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MC 00136 Guide to the Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers, 1960-1978

This collection is divided into three series: Professional Writings, Speaking and Lecture Materials, and Course Materials and Student Papers.
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This series consists of reports and papers authored and coauthored by Zumwalt while he worked at General Atomic and was a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at N.C. State University.
[Box 1, Folder 1] General Atomic, 1960-1967
[Box 1, Folder 2] N.C. State University, 1972-1975
This series consists of materials relating to Zumwalt's appearance as a speaker at a Sierra Club conference on the hazards of nuclear power in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1972, and materials he used in preparation for a lecture on the use and availability of fossil fuels at a workshop at N.C. State University, 1978. The documents pertaining to the Sierra Club conference were originally contained in a binder labeled "Nuclear Power and the Environment, 1972," while those used for the university workshop were in a binder labeled "1978 Summer Workshop: Utilization of Existing Energy Teaching Materials."
[Box 1, Folder 3] Sierra Club Conference (1 of 2), 1972
[Box 1, Folder 4] Sierra Club Conference (2 of 2), 1972
[Box 1, Folder 5] N.C. State University Workshop (1 of 2), 1978
[Box 1, Folder 6] N.C. State University Workshop (2 of 2), 1978
This series contains student papers from courses Zumwalt taught in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at N.C. State University, 1971-1975; the first paper, "HTGR Design Concepts," was originally contained in a single report binder. Also included are a course outline, term paper assignments, student class notes, and a copy of the final exam for a course Zumwalt taught at the university, 1968-1969.
[Box 1, Folder 7] Course Materials for Nuclear Engineering 570, 1968-1969
[Box 1, Folder 8] Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ( "HTGR Design Concepts") (1 of 4), 1971
[Box 1, Folder 9] Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ( "HTGR Design Concepts") (2 of 4), 1971
[Box 1, Folder 10] Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ( "HTGR Design Concepts") (3 of 4), 1971
[Box 1, Folder 11] Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ( "HTGR Design Concepts") (4 of 4), 1971
[Box 2, Folder 1] Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 621, 1974
[Box 2, Folder 2] Student Papers, Nuclear Engineering 622, 1973-1975

Creator

Zumwalt, Lloyd Robert

Quantity

0.75 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

2 archival boxes

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transfer from North Carolina State University Department of Nuclear Engineering, 1980 October 20 (Accession no. 1980-0022).

Processing

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Scope and Content Note

The Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers consist of reports and papers authored and coauthored by Zumwalt while he was with the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corporation and was a professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, 1960-1975; materials related to his participation in a Sierra Club conference, 1972, and a university workshop, 1978; and student papers and course materials from classes in nuclear engineering he taught at N.C. State, 1968-1975.

Biographical Note

Lloyd Robert Zumwalt was born on 1914 September 4. A native of Richmond, California, he received a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He was called up by the United States Army Reserves in 1942, and soon began working for the Manhattan Project, the United States Army Corps of Engineers program to develop the nation's first atomic bomb. During his three years with the program Zumwalt was involved in the production of enriched uranium, first at Berkeley, then beginning in 1943 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

After World War II, Zumwalt was involved in the project analyzing atmospheric radioactivity that enabled the United States to detect the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949. He worked during the 1960s for the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corporation (later Gulf General Atomic, then General Atomics) in San Diego, California. In 1967 Zumwalt accepted a position as a full professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. An advocate of nuclear power, he retired as professor emeritus in 1980. Zumwalt died on 1998 August 27.

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[Identification of item], Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers, MC 136, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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