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Chemistry Department records

Chemistry Department records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Chemistry Department records
Creator: University of Georgia. Department of Chemistry
Inclusive Dates: 1904-1942
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA19-025
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Chemistry Department at the University of Georgia dates back to 1823 when James Jackson was appointed as the chair of Chemistry and Geology. In 1903, the Chemistry building and its contents were totally destroyed by fire and rebuilt on the same site in 1904. A twelve million dollar Science Center, which includes the Chemistry Building, was constructed on South Campus in 1960 and a Chemistry annex was added in 1997. Today the Department offers B.S., M.S and Ph.D. degrees.

Scope and Content

The materials in this collection date from 1904 to 1942. Some items of interest are correspondence from World War I, departmental inventories and the recounting of two laboratory explosions in 1934.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chemistry Department records, UA19-025, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Annual reports.
University of Georgia. Department of Chemistry
World War, 1914-1918 -- Communications.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Annual reports, 1904-1939
12Administrative reports-budget, staffing and degree requirements, 1916-1942
13Departmental inventories, 1911-1924
14War correspondence , 1918
15Thermometer Certificate, 1922
16Laboratory explosion reports, 1934
17Laboratory manual of General Chemistry, 1916-1917