Guide to George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0597
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Carruthers, George R.
Dates:
1996-02-22
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
Repository:
This video history consists of original, master and reference videos documenting a children's lecture program by George R. Carruthers, a physicist and inventor. Carruthers invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM).

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documenting Dr. George Carruthers. Dr. Carruthers discusses his invention, the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM), as well his background, and experience working with the space program.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 3 series: 1) Original Videos; 2) Master Videos; 3) Reference Videos.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. George Carruthers was born in 1939 and grew up in Milford, Ohio and Chicago's South Side. Carruthers received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1961, M.S. Physics in 1962, and his Ph.D in aeronautical and astronomical engineering in 1964. After receiving his Ph.D in 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Space Science Division where he is now Senior Astrophysicist. Along with William Conway, another scientist, Carruthers developed the lunar surface ultraviolet camera and spectrograph used on the moon by Apollo 16 in 1972. The camera was used to take ultraviolet pictures of the Earth during the Apollo 16 space mission. It was the first camera to take pictures of the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere and to show that hydrogen exists in outer space.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, July 14, 1997.
Author
Alison L. Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on February 22, 1996. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation, February 22, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on February 22, 1996. Transferred to the Archives Center July 8, 1997.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center on July 8, 1997.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Space photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures -- 1990-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physics -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cameras -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronomy -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astrophysics -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics in astronomy -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronomical photography -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautical instruments -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ultraviolet spectrometry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spectrography -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes -- 1990-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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