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  • Language of Material: German
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Emil Fischer papers
    source: Chapman, Barney
    Creator: Fischer, Emil, 1852-1919
    Identifier/Call Number: M2568
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 6 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box
    Date (inclusive): 1865-1984

    Content Description

    Family albums, glass negatives, album of (52) loose vintage photographs; personal letters, scientific publications, documents, clippings, and miscellaneous items. The materials document the lives of Emil Fischer, Hermann Otto Laurenz Fischer and Agnes Fischer Peterson. The materials are in German and English.

    Biographical / Historical

    Emil Fischer (October 9, 1852 – July 15, 1919) was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Emil Fischer's son, Hermann Otto Laurenz Fischer (December 16, 1888 - March 9, 1960) left Nazi Germany in the 1930s and in 1948 became a professor of biochemistry at the University of California Berkeley. Hermann Fischer's daughter, Agnes Fischer Peterson (March 8, 1923 - September 1, 2008), was a long-time curator at the Hoover Institution.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Emil Fischer papers (M25681). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chapman, Barney