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Finding aid prepared by MA, 2008
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Test, Francis W. Papers
2 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
Francis W. Test was a Chicago patent lawyer with a background in engineering who conducted legal work related to the Manhattan Project. This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs related to Test's career and family life.
Open for research. No restrictions.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Test, Francis W. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Francis W. Test was a Chicago patent lawyer with a background in engineering, who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Born in 1910, he died in 1951.
This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs related to Test's career and family life. Material related to the Manhattan Project includes a certificate of Test's contribution, and a commemorative lapel pin. A variety of formal and informal photographs, most of which are unidentified, are also found. This collection also includes genealogical and biographical material about Test's extended family, as well as diplomas and other items of his wife, Ruth G. Riefling Test.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
Fermi, Enrico. Collection
Test, Francis W.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Correspondence, memorabilia and copies of death certificate, 1923-1973
University of Michigan commencement program, 1933
Ruth G. Riefling, diplomas, 1936
U.S. Naval Officer commission, application, correspondence and photographs, ca. 1943
World War II ration books, ca. 1943
Manhattan Project memorabilia, ca. 1945
Biographical material, 1948-1951
Fermi, Enrico et al., nuclear reactor patent, 1955
Photographs, ca. 1940s