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Joel Henry Hildebrand papers, 1903-1986 (bulk 1923-1981)
BANC MSS 71/69 c box 1; BANC MSS 85/68 c [no longer used] ; BANC MSS 87/87 c [no longer used] ; BANC MSS 71/69 c oversize folder 1; ...
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Title:

Joel Henry Hildebrand papers, 1903-1986 (bulk 1923-1981)
Joel Hildebrand papers

Creator/Contributor:

Hildebrand, Joel Henry, 1881-, creator

Abstract:

Contains materials relating to Joel Henry Hildebrand's professional activities as a professor and researcher, primarily from the latter part of his career. The correspondence includes interchanges with journals, professional organizations, and colleagues, many of whom were also personal friends. Documents pertaining to Hildebrand's professional activities represent the many awards and tributes he received during his long active retirement, including programs and correspondence from Hildebrand's milestone birthday celebrations. The collection includes drafts, notes, and reprints of many of Hildebrand's scientific papers, from his 1906 thesis to his last published work in 1981. His research on solubility and his interest in caisson sickness (the "bends") are both well represented. Hildebrand's writings for a general audience on science and scientists, as well as on education and other broader cultural topics, show his investment in issues beyond his chosen field of chemistry. The collection also contains a small amount of materials relating to Hildebrand's various administrative duties at the University of California, including his role in the loyalty oath controversy, as well as documents from his involvement in the Sierra Club.

Date:

1923 (issued)

Subject:

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Hildebrand, Joel Henry -- 1881-1983 -- Archives
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Chemistry.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Sierra Club.
Chemistry -- History -- 20th century
Chemists -- California -- Berkeley

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2010.
Joel Henry Hildebrand papers, BANC MSS 71/69 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.
Related collection: Correspondence and papers relating to the loyalty oath controversy (CU-9.2).
Related collection: Chemistry, Education and the University of California (BANC MSS C-D 4052)
Related collection: Physical chemistry at the University of California (BANC MSS 81/136 c)
Joel Henry Hildebrand (1881-1983) was an influential professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He was recruited to Berkeley by Gilbert Lewis in 1913, and taught approximately 40,000 students before his retirement from active instruction in 1952. He also served in several administrative roles at the university, including Dean of Men (1923-1926), Dean of the College of Letters and Science (1939-1943), Chairman of the Department of Chemistry (1941-1943), and Dean of the College of Chemistry (1949-1951). After his retirement, he remained active in research and publication well into his 90s. His many awards include the Nichols Medal, the Gibbs Medal, and the Priestley Medal. He also served as president of the Sierra Club from 1937 to 1940 and was the manager of the 1936 U.S. Olympic ski team.
Forms part of the History of science and technology collection.

Type:

Faculty papers.

Physical Description:

print
5 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize folder (6.65 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 71/69 c box 1
BANC MSS 85/68 c [no longer used]
BANC MSS 87/87 c [no longer used]
BANC MSS 71/69 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 71/69 c carton 1
BANC MSS 71/69 c carton 2
BANC MSS 71/69 c carton 3
BANC MSS 71/69 c carton 4
BANC MSS 71/69 c carton 5
BANC MSS 71/69 c
BANC MSS 71/69 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.