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John A. Hyatt Collection


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The John A. Hyatt Collection includes various materials related to John A. Hyatt's involvement in the Robert Burns Woodward group of students, who worked and studied with Woodward in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University between 1973 to 1974. Included are letters of correspondence concerning Hyatt's postdoctoral application to the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University with signatures from Woodward, the Woodward Research Institute and its 60th birthday celebration of Woodward, and a personal note written by Woodward concerning the death of his longtime secretary, Dodie Dyer.

The collection also includes two pages of legal notepaper bearing equations penned by Woodward, which explain the parallel between a key step in synthesis with a reaction he wanted Hyatt to attempt through erythromycin synthesis. One black and white photograph and three color photographs of the Woodward group, with individual names listed on the back of each image, are also preserved here.

The John A. Hyatt Collection was donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by John A. Hyatt in January 2014.

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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.

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