Finding Aid for the Saul Winstein Papers, 1939-1969

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Finding Aid for the Saul Winstein Papers, 1939-1969

Collection number: 1290

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, November 1981
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Saul Winstein Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1969
Collection number: 1290
Creator: Winstein, Saul, 1912-1969
Extent: 43 boxes (21.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Saul Winstein (1912-1969) was a professor of chemistry at UCLA (1941-1969). He specialized in physical-organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms, and wrote over 175 articles for journals since 1933; won the award in pure chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1948 and the Theodore William Richards Medal for 1962. The collection consists of Winstein's correspondence, consultant job files, class, lecture and research notes, offprints, articles and clippings, student dissertations supervised by Winstein, and glass slides and transparencies.
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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult the finding aid for additional information.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sylvia Winstein, 1981 & 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Saul Winstein Papers (Collection 1290). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Winstein was born on October 8, 1912 in Montreal, Canada; BA (1934) and MA (1935), UCLA; Ph.D, California Institute of Technology, 1938; National Research Fellow in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1939-40; instructor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1940-41; instructor, assistant and associate professor (1941-47) and professor of chemistry (1947-69), UCLA; specialized in physical-organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms, and wrote over 175 articles for journals since 1933; won the award in pure chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1948 and the Theodore William Richards Medal for 1962.

Biographical Narrative

Saul Winstein (1912-1969) was born in Montreal, Canada and came in 1923 to the United States, where he received his higher education at UCLA and the California Institute of Technology. His pecial field was physical-organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms, and his distinguished career at UCLA began with his appointment as instructor in 1941/42. He was Professor of Chemistry, 1947-1969.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, consultant job files, class, lecture and research notes, offprints, articles and clippings, student dissertations supervised by Winstein, and glass slides and transparencies of Saul Winstein, UCLA professor of chemistry.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-6, 13).
  2. Consultant's files (Boxes 7-13).
  3. Class and lecture notes (Box 14).
  4. Award files and speeches and seminar presentations (Box 15).
  5. Offprints, articles, and research notes (Boxes 16-19).
  6. Files re National Academy of Sciences and Air Force Scientific Advisory Committee (Box 20).
  7. Articles and clippings about Winstein (Box 21).
  8. Theses and dissertations supervised by Winstein (Boxes 22-43).
  9. Glass slides and transparencies (Box 44).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Winstein, Saul, 1912-1969--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Chemistry--Faculty--Archival resources.
Chemists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

 

General Correspondence, 1955-1969, Including Visitors

Box 1

A - G.

Box 2

H - National Academy.

Box 3

National Academy - Z.

Box 4

Miscellaneous correspondence, including letters about equipment and U.S. Army contracts, 1942-1966.

Box 5

Photograph of Professor Winstein with Glenn Seaborg and James McCullough.

Box 6

Correspondence, ca. 1946-1955.

Scope and Content Note

re consultant work.
Box 7

Consultant's files, 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

re Hercules.
Boxes 8, 9

Consultant's files, 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

re Hercules and California [Chevron] Research Corporation.
Box 10

Consultant's files, 1955-1969.

Scope and Content Note

re Borax Company and SKF.
 

Consultant Job Files, 1951-1965

Box 11

A - H.

Box 12

H - S.

Box 13

T - Z (includes travel files).

Box 13

Correspondence with publishers, 1946-1970.

Box 14

Class and lecture notes, ca. 1941-1961.

Box 15

“Award files,” 1939-1969.

Box 15

Speeches and seminar presentations, 1936-1946.

Box 15

Notes for introduction of Ernst Bergmann, n.d.

Boxes 16-19

Offprints, articles and research notes.

Box 20

Review files for National Academy of Sciences; files re job applicants and Air Force Scientific Advisory Committee, 1957-1969.

Note

[Restricted]
Box 21

Articles and clippings giving biographical information about Weinstein; files re consultant jobs, 1960s.

Boxes 22-43

Theses and dissertations completed by students under Winstein's supervision.

 

Glass Slides

Flat Box 44

Conform analysis.

Flat Box 44

Solvolysis.

Flat Box 44

“Solvolysis substitute.”

Flat Box 44

“N. groups (stress on functional).”

Flat Box 44

“Benyali N. carbon strain and partic. birdcage”[?].

Flat Box 44

“Normal salt effects.”

Flat Box 44

“Merg. mech. Merg. elim. - sub.”

Flat Box 44

“Merg. - merg. F & S. N H & C.”

Flat Box 44

“Ion pairs.”

Flat Box 44

“Ar.-5; Ar-6, NoH[?].”

Flat Box 44

“H.D. Hypere[?].”

 

Transparencies

Flat Box 44

Chemical models.