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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charles F. Richter Science Fiction Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1978-00021

Charles Richter Oral History Interview with Ann Scheid [sound recording], 1978-02-15 - 1978-09-01

Scope and Contents Interview in 1978 with Charles F. Richter, professor of seismology emeritus, in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. A pioneer in seismology and active in the seismology and earthquake engineering fields for over fifty years, Richter's name is known for the earthquake magnitude scale he developed in the 1930s for local earthquakes. Richter received his PhD from Caltech in 1928. In 1937 he joined the Caltech faculty and worked alongside Harry Wood in the Seismological...
Dates: 1978-02-15 - 1978-09-01

Charles F. Richter Papers

Identifier: RichterCF
Scope and Contents

The Charles Richter papers include personal and professional correspondence, unpublished talks, class and lecture notes, technical notes and data, Caltech Seismology laboratory material, and reprints. The supplement from 2000 includes diplomas, a diary (1960), Richter's science fiction collection, and miscellaneous documents donated by Clarence Allen, that were integrated into the collection.

Dates: 1839-1984