Finding Aid to the Leo Brewer Papers, 1921-2004, bulk 1939-2004

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Finding Aid to the Leo Brewer Papers, 1921-2004, bulk 1939-2004

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/298

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California Funding for processing this collection was provided by Roger Brewer
Finding Aid Written By:
Josh Schneider
Date Completed:
December 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Leo Brewer papers
Date (inclusive): 1921-2004,
Date (bulk): bulk 1939-2004
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/298
Creators : Brewer, Leo, 1919-2005
Extent: Number of containers: 25 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 34.25 linear ft.
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Leo Brewer papers, 1921-2004, comprise the correspondence, teaching materials, laboratory notes, writings, and research files of renowned chemist Leo Brewer, universally regarded as one of the founders of the field of modern high-temperature chemistry. Brewer served as Professor in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1946-1989, and as Director of the Inorganic Materials Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1961-1975. The collection includes materials documenting Brewer's doctoral research on Mesityl Oxide and his wartime research as a member of the Manhattan Project, as well as his later research on high temperature thermodynamics, materials science, the study of metallic phases, and the development of metallic bonding theory.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, French and German
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], Leo Brewer Papers, BANC MSS 2005/298, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.
Additional Notes on Collection:
The Leo Brewer papers form part of the History of Science and Technology Collection at The Bancroft Library.

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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.
Brewer, Leo, 1919-2005 --Archives
Brewer, L. (Leo), 1919-2005
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United States. Dept. of Energy. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. $ Inorganic Materials Research Division
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
United States. Army. Manhattan Project
University of California, Berkeley. College of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Chemistry
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Acid-Base Chemistry
Actinides
Ceramics. --Research
Chemical engineering
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical --Research
High temperature chemistry
Lanthanides
Metallurgy. --Research
Molybdenum
Molybdenum. --Metallurgy
Nuclear chemistry
Plutonium
Plutonium. --Metallurgy
Thermodynamics
Uranium
Uranium. --Metallurgy
Faculty papers.
History of science and technology collection

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Leo Brewer Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Roger Brewer in October 2005.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder and container levels.

Processing Information

Processed by Eresmia Ouranitsas and Josh Schneider in 2007.

Biographical Information

Leo Brewer, American chemist, was born on June 13, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri. Brewer received his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1940 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1942. He joined the Manhattan Project following his graduate work, and joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1946. Leo Brewer married Rose Strugo (d. 1989) in 1945. They had three children, Beth Gaydos, Roger Brewer, and Gail Brewer. Leo Brewer died on Feb. 22 2005, in Lafayette, California, at the age of 85.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Brewer spent the first ten years of his life with his family in Youngstown, Ohio, where his father worked as a shoe repairman. In 1929, in the wake of the Great Depression, his family moved to Los Angeles, California. It was only six years later that Brewer decided to attend the California Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate at Cal Tech, Leo Brewer was strongly influenced by Professors E. Swift and D. Yost, and had his first taste of research studying equilibria and kinetics of olefin hydration under Professors D. Pressman and H. J. Lucas. After the B.S. in 1940, Professor Linus Pauling persuaded him to pursue advanced instruction at the University of California, Berkeley, where he continued kinetic studies under Professor Axel R. Olson. In the shadow of the United States' entrance into World War II, Brewer pursued his Ph.D. with steady determination, and completed his dissertation on the effect of electrolytes upon the kinetics of aqueous reactions in November 1942, after only 28 months.
MANHATTAN PROJECT
Following his doctoral work, Brewer was immediately recruited by UC Berkeley professor Wendell Latimer to join the top-secret wartime research group that would become known as the Manhattan Engineering District Project. Assigned to work under Professor E.D. Eastman (whose deteriorating health forced him to withdraw from the project soon after work had begun), Brewer headed a group composed of Leroy Bromley, Paul Gilles and Norman Lofgren, assigned with the three-fold task of predicting the possible high-temperature properties of the newly discovered element plutonium, then available only in trace amounts; developing refractory materials capable of containing molten plutonium without excessive contamination, even if the worst predictions should be true; and developing a micro-analytical procedure for the determination of oxygen.
The first of these tasks led to a fundamental examination of the behavior of all elements at high temperature, and resulted in a series of papers describing the high-temperature behavior of metals, oxides, halides, and many other compounds. The second task led to the development of the refractory sulfides of Cesium (Ce), Thorium (Th), and Uranium (U). The third task led to development of a micro method of analysis of electropositive metals using a molten platinum bath.
The immediate result of the research was the creation of the new material Cesium Sulfide (CeS), from which they made several hundred crucibles for use at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Brewer's crucibles were ready when the plutonium became available.
ACADEMIC CAREER
In 1946, following his service as a member of the Manhattan Project, Brewer was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California. He rose steadily through the ranks, achieving the rank of full professor in 1955. Brewer served as a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry for over sixty years, during which time he directed 41 Ph.D. candidates, and nearly two-dozen post-doctoral research associates.
In addition to his academic appointment, Brewer was associated with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (formerly the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory) from 1943-1994, and served as Director of the Inorganic Materials Research Division of LBNL from its inception in 1961 until 1975.
Brewer's dual appointment afforded him the opportunity to take an active role in all levels of academic instruction, both inside and outside of the laboratory. Besides providing classroom instruction in solid-state chemistry, heterogeneous equilibria, and inorganic chemistry, Brewer also delivered lectures and supervised laboratory work for laboratory courses in freshman chemistry, advanced quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, inorganic synthesis, inorganic reactions, and organic chemistry, as well as courses in chemical thermodynamics from the sophomore to graduate student level. In order to ensure a high standard of instruction at even the most basic levels, Brewer initiated a course for freshman-chemistry teaching assistants that reviewed principles and certified their ability to adequately fulfill their responsibilities.
Brewer was a caring and gifted teacher who was greatly admired by students and colleagues alike as a caring and gifted teacher. In 1966 he was selected by the Academic Senate at UC Berkeley to deliver the annual Faculty Research Lecture. The title of his lecture was, "A Broad University Education Leads to Astrochemistry." In 1988, in recognition of his achievements as an educator, he received the Henry B. Linford Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Electrochemical Society. Upon his official retirement from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, he was presented with the Berkeley Citation, and an academic symposium was held in his honor.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Brewer was instrumental in founding the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council Committee on High-Temperature Chemistry, as well as organizing the first Gordon Research Conference on High-Temperature Chemistry in 1960. At the request of the Atomic Energy Commission and its successors, the Energy Research and Development Administration, and the Department of Energy, Brewer worked on numerous committees, including the DOE Council for Materials Sciences and the DOE Selection Committee for the Fermi Award.
He also maintained close ties with organizations that represented the international scientific community, including the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Brewer sat on the editorial advisory boards of many respected scholarly journals and academic monograph series, including the Journal of Physical Chemistry Solids (1956-1992), Progress in Organic Chemistry (1958-1969), the Journal of Chemistry Physics (associate editor, 1959-1963), Progress in Inorganic Chemistry (1967-2005), Progress in Solid State Chemistry (1967-1996), High Temperature Science (founder, 1968-2005), the Journal of Chemistry Thermodynamics (1969-1978), the Journal of Solid State Chemistry (1969-1984), the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (divisional editor, 1976-1984), the Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, the Journal of Physical Chemistry Ref. Data (1978-1981, 1989-1992), the Metals Handbook (co-editor, 1983), the Princeton Series in the Physico-Chemical Sciences for Technology (co-editor, 1983-2005), and the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (1991).
In addition, Brewer single-handedly compiled and maintained Part II of the Bibliography on the High-Temperature Chemistry and Physics of Materials .
Besides his distinguished career as a chemist and educator, Brewer was also an avid gardener who held a keen interest in native California plant life. In 1965, he became one of the founding members of the California Native Plant Society. A species of manzanita was named after him to honor his contribution to the study and preservation of California's native flora: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi leo-breweri, also referred to as "Leo Brewer's Manzanita."
WRITINGS
Outside of his editorial work, Brewer authored nearly 200 articles on a variety of advanced topics in the field of thermodynamics. In addition, in 1961, he and Kenneth Pitzer revised Gilbert N. Lewis and Merle Randall's classic 1923 text, Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances.
RESEARCH FOCUS
Although Brewer's research covered an unusually wide range of subjects and employed a multitude of techniques from theory to spectroscopy, his primary focus was on high-temperature thermodynamics, materials science (including refractory containment materials), studies of metallic phases, and the development of metallic bonding theory, incorporating the concepts of electron promotion and generalized acid-base theory. He was also involved at different points in his career with astrophysics and ceramics.
