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Grisdale, Richard Orvis, 1908-
Oral history interview with Richard Orvis Grisdale, 1975 July 10.
Grisdale's years at Bell Laboratories from 1930. Graduation as a chemistry major (with strong quantum theory interests) from Harvard University, 1930. Comments on the effect of the Depression and the work environment for researchers at Bell Labs (compared to university research laboratories); nonlinear resistor work, heat treatment (varistor, thermistor), synthetic microphone carbon; involvements in various departments after the war (Electronics Apparatus Department investigating selenium rectifiers). Concepts of industrial research; the fifth circuit (papers by B. D. H. Tellegen at Phillips Laboratories); Clarence Lester Hogan. Also prominently mentioned are: William Baker, Joseph A. Becker, C. J. Christensen, Goucher, Green, Eloise Koonce, Sidney Millman, Stanley Owen Morgan, Gerald Leondus Pearson, Merle Rigterink, John Clarke Slater, Gordon K. Teale, Addison Hughson White, R. R. Williams, J. Wilson; Bell Telephone Laboratories Electronic Apparatus Department, and General Electric Company.
Grisdale, Richard Orvis, 1908-
Millman, Sidney, 1908-
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Bell Telephone Laboratories. Electronic Apparatus Department.
General Electric Company.
Harvard University.
Electronics.
Quantum theory.
Research, Industrial.
Research -- Laboratories.
Selenium rectifiers.
Solid state physics.
Thermistors.
Universities and colleges -- Laboratories.
Varistors.
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Baker, William.
Becker, Joseph A.
Christensen, C. J.
Goucher, Frederick.
Hogan, Clarence Lester.
Koonce, Eloise.
Morgan, Stanley Owen, 1900-
Pearson, Gerald Leondus.
Rigterink, Merle.
Teale, Gordon K.
Tellegen, B. D. H.
White, Addison Hughson.
Williams, R. R.
Wilson, J.
Hoddeson, Lillian, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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