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Charles F. Chandler papers, 1847-1937, bulk 1864-1925

Series II: Professional, 1864-1937

The professional series contains files related to Chandler's professional life as a scientist and educator, and his role as a public servant on the New York Municipal Board of Health.

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Subseries II.1: Awards and Honors, 1904-1937

This subseries documents professional awards and honors awarded to Chandler, as well as some files related to awards he presented or otherwise helped to administer. Notably, this subseries contains files related to the Perkin medal, which was both received and presented by Chandler on different occasions, and a number of remembrances of Chandler given on the occasion of his retirement from Columbia.



Box 38 Folder 1 Biographical Sketches


Box 38 Folder 2 Bust, 1910

Material related to the commissioning of a bust of Charles Chandler


Chandler Centennial


Box 38 Folder 3 to 6 Correspondence, 1937, (4 Folders)



Box 39 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1937


Box 39 Folder 2 Clippings and Memorabilia, 1937


Box 39 Folder 3 Chandler Lecture and Foundation, 1910 and 1924, 1910, 1924


Box 39 Folder 4 Chandler Medal


Box 39 Folder 5 Clippings


Columbia University Retirement


Box 39 Folder 6 to 8 Banquets, 1910-1914, (3 Folders)



Box 40 Folder 1 to 3 Clippings, 1909-1911, (3 Folders)


Box 40 Folder 4 to 5 Correspondence, 1909-1910, (2 Folders)


Box 40 Folder 6 Final Lecture, 1910


Box 40 Folder 7 Trustees' Statement on Chandler's Retirement, 1911



Box 41 Folder 1 Gold Medal of the National Institute of Social Sciences, 1921


Box 41 Folder 2 National Academy of Sciences Biography, 1926


Box 41 Folder 3 Perkin Medal, 1920


Box 41 Folder 4 to 5 Perkin Medal Presentations, 1906-1924, (2 Folders)


Box 41 Folder 6 to 7 Portrait Commission, 1904-1910, (2 Folders)


Subseries II.2: Academic and Scholarly Activities, 1864-1925

The Academic and Scholarly Activities subseries documents Chandler's teaching and administrative activities, primarily with Columbia University as well as his professional chemical and scientific activities. The Columbia files include correspondence and memos relating to his roles as teacher and administrator in a number of departments and schools, most notably as the dean of the School of Mines. Also represented in this subseries are laboratory analyses that Chandler made or oversaw in his laboratory, and files relating to the founding ofThe American Chemist.


The American Chemist



Box 42 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1870-1878


Box 42 Folder 2 Correspondence (letterbook), 1871-1879


Box 42 Folder 3 to 4 Ledger, 1871-1877, (2 volumes)


Box 42 Folder 5 Chemical Foundation


Columbia University


Box 42 1893-1925


Chemical Department



Box 43 Folder 1 General


Box 43 Folder 2 to 3 Investigation into Department, 1898-1899, (2 Folders)


Box 43 Folder 4 Reports, 1899-1908 (scattered), 1899-1908


College of Pharmacy


Box 43 Folder 5 Certificate in Recognition of Service, 1910


Box 43 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1887-1924


Box 43 Folder 7 College of Physicians and Surgeons Correspondence


Box 43 Folder 8 Commencement Addresses- Seth Low, 1895-1902


School of Mines



Box 44 Folder 1 to 2 Administrative, 1864-1900, (2 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1864-1915


Box 44 Theses advised by Chandler, 1916-1926


Box 44 Folder 4 Johnson's Encyclopedia Contributions, 1884-1886


Box 44 Folder 5 Programs of Scientific Education, 1900-1907


Box 44 Folder 6 Public Lectures, 1872-1885


Box 44 Folder 7 Union College, 1881, 1918 and undated, 1881, 1918, undated



Box 45 Lab Analyses



Box 46 Lab Analyses



Box 47 Lab Analyses



Box 48 Lab Analyses



Box 49 Lab Analyses


Subseries II.3: Municipal Board of Health, 1868-1888

The Municipal Board of Health Subseries includes files related to Chandler's work with the new York Board of Health. Particularly well-represented in this subseries are Chandler's interests in safe and sanitary tenements and slaughterhouses, though the subseries also includes laboratory analyses of health and beauty products and correspondence files.



Box 50 Folder 1 General, 1868-1883


Box 50 Folder 2 Abattoir Plans


Box 50 Folder 3 Appointment Certificates, 1873-1884


Box 50 Folder 4 Chemical Analyses of Health and Beauty Products


Box 50 Folder 5 to 7 Clippings, 1866-1883, (3 Folders)



Box 51 Folder 1 to 3 Correspondence, 1868-1883, (3 Folders)


Box 51 Folder 4 Correspondence- Letterbook, 1882-1884



Box 52 Folder 1 to 11 Lectures, 1878 and undated, 1878, undated, (11 Folders)


Box 52 Folder 12 to 13 Notes, (2 Folders)



Box 53 Folder 1 to 2 Reelection Campaign, 1883, (2 Folders)


Box 53 Folder 3 to 5 Reports, 1869-1888, (3 Folders)


Box 53 Folder 6 Tenement Plans