Brewer's early high-temperature work also showed that the equilibrium vapor above CuCl was mainly Cu3Cl3 molecules at normal pressures. This simple observation led to what became known as Brewer's Rule. He showed that when vapor and condensed phases are in equilibrium, the vapor species become more complex as the temperature is raised. This includes the formation of polymers and unusual oxidation states. His rule became the foundation of the field of high-temperature chemistry.
Much of his research focused on resolving discrepancies between reported experimental values and values predicted by chemical bonding models. In many instances, the reported data were shown to be in error, and the reliability of the model was confirmed. Examples are the demonstrations that the enthalpies of formation of C(g) and N(g) were much larger than the widely accepted values. Brewer's compilation of the thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams of 101 binary systems of molybdenum provides many examples of use of predictive models when no reliable experimental data are available.
In some instances, the experimental results were confirmed and it was necessary to improve the models. An example would be the neglect of gaseous polymer species at high temperatures. The war-time study uncovered evidence of polymerization in high-temperature vapors. This led to a general theory which predicted that saturated high-temperature vapors would be complex mixtures of species and that the complexity would increase with increasing temperature. These predictions have been confirmed by high-temperature workers for many systems. The refractory studies initiated with the sulfides were extended to studies of silicides and borides and other refractory phases. The experience on the Manhattan Project on the use of platinum to reduce the volatility of lanthanides and actinides were extended to a wide range of transition metal intermetallic compounds through use of the Engel correlation of electronic and crystal structures that has led to the prediction of the structures and compositions of the phases of most of the two billion multi-component phase diagrams of the transition metals.
Brewer devoted major effort to the characterization of the thermodynamic properties at high temperatures, and the critical evaluations of the thermodynamic properties from the Manhattan Project were updated periodically. One of Brewer's compilations covered the thermodynamic properties of the solid, liquid and gaseous phases of the elements and their oxides between room temperature and temperature to above 3000 K. The thermodynamic applications of these data were well-illustrated by the 2nd edition of Lewis and Randall's Thermodynamics, which Brewer and Kenneth Pitzer revised in 1961. Brewer's global interest in all of the elements is illustrated by a paper in 1951 on the equilibrium distribution of the elements in the earth's gravitational field.
Brewer conducted a wide range of spectroscopic studies both at high temperatures and in matrices to fix the thermodynamic properties of high-temperature vapors. From 1950 to 1970, Brewer published many papers on the analysis of the spectra produced by high-temperature gaseous molecules. Several of these papers described a molecular beam method for determining their ground electronic states. When low temperature matrix isolation was developed by George Pimentel at UC Berkeley, Brewer produced many papers on the spectra of his high-temperature molecules in a frozen inert matrix. Brewer also had a long-term interest in the electronic states of I2, and he had several papers on its remarkable complexities.
Much of Brewer's later research was aimed at characterizing the extremely strong generalized Lewis acid-base interactions between lanthanides, actinides and left-hand transition metals with the platinum group metals. A combination of high-temperature solid electrolyte cells, equilibration with oxides, carbides and nitrides, and vapor pressure measurements were used. These intermetallics were shown to be among the most stable of all types of compounds, as predicted by the Engel theory. Engel had suggested a correlation between the number of conduction electrons and the crystal structure of the metals. Brewer extended this concept to include the nature of d and f electrons, and the concept of acid-base interactions. Starting investigations with undergraduate students, he tested these ideas by heating ZrC with the noble metal platinum, and found that the formation of ZrPt3 released a great deal of energy despite the great stability of ZrC. Over several years Brewer developed the Brewer-Engel theory for such bonds, and he published many papers about its application.
RECOGNITION OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
Brewer's professional achievements were recognized with many awards and honors, including the L.H. Baekeland Award of the American Chemical Society (1953), the E. O. Lawrence Award of the Atomic Energy Commission (1961), the Palladium Medal of the Electrochemical Society (1971), and the William Hume-Rothery Award of the Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Mining (1983). Brewer also served as a Guggenheim Fellow (1950) and as an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (1959), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1979), and the American Society for Metals. In 1984, a special festschrift in his honor was prepared by his former students and colleagues, published under the title Modern High Temperature Science .
Partially adapted from an autobiographical essay written by Leo Brewer, as well as biographical essays prepared by his colleagues and students, including Paul Gilles, Karen Kruschwitz, Rollie Myers, Gerd Rosenblatt, Herbert Strauss, Richard Brewer, and Jane Scheiber.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Leo Brewer papers, 1930-2004, comprise the correspondence, teaching materials, laboratory notes, writings, and research files of renowned chemist Leo Brewer, universally regarded as one of the founders of the field of modern high-temperature chemistry. Brewer served as Professor in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1946-1989, and as Director of the Inorganic Materials Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1961-1975. The collection includes materials documenting Brewer's doctoral research on Mesityl Oxide, his wartime research as a member of the Manhattan Project, as well as his later research on high temperature thermodynamics, materials science, the study of metallic phases, and the development of metallic bonding theory.
The papers have been arranged into six series: Correspondence, Publications, UC Berkeley Materials, Professional Files, Subject Files, and Biographical Files .
The collection includes substantive correspondence between Brewer and many notable twentieth-century chemists, including Linus Pauling, Luis W. Alvarez, Niels Engel, and John Margrave. Brewer maintained an extensive network of close professional relationships, and retained ties to many of his former doctoral candidates and research associates long after they had left his charge and moved on to careers in research or education. In some cases, this correspondence is quite extensive and spans many decades.
The collection also includes drafts, notes, source materials, and related correspondence for many of Brewer's publications. In many cases, the drafts vary significantly from the published work, and include data or exegetic passages that were not included in the final manuscript. Many of these scholarly articles and reports represent the culmination of years of research and experiments.
A few publications are especially well-documented. These include, "Thermodynamic Properties and Equilibria of Uranium Halides, Oxides, Nitrides, and Carbides" (1945), "Dissociation Energies and Free Energy Functions of Gaseous Monoxides," (1960-1970), "Bonding and Structures of Transition Metals" (1968), "High Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Elements and their Oxides" (1960-1994), "Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Metastable Phases of the Elements" (1992), and "Calculation of the Thermodynamic Effect of the Brewer-Engel Generalized Acid-Base Reactions of 1:1 Intermetallics for Non-transition Metals Al and Mg with Transition Metals," (1995-1997).
Other publication materials in the collection include Brewer's drafts and notes for various internal LBL/LBNL reports relating to calculator programs that Brewer designed to aid in his research (1975-1993), as well as extensive files relating to his work with Molybdenum, including his Molybdenum: Physiochemical Properties of its Compounds and Alloys (1980), the result of a thirteen-year study Brewer performed at the bequest of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Besides publication drafts, correspondence, and related materials, the collection also includes a near-complete set of reprinted articles and book chapters written by Brewer over the course of his professional career, including many of his published articles on native California flora.
Coverage of Brewer's more than fifty-year tenure as a Professor in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as his position as the Director of the Inorganic Materials Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, is comparatively spare. However, the less than voluminous holdings are compensated for somewhat by the sheer range and high quality of the materials, owing to both the extensive length of Brewer's service, as well as the distinguished positions he held within the College of Chemistry and at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
UC Berkeley related files include a diverse collection of materials relating to the history of chemistry research at Berkeley, departmental correspondence, course notes, and laboratory notebooks documenting Brewer's work with Galvanic cells. The collection also includes an intellectual genealogy tracing Brewer's extensive professional influence on future generations of chemists. Its length and breadth testify to the profound pedagogical impact Brewer made in the lives of his students and research assistants over the course of his extensive teaching career.
The collection also contains materials documenting Brewer's professional commitments and achievements, including materials relating to his work on national and international committees, files relating to conferences that Brewer attended or helped plan, consulting and grant-related materials, and reviews of scholarly articles written by colleagues across many scientific fields.
Brewer kept many of his professional files organized by research topic; these subject files span Brewer's academic lifespan and professional career; often a single folder contains notes from multiple decades. Subject-based correspondence originally kept with these materials has been retained among these files. Likewise, various publications by Brewer and others, have also been retained among these files.
One of the strongest elements of the collection is a number of files relating to Brewer's work as a member of the Manhattan Project. These files may be found predominantly in Series 5, Subseries 1: Manhattan Project Files. Additional materials relating to the Manhattan Project may be found in Series 1: Correspondence, Series 2: Publications, and Series 5, Subseries 2: General Research Files.
Finally, the collection contains a fair amount of biographical material, including student notes from Brewer's undergraduate studies at the California Institute of Technology and his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, award materials, portraits of Brewer with his students and colleagues, as well as a number of autobiographical statements composed for various occasions over the course of Brewer's lifetime, which together provide a more complete picture of Brewer's many professional achievements, allowing the researcher to trace the ebb and flow of his research interests.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1940-2005

