Collection of Jeffrey I. Seeman, 1944-1961.


Collection of Jeffrey I. Seeman, 1944-1961.

Five photographs of chemists collected by chemical history researcher Jeffry I. Seeman while researching the synthesis of quinine for an article. The collection includes two photographs of William von Eggers Doering and Robert Burns Woodward in June 1944, an undated (color) photograph of Frank Westheimer standing by a street sign reading Westheimer Road, a photograph of Leopold Ruzicka, Woodward, Derek H. R. Barton, Vladimir Prelog, and Alexander R. Todd in Zurich in 1955, and a photograph of Carl Djerassi, Barton, Woodward, Todd, Prelog, and Joshua Lederberg in Stanford, CA in 1961. The prints themselves date from 2006-2007. The photographs are accompanied by an article cut from the February 26, 2007 issue of Science & Technology explaining Seeman's research.

0.01 cubic feet (1 pamphlet binder)


SNAC Resource ID: 8089790

Harvard University Archives.

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Prelog, V. (Vladimir), 1906-1998 (person)

Born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia on 23 July 1906. Died on 7 January 1998. Education: D.Sc., Chemistry, Prague Institute of Technology (1929). Employment: 1929-1935 Laboratory of G. J. Dríza, Prague; 1935-1941 Technical Faculty of Zagreb University; 1942-1965 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich. From the description of Oral history interview with Vladimir Prelog, 1984 January 17 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 710362905 ...

Seeman, Jeffrey I. (person)

William von Eggers Doering (1917-2011) earned his Harvard BS in 1937 and his Ph.D. in 1943. He taught at Columbia University from 1943 until 1952, when he accepted a full professorship at Yale University. In 1967, Doering began teaching at Harvard; in 1968, he became the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry. He took emeritus status in 1986 but continued to publish until 2008. He died on January 3, 2011. Robert Burns Woodward (1917-1979) joined the Chemistry Department at ...

Woodward, R. B. (Robert Burns), 1917-1979 (person)

Robert Burns Woodward (1917-1979) joined the Chemistry Department at Harvard University in 1938. He was appointed Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry in 1958 and held the Donner Professorship of Science from 1960 until his death. Woodward was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work in organic chemistry. From the description of Papers of Robert Burns Woodward, 1873-1980 (inclusive), 1930-1979 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973225 Robert B...

Barton, Derek, sir, 1918-1998 (person)

Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917- (person)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas on 22 June 1917. Education: B.S., Chemistry, Harvard University (1938), Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Harvard University (1943). Employment: 1943-1952 Columbia University ; 1952-1965 Yale University ; 1962-1978 Council for a Livable World ; 1967- Harvard University. From the description of Oral history interview with William von Eggers Doering 1990 November 9 and 1991 May 29 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 77063489 ...

Todd, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertus), 1907- (person)

Ruzicka, Leopold, 1887-1976. (person)

Djerassi, Carl. (person)

University research scientist and industrialist, Djerassi is most famous for synthesizing the first oral contraceptive. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1923, he emigrated to the United States in 1939. He received his B.A. in 1942 from Kenyon College and worked briefly with the Ciba Phamaceutical Company before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at Wayne State University in Detroit and worked at the pharmaceutical company Syntex in Mexico before joining the Stanfo...

Lederberg, Joshua (person)

Professor of Genetics at Stanford Medical School (1959-1978). Lederberg received a Nobel prize in 1958 and became president of Rockefeller Univeristy in 1978. From the description of Stanford University, ACME Project, records, 1961-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446055 Lederberg earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1947. He taught genetics at the University of Wisconsin before coming to the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1959 as Professor of genetics an...

Westheimer, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1912-2007 (person)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on 15 January 1912. Died on 14 April 2007. Education: A.B., Chemistry, Dartmouth College (1932), M.A., Chemistry, Harvard University (1933), Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University (1935 ). Employment: 1935-1936 Columbia University; 1945-1946 National Defense Research Committee; 1936-1954 University of Chicago; 1953- Harvard University. From the description of Oral history interview with Frank H. Westheimer, 1979 January 4 & 5. (Chemical Heritage Foundati...