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Finding Aid to the Paul L. Kirk Papers, 1886-1971, bulk 1950-1970
BANC MSS 72/55 c  
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Description
The Paul L. Kirk papers consist of the research, writings and correspondence of Professor Kirk.
Background
Paul Leland Kirk (1902-1970) was a professor of Criminalistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California in 1927 and spent his entire career at Berkeley, with the exception of a leave of service during World War II when he worked on the Manhattan Project. Kirk established the first academic program in criminalistics in the United States at U.C. Berkeley. In addition to advocating for the discipline of criminalistics, advising several schools in the development of their own departments, Kirk was a frequent consultant for both prosecution and defense cases.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 cartons Linear feet: 7.5
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.