Personal papers of Jacob Enoch
Jacob Enoch was a professor of physics at the University of Kansas from 1962 to his retirement in 1992. The collection includes Enoch's notes and papers from his time studying at the University of Wisconsin in the 1950s, materials from his teaching at the University of Kansas, and many published articles co-authored by Enoch in scientific journals. It also includes cassette tapes of recordings of Grace and Carl Preyer relating their family history.
- Creation: 1951 - 2009
- Enoch, Jacob, 1927-2008 (Creator, Person)
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Biography of Jacob Enoch
Jacob Enoch was born in Berlin on February 17, 1927. Enoch's family fled Nazi anti-Semitism and moved from Germany to Israel in 1935. He remained there until moving to the United States in 1947.
Enoch received his bachelor's in physics from Brooklyn University in 1952 and went on to earn his doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1956.
Enoch worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and at the General Electric Space Sciences Laboratory before joining the faculty at the University of Kansas as a professor of physics in 1962, where he worked until his retirement in 1992.
On January 30, 1955, Jacob married Hilda Cohen in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and had two daughters, Aviva and Tamar, and one son, David. Jacob Enoch died January 31, 2008.
1 linear foot (1 box)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Hilda Enoch, 2014.
- Guide to the Jacob Enoch Collection
- Personal papers of Jacob Enoch
- Finding aid prepared by hc. Finding aid encoded by hc.
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Personal papers of Jacob Enoch, PP 552, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.