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The John Ela Willard papers


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

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John Ela Willard was a graduate of Harvard University. Upon graduation he taught briefly at Haverford College before moving on to the University of Wisconsin where he spent the bulk of his academic career. His specialty was Hot Atom Chemistry and he was one of the scientists actively engaged upon the Manhattan Project during World War Two. He was an active member of the Wisconsin Section of the ACS and at one point served as Chairman of the ACS Division of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. He was also active in the affairs of IUPAC and served as Secretary of its Nuclear Chemistry Section.

The collection consists of one box of correspondence and original documents and four boxes of pre-printed conference and symposia materials.

This is a small collection of papers relating to the career of John E. Willard. It concentrates upon his "extracurricular activities"--participation in the A.C.S. and IUPAC, attendance at conferences and symposium--rather than his scientific accomplishments or his academic career.

Source of acquisition--Willard, John E.. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1986..

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