Guide to the Saul Dushman Papers
NMAH.AC.0101

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, April 1984

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/

Revision Description

 Craig Orr, archivist, 1991 and Robert S. Harding, archivist and Jeffrey L. Tate,  October 2000

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Custodial History note

The collection was transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity (now the Division of Work and Industry) in March 1984.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert S. Harding, archivist, 1984.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - Creator
Dushman, Saul, (electrical engineer), 1883-1954
Title
Saul Dushman Papers
ID
NMAH.AC.0101
Date [inclusive]
1924-1954
Extent
7.30 Cubic feet, 23 boxes
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Collection is in English.
Abstract
The papers document Dushman's work at the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE).

Preferred Citation note

Saul Dushman Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Arrangement note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • General Electric Company.

Genre(s)

  • Books
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence--1930-1950
  • Lectures
  • Notes
  • Reprints

Subject(s)

  • Atomic structure
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electromotive force
  • Electrons--Emission
  • Electrostatics
  • Quantum theory
  • Unimolecular force

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1: Lectures, 1927-1952

Box

Lectures, 1927-1932

1

Lectures, 1933-1937

2

Lectures, 1938-1941

3

Lectures, 1942-1947

4

Lectures, 1948-1952

5

Lectures, undated

6

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 Series 2: Research Notes and Technical Data, 1924-1952

Box

Research notes and technical data

7-13

Book, negatives and photostats

14-15

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 Series 3: Reprint File, 1930-1954

Box

Reprint files, 1930-1954

16-17

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 Series 4: Reviews, 1939-1952

Box

Materials concerning Dushman’s books and articles, 1939-1952

18

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 Series 5: Correspondence, 1942-1956

Box

Correspondence

19

Correspondence with Publishers, Journals, and Editors

20

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 Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated

Box

Lectures (table of contents), undated

21

Miscellaneous Papers, undated

22

Book of photostats, undated

23

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