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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Biographical 1925-1968

Series II: Academic Career 1926-1968

Series III: Correspondence 1927-1968

Series IV: Government Agency Work 1947-1952

Series V: Speeches 1941-1965

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the William V. Houston personal papers, 1925-1968, bulk 1941-1968 MS 426MS 426



creator Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion) , 1900-
Title: William V. Houston Personal Papers
Dates: 1925-1968
Abstract: The William V. Houston Personal Papers document Houston's personal life and academic career beginning with his university education at Ohio State and Chicago in 1925, and continuing with his studies in Munich and Leipzig during 1927 and 1928 and his work at the California Institute of Technology from 1928 until he accepted the presidency of Rice Institute in 1946.
Identification: MS 426
Quantity: 12 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

William Vermillion Houston was born in Mount Giliad, Ohio, on January 19, 1900. He received a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in education from Ohio State University in 1920. In 1922, he received an M.S. degree from the University of Chicago, and in 1925 he received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Houston then went on to study in Germany on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927, assisting Warner Heisenberg and others in the development of quantum theory. Later, Houston was a National Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Houston was named the second president of the Rice Institute in 1946 after nineteen years on the faculty of the Californian Institute of Technology. When he arrived at Rice, Houston served as both President and a professor of physics. He greatly expanded graduate study and research throughout the Institute. He recognized the value of humanities in making the complete student and he initiated a five-year engineering program under which students took courses in humanities before taking specialized engineering courses. Finally, he established the residential college system. Houston retired in 1961 and was appointed an honorary chancellor of the University [renamed Rice University July 1, 1960], but continued to teach one graduate course, counsel graduate students and conduct research until his death.

Houston made pioneering efforts in the fields of atomic spectroscopy and solid state theory. He was the author of two books: Principles of Mathematical Physics (1934) and Principles of Quantum Mechanics (1951). In addition to these books, Houston wrote dozens of numerous scientific articles.

The United States Navy awarded Houston its Medal of Merit for directing development, during World War II, of the first homing torpedo and for supervising scientific studies that helped improve United States weapon effectiveness in the area of undersea warfare. Houston also served on several national subcommittees to investigate the United States missile and satellite programs, United States atomic energy, and to explore the how the United States could help reorganize the postwar Japanese scientific community.

In addition to his academic career and his consulting for various government agencies and national subcommittees, Houston served on several scientific professional organizations. After having been a Fellow of the American Physical Society for many years, Houston was elected its president in 1962. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Science Board and served as a trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

After retirement from Rice, Houston wintered in the city of Houston, summering in California. He continued his civic leadership and remained active in many community affairs. While on the first of several stops to meet with physicists in Europe, Houston died in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 22, 1968. He had been attending the 111th International Conference on Low-temperature Physics at St. Andrew's University.

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Scope and Contents

The William V. Houston [Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-] Personal Papers document Houston's personal life and academic career beginning with his university education at Ohio State and Chicago in 1925, and continuing with his studies in Munich and Leipzig during 1927 and 1928 and his work at the California Institute of Technology from 1928 until he accepted the presidency of Rice Institute in 1946. Houston accepted the position at Rice with the proviso that he could continue both teaching and research in physics. He retired as President of the University in 1961 and accepted the position of president of The American Physical Society in 1962. Houston's major research interests were in the fields of spectroscopy, theory of solid state, quantum mechanics and superconductivity.

The Houston Personal Papers, made up of correspondence, notebooks, notes, appointment books, clippings and various printed materials and totaling eleven feet 9 inches, are arranged in five series.

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Arrangement

The William V. Houston Personal Papers are arranged in five series:
Series I: Biographical, 1925-1968. 35 inches (4 1/4 document boxes).
Series II: Academic Career, 1926-1968. 29 inches (3 3/4 document boxes).
Series III: Correspondence, 1927-1968, 28 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)
Series IV: Government Agency Work, 1947-1952 24 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)
Series V: Speeches, 1941-1965, 25 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Student papers and grades may not be photocopied.

