Institute of Optics: Lens Design Historical Materials

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Institute of Optics: Lens Design Historical Materials
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Call Number: UA17
Dates: 1960s, undated
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Bibliography
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Institute of Optics: Lens Design Historical Materials
Call Number: UA17
Dates: 1960s, undated
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Donald DeJager (1927-2008), the source of this collection, was a lens designer at the Eastman Kodak Company who worked with and was mentored by Rudolph Kingslake in the 1960s. Professor Kinglake, one of the first faculty members at the Institute of Optics, taught courses in Geometrical Optics and Lens Design.

Scope and Content
The collection contains materials about the study of lens design at the Institute of Optics. These include papers written by Institute faculty members and course materials developed by Rudolf Kingslake. Also included is a Department of Defense publication about optical design. Most materials appear to be from the 1960s, though some are undated.

Processing Information
For preservation reasons, materials were removed from their original housing in four binders.Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source: Donald DeJager. Donated in 2008.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

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Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Institute of Optics: Lens Design Historical Materials, UA17, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Institute of Optics Papers, UA23

Kingslake Papers, D.333

Bibliography
"In Memoriam: Donald DeJager, 1927-2008." The Optical Society , 8 June 2008. Accessed 9 August 2018.


Administrative Information
Author: Ava Hurlock (Class of 2018)
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu

Finding aid publication date: 2018
Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-3Military Standardization Handbook: Optical Design, October 5, 1962
Box 1, Folder 4-5Papers by Institute faculty, circa 1960s
Contains "Notes from a Lens Designer's Notebook: Notes on Image Evaluation, the YNU Method of Tracing Paraxial Rays" and "Geometrical Optics Problems" by R.E. Hopkins, "A Note on Spectral Filtering" by P.W. Baumeister, "Fourier Optics, Part II" by Brian J. Thompson, and "Hamiltonian Optics" and "Geometrical Optics and Lens Design: Analysis of the Aberrations of a Symmetric System" by P.J. Sands.

Box 1, Folder 6Optics 141: Geometrical Optics - Kingslake's notes, undated, 1962-1963
Contains outline of Optics 141, lectures for Optics 141, and problems and typical exam questions for Optics 141-142.

Box 1, Folder 7-8Optics 471-472: Lens Design - Kingslake's notes, undated, 1964-1965
Also contains examination questions for Optics 471 and Optics 472.



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