Physical Description: Carton 1-4; Carton 5, folders 1-23.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence between Brewer and his colleagues, students, and friends. Editorial correspondence is for the most part not included here; rather, correspondence regarding a particular publication may be found among related materials in Series 2, Publications. To a lesser extent, professional correspondence with colleagues at the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may also be found in Series 3, UC Berkeley Materials . Additional correspondence between Brewer and various professional organizations may be found in Series 4, Professional Files. Likewise, further correspondence regarding Brewer's work as member of the Manhattan Project may also be found in Series 5, Subseries 1: Manhattan Project Files.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Alexander, Carl A. 1969

Carton 1, Folder 2

American Chemical Society 1963

Carton 1, Folder 3

Allamandola, Lou 1968

Carton 1, Folder 4

Andrews, Lester 1975-1978

Carton 1, Folder 5

Angell, Austen 1989

Carton 1, Folder 6

Arrhenius, G. 1969

Carton 1, Folder 7

Atteridge, David 1973

Carton 1, Folder 8-9

A, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-1990

Carton 1, Folder 10

Barac, George 1997

Carton 1, Folder 11

Barrow, R.F. 1952-1986

Carton 1, Folder 12

Beck, Paul A. 1957-1958

Carton 1, Folder 13

Bennett, Larry H. & Baker, Hugh 1980

Carton 1, Folder 14

Berg, Robert 1972

Carton 1, Folder 15

Bever, Michael B. 1963-1964

Carton 1, Folder 16

Bird, George 1965-1972

Carton 1, Folder 17

Blaise, Jean 1983-1989

Carton 1, Folder 18

Bonnell, David 1975

Carton 1, Folder 19-20

Brabson, G. Dana 1965-1981

Carton 1, Folder 21

Bragg, R.H. 1969

Carton 1, Folder 22

Brooks, Harvey 1957

Carton 1, Folder 23

Brunner, Frederick C. 1974

Carton 1, Folder 24

Büchler, Alfred 1965, 1979

Carton 1, Folder 25-26

Bularzik, Joseph 1988-1989

Carton 1, Folder 27-28

Bullard, Gary L. 1974-1995

Carton 1, Folder 29-32

B, Miscellaneous c. 1950-2000

Carton 1, Folder 33

Cameron, Donald undated

Carton 1, Folder 34-35

Chandrasekharaiah, M.S. 1963-1989

Carton 1, Folder 36-37

Chang, Austin Y. 1971-1995

Carton 1, Folder 38

Chang, Chin-An 1970-1971

Carton 1, Folder 39-40

Chang, Shih Ger & Chevalier, Margaret 1972-1973

Carton 1, Folder 41

Chase, Malcolm W. 1994

Carton 1, Folder 42-48

Chipman, John 1946-1978

Carton 1, Folder 49

Chutjian, Ara 1972-1983

Carton 1, Folder 50

Cubicciotti, Dan 1971-1987

Carton 1, Folder 51-52

C, Miscellaneous

Carton 1, Folder 53

Darken, Lawrence 1952-1963

Carton 1, Folder 54

Davies, Tom 1993-1994

Carton 1, Folder 55

Davis, Drucilla G. 1978-1997

Carton 1, Folder 56

Derge, G. 1953

Carton 1, Folder 57

Derry, Gregory N. 1989

Carton 1, Folder 58-60

Desai, Pramod D. 1967, 1984-1985

Carton 1, Folder 61-64

Drowart, Jean 1958-1984

Carton 1, Folder 65-66

Duley, W.W. 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 67

Durlu, Nuri 1991

Carton 1, Folder 68

D, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 2, Folder 1

Eisenberg, Morris 1960

Carton 2, Folder 2-3

Elliott, John 1962-1964, 1977

Carton 2, Folder 4

Ellner, Miroslav 1981

Carton 2, Folder 5-7

Engel, Niels 1950-1990

Carton 2, Folder 8

England, Walter B. 1979

Carton 2, Folder 9

Eyring, Leroy 1951-1992

Carton 2, Folder 10

E, Miscellaneous 1949-1969

Carton 2, Folder 11

Fegley Jr., Bruce 1982-1983

Carton 2, Folder 12-18

F, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 2, Folder 19

Gabbay, Nisan 1997

Carton 2, Folder 20

Gau, George J. 1992

Carton 2, Folder 21

Giessen, Bill C. 1964

Carton 2, Folder 22-27

Gilles, Paul W. 1943-1999

Carton 2, Folder 28-30

Gingerich, Karl A. 1963-1983

Carton 2, Folder 31

Glaser, Frank W. 1954

Carton 2, Folder 32

Glausinger, William S. 1987-1991

Carton 2, Folder 33

Glesier, Molly 1959-1960

Carton 2, Folder 34-35

Gokcen, Nev A. 1982-1995

Carton 2, Folder 36

Goldberg, Leo 1957

Carton 2, Folder 37

Gole, James L. 1997

Carton 2, Folder 38

Green, David 1968-1990

Carton 2, Folder 39

Greer, Paul S. Circa 1964

Carton 2, Folder 40

Grimes, Warren 1970

Carton 2, Folder 41

Grimley, Robert 1960-1975

Carton 2, Folder 42

Grosse, Aristed V. 1950-1960

Carton 2, Folder 43

Guillermet, A. Fernandez 1984-1985

Carton 2, Folder 44

Guminski, Cezary 1986

Carton 2, Folder 45

Gurvich, Lev. V. 1978-1989

Carton 2, Folder 46-49

G, Miscellaneous Circa 1960-2000

Carton 2, Folder 50

Haakon, Haraldsen Circa 1957

Carton 2, Folder 51

Harris Semiconductor/ Harris-Intertype Corporation 1972

Carton 2, Folder 52

Hartsough, Larry 1967-1974

Carton 2, Folder 53

Hauge, Robert H. 1975-1997

Carton 2, Folder 54

Herrick, Claude 1971

Carton 2, Folder 55

Herschman, A. 1965

Carton 2, Folder 56

Hildebrand, Donald 1980-1986

Carton 2, Folder 57

Hilpert, Klaus 1996

Carton 2, Folder 58

Ho, Shih Ming 1969

Carton 2, Folder 59

Holleck, H. 1970

Carton 2, Folder 60

Houseman, Barton 1969-1972

Carton 2, Folder 61-66

Hume-Rothery, William 1956-1967, 1991-1993

Carton 2, Folder 67-68

H, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 1-2

H, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 3

Immergut, Edmund H. 1983

Carton 3, Folder 4

Imoto, S. 1993

Carton 3, Folder 5

I, Miscellaneous 1953-2002

Carton 3, Folder 6-15

Jaksic, Milan M. 1990-1992

Carton 3, Folder 16

James, C.G. 1954-1961

Carton 3, Folder 17

Jensen, Dan 1969-1976

Carton 3, Folder 18

Johansson, Börje 1973-1984

Carton 3, Folder 19

Jordine, Edmund S. 1963-1971

Carton 3, Folder 20-21

J, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 22

Kaldis, E. 1981

Carton 3, Folder 23

Kangmin, Guo 1983

Carton 3, Folder 24

Katz, Joseph J. 1950

Carton 3, Folder 25

Kauffman, Larry 1966-1995

Carton 3, Folder 26

Keenan, Phillip C. 1950-1958

Carton 3, Folder 27

Kelsh, Harry T. 1962

Carton 3, Folder 28

Kent, Arthur

Carton 3, Folder 29

King, Baldwin 1969-1989

Carton 3, Folder 30

King, Juneja 1983-1985

Carton 3, Folder 31

Kirslis, Stanley 1948-1949

Carton 3, Folder 32-33

Kleinschmidt, Philip D. 1985-1986

Carton 3, Folder 34

Klemperer, William 1964-1965

Carton 3, Folder 35

Kleppa, Ole J. 1976-1998

Carton 3, Folder 36

Kolks, Gary 1987

Carton 3, Folder 37

Kouvetakis, John Undated

Carton 3, Folder 38

Krikorian, N.H. 1967-1970

Carton 3, Folder 39

Krupenie, Paul H. 1963-1966

Carton 3, Folder 40

Kubaschewski, O. 1970-1971

Carton 3, Folder 41-43

K, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 44-45

Lamoreaux, Robert & Hildebrand, Dan 1978-1983, 1995

Carton 3, Folder 46

Lashley, Jason C. 2003

Carton 3, Folder 47

Lavine, Barry 1997

Carton 3, Folder 48

Leibowitz, Leonard 1993

Carton 3, Folder 49

Leitnaker, J.M. 1980

Carton 3, Folder 50

Lipscombe, Trevor 1998

Carton 3, Folder 51

Lofgren, Norman 1963

Carton 3, Folder 52

Long, S. Randolph 1981

Carton 3, Folder 53-54

L, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 55

Margrave, John 1994

Physical Description: Carton

Scope and Content Note

3
Carton 3, Folder 57

Massini, Susan 1998

Carton 3, Folder 58

McGraw-Hill Book Company 1962-1981

Carton 3, Folder 59

Meschter, Peter 1974

Carton 3, Folder 60

Meyer, Carl B. 1967, 1978-1989

Carton 3, Folder 61

Ministry of Public Security (People's Republic of China) 1995

Carton 3, Folder 62

Morin, F.J. 1960

Physical Description: Carton

Scope and Content Note

3
Carton 3, Folder 64

Mulliken, Robert S. & Tellinghuisen, Joel B. 1971

Carton 3, Folder 65

Myers, Clifford E. 1980-1984

Carton 3, Folder 66-67

M, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 68

Neumann, J.P. 1985

Carton 3, Folder 69

Nininger, Eugene 1991

Carton 3, Folder 70

Niwa, Kichizo 1982

Physical Description: Carton

Scope and Content Note

3
Carton 3, Folder 72

N, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 73

Ohse, Roland W. 1986-1987

Carton 3, Folder 74

Okada, Masuo 1992

Carton 3, Folder 75

Olander, D.R. 1962-1975

Carton 3, Folder 76

Oppenheim, Antoni K. 1998

Carton 3, Folder 77

Otto, Earl 1962

Carton 3, Folder 78

O, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 3, Folder 79

Parthe, Erwin 1955-1956

Carton 3, Folder 80

Pauling, Linus 1950-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence regarding the bonding energies of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, the metallurgical research of Niels Engel electron spin for the lowest rotational states of an oxygen molecule, and native California plants.
Carton 3, Folder 81

