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Guide to the Edward Ginzton Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0330
    Creator: Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-
    Title: Edward Ginzton papers
    Dates: circa 1937-1992
    Physical Description: 105 Linear feet
    Summary: Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Partially restricted: for more information, contact the archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Edward Ginzton Papers (SC0330). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Co-founder of Varian Associates and a pioneer in microwave tube technology and linear accelerator development. As a graduate student at Stanford during the 1930's, Ginzton joined Russell and Sigurd Varian and physics professors William W. Hansen and David L. Webster to develop the klystron tube, an integral part of radar and the linear accelerator concept. After working on radar systems during World War II, Ginzton returned to Stanford in 1946 as a professor of applied physics. He joined Hansen in the establishment of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford. Becoming director of the Laboratory in 1949, he worked with Henry Kaplan in adapting the linear accelerator for the treatment of cancer. He directed Project M, which led to the construction of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (a two-mile linear accelerator). In 1948, Ginzton helped found Varian Associates, becoming chairman of the board and chief executive officer in 1959. Ginzton was elected a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering; he has also served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers regarding Ginzton's activities at Stanford University, with Varian Associates, and on national committees and local organizations. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, journals, publications, technical reports, manufacturing reports, oral history materials, and photographs. Also includes correspondence, publications, biographical material and manuscripts of Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian.

    Access Terms

    Ginzton, Edward Leonard, 1915-
    Ginzton, Edward.
    Hansen, William Webster, 1909-1949.
    Kaplan, Henry S.
    Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.
    National Academy of Sciences.
    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    Stanford Midpeninsular Urban Coalition.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Physics--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Microwave Laboratory.
    Stanford University. W.W. Hansen Laboratory of Physics.
    Varian, Dorothy, 1907-
    Varian, Russell Harrison, 1898-1959
    Varian, Sigurd Fergus, 1901-1961
    High Technology Industry--California--Santa Clara County.
    Klystrons.
    Microelectronics Industry--California--Santa Clara County.
    Microwaves.
    Physics.
    Research and Development Contracts.
    Science and Industry.
    Science--History.