Guide to the Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0100
Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)
Dates:
1932 - 1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.66 Cubic feet
14 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning development work in this area of physics; correspondence 1930s 702; and reprints of scientific literature relating to Marton's interests.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: Notebooks, electron microscope, 1920s, undated
Series 2: Photographs, undated
Series 3: Printed Materials, 1940-1970

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ladislaus L. Marton 1901 1979 was a physicist best known for his pioneer work in electron physics, specifically in electron microscopy, electron optics, and electron interferences and scattering. He came to the United States in 1938, and became a naturalized citizen in 1944. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Brussels (Belgium), 1928 1938, and assistant professor from 1933 1938. He was a research physicist at the RCA Manufacturing Company from 1938 1941. He was associate professor of electron optics, head division Stanford University, 1941 1946. He was a physicist from 1946 1970 at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington. Until his death he was an honorable research associate at the Smithsonian Institution.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1984
Author
Robert S. Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Ladislaus Laszlo Marton, circa 1970.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ladislaus Laszlo Marton Collection, 1932-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Electricity to the Archives Center, March 30, 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives