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  1. Louis J. Battan papers

    Well-known for research on radar meteorology and cloud physics, Dr. Battan was a scientist who worked for the U.S. Air Force in World War Two, the Weather Bureau at the University of Chicago, and finally as a professor and head of the Department of ...

    mnboyer - 2019-12-10 13:28

  2. Lunar and Planetary Laboratory collection

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) was founded in 1960 by astronomer Gerard P. Kuiper at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The collection contains correspondence, documents, photographs, maps and reports related to the Laboratory's founding ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2021-11-02 09:34

  3. Jack Malcolm Layton Papers

    Dr. Jack Malcolm Layton was a founding faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and was the first department head hired to the College of Medicine. On May 1, 1967, he became Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology and ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2021-11-03 17:01

  4. Augusto Ortiz Papers

    Dr. Augusto Ortiz lived and worked in Arizona most of his professional life from 1953 until his death in 2006. Throughout his career as a family practitioner and educator, he worked to bring healthcare to the poor and underserved. In his earlier years, he ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2021-11-03 17:04

  5. Letters Regarding the Russell Process

    Edward H. Russell was the inventor of the process for extracting silver from raw ore by lixiviation, using hyposulphite. This procedure was first successfully introduced in September 1884 at Silver Reef, Utah. Carbons of letters in bound letter copying ...

    castanoe - 2021-12-17 15:31

  6. Persons in Arizona Medical History

    Persons in Arizona Medical History is a compilation of nearly 4,000 persons with a connection to the history of medicine in Arizona or, in some cases, to other areas of the American Southwest and border region. Most of the persons lived sometime between ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-01-28 11:32

  7. Merlin Kearfott DuVal, Jr. Papers

    This collection contains materials which span DuVal’s career beginning with the planning of the UA’s College of Medicine and continuing throughout the rest of his professional life and into his retirement and it is especially rich in materials dating from ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-02-15 18:07

  8. OSIRIS-REx Mission records

    OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's first asteroid sample return mission. OSIRIS-REx seeks answers to the questions that are ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-02-24 10:08

  9. Terah L. Smiley Papers

    Correspondence, reports and articles concerning Smiley’s faculty career at the University of Arizona, as director of the Tree-Ring Laboratory, and as director of the Geochronology Department, as well as his work on committees of various regional, national ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-04-25 12:51

  10. Elizabeth Roemer papers

    Papers of astronomer Elizabeth Roemer (1929-2016), specialist in astrometry of comets, asteroids, and minor planets, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Department of Planetary Science and Steward ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-05-16 10:21

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