Finding Aid to the Yuan T. Lee papers, 1964-1994 (bulk 1980-1993)

Mario H. Ramirez
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Yuan T. Lee papers, 1964-1994 (bulk 1980-1993)

Collection number: BANC MSS 90/134 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Mario H. Ramirez
Date Completed:
2013
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Yuan T. Lee papers
Date (inclusive): 1964-1994
Date (bulk): 1980-1993
Collection Number: BANC MSS 90/134 c
Creator: Lee, Yuan Tseh
Extent: 9 cartons (11.25 linear feet)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Yuan T. Lee papers including correspondence, research proposals, organizational records, project files and university records.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Chinese
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Yuan T. Lee papers, BANC MSS 90/134 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Lee, Yuan Tseh
Chemists -- United States
Berkeley (Calif.)
Faculty papers

Administrative Information

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Biographical Information

A professor in the Chemistry Department at U.C. Berkeley starting in 1974, Yuan T. Lee is best known for his work on the use of chemical kinetic techniques to investigate and manipulate the behavior of chemical reactions involving relative large molecules by using crossed molecular beams. Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1936, he graduated from the National Taiwan University in 1959 with a B.Sc., earned an M.S. at the National Tsing Hua University in 1961 and completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at U.C. Berkeley in 1965. After post-doctoral studies at Harvard University under the tutelage of Dudley Herschbach, he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago in 1968. His subsequent appointment as Professor of Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley seven years later also included the role of principal investigator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From 1994-2006, Lee was also President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Chief among the many accolades he received over the years was the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986. In addition, he was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975), has been awarded the National Medal of Science (1986) and was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Currently Dr. Lee is Professor Emeritus of the Chemistry Department at U.C. Berkeley and is serving as President of the International Council for Science.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Yuan T. Lee papers contain correspondence, organizational files, research proposals and reports that chronicle both the eminent chemist’s career at U.C. Berkeley, and his numerous professional activities and contributions outside of the university. Active on many fronts in his native Taiwan, Lee also undertook collaborative research project with colleagues at institutions throughout the world (including France, Sweden and Japan) and served on numerous committees. His papers are notable for their focus on the work of Chinese and Chinese American specific science associations (such as the Chinese American Chemical Society, and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology), and his groundbreaking research on chemical kinetics and crossed molecular beams. Indeed, the many research proposals to such entities as the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, the Office of Naval Research and the Atomic Energy Commission, speak to the prominence of his research and national interest in his innovations in the field.

Container Listing

carton 1, folder 1-13, carton 2, folder 1-6, carton 9, folder 28

Series 1: Correspondence, 1978-1987

 

Series 2: Research Proposals, undated, 1968-1987

carton 2, folder 7

Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense, 1974

carton 2, folder 8-9

American Chemical Society, undated, 1971-1972

carton 2, folder 10

Army Center, 1984

carton 2, folder 11-22

Atomic Energy Commission, 1968-1975

carton 2, folder 23

Bell, Department of Chemistry, undated

carton 2, folder 24-25

Department of Defense, 1982-1985

carton 2, folder 26-29

Department of Energy, 1979-1985

carton 2, folder 30

Director's Program Development, 1987

carton 2, folder 31

Dreyfus Foundation, 1972-1975

carton 2, folder 32

Grant and Contract, 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 33-34

Guggenheim (John Simon) Memorial Foundation, 1975-1977

carton 2, folder 35

Heavy Ion Charge and Exchange, 1976

carton 2, folder 36

International Atomic Energy Agency, Panel on Hot Atom Chemistry, 1974

carton 2, folder 37, carton 3, folder 1

Isotope Separation, 1975-1977

carton 3, folder 2

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1973

carton 3, folder 3

JFI, 1971

carton 3, folder 4

Molecular Beam Research, 1975

carton 3, folder 5-15

Materials and Molecular Research Division, Department of Energy, undated, 1976-1985

carton 3, folder 16-22

National Science Foundation, 1968-1987

carton 3, folder 23

Nova, 1972

carton 3, folder 24-41

Office of Naval Research, 1972-1985

carton 3, folder 42-43, carton 4, folder 1-4

San Francisco Laser Center, 1979-1985

carton 4, folder 5

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, 1979-1980

carton 4, folder 6

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 1977-1980

 

