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Guide to the Henry Taube Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0731
    Creator: Taube, Henry, 1915-2005
    Title: Henry Taube papers
    Dates: 1941-2003
    Physical Description: 64.5 Linear feet (53 boxes)
    Summary: Collection pertains to his teaching and research, primarily while at Stanford University, and includes grant files, articles and papers, reprints, class files, correspondence, travel records, and biographical materials.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Henry Taube Papers (SC0731). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Born in Canada, Henry Taube received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 1935, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berkeley in 1940. He was an Instructor at Berkeley, Assistant Professor at Cornell, rose to Professor at the University of Chicago, and in 1962 came to Stanford University. At Stanford he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1972-74 and again in 1978-79. Henry's research interests were in both inorganic and organic chemistry; his work has been central to many different fields such as electron transfer at semiconductor electrodes, solar energy conversion, and photosynthesis. For his great contributions to science, Henry received numerous honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences (1959), The National Medal of Science (1977), The Priestley Medal (1985, the highest award of the American Chemical Society) and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1983). He died in November 2005.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection pertains to his teaching and research, primarily while at Stanford University, and includes grant files, articles and papers, reprints, class files, correspondence, travel records, and biographical materials.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Department of Chemistry. Faculty.
    Taube, Henry, 1915-2005
    Chemistry, Inorganic.
    Chemistry--Study and teaching.