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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Francis W. Test Papers 1923-1973

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Test, Francis W. Papers

Dates:

1923-1973

Size:

2 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Francis W. Test was a Chicago patent lawyer with a background in engineering who conducted legal work related to the Manhattan Project. This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs related to Test's career and family life.

Information on Use

Access

Open for research. No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Test, Francis W. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Francis W. Test was a Chicago patent lawyer with a background in engineering, who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Born in 1910, he died in 1951.

Scope Note

This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs related to Test's career and family life. Material related to the Manhattan Project includes a certificate of Test's contribution, and a commemorative lapel pin. A variety of formal and informal photographs, most of which are unidentified, are also found. This collection also includes genealogical and biographical material about Test's extended family, as well as diplomas and other items of his wife, Ruth G. Riefling Test.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Fermi, Enrico. Collection

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Correspondence, memorabilia and copies of death certificate, 1923-1973

Box 1    Folder 2

University of Michigan commencement program, 1933

Box 1    Folder 3

Ruth G. Riefling, diplomas, 1936

Box 1    Folder 4

U.S. Naval Officer commission, application, correspondence and photographs, ca. 1943

Box 1    Folder 5

World War II ration books, ca. 1943

Box 1    Folder 6

Manhattan Project memorabilia, ca. 1945

Box 1    Folder 7

Biographical material, 1948-1951

Box 1    Folder 8

Fermi, Enrico et al., nuclear reactor patent, 1955

Box 1    Folder 9-10

Photographs, ca. 1940s