Permission to publish from these papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion) , 1900-
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion) , 1900-
Subjects (Organizations)
Ohio State University.
Subjects
Atomic spectroscopy
Physics
Mathematical physics
Solid state physics -- Research
Genres
examinations (documents)
corrrespondence
speeches
reports

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William V. Houston Personal Papers, 1925-1968, MS 426, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Papers were a gift of Mildred Houston in 1968, 1969, and 1996.

Processing Information

Minutes, reports and other organizational publications were removed from the folders Memberships on Boards and Committees, within the series Biographical, as they reflected the records of the various organizations and were not annotated by Dr. Houston.

There are two arrangements in the Correspondence series, the first is alphabetical which reflects Houston's filing scheme. The second arrangement is chronological which reflects the processing archivist's filing of stray or individual letters.

Processed by Steve Johns, Intern.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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1-5 Series I: Biographical 1925-1968
35 inches (4 1/4 document boxes).
Scope and Contents note
Arranged alphabetically. This series includes personal information about Houston, including his vita, awards received, correspondence, and his activities while serving on personal and scientific committees and organizations. Also included are records of Dr. Houston's student days, his Guggenheim Fellowship and his vita.
Also present are awards, appointment books, correspondence about community issues and membership dues, copies of his dissertation, a few financial records and details of his memberships on boards and committees. Houston was active on five science foundations and boards as well as several community oriented committees. He served on the Committee on Houston's Future and the Houston Symphony Society, as well as the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the National Academy of Science and the National Science Foundation.
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1 1 Biographical Sketches 1951, 1955, 1958, 1962, n.d.
2 Awards, Honors, Honorary Degrees
Appointment Books
3 1949 - 1950
4 1950 - 1951
5 Clippings 1949 - 1989
6 Correspondence, general
7 Corresp. re: Community Issues 1949, 1950, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1965
8 Corresp. re: Dues and Donations
9 Guggenheim Fellowship Paperwork 1927
10 National Research Fellowship in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 1925, 1926
11 Death 1968-1969
12 Masters and Ph.D. Dissertations 1922, 1925
13 Ph.D. Dissertation, Submitted for Publication 1925
Financial Records
14 Correspondence 1929, 1956-1937, 1942, 1957-60
15 Ledger 1955-1957
16 Tax Returns 1930-1939
16a Inauguration as President of Rice Institute 1946
Memberships on Boards and Committees
American Association of Physics Teachers
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1 17 Correspondence 1959-1963
18 Correspondence 1964-1968
American Institute of Physics
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1 19 Correspondence and Memoranda 1952-1961
20 Correspondence and Memoranda 1962-1968
21 Annual Meetings 1961, 1962
22 Printed Material 1958, 1961-1963
American Physical Society
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2 1 Correspondence and Memoranda 1950-1960
2 Correspondence and Memoranda 1961
3 Correspondence and Memoranda 1962
4 Correspondence and Memoranda 1963-1964
5 Correspondence and Memoranda 1965
6 Correspondence and Memoranda 1962-1968
7 Correspondence regarding Meeting at Rice 1951
8 Correspondence with Karl Darrow 1962
9 Correspondence with Karl Darrow 1962-1963
10 Committee on the Character of American Physical Society Meetings 1961-1963
Committee on Houston's Future
Library Subcommittee
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3 1 Correspondence 1954
2 Reports 1954
Fact Finding Committee, Transit Strike
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3 3 Correspondence, Findings, Agreements 1950
4 Statistical Studies
5-6 Hearings
Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee
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3 7 Health-Hospital Subcommittee 1954
8 Houston Committee on Foreign Relations 1946-1949
9 Houston Symphony Society 1949-1960
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
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3 10 Correspondence and Memoranda 1953-1968
11 International General Assembly, London 1954
12 International General Assembly, Warsaw 1963
13 International General Assembly, Basel 1966
14 Printed Material 1952, 1955, 1966, 1968
National Academy of Sciences
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3 15 General Correspondence and Memoranda 1943-1961
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4 1 General Correspondence and Memoranda 1962-1964
2 General Correspondence and Memoranda 1965-1968
3 Printed Material
4 Committee on Nominations, Correspondence 1962-1964
5 Committee on Nominations, Reports 1962-1964
6 Class I Committee 1965-1968
7 Committee on the Endowment, Correspondence 1965-1966
National Research Council, Committee on Undersea Warfare
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4 8 Correspondence and Memoranda 1946-1949
9 Correspondence and Memoranda 1950-1954
10 Correspondence and Memoranda 1955-1958
11 Correspondence and Memoranda 1959-1967
12 Travel 1957-1961
13 Weapons Panel 1949
14 Air Research and Development Command Woods Hole Committee 1958
National Science Foundation
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4 15 Correspondence and Memoranda 1951-1964
16 Correspondence and Memoranda 1965-1968
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5 1 Advisory Panel for Physics 1953-1960
2 Conference on Low Temp. Chemistry and Physics 1955
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4 3 Travel and Expense 1959-1963
National Science Board
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4 4 Correspondence and Memoranda 1964-1965
5 Correspondence and Memoranda 1959-1963
6 Group Photographs
7 Group Photograph, Unidentified n.d.

