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Guide to the Oswald G. Villard Papers
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Description
The papers include correspondence, articles and research papers, memoranda, reports, research files, contracts, minutes, and other materials, 1958-1998. Institutions represented in the papers include Stanford University, Stanford Research Institute, Naval Research Advisory Committee, USAF Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Union of Radio Science International, and the Voice of America. The collection also includes instruction manuals and a log for radio station W6YX, 1932-1933 (club station at Stanford)
Background
O. G. Villard, Jr., a leader in electromagnetic theory and experimental methods, earned his engineer's degree in 1943 and his Ph.D. in 1949 at Stanford, studying with Dr. F. E. Terman. He joined the faculty in Stanford's electrical engineering department and later was one of the founders of the Stanford Research Institute, now SRI International. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Extent
100 linear feet (121 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.