Peŝić, D.S. 1967

Carton 3, Folder 82

Pecora, Louis M. & Ficalora, Peter Circa 1975

Carton 3, Folder 83

Phillips, L.F. 1967-1999

Carton 4, Folder 1

Pigford, Thomas H. 1954, 1963

Carton 4, Folder 2

Pitzer, Kenneth Circa 1990

Carton 4, Folder 3

Poonawala, Nazir Mohemedi 1999

Carton 4, Folder 4

Pourbaix, Marcel 1982-1983

Carton 4, Folder 5

Prausnitz, J.M. 1968-1993

Carton 4, Folder 6

Preston, Richard 1985

Carton 4, Folder 7-8

P-Q, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 4, Folder 9

Rayner, David 1988

Carton 4, Folder 10

Reddy, Ramana G. 1989-1994

Carton 4, Folder 11

Redlich, Otto 1962-1975

Carton 4, Folder 12

Reynolds, George 1986-1993

Carton 4, Folder 13

Richards, N.E. 1959-1960

Carton 4, Folder 14

Richardson, F. Denys 1955-1957, 1964

Carton 4, Folder 15

Rickert, Hans 1963

Carton 4, Folder 16

Roberts, E.J. 1954-1967

Carton 4, Folder 17

Rosen, B. 1948-1963

Carton 4, Folder 18-22

Rosenblatt, Gerd M. 1963-1997

Carton 4, Folder 23

Rudy, Erwin Circa 1964-1965

Carton 4, Folder 24

Russell, Allen S. 1949-1956

Carton 4, Folder 25-26

R, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 4, Folder 27

Samara, Geroge A. 1988-1989

Carton 4, Folder 28

Satoh, Shun-Ichi 1955-1956

Carton 4, Folder 29

Sawyer, Dwight L. 1949-1974

Carton 4, Folder 30-31

Schäfer, H. 1955-1980

Carton 4, Folder 32

Schofield, K. 1964

Carton 4, Folder 33

Seaborg, Glenn T. 1996-1997

Carton 4, Folder 34-35

Searcy, Alan 1951-1965

Carton 4, Folder 36

Sears, Gerald W. 1958

Carton 4, Folder 37

Shaner, J.W. 1978

Carton 4, Folder 38

Sheikh, Younis 2002

Carton 4, Folder 39

Sheldon, Robert 1983-1984

Carton 4, Folder 40

Shintani, T. 1970

Carton 4, Folder 41

Silberg, Melvin 1987

Carton 4, Folder 42

Simpson, O.C. 1951-1952

Carton 4, Folder 43

Sinclair, Robert 1987

Carton 4, Folder 44

Smith, J.F. 1981

Carton 4, Folder 45

Somayjulu, G.R. 1960-1964

Carton 4, Folder 46

Stafford, Fred 1962-1988

Carton 4, Folder 47

Stolyarova, Valentina 1992

Carton 4, Folder 48

Stringer, John 1993-1995

Carton 4, Folder 49-50

Sugar, Jack & Kaufman, V. 1987-1989

Carton 4, Folder 51

Susa, Jack undated

Carton 4, Folder 52

Syverud, Alan 1970-1971

Carton 4, Folder 53-57

S, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 4, Folder 58-60

Thurmond, Carl D. 1951-1961, 1984

Carton 4, Folder 61

Thurmond, Carl D. & Trumbore, Forrest A. 1954

Carton 4, Folder 62

Trajmar, Sandor A. 1962

Carton 4, Folder 63

Trumbore, Forrest A. 1954-1956

Carton 4, Folder 64-65

Tsriln'kov, Slava I. & Lomakin, Lora 1998

Carton 4, Folder 66-67

T, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-1990

Carton 4, Folder 68

United States Bureau of Mines 1992

Carton 4, Folder 69

U-V, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 5, Folder 1

Wallace, Terry C. Circa 1983

Carton 5, Folder 2

Ward, John W. 1993

Carton 5, Folder 3

Weltner Jr., W. 1963-1970

Carton 5, Folder 4

Wentink Jr., Tunis 1969-1985

Carton 5, Folder 5

Westlund, Fred G. 1997-1999

Carton 5, Folder 6

Wijbenga, Grietje 1981-1982

Carton 5, Folder 7

Wilson, Rick 1991-1992

Carton 5, Folder 8

Wise, E.M. 1947-1960

Box 1, Folder 1

Wise, E.M. 1960

Carton 5, Folder 9

Wong, Chi-Hsiang 1957-1967

Carton 5, Folder 10-11

Woodyard, Jack 1993

Carton 5, Folder 12

Worrell, Wayne 1962-1976, 1992-1998

Carton 5, Folder 13-15

Wu, Hui-Fen 1996-1999

Carton 5, Folder 16-20

W, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 5, Folder 21

Y, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

Carton 5, Folder 22

Ziman, John M. 1967

Carton 5, Folder 23

Z, Miscellaneous Circa 1950-2000

 

Series 2 Publications 1945-2005

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 24-54; Carton 6-9; Carton 10, folders 1-11; Carton 25; Box 1; Oversize Folder 1b

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Publication drafts, and Publication reprints.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes drafts, notes, and related correspondence for many of Brewer's published writings, beginning with publications stemming from his doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley on the compound Mesityl Oxide. As shorthand, Brewer often referred in correspondence to each of his writings numerically, by citing its corresponding position on the cumulative bibliography of his publications. Each of the publications is identified in this listing by both its title and the numerical indicator assigned to the publication by Brewer. A bibliography of Brewer's writings, including internal laboratory reports, may be found at the beginning of the series. A near complete set of reprints may be found beginning in carton 10, folder 12.
 

2:1 Publication drafts 1945-2005

Physical Description: Carton 5, 24-54; Carton 6, 1-38; Carton 7, 1-40; Carton 8, 1-42; Carton 9, 1-40; Carton 10, 1-11

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts, notes, and background materials for publications written by Brewer. Also includes related correspondence with collaborating authors, editors, and publishers.
Carton 5, Folder 24

Bibliography 2002

Carton 5, Folder 25-26

"The Thermodynamic Properties and Equilibria at High Temperatures of the Compounds of Plutonium," (15) 1945-1950

Carton 5, Folder 27

"Utilization of Equilibrium Vapor Pressure Data," (16) 1949

Carton 5, Folder 28

"The Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of the Elements," (17) 1945-1950

Carton 5, Folder 29

"Thermodynamics and Physical Properties of Nitrides, Carbides, Sulfides, Silicides, and Phosphides," (18) 1945

Carton 5, Folder 30-31

"The Thermodynamic Properties of Halides," (20) 1945, 1950

Carton 5, Folder 32

UCRL-572 1950

Carton 5, Folder 33

"The Thermodynamic Properties of Molybdenum and Tungsten Halides and the Use of the Metals as Refractories," (22) 1945

Carton 5, Folder 34

"The Thermodynamics of Gaseous Cuprous Chloride, Monomer and Trimer," (24) Undated

Carton 5, Folder 35

"The Stability of Gaseous Diatomic Oxides," (32) Undated

Carton 5, Folder 36

"The Equilibrium Distribution of the Elements in the Earth's Gravitational Field," (34) Undated

Carton 5, Folder 37

"The Gaseous Species of the Al-Al2O3 System," (35) 1950, 1987

Carton 5, Folder 38-39

"Cyanogen Flames and the Dissociation Energy of N2" (37) 1952

Carton 5, Folder 40

"The Stability of SiO Solid and Gas," (41) Undated

Carton 5, Folder 41

"A Study of the Ge-GeO2 System by an Inductively Heated DTA Apparatus," (51, UCRL-3116) 1955-1956

Carton 5, Folder 42-47

"Thermodynamic Properties and Equilibria of Uranium Halides, Oxides, Nitrides, and Carbides," (59) 1945

Carton 5, Folder 48

"Disassociation Energies of Some Common Molecules," (UCRL-2832) 1955

Carton 5, Folder 49

UCRL-3138 Circa 1955

Carton 5, Folder 50-51

"Dissociation Energies of Gaseous Metal Dioxides," (64, UCRL-9437) 1960-1961

Carton 5, Folder 52

"Ultraviolet Bands of Magnesium Hydroxide and Oxide," (70) 1961

Carton 5, Folder 53-54

"Thermodynamics of Suboxide Vaporization," (73) 1958-1962

Carton 5, Folder 55

UCRL-8713 1959-1968

Carton 6, Folder 1

UCRL-8713 1964-1968

Carton 6, Folder 2

"Ultraviolet Fluorescent and Absorption Spectra of S2 Isolated in Inert-Gas Matrices," (84) 1964-1982

Carton 6, Folder 3

"Non-Stoichiometric Compounds," (85) Circa 1971

Carton 6, Folder 4

"A Most Striking Confirmation of the Engel Metallic Correlation," (86) Circa 1966

Carton 6, Folder 5-6

"Near Infrared Bands of Diatomic CaO and SrO," (90, UCRL-16338) 1967, Circa 1965

Carton 6, Folder 7-10

"Bonding and Structures of Transition Metals," (91) 1968

Carton 6, Folder 11-13

"Low-Lying Electronic States of ScF, TiO, and ZrO," (93) 1968-1971

Carton 6, Folder 14-17

"Dissociation Energies and Free Energy Functions of Gaseous Monoxides," (94) 1960-1970

Carton 6, Folder 18

"Sulfur Hexafluoride. Its Reaction with Ammoniated Electrons and its Use as a Matrix for Isolated Gold, Silver, and Copper Atoms," (95) 1969

Carton 6, Folder 19

"Thermodynamics and Alloy Behavoir of the BCC and FCC Phases of Plutonium and Thorium," (97a) Circa 1969-1970

Carton 6, Folder 20

"Ground State of Gaseous CaO: A Study of the Matrix Spectra of Ca and CaO," (107) 1970-1972

Box 1, Folder 2

"Ground State of Gaseous CaO: A Study of the Matrix Spectra of Ca and CaO," (107) 1970-1972

Carton 6, Folder 21

"Transitional Metal Alloys of Extraordinary Stability: An Example of Generalized Lewis Acid-Base Interactions in Metallic Systems," (109) 1973

Carton 6, Folder 22

"Prediction of Transition Metal Phase Diagrams," (111/LBL-2234) 1974

Carton 6, Folder 23-35

LBL-5485 1975, 1978-1984, 1991

Carton 6, Folder 36-38

LBL-4994 1976

Carton 7, Folder 1-5

LBL-4994 1976-1983

Carton 7, Folder 6

"Optical Spectra of Calcium Atoms in Inert Matrices," (123) 1978

Carton 7, Folder 7

"Simplification of Thermodynamic Calculations Through Dimensionless Entropies," (124) 1979

Carton 7, Folder 8

"Principles of Critical Evaluation and Compilation of Phase Diagrams and Thermodynamic Data," (125) 1979

Carton 7, Folder 9-11

"Models for Calculation of Dissociation Energies of Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules," (127) 1980

Carton 7, Folder 12-14

Molybdenum: Physiochemical Properties of Its Compounds and Alloys, (128) 1980

Carton 7, Folder 15

"Compilation of Thermodynamic and Phase Information for the Binary Systems of Molybdenum," (133) 1980

Carton 7, Folder 16-17

"The Role and Significance of Empirical and Semiempirical Correlations " (135) 1981

Carton 7, Folder 18-19

"The Structure and Stability of Surface Platinum Oxide and of Oxides of Other Noble Metals," (136) 1981

Carton 7, Folder 20

"Thermodynamic Data for Flue-Gas Desulfurization Processes," (138) 1980

Carton 7, Folder 21-22

"Mathematical Representation of Size and Electronic Factors," (141) 1982

Carton 7, Folder 23-35

LBL-15346 1980-1993

Box 1, Folder 6

LBL-15346 Circa 1987

Carton 7, Folder 36-38

LBL-16726 1980-1983

Carton 7, Folder 39-40

LBL-17311 1983-1984

Carton 8, Folder 1-6

LBL-17311 1983-1984

Carton 8, Folder 7

"Chemical Bonding Concepts Applied to Metal and Their Alloys," (146) Circa 1983

Carton 8, Folder 8

"Generalized Lewis Acid-Base Titration of Palladium and Niobium," (155) 1988

Carton 8, Folder 9-10

"Solute Stabilization for HCP-FCC Transitions: Co-Mo," (142) 1984

Carton 8, Folder 11

"The Generalized Lewis Acid-Base Theory: Surprising Recent Developments," (143) 1984

Carton 8, Folder 12

"Thermodynamics of Several Lewis Acid-Base Stabilized Transition Metal Alloys," (145) 1984

Carton 8, Folder 13

"Chemical Bonding Concepts Applied to Metals and Their Alloys," (146) 1984

Carton 8, Folder 14

"The Au-Mo (Gold-Moybdenum) System," and "Thermodynamic Properties and Phase Diagrams of Binary Molybdenum Systems," (150-151) 1986

Carton 8, Folder 15

"The Unusual Bonding of Actinide Systems," (152) 1987

Carton 8, Folder 16-18

"High Temperature Vaporization of Oxide II. Oxides of Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, B, Al, Ga, In, Tll, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, Zn, Cd, and Hg," (153) 1987

Carton 8, Folder 19-42

"High Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Elements and Their Oxides," (154) 1960-1994