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5-9 Series II: Academic Career 1926-1968
29 inches (3 3/4 document boxes).
Scope and Contents note
Arranged alphabetically in five sub-series: Department of Physics, Graduate Students, Teaching, Publications and Research. Information from Houston's teaching career and his research is located in this series.
This series includes exams, grade books, lectures, Physics problems, and student papers from Dr. Houston's days with California Institute of Technology and Rice Institute. Also included in this series are notes and drafts from Houston's two books -- Principles of Mathematical Physics, 1934 and Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 1951, as well as copies of articles he published. Correspondence (located in the Correspondence series) between Houston and several publishers suggest that Houston was working on a book on solid state physics. Finally in this series, there are Houston's research notebooks.
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5 Subseries A: Department of Physics
8 Rice Physics Department Correspondence 1961-1968
Subseries B: Graduate Students
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5 9 California Institute of Technology and Rice, Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows 1933-1968
Subseries C: Teaching
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5 10 Physics Examinations, California Institute of Technology 1930-1941
11 Rice Physics 400 Exams 1965-1966
12 Rice Physics 520 Exams 1965-1968
13 Rice Physics 560-600 Exams 1964-1965
14 Physics 565 Lecture Notes 1948-1949
15 Grade Books 1948-1953
16 Grade Books 1953-1959
17 Grade Books 1959-1966
18 Grade Books 1966-1968
Lectures
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5 19 "Dihedral Group" 1959
20 Solid State Theory 1965
21 Photoelectric Effect, Laws of Conservation n.d.
22 Lecture Notes n.d.
23 Lecture Notes n.d.
24 Lecture/Research Notes n.d.
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6 1 Lecture Notes n.d.
2 Lecture Notes n.d.
Note Cards
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6 3 Physics Problems. Physics Articles n.d.
4 Physics Problems n.d.
5 Physics Problems n.d.
6 Physics Problems, Topics, Articles n.d.
7 Subjects, Articles, Books n.d.
8 Physics Topics, Definitions, Equations n.d.
9 Physics Lecture Slides
10 Student Projects and Papers 1949
11 Student Projects and Papers 1959, n.d.
Subseries D: Publications
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7 1 Publications
2-4 Chapter Drafts. Principles of Mathematical Physics
5-7 Notes and Chapter Drafts. Principles of Quantum Mechanics
8 Draft Titled "Wave Mechanics." Possible Draft of Chapter 3 of Principles of Quantum Mechanics
9 Possible Chapter Drafts, Proposed Book on Solid State Physics
10 Reprints of Journal Articles 1926-1939
11 Reprints of Journal Articles 1940-1967, n.d.
12-14 Essays, California Institute of Technology ca. 1930-1940
15 Essays, Rice Institute ca. 1946-1963
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8 1 Essays n.d.
2 Essays on Quantum Theory n.d.
Subseries E: Research
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8 3 Notes on various physics topics
4 "Neutron Capture and Nuclear Constitution" Niels Bohr. "On the Question of Measurability of Electromagnetic Field Quantities" N. Bohr and L. Rosenfeld n.d.
Research Notebooks
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8 5 The Density Matrix 1965
6 Quantum Mechanics 1961
7 Superconductivity 1961, n.d.
8 1927, n.d.
9 1948, n.d.
10 1964, 1969
11 n.d.
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9 1 n.d.

