SAUL DUSHMAN PAPERS, 1924-1954
(7.3 cubic feet: 22 DB. 1 Flt. B)
by: Robert S. Harding & Jeffrey L. Tate, October 2000
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.
Scope and Content:
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
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.
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity in March 1984.
Series 1: LECTURES, 1926-52
Series 2: RESEARCH NOTES & TECHNICAL DATA, 1924-52
||Research Notes & Technical Data|
||Book - Negatives, Photostats, etc.|
Series 3: REPRINT FILE, 1930-54
Series 4: REVIEWS, 1939-52
||Materials concerning Dushman's Books & Articles|
Series 5: CORRESPONDENCE, 1936-56
||Correspondence with Publishers, Journals, Editors|
Series 6: MISCELLANEOUS
Table of Contents
Robert S. Harding, 1984
revised C.A. Orr, 1991
Robert S. Harding & Jeffrey L. Tate, October 2000