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Herbert Spencer Harned papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1022

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous scientific papers and proposals, an autobiographical essay, a biographical article by Julian Sturtevant, reminiscences of students, a bibliography of Herbert Spencer Harned's works (1912-1963), an outline for a science course at Yale University, and a few items of correspondence make up this collection.

Dates

  • 1912-1978

Creator

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1022

Overview

Miscellaneous scientific papers and proposals, an autobiographical essay, a biographical article by Julian Sturtevant, reminiscences of students, a bibliography of Herbert Spencer Harned's works (1912-1963), an outline for a science course at Yale University, and a few items of correspondence make up this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Spencer Harned, chemist, was born on December 2, 1888, the son of Thomas Biggs and Augusta Anna (Traubel) Harned. His father was a successful lawyer and his mother an abolitionist. Both parents were close friends of Walt Whitman.

Herbert Harned received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1909, a B.S. in 1910, and a Ph.D. in 1913. He was an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania from 1913 to 1917, an assistant professor from 1917 to 1926, and a professor from 1926 to 1928. During World War I, Harned served as a captain in the chemical war service of the U.S. Army. In 1928 Herbert Harned came to Yale and was a professor of chemistry until his retirement in 1957. From 1943 to 1945 he was a group leader for the Manhattan Project and from 1950 to 1965 served as a consultant for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Herbert Harned died on July 29, 1969.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Herbert Spencer Harned Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Sterling Memorial Library
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