Fred Henry Schmidt papers, 1940-1990

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Schmidt, Fred Henry, 1915-
Title
Fred Henry Schmidt papers
Dates
1940-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
circa 18 cubic ft
Collection Number
4278
Summary
Research files, writings, correspondence, reprints, technical reports, curriculum files, speeches, class notes, grants and grant proposals, conferences and conventions, photographs, subject series, slides, card file, and personnel files of a physicist, professor and author
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Schmidt (1915-1991) received the B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan in 1937. After two years with AT&T, he returned to graduate study and obtained the M.A. degree in Physics from the University of Buffalo in 1940, and the Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1945. While at Berkeley, Schmidt worked on the 37 and 60 inch cyclotrons. From 1941 to mid-1945 he worked on the Manhattan Project in Berkeley, Oak Ridge (Tennessee), and Los Alamos (New Mexico). In 1945, he returned to Berkeley to assist in building the first synchrocyclotron. In 1946, Schmidt became a Professor of Physics at the University of Washington, where he worked in the Nuclear Physics Laboratory. Schmidt was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1956-1957), a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship (1963-1964), and was a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research interests were in experimental nuclear physics and elementary particle physics. Schmidt was also very interested in energy policy, and was an outspoken advocate of nuclear power. In 1976, he co-authored "The Energy Controversy: The Fight Over Nuclear Power", with David Bodansky. He remained a member of teh faculty of the University of Washington Physics Department until his death.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 2 accessions.

  • Accession No. 4278-001, Fred Henry Schmidt papers, 1949-1990 (bulk 1962-1988)
  • Accession No. 4278-002, Fred Henry Schmidt papers, 1940-1975

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4278-001: Fred Henry Schmidt papers, 1949-1990 (bulk 1962-1988)Return to Top

15 cu. ft. (15 boxes)

Scope and Content: Research files, writings, correspondence, reprints, technical reports, curriculum files, speeches, class notes, grants and grant proposals, conferences and conventions, photographs, subject series, slides, card file, and personnel files, relating to physics, nuclear physics and energy policy.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Mrs. Schmidt, 1991-05-15

Description
Fred Henry Schmidt papers

Accession No. 4278-002: Fred Henry Schmidt papers, 1940-1975Return to Top

3.00 cu. ft. (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, biographical files, course notes, sample exams and problem sets, lecture notes, notebooks, reports, committee files, and subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users except restricted materials in Box 3.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: David Bodansky, 1996-12-10

Description
Fred Henry Schmidt papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Corporate Names

  • University of Washington. Dept. of Physics
  • University of Washington. Nuclear Physics Laboratory

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005 (creator)
    • Bodansky, David (creator)
    • Schmidt, Fred Henry, 1915- (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • American Assembly (creator)
    • American Association of University Professors. University of Washington Chapter (creator)
    • American Physical Society (creator)
    • California. University, Berkeley. Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (creator)
    • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (creator)
    • Scientists and Engineers for Secure Energy (creator)
    • University of Washington. Dept. of Physics. Cyclotron Committee (creator)
    • University of Washington. Dept. of Physics. Teaching Assistant Committee (creator)
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives
    • Washington Voice of Energy. Advisory Committee (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)