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Finding Aid to the Luis W. Alvarez Papers, 1932-1988, bulk 1943-1987
BANC MSS 84/82 cz  
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Description
The Luis W. Alvarez papers include correspondence, research files, diaries, reports, and notes documenting Professor Alvarez's accomplishments as a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a research associate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Projects documented include Alvarez's work as a member of the Manhattan Project, his studies of hyperon events in balloon-flown emulsions, his contributions to the Pyramid Project, and his research on bubble chambers. The collection also includes the draft for Alvarez's autobiography, Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist.
Extent
Number of containers: 78 boxes, 3 cartons Linear feet: 36.5
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.