Jack Dunitz (b. 1923) is an internationally recognized crystallographer and expert on molecular structure. Over the course of his lengthy career - including more than three decades spent at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Dunitz has established himself as a leading expert in his field. He is responsible for several major structural discoveries, the refinement of numerous crystallographic techniques, and the publication of nearly four-hundred scientific articles and reviews. The Dunitz Papers include personal correspondence, institutional records, research notes, scientific articles and reprints, teaching materials, manuscripts and photographs, the bulk of which date from 1941 to 2008.
Scope and Content Notes
The Jack Dunitz Papers include 30 linear feet of personal correspondence, institutional records, research notes, scientific articles and reprints, teaching materials, and manuscripts spanning his career from 1941-2008. In addition, 42.9 megabytes of born digital letters and manuscripts originally created using WriteNow word processing software have been converted to contemporary file types, printed out and organized into the collection's paper files. Materials are in English and German.
Statement on Access:
Permission to examine The Jack Dunitz Papers will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing collection use. See the Use of Collections
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All physical materials (30 linear feet) were received by OSU Libraries Special Collections from Jack Dunitz via post on March 29, 2010.
All born digital materials (42.9 megabytes) were received by OSU Libraries Special Collections from Jack Dunitz via post on May 17, 2010.