Charles Joseph Brockman papers

Charles Joseph Brockman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Joseph Brockman papers
Creator: Brockman, Charles Joseph, Sr., Dr., 1897-1977
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1929
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: ms316
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles Joseph Brockman, Sr. was a professor of chemistry at the University of Georgia from 1921 until his retirement in 1965. He was a prolific writer in his field, making strong advances in the area of electrochemistry. He was active with the American Chemical Society and the Georgia Academy of Science. In 1926 he wrote Electro-organic Chemistry, followed by Electrochemistry: Principles and Practice in 1931, and he frequently contributed to scholarly journals.

Brockman performed much of his life's work with the War Department in the Chemical Warfare Service and, most notably, the Selective Service. In the Selective Service Brockman held the position of the state advisor on occupational deferment during World War II. He married Marie Pitner Brockman and they had one child, Charles Brockman, Jr., born in 1923. Charles Brockman, Sr. passed away in 1977.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, radio talks, articles, photographs and mansuscripts relating to or written by Dr. Charles Joseph Brockman, professor of chemistry, University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Joseph Brockman papers, ms316, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 2.

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Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include the Charles J. Brockman, Sr. papers, ms3367.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence and Phi Beta Kappa Cetificate

11Correspondence (Phi Beta Kappa Certificates)

2. Articles

122. Articles
"The History of Electricity before the Discovery of the Voltaic Pile."
"The Electromotive Series of Elements."
"Professorial Influences" in Alumni Record, May, 1929
"What the Universities are Doing." (2 copies)

3. Radio Talks

13Radio Talks, 1928
13"Anti-Freeze Compounds for Automobile Radiators."
(Title Page only)
13"Chemistry and the Automobile."
13"The Chemistry of Clothes."
13"The Structure of Atoms."
14January-February, 1929
14"What is Industrial Chemistry"
14"From the Period of Alchemy and Iatro Chemistry to Modern Times."
14"The Air We Breathe"
14"Industrial Gases."
14"Atoms and Molecules, The Building Blocks of the Chemist."
14"Liquid Fuels."
15March-May, 1929
15"Solid Fuels"
15"Gaseous Fuels"
15"Portland Cement, Its Manufacture and Its Uses"
15"Iron and Steel"
15"Newer Industrial Metals"
15"Glass, Porcelain and Pottery"
15"The Alcohols"
15"Milk and Milk Products"
15"Cotton and Cotton Products"
16October, 1929
16Programs of the lectures
16"Considering Chemistry as an Investment" (2 copies)
16"What is Industrial Chemistry?" (2 copies)
16"The Industrial Revolution of the Twentieth Century"
16"The Ancestry of the Automobile" (2 copies)
16"Metals and Alloys"
17Miscellaneous, Radio Talks by other authors
17Fink, Colin G.-"The Wonders of Electrochemistry"
17Arenson, Saul B.-"The Romance, of Chemistry"

4. Photographs

18One volume of photographs of World War I: U.S. Official Pictures of the World War. Published, 1920

5. Manuscripts

21 Electro-Organic Chemistry Qualitative Analysis

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