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- Princeton University. Dept. of Chemistry.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Department of Chemistry Records
- Princeton University Archives
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- 10 boxes and 1 websites
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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
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.
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.
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:
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- Processing Information:
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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:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Chemistry -- Examinations.
Chemistry -- Study and teaching.
- Genre Terms:
- Drafts (documents).
- 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-