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Walter Kauzmann Papers


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

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Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-

A Princeton professor of chemistry, Walter Kauzmann developed the "Kauzmann paradox" in thermodynamics. In the 1940s, Kauzmann was a participant in the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb.

The collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials related to Kauzmann's work on the Manhattan Project and his career as a professor of chemistry at Princeton University. Included are letters by chemist George Kistiakowsky.


Gift of the creator in 2004 (AM 2005-31).

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Walter Kauzmann Papers, 1940-1993. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

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