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Wolff, Edwin


Edwin L. Wolff was born in New York City on November 26, 1924 and later raised near Savannah, Georgia. From 1943-1944, he was an Aviation Cadet and then a Weather Officer in the Army Air Corps through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1950, he earned a B.A. in history from Yale University and later earned an M.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley (1953). During his NCAR career, Mr. Wolff held a series of positions including Assistant to the Director, Head of Budget, Planning and Information, Assistant Director for Budget and Planning and Assistant Director. He also served as Assistant Secretary of UCAR for many years and as Secretary of UCAR for a brief time before retiring in 1988.
Author: Krista Stracka
Blomster, W. (2009, August 15). Boulder's Ed Wolff a musician in spite of himself. Daily Camera. Retrieved from
Brief vita for Edwin L. Wolff, UCAR/NCAR Subject File, Wolff, Edwin, L., Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin L. Wolff Papers

Identifier: ELW
Scope and Contents The Edwin L. Wolff Papers collection contains correspondence, handwritten notes, agenda, and personal sheet music. These records were organized into chronological files and log books and span most of Edwin L. Wolff's professional career at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Mesa Laboratory Construction Records

Identifier: MLCR
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, memos, design specifications, and budgets related to the design and construction of the Mesa Laboratory. Materials document the site selection committee, selection of an architect, bidding process for contractors, internal discussions on design and space allocation, interior design, and the dedication ceremony. Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.