Frederick Wall begins his oral history discussing his family background and childhood in Minnesota, attending the University of Minnesota, and studying chemistry and chemical engineering. After a stint at Caltech with…
- Interviewee Wall, Frederick T. (Frederick Theodore), 1912-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject California Institute of Technology, Chemists, Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994, Wall, Frederick T. (Frederick Theodore), 1912-, Chemists--Biography, Glockler, George, 1890-1969, University of Illinois at Chicago
Caricature of American chemist, biochemist, and peace activist Linus Pauling (1901-1994) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. One of the founders of…
Linus Pauling begins this interview by describing his early interest in science. While growing up in Portland, Oregon, he collected laboratory equipment and carried out chemistry experiments in his home. He also worked…
- Interviewee Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
- Interviewer Sturchio, Jeffrey L. (Jeffrey Louis), 1952-
- Subject California Institute of Technology, Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994, Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Nobel Prize winners, Stanford University, Chemical engineers
Arnold Beckman discusses the status of contract reports, an instrument damaged during shipment, and asks about Spencer Prentiss's post-war plans. He expects to consult with Linus Pauling to decide which instrument to…
- Circa 1955-Dec-07
Group photograph of attendees at the Molecular Quantum Mechanics Conference in Austin, Texas in 1955. Along with the photograph is a list of participants, which included John Pople, Rudolph Pariser, Michael Barnett, and…
Concerns clarifications from Pauling on certain quantum properties of hydrogen.
Concerns congratulatory note on the occasion of Pauling being awarded the National Medal of Science.
Concerns various citations in regards to a letter in the Journal of Chemical Physics, titled, "Role of the Continuum in Super-Position of Configuration."
Letter between Robert S. Mulliken and Harrison Shull, American quantum chemists, concerning application of Mulliken's "magic formula" by a Japanese researcher on H2O.
The phrase "magic formula" is in reference to the…
Concerning possibility of publishing an early Pauling manuscript in a high school textbook or in an issue of "Chemistry."
Letter regarding various requirements for the Pauling Oxygen Meter, including the possibility of making a combination moisture detector and oxygen meter. At the time, both Reuben Wood and Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss were…
These handwritten notes (by an unidentified author) detail the process by which Linus Pauling came to National Technical Laboratories to produce his oxygen meter design and how this lead to the formation of Arnold O.…