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The Papers of John R. Ferraro


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John R. Ferraro was born in Chicago, IL. He studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University and began his career as a supervising chemist at the Kankakee Arsenal in 1941. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Force serving as a meteorologist and achieving the rank of Major. In 1948 he joined the staff of the Argonne National Laboratory. He was a recognized authority in the fields of Raman spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy and NMR. A member of both ACS and SAS, her served as President of SAS in 1966 and taught at Canisius College.

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The bulk of the collection consists of the reprints of Ferraro's papers. There is also some material from the Argonne National Laboratory and some personal papers.

Organized into three distinct series: 1. Personal. 2. Professional Courses and Workshops 3. Publications. Series

This is collection of personal and professional papers by John R. Ferraro, including an extensive, if not complete, collection of reprints of his published papers.

Source of acquisition--Ferraro, John R.. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2005..

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