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Chih H. Wang Papers, 1947-1984

Chih H. Wang posing on top of the TRIGA nuclear reactor, 1971.

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MSS Wang

The Chih H. Wang Papers are composed of materials created and assembled by Wang as a faculty member of the Oregon State University Chemistry Department, Director of the OSU Radiation Center, and Head of the Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Materials include professional correspondence, OSU Chemistry Department and Radiation Center research records, workshop, conference, and training program files, OSU administrative records, publications by Wang, and subject files related to chemistry, nuclear science, and nuclear power policy and legislation. The Wang Papers document Wang's career, the founding and development of the OSU Radiation Center, and the growth of nuclear science research and training during the 1960s and 1970s.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note


13.8 cubic feet, including 24 film transparencies; 43 boxes


The Chih H. Wang Papers are arranged into six series: I: Correspondence, 1964-1984; II: Research Project Records, 1952-1983; III: Training and Education Project Records, 1958-1981; IV: OSU Radiation Center Administrative Records, 1950-1984; V: Publications, 1947-1972; VI: Subject Files, 1949-1980.

Related Papers

An oral history conducted with Chih Wang is located in the Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 10). Other materials pertaining to chemistry and nuclear science research and instruction at Oregon State University include the Radiation Center Records (RG 202), John C. Ringle Papers (MSS Ringle), E. Dale Trout Papers (MSS Trout), "How OSU Grew Nuclear Science" Oral Histories (OH 16). Chemistry Department Records (RG 098), Science Research Institute Records (RG 014), and the College of Science Records (RG 024). Additional materials relating to nuclear science and engineering include the Barton C. Hacker Papers (MSS HackerB), Barton C. and Sally L. Hacker Nuclear Affairs Collection (MSS Hacker), Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection (MSS Maki), Charter Heslep Papers (MSS Heslep), Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers (MSS Pauling), and the History of Atomic Energy Collection (RB Energy).

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