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George Braxton Pegram papers, 1903-1958. 

Creator: 
Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958.
Phys. Desc: 
95 document boxes
Call Number: 
MS#0986
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Nuclear physicist, professor of physics, and Dean of Graduate Faculties at Columbia University. Pegram, a prominent nuclear physicist, conducted a great deal of defense-related research and was responsible for the famous meeting between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American nuclear scientists prior to World War II that eventually led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, and subject files on most aspects of Pegram's career. Also, a large quantity of research notes made by Lucy J. Hayner (1898-1971), Professor Emeritus of Physics at Columbia University, who was writing a history of Columbia's Physics Dept., 1905-1954, can be found in folders throughout the collection.