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Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986



  • Existence: 1905 - 1986

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Jack S. Goldstein collection on Jerrold R. Zacharias

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0646
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection is composed of materials pertaining to Jerrold Zacharias that were collected by Jack S. Goldstein in preparation for his book, A Different Sort of Time: The Life of Jerrold R. Zacharias, Scientist, Engineer, Educator (MIT Press, 1992). The bulk of the collection includes photographs of Jerrold R. Zacharias, his wife, Leona, his family members, and his professional and personal acquaintances. The photographs span Zacharias’s life, including...
Dates: circa 1900-1986

Jerrold R. Zacharias papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0031
Scope and Contents of the Collection Notebooks from the MIT Radiation Laboratory (1942-1947), correspondence about the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science and the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and information about his research on atomic clocks and molecular beams document Zacharias's scientific work. There is extensive correspondence with colleagues and professional organizations about scientific and educational issues. Correspondence documents his work on the Physical Science Study Committee and there are reports,...
Dates: 1912 - 1986

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oral History Program, oral history interviews on the Physical Science Study Committee

Identifier: MC-0602
Abstract The Physical Science Study Committee, and its subsequent offshoots, Educational Services Incorporated (ESI) and Education Development Center (EDC), sought to achieve a comprehensive change in the teaching of science, particularly physics at its inception, in the secondary school system. The genesis of the original committee was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 with a project initiated by Jerrold Zacharias, James Killian, and Francis Friedman. The collection consists of...
Dates: 1956 - 1976

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Unified Science Study Program records

Identifier: AC-0138
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence and memoranda about the Unified Science Study Program. Also included is a report for the fall semester 1971-72.

Dates: 1971 - 1972

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Institute Professors 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History 2
Atomic clocks -- Research 1
Disarmament -- History 1