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Finding Aid for the Glenn Theodore Seaborg Diaries, 1927-1946
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Description
Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) was a Nobel prize winner in chemistry credited with the discovery of plutonium and nine other new elements. He published books and over 250 articles and papers throughout his career. The collection consists of Seaborg's diaries and journals, and a history of the Met Lab section C-I.
Background
Seaborg was born on April 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, Michigan; AB, UCLA, 1934; Ph.D, University of California at Berkeley, 1937; research associate (1937-39), instructor (1939-41), assistant professor (1941-45), professor of chemistry (1945-71), university professor beginning in 1971, University of California at Berkeley; director of plutonium work for Manhattan Project at University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-46); head of Nuclear Chemistry Division (1946-58 and 1971-75), and associate director of laboratory, 1954-61 and again beginning in 1971, Lawrence Berkeley Lab; member of first general advisory committee, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1946-50), member of historical advisory committee (1958-61), and commission chairman (1961-71); chancellor, University of California at Berkeley, 1958-61; won Nobel Prize in chemistry (shared with Edwin M. McMillan), 1951; credited with the discovery of plutonium and nine other new elements (atomic numbers 94-102 and 106), the last of which was named seaborgium; published books and over 250 articles and papers; he died February 1999.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 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.