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William Campbell Root papers (M157)

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Title:
William Campbell Root papers
Creator:
Root, William Campbell, 1903
ID:
M157
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1973
Extent:
2.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Papers include William Campbell Root's correspondence, biographical materials, and class and research materials.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

William Campbell Root Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

William Campbell Root was born in Grass Valley, CA on October 26, 1903. He held various teaching positons in chemistry at Bowdoin College from 1932, culminating as the Charles Weston Pickard Professor (1952-1969) and Professor Emeritus in 1969. He was recipient of the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry from the American Chemistry Society in 1968. Professor Root passed away in Brunswick on June 13, 1969.

Papers include correspondence, biographical materials, and class and research materials. These include diaries, memoirs of the Peabody Museum, various certificates and awards, notebooks, research and class notes, diplomas, reports, and clippings.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence primarily to and from William Campbell Root, most of which is dated, and is from the period of May 1922 to June 1973. Also included are miscellaneous envelopes and some notes, newsletters, catalogues, and applications. Major correspondence includes writings from or to Charlie, Early, Malcolm Chamberlain, Schnabel, Theodore Stern, Montclair, Worth, Bill, Chink, Sanford P. Markey, Chester M. Alter, T. R. F. Giff, Jr., Heather Lechtman, and Mr. Charles C. Di Peso.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1922 May-1944 Nov

Box 1 Folder 1

1944 Dec-1945 Dec

Box 1 Folder 2

1946 Feb-1955 Nov

Box 1 Folder 3

1968 Aug-1968 Nov

Box 1 Folder 4

1969 Jan-1973 Jun

Box 1 Folder 5

Undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Miscellaneous envelopes, undated

Box 1 Folder 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, Notes, Newsletters, Catalogues, Applications, undated

Box 1 Folder 8

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

Series has wide-ranging materials including a garden book, five year-long diaries, certificates of membership and awards, diplomas, photos, and cards.

Garden Book, 1934-1939

Box 1 Folder 9

Five Year Diary, 1935-1939

Box 1 Folder 10

Five Year Diary, 1940-1944

Box 1 Folder 11

Five Year Diary, 1945-1949

Box 1 Folder 12

Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Vol. X., No.2, Part I, 1950

Ovsz-Box D

Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Vol. X., No.2, Part II, 1950

Ovsz-Box D

Five Year Diary, 1950-1954

Box 1 Folder 13

Certificate of Membership and Associateship in The International Institute For The Conservation of Museum Objects, 1954

Ovsz-Box D

Five Year Diary, 1955-1959

Box 1 Folder 14

Research notes, correspondence, and manuscripts, 1958-1970

Box 1 Folder 15

Diary, 1960

Box 1 Folder 16

Five Year Diary, 1960-1964

Box 1 Folder 17

Election Certificate for the Office of Fellow within the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1967

Box 1 Folder 18

The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society James Flack Norris Award with copy of award check, 1968

Box 1 Folder 19

Photos, Cards, and Miscellaneous Biographical Material, undated

Box 1 Folder 20

Diplomas, undated

Ovsz-Box D

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

Series mostly consists of class notes, research materials and reports, and computation books. These materials are mostly dated from 1921 to 1937 and are before his career as a Bowdoin College professor.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Chemistry A Notebook, 1921

Box 1 Folder 21

Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry, 1921

Box 1 Folder 22

Chemistry 1A and 1B Notebook, 1921

Box 1 Folder 23

Chemistry 160 Notebook

Box 1 Folder 24

Surveying IA and IB Notebook, 1921-1922

Box 2 Folder 1

Greek and Roman Architecture Notebook, [1922]

Box 2 Folder 2

Chemistry 100 Notebook, Spring 1923

Box 2 Folder 3

Chemistry 6B Notebook, [1923]

Box 2 Folder 4

Chemistry 9 Notebook, [1923]

Box 2 Folder 5

Chemistry 120 Notebook, [1923]

Box 2 Folder 6

Physics D (Harvard) Notebook, [1923]

Box 2 Folder 7

Chemistry 114 Notebook, 1924

Box 2 Folder 8

Physics 211B Notebook, Spring 1925

Box 2 Folder 9

Chemistry S3 Notebook, Summer 1926

Box 2 Folder 10

Chemistry 9 "Advanced Quantitative Analysis" Notebook, Spring 1926

Box 2 Folder 11

Chemistry 6 Notebook, 1926

Box 2 Folder 12

Chemistry 20 Notebook, 1926-1927

Box 2 Folder 13

Chemistry 20F Computation Book, Oct 1926-Jan 1927

Box 2 Folder 14

Computation Book (Harvard), Jan 1927

Box 2 Folder 15

Research Notebook, Fall 1927

Box 2 Folder 16

Chemistry 6, Sep 1927

Box 2 Folder 17

Research Report on Salt, Spring 1927

Box 2 Folder 18

Research Report on Salts c.2, Spring 1927

Box 2 Folder 19

Computation Book (Harvard), May 1927

Box 2 Folder 20

Chemistry 10 Notebook, 1927

Box 2 Folder 21

Coolbridge B Notebook, 1927

Box 2 Folder 22

Cross Section with Calculations, [1927]

Box 2 Folder 23

Research and Clippings Notebook, 1927-1928

Box 2 Folder 24

Supplement to Research Report on Salt, 1927-1928

Box 2 Folder 25

Chemistry 4B Notebook, Spring 1928

Box 2 Folder 26

Computation Book (Harvard), Feb 1928

Box 2 Folder 27

Computation Book (Harvard), Apr 1928

Box 2 Folder 28

Computation Book (Harvard), Oct 1928

Box 3 Folder 1

Research Report on Densities of Aqueous Solutions, 1928-1929

Box 3 Folder 2

Research Report, Spring 1929

Box 3 Folder 3

Computation Book (Harvard), Oct 1929

Box 3 Folder 4

Computation Book (Harvard), Feb 1930

Box 3 Folder 5

Chemistry 9, [1930]

Box 3 Folder 6

Research Clippings Notebook, 1930-1937

Box 3 Folder 7

Chemistry 16 Notebook, 1931

Box 3 Folder 8

Bibliographical notebook--"Geographical Journal," 1924; "Times Literary Suppl." & "N.Y. Times Book Review"

Volume 1

Notebook on the History of Chemistry

Volume 2
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