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John Gamble Kirkwood papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 642

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, lectures, and printed material compiled by John Gamble Kirkwood during his tenure at Yale University. The lectures are on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Half of the papers are made up of offprints of articles in chemistry by others.

Dates

  • 1947-1961

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Chemistry Department, Yale University, 1972.

Extent

9 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0642

Overview

Correspondence, lectures, and printed material compiled by John Gamble Kirkwood during his tenure at Yale University. The lectures are on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Half of the papers are made up of offprints of articles in chemistry by others.

Biographical / Historical

John Gamble Kirkwood: chemist; student at the California Institute of Technology, 1923-1925; S.B., University of Chicago, 1926; Ph.D., M.I.T., 1929; research fellow, Harvard, 1929-1930; international research fellow, Leipzig and Munich, 1931-1932; research associate, M.I.T., 1930-1931, 1932-1934; assistant professor of chemistry, Cornell, 1934-1937; associate professor, University of Chicago, 1937-1938; Todd professor of chemistry, Cornell, 1938-1947; Sterling professor of Chemistry, Yale, 1956-1959.
Title
Guide to the John Gamble Kirkwood Papers
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
October 1972
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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