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Allen, Clarence R. (Geologist, Geophysicist)



  • Existence: 2222 - 2222


Background: Caltech Professor of Geophysics and Geology, 1955-1990 (Emeritus 1990- ); Acting Chairman, Division of Geology, 1967-1968; Interim Director, Seismological Laboratory, 1965-1967; Caltech alumnus (MS, 1951; PhD, 1954).
Biographical/Historical Collection Notes: Oral History 1994. A 53-page personal history with David Valone which covers youth and education in Southern California; graduate study of San Andreas Fault; combined interest in field geology, seismology and geophysics. Reminiscences of B. Gutenberg, C. Richter, H. Benioff, R. Sharp, F. Press; Caltech's Seismology Laboratory.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Air Talk with Clarence Allen, 1991-03-20

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection is divided according to the recording type: audio and video then ordered chronologically. Each recording includes an interview with either Caltech faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, JPL scientists or administrators. It also includes features such as Caltech Almanac -a detailed look at some of the many interesting people, places and discoveries in Caltech’s history-, Caltech Calendar -a listing of upcoming public events on campus- and Caltech in the News....
Dates: 1991-03-20

Interview with Clarence R. Allen, 04-01-1994 - 04-04-1994

Scope and Contents An interview in two sessions in April 1994 with Clarence R. Allen, emeritus professor of geology and geophysics in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. Dr. Allen matriculated at Reed College in 1942, then spent three years (1943 to 1946) in the Army Air Corps before returning to graduate with a major in physics. He entered Caltech as a graduate student in geophysics in 1949 (MS, 1951; PhD in structural geology and geophysics, 1954). After a year as assistant professor at the...
Dates: 04-01-1994 - 04-04-1994