Carton 9, Folder 1-18

"High Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Elements and Their Oxides," (154) 1984-1994

Box 1, Folder 3-5

"High Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Elements and Their Oxides," (154) 1980-1989

Oversize B, Folder 1

"High Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Elements and Their Oxides," (154) Undated

Carton 9, Folder 19-22

"The Nature of Bonding in Transition Metal Aluminides," (164) 1980-1990

Carton 9, Folder 23

"Ionic Metallic Solutions," (167 /LBL-28393) Circa 1990

Carton 9, Folder 24-35

"High Temperature Chemistry," Eyring Lectures in Chemistry (171) 1987-1996

Carton 9, Folder 36

"Temperature Stability Range of the Binary MoC Phase," (173) Undated

Carton 9, Folder 37-38

"The Power of Chemical Bonding Models for Prediction of Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams," (174) 1991

Carton 9, Folder 39-40

"Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Metastable Phases of the Elements" (175) 1992

Carton 10, Folder 1-4

"Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Metastable Phases of the Elements," (175) 1992

Box 1, Folder 7-8

"Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Metastable Phases of the Elements," (175) Circa 1992

Carton 10, Folder 5

"Calculation of Phase Diagrams of the Actinides," (176) 1993

Carton 10, Folder 6

"Calculation of Binary Phase Diagrams of Refactory Metals, Ta, W, Tc, and Re, with Liquid Metals, Am, Cm, and Bk, Using a Regular Solution Theory Modification," (178) 1995

Carton 10, Folder 7-9

"Calculation of the Thermodynamic Effect of the Brewer-Engel Generalized Acid-Base Reactions of 1:1 Intermetallics for Non-transition Metals Al and Mg with Transition Metals," (179) 1995-1997

Carton 10, Folder 10-11

"Parameters for Calculation of Properties of Acid-Base Intermetallics," (180) 1997

Carton 25, Folder 1

Draft materials in electronic format 1980-2000

 

2:1 Publication Reprints 1942-2000

Physical Description: Carton 10: 12-25; Carton 11: 1-5.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, then chronologically by date of publication.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a near-complete set of reprinted articles and book chapters written by Brewer over the course of his professional career. Besides his distinguished career as a chemist and educator, Brewer was also an avid gardener who held a keen interest in native California plant life. Many of his published articles related to gardening are also included in this subseries.
Carton 10, Folder 12

Reprints: 1-4 1942-1946

Carton 10, Folder 13

Reprints: 4-7 1947-1950

Carton 10, Folder 14

Reprints: 8-14, 16, 19-27 1948-1950

Carton 10, Folder 15

Reprints: 15, 17, 19-21 1946-1949

Carton 10, Folder 16

Reprints: 28-46 1951-1955

Carton 10, Folder 17

Reprints: 47-57, 59 1947, 1956-1959

Carton 10, Folder 18

Reprints: 61-78, 81-82 1958-1965

Carton 10, Folder 19

Reprints: 79, 83-88 1962-1967

Carton 10, Folder 20

Reprints: 92-180 1968-1973

Carton 10, Folder 21

Reprints: 111-114, 117-124 1974-1979

Carton 10, Folder 22

Reprints: 125-127, 131-136 1979-1981

Carton 10, Folder 23

Reprints: 137, 138 1981

Carton 10, Folder 24

Reprints: 140-150 1983-1987

Carton 10, Folder 25

Reprints: 151-164 1987-1988

Carton 11, Folder 1

Reprints: 159-170, 176-178 1987-1995

Carton 11, Folder 2

Reprints: 158-159, 161, 164-174 1988-1993

Carton 11, Folder 3

Reprints: 177 1989

Carton 11, Folder 4

Reprints: 179-181, 183-184 1997-2000

Carton 11, Folder 5

Reprints on Gardening 1961-1979

 

Series 3 UC Berkeley Materials 1953-2004

Physical Description: Carton 11, 6-36; Carton 12; Carton 13, 1-20.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Administrative Files, and Teaching Materials.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes administrative files and teaching materials produced over the course of Brewer's extensive career as a member of the faculty of the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Brewer served as Professor in the College of Chemistry from 1946-1989, and as Director of the Inorganic Materials Research Division at LBNL from 1961-1975.
 

3:1 Administrative Files 1953-2004

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 6-36; Carton 12, folders 1-17

Arrangement

Arranged into four sub-subseries: Committee Files, Lecture Files, Memorial Files, and Laboratory Files.

Scope and Content Note

Includes departmental correspondence, planning materials from various UC Berkeley lecture series and memorial events, including many sponsored by the College of Chemistry. Also includes laboratory notebooks as well as materials documenting the history of chemistry programs at UC Berkeley.
 

3:1:1 Committee Files 1966-2002

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 6-15.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes files relating to administrative committees at the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Also includes some materials relating to Brewer's colleagues at the University.
Carton 11, Folder 6-7

Lewis, Gilbert N. Circa 2002

Carton 11, Folder 8

MMRD Powder Metallurgy Committee 1998

Carton 11, Folder 9

Non-resident tuition wavers 1967

Carton 11, Folder 10

Pimentel, George 1966-1972

Carton 11, Folder 11-12

Pitzer, Kenneth 1976-2000

Carton 11, Folder 13-15

Visiting Professors (Hirai, Shinji) 1981-1994

 

3:1:2 Lecture Files 1967-1997

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 16-20

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to the establishment and execution of various lecture series sponsored by the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
Carton 11, Folder 16-17

Chemistry Lecture Programs 1978-1995

Carton 11, Folder 18

Faculty Research Lectures 1970-1973

Carton 11, Folder 19-20

Lewis Lectures 1967-1997

 

3:1:3 Memorial Files 1987-2000

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 21-23

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to memorial services held for faculty of the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. In the case of Kenneth Pitzer, materials include planning materials and correspondence relating to the symposium held in his honor.
Carton 11, Folder 21

Kelley Memorial Committee 1992

Carton 11, Folder 22

Meyer Memorial Committee 1987

Carton 11, Folder 23

Pitzer Memorial Symposium 1999-2000

 

3:1:4 Laboratory Files 1953-2004

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 24-36; Carton 12, folders 1-17

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a diverse collection of materials relating to the history of chemistry research at Berkeley, including laboratory notebooks documenting Brewer's research, especially with regard to his work with Galvanic cells, as well as monthly principal investigator reports covering Brewer's final years with the Laboratory. Also includes an intellectual genealogy tracing Brewer's extensive professional influence on future generations of chemist. Its length and breadth both testify to the profound pedagogical impact Brewer made on the lives of his students and research assistants over the course of his extensive teaching career.
Carton 11, Folder 24-27

College of Chemistry-Administrative Correspondence 1976-2003

Carton 11, Folder 28-30

Monthly Principal Investigator Reports 2002-2004

Carton 11, Folder 31

William Jolly's History of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley 1985

Carton 11, Folder 32

Gilman Hall 1996

Carton 11, Folder 33

Laboratory and Building Images Undated

Carton 11, Folder 34

Laboratory Equipment. Circa 1965-1985

Carton 11, Folder 35

Lab Portraits-Helen Johanson Circa 1970

Carton 11, Folder 36

Leo Brewer Notebooks 1994

Carton 12, Folder 1-2

Leo Brewer Notebooks 1994-1998

Carton 12, Folder 3-4

Leo Brewer Notebooks 1999-2002

Carton 12, Folder 5

Galvanic Cells 1965-1992

Carton 12, Folder 6

Galvanic Cells 1994-1998

Carton 12, Folder 7-8

Galvanic Cells 1994-1998

Carton 12, Folder 9-10

UCB Radiation Safety 1995-1998

Carton 12, Folder 11

Survey of Chemistry Departments in China Circa 1995

Carton 12, Folder 12-13

Directories of UCB Graduate Students 1953, 1960-1964

Carton 12, Folder 14

Intellectual Genealogy - PhD Students 1959, 1995

Carton 12, Folder 15

UCB PhD Program 1960-1988

Carton 12, Folder 16-17

UCB College of Chemistry Newsletter 1955-1972

 

3:2 Teaching Materials 1962-2002

Physical Description: Carton 12, folders 18-27; Carton 13, folders 1-20.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes course notes and lecture materials spanning Brewer's fifty year tenure as Professor in the College of Chemistry at the University of California.
Carton 12, Folder 18

Chemistry Examinations 1962

Carton 12, Folder 19

Laboratory Notebook 1970

Carton 12, Folder 20

Chemistry 107 Circa 1970

Carton 12, Folder 21-22

Laboratory Computation Notebooks I-II 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 23

Oxide Systems / Potential Electrolyte Notes Circa 1978

Carton 12, Folder 24-25

Electrodes / Electrolytes Notebooks I-II 1981-1982

Carton 12, Folder 26

Electrodes / Electrolytes Photographs 1981-1982

Carton 12, Folder 27

Cells I Notebooks 1978

Carton 13, Folder 1-2

Pictures / Analysis Lab Notebook Circa 1978

Carton 13, Folder 3

Kinetic EMFs 1980

Carton 13, Folder 4

Chemistry 2046 1983-1986

Carton 13, Folder 5

XRF Data Storage / Matrix Connection Programs Circa 1984

Carton 13, Folder 6

Course Notes 1985

Carton 13, Folder 7

Notebook Copies 1985

Carton 13, Folder 8-9

Notebook Copies / Seminar 91A and 91B Circa 1986

Carton 13, Folder 10

Chemistry 204 Homework 1986

Carton 13, Folder 11

Lab Notebook 1988

Carton 13, Folder 12

High Temperature Chemistry Lecture 1989

Carton 13, Folder 13

Computer Science 7S Study Guide Circa 1994

Carton 13, Folder 14

Mass Spectrometry / Solid State Class 2001

Carton 13, Folder 15

ThO2, AL2O3, La2O3 Undated

Carton 13, Folder 16

X-Ray Crystallography Undated

Carton 13, Folder 17-20

Solid State Chemistry Lecture Notes 2002

 

Series 4 Professional Files 1950-2004

Physical Description: Carton 13, 21-42; Carton 14; Carton 15, folders 1-35

Arrangement

Arranged into 5 subseries: Committee Files, Conference Files, Consulting Files, Grant Files, and Review Files.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises materials documenting Brewer's professional commitments and achievements. It includes materials relating to his work on regional, national, and international professional committees, files relating to conferences that he planned or else attended as a guest speaker, materials relating to his consulting work for private industry groups, funding applications and summary reports for research grants offered through a diverse assortment of government agencies, and reviews of scholarly journal articles written by colleagues across many scientific fields.
 

