George Preston Bacon Papers, 1930 -- 1939


This collection has:

3.6 Cubic Feet

George Preston Bacon (1866-September 17, 1941) was Professor of Physics (1919-1929), Dean of the Engineering School (1929-1936), and Professor of Physics Emeritus (1936) at Tufts University. The Bacon High Energy Physics Laboratory, a former cheese factory, was acquired by the University in the late 1960s and named in honor of Professor Bacon. He had two daughters, Dorothy Bacon (economics professor at Smith College) and Ruth E. Bacon, the first female officer of a State Department geographical bureau, one son, and one granddaughter, Hanna Bacon Chace, married to Thomas Angell Chace.

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