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Richard Merner notebooks from Carl Marvel's chemistry class


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Richard Merner was born on September 23, 1918 and did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois. He graduated in 1939 then went on to the University of Missouri but left after a year. He worked for Du Pont, saw wartime service in the U.S. Navy and the Office of Naval Research and resumed his schooling at Northwestern University, receiving his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1949. He then returned to Du Pont and after a thirty-seven year career retired in 1978 to take a teaching position as a management professor at the University of Delaware. He retired from teaching in 1987. He died on November 2, 2009 at Avondale PA.

These are pages removed from two small pocket notebooks kept by Richard Merner while attending the course Chemistry 34a-First Semester taught by Carl S. Marvel at the University of Illinois-Urbana. A mimeographed Additional Book List for Outside Reading is enclosed. These notes appear to be fairly comprehensive.

Source of acquisition--Richard Merner. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--1999..

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