The papers of physical organic chemist Marye Anne Fox, documenting her career as a researcher and professor. The collection
dates from 1969-2011 and includes reprints, teaching files, subject files, notebooks, and grant proposals.
Marye Anne Payne Fox was born December 9, 1947 in Canton, Ohio to Charles and Lucille Payne. She earned a B.S. in chemistry
at Notre Dame College in 1969, an M.S. at Cleveland State University in 1970, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College
in 1974, and did postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland. Joining the faculty at the University of Texas as assistant
professor of organic chemistry in 1976, she went on to become Rowland Pettit Centennial Professor, director of the Center
for Fast Kinetics Research, Waggoner Regents Chair in chemistry, and vice president for research at the university. From 1998-2004,
she served as chancellor and distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, and in 2004, she accepted the positions
of chancellor and distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Fox was the first permanent
female chancellor at both North Carolina State University and at UC San Diego.