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Guide to the Carl Djerassi Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0348
    Creator: Djerassi, Carl
    Title: Carl Djerassi papers
    Dates: 1952-2006
    Physical Description: 160 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Carl Djerassi, 1987 - 1999.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Access Terms

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