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Brakel, Henry Louis. 1876-
Oral history interview with Henry Louis Brakel, 1965 November 10.
Interview concentrates on the history of the Physics Department at the University of Washington from August 1903 when Brakel arrived as a half-time graduate assistant. Frederick A. Osborn, who became the first chairman of the Physics Department, had come to the University of Washington as a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering in 1902. Brakel got his Master's degree in Physics in 1905 and became full-time instructor for $900 a year. When accepted for a job at the Bureau of Standards, his salary was raised to $1300. Brakel took a leave of absence from 1910-1912 and got his Ph.D. at Cornell University. Osborn was chairman of the committee on accrediting. University of Washington administration staff mentioned include Dr. Thomas Franklin Kane (President in 1903) and Kaufman (university librarian). Cornell University staff mentioned include John Sandford Shearer, Ernest George Merritt, Roswell Clifton Gibbs, Edward Leamington Nichols, and Robert D. Richtmyer. Other persons mentioned are Robert W. Wood (University of Wisconsin), Henry Smith Carhart (University of Michigan), and Robert Andrews Millikan (University of Chicago).
American physics instructor. M.S. University of Washington, Seattle (1905); Ph.D. Cornell University (1919). Professional experience includes: physics instructor, assistant professor, professor, associate professor of engineering and physics, professor, chairman, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle (1905-1947).
Brakel, Henry Louis. 1876-
Gibbs, R. C. (Roswell Clifton), 1878
Kane, Thomas Franklin, 1863-1953
Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948
Nichols, E. L. (Edward Leamington), 1854-1937
Osborn, Frederick A. (Frederick Arthur), 1871-1942
Richtmyer, Robert D.
Shearer, John Sanford, b. 1865
Cornell University
United States. Bureau of Standards
University of Washington. Dept. of Physics.
University of Washington. Dept. of Physics -- Faculty.
University of Washington. Dept. of Physics -- History.
Physics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Washington (State)
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Geballe, Ronald, 1918-, interviewer.
Kenworthy, Ray W., interviewer.
Uehling, Edwin A. (Edwin Albrecht), 1901-1985, interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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