George Preston Bacon Papers, 1930 -- 1939


Title: George Preston Bacon Papers
Dates: 1930 -- 1939
Creator: Bacon, George Preston
Call Number: MS047
Size: 3.6 Cubic Feet
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
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This collection includes notebooks, notes, a leatherbound scrapbook, and one VHS videotape from Bacon's time as a student and faculty member at Tufts in the Department of Physics, the College of Engineering and the Bromfield Pearson School.


This collection is unprocessed.


Biographical / Historical

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.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is minimally processed.

Custodial History

Additional information may be found in George Preston Bacon's Vertical File.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Bacon, George Preston
  • Dept. of Physics
  • College of Engineering
  • Bromfield-Pearson School
  • Faculty papers

Series Description

  1. Unprocessed accessions, 1930 -- 1939