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Guide to the A. B. C. Walker Papers
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Description
Collection pertains to his research and teaching and includes grant files (proposals, budgets, correspondence, etc.); photographs of stellar phenomena (prints and negatives); drawings, graphs, charts and computer printouts; and files from the classes he taught at Stanford.
Background
Arthur B. C. Walker, an innovative astrophysicist and a mentor of women and minority students, was a professor of applied physics at Stanford University from January 1974 until his death in 2001. He earned his B.S. in physics at Case Institute of Technology in 1957 and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1962. After completing his doctorate, he served 3 years in the U.S. Air Force at the Weapons Laboratory and then joined the Space Physics Laboratory of the Aerospace Corporation. At Stanford, Walker constructed, launched, and carried out observations of the Sun's Corona in successive rocket launched payload experiments.
Extent
18 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.