Glenn E. Ullyot Collection
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Glenn Edgar Ullyot (1910-2002) was an American research chemist. Born in Clark County, South Dakota to a farming family on March 10, 1910, Ullyot graduated with a BA from the University of Minnesota in 1933. He did graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his Master's degree in 1935 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1937. Upon the completion of his doctoral degree, he was hired by American pharmaceutical company Smith, Kline & French. Ullyot spent the whole of his working career at Smith, Kline & French and held several positions with the company. He was originally hired as an Organic Research Chemist, then later served as the Director of Chemical Laboratories from 1950 through 1957. He ultimately rose to the position of the Director of Scientific Liaison. Ullyot was married for thirty-seven years to the former Eleanor Flannelly who died in 1987. In 1988, he married Barbara R. Hodson Ullyot, who held a management position at the American Chemical Society (ACS).
After his retirement from Smith, Kline & French in 1975, Ullyot devoted himself to his lifelong concern of educating the public to the value of science. To this end, he established several scholarships, including the Ullyot Scholarship at the Science History Institute. He also established a series of lectures, now known as the Ullyot Public Affairs Lectures, which are presented by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society. Ullyot served as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Section of the ACS and held numerous other offices in both the ACS and other national societies. He died on February 16, 2002 at Ginger Cove Health Care Center in Annapolis, Maryland.
Glenn E. Ullyot Collection, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection contains the personal and professional papers of the American research chemist Glenn E. Ullyot. It deals in large part with Ullyot's professional career, particularly his work with diuretics at Smith, Kline & French. The collection contains several publications related to Ullyot's work as well as the activities of Smith, Kline & French during Ullyot's time with the company. This collection is not a unified body of material documenting Ullyot's life and achievements and there is a paucity of material on his work with the anti-depressant Stelazine, which was a significant part of Ullyot's career.
The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection is arranged into the following four series:
- Biographical Materials
- Professional Career
- Awards and Honors
- Notebooks of Glenn E. Ullyot
The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection was processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2006. This finding aid was revised by Birch Mezzaroba in February 2022.
- Ullyot, Barbara Hodsdon
- Burger, Alfred, 1905-2000
- Nabenhauer, Fred
- Loev, Bernard
- Boyer, Francis, 1893-1972
- Science History Institute Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Glenn E. Ullyot
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- Access Restrictions
There are no restrictions on materials and the collection is open to the public.
- Use Restrictions
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Arranged in original order, this series contains biographical materials relating to Glenn E. Ullyot's academic and professional life. The contents of the files in this series include Ullyot's curriculum vitae, certificates, diplomas, and to a lesser extent, correspondence. Also included in this series are Ullyot's Master's and Ph.D. theses and tributes to his life.
Arranged in original order, this series contains materials concerning Glenn E. Ullyot's career at Smith, Kline & French. Ullyot held several positions at Smith, Kline & French and the contents of these files reflect the work he did for the firm over several years. The contents of these files include articles, correspondence, patents, and reports. Also included in this series is the Smith, Kline & French employee manual/corporate factbook, "Indoctrination Booklet."
See also Box 3 Folder 2.
See also Box 2 Folder 1.
See also Box 4 Folder 4.
See also Box 3 Folder 10, Box 3 Folder 11, and Box 4 Folder 7.
See also Box 3 Folder 6, Box 3 Folder 11, and Box 4 Folder 7.
See also Box 3 Folder 6, Box 3 Folder 10, and Box 4 Folder 7.
See also Box 3 Folder 5.
See also Box 3 Folder 6, Box 3 Folder 10, and Box 3 Folder 11.
Arranged in original order, this series contains materials concerning awards and honors that Glenn E. Ullyot received during his lifetime. Most of the materials were issued to Ullyot from the University of Illinois, although a select few files contain materials from the University of Minnesota, the University of South Dakota, and the American Chemical Society. The contents of these files include awards, certificates, and letters of notification addressed to Ullyot.
Arranged in its original order, this series contains the pocket address books belonging to Glenn E. Ullyot. The address books contain contact information for Ullyot's many foreign and domestic colleagues.