- Letter from Francis H. Russell, Director, Office of Public Affairs, to LP. RE: Invites him to participate in the National Conference on Human Rights. Encloses a preliminary agenda of the meeting. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.2]
- Letter from LA DuBridge, President to LP RE: Thanks for his letter regarding the unauthorized use of the name of the Institutes. Sees no harm in such use, the harm comes when the Institute's name is made in connection with political affairs and such. [Letter from LP to President LA DuBridge October 6, 1949] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia, California Institute of Technology: Assorted Financial Materials: 1945-1965: Box #1.032, Folder 32.2]
- Letter from LP to Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary. RE: Appoints Baxter to represent the ACS at the inauguration of Jacobs at University of Denver. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Victor K. La Mer, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, RE: Replies that they do not plan to repeat their vapor pressure or vapor density studies on sulfur, but feel that it would be worth while. Notes that he and Schomaker are considering investigating the structure of S6 in vapor state by electron diffraction. [Letter from La Mer to LP October 6, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #212.4, file:(LaMer, Victor K.)]
- Letter from LP to G. J. Harris. [Letter from Harris to LP September 29, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #165.14, file:(H: Correspondence, 1949]
October 12, 1949
DR. G. J. Harris
Dear Dr. Harris:
I am interested to read your letter of September 29, in which you suggest that universities agree to increase the number of postgraduate students only when more professors are available.
Perhaps it would be worth while for the universities to go on a strike in this way. I don't know whether you are proposing that the professors form an organization and refuse to work unless fewer postgraduate students are admitted, or whether you are proposing that the administrators take this action. Some state universities are required by law to admit all qualified students (residents of the state) who apply.
You no doubt know that the suggestion that you make about restricting the number of graduate students runs counter to the recommendations in both the Bush report and in the Steelman report. The policy seems to me to be similar to that which has been followed in some parts of the world of handling the problem of the shortage of elementary schools by having a large fraction of the children fail to attend school, rather than by increasing the number of schools.
- Letter from LP to Prof. Henry Eyring, University of Utah, RE: States that they do not have funding for Dr. Kwoh to come the Cal Tech as a post-doctoral fellow. [Letter from LP to Eyring August 2, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #200.14, file:(K: Correspondence, 1949)]
- Memo from Dr. Robert Corey to LP RE: Discusses Nowacki's request to publish figures from papers at Cal Tech. Suggests he wait to publish his book until the papers are published and then refer directly to the journal articles. [Letters from Nowacki to LP September 27, 1949, November 29, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #277.15, file:(Nowacki, Werner)]
- Telegram from LP to Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary. RE: Informs him that he would like to appoint Oscar Rice for the Duke Installation. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.2]
- Writes cheque to “Roy Edwards Laundry” $3.44 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.074, folder 74.1, item 1]