Charles J. Brockman Sr. papers

Charles J. Brockman Sr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles J. Brockman Sr. papers
Creator: Brockman, Charles Joseph, Sr., Dr., 1897-1977
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1989
Language(s): English
Extent: 12 Linear Feet 11 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 roll
Collection Number: ms3367
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.

Brockman was also a talented violinist and took part in many musical performances on campus and around Athens. He was married to Marie Pitner Brockman and they had one child, Charles Brockman, Jr., born in 1923. Charles Brockman, Sr. passed away in 1977.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, files, clippings, and curriculum materials concerning Brockman's academic career, both as a student and as a professor of chemistry at the University of Georgia. Also included are correspondence, memos, and bulletins regarding his work in the Selective Service as the state Director for Occupational Deferments. The collection also contains personal correspondence, photographs, and financial materials.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles J. Brockman, Sr. papers, ms3367, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include the Charles Joseph Brockman papers, ms316.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Academic

1.1 Manuscripts

11Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Manuscript, Chapters 1-2
12Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Manuscript, Chapters 1-3
13Brockman publication record
14Brockman bibliographical record
15Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 4-5
16Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 6-9
17Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 9-11
18Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 12-14
19Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 15-19
110Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Chapter 20-21
111Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Groups II-III
112Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Groups IV-V
113Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Groups VI-VII
114Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry Mauscript, Groups VIII, Group O and references
115-16Notes and files related to Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry manuscripts
117The Electrolysis of the Alkali Salts of the Aliphatic Acids Manuscripts (1 of 3)
118The Electrolysis of the Alkali Salts of the Aliphatic Acids Manuscripts (2 of 3)
21The Electrolysis of the Alkali Salts of the Aliphatic Acids Manuscripts (3 of 3)
22-5Electro Organic Chemistry Manuscript

1.2 Short Writings

26Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1925
27Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1926
28Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1927
29Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1928
210Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1929
211Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1930
212Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1932
213Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1933
214Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1934
215Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1935
216Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1936
217Electro Organic Chemistry notes , 1937
218Electro Organic Chemistry notes, undated
219Electro Organic Chemistry notes, undated
220Electro Organic Chemistry Publishing Contract, 1924
221Electro Chemistry Preliminary Draft
222Electro Chemistry corrections
223Organic Electrochemistry Progress Report
224Drafts of chapters
225Published journals and articles
226Columbia dissertation, 1932
227Refining and Parting Gold and Silver
228Bromate and Bromide
229Copper Deposition and Refining
230Fused Electrolytes, 1927
231Electrolytic and Electrokinetic Phenomena in Dispersed Systems
232Alakline Plating and Baths Containing the Ethanolamines
233Transition Temperatures of the Chemical Elements corrections
234Electrolytic Reduction
235Reactions at the Anode
236Tin, Iron and Cadmium
240The Conductivity of Electrolytes
241The Halogens
243Report of Depsides
244Fused Electrolytes: A Brief Historical Sketch
245The Mechanism of the Process of Dissociation in Solution
246Talk 11-20
31Writings for American Chemical Society Meetings, 1925-1927
32A Review of Depsides, 1923
33The Chemical Production of Electricity
34The Chemical Production of Electricity
35Chapters in Electrochemistry
36Faraday's Law
37Theories of Electrolysis and Conduction
38The Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation in Solution
39The Electromotive Series of Elements
310The Origin of Voltaic Electricity
311The Migration of Ions
312Chapters in Electrochemistry
313Qualitative Analysis
315The Production of Hydrogen and Oxygen
316Electrometalurgy of Solutions
317Resistor Furnaces
320Secondary Batteries
321Melting Furnaces
322Mechanism of the Ionization Process
323Comments on "Advanced Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry"
324Primary Cells
327Induction Furnaces
328The Teaching of Electro-Organic Chemistry
329The Transition Temperatures of the Chemical Elements
330Black Liquor Research
331Diethylene Triamine
332-38Handwritten notes and assignments
79Science in Georgia
339Unidentified writings
340Unidentified writings
341Radio Talks, 1928-1940
41Cooperative Test Service, 1938
74Brockman's regular column for the Athens Banner-Herald, 1931
81Electroplating Baths patent application
82Patent proceedings for the Manufacture of Azo Dyestuffs
84Nickel plating patent application
85Patent application
86Patent application
87Patent application
88Patents and related material
89Patent application

