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Ralph S. Halford papers, 1940-1959

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0536
Bib ID 4078852 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Halford, Ralph S., 1914-1978
Title Ralph S. Halford papers, 1940-1959
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following box is located off-site: Box 2. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, conference papers, scientific drawings, photographs, and printed material. This collection consists chiefly of Halford's manuscripts and typescripts of his writings for scientific journals and papers presented at various conferences and symposiums with related correspondence of colleagues. Also included are files on the teaching of chemistry with reference to practices at Columbia, photographs of his spectrometers, a copy of his patent for Recording Spectrometers, and a file relating to his participation in a 1959 panel discussion on the future of education sponsored by the Barnard College and Columbia Alumni Clubs of Chicago. The printed material includes reprints and accompanying bibliography of Halford's writings. Also, a photograph taken by Jack Aeby at the test site of the atomic bomb, Alamogordo, N.M., 16 July 1945 has been added to the collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following box is located off-site: Box 2. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ralph S. Halford papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Halford, Mrs. Ralph S. via Chemistry Library. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1980. Accession number--M-80.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Chemist. Halford was professor of chemistry, 1941-1977, at Columbia University, and Dean of the Graduate Faculties, 1961-1967.