Collection consists of personal papers of Dr. Lawrence E. Dodd, professor of physics at UCLA, including correspondence, research
notes and materials, photographs, and printed material.
Dodd was born on July 16, 1886 in Cascade, IA; BS, Cornell College, 1910; MS (1914) and Ph.D (1918), Univ. of Iowa; worked
for three years at the National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.; joined the physics dept. of the Southern Branch of
the Univ. of CA, and remained at UCLA, retiring as professor in 1954; president of the Southern CA section and member of the
national executive council, American Assn. of Physics Teachers; research interests included measurements on the properties
of matter and geometrical optics; publications include Laboratory experiments in fluids and heat (c1947); he died on Sept. 14, 1975 in Port Angeles, WA.
61 cartons (61 linear ft.)
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Dept. of Special Collections.