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Three scrapbooks of correspondence, documents, and clippings of Zanetti. Scrapbook, 1929-1941, containing clippings about ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll and the Lewis Carroll centenary in 1932; and other unrelated clippings. Scrapbook, 1940-1952, containing correspondence, documents, and memorabilia dealing with Zanetti's World War II Army service with the Chemical Warfare Service in London. Among the correspondents are Omar N. Bradley, Nicholas Murray Butler, W. Averell Harriman, and the 9th Duke of Portland. Scrapbook, 1917-1940, containing correspondence, documents, and memorabilia dealing with Zanetti's World War I Army service with the Chemical Warfare Service in France and his later work with the Army Reserve; and his military medals, 1919-1945.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joaquin Enrique Zanetti papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Central Files (Office of the President), 1890-1984; University Archives
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Zanetti, Mrs. J.E. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
Source of acquisition--Zanetti, Mrs. J.E. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1983.
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2021-03-16 Biographical statement expanded by CCR.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Zanetti (1885-1974) graduated magna cum laude in 1906 from Harvard College. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard in 1909. Zanetti joined the Columbia University faculty in 1909 and became a professor emeritus in 1953. He was named associate provost of the university in 1948, but stepped down from that post two years later to become the director of Columbia's chemical laboratories. He also headed the university council on civil defense.
Zanetti was also an expert on chemical warfare. During World War I, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Chemical Warfare Service. In between the two world wars, he served as a Chemical Officer in the reserves and was a consulting expert for the League of Nations on chemical warfare. During World War II, he was a colonel in the Army Incendiaries Branch, assistant military attache in London for chemical warfare, and chief of the special projects division. Zanetti received many awards, including the Order of the British Empire, the French Legion of Honor, and the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal.