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Richard B. Adler papers

Identifier: MC-0315

Scope and Contents

The collection contains student notes compiled by Richard B. Adler while a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943-1947. Included are research notes relating to his bachelor's and doctoral theses. There are correspondence, notes, and other materials pertaining to the MIT Semiconductor Electronics Education Committee, 1960-1968, and administrative materials of the Lincoln Laboratory, 1951-1958. Also included are Adler's MIT course notes, especially in electrical engineering, 1946-1989, and copies of his writings and talks, 1949-1989.


  • 1943 - 1990


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Biographical Note

Richard B. Adler, 1922-1990, S.B. in electrical engineering, 1943, Sc.D. in electrical engineering, 1949, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began teaching at MIT in 1949; he became assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1950, associate professor in 1955, and professor in 1959. From 1951 to 1953, he led the solid-state and transistor group at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. He established and directed (1960-1968) the international university-industry Semiconductor Electronics Education Committee (SEEC), which brought transistor-based solid-state electronics into undergraduate engineering education. He was associate director of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1978-1989. He was the first holder of the Distinguished Professorship of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science established in 1985. His research focused on semiconductor electronics, electromagnetic theory, and circuit theory.


8.5 Cubic Feet (8 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

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