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Dr. Robert A. Millikan: Fundamental Measurements in Electricity and Radiation, 1937

Contents of CSA #3026

Case File of Robert A. Millikan
Committee on Science and the Arts
1937 Franklin Medal

  • REPORT
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    • Letter to Robert A. Millikan from Dr. Henry B. Allen, Secretary / (919 k); [More Information]
      Reviews Medal Day schedule; 6/4/1937
    • Telegram from Millikan / (684 k); [More Information]
      States availability; 5/27/1937
    • Telegram to Millikan from Allen / (820 k); [More Information]
      Inquires as to availability; 5/24/1937
    • Telegram to Dr. Carl D. Anderson from Allen;
      Advises Anderson paper had not yet been received; 5/13/1937
    • Radiogram to The Franklin Institute from Millikan / (647 k); [More Information]
      States paper had been mailed May eighth; 5/13/1937
    • Telegram to Millikan from Allen / (732 k); [More Information]
      States paper was needed for presentation; 5/11/1937
    • Letter to Allen from Anderson;
      States paper had not yet been received; 5/10/1937
    • Letter to Secretary from Dr. Barnes;
      Thanks Barnes for acting as Medal Day sponsor; 5/27/1937
    • Letter to Barnes from Secretary;
      Asks if Barnes will serve as Sponsor during Dr. Palmer's illness; 5/7/1937
    • Letter to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., from Secretary to the Committee;
      Advises that Mr. Allen would be asked to act as Sponsor; 5/6/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary;
      Advises Palmer he would be counted on to act as Sponsor; 4/27/1937
    • Letter to Allen from Anderson;
      Inquires if Anderson was to read a paper of his own in addition to Millikan's; 4/27/1937
    • Letter to Anderson from Allen;
      States that Millikan suggested Anderson to read his paper on Medal Day; 4/22/1937
    • Memo stating Dr. Swann o.k. for paper; 4/22/1937
    • Letter to Allen from W. Swann;
      States plan to read the paper unless anyone else were to come forward or be selected; 4/21/1937
    • Letter to Swann from Allen;
      Asks if Swann will read Millikan's paper since Millikan's first choice, Anderson, would have unlikely been able to attend; 4/20/1937
    • Telegram to Allen from Millikan / (734 k); [More Information]
      States paper title; 4/19/1937
    • Telegram to Millikan from Allen / (765 k); [More Information]
      Inquires about paper title; 4/16/1937
    • Letter to Millikan from Director / (755 k); [More Information]
      Asks if Millikan would read the paper himself over shortwave radio in Dublin; 3/31/1937
    • Letter to Millikan from Secretary / (771 k); [More Information]
      States that Medal Day could not have been rescheduled to accommodate Millikan; 3/19/1937
    • Letter to Allen from Millikan / (644 k); [More Information]
      States summer schedule; 3/6/1937
    • Letter to Millikan from Secretary / (538 k); [More Information]
      States it may have been possible to postpone Medal Day if Millikan would supply his schedule; 2/27/1937
    • Letter to Allen from Millikan / (700 k); [More Information]
      Thanks The Franklin Institute for the award; 2/17/1937
    • Letter to Allen from Inga Howard, Secretary to Dr. Millikan;
      States that 1/29 letter will be brought to Millikan's attention upon return; 2/4/1937
    • Letter to Millikan from Secretary / (714 k); [More Information]
      Informs Millikan of his award; 1/29/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary;
      Advises Palmer he would be counted on to act as Sponsor; 4/27/1937
    • Memo to W. F. Jackson, Jr., from S. and A. Department;
      Requests a Franklin Medal Certificate prepared; 3/22/1937
    • Memo to Jackson from S. and A. Department;
      Requests Franklin Medals struck and engraved; 3/22/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Informs Palmer that Barnes would act as Sponsor; 5/6/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Acknowledges letter of 5/5; 5/6/1937
    • Letter to Dr. John Frazer from Palmer / (162 k); [More Information]
      Refers to enclosure of presentation speeches for Millikan and Debye, 2 pages, page 2 / (358 k); 5/5/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Confirms earlier telephone conversation in which Palmer's desire to be relieved of subcommittee membership was discussed; 4/27/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Requests that Palmer stop in to discuss wording and arrangements for the Franklin Medals; 3/12/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Reminds Palmer of his intention to hold a meeting; 3/2/1937
    • Memo to Allen from S. & A. Department;
      States it would be in order to inform Millikan of his award once ratified by the board; 1/20/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Expresses to Palmer the CSA's gratitude for presenting a report; 1/14/1937
    • Letter to Palmer from Frazer;
      Asks for report reflecting changes discussed at first meeting; 12/21/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Frazer;
      Asks for report reflecting changes discussed at first meeting (copy); 12/21/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Brings attention to points made by members to be checked before final reading; 12/10/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Acknowledges letter of 12/7; 12/8/1936
    • Letter to Nathan Hayward, Esq. from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Allen from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Mr. Clarence A. Hall from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Dr. H. Jermain Creighton from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Mr. Theobald F. Clark from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Dr. James Barnes from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Refers to enclosure of tentative draft; 12/3/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Secretary to the Committee;
      Indicates that information about Millikan and Debye would be sent as soon as possible; 11/12/1936
    • Letter to Hayward from Secretary to the Committee;
      Meeting notice; 10/28/1936
    • Letter to Allen from Secretary to the Committee;
      Meeting notice; 10/28/1936
    • Letter to Hayward from Secretary to the Committee;
      Meeting notice; 10/13/1936
    • Letter to Allen from Secretary to the Committee;
      Meeting notice; 10/13/1936
    • Letter from M. Chase;
      States Palmer was out of town; 6/12/1936
    • Postcard from Creighton accepting subcommittee appointment; 6/27/1936
    • Postcard from Clark accepting subcommittee appointment; 6/20/1936
    • Postcard from Hall accepting subcommittee appointment; 6/12/1936
    • Postcard from Barnes accepting subcommittee appointment; 6/11/1936
    • Letter to Palmer from Assistant to the Committee;
      Asks for acceptance of subcommittee appointment; 6/11/1936
    • Letter to Creighton from Assistant to the Committee;
      Asks for acceptance of subcommittee appointment; 6/11/1936
    • Letter to Clark from Assistant to the Committee;
      Asks for acceptance of subcommittee appointment; 6/11/1936
    • Letter to Hall from Assistant to the Committee;
      Asks for acceptance of subcommittee appointment; 6/11/1936
    • Letter from M. Chase;
      States Palmer was out of town; 6/11/1936
  • EVIDENTIAL INFORMATION
  • EPHEMERA
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Legacy of the Franklin Medal Awards; undated
    • List titled "Persons to be Considered Further by Franklin Medal Committee"; 10/20/1936
    • List titled "Persons Considered by 1935-1936 Franklin Medal Committee; 10/20/1936