Guide to the C.F. Quate Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0347
Creator: Quate, C.F.
Title: C.F. Quate papers
Dates: ca. 1961-1984
Physical Description: 13.5 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, contracts, grants, course materials and other records pertaining to his research and teaching at Stanford, including work at the Ginzton Laboratory; and offsets, glossies, and slides from the acoustic microscope project.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Calvin F. Quate, 1987.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

C.F. Quate Papers (SC0347). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Calvin F. Quate earned his degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Utah (B.S., 1944) and Stanford University (Ph.D., 1950). He joined the Stanford faculty in 1961 as professor in the applied physics and electrical engineering departments, serving two terms as chair of the department of applied physics. He was Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences from 1972-1974 and 1982-1983. In 1988 he received the IEEE's Medal of Honor for the invention of the scanning acoustic microscope.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, contracts, grants, course materials and other records pertaining to his research and teaching at Stanford, including work at the Ginzton Laboratory; and offsets, glossies, and slides from the acoustic microscope project.

Access Terms

Quate, C.F.
Stanford University. Dept. of Applied Physics --Faculty.
Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering --Faculty.
Acoustic microscopes.
Electrical engineering
Physics --Research.
Slides.

See also AM 2004-002, medals awarded to Quate:

IEEE Third Mellenium Medal, 2000
IEEE Medal of Honor 1988
National Medal of Science, 1992
National Medal of Technology
Aspen Highlands Silver Nastar

Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2004-117

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1986-90

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1991 Jan.-June

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1991 July-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1992 Jan.-March

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1992 May-July

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1992 Aug.-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1992 Oct.-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1993 Jan.-March

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1993 April-July

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1993 Oct.-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1994 Jan.-June

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, 1994 Aug.-Nov.

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1995 Jan.-April

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, 1995 May-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, 1995 Oct.-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence, 1996 Jan.-June

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence, 1996 July-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence, 1996 Oct.-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence, 1997

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence, 1998

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence, 1999

Box 2

Correspondence, 2000

Box 2

Correspondence, 2001

Box 2

Correspondence, 2002

Box 2

Correspondence, 2003

Box 2

Personal correspondence, 1990-2001

Box 2

Biographical, miscellaneous

Box 2

Medal of Science Award, press release, 1992

Box 2

Notebook, 1983 April-

Box 2

Notebook, 1983 July-

Box 2

Ginzton Lab Notebook, issued to C. F. Quate, Dec.21, 1992

Box 2

Quate, Traveling Wave Tubes as Low Noise Amplifiers, Ph. D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1949

 

Certificates, etc.

Box 3 os

The Royal Society, membership certificate, 1995

Box 3 os

IEEE Medal of Honor certificate, 1988

Box 3 os

National Academy of Science, membership certificate, 1975

Box 3 os

The Rank Prize for Opto-Electronics, 1982

Box 3 os

Joseph F. Keithley Award from the American Physical Society, 2000