1.3 Correspondence

42American Chemical Society, 1934-1970
43Correspondence, 1919-1929
44Correspondence, 1931-1937
45Correspondence, 1938
46Correspondence, 1939-1952
47Correspondence, 1956-1974
77Lehigh University correspondence and files, 1917-1977

1.4 Photographs and Printed Material

48Publisher press releases
49University of Georgia programs and pamphlets, 1931-1991
78Chemistry Department organizational chart, 1972-1974
410Lehigh University printed material, 1921-1966
411Southeastern Conference Pocket Football Guides, 1965-1973
412State Normal College programs, 1927-1928
413Georgia Academy of Science bulletin and programs, 1928-1951
414Assorted event programs
415Assorted printed material, 1924-1929
416Georgia Education and Industry Conference , 1943
417Lehigh University Chemistry Department photographs, 1920-1921
418Microscopic image of copper, photograph
419Harmen Caldwell photographic portrait
420Chemistry Diagram photographs
421Brockman, group photograph, probably at University of Georgia
422Brockman receiving American Chemical Society certificate photograph
423Experiment photographs

1.5 Coursework

424-28Lehigh University exams
429-32Lehigh University coursework, 1917-1921
51-2Lehigh University coursework, 1917-1921
9Notebooks and lab manuals
10Notebooks and lab manuals
1Degrees and diplomas

2. War Department

53Selective Service correspondence , 1939-1940
54Selective Service correspondence , 1941
55Selective Service correspondence , 1942-1945
56Selective Service correspondence , 1946-1955
57Selective Service correspondence, pink copies, 1943 November
58Selective Service correspondence, pink copies, 1943 November
59Selective Service correspondence, pink copies, 1943 November
510Joseph Battley correspondence, 1940-1941
511Joseph Battley correspondence, 1942
512Veterans Administration correspondence, 1938-1963
513Memos and reports regarding Brockman, 1918-1942
514Memos and reports regarding Brockman, 1943-1955
515Brockman orders, 1941-1943
516War Department memos and reports, 1939-1940
517War Department memos and reports, 1941-1942
518War Department memos and reports, 1943-1944
519War Department memos and reports, 1945
520War Department memos and reports, 1946-1955
521War Department memos and reports, undated
522Statistics, 1940-1943
61Statistics, 1944
62Statistics, 1945-1946
63Brockman's military identification, 1944-1973
64Mississippi Selective Service, 1940
65Brockman history notes file
66Services of Supply, Headquarters Conference, 1942
68Military retirement
69Chemical Warfare Service newsletters, 1941-1942
610Chemical Warfare Service, 1942
611War Department printed material, 1941-1945
612Brockman photographs with military personnel
613Dinner event, possibly for Selective Service, photographs
614S. S. Richard Upjohn photograph, 1944
615New Orleans State Conference of State Advisors on Occupational Deferments, group photo, 1940
1Military photographs and recognition

3. Personal

616Charles and Marie Brockman correspondence, 1928 June
617Charles and Marie Brockman correspondence , 1928 July
618Charles and Marie Brockman correspondence, 1928 August
619Sympathy letters to Mrs. Brockman, 1977
620General correspondence, 1981-1938
621General correspondence, 1939-1972
622Correspondence form personal file, 1942-1943
623Correspondence from personal file, 1943
624Correspondence from personal file, 1944
625-26Correspondence from personal file, 1945
627Political correspondence, 1937-1950
628Pitner genealogy
629Brockman memorial and gravesite papers, 1966-1967
630Church programs, 1937-1939
632Nazareth High School printed material, 1915-1956
633Unidentified mother and infant photographs
634Brockman group photograph at church
635Reserve Officers Training Group photograph, 1929
636Charles Brockman portraits
637Pitner gravesite photograph
638Asbury Park, NJ photographs, 1915
71Clippings, 1918-1929
72Clippings, 1930-1934
73Clippings, 1935-1978
76Astronomy clippings
710Property and legal files

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