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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Dept. of Chemistry.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Department of Chemistry Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0p096698s
Dates:
1893-2017
Size:
10 boxes and 1 websites
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-10
Language:
English

Abstract

The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University dates back to the early days of the College of New Jersey, and today it is one of the University's largest undergraduate concentrations. The collection contains examinations and grade books, records pertaining to chemistry research performed at the department in support of the U.S. Manhattan project and departmental records.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection contains examinations and grade books, records pertaining to chemistry research performed at the department in support of the U.S. Manhattan project and departmental records.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University dates back to the early days of the College of New Jersey, and today it is one of the University's largest undergraduate concentrations. The department's roots began with the appointment of Professor of Chemistry and Natural History John Maclean in 1795. A required subject for all students, by the early 20th century Princeton had distinguished itself as one of the world's foremost centers for research and teaching in chemistry. The creation of the Frick laboratory in 1929 brought Princeton's chemistry program into the modern age at a pace well ahead that of many other American institutions. Today the Department of Chemistry has a faculty of over 30, and it offers concentrations in the areas organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and theory.

Note:

Series 1: Examinations and Gradebooks was formerly a separate collection (call no. AC171).

The descriptive information for Series 2: Department of Chemistry U. S. Manhattan Project Records was written by R. Scott Kemp, a Woodrow Wilson School doctoral candidate in the Program on Science and Global Security.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Transferred to the University Archives from the Department of Chemistry in 1964 , 2009 [AR.2009.034], 2010 [AR.2010.079], 2011 [AR.2011.002], 2012 [AR.2012.121], and 2014 [AR.2014.030].

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Processing information is not available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Series 1, 3, and 5 materials older than 30 years that do not contain student educational records or faculty personnel matters are open.

Series 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Other Finding Aids:

Full text searching of this collection's archived website is available through the Archive-It interface.

Credit this material:

Department of Chemistry Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0p096698s
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

With reference to Series 2: Department of Chemistry U. S. Manhattan Project Records, Princeton University awarded doctoral degrees to six graduate students for their research related to the project. The graduate students' dissertations are cataloged in the Princeton University online catalog, and one copy of each is held at the Mudd Manuscript Library. The students and their dissertation titles are:

Clark E. Bricker *44, The Determination of Traces of Heavy Metals in Various Compounds

G.P. Haight, Jr. *46, Some Studies and Procedures Relating to the Analysis of Materials Involved in the Work of the Manhattan Project

Bruce McDuffie '42 *47, A Critical Study of the Electrolytic-Polarographic Method and Preliminary Investigations with the Mercury Diaphragm Electrolysis Cell

W. B. Mason *46 (co-authored by N. H. Furman and J. S. Pekola), The Use of Cupferron in the Estimation of Uranium

George H. Morrison *48, The Effect of Salting Agents Upon the Ether Extraction of Uranium

Edward L. Stanley '40 *47, The Analytical Chemistry of Uranium and Some Photometric Studies

Subject Terms:
Chemistry -- Examinations.
Chemistry -- Study and teaching.
Cupferron.
Polarography.
Genre Terms:
Drafts (documents).
Examinations.
Grade books.
Reports.
Web sites.
Names:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Manhattan Project U.S.
Princeton University. Dept. of Chemistry.
Alyea, Hubert N. (Hubert Newcombe), 1903-
Furman, N. Howell (Nathaniel Howell), 1892-1965
Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-