4:1 Committee Files 1958-1997

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 21-24

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes files relating to Brewer's participation on professional committees and advising boards not directly affiliated with the University of California.
Carton 13, Folder 21

Materials Advising Board 1958-1960

Carton 13, Folder 22

NAS / SCI 1964-1966

Carton 13, Folder 23

Alloy Phase Diagram Program 1983-1987

Carton 13, Folder 24

Study of Research Needs in High Temperature Sciences Undated

 

4:2 Conference Files 1950-2004

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 25-42; Carton 14; Carton 15, folders 1-40

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to professional meetings and conferences that Brewer planned or attended. Conferences include the Gordon Research Conference, the Hume-Rothery Symposium, and the Thermodynamics of Alloys Conference (TOFA).
Carton 13, Folder 25-27

Chemical Bonding in Semiconductors and Semimetals 1950-1995

Carton 13, Folder 28

Paris 1957

Carton 13, Folder 29

Purdue Section of American Chemistry Society 1958

Carton 13, Folder 30

Gordon Research Conference Circa 1960

Carton 13, Folder 31

American Chemistry Society Meeting 1981

Carton 13, Folder 32

High Temperature Thermodynamics (Asilomar) 1963-2003

Carton 13, Folder 33

Chemistry Kinetics Conference 1967

Carton 13, Folder 34-36

American Society for Metals 1967-1969

Carton 13, Folder 37-38

Gordon Research Conference 1970-1994

Carton 13, Folder 39-42

Alloy Data Center - Alloy Phases 1975-1994

Carton 14, Folder 1-2

Alloy Data Center - Alloy Phases 1975-1994

Carton 14, Folder 3-5

Alloy Data Center 1976-1986

Carton 14, Folder 6

Gas Desulphurization (Morgantown) 1979

Carton 14, Folder 7

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Metallurgical Processes 1980

Carton 14, Folder 8

Midwest High Temperature (Lawrence) 1983

Carton 14, Folder 9

Midwest Thermodynamics Symposium 1988

Carton 14, Folder 10-14

Symposium on High Temperature and Materials Chemistry 1989

Carton 14, Folder 15

50th Anniversary of Plutonium Discovery 1991

Carton 14, Folder 16

Midwest High Temperature and Solid State Chemistry 1991

Carton 14, Folder 17

GIAUQUE Scientific Papers Foundation 1995

Carton 14, Folder 18

China 1996-1999

Carton 14, Folder 19

High Temperature Chemistry Materials 1997

Carton 14, Folder 20

Gordon Research Conference 1998-2000

Carton 14, Folder 21

Gordon Research Photographs 1996, 1999

Carton 14, Folder 22

TMS - Hume-Rothery Symposium 1998-2000

Carton 14, Folder 23

TMS Meeting (San Diego) 1999

Carton 14, Folder 24

ASM 1999-2000

Carton 14, Folder 25

American Chemical Society 2000

Carton 14, Folder 26-27

ICCT / IUPAC 2000

Carton 14, Folder 28-29

Plutonium Futures 2000

Carton 14, Folder 30

General Meetings 2000-2001

Carton 14, Folder 31-32

TMS (Kaufman) 2002

Carton 14, Folder 33

Thermodynamics of Alloys - Manuscript 2002

Carton 14, Folder 34-35

Thermodynamics of Alloys - Memoranda 2002

Carton 14, Folder 36-38

Thermodynamics of Alloys - Talk 2002

Carton 14, Folder 39

Thermodynamics of Alloys - Wien File 2004

Carton 14, Folder 40

Chemistry of High Temperature Species Undated

 

4:3 Consulting Files 1959-1996

Physical Description: Carton 14, folders 41-42; Carton 15, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with corporations and various research groups, as well as related research reports.
Carton 14, Folder 41

Bell Telephone Laboratories Circa 1959

Carton 14, Folder 42

General Atomic 1959-1971

Carton 15, Folder 1

Dow Chemical Company 1964-1980

Carton 15, Folder 2

Exxon 1978-1981

Carton 15, Folder 3

Chevron 1982

Carton 15, Folder 4

Electronic Power Research Institute 1993-1996

 

4:4 Grant Files 1972-2000

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 5-28

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with various granting agencies, including the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Carton 15, Folder 5

National Science Foundation 1972-1973

Carton 15, Folder 6

SRI International 1980-1983

Carton 15, Folder 7-9

Department of Energy 1981-1986, 1990

Carton 15, Folder 10

National Science Foundation 1991-1997

Carton 15, Folder 11-13

National Research Council - Cooperation in Applied Science and Technology 1992-1994

Carton 15, Folder 14

Electric Power Research Institute 1993-1995

Carton 15, Folder 15

Department of Energy / National Science Foundation 1994

Carton 15, Folder 16-17

National Science Foundation Proposal Guide 1994-1996

Carton 15, Folder 18-20

National Science Foundation - 1st Review 1994-1995

Carton 15, Folder 21-22

National Science Foundation - 2nd Review 1995

Carton 15, Folder 23

National Science Foundation - 3rd Review 1996

Carton 15, Folder 24

National Science Foundation - 4th Review 1996

Carton 15, Folder 25

Electrical Power Research Institute 1996

Carton 15, Folder 26-27

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / Nuclear Energy Agency Circa 1999

Carton 15, Folder 28

Petroleum Research Fund Circa 2000

 

Review Files 1958-1994

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 29-35

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews of scholarly articles and related correspondence.
Carton 15, Folder 29

Reviews 1958-1979

Carton 15, Folder 30

Review Correspondence 1972

Carton 15, Folder 31

Reviews 1982-1989

Carton 15, Folder 32

Serial Reviews / Proposals 1988-1986

Carton 15, Folder 33

Proposal Reviews 1989-1992

Carton 15, Folder 34-35

Review Correspondence 1990-1991, 1992-1994

 

Series 5 Subject Files 1921-2004

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 36-41; Cartons 16-22; Carton 23: 1-20.

Arrangement

Arranged into two series: Manhattan Project Files, and General Research Files.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes files relating to Brewer's work during World War II as a member of the Manhattan Project, as well as more general subject files that evidence the depth and breadth of Brewer's research interests. In some cases, the coverage within a single subject folder spans many decades.
The first subseries, Manhattan Project Files, includes correspondence, research reports, notes, and other materials relating to Brewer's work as a member of the top-secret United States government project to develop a nuclear weapon during World War II. As the leader of a small team of other young chemists from UC Berkeley, Brewer continued to hone his knowledge of chemistry and develop as a mentor and educator. The materials here provide insight into the difficult theoretical and material challenges Brewer overcame over the course of the project.
The challenge of the Manhattan Project to use theoretical models to predict properties of systems for which no data was available continued to be a dominant feature of Brewer's research throughout his professional career. The second subseries,
General Research Files, includes correspondence, notes, reports, and data documenting Brewer's research over the subsequent half-century. Many of these files document a long series of investigations aimed at establishing the general principles of high-temperature behavior, and at developing methods and materials to gain new information about high-temperature systems.
 

5:1 Manhattan Project Files 1930-1999

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 36-41; Carton 16; Carton 17, folders 1-21

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes correspondence, research reports, equipment notes, and other related materials relating to Brewer's work as a member of the Manhattan Project. Although Brewer kept most materials relating to his work on the Manhattan Project separate from his general research files, some materials were in fact interfiled among related research dating from other projects and time periods. In these cases, the original order of the files has been left undisturbed. For this reason, some materials relating to the Manhattan Project may also be found in Series 5, Subseries 2: General Research Files .
Carton 15, Folder 36-37

