University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
4 cartons Linear feet: 5.0
Consists of correspondence, writings, along with professional and personal papers reflecting his career in scientific research and his role as a pioneer in science education. Also included are materials regarding his investigation by the U.S. Congress House Committee on Un-American Activities, and correspondence, writings and biographical materials about his brother J. Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist and director of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government's program to develop the atomic bomb. The bulk of this collection relates to Frank Oppenheimer's professional and academic research in the fields of education and physics in the years prior to his founding of the Exploratorium, the highly innovative, hands-on science museum in San Francisco, Calif., in 1969. Subseries 3.2: Research, 1944-1970, n.d. Research is further divided into Projects and Papers Projects includes materials relating to Oppenheimer's work in physics, and consists primarily of technical papers concerning research on the Berkeley Proton Nuclear Accelerator, cosmic rays, and bubble chambers, as well as correspondence and secrecy orders regarding patents for inventions created by Oppenheimer while under contract to the government. Research notes are also included.