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University of Chicago Radiocarbon Lab records
UA 018  
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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.
6.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
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