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Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
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Phone: (650)926-3091
Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Walter "Juni" Zawojski, 1912 - 2009

SLAC Photographer and Graphic Artist

Walter Zawojski, 1981 (arc941)

Professional and Biographical Information

  • Obituary Los Altos Town Crier, 29 July 2009
  • Biographical essay from the January 27, 1984 Twenty-year Service Awards program:

"Walter really first started with Stanford over 30 years ago when he spent three years at the University as a photographer. He came to SLAC in 1963 after spending eight years in Graphic Arts with SRI. Walter'ís contribution to the laboratory has been in two ways.

First, he has provided photographics, photo processing, technical illustration, visual aid, and special project services which have been prodigious in every sense of the word.

Second, he has created true works of art in visuals depicting technological devices and scientific concepts. (Walter has his BA in Applied Art from the Fine Arts Academy of Budapest and his MA in Fine Art from San Jose State.) His work not only has served the laboratory so well but also has been exhibited and published widely."

Events and Photos

Below are just a smattering of the photographs and images that Walter Zawojski created for SLAC, many of them iconic representations of SLAC science, facilities, and staff.

                  Watercolor cutaway illustration of accelerator. (slide497)                  Graphic rendition of particle passing through accelerator waveguide. 
(slide797)                  Portrait of Sidney Drell, 1980. (5003)

Left to right: Watercolor cutaway illustration of the SLAC 2-mile accelerator. (slide497). Graphic rendition of particle passing through accelerator waveguide (slide797). Portrait of Sidney Drell, SLAC Deputy Director, 1980 (5003).

                 LASS spectrometer exploded schematic illustration. (3804)

Large Aperture Solenoid Spectrometer(LASS) illustration (above); Detector components of the Crystal Ball (below).

                 Crystal Ball components (4748)

Archival Materials

Walter Zawojski materials held by the SLAC Archives and History Office are primarily described in the Stanford ALL Images Exchange (SALLIE) database. Descriptions (and some thumbnails) of the over 1300 photographs he took of and for SLAC can be accessed here .

Walter Zawojski, 1963 (arc938)          Walter Zawojski, 1970 (arc939)          Walter Zawojski, 1975 (arc940)

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