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N. Howell Furman Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Furman, N. Howell (Nathaniel Howell), 1892-1965

N. Howell Furman (Princeton Class of 1913) was a professor of analytical chemistry at Princeton.

The collection consists of scholarly papers, correspondence, miscellaneous material relating to the teaching of chemistry at Princeton, and printed matter of Furman (Princeton Class of 1913), professor of analytical chemistry. The collection contains his lecture notes, articles, papers, and notebooks, as well as his professional correspondence. There are files of student papers, laboratory work, notebooks, and undergraduate and Ph.D. general examinations. Also included are reports of chemical analyses, minutes of departmental meetings, records of supplies and equipment, notebooks of students' grades, files regarding the Atomic Energy Commission, and material relating to his interest in polarography. Furman's "Report of Travel," a typewritten manuscript illustrated with photographs, documents his fellowship-funded trip to European chemical plants and university laboratories in 1927 and 1928; it includes a large copy of Bartholomew's map of Europe (1925) with Furman's route shown in red ink. In addition, there is printed material including abstracts of papers and offprints of articles by Furman and others.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

The papers were a gift of Mrs. Nathaniel Howell Furman. Furman's "Report of Travel" was a gift of Lisa Hawley in 2014.

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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Exams, 1930s - 1950s. 1 box.
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Exams, 1930s - 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Exams, 1930s - 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Exams and lecture notes, circa 1933-1946. 1 box.
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1 box

Lecture notes, circa 1938-1950. 1 box.
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1 box

Course notes, Chemistry 301 - 302, circa 1937-1956. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes on chemical equilibrium by Robert M. Pease, student, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Notebooks - experiments, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notes, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Lecture notes, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

circa 1918-1946, circa 1918-1946. 1 box.
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1 box

Class notes and student materials - graduate course in Chemistry, 1941-1955. 1 box.
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1 box

A.E.C. materials, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notebooks from Furman's research team, 1945-1948. 1 box.
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1 box

Lab records, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Student records, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research at Princeton, Furman and others, including some work for the Department of Defense, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous reports and project data, Princeton University, 1940s. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

[some DOD research]

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1 box

Miscellaneous reports and project data, Princeton University, 1940s. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

[some DOD research]

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1 box

Notes, reports, and publications regarding Polarography, 1947-1949. 1 box.
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1 box

Publications by others and correspondence regarding Polarography, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Graduate student materials, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Undergraduate gradebooks, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notes, experiments, reports, 1940s - 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notes: projects by organization/company, 1940s - 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports, de-classification bulletins, 1940s - 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports, correspondence and submissions by others for "Scott's Standard Methods of Chemistry," 6th edition, which Furman edited, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notes and reports - Merck and other chemical / pharmaceutical companies, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Graduate student records, laboratory timesheets, and miscellaneous correspondence, 1940s. 1 box.
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1 box

Class / student records, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Research notes, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Reviews of award nominees and/or PhD candidates, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Class notes, student records, 1940s. 1 box.
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1 box

PhD propositions, 1950s. 1 box.
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1 box

Department notebooks, Princeton Department of Chemistry, 1904-1931. 1 box.
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1 box

Letters of recommendation, 1960s. 1 box.
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1 box

Fellowship reports, 1920s. 1 box.
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1 box

"Report of Travel" to Europe, 1927-1928. 1 box.
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1 box

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