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Series III: Correspondence 1927-1968
28 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)

Scope and Contents note
Arranged alphabetically in two sub-series: Alphabetical and Chronological. This series contains the bulk of Houston's correspondence and includes some personal, but mostly academic and professional correspondence to and from scientists, organizations, societies, committees, government agencies and publishers. Most of his correspondence regarding memberships on committees and boards is located in the Membership materials in the Biographical Series.
Subseries A: Alphabetical
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9 2 Alpheus Smith Lectures (Harold Nielsen - Ohio State)
3 American Association for the Advancement of Science
4 American Philosophical Society
5 Anderson, Carl
6 Birge, Raymond
7 Bloch, F.
8 Bohr, Niels/Margrethe
9 Bonner, Tom
10 California Institute of Technology
11 Campbell, J. Stuart
12 Carroll, Kieth
13 Congressional Committees
14 Cosmos Club
15 Davis, Leverett
16 Dover Publications
17 Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists
18 Encyclopedia Britannica
19 Encyclopedia Americana
20 Evans, Griffith C.
21 Finkelnburg, Wolfgang
22 Ford Foundation
23 General Electric - Betatron
24 Gibbs, R. C.
25 Harnwell, G. P.
26 Heisenberg, Werner
27 Hsueh, C. W.
28 Hughes Prize
29 International Geophysical Year (1957-1958)
30 Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology
31 Kent, Norton
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10 1 Lane, Eric
2 Lee, Ching Tsung
3 Low Temperature Physics Conference, Paris 1955
4 Low Temperature Physics Conference, Scotland 1968
5 Mandelbrojt, Szolem
6 Marshall, Bill
7 Marshall Plan, Committee for the
8 McAshan, Michael
9 McGraw-Hill Book Company
10 Millikan, Robert A.
11 MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 Naval Ordnance Test Station
13 NASA Grant G-6-59
14 NIH National Institutes of Health
15 Ohio State University
16 Oklahoma, University of
17 Operations Research Office, John Hopkins University
18 Oakridge Institute of Nuclear Studies
19 Oppenheimer, J. Robert
20 Pauli Exclusion Principle
21 Pergamon Press
22 Phi Beta Kappa
23 Phillips, G. C.
24 Philosophical Society of Texas
25 Physical Review 1951-1967
26 Physics Today
27 Publishers, Miscellaneous 1950-1965
28 Recommendations/Evaluations 1948-1964
29 Recommendations/Evaluations 1965-1968
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11 1 Reviews of Books and Articles
2 Richtmyer, F. K.
3 The Rockefeller Institute and Rockefeller University
4 Royal Society of Arts. London, England
5 Scholarship Committee. Schlumberger Corp. 1961-1968
6 Scientific Research Society of America
7 Scientists' Committee on Loyalty Problems
8 Sloan Foundation 1959-1964
9 Smith, Alpheus W.
10 Smith, D. R.
11 Sommerfeld, Arnold
12 Sources - History of Quantum Mechanics
13 Southwest Research Institute (1962-1967)
14 Stratton, S. W.
15 Takamine, T.
16 Taylor, Henry R.
17 Teller, Edward
18 Thermodynamic Temperature Scale (1953-1954)
19 Senator Tower, John
20 United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (1946-1949)
21 University of Chicago Press
22 United States Military Academy Board of Visitors
23 United States Military Academy Curriculum Review (1958-1959)
24 Vallarta, Manuel S.
25 Webster, D. C.
26 Western Reserve University (1946-1947)
27 Wigner, Eugene
28 Wilson, H. A.
Subseries B: Chronological
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11 29 1927-1937
30 1938-1945
31 1946-1955
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12 1 1956-1958
2 1959-1961
3 1962
4 1963-1964
5 1965-1966
6 1967-1968
7 n.d.

