Speeches and writings, correspondence, patents, biographical data, and photographs, relating to chemical research in Russia
and the Soviet Union, and to Russian émigré affairs.
Vladimir Nikolaevich Ipatieff was born on 21 November 1867 in Moscow, Russia. His early career was that of a military man:
in 1887 he graduated from the Mikhailovskoe artilleriiskoe uchilishche, and in 1892 from the Mikhailovskaia artilleriiskaia
akademiia. But his interest in chemistry diverted him from a strictly military path. Teaching the subject at the Artillery
Academy, he went on to get a doctorate from St. Petersburg University in 1907, while advancing in military rank to major general
in 1910. From 1906 to 1916, he taught chemistry at the University as well, and was made a member of the Imperial Academy of
Sciences in 1916. As a lieutenant general during the First World War, he served as Director of the Commission for Preparation
of Explosives and Chairman of the Chemical Committee.
2 manuscript boxes, 7 microfilm reels
(1.8 Linear Feet)
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