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Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1873-2013

13. Biographical. 1910-1996.

Holdings in this vast section -- arranged both according to subject and format -- document a number of themes from Linus Pauling's remarkable, complex life. An eclectic array of manuscript and typescript materials, correspondence, notebooks, newspaper clippings, government documents, legal documents, tax documents and receipts have been sorted into sub-sections labeled Academia, Political Issues, Legal, Business & Financial, and Personal Materials & Family Correspondence. In addition, over 2,700 pages of loose-leaf scrapbooks compiled by the Paulings have been cataloged on the item level and reside in the Biographical section.


317 boxes

1. Academia, 1917-1994.

Boxes 1.001 - 1.010 (Page: 1 - 10)



1.001.
Oregon Agricultural College: Diary, Academic Work, Biographical Information, etc., 1917-1922.
1.1.
Transcript: "Diary (so-called)", by Linus Pauling, 1917-1918. [Original in Special Collections safe].
1.2.
Notebook: Quantitative Analysis Lab, OAC, February-June, 1918.
1.3.
Notebook: Quantitative Analysis Lab, OAC, October 1918.
1.4.
Notebook: Quantitative notes, students' grades, OAC, 1919-1920.
1.5.
Notebooks: "Physical Chemistry" and "Physical Chemistry, Book 2", OAC, 1922.
1.6.
Correspondence: J. U. Campbell and OAC Student Loan Committee, re: loans and finances for OAC education, 1918, 1921-1922, 1925.
1.7.
Exam Booklet: Chem 106, OAC, March 15, 1918.
1.8.
Exam Booklet: Chem 106, OAC, April 1, 1918.
1.9.
Laboratory Report Folder: "Abrasion and Cementing Value Tests, and Hardness and Toughness Tests of Broken Stone", Section Civil 1B, Course no. 312, OAC, November 23-26, 1920.
1.10.
Laboratory Report: "Commercial Tension and Compression Tests", Section Civil 1B, Course no. 312, OAC, October 14 - November 1, 1920.
1.11.
Assorted Notes re: impact of annealing on the grain size and hardness of assorted metals, course unknown, 1920. [?].

1.002.
Oregon Agricultural College: Academic Work, Biographical Information, etc., 1917-1922.
2.1.
Correspondence: George McPhail Smith, re: error in Smith's text, "An Introductory Course in Quantitative Chemical Analysis", 1920; Problems worked by LP in "An Advanced Course of Instruction in Chemical Principles", Summer 1922.
2.2.
Laboratory Report Folder: "Power Laboratory -- Throttling Calorimeter", Ch.E. 331, OAC, Second Term, 1920-1921.
2.3.
Laboratory Report: "Tests on Asphaltic Cement", First Section, Course no. 426, OAC, January 12, 1921 - February 1, 1921.
2.4.
Laboratory Report: "Electrolytic Refining and Winning of Metals", [LP annotation: "Class in Industrial Inorganic under Dr. Rowland"] OAC, Spring 1921.
2.5.
Typescript: "Children of the Dawn", oration given by LP, OAC, Spring 1921.
2.6.
LP Rhodes Scholarship Application, 1921.
2.7.
Correspondence: Delta Upsilon fraternity, 1921.
2.8.
Correspondence: OAC friends, other acquaintances, LP life in Corvallis, 1918, 1922. [Includes Photocopied Manuscript: "Linus Pauling - 50 Years Later", by Austin Case, January 1972.].
2.9.
Typescript: OAC Senior Class Oration, delivered by LP May 31, 1922; other assorted materials re: LP graduation from OAC.
2.10.
Transcripts: Oregon Agricultural College, 1917-1922.
2.11.
Correspondence, Notes: Oregon Highway Department, (summer work-related) 1919, 1923.
2.12.
Correspondence re: summer employment inquiries, 1919-1923.
2.13.
Handbound Manuscript Material: Answers to problems compiled by LP from An Advanced Course of Instruction in Chemical Principles, Arthur A. Noyes and Miles S. Sherrill, problems worked in Summer 1922.
2.14.
Photocopies from the OAC yearbook, The Beaver, re: LP membership in honor societies and organizations, 1922.

1.003.
Oregon Agricultural College: Gamma Tau Beta and Delta Upsilon fraternity pins, 1917-1922; Assorted OAC pins.
3.1.
Mounted and framed fraternity pins and "sweetheart pendant", Gamma Tau Beta and Delta Upsilon fraternities, 1917-1922.
3.2.
Assorted OAC pins, No Date.

1.004.
Oregon Agricultural College: Lab Book from Metallography 426, 1921.
4.1.
Laboratory Book: Oregon Agricultural College Metallography 426, 1921.

1.005.
Oregon Agricultural College: Fred Allen Notebook, 1921-1922.
5.1.
Notebook with annotations by Fred Allen re: students in an OAC Physical Chemistry Course, 1921-1922.

1.006.
California Institute of Technology: Graduate Studies -- LP Student Research Notebooks, 1923-1927.
6.1.
Research Notebook: Physical Optics and Quantum Theory, Dr. Epstein, 1923-1924.
6.2.
Research Notebook: Physical Optics and Quantum Theory (Third Term), Dr. Epstein, 1923-1924.
6.3.
Research Notebook: Quantum Theory, Ehrenfest, January-March 1924.
6.4.
Research Notebook: Physical Properties of Gases, Collected for the Government, January-April 1924.
6.5.
Research Notebook: Thermodynamics, Dr. Epstein, 1924.
6.6.
Research Notebook: Potential Theory, Book 1, Dr. Bateman, 1924.
6.7.
Research Notebook: Potential Theory, Book 2, Dr. Bateman, 1924.
6.8.
Research Notebook: Potential Theory, Book 3 (Complex Variable), Dr. Bateman, Winter 1923-1924.
6.9.
Research Notebook: Abstracts of Papers, Research Problems, mainly 1926-1927.

