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George Preston Bacon Papers

Call Number: MS047

Scope and Contents

This collection includes notebooks, notes, a leatherbound scrapbook, and one VHS videotape from Bacon's time as a student and faculty member at Tufts in the Department of Physics, the College of Engineering and the Bromfield Pearson School.


  • Creation: 1930 -- 1939


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

George Preston Bacon (1866-September 17, 1941) was Professor of Physics (1919-1929), Dean of the Engineering School (1929-1936), and Professor of Physics Emeritus (1936) at Tufts University. The Bacon High Energy Physics Laboratory, a former cheese factory, was acquired by the University in the late 1960s and named in honor of Professor Bacon. He had two daughters, Dorothy Bacon (economics professor at Smith College) and Ruth E. Bacon, the first female officer of a State Department geographical bureau, one son, and one granddaughter, Hanna Bacon Chace, married to Thomas Angell Chace.


1.13 Linear Feet (1 oversize box, 1 half legal size document box )


This collection is unprocessed.

Custodial History

Additional information may be found in George Preston Bacon's Vertical File.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States