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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Carl Djerassi papers
    creator: Djerassi, Carl
    creator: Djerassi, Carl
    source: Djerassi, Carl
    creator: Djerassi, Carl
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0348
    Physical Description: 250.75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1952-2014
    Abstract: These papers primarily concern Djerassi's research in organic chemistry and include correspondence, reports, and lab notebooks on optical rotary dispersion and mass spectrometry; other research files containing correspondence, manuscripts, and reprints; reprints of Djerassi's published articles; and grant files. There are also some materials pertaining to symposia and administrative concerns of the Dept. of Chemistry at Stanford.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Carl Djerassi, 1987 - 1999; deposit by Dale Djerassi, 2015.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research. Accession ARCH-2016-009 is on deposit through 2020.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Carl Djerassi Papers (SC0348). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    University research scientist and industrialist, Djerassi is most famous for synthesizing the first oral contraceptive. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1923, he emigrated to the United States in 1939. He received his B.A. in 1942 from Kenyon College and worked briefly with the Ciba Phamaceutical Company before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at Wayne State University in Detroit and worked at the pharmaceutical company Syntex in Mexico before joining the Stanford faculty as Professor of Chemistry in 1959. He is the author of over 1100 articles, seven books on scientific subjects, and several novels; his awards include the National Medal of Science, the Priestly Medal, the first Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and the National Medal of Technology.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers primarily concern Djerassi's research in organic chemistry and include correspondence, reports, and lab notebooks on optical rotary dispersion and mass spectrometry; other research files containing correspondence, manuscripts, and reprints; reprints of Djerassi's published articles; and grant files. There are also some materials pertaining to symposia and administrative concerns of the Dept. of Chemistry at Stanford.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Notebooks.
    Notebooks.
    Optical rotatory dispersion.
    Optical rotatory dispersion.
    Mass spectrometry.
    Mass spectrometry.
    Steroids.
    Steroids.
    Chemistry, Organic.
    Chemistry, Organic.
    Djerassi, Carl
    Djerassi, Carl
    Djerassi, Carl
    Djerassi, Carl
    Stanford University. Department of Chemistry
    Djerassi, Carl
    Djerassi, Carl
    Djerassi, Carl
    Stanford University. Department of Chemistry
    Djerassi, Carl