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Lauriston S. Taylor Radiation Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1816

This collection documents Lauriston S. Taylor's work with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the International Committee on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU), where he served as chairman from 1956 to 1969 and was then named Honorary Chairman and Member Emeritus.

Dates

  • 1908-1989

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

19.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection documents Lauriston S. Taylor's work with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the International Committee on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU), where he served as chairman from 1956 to 1969 and was then named Honorary Chairman and Member Emeritus.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lauriston S. Taylor was born on June 1, 1902 in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his AB from Cornell University in 1926, a DSc from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, and a DSc from St. Procopius College in 1965. He also completed postgraduate work at Columbia University in 1930 and at Cornell University in 1931. Taylor began working for the National Bureau of Standards in 1927. He eventually earned a number of leadership positions in this organization, including chief of the X-ray section (1940-1949), chief of the proving grounds section (1941-1942), assistant chief of the ordnance development division (1942-1943), assistant chief of the optics (later the atomic physics) division (1948-1951), chief of the Radiation Physical Laboratory (1949-1951), chief of the atomic and radiation physics division (1951-1960), and chief of the radiation physics division (1960-1962). He also served as a consultant to the U. S. government on several occasions. Taylor died on November 26, 2004 in Maryland.

Taylor married Azulah Frances Walker (d. 1972) on December 28, 1925 and the couple had two children: Lauriston Sale (d. 1992) and Nelson Walker Taylor.

Arrangement

Collection consists of 13 boxes divided into six series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Reprints
  2. Series II: Other Papers
  3. Series III: International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU)
  4. Series IV: Handbooks and Other Publications
  5. Series V: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
  6. Series VI: Reference Publications

Acquisition Note

Lauriston S. Taylor donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in 1990.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480