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Izaak M. Kolthoff - Herbert A. Laitinen correspondence


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Izaak M. Kolthoff was born in Holland and came to the University of Minnesota in 1927. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht and taught there until his departure for the United States. Herbert A. Laitinen studied under Kolthoff. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and taught at the University of Illinois. He worked on synthetic rubber research during WWII.

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The collection is necessarily spotty, a snapshot of a fifty-year friendship between teacher and student. Although the letters are not, strictly speaking, technical, they do convey a sense of the work both men were engaged in during the various decades of their lives.

The correspondence is chronological with a gap between the years 1949 and 1958.

Source of acquisition--Smith, Ben. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2005..

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