Guide to the Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers, 1946-1975

Processed by Charlotte E. Erwin; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter
Archives
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 015A-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395-2704
Fax: (626) 793-8756
Email: archives@caltech.edu
URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
© 1998
California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers, 1946-1975

Archives



California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Archives
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
  • Email: archives@caltech.edu
  • URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
Processed by:
Charlotte E. Erwin
Date Completed:
January 11, 1994
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1975
Creator: Davis, Leverett G.
Extent: Linear feet: 2
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not 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], Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers, Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Biography

Leverett G. Davis, Jr. was born on March 3, 1914 in Elgin, Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at both the University of Washington and Oregon State College. His graduate work was done in physics at Caltech, where he received his doctorate in 1941. He remained at Caltech as a faculty member until his retirement in 1981.
His papers cover the period from 1946 to 1975. They are representative of his scientific work in the field of astrophysics, his contributions within the Division of Physics, Math and Astronomy, and his professional activities as a consultant to NASA and a participant in the early unmanned space missions, specifically the Mariner mission to Venus in the early 1960s.

Container List

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE

 

General correspondence 1946-68

Box 1, Folder 1.1

1946-51

Folder 1.2

1952-53

Folder 1.3

1954-55

Folder 1.4

1956-1957 Aug, n.d.

Folder 1.5

1957 Sept-1958 July (Göttingen year)

Folder 1.6

1958 Aug-1959

Folder 1.7

1960

Folder 1.8

1961

Box 2, Folder 2.1

1962, n.d.

Folder 2.2

1963-64

Folder 2.3

1965

Folder 2.4

1966

Folder 2.5

1967-68

 

Special correspondence 1955-70

Folder 2.6

Scientific correspondence 1955-61, n.d.

Folder 2.7

"Polarization of Starlight" 1958, n.d.

Folder 2.8

National Science Foundation: Science Faculty Fellowship Panel 1967-68

Folder 2.9

Siscoe and Jokipii 1967-69, n.d.

Folder 2.10

Comments on Astrophysics 1968-70

 

SERIES II: CALTECH MATERIAL

 

Letters of Recommendation

Box 3, Folder 3.1

1949-59

Folder 3.2

1960-62

Folder 3.3

1963-65

Folder 3.4

1966-69, n.d.

Folder 3.5

Correspondence concerning prospective students 1954-62

Folder 3.6

Faculty affairs 1970-75 (includes Immaculate Heart material)

 

SERIES III: NASA

Box 3, Folder 3.7

Mariner A and R experiments 1961-62

Folder 3.8

Mariner and space physics: correspondence 1962-68

 

Grants: correspondence and documents

Folder 3.9

1961-62

Box 4, Folder 4.1

1963-65

 

Planetary and Interplanetary Subcommittee: correspondence and documents

Folder 4.2

1961 Jan-June, n.d.

Folder 4.3

1961 July-Dec

Folder 4.4

1962-65

 

SERIES IV: BIOGRAPHICAL

Box 4, Folder 4.5

Biographical data

Folder 4.6

Certificates and citations

 

Exterior Ballistics of Rockets (book) 1958

Folder 4.7

Correspondence 1958

Folder 4.8

Copy with author's corrections