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Archival Adventures: James Robbins Randolph

Archival Adventures: James Robbins Randolph

It's time for another trip to the past! This week, in continuing our exploration of High Energy Physics, we are taking a look into the James Robbins Randolph Papers. James Robbins Randolph is a Virginia Polytechnic Institute Alumni who graduated in 1912 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He then obtained a master’s in physics from Harvard and embarked on a career teaching physics and mechanical engineering at various universities, working as a physicist for the National Bureau of Standards, and serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve Ordnance Department. From rocket science to thermodynamics, what will we uncover? To learn more about this collection before the episode, check out the finding aid here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/VT/oai_lib_vt_edu_repositories_2_resources_1264.xml

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2:30pm - 4:30pm
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