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Dix, C. Hewitt (Charles Hewitt), 1905-1984 (Geophysicist)



  • Existence: 1905 - 1984


Background: Caltech Professor of Geophysics, 1948-1973; Caltech alumnus (BS, 1927).


Description: C. Hewitt Dix taught mathematics at Rice for three years after receiving his PhD there. He then worked in industry for several years as a research geophysicist and seismologist. In 1948 he joined the Caltech faculty in geophysics. His research at the Institute was chiefly concerned with investigations of theoretical aspects of the propagation of seismic waves.


Collection Notes: Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1970. Topics covered in Dix's papers include California seismology, quadratic transformations and Texas seismology. Also included are manuscripts, notes, articles, class notes, correspondence and reprints.

Collection size: 14 boxes, 6 linear ft.

Inventory available at the Archives.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

C. Hewitt Dix Papers

Identifier: DixCH
Scope and Contents

The papers include notes and maps of California and Texas seismology, manuscripts, class & field notes, correspondence, and reprints. This collection is partially processed.

Dates: circa 1930-1970

Exploration Geophysics

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00162

Memorial Service

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00163

The Earth And The Planets Conference

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00086

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 4
Collection 1
Geology 2
Manuscript Collection 2
Audio, miscellaneous 1
Memorial 1