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J. S. Bradshaw papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5698

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, patents, photographs, and papers related to Bradshaw's career as a Brigham Young University chemistry professor. Collection also contains a life history of Jerald and his wife, Karen. Dated 1984-2003.


  • 1984-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

J. S. Bradshaw (1932- ) is a professor emeritus of chemistry in Utah.

Jerald Sherwin Bradshaw was born in Utah to Sherwin Bradshaw and Marie W. Bradshaw on November 28, 1932. He attended the University of Utah where he met Karen Louise Lee. The two were married in the Logan Temple on August 6, 1954. Bradshaw served in the Navy and after finishing a tour of duty in 1959, he and his wife moved to Southern California for his graduate education at University of California, Los Angeles. The family moved to Provo, Utah in 1966 when Bradshaw joined the Chemistry faculty at Brigham Young University, where he worked closely with Reed Izatt. The two began working together in the 1970s, exploring separation science and pioneering molecular recognition technology. Bradshaw and Izatt traveled all over the world for chemistry conferences and symposiums. In addition to their research, Bradshaw and Izatt founded the Center for Chemical Separations at BYU as well as IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc., a company known internationally in the metal separations field. In 1996 they received the ACS Separation Science and Technology Award. The two were also separately awarded the Governor's Medal for Sciences and Technology. Bradshaw was awarded the Department Pillar Award on April 3, 2013 for his significant impact on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Jerald S. Bradshaw in September 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jerald S. Bradshaw; September 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; September 2014.

Register of J. S. Bradshaw papers
Hannah Waddel
2014 September 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US