Register of the Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986

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Inventory of the Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Beth Goder
Date Completed:
2012
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Beth Goder.
© 2012 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986
Dates: 1975-1986
Collection Number: 85022
Creator: Flory, Paul J.
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes (3.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, statements, memoranda, bulletins, reports, conference material, press releases, and clippings relating to the civil rights of dissident scientists in various countries, especially the Soviet Union. Much of the material concerns the cases of Andreĭ Sakharov, Yuri Orlov, and Anatoly Shcharansky.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Searchworks at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Searchworks is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

Scientists For Sakharov, Orlov And Shcharansky Records, Hoover Institution Archives
Paul J. Flory Papers, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Biographical Note

1910 June 19 Born, Sterling, Illinois
1931 Bachelor's degree, Manchester College
1934 Ph.D in Chemistry, Ohio State University
1936 Married Emily Catherine Tabor
1937-1939 Employed at Basic Science Research Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati
1940-1943 Employed at Esso Laboratories of the Standard Oil Development Company (later known as Exxon)
1943-1948 Employed at the Research Laboratory of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
1948 Accepted professorship, Cornell University
1961-1975 Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
1974 Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)
1975 Awarded National Medal of Science
1978 Withdrew from a symposium in Tashkent in response to persecution of Soviet scientists
1980 Delegate, Hamburg Scientific Forum, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
1982 Panelist, Madrid CSCE
1984 Served as spokesman for a group of scholars offering themselves as personal witnesses with the hope of securing medical treatment for Elena Bonner
1985 Co-authored public letter to the editor of Science concerning National Academy of Science (NAS) scientific exchange protocol
1985 Died
Sources: Nobelprize.org
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1974/flory-autobio.html

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes correspondence, statements, memoranda, bulletins, reports, conference material, press releases, and clippings relating to the civil rights of dissident scientists in various countries, especially the Soviet Union. Much of the material concerns the cases of Andreĭ Sakharov, Yuri Orlov, and Anatoly Shcharansky.
These papers document Paul J. Flory's involvement in various civil rights organizations concerned with the treatment of dissident scientists. They include materials from organizations such as Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky (SOS), Helsinki Watch, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Human Rights, Andrei Sakharov Institute, and the Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc. These materials document the advocacy and educational work of these groups, including statements and letters supporting dissident scientists. Also included are materials on the Hamburg Scientific Forum, which was mandated by the Helsinki Final Act (also known as the Helsinki Accords) of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
American chemist.
Civil rights.
Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Dissenters--Soviet Union.
Scientists--Soviet Union.
Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-
Shcharansky, Anatoly.
Orlov, Yuri, 1924-
Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky.


Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Business cards and notes, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1982, undated

Box/Folder: 1

Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Box/Folder: 1 : 3-4

1978-1983

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

1984-1985

Box: 1

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

General 1978-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes Madrid Conference 1980 and 1982
Box/Folder: 1

Hamburg Scientific Forum

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Agendas and briefings, 1980-1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Correspondence, 1979-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Forum binder, 1978-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Hearing on the Scientific Forum, 1978-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Statements and reports, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Statements and reports by Flory, 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Miscellany, 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Madrid, 1982

Box/Folder: 2

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

General 1980-1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Human rights, miscellaneous letters, 1976-1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Frenkel, S., 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 2

Helsinki Watch

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

1979, 1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1981-1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Herczynski, 1982

Box/Folder: 3

Human rights

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

General, 1978-1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Clippings, 1983-1984

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Organizations, Miscellaneous, 1980-1983

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

International Committee of Scientists for Soviet Refusniks, 1985

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

International Conference on Collective Phenomena (Moscow Refusnik Seminar held 1983 December), 1980-1983

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Jewish organizations, 1977-1984

Box/Folder: 4

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Human Rights

Box/Folder: 4

General

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 4-5

1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 6-7

1983

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

1984

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

1985

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Handler, Philip (NAS Letter to Members), 1979

Box/Folder: 5

Letters supporting various oppressed scientists

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

1977-1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

1981

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Meeting, 1983 January-February

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) scientific exchange protocol, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter to the editor of Science, co-authored by Flory
Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Printed matter, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes biographical article on Flory
Box/Folder: 5

Sakharov, Andreĭ

Box/Folder: 5

General

Box/Folder: 5 : 8-9

1979-1985

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

1980-1984

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Andreĭ Sakharov Institute, 1981, 1984-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Clippings, 1980-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Fifth International Sakharov Hearing, 1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Yankelevich, Efrem, 1985

Box/Folder: 6

Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky (SOS)

Box/Folder: 6

General

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

1978

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

1978-1982

Box/Folder: 6 : 6-7

1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

1980

Box/Folder: 6 : 9-10

1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

1982

Box/Folder: 7 : 3-4

1983

Box/Folder: 7 : 5-6

1984

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

1984-1985

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

1985

Box/Folder: 7

Background information, publicity and other printed matter

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

1978

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

1979

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

1979

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Shcharansky, Anatoly, 1982

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Writings by Flory, 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 8 : 4-6

UNESCO, Committee for an Effective UNESCO, 1975-1979

Box/Folder: 8 : 7-8

USSR Tashkent Meeting, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

Yarim-Agaev, Yuri, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

Miscellany, 1983