8, Folder 7

Semi-annual status report Oct. 1, 1969 - March 31, 1970

Box 8, Folder 8

Summaries of research

Box 8, Folder 9

Final technical report [1976]

 

NASA Grant NGR 05-002-142

Box 8, Folder 10

Final technical report Sept. 1975

 

NASA Grant NSG-7136 on "Millimeter-wave interferometry."

Box 8, Folder 11

Proposal Feb. 1, 1975

Box 8, Folder 12

Status report July, 1975

 

Status and final technical reports Jan. 1976

 

NASA Grant NAS5-23696 on "Antenna design and millimeter-wave interferometry."

Box 8, Folder 13

Contract

Box 8, Folder 14

Proposal Feb.1, 1976

Box 8, Folder 15

Preliminary report Nov. 1976

Box 8, Folder 16

Final report May 1977

 

NASA Grant NGR 05-002-181

Box 8, Folder 17

Final technical report on "Mariner 6 and 7 picture analysis." n.d.

 

NASA/Ames Grant NAG 2-125 on "An experimental study of surface precision limits for machined panel submillimeter dishes."

Box 8, Folder 18

Final technical report 1982

 

NSF on "Millimeter-wave array"

Box 8, Folder 19

Draft July 1974

Box 8, Folder 20

Technical rßsumß of Caltech proposal to build four millimeter-wave telescopes Oct. 1974

 

NSF (National Science Foundation) Project AST 76-13334

 

"For the construction and initial operation of a millimeter-wave interferometric array."

Box 8, Folder 21

Proposal July 1 - Dec. 1, 1977

 

"For the construction of a millimeter-wave interferometer and a sub-millimeter radiometric telescope."

 

Proposal

Box 8, Folder 22

July 1 - Dec. 1, 1977

Box 8, Folder 23

Dec. 1, 1977 - Dec. 1, 1978

Box 8, Folder 24

Dec. 1, 1978 - Dec. 1, 1979

Box 8, Folder 25

May 1980 - May 1981

Box 8, Folder 26

Final technical report Oct. 1981

 

NSF and Ford Foundation "For the fundamental revision and improvement of introductory physics."

Box 8, Folder 27

Final report 1965

Box 8, Folder 28

Proposal for private funding of Caltech radio-astronomy program Nov. 1974

 

President's Fund

Box 8, Folder 29

Final report "Development of precision reflector segments for a large submillimeter space telescope." July 12, 1983

 

Part B. Teaching

 

Ph 234 abc. Relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory. Instructor: Gell-Mann, M.

 

Course notes

Box 8, Folder 30

Fall 1958

Box 8, Folder 31

Spring 1959

Box 9, Folder 1

Winter 1959

 

Ph 1 abc. Kinematics, particle mechanics and electric forces.

 

Laboratory 1961-1962

Box 9, Folder 2

General instructions, topics and experiments

 

Recitation 1961-1962

Box 9, Folder 3

Homework, problem sets, midterm examination and quizzes

Box 9, Folder 4

Problem sets on ( Note: Some of these problem sets were used in the Feynman "Lectures on physics. Exercises.")

Box 9, Folder 4

Collisions

Box 9, Folder 4

Electromagnetic radiation

Box 9, Folder 4

General

Box 9, Folder 5

Gravitation

Box 9, Folder 5

Kinematic dynamics

Box 9, Folder 5

Kinetic theory and statistical mechanics

Box 9, Folder 6

Mathematics

Box 9, Folder 6

Modes

Box 9, Folder 6

Optics

Box 9, Folder 6

Oscillations

Box 9, Folder 7

Potentials

Box 9, Folder 7

Relativity

Box 9, Folder 7

Rotational dynamics

Box 9, Folder 8

Statics

Box 9, Folder 8

Thermodynamics

Box 9, Folder 8

Transport phenomena

Box 9, Folder 9

Units and dimensions

Box 9, Folder 9

Wave mechanics

Box 9, Folder 9

Waves

 

Part C. Miscellaneous

Box 9, Folder 10

Daybook 1969-1975

Box 9, Folder 11

Draft of report [unidentified] [1970's?] [re: Physics division accomplishments]

 

Series III: Technical Files

 

Mount Wilson observatory

 

