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Holden, Alan
Oral history interview with Alan Holden, 1974 July 30 and 1976 June 21.
Harvard University to Bell Laboratories in 1925 seeking job as chemist, ending up in the General Methods and Audits Department for five years; Publications Department, 1930; editor of Bell Laboratories Record. Depression lay-offs at Bell Labs. Holden to Chemistry Department (under Girard T. Kohman), 1936; W. Edgerton. Informal groups studying Mott and Jones Theory of Metals, Tolman's Statistical Mechanics. Comments on numerous other scientists including William Shockley, Foster Nix, James Fisk, Bancroft Gherardi. Solid state group formed in 1945. Why scientists may prefer Bell Labs to a university setting. Comments on continuities in the fields of solid state; dielectrics in the chemistry department rather than in physics department. Holden's work on piezoelectricity and with Charles Kittel on paramagnetic resonance absorption in crystals. Also prominently mentioned are: John Bardeen, Joseph A. Becker, Walter Houser Brattain, Joseph Ashby Burton, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Lester Halbert Germer, Ronald Gurney, Phillip James, Edwin Crawford Kemble, Warren Perry Mason, Merritt, Stanley Owen Morgan, Sir Nevill Francis Mott, John Clarke Slater, Charles Hard Townes, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Addison Hughson White, Dean E. Wooldridge, Bill Yager; Bell System Technical Journal, Columbia University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lifespan 1904-1985.
Bardeen, John
Becker, Joseph A.
Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987.
Burton, Joseph Ashby.
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Edgerton, W.
Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981.
Germer, Lester Halbert, 1896-
Gherardi, Bancroft.
Gurney, Ronald.
Holden, Alan
James, Phillip.
Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford). 1889-
Kittel, Charles
Kohman, Girard T.
Mason, Warren Perry.
Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948.
Morgan, Stanley Owen, 1900-
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Townes, Charles H.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
White, Addison Hughson.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Yager, Bill.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Columbia University
Harvard University.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Electron paramagnetic resonance.
Research, Industrial.
Solid state physics.
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Hoddeson, Lillian, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA