Finding Aid for the Glenn Theodore Seaborg Diaries, 1927-1946

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cub´.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Glenn Theodore Seaborg Diaries, 1927-1946

Collection number: 1498

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, December 1986
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2002
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Glenn Theodore Seaborg Diaries,
Date (inclusive): 1927-1946
Collection number: 1498
Creator: Seaborg, Glenn Theodore, 1912-
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Glenn T. Seaborg, 1986.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Glenn Theodore Seaborg Diaries (Collection 1498). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 7 volumes of the diaries of Glenn T. Seaborg. Includes the Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg (January 1, 1927- April 17, 1942) and History of the Met Lab section C-I (April 1942-May 1946).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg (Box 1).
  2. History of Met Lab section C-I (Boxes 2-3).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Seaborg, Glenn Theodore, 1912--Archives.
University of California, Berkeley--Dept. of Chemistry--Faculty--Archival resources.
University of California, Berkeley--Officials and employees.
Chemists--California--Berkeley--Archival resources.
Diaries.


Container List

 

Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg

Box 1

January 1, 1927-August 10, 1934.

Box 1

August 11, 1934-June 30, 1939.

Box 1

July 1, 1939-April 17, 1942.

 

History of Met Lab Section C-I

Box 2

May 1943-April 1944.

Box 2

April 1942-April 1943.

Box 3

May 1944-April 1945.

Box 3

May 1945-May 1946.