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Department of Chemistry records

Identifier: 02-MWalb01385A

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection were created through the administrative, research, and teaching activities of the Brandeis Department of Chemistry between the 1960s-2010s. Included are student lab notebooks, a manuscript by Professor Sidney Goldin, and materials related to a 2015 tribute in honor of Irving R. Epstein, the Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry was one of the original departments in the School of Science at Brandeis University. Today the department retains both research and teaching faculty, as well as several research laboratories in the areas of biophysical chemistry, chemical biology, materials science, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Sources: "Brandeis University: A Host at Last," Abram Leon Sachar; Brandeis Department of Chemistry website; "A global salute to Irving Epstein, a 'founding father of chaos,'" BrandeisNow, July 21, 2015


  • 1960s-2010s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has not yet been reviewed for access and may contain restricted materials. Please contact the University Archives & Special Collections in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


5.75 Linear Feet (5 record center boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

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There is no discernable arrangement noted for this collection.

Custodial History

Materials in this collection were transferred to the Archives in four accessions by James Crisp (Department of Chemistry Administrator), Arthur Reis (Faculty), Barry Snider (Chair of Chemistry Department), and Meghan Hennelly (Chemistry Department Staff) between 2006-2019. It is uncertain if all addenda are included here, or if one accession is stored seperately.

Many of the lab notebooks in this collection were created by individual students in the Department of Chemistry between the 1960s-1990s.

Processing Information

Collection was maintained in the order in which it was received by the archives.

Folder titles are likely original to the creator.

Provenance of student lab notebooks was inferred from accession records and material content.

Department of Chemistry records
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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