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Melvin Calvin papers, [ca. 1938-1986]
BANC MSS 91/50 c  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Melvin Calvin papers, [ca. 1938-1986]
    Dates: 1938-1986
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/50 c
    Creator/Collector: Calvin, Melvin, 1911-1997
    Extent: 33 cartons, 76 boxes, 1 oversize folder
    Repository: UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Contains correspondence, manuscripts, grant proposals, travel files, and course materials relating to Professor Calvin's teaching and research at the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Also includes materials regarding Calvin's service on U.S. government advisory boards including the Office of Science and Technology (OST), the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), and the Energy Research Advisory Board (ERAB) of the U.S. Department of Energy.
    Language of Material: English


    Open to the public without restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Creative Commons Code: CC BY-ND

    Preferred Citation

    Melvin Calvin papers, [ca. 1938-1986]. UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library

    Acquisition Information

    In 1989 the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) declassified several collections at The Bancroft Library, including the papers of UC faculty members in the departments of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics. In the case of Melvin Calvin, NARA returned primarily photocopies to the Library.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the bio-organic chemistry group at the Lawrence Radiation National Laboratory. Professor Calvin received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961 for identifying the path of carbon in photosynthesis.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The attached container listing of the Melvin Calvin papers is adapted from one created by the National Archives and Records Administration for Record Group 434, Subgroup: Department of Energy, Office: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Series: Records of Dr. Melvin Calvin, Accession Number: 9NNS-434-90-003. Bancroft Library staff added some dates and additional folder headings for clarification.

    Indexing Terms

    Organic Geochemistry
    Chemistry -- Research
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    United States. -- Office of Science and Technology Policy
    University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Chemistry
    National Science Foundation
    National Institutes of Health
    Rockefeller Foundation
    Allred, John C.
    Abelson, P. H.
    Baltrop, J. A.
    Bartlett, P. D.
    Cohen, Seymour
    Elkes, Joel
    Glaser, Donald
    Horowitz, Norman
    Sagan, Carl
    Strong, Edward W.
    Wilson, O. C.

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