Roland C. Hawes Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0617
Creators:
Cary Instruments.
Hawes, Roland C., 1908-1999
Applied Physics Corporation.
Dates:
1908-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14.5 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs document Hawes's work in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporation/Cary Instruments.
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of the papers consist of materials found in Series 2: Research files A-Z, 1913 (1927-1990) (4.5 cubic feet). Series 5: Cary Instruments 1937-1992 (4 cubic feet) and Series 6: Consulting, 1908-(1939-1992) (3.5 cubic feet).

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 7 series: 1) Personal files, 1938-1997; 2) Research files, A-Z, 1913 (1927-1990); 3) Piness Laboratories, 1920-1979; 4) Beckman Instruments, Inc., 1939-1974; 5) Cary Instruments, 1937-1992; 6) Consulting work, 1908-(1939-1992); 7) Professional activities, 1949-1996. By series topical, chronological and alphabetical.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The career of Roland C. Hawes, born Oct. 4, 1908, Riverside, California, began in chemical analysis and led him into the scientific apparatus and instruments industry, where he worked in the field of spectrophotometry. B.S., chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1930. He died in 1999.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jennifer Ulrich, 1997.
Author
Jennifer Ulrich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Roland C. Hawes,1997, September 8.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Roland C. Hawes Papers, 1908-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All rights tranferred to Museum in Deed of Gift.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Archival Materials
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beckman Arnold Orville: oral history, 1978 and papers 1954-1989, California Institute of Technology Archives.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Roland C. Hawes, September 9, 1997.

Keywords
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Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pencil works Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spectrophotometry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spectrum analysis Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diazo prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cary Instruments. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckman Instruments, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckman, Arnold O. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George, Kenyon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cary, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duffield, Jack J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Technical Laboratories. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Varian Associates. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aviv & Associates, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Applied Physics Corporation. 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