Chemistry Department Historical Records, 1907-1966

Collection number: UA 8/4/1
Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About the Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry originated in 1868, when the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts opened its doors in Hanover, NH. Ezekiel Dimond was the college's first faculty member, as well as the department's only full time professor in the early years. In 1893, Fred Morse was the head of the department when the college moved its campus to Durham. Conant Hall was built to house the science departments. In 1909, the Chemistry Department was turned over to Charles Parsons, and from that point on, the department has been headed by such well known professors as Charles James and Harold Iddles. In 1993, the department celebrated 100 years of Chemistry in Durham with a symposium, which was attended by many faculty emeriti and chemistry alumni.

About the Chemistry Department Historical Records

This series contains records and photos of early department professors; records and photos of Chemistry buildings and dedications; records and photos from the 1993 centennial celebration. It also includes the minute books from the New Hampshire College Chemical Colloquium, as well as early alumni newsletters. The bulk of the material was collected by Paul R. Jones, Prof. of Chemistry from 1959 to 1995.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chemistry Department Historical Records, 1907-1966, UA 8/4/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred from the Chemistry Department in 11/25/1996

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11889-1909Prof. Fred Morse
Box 1, Folder 21889-1911Prof. Charles Parsons
Box 1, Folder 3Petitions for Charles Parsons Honorary Membership to the American Chemical Society
Box 1, Folder 4Publications by E.R. Roberts, Class of 1906 and F.H. Heath, Class of 1905 (Parson's students)
Box 1, Folder 51906-1928Prof. Charles James
Box 1, Folder 6Letters of Prof. Charles James
Box 1, Folder 7Misc. Photographic Copies of Letters of Prof. James
Box 1, Folder 8Prof. Charles James' Publications
Box 1, Folder 9Element 61 (Charles James)
Box 1, Folder 101929Charles James Hall Dedication
Box 1, Folder 111966Charles Parsons Hall Dedication
Box 1, Folder 121931-1932M.M. Smith's Lab notebook for freshman Chemistry
Box 1, Folder 131941"75 Years of Chemistry at UNH" by James A. Funkhouser
Box 1, Folder 141929-1965Prof. Harold Iddles
Box 1, Folder 151971Iddles Auditorium Dedication
Box 1, Folder 161927The Cat's Meow
Box 1, Folder 171938-1942Chemistry Alumni News Letter
Box 1, Folder 181943-1947Chemistry Alumni News Letter
Box 1, Folder 191953-1956Chemistry Alumni News Letter
Box 1, Folder 201957-1961Chemistry Alumni News Letter
Box 1, Folder 211993A Century of Chemistry in Durham, Symposium
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11907-1909NHC Chemical Colloquium, Secretary's book [Book I]
Box 2, Folder 21907-1909Trascription: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Secretary's book
Box 2, Folder 31911-1913NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook [Book II]
Box 2, Folder 41911-1913Transcription: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook
Box 2, Folder 51913-1915NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook [Book III]
Box 2, Folder 61913-1915Transcription: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook
Box 2, Folder 71915-1921NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook [Book IV]
Box 2, Folder 81915-1921Transcrption: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook
Box 2, Folder 91922-1927NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook [Book V]
Box 2, Folder 101922-1927Transcription: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook
Box 2, Folder 111927-1934NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook [Book VI]
Box 2, Folder 121927-1934Transcription: NHC Chemical Colloquium, Recorder's Notebook
Box 2, Folder 13NHC Chemical Colloquium Notes
Box 2, Folder 14Notes for "Roots of Mu Chapter" by P. R. Jones
Box 2, Folder 15"NHC Chemical Colloquium: Roots of Mu Chapter" by P.R. Jones
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Photos of Charles James
Box 3, Folder 2Photos of Charles Parsons
Box 3, Folder 3Photos of Harold Iddles
Box 3, Folder 4Photos of individual chemistry faculty
Box 3, Folder 5Photos of chemistry groups
Box 3, Folder 6Photos of chemistry buildings
Box 3, Folder 71915-1921Photos of Parsons Hall and Iddles auditorium dedication
Box 3, Folder 8Oct.14-15, 1965Photos from UNH Centennial Symposium,
Box 3, Folder 9Oct, 1993Photos from Century of Chemistry in Durham
Box 3, Folder 10Oct, 1993Photos from Century of Chemistry in Durham
Box 3, Folder 111994Photos from Burial of time capsule, Chemistry Dept.
Box 3, Folder 12Misc. negatives- Chemistry Dept.


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Minutes & Reports
Newspapers & Publications
Photographs, Slides & Negatives