The Resource Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :, 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

Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :, 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

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Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :, 1999
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Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :
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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
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1999
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Typescripts of remarks included in the oral history by Marilyn Chapin Massey and John R. Thomas; list of topics not covered in the oral history; a few articles by Pitzer; biographical information and family history
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Additional physical form
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3061 C:1-31.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CU-BANC
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University history series
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1914-
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Pitzer, Kenneth S.
Form designation
oral history transcript
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Location of originals duplicates
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1914-
  • 1942-
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  • Pitzer, Jean Mosher
  • Hughes, Sally Smith
  • LaBerge, Germaine
  • Curl, Robert Floyd
  • Massey, Marilyn Chapin
  • Bancroft Library
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  • University of California (1868-1952)
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
  • Rice University
  • University of California (1868-1952)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Chemists
  • Molecular theory
  • Electrolyte solutions
  • College teachers' spouses
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Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :, 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
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Note
  • Includes an interview with Jean Mosher Pitzer
  • Forms part of: University history oral history series
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (xiii, 544 p.)
  • 31 sound cassettes.
  • 1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)
  • 1 portfolio.
Form of item
online
Materials
  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
  • Supplementary material:
  • Supplementary material:
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
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.
Label
Chemist and administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997 :, 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
Link
Publication
Note
  • Includes an interview with Jean Mosher Pitzer
  • Forms part of: University history oral history series
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (xiii, 544 p.)
  • 31 sound cassettes.
  • 1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)
  • 1 portfolio.
Form of item
online
Materials
  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
  • Supplementary material:
  • Supplementary material:
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
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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