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Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 : oral history transcript / 1999.
BANC MSS 2000/54 c; Phonotape 3061 C:1-31; BANC MSS 2000/54 c suppl.; BANC MSS 2000/54 c
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Title:

Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 : oral history transcript / 1999
University of California history series

Creator/Contributor:

Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-1997, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Pitzer, Jean Mosher, 1914-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Hughes, Sally Smith, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

LaBerge, Germaine, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Curl, Robert Floyd.

Creator/Contributor:

Massey, Marilyn Chapin, 1942-

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Childhood and education in Pomona, B.S. from Caltech; College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1935-1997: graduate student years, G.N. Lewis, William Giauque, Wendell Latimer; postwar expansion and reorganization of the college; Director of Research, Atomic Energy Commission, 1949-1951; research: internal rotation in ethane, ring molecules, corresponding states, relativistic effects on molecular properties, spin species conversion in methane, other condensed state research, ion interaction equations for aqueous electrolytes, Pitzer equations for concentrated solutions; discusses teaching and scientific collaborations, committee work, the research process; presidency of Rice University, 1961-1968, Stanford University, Includes an interview with Jean Mosher Pitzer on faculty wives, College of Chemistry, years at Stanford, and includes interviews conducted at Rice University on Rice presidency.

Date:

1999 (issued)

Subject:

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University of California (1868-1952). -- College of Chemistry.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Rice University -- Presidents -- Interviews
University of California (1868-1952). -- College of Letters and Science.
University of California, Berkeley -- Presidents
University of California, Berkeley. -- College of Chemistry.
Chemists -- California -- Interviews
Molecular theory -- Research
Electrolyte solutions -- Research
College teachers' spouses -- Interviews

Note:

Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer ; with introductions by Robert Curl and Marilyn Chapin Massey. Interviews conducted by Sally Smith Hughes and Germaine LaBerge in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Includes an interview with Jean Mosher Pitzer.
Forms part of: University history oral history series.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3061 C:1-31.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xiii, 544 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
31 sound cassettes.
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z108k
BANC MSS 2000/54 c
Phonotape 3061 C:1-31
BANC MSS 2000/54 c suppl.
BANC MSS 2000/54 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z108k