Reminiscences of Warren Weaver, 1961


Weaver, Warren, 1894-197 (Interviewee)
Land, Barbara (Interviewer)
Reminiscences of Warren Weaver, 1961
Childhood and family background, Wisconsin; education, University of Wisconsin; World War I Signal Corps; graduate work and teaching; views on home, family, work, religion, collecting ALICE IN WONDERLAND; Division of Natural Sciences, Rockefeller Foundation, 1932; experimental biology programs; Paris office, Rockefeller Foundation; European travel; detailed discussion of foundation programs and pro cedures; World War II: National Defense Research Committee, 1940-46: range finders, fuses, bomb sights, gun directors, electrical predictors, computers; Applied Mathematics Panel; England, 1941; sequential testing; machine translations; Rockefeller agricultural work in Latin America and India; European refugee scientists; Vice President for Natural and Medical Sciences; Sloan-Kettering Institute; Sloan Foundation; security problems and procedures; science writing and reporting; impressions of Robert Millikan, Max Mason, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Raymond Fosdick, Linus Pauling, George W. Beadle, Harold Urey, Ernest Lawrence, Henry Tizard, John Cockcroft, Norbert Wiener, Niels Bohr, Alfred P. Sloan. There is only audio for two segments of the interview; it corresponds to pages 1-9 and 450-467 of the transcript
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Rockefeller Foundation oral history collection
Mathematicians; Executives; Book collecting; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Endowment of research; World War, 1939-1945--Science; Agriculture--International cooperation; Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978; Rockefeller Foundation; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development; United States. Council of National Defense
oral histories; sound recordings
Note (Biographical)
Foundation executive, mathematician
Interviewed by Barbara Land
Note (Provenance)
Warren Weaver, Gift 1961
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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