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  • Title: Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1986
    Collection Number: 85022
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes (3.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, statements, memoranda, bulletins, reports, conference material, press releases, and clippings relating to the civil rights of dissident scientists in various countries, especially the Soviet Union. Much of the material concerns the cases of Andreĭ Sakharov, Yuri Orlov, and Anatoly Shcharansky.
    Creator: Flory, Paul J.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1910 June 19 Born, Sterling, Illinois
    1931 Bachelor's degree, Manchester College
    1934 Ph.D in Chemistry, Ohio State University
    1936 Married Emily Catherine Tabor
    1937-1939 Employed at Basic Science Research Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati
    1940-1943 Employed at Esso Laboratories of the Standard Oil Development Company (later known as Exxon)
    1943-1948 Employed at the Research Laboratory of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
    1948 Accepted professorship, Cornell University
    1961-1975 Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
    1974 Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)
    1975 Awarded National Medal of Science
    1978 Withdrew from a symposium in Tashkent in response to persecution of Soviet scientists
    1980 Delegate, Hamburg Scientific Forum, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
    1982 Panelist, Madrid CSCE
    1984 Served as spokesman for a group of scholars offering themselves as personal witnesses with the hope of securing medical treatment for Elena Bonner
    1985 Co-authored public letter to the editor of Science concerning National Academy of Science (NAS) scientific exchange protocol
    1985 Died
    Sources: Nobelprize.org
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1974/flory-autobio.html

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes correspondence, statements, memoranda, bulletins, reports, conference material, press releases, and clippings relating to the civil rights of dissident scientists in various countries, especially the Soviet Union. Much of the material concerns the cases of Andreĭ Sakharov, Yuri Orlov, and Anatoly Shcharansky.
    These papers document Paul J. Flory's involvement in various civil rights organizations concerned with the treatment of dissident scientists. They include materials from organizations such as Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky (SOS), Helsinki Watch, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Human Rights, Andrei Sakharov Institute, and the Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc. These materials document the advocacy and educational work of these groups, including statements and letters supporting dissident scientists. Also included are materials on the Hamburg Scientific Forum, which was mandated by the Helsinki Final Act (also known as the Helsinki Accords) of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

    Related Materials

    Scientists For Sakharov, Orlov And Shcharansky Records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Paul J. Flory Papers, Chemical Heritage Foundation

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dissenters -- Soviet Union
    Civil rights -- Soviet Union
    Civil rights
    Scientists -- Soviet Union
    Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989
    Shcharansky, Anatoly
    Orlov, Yuri, 1924-
    Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky