Guide to the Department of Physics, Reports, Contract NOBS 28373. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships

Collection Title: Department of Physics, Reports, Contract NOBS 28373. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
Dates: 1945-1950
Identification: 11/3/21/5
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series concerns contractual work performed from 1945-1950 at Northwestern University's Department of Physics on behalf of the Navy Department, Bureau of Ships, Contract NObs 28373. Walter S. Huxford, Professor of Physics, served as Director. The series consists of Monthly Progress Reports, Memorandum Reports, and Summary Reports.
Acquisition Information: These Reports were separated from the Robert J. Cashman Papers (Series 11/3/21/4) on Dec. 3, 1993, as Acc. #93-192.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, February, 1994.
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

Scope and Content

Work on infrared communication at Northwestern University's Department of Physics was transferred on November 30, 1945, from the Office of Scientific Research and Development Contract OEMsr 990 to the Navy Department, Bureau of Ships, Contract NObs 28373, with Walter S. Huxford, Professor of Physics, remaining as Director. The contract ended on June 30, 1950.

The Vol.1, Monthly Progress Reports, contains brief accounts of the various projects carried out under this contract. Also bound into these volumes are several longer reports on specific materials, e.g., “Gross-Modulation in the 100 watt cesium lamp,” (following the Monthly Progress Report for Dec. 15, 1946, to Jan. 31, 1947”), lists of tubes constructed, and graphs. Reports covering longer periods of time are irregularly included, e.g., 1946-1947, as Monthly Progress Report for Jan., 1948. Vol. 1 concludes with an eighteen page “Contractor's Final Report on Light Beam Communication Systems” covering the period Dec., 1945, to June, 1950. Vols. 2-4 contain Memorandum Reports and Vol.5 contains Summary Reports. Vols. 2 and 5 respectively contain complete lists of the Memorandum Reports and the Summary Reports.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Physics and Astronomy

United States. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Ships

Personal Name

Huxford, Walter Scott, 1892-1958

Subjects

Infrared radiation--Military applications--United States

Military research--Illinois--Evanston

Research and development contracts, Government--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Vol. I, Monthly Reports, Dec. 1, 1945 - June 30, 1950Box 1, Folder 1
  • Vol. II, Memorandum Reports, nos. 1-18, Feb. 1946 -- Oct. 1947Box 1, Folder 2
  • Vol. III, Memorandum Reports, nos. 19-27, Nov. 1947 -- May 1949Box 1, Folder 3
  • Vol. IV, Memorandum Reports, nos. 28-32, July 1949 -- Feb. 1950Box 1, Folder 4
  • Vol. V, Summary Reports nos. I-VI, Jan. 1947 -- June 1950Box 2, Folder 1