Actinides, Thermodynamics of Circa 1948

Carton 15, Folder 38

Beryllium and Zirconium, Physical Properties of 1946

Carton 15, Folder 39

Calorimeter, Berkeley 1951

Carton 15, Folder 40-41

Ceramics and Molding (Metallurgy) 1930-1950

Carton 16, Folder 1

Correspondence Re: Cerium and Thorium Sulfide 1953-1960

Carton 16, Folder 2-3

Correspondence 1947-1978

Carton 16, Folder 4

Correspondence Re: Crucibles 1945-1947

Carton 16, Folder 5

Correspondence Re: High Melting Electropositive... 1950-1951

Carton 16, Folder 6

Correspondence Re: Thermodynamics of Refractories 1943-1946

Carton 16, Folder 7

Crucibles 1945

Carton 16, Folder 8

Declassification of Brewer Project Proposal 1959

Carton 16, Folder 9

Engineer Receipt 1946

Carton 16, Folder 10-11

Equipment Undated

Carton 16, Folder 12-13

Equipment - High Temperature High Vacuum Undated

Carton 16, Folder 14

Equipment, Laboratory Photographs 1973

Carton 16, Folder 15

Gallium, Properties of 1948

Carton 16, Folder 16

Gaseous High Temperature Program, Study of Circa 1950

Carton 16, Folder 17-19

Heats of Formation of CeS, Ce3S4, and Ce2S3 1946

Carton 16, Folder 20

Heat from Lattice / Crystal Energies Undated

Carton 16, Folder 21

Heats of Plutonium Ions 1945

Carton 16, Folder 22

Heats, Solution Undated

Carton 16, Folder 23

Heat of Sublimination into Monatomic Carbon 1946

Carton 16, Folder 24

High Frequency Induction Furnaces, Use of 1943

Carton 16, Folder 25

High Temperature Files, Construction Materials for Undated

Carton 16, Folder 26

Higher Flourides 1945

Carton 16, Folder 27

Investigation in Liquid - Solid Equilibria 1946

Carton 16, Folder 28

Ion Pots 1934-1941

Carton 16, Folder 29-30

Lattice Calculations 1946-1947

Carton 16, Folder 31-32

Metals 1945-1947

Carton 16, Folder 33

Notebook 1944

Carton 16, Folder 34

Oak Ridge Lab - Ceramics Meeting - Breeding Power Reactor Circa 1956

Carton 16, Folder 35

Oxides and Halides, Physical Properties of 1939-1945

Carton 16, Folder 36

Participants, Directory of 1976

Carton 16, Folder 37

Periodic Status Report... 1948

Carton 16, Folder 38-39

Plutonium and Pu - F System 1945-1950

Carton 16, Folder 40

Plutonium, 50th Anniversary of Discovery of 1991

Carton 16, Folder 41

Plutonium, Los Alamos Conference Talk 1996-1999

Carton 16, Folder 42-43

Pure Metals, Preparation of Circa 1954

Carton 16, Folder 44-45

Publications 1931-1955

Carton 16, Folder 46-49

Publication Drafts 1945-1947

Carton 16, Folder 50

Refractory Sulfides, Preparation and Properties of Circa 1950

Carton 16, Folder 51

RL lists 1941-1945

Carton 16, Folder 52

Shielding of Molybdenum Cylindrical Shells 1943-1944

Carton 16, Folder 53

Sublimination Reports 1947

Carton 16, Folder 54

Super Refractories, New 1951

Carton 17, Folder 1

Temperature Composition Diagrams 1946

Carton 17, Folder 2

Thermodynamics of Metallic Sulfides Undated

Carton 17, Folder 3-4

Thermodynamic Properties of Plutonium 1945-1949

Carton 17, Folder 5

Thermodynamic Properties of Uranium 1947-1949

Carton 17, Folder 6

Thermodynamic Properties of Uranium Compounds 1965-1994

Carton 17, Folder 7

Thermodynamic Properties of Uranium Halides, Oxides... 1945

Carton 17, Folder 8

Transuranium Elements - Research Papers 1949

Carton 17, Folder 9

UO2 with S2Cl3, Reacting 1948

Carton 17, Folder 10

U-UBr3 Circa 1945

Carton 17, Folder 11-13

Uranium Carbides, Bromides... Undated

Carton 17, Folder 14

Uranium Temperature 1959

Carton 17, Folder 15

VCl2, VCl3, and VCl4 Undated

Carton 17, Folder 16

Westrum, Edgar F. Correspondence Re: P, U, and Cl 1945

Carton 17, Folder 17

X-Ray Calculations 1944-1948

Carton 17, Folder 18

Zachariasen, W.H. Correspondence Re: P, U, and Cl 1944

Carton 17, Folder 19-21

Zachariasen, W.H. Files 1946-1973

 

5:2  General Research Files 1921-2004

Physical Description: Carton 17, folders 22-54; Carton 18-22; Carton 23, folders 1-20

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Brewer kept many of his files organized by research topic; these subject files span Brewer's academic lifespan and professional career; often a single folder contains notes from multiple decades. Subject-based correspondence originally kept with these materials has been retained in these files. Likewise, files that might otherwise appear elsewhere in the collection, including various publications by Brewer and others, have also been retained among these files.
Carton 17, Folder 22

Acid-Base Catalyzed Reactions, Generalized Undated

Carton 17, Folder 23-24

Actinides 1980-1990

Carton 17, Folder 25

Aluminum / Al 1964

Carton 17, Folder 26-27

Alloys Circa 1952, 1958-1999

Box 1, Folder 9

Alloys, Metal Undated

Carton 17, Folder 28

Alloy Systems 1972-1975

Carton 17, Folder 29

Aqueous Programs Circa 1977-1983

Carton 17, Folder 30

Band Spectrums 1921-1951

Carton 17, Folder 31

Beryllium 1956-1999

Carton 17, Folder 32

Beryllium - Gallium System Circa 1955

Carton 17, Folder 33

Bonch - Bruyevich, A.M. and V. Shirokov 1955

Oversize B, Folder 1

Bonding Undated

Carton 25, Folder 2

Bonding: The Power of Chemical Bonding, Vol. I-II, VHS Program Tapes 1991

Carton 17, Folder 34-35

Bonding and Structure of Highly Stable Intermetallics 1968-1969

Carton 17, Folder 36

Bonding, Chemical: Metals 1965-1990

Carton 17, Folder 37-38

Brewer - Engel Dynamics Circa 2000

Carton 17, Folder 39-40

C2 1962-1966

Carton 17, Folder 41

C2 and C3 Circa 1953

Carton 17, Folder 42-43

Calculations of Generalized Acid-Base Catalyzed Reactions Circa 1941

Oversize B, Folder 1

Calculator Programs 2004

Carton 17, Folder 44

The 5s State of Carbon Circa 1947

Carton 17, Folder 45-49

Carbides 1948-1960, 1971-1982

Carton 17, Folder 50

Carbides: Ta-C, Ta2C System Circa 1955

Carton 17, Folder 51

Carbides: ThS, ThS2 Circa 1955

Carton 17, Folder 52

Carbides: UC 1953-1964

Carton 17, Folder 53-54

Carbonium Ion Theory Undated

Carton 18, Folder 1

Ceramic Journals Circa 1930

Carton 18, Folder 2

Chalcogenides and Aluminides / Binary Circa 1959

Carton 18, Folder 3-4

Chipman, John 1975-1976

Carton 18, Folder 5-6

CODATA Thermodynamic Tables 1986-1987

Carton 18, Folder 7

Constants, Physical Undated

Carton 18, Folder 8

Crystallography Circa 1970

Carton 18, Folder 9-10

Diatomic Molecules 1969-1979

Carton 18, Folder 11

Diatomic Spectra References 1960

Carton 18, Folder 12-13

Dihalides and Halides Circa 1940

Carton 18, Folder 14-20

Elements 1961-1989

Carton 18, Folder 21-32

Elements and Oxides 1984-1985

Carton 18, Folder 33

Enol - Reaction Theory Undated

Carton 18, Folder 34

Entropy Circa 1947

Carton 18, Folder 35

Electron Configurations Circa 1970

Carton 18, Folder 36

Electronic Levels Circa 1985

Carton 18, Folder 37-38

Electron Spectroscopy 1966-1982

Carton 18, Folder 39

Energies, Promotion 1965

Carton 18, Folder 40

Ethers, Vinyl Undated

Carton 18, Folder 41-42

F-Values 1957-1965

Carton 18, Folder 43

Gaseous Atoms Circa 1983

Carton 18, Folder 44

Graphs Undated

Carton 18, Folder 45

Gradient Furnace Experiment Circa 1983

Carton 18, Folder 46-47

Elements, JANAF Oxides 1962-1979

Carton 18, Folder 48

Gurvich, Lev 1983

Carton 18, Folder 49

Hg2 1983-1984

Carton 18, Folder 50

Henry's Law 1988

Carton 18, Folder 51-52

High Temperature Chemistry Undated, 1947

Carton 18, Folder 53

High Temperature Thermodynamic References Circa 1970

Carton 18, Folder 54

High Temperature Thermodynamics - Unusual Properties Undated

Carton 18, Folder 55-56

Hirai, Shinji 1993

Carton 19, Folder 1-3

Hirai, Shinji 1993

Carton 19, Folder 4-7

Human Rights 1999-2003

Carton 19, Folder 8

Impurities Undated

Carton 19, Folder 9

Ionization Constants Undated

Carton 19, Folder 10

Ionization Energies / Energy Levels Circa 1971

Carton 19, Folder 11

Ionization of Weak Acids, Determination Undated

Carton 19, Folder 12

I2 Dissertation Paper Undated

Carton 19, Folder 13

Irreversibility Papers Circa 1961-1988

Carton 19, Folder 14

IUPAC 1996-1997

Carton 19, Folder 15-18

Lanthanides, Elements 1958-1986

Carton 19, Folder 19-21

Lanthanides and Actinides 1965-1971

Carton 19, Folder 22-25

Lanthanides, Actinides, and Alloy Phase Diagrams 1964-1978

Carton 19, Folder 26

Liquid Metals 1976-1983

Carton 19, Folder 27

M(g) 1984-1985

Carton 19, Folder 28

Madelung Constants Undated

Carton 19, Folder 29

Magnesium and Aluminum in Oxygen, Combustion of Circa 1943

Carton 19, Folder 30

Metal Alloy Densities 1972

Carton 19, Folder 31-33

Metal Alloy Systems - Mo-Al, Ti, Mx 1982-1990

Carton 19, Folder 34

Metallic Lewis Acid-Base Interactions 1995-1997

Carton 19, Folder 35-36

Metals, Transition / Intermetallics Circa 2000

Box 1, Folder 20

Metals, Transitional Aluminides with Diagrams 1989-1990

Carton 19, Folder 37-38

Metals, Transition - Bibliographies Circa 1988

Carton 19, Folder 39

Metals, Ultra-Purification at High Temperatures Undated

Carton 19, Folder 40

Miedema Alloys 1975-1995

Carton 19, Folder 41

MAlx Circa 1988

Box 1, Folder 10

MAlx Undated

Carton 1, Folder 11

MCx Structures Undated

Carton 19, Folder 42

MNx Circa 1989

Carton 19, Folder 43

Molybdenum, Elements 1948

Carton 19, Folder 44

Molybdenum Systems 1967-1968

Carton 19, Folder 45-46

Molybdenum in Alkali Liquids 1969-1987

Carton 19, Folder 47

Molybdenum - Cobalt 1983

Carton 19, Folder 48-50

Molybdenum - Iron 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Molybdenum - Iron Undated

Carton 19, Folder 51

Molybdenum - Magnesium Circa 1981

Carton 19, Folder 52

Nitrogen, Energy Levels of 1951

Carton 19, Folder 53

Nickel, Elements 1973

Carton 19, Folder 54-55

Niobium, Elements Circa 1965, 1968-1989

Carton 19, Folder 56

NBI Project 1981

Box 1, Folder 13

NBI Project 1981

Carton 20, Folder 1

NO Vibrational Structure and Data Undated

Carton 20, Folder 2

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Group 8 Aluminides Circa 1970

