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Henry C. McBay Papers

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The Henry C. McBay Papers contain the professional and personal papers of African-American chemist and chemistry educator Henry C. McBay (1914-1995). In 1945, McBay was appointed Assistant Professor at Morehouse College's Department of Chemistry, where he enjoyed a long and distinguished career (1945-1981). In 1982, McBay moved to Atlanta University, where he served as the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Chemistry until his retirement in 1986. During his career, Henry C. McBay was renowned for his abilities as a teacher. McBay was also noted for his chemistry research on organic free radicals. McBay was an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemists. He was married to Shirley Mathis McBay, a noted African-American mathematician and minority education advocate. A small selection of the collection has been digitized.