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Benson, Bruce B. (Bruce Buzzell) (AC 1943)



  • Existence: 1922-02-22 - 1990-03-07

biographical statement

Bruce B. Benson (AC 1943) received a bachelor's degree in physics from Amherst College, and M.S. and Ph.D.s in physics from Yale. He taught at Amherst from 1947 until his death in 1990. He was received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was an expert in nuclear physics and oceanography.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bruce B. Benson (AC 1943) Papers

Identifier: MA.01016

Amherst College alumnus (1943), instructor and later professor of physics at Amherst College, 1947-1990. Collection includes Benson's class notes and exams from college and graduate school; teaching notes and assignments from courses he taught at Amherst; draft articles about physics that he wrote, along with reprints of his published articles; material from college-wide faculty committees on which he served; and a small number of photographs and pieces of incoming correspondence.

Dates: 1939-1988

Lucy Wilson Benson Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00406

The papers of Lucy Wilson Benson, who served as president of the National League of Women Voters (1968-1974), secretary of human services for Massachusetts (1975-1977), and U.S. undersecretary of state for security assistance, science and technology (1977-1980). The papers also include material from and about other family members. This is an unprocessed collection.

Dates: 1942-1997