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

    • 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…

    • 1999-Mar-19 (First session)
    • 1999-Apr-09 (Second session)

    Ronald Breslow begins the interview with a discussion of his family life and background. He grew up in Rahway, New Jersey, the son of a physician. Max Tishler, a family friend, helped to pique Breslow's interest in…

    • 1993-Mar-22

    The interview begins with Konrad E. Bloch describing his childhood in Neisse, Germany, and his undergraduate education at Technische Hochschule in Munich. During a research assistantship in Davos, Switzerland, Bloch had…

    • 2006-Aug-29

    Klaus Biemann's oral history begins with a discussion of his youth near Vienna, Austria. As pharmacy was the family profession, Biemann chose to study it at the University of Innsbruck. He soon developed an interest in…

    • 1986-May-01

    Dr. Robert Armstrong describes his childhood in Nebraska and Arizona and how he managed to support himself through undergraduate and graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He remembers the…

    • circa 1884

    Portrait of Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917), recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer was born on October 31, 1835, in Berlin, Germany. As a student at the University of…

    • 1960s – circa

    Portrait of Henry Bohn Haas (1902-1987), a specialist in organic chemistry who is credited with the discovery of gas chromatography. Haas was born in Huntington, Ohio and received his doctorate from Ohio State in 1925.…

    • 1950s – circa

    Portrait of Henry Bohn Haas (1902-1987), a specialist in organic chemistry who is credited with the discovery of gas chromatography. Haas was born in Huntington, Ohio and received his doctorate from Ohio State in 1925.…

    • 1966-Sep-07

    Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz was a German organic and theoretical chemist, whose most famous work was determining the structure of benzene. The FDC features Kekule on the cachet, a postmark depicting the…

    • circa 1907

    Portrait of Marston Taylor Bogert (1868-1954), American Chemical Society President (1907-1908) known for his work on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.

    Marston Taylor Bogert…

    • 1920s

    Portrait of Marston Taylor Bogert (1868-1954), American Chemical Society President (1907-1908) known for his work on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.

    Marston Taylor Bogert…

    • decade starting 1950s – circa

    Portrait of Edgar Clay Britton (1891-1962). Born in Rockville, Indiana in 1891, Britton studied chemistry at the University of Michigan under Dr. William J. Hale. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan in 1918 and, while at…

    • 1942-Jul-06

    Written by Joshua Lederberg while 17 years old, seeking permission to take Stodola's Chem s42C course, despite not having taken the necessary prerequisites.

    • 1949-Jan-05

    Concerns Robert B. Woodward's synthesis of methochloride of sempervirine. Also discusses an error made by Julian in the lab and communicated to Witkop in an earlier letter.

    • 1954-Mar-29

    Concerns nomination of Robert Burns Woodward for the Priestley or Gibbs Medal by the American Chemical Society.