Notebooks

Box 10, Folder 1

June 1953 - Dec. 1957

Box 10, Folder 2

1955-1958 (misc. research notes)

Box 10, Folder 3

1960-1961

Box 10, Folder 4

1961 (on 65-foot tower)

Box 10, Folder 5

of Robert W. Noyes 1961-1962

 

Logbook on

Box 10, Folder 6

Solar plate 1960-1961

Box 10, Folder 7

62" mirror 1964-1968

Box 10, Folder 8

Proposal for a new mirror system for the 60-foot solar tower 1961

Box 10, Folder 9

Newspaper clipping 1962

Box 11, Folder 1

Photographs of 62" infrared telescope 1965

 

Notes on

Box 11, Folder 2

Diffusion of solar magnetic fields and solar cycle 1963-1965

Box 11, Folder 3

Solar cycle 1967-1968

Box 11, Folder 4

Solar cycle model 1968-1971

 

Millimeter-wave interferometry [Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)]

Box 11, Folder 5

General/importance 1974

Box 11, Folder 6

Scientific rationale Oct. 1974

Box 11, Folder 7

10-meter dish, prototype correspondence 1973-1974

Box 11, Folder 8

Photographs

Box 11, Folder 9

Album of prints, OVRO first dish ca. 1973-1975

Box 11, Folder 10

Slides of OVRO ca 1974-1983

Box 11, Folder 11

Negatives of OVRO, first dish, in shop ca. 1975-1976

Box 11, Folder 13

Photographs n.d.

Box 11, Folder 14

"Proposed scientific operations plan multi-dish millimeter array, Owens valley radio observatory." Aug. 18, 1975

Box 11, Folder 15

"Proposed millimeter-interferometer mounting pad arrangement." Jan. 22, 1979

Box 11, Folder 16

10-meter dish maintenance/inspection and modifications 1981

Box 11, Folder 17

Notebooks on 10-meter dish n.d.

 

Mechanical design notes

Box 12, Folder 1

Panel layout and dimensions (misc.) 1974-1988

Box 12, Folder 2

Feed-leg/dish surface/ back-up structure design for dish #1 1975

Box 12, Folder 3

Detail for surface for dish #2 ca 1980

Box 12, Folder 4

Dish adjustment data, dishes 1-3 OVRO 1980-1981

Box 12, Folder 5

19SPOTS program data 1981-1984

Box 12, Folder 6

Correspondence 1975-1980

 

Submillimeter-wave astronomy {Caltech Submillimeter Astronomy (CSO)}

 

10.4-M submillimeter-wave telescope dome

Box 12, Folder 7

Principal components Jan. 1981

Box 12, Folder 8

Overview of proposal by Rule, B.H. n.d.

Box 12, Folder 9

Correspondence 1981

Box 12, Folder 10

Photographs and slides of model 1981

Box 12, Folder 11

Mechanical design notes and dish rework details 1988

 

Miscellaneous

 

Notebook

Box 12, Folder 12

1938-1942 (content: misc. notes)

Box 12, Folder 13

1945 (on "Investigations concerning the modes of vibration of crystal lattices")

Box 12, Folder 17

1971 (120" mirror)

 

Series IV: Professional Organizations

 

Joint US-USSR Editorial Board "The foundations of space biology and medicine."

Box 13, Folder 1

Formation and members

Box 13, Folder 2

Outline

Box 13, Folder 3

Memorandum 1967

Box 13, Folder 4

Correspondence 1967

 

National Academy of Sciences

 

Space Science Board (SSB) [member, Oct. 1973 - Oct. 1976]

Box 13, Folder 5

Members

Box 13, Folder 6

Organization and activities

 

Minutes of

Box 13, Folder 7

46th meeting July 24-25, 1973

Box 13, Folder 8

47th meeting Oct. 10-11, 1973

Box 13, Folder 9

48th meeting Feb. 7-8, 1974

Box 13, Folder 10

49th meeting May 9-10, 1974

Box 13, Folder 11

50th meeting Oct. 10-12, 1974

Box 13, Folder 12

Draft of report on "Scientific uses of the space shuttle." Nov. 16, 1973

Box 13, Folder 13

Report on "Study of opportunities and choices in space science" Nov. 11, 1974

 

