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Call No.: SC 64
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Arthur Becket Lamb, 1880-1952
Title: Papers of Arthur Becket Lamb regarding Byerly Hall construction, 1929-1932
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Letters and papers pertaining to the construction and equipping of Byerly Hall, the science building of Radcliffe College.
In 1930 the General Education Board awarded Radcliffe $500,000 for the construction and equipping of laboratories for the physical sciences. The new science building, designed by Coolidge and Carlson of Boston, was begun in 1931 and completed by the time College opened in September 1932. The building was named after William Elwood Byerly, a former Professor of Mathematics at Harvard and an early supporter of the College.
The collection consists of letters and papers pertaining to the construction and equipping of Byerly Hall, 1931-1932. The majority of the correspondence is between Arthur Becket Lamb, Director of the Chemical Laboratory and Erving Professor of Chemistry at Harvard, and Richard Warren Thorpe, Radcliffe College Business Manager.