This collection consists of material related to Bernhard Witkop's professional and personal relationship with the famed African American chemist, Percy Lavon Julian, primarily in the form of correspondence. Witkop also served as a personal assistant to the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Heinrich Wieland from 1938-1946. Witkop, a German native and Jewish on his mother's side, credits Wieland for his shelter from the Nazis during World War II. Witkop's recollections of Wieland are included in the collection. Only a small portion of the collection has been digitized.
Two photographs of Dr. Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) taken during a ceremony for the newly constructed chemistry building of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, named in his honor. This event took place during…
- After 1961 – before 1975
Business card of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975), African American research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. This card reflects Julian's position as the Director of the Julian…
Letter from African American research chemist Percy L. Julian to American Chemical Society President John C. Warner. The letter concerns Julian's critique of the inclusion of a list of "Hotels for Colored Persons" in…
- Addressee Warner, John C.
- Author Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975
- Subject Warner, John C., Southern States, African Americans--Segregation, Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975, African Americans--Civil rights, Texas--Dallas, American Chemical Society, African Americans--Social conditions, Race relations, African Americans, African American chemists
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.