1.007.
California Institute of Technology: Graduate Studies -- LP Student Research Notebooks, 1923-1929, No Date.
7.1.
Research Notebook: Theory of Magnetism, A. Sommerfeld, 1923.
7.2.
Research Notebook: Ausgewhlte Fragen der Quanten Theorie, A. Sommerfeld, ca. 1927; Geometrische Optik, P. Debye, ca. 1927.
7.3.
Research Notebook: Sommerfeld's Lectures, 1929.
7.4.
Research Notebook: Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics, A. Sommerfeld, No Date.
7.5.
Research Notebook: Band Spectra; Scattering of Light and X-rays, G. Wentzel, No Date.
7.6.
Research Notebook: Atomic and Molecular Structure; Research Problems, No Date.

1.008.
California Institute of Technology: Graduate Studies -- LP Student Transcripts, Class Notes, etc., 1922-1926, No Date.
8.1.
Transcripts: California Institute of Technology, 1922-1925.
8.2.
Handbound Manuscript Notes: "My first year as a graduate student, CIT 1922-1923, Research Notes and Lecture Notes". [LP annotation].
8.3.
Class Notes: Advanced Calculus, Dr. Van Buskirk, 1922-1923.
8.4.
Class Notes: Higher Dynamics, (Third Term) Prof. Spring, 1922-1923.
8.5.
Class Notes: Mathematical Physics, (Second Term) Dr. Tolman, 1922-1923.
8.6.
Class Notes: Radiation Chemistry, Dr. Ellis, 1922-1923.
8.7.
Class Notes: Advanced Calculus, Dr. Wilson, 1923-1924.
8.8.
Examination Booklets: Atomic Structure, December 13, 1923; March 19, 1924.
8.9.
Class Notes: Kinetic Theory, Dr. Millikan, 1923-1924.
8.10.
Miscellaneous Notes, 1923-1924.
8.11.
Class Notes: Potential Theory, Dr. Bateman, 1923-1924.
8.12.
Class Notes: Vector Analysis, (First Term) Dr. Bateman, 1923-1924.
8.13.
Class Notes: Complex Variables, Dr. Bateman, 1924-1925.
8.14.
Class Notes: Differential and Integral Equations, Dr. Bateman, 1924-1925.
8.15.
Class Notes: The Group of Displacement, Dr. Bateman, No Date. (ca. 1923).
8.16.
Qualifying Examinations and Pauling Notes: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, December 1924.
8.17.
LP Preparation Notes for Ph.D. Examination, C.I.T., 1925.
8.18.
Photocopy of LP Ph.D. dissertation, "The Determination with X-Rays of the Structure of Crystals", 1925.
8.19.
Letter of notification of conference of Ph.D., from Richard C. Tolman to LP, June 9, 1925.
8.20.
Fellowship Application to the International Education Board, 1926.

1.009.
California Institute of Technology: Materials from Classes Taught by Linus Pauling, 1924-1929.
9.1.
Student Reports, Examinations, Lecture Notes, Roll Book: Honors Freshman Chemistry, Ch 1a, Ch 1b, Ch 1c, Section A, Fall 1924 - Spring 1925. [Pauling has noted that Edwin McMillan, Robley Evans and George Harness were students in this class].
9.2.
Examination, Syllabus: The Structure of Crystals, Spring 1925.
9.3.
Examinations: Introduction to Wave Mechanics, Ch 156a, Ch 156b, Fall 1927 - Winter 1928.
9.4.
Lecture Notes: "Quantum Mechanics Lecture Notes" [Originally collated by LP] 1927-1928.
9.5.
Examination, Answer Key, Manuscript and Typescript Lecture Notes: Practicum in Wave Mechanics, Winter 1929.
9.6.
Examination, Roll Sheet: Atomic Structure, Ch 23, Spring 1929.
9.7.
Lecture Notes: "Chemical Applications of Spectral Data", Fall 1929.

1.010.
California Institute of Technology: Materials from Classes Taught by Linus Pauling, 1930-1935.
10.1.
Examination, Typescript Lecture Notes: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Ch 175, Fall 1930.
10.2.
Manuscript Lecture Notes: The Structure of Ionic Crystals, Winter 1931.
10.3.
Manuscript Lecture Notes: Wave Mechanics with Chemical Applications, Ch 156a, Fall 1931.
10.4.
Manuscript Lecture Notes: Wave Mechanics, Second Term, Ch 156b, Winter 1932.
10.5.
Examination, Notes: Introduction to Atomic Structure, Ch 175a, Fall 1932.
10.6.
Examination, Manuscript Lecture Notes: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Chemical Applications, Ch 156a, Ch 156b, Ch156c, Fall 1933 - Spring 1934.
10.7.
Examination: Seminar on the Nature of the Chemical Bond, Ch 137, May 28, 1934. [LP annotation: "Given by Dr. Klug at U. of Utah"].
10.8.
Examinations, Manuscript Lecture Notes: Crystal Structure, Ch 157a, Ch 157b, Fall 1934 - Winter 1935.