Finding Aid for the Herbert Newby McCoy Papers, ca. 1903-1944

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Herbert Newby McCoy Papers, ca. 1903-1944

Collection number: 930

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 6 December 1966
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herbert Newby McCoy Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1903-1944
Collection number: 930
Creator: McCoy, Herbert Newby, 1870-1945
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Herbert Newby McCoy (1870-1945) was a chemist who taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah and was the vice-president of Lindsay Light & Chemical Company. He wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry and contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths. The collection consists of reprints of McCoy's publications, his laboratory notebooks related to his work on radium and the rare earths, and other notes and notebooks.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Ethel Terry McCoy, 1966.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Newby McCoy Papers (Collection 930). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221361 

Biography

McCoy was born in Richmond, Indiana, on June 29, 1870; BS (1892) and MS (1893), Purdue University; Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1898; assistant professor, University of Utah, 1899-1901; taught at University of Chicago, 1901-17; became vice-president, Lindsay Light & Chemical Company, in 1919; wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry; contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths; awarded Willard Gibbs medal, 1937; died May 7, 1945.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of reprints of McCoy's publications, his laboratory notebooks related to his work on radium and the rare earths, and other notes and notebooks.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Laboratory notebooks.
  2. Notes.
  3. Journal reprints.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
McCoy, Herbert Newby, 1870-1945--Archives.
Chemists--United States--Archival resources.
Universities and colleges--United States--Faculty--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Papers, ca. 1930-1944

Creator/Collector: McCoy, Herbert Newby, 1850-1945
Physical Description: (4 boxes, manuscript & printed material)

Scope and Content Note

Contains laboratory notes and articles by Professor McCoy concerning his research on rare earth chemicals.