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James Arnold Papers
MSS 112  
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Description
Papers of James Arnold, chemist, professor, and scholar. The collection documents Arnold's professional career, especially his work on Carbon-14 dating, gamma rays, the Apollo 11, 12, 15, and 16 missions, lunar sample research, meteorites, solar, and lunar history. The collection is also rich in materials related to NASA and the early history of UCSD. The collection includes grant proposals, materials related to research projects such as data, discussion of experiments and results, meeting minutes from both science and UCSD committees, and audiorecordings. The accession processed in 2000 spans the period 1955-1998 and includes awards and commendations, writings and talks, newspaper clippings, NASA publications, and photographs. The prints, slides and a film reel show Arnold and his colleagues and students, laboratories, equipment, testing, and cosmic and planetary features, many related to NASA's space exploration missions. The accession processed in 2011 spans the period 1950-2001 and includes correspondence, teaching materials, writings and research.
Background
James Richard Arnold (b.1923- ), professor and chemist, received his bachelor degree, masters, and Ph.D degrees at Princeton University in 1943, 1945 and 1946 respectively. While doing graduate work, Arnold was associated with the Manhattan Project for the years 1943-1945. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the newly formed Institute for Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago as a postdoctoral fellow, and in 1947, he went to Harvard University as a National Research Fellow.
Extent
35.2 Linear feet 76 archives boxes, 4 flat boxes, and 17 map case folders.
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Personal documents contained in Box 72, folder 2 are restricted until 2076. The audio visual material in the collection is restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.