Series 3: Professional Activities, undated, 1966-1994

carton 4, folder 7

Abstracts, 1979

carton 4, folder 8

Academic Senate, 1990

carton 4, folder 9-10

American Chemical Society, 1980-1985

carton 4, folder 11

Advances in Gas Phase Photochemistry and Kinetics, 1986

carton 4, folder 12-15

Advanced Light Source, 1982-1988

carton 4, folder 16

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1983-1984

carton 4, folder 17

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982-1990

carton 4, folder 18-19

Amercan Physical Society, 1986-1994

carton 4, folder 20

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 1977-1978

carton 4, folder 21

Applied Science and Technology, 1992

carton 4, folder 22-23

Army Basic Research Steering Committee, 1981-1987

carton 4, folder 24

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 25

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Services, Survey Report, 1984

carton 4, folder 26-28

Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 1977, 1987-1993

carton 4, folder 29

Bulletin of the Institute of Chemistry Academia Sinica, 1985

carton 4, folder 30

Cal Student Orientation, 1992

carton 4, folder 31-34, carton 5, folder 1-7

California Council on Science and Technology, 1989-1993

carton 5, folder 8

California Community College Economic Development Network, 1992

carton 5, folder 9

California Institute of Technology, Visiting Committee, 1992

carton 5, folder 10-13

California Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees, 1988-1993

carton 5, folder 14

The Campaign for Physics, 1993

carton 5, folder 15

Center for Fast Kinetics, undated

carton 5, folder 16

Chemical Applications of Undulator Radiation, 1987

carton 5, folder 17-18

Chemical Physics, 1985-1988

carton 5, folder 19

Cheng Scholars Program, University of San Francisco, School of Medicine, undated

carton 5, folder 20

Chinese American Chemical Society, 1990-1993

carton 5, folder 21-22

Chinese Association for Science and Technology, 1992

carton 5, folder 23

Chinese Chemistry Delegation, 1977

carton 5, folder 24

Chinese Cultural Foundation of San Francisco, 1987

carton 5, folder 25

Chemical Physical Letters, 1991-1993

carton 5, folder 26

Chemistry Delegation to China, 1978-1980

carton 5, folder 27

Cluster Science News, 1986

carton 5, folder 28

Coherent Radiation Facility, 1984

carton 5, folder 29-34, carton 6, folder 1-5

Combustion Dynamics Facility, 1989-1993

carton 6, folder 6

Comments on Works, 1972

carton 6, folder 7-8

Committee on Atomic and Molecular Science, 1980-1983

carton 6, folder 9

Committee on Chemical Sciences, 1982

carton 6, folder 10

Committee on Langmuir Award, 1985-1986

carton 6, folder 11

Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, 1980-1984

carton 6, folder 12

Committee to Survey Chemical Sciences, 1984

carton 6, folder 13-19

Competitive Technology Advisory Committee, 1989-1991

carton 6, folder 20

Condensation of Excited Molecules, 1975-1976

carton 6, folder 21

Consultech, Inc., 1988-1989

carton 6, folder 22-23

Debye (Peter) Award, 1986, 1993

carton 6, folder 24

Department of Energy, Center for Molecular Structure and Dynamics, 1988

carton 6, folder 25

Department of Energy, Combustion, 1984, 1992

carton 6, folder 26

Dreyfus (Camille and Henry) Foundation, 1992-1993

carton 6, folder 27

Du Pont, 1992, 1994

carton 6, folder 28

Earth Day, 1990

carton 6, folder 29

The EBSCO-SAIC Team, 1986

carton 6, folder 30-31

Electronic Shop, 1977-1989

carton 6, folder 32-33

Energetic Materials, 1980-1985

carton 6, folder 34

Ettore Majorana, Centre for Scientific Culture, 1988

carton 6, folder 35

Facing the 21st Century: Threats and Promises, 1988

carton 6, folder 36

Fairchild Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 1980, 1983

carton 6, folder 37

FMC Lecturer, Princeton University, 1983

carton 6, folder 38

Food and Disarmament International, 1987

carton 6, folder 39

Ford Motor Company, 1989-1990

carton 6, folder 40

France, 1980, 1983

carton 6, folder 41

Fund Raising, 1988

carton 6, folder 42

Global Warming, 1988

carton 6, folder 43-44

Giauque Laboratory Renovation, 1984-1991

carton 6, folder 45

Gottingen Academy of Science, 1988

carton 7, folder 1

Hamamatsu Photonics, 1987-1991

carton 7, folder 2-4

Harvard University, 1985-1993

carton 7, folder 5

He Refrigeration System, 1987

carton 7, folder 6

He3+, circa 1968

carton 7, folder 7

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1992

carton 7, folder 8

IBM Corporation, University of Chicago, 1973

carton 7, folder 9

International Academy of Science, 1986-1989

carton 7, folder 10

Institute for Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sincia, 1986

carton 7, folder 11

Institute of Chemistry, 1976-1987

carton 7, folder 12

International Council for Scientific Development, 1986-1987

carton 7, folder 13

International Committee "Science for Peace," 1989

