- Letter from Harris M. Chadwell, Chief of Division 19 of the National Defense Research Committee, to LP, cc: Mr. Richter and Colonel Shaw. Lists the materials that Colonel Shaw would like to have 6 copies of, in closing out the work of the Technical Operations Division of the Office of Censorship and asks if he would return all of the copies, except one, of the listed reports. Also asks LP to prepare a final report covering the work that was done in his laboratory since the issuance of his July 17th report. Asks LP if he feels anything would be gained by preparing a summarizing report. LP Safe: Drawer 3, Folder 3.016
- Letter from LP to Dr. Charles Coryell RE: Informs him that he has given Coryell's letter of August 21st to Dean Franklin Thomas, who will look into the matter of publicity surrounding atomic research. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #68.2, file:(Coryell, Charles D., 1928, 1936-1941, 1945, 1948-1950, 1954, 1956-1958, 1960-1963, 1968-1970)]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Charles Coryell. [Letter from Coryell to LP August 17, 1945] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #68.2, file:(Coryell, Charles D., 1928, 1936-1941, 1945, 1948-1950, 1954, 1956-1958, 1960-1963, 1968-1970)]
August 24, 1945
Dr. Charles D. Coryell
Monsanto Chemical Company
P. O. Box 1991
Knoxville 11, Tennessee
I am glad to say, in answer to your letter of August 17, that we are willing to allow you another month before making your decision between Caltech and UCIA. Moreover, I believe that there would be no objection to your continuing your work at the Clinton Laboratories for eight to twelve months more; I have not taken up this question with anyone here.
On Tuesday we had a luncheon at the Athenaeum, attended by twenty members of the chemistry and chemical engineering staff, in honor of Professor J. E. Bell, who has retired. He is going to teach during the next nine months at Rollins College in Florida. Everyone present at the luncheon gave a talk, and there was considerable discussion of freshman chemistry. We shall continue to discuss the matter of the teaching of freshman chemistry, and shall no doubt from time to time change our methods.
I trust that it will be possible for me to continue to take part in the leaching of freshman chemistry, and to give a good share of the freshman lectures, as I am at present.
You may have heard that there has been some change in the administration of the Institute. Drs. Millikan, Munro, and Mason have resigned as members of the Executive Council, which is now called the Executive Committee. The president of the Executive Committee is the president of the Board of Trustees. There are five faculty members - Tolman, Houston, Clark Millikan, Wallace Sterling, and I - and five trustee members, including the president. It is planned, from my understanding, to appoint a president of the Institute later on. I feel sure that everything will work out well here.
There is not too much that I can say about the plans of the Physics Division. It is my understanding that Oppenheimer has been asked to change from part-time to full-time appointment as Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute. Lauritsen and Fowler, of course, will continue in nuclear work, and Anderson, Neher, and others of our physicists will no doubt work in this or closely related fields. I know nothing about plans for bringing in other men.