Carton 20, Folder 3

Organic Chemistry Lab 1989

Carton 20, Folder 4-6

Oxides 1938-1984

Carton 20, Folder 7

Oxides, Alkaline Earth Circa 1985-1988

Carton 20, Folder 8

Oxides, Group II Circa 1981

Carton 20, Folder 9

Oxides, Group III Circa 1953

Carton 20, Folder 10

Oxides, Group IV Circa 1980-1981

Carton 20, Folder 11-13

Oxide, Lanthanum 1960-1984

Carton 20, Folder 14-38

Oxide, Mesityl 1939-1999

Carton 21, Folder 1-8

Oxide, Mesityl 1939-1999

Carton 21, Folder 9

Oxides, Ir, Pt, and Noble Metal 1979-1981

Carton 21, Folder 10

Oxides, P, Pd, Rh, Ru, and Re Circa 1985

Carton 21, Folder 11

Oxides, Tantalum and Niobium Circa 1973

Carton 21, Folder 12

Oxides, Tin 1945-1950

Carton 21, Folder 13

Oxides, W, Zr, V, S, and Pb 1965-1973

Carton 21, Folder 14-15

Oxide Phase Diagrams Undated

Carton 21, Folder 16

Oxides, Thermodynamic and Spectroscopic Study of Circs 1962

Carton 21, Folder 17

P Circa 1987

Carton 21, Folder 18

Pd2, Structure and Bonding of Circa 1985

Carton 21, Folder 19

Parameter Representation, Three Circa 1975

Carton 21, Folder 20

Peroxide Reaction Theory Undated

Carton 21, Folder 21

Perturbation Undated

Carton 21, Folder 22-28

Phase Diagrams 1950-1990, 1991, Circa 1994

Carton 21, Folder 29

Phase Relations and Structures at High Temperatures 1964-1976

Carton 21, Folder 30

Plutonium (25 Years) 1967

Carton 21, Folder 31

Plutonium (50 Years) 1991

Carton 21, Folder 32

Plutonium and Uranium Circa 1982

Carton 21, Folder 33-34

Plutonium Alloys, Constitution of Circa 1969

Carton 21, Folder 35

Plutonium Crucibles 1948-1999

Carton 21, Folder 36

Protactinium Metal Undated

Carton 21, Folder 37

Properties Across the Periodic Table 1961-1988

Carton 21, Folder 38-39

Radiation Relations Undated

Carton 21, Folder 40

Radioactive Isotopes - Ra and Th 1975-1982

Carton 21, Folder 41

Rate Constants of Generalized Acid - Base Catalyzed Reactions Undated

Carton 21, Folder 42

Rate Law Integration Undated

Carton 21, Folder 43-44

Regular Solutions 1950-1980

Carton 21, Folder 45-46

Regular Solution Calculations 1962-1976

Carton 21, Folder 47

Rotation, Pure Undated

Carton 21, Folder 48

Russian Visitors 1963-1972

Carton 21, Folder 49

Schaller's Theory Circa 1988

Carton 21, Folder 50

Si Undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Si, SiO2 Undated

Carton 21, Folder 51

SiO2 Crystobalite 1973-1975

Carton 21, Folder 52

Sn System Undated

Carton 21, Folder 53

Solubility Undated

Carton 21, Folder 54

Solubilities in Transition Metal Alloys Undated

Carton 21, Folder 55-56

Solutions, Salt and Metal Circa 1939

Carton 21, Folder 57-59

Spectra Circa 1957, Circa 1986

Carton 22, Folder 1-2

Spectra Undated

Carton 22, Folder 3-5

Spectroscopy Undated, 1950. 1963-1964

Carton 22, Folder 6

Stable in the Gaseous Phase Undated

Carton 22, Folder 7

Stability of Lanthanide - Plutonium Compounds Circa 1977

Carton 22, Folder 8

Stability, Solute: Cobalt - Molybdenum 1983

Carton 22, Folder 9-10

Stimach, R-Brewer Group Undated

Box 1, Folder 15-17

Stimach, R-Graphs - Continuation Experiment 1982-1983

Carton 22, Folder 11

Substituents, Effects on Rates, Equilibria, and Products Undated

Carton 22, Folder 12-13

S2, Se2, Te2, BeS, TeO, Correspondence Re: 1962-1967

Carton 22, Folder 14

Sulfide Crucibles Circa 1951, 1966

Box 1, Folder 18

Summary of Early Research 1946

Carton 22, Folder 15

Symmetry of Time in Physics Circa 1930

Carton 22, Folder 16

Ta, Elements 1960-1965

Carton 22, Folder 17

Ta Oxides 1955-1972

Carton 22, Folder 18-21

Ternary Compounds Undated, 1963

Carton 22, Folder 22-23

Ternary Compounds - Fe Systems 1972-1975

Carton 22, Folder 24

THCAIC Circa 1991

Carton 22, Folder 25

Thermal Expansion Circa 1980

Carton 22, Folder 26-27

Thermodynamics, Bulletin of Chemical Circa 1955

Carton 22, Folder 28

Thermodynamic Capacities Undated

Carton 22, Folder 29-35

Thermodynamics, Fe Alloys 1950-1980

Box 1, Folder 19

Thermodynamics, Fe Alloys 1958-1980

Carton 22, Folder 36-41

Thermodynamics, High Temperature Circa 1979, 1984-1986

Carton 22, Folder 42-43

Thermodynamics of Metal, Molybdenum, others Circa 1999

Carton 22, Folder 44

Thermodynamic Programs Circa 1990

Carton 22, Folder 45

Thermodynamic Properties, Ta 1960

Carton 22, Folder 46

Thermo-Vac 1945

Carton 22, Folder 47

Thorium (Th) Undated

Carton 22, Folder 48

Thorium Ceramics Data Manual Undated

Carton 22, Folder 49

TiO, TiO2, TiO3 1969-1972

Carton 22, Folder 50

Transpiration Method Undated

Carton 22, Folder 51

Tr Energy Levels 1965-1983

Carton 22, Folder 52-53

Urania / Uranium System Circa 1965, 1962-1982

Carton 22, Folder 54-55

Vacuum, High Temperature Systems Undated

Carton 23, Folder 1

Vanadium, V, Elements Undated

Carton 23, Folder 2

V2S3 1982

Carton 23, Folder 3-7

Vanadium Oxides 1988-1990

Carton 23, Folder 8

Vapor and Vapor Pressure of STO Undated

Carton 23, Folder 9-10

Vaporization of Oxides 1958

Carton 23, Folder 11

West, George - 3rd Law 1917-1952

Carton 23, Folder 12

West, George - Correspondence 1937

Carton 23, Folder 13

West, George - Cp Determination 1934-1935

Carton 23, Folder 14

West, George - Diffusion 1933-1945

Carton 23, Folder 15

West, George - Gaseous Hydrocarbons 1939-1940

Carton 23, Folder 16

West, George - High Temperature Heat Contents 1929-1946

Carton 23, Folder 17

West, George - Rates of Reactions 1934-1949

Carton 23, Folder 18

West, George - Vapor Pressure 1930-1957

Carton 23, Folder 19

Workers in the Field of High Temperature Chemistry Circa 1957

Carton 23, Folder 20

X-Rays 1944-1948

 

Series 6 Biographical Files 1930-2000

Physical Description: Carton 23, folders 23-38; Carton 24, folders 1-28.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Personal Materials and Award Materials.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises materials documenting aspects of Brewer's personal life and professional achievements, including his graduate work, his relationships with his doctoral students and research associates, and the ways in which his accomplishments were recognized by his profession and his field.
The first subseries, Personal Materials, documents Brewer's early academic interests as a student at the California Institute of Technology, including student notes and his dissertation on Mesityl Oxide, for which he received his SC.D. in 1941. It also includes materials documenting Brewer's many achievements as an educator and researcher, including bio-bibliographical updates provided to the University of California over a close to fifty-year period.
The second subseries, Award Materials, is composed of files relating to honors and awards Brewer received over the course of his professional career in academia and scientific research, including appointment letters to academic and committee positions, articles describing his research, and both formal and candid photographs of Brewer in the laboratory, at various campus events, conferences, and speaking engagements. It also includes the full transcription of an oral history, as well as draft materials and correspondence relating to the festschrift compiled in Brewer's honor by his colleagues and former students.
 

6:1 Personal Materials 1930-2000

Physical Description: Carton 23, folders 21-38; Carton 24, folders 1-5.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes student notes and Brewer's dissertation on Mesityl Oxide, as well as a selection of other materials documenting Brewer's research achievements. Also includes photographs of Brewer with his students.
Carton 23, Folder 21-24

Student Notes 1930, 1934-1944

Carton 23, Folder 25-26

Mesityl Oxide Dissertation Circa 1941

Carton 23, Folder 27-37

Bio-Bibliographies 1955-2000

Carton 23, Folder 38

Bio-Bibliographies / MSCD Annual Reports 1985-1990

Carton 24, Folder 1

Metal Bibliographies 1989

Carton 24, Folder 2-4

Doctoral Students 1958-1971

Carton 24, Folder 5

Lab Portraits 1960-1990

 

6:2 Award Materials 1959-2000

Physical Description: Carton 24, folders 6-28

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and program materials relating to honors and awards Brewer received over the course of his lifetime. Also includes personal photographs, the transcript of an oral history conducted through the Chemical Heritage Foundation, as well as draft materials and correspondence relating to the festschrift compiled in Brewer's honor by his colleagues and former students.
Carton 24, Folder 6

Honors / Awards Circa 1961-1997

Carton 24, Folder 7

American Ceramic Society 1991

Carton 24, Folder 8

Chairmanship Invitations 1964, 1968

Carton 24, Folder 9

Committee Positions 1985-1998

Carton 24, Folder 10

High Temperature Chemistry Symposium Circa 1989

Carton 24, Folder 11

National Academy of the Sciences Circa 1959-1963

Carton 24, Folder 12

Nichols Medal Nomination 1984

Carton 24, Folder 13

Palladium Medalist Award 1971

Carton 24, Folder 14

Printed Materials Circa 1960-1990

Carton 24, Folder 15

Programs 1960-1990

Carton 24, Folder 16

UC Berkeley 1975-1992

Carton 24, Folder 17

Henry Werner Lecture 1963

Carton 24, Folder 18

70th Birthday Honor Letters 1989

Carton 24, Folder 19

Biographical Sketches 1979-1988

Carton 24, Folder 20-23

Festschrift - The Responsibility of High Temperature Scientists 1983-1985

Carton 24, Folder 24

Gilles, Paul - "Leo Brewer: Versatile Chemist" 1984

Carton 24, Folder 25

Oral History 2000

Carton 24, Folder 26

Personal Photographs Circa 1955-2000

Carton 24, Folder 27

Research Views 1970-1990

Carton 24, Folder 28

"Significance of Brewer's Work" 1990