"As to the Chemical-Biology building, we hope very much that Mr. Norman Church will
make provisions so that we can start work on it in the near future. As Kirkwood has
no doubt told you, Mr. Church has pledged himself to provide $1,500,000 for a Chemical-Biology
building....It was the greatest good fortune, indeed, that he offered this gift just
at the time when the Rockefeller gift came through."
Lee DuBridge. Letter to Linus Pauling. May 24, 1948.
"To my surprise, I recieved the Nobel Peace Prize. I was at my home here in Salmon
Creek, and I got back to Pasadena a couple of days later, and I was shown a copy of
the Los Angeles Times where the president of the institute, Lee DuBridge said, 'It's
really remarkable that any person should get two Nobel prizes, but there is much difference
of opinion about the value of the work that Professor Pauling has been doing.' That's
the work for world peace, you know. Well, I thought, that's a little too much so
I decided to resign from the institute....DuBridge's statement caused me to make that
Linus Pauling. "An Interview with Linus Pauling." Chemistry Education, 73, 1 (January 1996): 29-32. April 1, 1994.
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