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Series IV: Government Agency Work 1947-1952
24 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)

Scope and Contents note
Arranged alphabetically into six series: Department of Defense, Hermes A-3 Missile Project, Naval Research Laboratory, Office of Scientific Research & Development, Reports, and Scientific Advisory Group. This series encompasses Houston's research and consulting for various government projects and includes reports, essays, letters, photographs, diaries and scientific essay reprints from various Japanese scientists.
While working under the auspices of the Office of Scientific Research & Development, Houston worked at Columbia University researching homing devices for torpedoes and other such underwater warfare devices. Due to the classified nature of this research, the bulk of the records in this collection pertain to Houston's continued involvement with this group after World War II and his return to California Institute of Technology. Also while working for the Office of Scientific Research & Development he worked on issues of atomic energy. Houston worked with The Scientific Advisory Group in July and August of 1947. This group, made up of six American scientists, was sent to Japan to make recommendations on the reorganization of the postwar Japanese scientific community.
Subseries A: Department of Defense, Research and Development Board
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12 8 July 1947 - March 1948
9 April 1948
10 May 1948 - July 1948
11 August 1948 - December 1948
12 January 1949 - August 1949
13 September - December 1949
14 1950
15 Printed Material 1947-1949
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13 1 Subseries B: Hermes A-3 Missile Project 1952-1953
Subseries C: Naval Research Laboratory
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13 2 Naval Research Advisory Committee - Synchroton
3 Synchroton (Linear High Energy Accelerator) Proposal
Subseries D: Office of Scientific Research & Development, National Defense Research Committee
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13 4 Columbia University Division of War Research
5 Contract OEM SP - 471 for Research on Atomic Energy
6 Section 16.1 for Optics Research
Subseries E: Reports
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13 7 Atomic Energy for Military Purposes
8 Development and Use of Atomic Energy
Subseries F: Scientific Advisory Group
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13 9 Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) Mission
10 Official Report
11 Correspondence
12 Diary
13 Expenses
14 Visit to The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
15-16 Visit to Keio University
17 Visit to Kyoto University
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14 1 Visit to Kyushu University
2 Visit to Nagoya University
3 Visit to Osaka University; Dr. Masao Sawada; Chemical Laboratory;
4 Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
5 Visit to Tokyo University
6 Visit to Waseda University
7 Other Institutions
8 Recommendations from Japanese Sources
9 Recommendations from National Research Council of Japan
10 Photographs, official
11 Photographs, alpha-numeric numbered
12 Photographs from W. D. Coolidge
13 Japan - film
Printed Material
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14 14 Articles, Pamphlets
15 Autobiography of Dr. Fukuzawa Yukichi
16 Business Cards
17 Maps
18 Reports
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15 1 Travel Guides
2 Guide to Japan
3 Hiroshima, Nagaya, Nagasaki
4 How to Seeā€¦
5 Japan: The Pocket Guide
6 We Japanese vol. 1
7 We Japanese vol. 2
8 Reprints
9 Naoto Kameyama
10 Kiichi Kimura
11 Kohei Kojima
12 Jiro Muto
13 Toshinosuke Muto
14 Von Takeo Nagamiya
15 Otohiko Nomoto
16 Mituro Sato
17 Reprints and Progress Reports by Isamu Nitta and Tokunosuke Watanabe

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Series V: Speeches 1941-1965
25 inches (3 1/3 document boxes)

