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    Finding aid prepared by Processed by Special Collections staff; Compiled by Margaret Goesfeld; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives Stanford University Libraries. 557 Escondido Mall Stanford, California, 94305 Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu 1997 Note This encoded finding aid is compliant with Stanford EAD Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.0.

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    Title: Frederick Emmons Terman papers Identifier/Call Number: SC0160 Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives Language of Material: English Physical Description: 110.0 Linear feet Date (inclusive): 1920-1978 creator: Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982 creator: Terman, Frederick Emmons,, 1900-1982. Information about Access None. Ownership & Copyright Copyright has been transferred to Stanford University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. Cite As [Identification of item], Frederick Emmons Terman Papers (SC0160). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif. Bibliography Alumni Almanac (Stanford), May 1970. "Herbert Hoover medal to Frederick Terman." American Men and Women of Science. 14th edition. New York : R. R. Bowker, 1980. Blakeslee, Sandra. "Stanford to honor Fred Terman at Engineering Center October 6," Campus Report (Stanford), 5 October 1977. Blum, Walter, "The Grand Vizier of the age of electronics: Terman of Stanford," San Francisco Examiner, 24 March 1963. Buzan, John, "Terman to retire from his position as V.P. and Provost," Stanford Daily, 25 May 1965. Bylinsky, Gene. "California's great breeding ground for industry," Fortune, June 1974. Bylinsky, Gene. The Innovation Millionaires: how they succeed. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. "Hewletts, Packards main donors to Terman Engineering Center." Campus Report (Stanford), 18 April 1973. Elder, Rob. "The man who discovered electronic gold at Stanford," San Jose Mercury-News, 2 October 1977. Glover, Frederic O. "Dr. Terman's paper trail," Sandstone and Tile, Winter, 1979. The International Who's Who. 43rd edition. London : Europa Publications, 1980. Medeiros, Frank A. "The Sterling years at Stanford: a study in the dynamics of institutional change," Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1979. Moffat, Samuel. "Bridge to the future," The Stanford Magazine, Fall/Winter 1976. Paine, Adelaide. "Dr. Frederick Emmons Terman: Vice President, Provost, Stanford University," The Microwave Journal, March 1961. Rivers, William L. "Terman of Stanford," Stanford Today, Autumn 1965. Rummell, Frances V.and Paine, Adelaide."He searches for 'steeples of talent," Reader's Digest, December 1962. "Stanford Engineering School helps draw industry to the area." Palo Alto Times. 29 February 1956. Rummell, Frances V.and Paine, Adelaide."Stanford's talent scout extraordinary." Salzman, Ed. "One man sparks Peninsula electronics boom," Oakland Tribune, May 1961. Seagoe, May V. Terman and the gifted. Los Altos, Calif. : William Kaufmann, 1975. "Frederick Emmons Terman." Stanford Engineering News, July 1965. Terman, Sibyl W. "Personality of the month: F. E. Terman," The Link (Stanford Electronics Laboratories), December 1955. Wascher, Jim. "New engineering center planned," Stanford Daily, 18 April 1973. Who's Who in America. 41st edition. Chicago : Marquis Publishers, 1980. 1900 Born in English, Indiana on June 7, son of Lewis Madison and Anna Belle Minton Terman.

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    1905 Moves with family from Indiana to California. 1910 Settles permanently at Stanford when Lewis Terman joins Stanford Education Department faculty. 1914 Begins experimenting with radio as a "ham" operator. 1920 A.B. in Chemistry from Stanford University. 1922 Engineer's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. 1924 Sc.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. Offered teaching position at M.I.T., but because of first onset

    of tuberculosis, declines appointment. 1925 Begins half-time teaching in Stanford E. E. Department. 1926 Begins full-time teaching at Stanford. 1927 Appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Co-authors Transmission Line Theory with W. S.

