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HUC 8937.401

Dunn, Beverly Charles, 1917-1984. Student and teaching materials, 1937-1948 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUC 8937.401
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Dunn, Beverly Charles, 1917-1984
Title: Student and teaching materials,
Date(s): 1937-1948
Quantity: 3.2 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Abstract: Beverly C. Dunn (1917-1984) earned his Harvard AB 1940, Harvard AM 1942, and Harvard Ph.D. 1949. He was both a Harvard University student and a teaching fellow. This collection documents physics and mathematics at Harvard during, and immediately after, World War II.

Acquisition Information:

  • Accession number: 10469.Gift of William W. Dunn, 1985 June 28
  • Processing Information:

    Material was reorganized in 2006-2007 by Claudia Holguin. Processing included re-integrating all of Dunn's material that had been dispersed among other curriculum holdings, re-housing the material in archival containers, and creation of this inventory.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research.

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    Biographical Note

    Beverly Charles Dunn (1917-1984), earned his Harvard A.B. in 1940, A.M. in 1942, and a Ph.D. in 1949. He was both a Harvard University student and a teaching fellow. Dunn studied of electromagnetic radiation. After receiving his A.M., Dunn served for three years as a physics instructor in the Harvard Pre-radar School for Army and Navy Officers. In 1945, he became a research associate of the Antenna Group of Central Communications Research, a project of the United States Office of Scientific Research Development at Harvard. In 1946, he became a research assistant and student in Harvard's Electronics Research Laboratory, working on microwave electromagnetic radiation. Dunn left Harvard in 1954 to work in private industry.


    This collection is organized in two series:

    Scope Note

    This collection reflects the academic activities of Beverly Charles Dunn. The materials relate chiefly to his own studies but also document his activities as a teaching fellow, including assignments in physics and mathematics courses from the late 1930's through the late 1940's.
    The physical format of the material ranges from handwritten notes, illustrations and diagrams to typed and mimeographed material.
    Dunn's work training military officers in the Pre-Radar School is not documented in this collection.

    Inventory update

    This document last updated 2016 October 14.

    Obsolete Call Numbers

    Reorganization of the Dunn material means that the following call numbers have been superceded. Below are listed the former call numbers and a reference to the folder in which the material is now housed.

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