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The Edward G. Mazurs Collection of Periodic Systems


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Mazurs was born and raised in Latvia but fled to the United States following World War Two and the ensuing Soviet takeover. He worked in the chemical industry at which time he began his task of collecting types of periodic tables of the chemical elements. He later taught at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

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The collection consists of all of the materials still extant gathered by Mazurs in connection with his book and includes original research notes by Mazurs, photocopies of historical documents, reprints of scholarly articles, art work (some prepared especially for the book) and models.

Published books, photographs, glass slides, and microfilmed articles have been seperated out of the collection.

Mazurs, Edward G. "Graphic Representations of the Periodic System during One Hundred Years, 1957,1974".

These materials were collected, prepared and arranged by Edward G. Mazurs in connection with his book on the graphical representations of the periodic table and systems.

These papers were donated to CHF by the Westmnot College Archives.

Source of acquisition--Westmont College. Method of acquisition--Gift ;; Date of acquisition--2008..

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