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Finding Aid for the Fred C. Anson Papers 1957-2006
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Description
Fred C. Anson, the Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor of chemistry, Emeritus, was born in Los Angeles, on February 17, 1933. He entered Caltech in 1950, earning his BS in chemistry in 1954. He completed his PhD at Harvard in 1957, and returned that year to Caltech as an instructor. In 1958 he was appointed assistant professor. Anson's entire career was spent at Caltech, where he served the institute in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities.
Background
Fred C. Anson was born in South San Gabriel, on February 17, 1933. He attended local schools and entered Caltech in 1950, earning his BS in chemistry in 1954. He completed his PhD at Harvard in 1957 and returned that year to Caltech as an instructor. In 1958 he was appointed assistant professor. Anson's entire career was spent at Caltech, where he served the institute in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities. He served as the chairman of the Division of chemistry and Chemical Engineering from 1984 to 1994. Research by Professor Anson and his group focused on the kinetics, mechanisms and catalysis of electrode reactions. Particular emphasis was laid on understanding the behavior of reactants absorbed or otherwise attached to the surface of electrodes.
Extent
31 boxes, 12.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is open for researchers with the exception of two files (21.4 and 29.1) that remain closed indefinitely for reasons of confidentiality and privacy. Researchers must apply in writing for access.