DuBridge, Lee Alvin (Caltech President, Physicist)
- Existence: 1901 - 1994
Background: President of Caltech, 1946-1969; member then chairman of the President's Science Advisory Committee, 1951-1958; Science Advisor to Richard Nixon, 1969-1970.
Description: A scientist and administrator of international renown, DuBridge brought together science and government to initiate the long period of postwar growth at Caltech. Under his guidance, the campus grew to ninety acres from thirty, its endowment to more that $100 million from $17 million, and the faculty to 550 members from 260. Two major events during his tenure were the dedication of the 200-inch telescope on Palomar Mountain and the opening of Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Collection Notes: Oral history, 1981. This 76-page oral history covers various aspects of DuBridge's tenure as president including the transition and his relationship with Millikan, the Linus Pauling controversy, founding of the Caltech Associates, fundraising, appointmets, new buildings, the Vista project, and the Tsien affair.
Presidental papers, 1940s-1970s. This vast collection covers all aspects of DuBridge's 23-year tenure as president.
Collection size: 238 boxes, 105 linear ft.
Finding aid available at the Archives.
Photo of Lee A. DuBridge (PhotoNet).
Also see: Caltech Committee Files.
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Published in Physics in Perspective 5 (2003): 281-309. A lightly edited version of the original interview with Judith R. Goodstein, Feb. 20, 1981.
Published in Physics in Perspective 5 (2003): 174-205. A lightly edited version of the original interview with Judith R. Goodstein, Feb. 19, 1981.
A revised version of the Lee DuBridge Oral History Interview with Judith Goodstein (first part), 1981. This version published in Physics in Perspective 5 (2003), 174-205. Archives web version available.
A revised version of the Lee DuBridge Oral History Interview with Judith Goodstein (second part), 1981. This version published in Physics in Perspective 5 (2003), 281-309. Archives web version available.
Memoir by Lee A. DuBridge, in two parts:
Part I: Personal
Part II: Professional
Bound as one volume.
6 folders: retirement, 1968; inauguration, 1946; clippings; biographical data; Rochester Symposium, 1984, Dale Corson talk; miscellaneous in Z11. DuBridge speeches in Z12-Z13.
Contains miscellaneous corrspondence and releases, 1946-1953