The University of Chicago Radiocarbon Lab records document the daily operations of the University of Chicago Radiocarbon Lab.
The records contain correspondence and related subject files, lab notebooks, sample records and other material documenting
the activities of the University of Chicago Radiocarbon Lab.
The University of Chicago Radiocarbon Lab was the first lab devoted to radiocarbon dating in the world. It was founded by
Willard F. Libby (1908-1980), a noted chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his role in developing the science
of radiocarbon dating. The lab operated in the university's Institute for Nuclear Studies.
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