Guide to the Saul Dushman Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0101
Creators:
Dushman, Saul, (electrical engineer), 1883-1954
Dates:
1924-1954
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
7.3 Cubic feet
23 boxes
Repository:
The papers document Dushman's work at the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Saul Dushman consist of six series. Series 1: Lectures, 1926-1952, undated, includes various high school, college, and GE related lectures given on scientific topics of interest to Dushman or his work at GE; many are authored by Dushman. Series 2: Research Notes and Technical Data, 1924-1952, includes research and technical information prepared or used by Dushman in his scientific work at GE and during his independent efforts during his retirement years. Series 3: Technical Reprints, 1930-1954, includes reprinted materials of magazine and journal articles, portions of books and technical manuals, and other reprint media relating to Dushman's GE duties and personal interests. Series 4: Books, Articles, and Reviews, 1939-1952, includes materials relating to books and articles authored by Dushman during part of his career and after his retirement. Series 5: Correspondence, 1936-1954, includes correspondences to and from Dushman from a variety of individuals, related to Dushman's professional obligation at GE, scholarly endeavors, his books and articles, and other miscellaneous letters. Series 6: Miscellaneous, includes a wide range of materials related to Dushman's professional activities and his personal interests.

Arrangement
Arrangement
the collection is arranged into six series.
Series 1: Lectures, 1926‑1952, undated
Series 2: Correspondence, 1936‑1954
Series 3: Books, articles, and reviews, 1939‑1952
Series 4: Technical reprints, 1930‑1954
Series 5: Research notes and technical data, 1924‑1952
Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Saul Dushman (1883‑1954) was born in Russia and emigrated to the United States in 1891. In 1912, Dushman joined the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE) where he spent the rest of his career with only one interruption; from 1922 to 1925, he served as director of the Research Division of the Edison Lamp Works. Dushman retired from GE in 1948. His principal interests included quantum mechanics, electromotive force, atomic structure, electron emission, unimolecular force, and high vacuum.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Robert S. Harding, archivist, 1984.
Author
Robert S. Harding, archivist
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Saul Dushman Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity (now the Division of Work and Industry) in March 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lectures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrostatics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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