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HUGFP 20.xx and HUGBF 461.xx

Fieser, Louis Frederick, 1899- Papers of Louis Frederick Fieser and Mary Peters Fieser : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Harvard University Archives
Call No.: HUGFP 20.xx and
Call No.: HUGBF 461.xx
Creator: Fieser, Louis Frederick, 1899- and Fieser, Mary, 1909-
Title: Papers of Louis F. Fieser and Mary Fieser, 1899-1996.
Quantity: 11.5 cubic feet (2 folders, 1 volume, 2 document boxes, 7 record cartons, 1 card file box, and 10 folio boxes)
Abstract: Louis Frederick Fieser (1899-1977) and Mary Peters Fieser (1909-1997) were chemists at Harvard University. Louis was the Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry, Mary was his co-researcher and co-published with Louis. This collection chiefly covers their personal and professional lives, including honors and awards relating to career successes, but it notably lacks correspondence and research files, and has only a small amount of teaching material.
Note: This document last updated 2005 August 4.

Acquisition Information :

  • Accession number: 8279; 1977 December 14, Mallinckrodt Lab.
  • Accession number: 13852; 1998 August 18, Mallinckrodt Lab.
  • Accession number: 13873; 1998 September 15, Converse Lab.
  • Custodial History:

    The material in this collection came from various laboratories at Harvard.

    Processing Note:

    The collection was first processed ca. 1985 by Harvard University Archives staff. It was formerly classified as HUG 4392.2. Barbara Meloni added material in 2004. Kate Bowers wrote the inventory in July 2005.

    Conditions on Use and Access:

    Access to this collection requires the permission of the University Archives. Please consult the reference staff for details. Student records are restricted for 80 years.

    Related Material

    The Radcliffe Archives holds a transcript of an oral history interview with Mary Fieser,1988, and a biographical essay and article on Mary Fieser by Stacey Pramer.
    Search HOLLIS (Harvard's online library system) for works by and about Mary Fieser and Louis Fieser.

    Series and Subseries in the Collection

    Biography

    Louis Frederick Fieser, 1899-1977, and Mary Peters Fieser, 1909-1997 were chemists at Harvard University. Louis was the Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry, Mary was his co-researcher and co-published with Louis, but, except for her status as a student at Radcliffe and a brief period as a research fellow, she had no official standing in the University.

    Chronology

    Scope

    This collection chiefly covers the Fiesers' personal and professional lives, including honors and awards relating to career successes, but it notably lacks correspondence and research files, and has only a small amount of teaching material.

    Series Descriptions and Folder Lists


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