Memorandum

Box 13, Folder 14

1963

Box 13, Folder 15

1974

Box 13, Folder 16

1975

 

Space Science Board committee on space astronomy 1973-1974

Box 13, Folder 17

Report on the Sept. 18-19, 1973 meeting

Box 13, Folder 18

Recommendations Apr. 8 1974

 

Geophysics Research Board (GRB)

Box 13, Folder 19

Proposal for the support of the GRB and its affiliates Sept. 17, 1976

Box 13, Folder 20

Draft of report on "The upper atmosphere and magnetosphere." Sept. 30, 1976

Box 13, Folder 21

Memorandum 1976-1977

 

National Science Foundation [consultant]

Box 13, Folder 22

Appointment 1975

 

Series V: Manuscripts and Talks

 

Part A. Manuscripts

Box 14, Folder 1

"Exercises in introductory physics." (1969) Part I

Box 14, Folder 2

"Transport of magnetic fields on the Sun." Leighton, R.B. draft [1964] [unpublished?]

 

"Lectures on Physics. Volume I: Freshman lectures." Feynman, R.P.

 

Lectures on how to solve problems.

Box 14, Folder 3

Review A (first term) Dec. 1, 1961 [unpublished]

Box 14, Folder 4

Review B Dec. 5, 1961 [unpublished]

Box 14, Folder 5

Review C Dec. 8, 1961 [unpublished]

Box 14, Folder 6

Lecture 20A n.d. [unpublished]

Box 14, Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes n.d.

Box 14, Folder 8

"The motion of planets around the sun." March 13, 1964 [unpublished]

Box 14, Folder 9

"Correlations between large-scale photospheric and chromospheric motions, CaII(K) emission, and magnetic fields." Simon, G.W. and Leighton, R.B. [unpublished]

 

Part B. Talks

Box 14, Folder 10

Abstract for Alumni seminar May 10, 1969

Box 14, Folder 11

"Report on Mariner-Mars experiment." Leighton, R.B. International Astronomical Union conference Prague

 

Series VI: Films

Box 14, Folder 12

"Film of Mars in 1956." Leighton, R.B. Mount Wilson 60-inch reflector

Box 14, Folder 13

"Close-up of mass." Film transcript

 

Oversize box, from top to bottom:

 

Planet Movies

Box 15, Reel 1

"Jupiter, 14 Sept. 1952." (2 short sequences, 30 and 20 sec., respectively)

Box 15, Reel 2

"Saturn, Jupiter, 14 Dec.1953." (23 sec.)

Box 15, Reel 3

"Jupiter, 5 Feb. 1955; Alice and Alan Leighton, May 1955" (1¼ min.)

Box 15, Reel 4

"Jupiter and ?." n.d. (3 segments, 1min.)

Box 15, Reel 5

"Mars, 1954." (2 or more short segments, 1 min.)

Box 15, Reel 6

"Jupiter." n.d. (2 segments of Jupiter with red spot visible, 1 min. each segment)

Box 15, Reel 7

"Mars and very brief Saturn, Aug. 1956." (4½ min.)

Box 15, Reel 8

"Mars, Aug. 1956." (4 min.)

Box 15, Reel 9

"Jupiter and Mars, Aug. 1956." (2 segments, 2¼ min.)

Box 15, Reel 10

"Mars." n.d. (6½ min.)

Box 15, Reel 11

"Mars, Saturn, Moon Crater?, Jupiter." n.d. (2 min. 20 sec.)

Box 15, Reel 12

"Mars." n.d. (2 or more segments, 5½ min.)

 

Solar Movies and Mariner Mission

Box 15, Reel 13

"Film on solar oscillations." (3 min 20 sec.)

Box 15, Reel 14

"Radio hot spots on the quiet sun." (6 min. 20 sec.)

Box 15, Reel 15

"Mariner 7 far-encounter photographs." (2¾ min.)

Box 15, Reel 16

"Mariner 7 far-encounter photos." (3 min.)

 

Mars Movies

Box 15, Reel 17

"Men encounter Mars." n.d. (28 min.)

Box 15, Reel 18

"Close-up of Mars." n.d.

Box 15, Reel 19

"The martian investigators." (28 min.)