Scope and Contents note
Arranged chronologically. Includes both his speeches to the academic and professional organizations he was involved with, as well as to civic organizations. The materials reflect Houston's ability to speak to the scientific, public or academic communities, often times about the same subject, but gearing the language to the appropriate level. He was often invited to speak to the public on general science or physics topics, as well as delivering formal papers to fellow scientists.
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15 18 On Newton and Galileo. University of the Redlands. Redlands, CA 1941
19 Chamber of Commerce Dinner 18 April 1946
20 Commencement. California Institute of Technology 21 June 1946
21 Commencement. University of Texas 24 June 1946
22 "The Purpose of a College" Women of Rotary 10 October 1946
23 San Jacinto Chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers 14 October 1946
24 Committee on International Relations 8 November 1946
25 "The Purpose of a College" Kiwanis Club 13 November 1946
26 Science Teachers of Texas State Teachers Association 12 November 1946
27 "Influence of Science on History" 8 December 1946
28 Southeastern Texas Division American Chemical Society 6 March 1947
29 "Contributions of Physics to Philosophy" Houston Philosophical Society 17 April 1947
30 Commencement. University of Houston 29 May 1947
31 "Can Engineering Be Taught in College" Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland Ohio 2 July 1947
32 American Physical Society 28 November 1947
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16 1 "The Faculty Member and the Community" Local Chapter of American Association of University Professors 4 December 1947
2 "Can Engineering Be Taught in College" Texas Society of Professional Engineers 16 January 1948
3 "Atomic Motions of Solid Bodies" University of Texas Chapter of Sigma Chi 10 February 1948
4 Report on the Committee on Basic Physical Sciences. Houston Chamber of Commerce 20 February 1948
5 Address to Faculty and Graduate Students. Texas A&M College 9 March 1948
6 "Some Observations in Occupied Japan" University of Kentucky Phi Beta Kappa 12 March 1948
7 "Education and Service" Dedication of St. John's School 10 April 1948
8 "The Application of Group Theory to the Normal Vibrations of a Cubic Crystal" 23-24 April 1948
9 "Science and National Defense" Dedication of the Variable Angle Launcher. San Gabriel Canyon, CA 7 May 1948
10 Graduation Address. Kinkaid School 21 May 1948
11 "Is Engineering a University Subject?" American Society for Engineering Education 17 June 1948
12 25th Anniversary of the Naval Research Laboratory. Washington, D.C. 2 July 1948
13 Dedication of Synthetic Glycerine. Plant of Shell Chemical Col. Deer Park, TX 16 September 1948
14 Engineering Education. American Society of Electrical Engineers 8 December 1948
15 John McKnitt Alexander Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 11 December 1948
16 Address to Palmer Memorial Church 18 January 1949
17 Remarks to Scandinavian Club 21 February 1949
18 National Academy of Sciences. Washington D.C. 25-27 April 1949
19 "What Is a Professional Education" Certified Public Accountants Meeting 18 May 1949
20 4001st Research and Development Group. Reserve Army Officers 23 May 1949
21 Commencement Address. Louisiana State University 4 June 1949
22 Commencement Address. Baylor University College of Medicine 13 June 1949
23 Address to the Insurance Underwriters 17 June 1949
24 "Physics in the University" Tulane University 26 October 1949
25 "Physics and Physicists" University of Oklahoma 2 November 1949
26 Tau Beta Pi Chapter. A&M College 16 November 1949
27 Frontiers in Physics. Sigma XI Club Installation. University of Houston 1 December 1949
28 "What Physicists Are Doing" Texas Academy of Science. Rice Campus 2 December 1949
29 Grace Methodist Church Supper. Baytown, TX 14 December 1949
30 Engineering and Education. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 28 February 1950
31 Address to Delphian. Past Presidents Group 14 April 1950
32 "Ponderomotive Forces on Superconductors" American Philosophical Society 21 April 1950
33 National Academy of Sciences. Washington D.C. 24-26 April 1950
34 American Physical Society. Washington D.C. 29 April 1950
35 Commencement Address. San Jacinto High School Auditorium 2 June 1950
36 Commencement Address. Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas 5 June 1950
37 Electrical and Magnetic Forces on Superconductivity. Mexico City 22-24 June 1950
38 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 19 October 1950
39 Superconductivity. Dedication of Physics Building, University of Alabama 6 November 1950
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17 1 American Association for the Advancement of Science 27 December 1950
2 Introductions at Great Books Foundation Meeting December 1950
