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Karl and Erna Kordesch Papers

Karl and Erna Kordesch Papers, 1906-2011

Karl Kordesch (1922-2011) was a distinguished Austrian-American chemist widely recognized for his contributions to battery and fuel cell research and technology. Kordesch was jointly responsible for the invention of the alkaline primary dry cell battery, significant developments in fuel cells, and the successful creation and operation of hybrid vehicles. During his career, Kordesch was responsible for more than 100 hundred patents as well as numerous papers, articles, and books on the subject of electrochemistry, effectively revolutionized the battery industry, and pioneered electric/fuel cell vehicles. The Karl and Erna Kordesch papers contain records of much of Karl's research and publishing efforts as well as biographical records, photos, and ephemera documenting the Kordeschs' life in Nazi-occupied Austria and the United States.
MSS Kordesch
14 linear feet; 36 boxes; 11 gigabytes
History of Science / PhotographsVideosBorn-Digital Materials 

Warren E. Kronstad Papers

Warren E. Kronstad Papers, 1954-2002

The Warren E. Kronstad Papers document the education, research, and teaching activities of Kronstad, a wheat researcher and Oregon State University alumnus and professor. The Papers include correspondence and subject files; materials from Kronstad's courses as a student and teacher; research data; and reference files and reprints.
MSS Kronstad
10.5 cubic feet; 11 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science