Guide to the Frank Y. Chuck Papers SC1550

Hanna Ahn
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Frank Y. Chuck papers
Creator: Chuck, Frank Y.
source: Fong, Bernadine Chuck
Identifier/Call Number: SC1550
Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1912-2020
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Conditions Governing Use

While University Archives is the owner of the physical and/or digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open for research use.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to the life and career of Frank Y. Chuck, a noted research chemist and one of Stanford University's earliest graduates of color. Included are photographs, academic transcripts, diplomas, domestic and international patents, professional papers, notebooks, correspondence, and an oral history interview transcript.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Y. Chuck (1900-1994) was a research chemist who patented a technique for the dehydration of milk and the stabilization of whey products through crystallization so they would dissolve easily in liquid, a process that allowed milk products to be shipped overseas during wartime and is still used today in the production of household items such as instant hot cocoa mix and powdered milk.
He also developed an effective treatment for coccidiosis, an avian disease that ravaged California in the 1930s, and was credited with saving the state's poultry industry at the time. In addition, he began his own research laboratory where he studied the stabilization of vitamins to manufacture vitamin concentrates and other nutritional products for the animal husbandry industry.
For his research and innovations, Dr. Chuck was awarded twenty-seven U.S. patents and ten foreign patents. He was also called in as an expert witness in a Canadian lawsuit involving an infringement on his milk dehydration patents in the 1960s between two large dairy companies.
Frank Y. Chuck, born Faw Yap Chuck, received three degrees in Chemistry from Stanford University: a Bachelor of Arts in 1922, a Degree of Engineer in 1923, and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1925.
His daughter Bernadine Chuck Fong, also a Stanford graduate and former president of Foothill College, became a Trustee of Stanford University in 1987.
Sources Oral history interview transcript (1985, Frank Y. Chuck papers (SC1550). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Biography prepared by Bernadine Chuck Fong (2020), Frank Y. Chuck papers (SC1550). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item] Frank Y. Chuck papers (SC1550). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bernadine Chuck Fong, 2020.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Asian American students--California.
Asian Americans -- California -- Stanford
Asian-Americans -- History
Chemistry -- Study and teaching.
Patents--United States
Oral history
Chuck, Frank Y.
Fong, Bernadine Chuck


Series 1. Biographical Materials 1912-2020

Box 1, Folder 1

Biography (Authored by Bernadine Chuck Fong) 1994-2020

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph with Father 1912

Box 1, Folder 3

Photographs in Stanford Quad 1923

Box 1, Folder 4

Photographs 1924-1936

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs 1924-1925

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs in Stanford Quad 1924

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographs in Stanford Quad 1925

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs 1937-1939

Box 1, Folder 9

Media Articles 1940-1954

Box 1, Folder 10

Media Articles - Daily Palo Alto Times 1951-1953

Box 1, Folder 11

Knights of Columbus 1954-1955

Box 1, Folder 12

Stanford University Chinese Club and Clubhouse 1969-1991

Box 1, Folder 13

Oral History Interview 1981-05-15

Box 1, Folder 14

Profiles in Excellence 1985

Box 1, Folder 15

Media Articles - Miscellaneous 1990-1994

Box 1, Folder 16

Media Articles - SAPAAC Award 1992

Box 1, Folder 17

Media Articles - AAMA Award 1993

Box 1, Folder 18

Citation - The Chinese in America 2003

Box 1, Folder 19

Media Articles - The Source 2004

Box 1, Folder 20

Media Articles - Sandstone and Tile 2005

Box 1, Folder 21

Obituary 1994

Box 1, Folder 22

Bernadine Chuck Fong Materials, Undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Materials on Coccidiosis 1929

Box 1, Folder 24

Materials on Coccidiosis 1934-1950


Series 2. Education and Research 1915-1936

Box 2, Folder 1

Academic Records (and related correspondence) 1915-1928

Box 2, Folder 2

Bachelor of Arts Degree 1922

Box 2, Folder 3

Degree of Engineer 1923

Box 2, Folder 4

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 1925

Box 2, Folder 5

Phi Lambda Upsilon 1927

Box 2, Folder 6

Photograph of E.C. Franklin 1927

Box 2, Folder 7

Sigma Xi Membership 1928

Box 2, Folder 8

Laboratory Notebooks 1928-1960

Box 2, Folder 9

A More Effective Control of Coccidiosis 1933

Box 2, Folder 10

Citation - Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1934 1936

Box 2, Folder 11

A Therapeutic Preparation for the Control of Avian Coccidiosis 1936

Box 2, Folder 12

Research Notes on Milk Bacteria, Undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Types of Coccidial Infections, Undated


Series 3. Patents 1915-1964

Box 3, Folder 1

Patent Specifications 1915-1934

Box 3, Folder 2

Foreign Patents: Therapeutic Processes 1932-1935

Box 3, Folder 3

Patent Specifications: Veterinary Remedy for Coccidiosis 1934-1951

Box 3, Folder 4

Patent: Therapeutic Substances and Processes of Manufacture 1935-1937

Box 3, Folder 5

Patent: Disintegrating and Distributing Apparatus 1936

Box 3, Folder 6

Patent: Egg Treatments and Products 1936

Box 3, Folder 7

Patent: Dehydration Processes 1940

Box 3, Folder 8

Patent Correspondence 1935

Box 3, Folder 9

Patent Correspondence 1936

Box 3, Folder 10

Patent Correspondence 1937

Box 3, Folder 11

Patent Correspondence 1938

Box 3, Folder 12

Patent Correspondence 1939

Box 3, Folder 13

Patent Correspondence 1945

Box 3, Folder 14

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1937-1941

Box 3, Folder 15

Miscellaneous Notes 1942

Box 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous Notes, Undated

Box 3, Folder 17

Forms, Undated

Box 3, Folder 18

Frank Y. Chuck Research Laboratories - Iotab (Iotein Tablets) 1939

Box 3, Folder 19

Office of Price Administration 1942-1945

Box 3, Folder 20

Fla-Pana Registration 1950

Box 3, Folder 21

Fla-Pana Research Laboratories 1955-1963

Box 3, Folder 22

Documentation on Patent Infringement Lawsuit 1934-1960

Box 3, Folder 23

Transcript of Patent Infringement Lawsuit 1964


Series 4. Oversized Materials

flat-box 4

Photograph Album, Undated

flat-box 4, Folder 1

Cubberley Portrait and Related Articles 1939-1991

flat-box 5

Laboratory Notebook 1931-1937