Melvin Cutler Papers, 1951-1958

Overview of the Collection

Cutler, Melvin, 1923-
Melvin Cutler Papers
1951-1958 (inclusive)
0.05 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS Cutler
The Melvin Cutler Papers document his research and publications in the field of liquid semiconductors. Cutler was a Professor of Physics as Oregon State University from 1963 to 1988.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Melvin Cutler was a professor in the Oregon State University Physics Department from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. Cutler earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1951 and was employed at the Hughes Aircraft Semiconducor Laboratory and the General Dynamics Company from 1951 to 1958 researching liquid semiconductors. Cutler specialized in the study of the electronic properties of molecular liquids and was particularly interested in the development of liquid semiconductors. Cutler died in Corvallis in 2005.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Melvin Cutler Papers document his research activities prior to joining the faculty of Oregon State University. They include his Ph.D. dissertation, The Viscosity of Dilute Polyacrylic Acid Solutions; a paper presented at the Cambridge A.P.S. meeting in 1953; and reprints of journal articles published during the 1950s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Melvin Cutler Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Information pertaining to Cutler's years as an Oregon State University faculty member are part of the Department of Physics Records (RG 037). The Archives collections include the papers of several other Oregon State University Physics Department faculty, including Rubin Landau, David B. Nicodemus, E. Dale Trout, and Willibald Weniger.

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Subject Terms

  • Liquid semiconductors.
  • Physics--Research.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State University--Faculty.