3 Engineers Council. Symposium on Education at College Level 1950
4 Electrical and Magnetic Forces on Superconductors. American Philosophical Society 1950
5 Physics - Ben Franklin Series. University of Pennsylvania 15 February 1951
6 "International Contacts in Education" 20 February 1951
7 Address on Manpower 23 February 1951
8 Address to Education Committee 18 April 1951
9 Installation of Sigma Chi Chapter 9 May 1951
10 Commencement Address. South Texas College 4 June 1951
11 Dedication of New Physics Lab 11 June 1951
12 "The Influence of Science on History" 18 June 1951
13 After Dinner Speech on Research. American Physical Society Meeting 30 November 1951
14 Installation - San Antonio Chapter of the Scientific Research Society of America 7 March 1952
15 American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dinner Meeting 13 March 1952
16 Houston Junior League 1 April 1952
17 Texas Society of Professional Engineers 18 April 1952
18 Commencement Addresses, Lamar High School, St. John's High School 29 May 1952; 30 May 1952
19 Address to Public School Teachers 6 September 1952
20 Opening of Economic Mobilization School 22 September 1952
21 Creative Engineering. Houston Chapter of A.I.E.E. 24 September 1952
22 "Why Universities" 8 January 1953
23 Address to Kiwanis on Atomic Energy 7 January 1953
24 Dedication of the Nuclear Research Laboratory 9 March 1953
25 Public Lecture. Louisiana State University 7 April 1953
26 Remarks at Presbyterian Church 27 September 1953
27 "What is the Rice Institute?" 2 October 1953
28 "Churches and Universities" 2 November 1953
29 "What Should a Child Expect from a University Education?" 10 November 1953
30 Introduction of Dr. Francis Moran 7 December 1953
31 Commencement Address. St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio 28 May 1954
32 General Motors Golden Carnival 23 November 1954
33 "Why Do You Go to School?" St. John's High School 2 December 1954
34 "The Forgotten Scholar" 4 February 1955
35 Keynote Speech. Institute of Radio Engineers 10 February 1955
36 "Physics in Engineering Education" 22 June 1955
37 Graduation Address. Ellington Air Force Base 9 August 1955
38 "Objectives of Engineering Education" 4 October 1955
39 Welcome to Concrete Association 21 November 1955
40 Remarks at St. John's Chapel 1 December 1955
41 "Philosophy in the Twentieth Century" 3 December 1955
42 Banquet Address - A.M.S. and M.A.A. 28 December 1955
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18 1 Award of "Engineer of the Year" Texas Society of Professional Engineers 24 February 1956
2 American Physical Society Meeting 24-25 February 1956
3 "Two Examples of Excellence" University of Houston Honors Day 9 March 1956
4 "A Philosophy for the Twentieth Century" Houston Philosophical Society 15 March 1956
5 Remarks for the Panel at Convocation at Cooper Union 9 October 1956
6 Industrial Research Laboratories Depend on Universities 18 October 1956
7 Address to Kiwanis Luncheon 31 October 1956
8 "The Importance of Excellence" Arts and Science Convocation, University of Missouri 3 December 1956
9 Welcome to Engineering Drawing Meeting 31 January 1957
10 St. John's Chapel 6 February 1957
11 "The Current Shortage of Engineers" Houston Engineers Club 14 May 1957
12 "Science and Education in the Next Decade" Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 8 November 1957
13 Dedication of National Bank of Commerce. San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 16 January 1958
14 Speech at St. John's Chapel 29 January 1958
15 "The Russian Sputnik and the American Schools" Kiwanis Club 19 March 1958
16 Association of Texas Colleges 28 March 1958
17 Remarks at Southwestern Assembly. Ft. Clark, TX 19 April 1958
18 Commencement Address. Southwestern University 2 June 1958
19 "Long Hair in Industry" A.S.E.E. Meeting 27 January 1959
20 Address to Presbyterian Group on the Book of Job 5 April 1959
21 Commencement Address. Lamar High School 2 June 1959
22 "Space Exploration and Education" First Presbyterian Church 11 November 1959
23 Annual Southwest Conference. American Physical Society 4 March 1960
24 Alpheus Smith Lecture. University of Ohio 5 April 1960
25 Speech to the Texas Committee on Higher Education 11 April 1960
26 Commencement Address. University of Texas Medical School 27 May 1960
27 Address Given at Texas Instruments Co. Dinner. Dallas, TX 20 September 1961
28 Commemoration of T. W. Bonner. American Philosophical Society 23 February 1962
29 Some Observations on the Theory of Electrons and Atomic Nuclei in Solids. NYC 24 January 1953
30 Commemoration of T. W. Bonner. International Conference on Fast Neutron Physics 28 February 1963
31 Speech to a Group of Chemists 1964
32 T. W. Bonner Award Presentation. American Physical Society 26 February 1965
33 Some Unsolved Problems of Atomic Physics n.d.

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