Institute of Optics: Evans (John Cushing) Papers

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Institute of Optics: John Cushing Evans Papers
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Call Number: UA26
Dates: 1962-1996
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Separated Materials
Bibliography
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Institute of Optics: John Cushing Evans Papers
Call Number: UA26
Dates: 1962-1996
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
John Cushing Evans (1918-2008) was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Hemlock, New York. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Optics and in 1949 with a Master of Science degree. He worked at the Eastman Kodak Company from 1939 to 1945, first in the Research Lab and later in the Testing Department. In April 1945, he worked for the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics on development for the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC). In 1948 he became an assistant professor at the Institute, and in 1955 he was promoted to associate professor. In 1953 Evans founded Tropel (later Corning Tropel), an optics supply company for the semiconductor industry, with Robert Hopkins and Jim Anderson. In 1967 he founded Velmex Inc., an optics company that produces positioning systems equipment.

Scope and Content
The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to the Institute of Optics. Correspondence is mainly between Evans and University of Rochester President Dennis O'Brien and relates to papers written by President O'Brien. Photographs show Evans and optical equipment. Institute materials include lists of faculty and degrees. There is also information about the Industrial Associates Program, in which representatives from optics companies visit the Institute and meet with students and faculty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by the Institute of Optics on February 13, 2009.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.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

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: John Cushing Evans Papers, UA26, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Institute of Optics Papers, UA23

Separated Materials
Several issues of the Institute's newsletter Image , dated Fall 1970, Spring 1971, Fall 1972, and Winter 1974-1975, have been separated from the collection and are available as cataloged materials.

Bibliography
Evans, John Cushing. Public Relations Faculty/Staff Files, Series 1, Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester.

"John Cushing Evans." Democrat and Chronicle 24 September 2008.


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: May 2018
Content List
Box 1, Folder 1"ET, Call Home!" by Dennis O'Brien and related correspondence between Evans and O'Brien, 1990
Box 1, Folder 2"God and the New Haven Railway" by Dennis O'Brien and related correspondence between Evans and O'Brien, 1987-1991
Box 1, Folder 3"How Personal Should a Computer Be?" by Dennis O'Brien; correspondence between Evans and O'Brien about "How Personal Should a Computer Be?" and "ET, Call Home!", February 25, 1986, June 19, 1990, June 28, 1990
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence between Evans and Dennis O'Brien about religion and morality, March 20, 1990, May 1, 1990
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence between Evans and Dennis O'Brien, 1984-1994
Box 1, Folder 6Miscellaneous correspondence, 1962-1996
Box 1, Folder 7Information about and photographs of optical equipment, including Velmex Inc.'s Unilex Actuator and Uniblitz Shutter
Box 1, Folder 8Image newsletter, Spring 1976
This issue of the newsletter contains Rudolph Kingslake's article "Lens Design Desk Calculator (1920-1960)." Evans is discussed on page 4 of the article.

Box 1, Folder 9Miscellaneous materials
Box 1, Folder 10Prints and negatives
Box 1, Folder 11College of Engineering and Applied Science booklet, 1988-1989; folder containing "List of Degrees Granted by the Institute of Optics," 1930-1979, "Faculty of the Institute of Optics," 1979-1980, and Wilmot Building floor plans; Industrial Associates Program booklet and correspondence, 1992-1993


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