    Franklin. 1928 Marries Sibyl Walcutt, graduate student in psychology, on March 22. 1929 Birth of Frederick Walcutt Terman, March 10. 1930 Appointed Associate Progessor of Electrical Engineering. 1931 Birth of Terrence Christopher Terman, September 3. 1932 Publishes book, Radio Engineering. 1935 Publishes Measurement in Radio Engineering. 1935 Birth of Lewis Madison Terman, August 26. 1937 Becomes full professor and Executive Head of Electrical Engineering Department. 1938 Publishes-Fundamentals of Radio. 1940 Publishes Radio and Vacuum Tube Theory. 1941 Elected President of the Institute of Radio Engineers. 1942 -45 Director of the Harvard Radio Research Laboratory, engaged in military research on radar countermeasures. 1943 Publishes Radio Engineers's Handbook. 1944 Appointed Dean of Stanford's School of Engineering, succeeding Samuel B. Morris. 1945 Awarded honorary Sc-D. from Harvard University. 1946 Decorated by the British government for wartime research. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 1948 Receives Presidential Medal of Merit. 1950 Awarded Medal of Honor by the Institute of Radio Engineers. 1952 Co-authors Electronic Measurements with Joseph M. Pettit. 1953 Elected chairman of the Engineering Section of the National Academy of Sciences. 1955-65 Provost of Stanford University. 1959-65 Vice-President of Stanford. 1964 Acting President of Stanford University, February to August. 1965 Becomes Emeritus, August 31. 1965 Engineering Building 500 named the Frederick Emmons Terman Laboratory. 1965 Receives "Distinguished Citizen's Award" from the city of Palo Alto. 1965 Tours U.S.S.R. as a member of three-man delegation sponsored by U.S. Office of Education to study scientific

    and engineering education in Russia. 1970 Receives Stanford Alumni Association's Herbert Hoover Medal for Distinguished Service. 1973 Elected President of the Society of the Sigma Xi. 1975 Death of Sibyl Terman on July 23. 1975 Awarded Korea's Order of Civil Merit Medal by President Chung-hee

    Park. 1976 Receives National Medal of Science from President Gerald Ford. 1977 Donates his campus home to the University to establish educational research fund in honor of his late wife,

    Sibyl Walcutt Terman. 1977 Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Center dedicated October 6. 1978 Receives Stanford Associates Uncommon Man Award. 1982 Died at his home on the Stanford Campus, December 19, 1982. FREDERICK E. TERMAN PROFESSIONAL AND FRATERNAL AFFILIATIONS

    1. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2. American Institute of Electrical Engineering (now IEEE). Fellow. 3. American Philosophical Society. 4. American Society for Engineering Education.

    1. Vice-President and Chairman of Administrative Council, 1949-51.

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    2. Lamme Medal, 1964. 3. Honorary Member, 1966. 4. "Hall of Fame," 1968.

    5. Ampex Corporation. Board of Directors, 1953-64. 6. Army Advisory Committee on Contractual and Administrative Procedures for Research and Development, 1948. 7. Army Electronics Proving Ground. Advisory Council, 1954-57. 8. Audio Engineering Society. Honorary member, 1955. 9. California Academy of Sciences. Fellow. 10. California Co-ordinating Council for Higher Education. Consultant, 1967-68. 11. Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Consultant, 1966-67; 1970. 12. Committee on Higher Education in the State of New York. Consultant, 1960. 13. Defense Science Board, 1957-58. 14. Department of Commerce

    1. Industrial Research and Development Division. Consultant, 1946-47. 2. Patent Panel, 1963.

    15. Department of Defense. 1. Special Technical Advisory Group, 1950-53. 2. T.A.P.E.C. Committee, 1953-56.

    16. Dreyfus Foundation. Chairman, Special Advisory Committee to Trustees, 1969- 17. Eta Kappa Nu. 18. Granger Associates. Board of Directors, 1963- 19. Harvard University. Visiting Committee, 1970- 20. Harvard Radio Research Laboratory. Director, 1942-45. 21. Hewlett-Packard Company.

    1. Board of Directors, 1957-73. 2. Director Emeritus, 1973-

    22. Industry Committee for a Graduate Center for Science and Technology in New Jersey. Consultant, 1955-66 23. Institute for Defense Analysis. Trustee, 1965-73. 24. Institute for Science and Technology (New Jersey). Executive Committee, 1966-68. 25. Institute of Radio Engineers (now IEEE)

    1. Director, 1940-43. 2. Vice-President, 1940. 3. President, 1941. 4. Medal of Honor, 1950. 5. Founder's Award, 1962.

    26. Korean Institute for Advanced Science. Trustee, 1973. 27. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Visiting Committee, 1970- 28. National Academy of Engineering. Founding member. 29. National Academy of Sciences.

    1. Ad Hoc Committee on Tes