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Louis Avrom Strait papers
MSS 75-04  
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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: Louis Avrom Strait papers
    Dates: 1939-1971
    Collection Number: MSS 75-04
    Creator/Collector: Strait, Louis Avrom
    Extent: 7.5 linear feet (6 cartons).
    Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Abstract: Includes committee minutes, correspondence, lectures, reports, speeches, related to his research and departmental activities.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Louis Avrom Strait papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

    Acquisition Information

    Papers received April 3, 1975.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Louis Avrom Strait was born in Denver, CO, September 27, 1907. He attended local schools, receiving his A.B. (1930) and A.M. (1932) from the University of Colorado. He was granted the PhD (Physics) from the University of California, Berkeley in 1937. Dr. Strait was an instructor, then asst. professor in physics at Colorado from 1930 to 1932. He was invited to set up a spectrographic laboratory at UCSF by the deans of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, and was its director until retirement. He was a fellow (1937-38), then moved from instructor to professor of Biophysics, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, holding joint titles in these schools, becoming emeritus in 1971. The following year UCSF conferred upon him the honorary LL.D. He was a civilian with the Atomic Energy Commission and in the Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1943-45, and held a Fulbright professorship in Cairo, 1950-51. Dr. Strait was a member of AAAS, the American Chemical Society, the Optical Society of America, American Physics Society, Society of Applied Spectroscopy, the American Pharmaceutical Association and the New York Academy of Science. His research interests included spectroscopy and molecular structure, chemical and biological applications; H-bonding properties of biogenic and other amines.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection materials include committee minutes, correspondence, lectures, reports, speeches, related to his research and departmental activities. Prominent subjects include Biophysics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Dates range from 1939-1971.

    Indexing Terms

    Pharmacy--Study and teaching
    Spectroscopy
    Spectrum analysis
    Strait, Louis Avrum
    University of California, San Francisco. Academic Senate
    University of California, San Francisco. School of Pharmacy.
    University of California, San Francisco. School of Pharmacy. Spectrographic Laboratory.

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