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Hall, H. Tracy



H. Tracy Hall (1919-2008) was an American physical chemist. He is best known as the first person to grow synthetic diamonds in a reproducible process.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

H. Tracy Hall awards, scrapbooks, and other materials, 1881-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes awards related to Hall's profession, scrapbooks, a mission diary from an ancestor of Hall (1881-1882), household information (includes work, consulting, and travel expenses and reimbursement receipts), legal papers, budget reports from Brigham Young University, travel expenditure papers, and news articles on Hall's chemistry related achievements.

Dates: 1881-2001

H. Tracy Hall collection of publications, 1950-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains resumes and articles written by colleagues of Hall mostly concerning the creation of man-made diamonds.

Dates: 1950-1993

H. Tracy Hall correspondence, 1949-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains personal and business correspondence from Hall's life and work at General Electric, Megadiamond Corporation, and as a professor of Chemistry and Director of Research at Brigham Young University. The bulk of the material is business-related correspondence. Materials date from between 1949 and 2002.

Dates: 1949-2002

H. Tracy Hall letters, reports, and other materials, 1946-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains membership cards, correspondence, reports, brochures, news clippings, exhibits, and business papers. Materials are related to organizations that Hall participated in, worked with, or corresponded with relating to his professional career including General Electric, Megadiamond, Brigham Young University, other clubs, societies, universities, and organizations.

Dates: 1946-2000

H. Tracy Hall negatives, photographs, and other materials, 1953-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains slides, photographs, negatives, microfilm, and videocassettes documenting Hall's career, achievements, and inventions.

Dates: 1953-1985

H. Tracy Hall patents, 1919-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains patents, correspondence, and legal papers relating to Hall's work of creating man-made diamonds. Contains mostly methods and machinery used to make diamonds and patents awarded to colleagues mostly on pressure apparatuses used in synthesizing diamonds.

Dates: 1919-1998

H. Tracy Hall publications, 1946-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains articles published by Hall in various journals, newspapers, and other publications. The articles relate to his chemistry work, especially his work in creating man-made diamonds.

Dates: 1946-1997

H. Tracy Hall research papers, 1938-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3204 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains research notes, reports, photographs, news articles, test reports, blueprints, drawings, negatives, and instruction manuals pertaining to Hall's chemistry research, especially dealing with the creation of man-made diamonds.

Dates: 1938-2000

H. Tracy Hall papers

Identifier: MSS 3204

The collection primarily documents Hall's career as a chemist as well as personal history, 1881-2002.

Dates: 1881-2002

Additional filters:

Archival Object 8
Collection 1
Diamonds, Artificial -- Research 6
Articles 5
High pressure chemistry -- Research 4
Letters 4
Science 4