Collection pertains to his teaching and
research, primarily while at Stanford University, and includes grant files, articles and
papers, reprints, class files, correspondence, travel records, and biographical
Born in Canada, Henry Taube received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of
Saskatchewan in 1935, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berkeley in 1940. He was an Instructor
at Berkeley, Assistant Professor at Cornell, rose to Professor at the University of Chicago,
and in 1962 came to Stanford University. At Stanford he served as chair of the Department of
Chemistry from 1972-74 and again in 1978-79. Henry's research interests were in both
inorganic and organic chemistry; his work has been central to many different fields such as
electron transfer at semiconductor electrodes, solar energy conversion, and photosynthesis.
For his great contributions to science, Henry received numerous honors, including membership
in the National Academy of Sciences (1959), The National Medal of Science (1977), The
Priestley Medal (1985, the highest award of the American Chemical Society) and the Nobel
Prize in Chemistry (1983). He died in November 2005.
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