Guide to the Melvin Cutler Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cutler, Melvin, 1923-
Title: Melvin Cutler Papers
Dates: 1951-1958 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Cutler
Summary: The Melvin Cutler Papers document his research and publications in the field of liquid semiconductors. Cutler was a Professor of Physics as Oregon State University from 1963 to 1988.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Melvin Cutler was a professor in the Oregon State University Physics Department from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. Cutler earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1951 and was employed at the Hughes Aircraft Semiconducor Laboratory and the General Dynamics Company from 1951 to 1958 researching liquid semiconductors. Cutler specialized in the study of the electronic properties of molecular liquids and was particularly interested in the development of liquid semiconductors. Cutler died in Corvallis in 2005.

Content Description

The Melvin Cutler Papers document his research activities prior to joining the faculty of Oregon State University. They include his Ph.D. dissertation, The Viscosity of Dilute Polyacrylic Acid Solutions; a paper presented at the Cambridge A.P.S. meeting in 1953; and reprints of journal articles published during the 1950s.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Melvin Cutler Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Information pertaining to Cutler's years as an Oregon State University faculty member are part of the Department of Physics Records (RG 037). The Archives collections include the papers of several other Oregon State University Physics Department faculty, including Rubin Landau, David B. Nicodemus, E. Dale Trout, and Willibald Weniger.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Faculty.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Liquid semiconductors.
  • Physics--Research.

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