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Collection Overview

Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-
Walter Kauzmann Papers
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials related to Walter Kauzmann's work on the Manhattan Project and his career as a professor of chemistry at Princeton University.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials related to Kauzmann's work on the Manhattan Project and his career as a professor of chemistry at Princeton University. Included are letters by chemist George Kistiakowsky.



Collection Creator Biography:

Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-

A Princeton professor of chemistry, Walter Kauzmann developed the "Kauzmann paradox" in thermodynamics. In the 1940s, Kauzmann was a participant in the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb.

Collection History


Gift of the creator in 2004 (AM 2005-31).


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Walter Kauzmann Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2