Artifact Details

Title

Terman, Lewis reminiscences of Fred Terman : oral history

Catalog Number

102702372

Type

Text

Date

2010-04-15

Contributor

Gruca, Ken, Videographer
Remacle, Rosemary, Interviewer
Terman, Lewis, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

22 p.

Description

This oral history recounts the life of Fred Terman through the eyes of his son, Lewis. Lewis focuses on the achievements of his father starting with his time as a EE professor at Stanford and a well-known author on radio electronics. Fred Terman then became head of the Radio Research Lab in Boston during WWII where his organization made significant contributions to the Allied radar and radar jamming tools during the war. At the end of the war, he returned to Stanford as Chair of the Engineering School where he led Stanford’s rise to the top in engineering education. Fred Terman finished his Stanford career as Provost of the University from 1955 to 1965, taking pride in his role in making Stanford into one of the leading Universities in the world. In addition, Lewis Terman describes the family life with his famous dad, his dad’s values, and the things which provided his dad with both pride and motivation.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Terman, Lewis; semiconductor history; Stanford; IEEE; Hewlett-Packard Company (HP); Radio Research Laboratory; RRL; Vannevar Bush; IBM; Wallace Sterling; Watkins Johnson; Djerassi; Shockley; Linvill; Terman, Fred

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5718.2010

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