carton 7, folder 14

International Journal of Laser Chemistry, 1982-1984

carton 7, folder 15

Japan Prize, 1988

carton 7, folder 16

The Journal of Energetic Materials, 1982

carton 7, folder 17

Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1984

carton 7, folder 18

Kirin University, 1979

carton 7, folder 19

Lab in Europe, 1977

carton 7, folder 20

Lambda Physik, 1992

carton 7, folder 21

Laser Chemistry, 1985-1989

carton 7, folder 22

Laser Chemistry Initiative, 1985

carton 7, folder 23

Lawrence Award, 1982

carton 7, folder 24

Lawrence Hall of Science, Campus Advisory Committee, 1988-1990

carton 7, folder 25

LEMI Development Company, 1986-1990

carton 7, folder 26

Letter to President Gardner, 1987-1988

carton 7, folder 27

Letters for Quotation, 1968-1984

carton 7, folder 28-29

Los Alamos, 1977-1989

carton 7, folder 30

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Review Committee, 1989-1993

carton 7, folder 31

Mahan (Bruce) Memorial Symposium, 1983

carton 7, folder 32

Matsuura, Tatsuo, Institute for Atomic Energy, 1979-1983

carton 7, folder 33

Max Planck Institute, 1988-1990

carton 7, folder 34-35

McNair Scholars Program, 1992-1993

carton 7, folder 36

The Movement and the Temporary Committee for the Withdrawal from Commerce of Basic Foodstuffs for Children, 1988

carton 7, folder 37

Miller Professorship, 1981-1982

carton 7, folder 38

Nanking University, undated

carton 7, folder 39-42

National Academy of Sciences, 1988-1994

carton 7, folder 43

National Medal of Science, 1992

carton 7, folder 44

National Research Council, Committee on Atomic and Molecular Sciences, 1980

carton 7, folder 45

National Science Foundation, Shared Instrumentation Grant, 1985-1986

carton 7, folder 46

National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University, 1972

carton 7, folder 47

Nobel Prize Nomination, 1986-1988

carton 7, folder 48

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1987

carton 7, folder 49

Office of Technology Assessment, 1989-1993

carton 8, folder 1

Orangutan Foundation International, 1992

carton 8, folder 2

Order of the Golden Bear, 1987-1988

carton 8, folder 3

OTA Report, 1992

carton 8, folder 4-5

Panel to Explore New Directions, Lawrence Livermore Labs, 1985-1987

carton 8, folder 6

Petroleum Research, undated, 1967-1973

carton 8, folder 7

Photodissociation Dynamics, 1985-1986

carton 8, folder 8

Picosecond Laser Experiment, undated

carton 8, folder 9

President's Committee on National Medal of Sciences, 1991

carton 8, folder 10

Prytanean Foundation, 1989-1990

carton 8, folder 11

Reactive Scattering, Non-Optical Method, 1986

carton 8, folder 12-14

Rejected Post-Doc Applicants, 1991-1993

carton 8, folder 15

Roots Blower, 1977

carton 8, folder 16

Science and Technology Review, undated

carton 8, folder 17-20

Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, 1990-1992

carton 8, folder 21

Seiko Seiki Company, Ltd., 1990

carton 8, folder 22-24

Seminars, 1969-1975

carton 8, folder 25

SF6 Fiasco, 1977

carton 8, folder 26-27

Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation, 1969-1974

carton 8, folder 28

Societé Internationale de Technologie, 1990-1993

carton 8, folder 29

Space, B.70A, 1964-1979

carton 8, folder 30

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab, 1978

carton 8, folder 31

Steering Committee on the Scope of China Exchange, 1985

carton 8, folder 32

Symposium on Atomic and Molecular Science, 1983

carton 8, folder 33-35

Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, 1984-1988

carton 8, folder 36

Taiwan National Science Council, undated

carton 9, folder 1

Technical Information, 1975

carton 9, folder 2-3

Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy, 1985-1993

carton 9, folder 4

Tian-Xiang Xiang, 1985-1987

carton 9, folder 5

Tiananmen Memorial Foundation, 1990

carton 9, folder 6-7

TRIUMF, 1983-1986

carton 9, folder 8

Tsinghua University, 1966-1989

carton 9, folder 9

Tsinghua, Yuan T. Lee Fellow, 1988

carton 9, folder 10

Twenty-First Century, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Institute of Chinese Studies, 1993

carton 9, folder 11

University of California, Mangement of Nuclear Weapons Lab, 1988

carton 9, folder 12

University of Gottenberg, Sweden, 1986-1987

carton 9, folder 13

United States-France Seminar, 1979

carton 9, folder 14

United States Delegation, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1978

carton 9, folder 15

Visitors, 1981

carton 9, folder 16

Vitas of Others, 1979

carton 9, folder 17

Wang N.M.R., Inc., 1993

carton 9, folder 18-22

Welch (Robert A.) Foundation, 1988-1993

carton 9, folder 23

Wolf Prize Committee in Chemistry, 1992

carton 9, folder 24-25

World Scientific Publishing Company, 1982, 1987

carton 9, folder 26

Wynne, James J., 1979

carton 9, folder 27

Yuan Tseh Lee Scholarships, undated, 1992

carton 9, folder 29

Cal Alumnus of the Year Speech, 1988