Reed M. Izatt papers
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- Izatt, Reed M., 1926- (Creator, Person)
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Reed McNeil Izatt was born in Logan, Utah on October 10, 1926. He was a chemistry professor at Brigham Young University from 1956-1993. He received his Bachelor of Sciences at Utah State University in 1951, his PhD. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1954. He worked for two years at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research from 1954 to 1956, when he joined the chemistry faculty at Brigham Young University. He focused his research on macrocyclic chemistry and calorimetry. He was influential in establishing Brigham Young University's Thermochemical Institute in 1969. He helped organize the Macrocycle Symposium that had chemists attend from all over the world since 1977. He also taught graduate and undergraduate classes at Brigham Young University and at the University of Pittsburgh. Izatt retired from the Brigham Young University in 1993.
It was previously known as the Department of Chemistry until 1994, when the name was changed to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The Department of Chemistry was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. In 1921 the department became part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954. In 1973, the department was moved into the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The department was disbanded in 1995 to form the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966); J. Rex Goates (1966-1968); K. LeRoi Nelson (1968-1972); Richard T. Hawkins (1973-1975); Eliot A. Butler (1975-1978); Nolan F. Mangelson (Acting Chair 1978-80, Chair 1980-1981); J. Bevan Ott (1981-1990); and Earl M. Woolley (1990-1994).
1 oversize box (2.5 linear ft.)
44 cartons (44 linear ft.)
Donated by Reed M. Izatt in May 2014.
Donated by Reed M. Izatt in October 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Reed McNeil Izatt; May 2014.
Donated; Reed McNeil Izatt; October 2017.
Processed; Sarah Markle, student manuscript processor; June 2014.
Processed; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor and Cory Nimer, curator; November 2017.
- Bradshaw, J. S.
- Brigham Young University. Center for Thermochemical Studies
- Brigham Young University. Department of Chemistry
- Brigham Young University. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Brigham Young University. Thermochemical Institute
- Chemistry -- History
- Chemistry -- Research
- Chemists -- Utah -- Provo -- Correspondence
- Colleges and Universities
- Izatt, Reed M., 1926- -- Archives
- Lecture notes
- Minutes (Records)
- Register of Reed M. Izatt papers
- Joshua Barton
- 2014 February 7
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.