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Arthur Kantrowitz papers

Identifier: MS-1097

  • Staff Only


The papers of Arthur Kantrowitz contain personal and professional correspondence, scientific reports and writings by Kantrowitz and others, photographs, notebooks, lecture notes, talks and speeches, clippings and other publications, patents, models, awards, audio and visual materials, calculations and research. The material chronicles Kantrowitz's involvement with nuclear fusion, laser propulsion into orbit, the idea of a science court, coronary assist device research, magneto hydrodynamic power generation, shock tubes, AVCO Everett Research Laboratory, and teaching at Dartmouth College. Correspondents include Edward Teller, Jonathan Coopersmith, H. Sixsmith, John Strohbehn, Peter E. Glaser, Barry M. Casper, Allen Mazur, Florence Feinberg, Ernest D. Klema, Roger D. Masters, Dorothy Nelkin, and Nelson Rockefeller.


  • 1934 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


71.5 linear ft. (47 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Arthur R. Kantrowitz (1913-2008), scientist and engineer. The collection contains bound scientific reports, correspondence, lectures, photographs, audio cassettes, patents, clippings, notebooks, writings, awards and research materials and chronicles Kantrowitz's involvement with defense and medical technology, aerospace, electric power generation, and scientific debate.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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