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George Clemans Collection - MS 1151

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The George B. Clemans Papers, a collection of research materials related to the history of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University, were donated to the Center by George B. Clemans in January 2011. The materials were used in the production of Clemans’ book Chemistry 100: A Centennial History of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University.

No restrictions exist on the use of the Papers for research purposes. Copyright has been withheld for two years. Permission to publish must be obtained from the author. The collection was processed by Keisha Hicks, a graduate student in History 6560 (Archives Administration) at Bowling Green State University, in May 2011.

 Biographical Sketch

Dr. George B. Clemans is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Bowling Green State University and taught there from 1967 until 1998. He holds degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Duke University. He was a W.B. King Visiting Professor at Iowa State University. He also taught at the University of Arkansas and Duke University. Dr. Clemans resides in Bowling Green, Ohio.

 Scope and Content

The George B. Clemans Papers consist of research files and interviews assembled by the author in writing a history of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University.

The research files contain historical documents related to the development BGSU and the Department. Reminiscences by faculty and staff provide a personal perspective.

 Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

PAUL J. OBRINGER
2009-2010
Includes information about publication format and logistics.

SUBJECT FILES

CHAPTER FILES
1914-2010
Arranged by individual book chapters. Includes research notes, copies of course catalogs, departmental and personal correspondence, newspaper articles and photographs.

GENERAL RESEARCH FILES
2009-2010
Includes general research notes, copies of manuscript collection inventories and historical documents

REVIEWS
2010
Includes published book reviews and accolades from colleagues.

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

BOOK DRAFTS
2009-2010
Includes various book drafts with comments from reviewers.

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS
2009-2010
Includes hand written transcripts of interviews and interview release forms

SEMINAR PRESENTATION
April 21, 2010
Includes power point presentation and publicity related to seminar

PRINTED MATERIALS

BOOK
2010
Includes Chemistry 100: A Centennial History of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

POSITIVE PRINTS
n.d.
Images used in the book.

AUDIO/VISUAL RECORDINGS

AUDIO TAPES
2010
Includes audio tapes of faculty and staff interviews.

COMPUTER MEDIA

DVDs
2010
Includes various drafts and formats of the book.

 Inventory

Box 1

Folders

  1. Correspondence, Paul J. Obringer
  2. Chapter 1: 1914-1922
  3. Chapter 2: 1923-1929
  4. Chapter 3: 1930-1935
  5. Chapter 4: 1935-1945
  6. Chapter 5: 1946-1960
  7. Chapter 6: 1960-1980
  8. Chapter 7: 1980-
  9. General Research File
  10. General Research File

Box 2

Folders

  1. Reviews
  2. Book Drafts
  3. Interview Transcripts
  4. Presentations and Speeches
  5. Chemistry 100: A Centennial History of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University
  6. Photographs
  7. Audio Tapes of Interviews
  8. DVDs of Chemistry 100: A Centennial History of the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University

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