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    • 2001-Dec-19

    James A. Fisher begins the interview with a description of his family and early years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating early from Yale University because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Fisher secured a…

    • 1987-Aug-31 (First session)
    • 1988-Feb-24 (Second session)

    In this interview Sidney Edelstein begins with his family life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and includes his early education and experiences at the Baylor School in Chattanooga. He describes his undergraduate career at…

    • 1986-Oct-13

    Elizabeth Dyer recounts her childhood in Haverill, Massachusetts and entering Mount Holyoke College at the age of seventeen. There she was influenced by two outstanding teachers, Louisa Stevenson and Dorothy Hahn, which…

    • 1986-Nov-17

    Paul Doty begins by describing his family's background and his early education in Western Pennsylvania. He also recalls attending the ACS national meeting while he was still a teenager. He describes his impressions of…

    • 1991-May-29 (Second session)
    • 1990-Nov-09 (First session)

    William von Eggers Doering begins these interviews with a discussion of his early life and family background. His parents were both musicians, and met while they were both studying music in Leipzig. When World War I…

    • 1985-Jul-31

    In this interview Carl Djerassi begins with his early years in Vienna and Bulgaria, including his schooling at the American College in Sofia. This is followed by his immigration to the United States, with special…

    • 2007-Mar-29

    Allen G. Debus grew up in Evanston, a suburb to the north of Chicago, where he attended public schools. He earned a BS in chemistry, with almost enough credits for a second major in history. After working at Abbott…

    • 1984-Apr-27

    In this interview, Claude K. Deischer discusses his life and his career as a chemist and historian of chemistry. Initially, Deischer recollects his childhood and early education. He then speaks about his undergraduate…

    • 1981-Jan-14

    In this interview Donald Cram talks briefly about his family and growing up in Vermont, Florida and New York, and this is followed by a description of his experiences at Rollins College and his start in the world of…

    • 2009-Jan-05 (First session)
    • 2009-Jan-06 (Second session)

    Sally Chapman's interest in science was fostered both by her "tinkerer" father and by the nationwide interest in innovative science education that occurred after Sputnik. She attended Smith College and worked for the…

    • circa 1751 – 1772

    Hand-colored engraving from the "Chimie" section of Volume 3 of the Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication, which consisted of illustrated plates to…

    • 1883

    Small hardbound menu for a dinner held at the Hotel Brunswick on October 16, 1883 honoring Professor A. W. Hofmann.

    August Wilhelm von Hofmann was born on April 8, 1818. He studied under Justus von Liebig, and was…

    • 1913

    In Chapter XI on carbon dioxide, Geoffrey Martin discusses limestone rocks and formations. Of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, he writes:

    "One distant and dangerous abyss, called the Maelstrom, was first explored by a boy,…