The Henry Rapoport Papers, 1936-2003, consist of correspondence, writings, reports, and research materials spanning Rapoport's
distinguished career in organic chemistry from the 1940s to his death in 2002. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence
and reports generated by Rapoport and his post doctoral research associates in the Department of Chemistry at the University
of California, Berkeley. Also included are materials relating to his research and consulting work in the private sector and
a small amount of personal papers.
Henry Rapoport was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 16, 1918. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
where he received a B.S. in chemistry in 1936 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1943. After graduation, Rapoport worked
for the Heyden Chemical Corporation, where he researched the isolation, structure elucidation, and synthesis of penicillin.
He left Heyden in 1945 after receiving a National Research Council Fellowship to study the synthesis of morphine derivatives
at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
23 cartons, 1 oversize box
29.15 linear ft.
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must
be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Collection is open for research.