Guide to the Rudolf Frerichs (1901-1982) Papers

Collection Title: Rudolf Frerichs (1901-1982) Papers
Dates: 1947-1983
Identification: 22/4/12
Creator: Frerichs, Rudolf, 1901-
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Frerichs came to Northwestern in 1947, at the request of Prof. Robert J. Cashman, to work as a research investigator in the Department of Physics. In 1952 he joined Prof. Huxford's project, in the same department. In 1956 Frerichs was appointed to the faculty as a professor of electrical engineering in the Technological Institute. This small collection of Frerichs papers includes biographical materials, correspondence, and research files, and spans the period 1947 to 1983 with most of the material falling between 1947 and 1965.
Acquisition Information: Separated from the Robert J. Cashman Papers (11/3/21/4) and from the Northwestern University Archives Biographical Files.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, September 1993
Separated Materials: None.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Rudolf Frerichs was born on April 4, 1901, in Cologne, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1924 from the University of Bonn.

Frerichs came to Northwestern in 1947, at the request of Prof. Robert J. Cashman, to work as a research investigator in the Department of Physics. In 1952 he joined Prof. Huxford's project, in the same department. In 1956 Frerichs was appointed to the faculty as a professor of electrical engineering in the Technological Institute. In 1969 he became emeritus.

On June 27, 1935, Frerichs married Gisela Katharina Marek in Berlin. The couple had a daughter, Almut, born May 4, 1938, and a son, Ralph, born October 3, 1942.

Frerichs' interests have dealt with ultraviolet research, new light sources, the development of the cadmium-sulfide photoconductive cell, the discovery of infrared-transmitting arsenic-trisulfide glass, low-pressure xenon arc tubes, and the production of superconducting films.

Frerichs died on November 27, 1982.

Scope and Content

This small collection of papers spans the period 1947 to 1983 with most of the material falling between 1947 and 1965.

The biographical materials include curricula vitae and bibliographies.

The correspondence deals with research questions but is primarily concerned with Frerichs' appointments and salaries.

The research files consist wholly of reports written on various contracts with the U.S. Navy.

Subjects

Personal Name

Frerichs, Rudolf, 1901-

Subjects

Physics--Research


Container List / Contents

  • Biographer's Data, 1956-1982Box 1, Folder 1
  • Biography: Newspaper Clippings, 1956-1982Box 1, Folder 2
  • Correspondence, 1947-1993Box 1, Folder 3
  • Research Papers, 1950-1953Box 1, Folder 4
  • Research Reports with the U.S. Department of Navy, 1949-1952Box 1, Folder 5