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Finding Aid for the Herbert Newby McCoy Papers, ca. 1903-1944
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Description
Herbert Newby McCoy (1870-1945) was a chemist who taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah and was the vice-president of Lindsay Light & Chemical Company. He wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry and contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths. The collection consists of reprints of McCoy's publications, his laboratory notebooks related to his work on radium and the rare earths, and other notes and notebooks.
Background
McCoy was born in Richmond, Indiana, on June 29, 1870; BS (1892) and MS (1893), Purdue University; Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1898; assistant professor, University of Utah, 1899-1901; taught at University of Chicago, 1901-17; became vice-president, Lindsay Light & Chemical Company, in 1919; wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry; contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths; awarded Willard Gibbs medal, 1937; died May 7, 1945.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.