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Guide to the Harry S. Mosher Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • General note

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0645
    Creator: Mosher, Harry S.
    Title: Harry S. Mosher papers
    Dates: 1944-2000
    Physical Description: 37.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Papers include correspondence, manuscripts and reprints, research files, lab notebooks, grant files, and class materials.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of the estate of Harry Mosher, 2002.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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

    Harry S. Mosher Papers (SC0645). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Harry S. Mosher earned his bachelor's degree in 1937 from Willamette University and his master's degree from Oregon State University in 1939. He taught briefly at Willamette before earning his doctorate in organic chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1942; he remained at Penn during World War II as an assistant professor supervising research on synthetic anti-malarial drugs for the National Research Council. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1947 and taught until his retirement in 1981. During his career at Stanford, Mosher taught organic chemistry and conducted research in a wide range of areas, including natural products chemistry and stereochemistry. He co-authored more than 140 research papers and a reference book titled ASYMMETRIC ORGANIC REACTIONS, published in 1971. Mosher also elucidated the chemical structure of tetrodotoxin - an extremely toxic molecule found in wild newts inhabiting Stanford's Lake Lagunita. Mosher died in March of 2001.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers include correspondence, manuscripts and reprints, research files, lab notebooks, grant files, and class materials.

    Access Terms

    Mosher, Harry S.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher).
    Chemistry, Organic.
    Organic compounds--Synthesis.
    Stereochemistry.
    Tetrodotoxin.

    General note

    Collection is unprocessed and in remote storage. For access, please contact the University Archivist.