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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Robert Leroy Platzman Papers 1944-1952

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Platzman, Robert Leroy. Papers

Dates:

1944-1952

Size:

.1 linear ft (1 folder)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Robert Leroy Platzman, physicist, chemist, teacher. The Robert Leroy Platzman Papers consist of a greeting card from James Franck, three cards from Arthur H. Compton on behalf of the Metallurgical Laboratory, and a carbon copy of a letter to Eugene Rabinowitch regarding the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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Citation

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

Biographical Note

Robert Leroy Platzman was born on August 23, 1918 to Alfred and Rose (Kaufman) Platzman. He attended the University of Chicago, receiving his B.S. (1937), S.M. in Physics (1940), and Ph.D. in Chemistry (1942). In the 1940s Platzman worked in the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Platzman was Associate professor of Physics at Purdue University (1949-1958), senior physicist at Argonne National Laboratory (1958-1965). He became Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Chicago in 1966.

Platzman married Eva Maria Platzman in 1947. The couple had three children: Loren Kerry, Elena Maria, and Kenneth Rainer.

Robert Leroy Platzman died on July 2, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois.

Scope Note

The Robert Leroy Platzman Papers consist of a greeting card from James Franck, three cards from Arthur H. Compton on behalf of the Metallurgical Laboratory, and a carbon copy of a letter to Eugene Rabinowitch regarding the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Related Resources

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

Franck, James, Papers

Records of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1945-1988

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

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Greeting card from James Franck, 1952
  • Card "To Members of the Metallurgical Project" from Arthur H. Compton, 1944
  • Card "Members of the Metallurgical Project" From Arthur H. Compton, 1945
  • Card, "Dear 'Forty-Niner'" from Arthur H. Compton, n.d.
  • Letter (carbon copy), to Eugene Rabinowitch, includes list of people potentially
  • interested in receiving Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1947