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Finding Aid for the Frederic J. Kakis papers 2008.047.r
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  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Arrangement note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Frederic J. Kakis papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 2008.047.r
    Contributing Institution: University Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet (3 boxes, 1 flat box, 1 item in art rail)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2009
    Abstract: The collection consists of Chapman University Professor Emeritus Frederic J. Kakis' pubished articles, regalia and some material related to his career at Chapman University.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Frederic J. Kakis papers consists of four series that spans the years from the 1960s to the present. The series deal with his expertise in the field of forensics relating to the insurance industry, his academic writing in the field of chemistry, his career at Chapman College/University, and the publishing information of his two books, Drugs: Facts and Fictions, and Legacy of Courage: the adventures and survival of a Greek-Jewish family that refused to submit to the Germans.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Frederic J. Kakis is a Professor Emeritus of Chapman University. Dr. Kakis began teaching at Chapman University in 1964 and recieved emeriti status in May, 1992. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from City College of New York, with special honors, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Kakis was born in Drama, Greece, and he and his family survived the Nazi Holocaust in Greece during World War II. He is the author of countless articles in the fields of forensics and chemistry, and the author of Drugs: Facts and Fictions and Legacy of Courage: A Holocaust Survival Story in Greece.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Arrangement note

    This collection is arranged in series:
    Series 1, Forensics
    Series 2, Chapman College / University Career
    Series 3, Chemistry articles
    Series 4, Post-Chapman activities
    Series 5, Academic regalia
    Series 6, Photographs

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], Frederic J. Kakis papers (2008.047.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kakis, Frederic J., Professor Emeritus, d. 2009
    Chapman University. Chemistry Dept.
    Faculty -- Emeriti -- Chapman University
    Faculty papers
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Greece -- Personal Narratives