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Lamb, Arthur Becket, 1880-1952. Papers of Arthur Becket Lamb regarding Byerly Hall construction, 1929-1932: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R79-34
The collection, formerly the files of Arthur Becket Lamb, then Director of the Chemical Laboratory and Erving Professor of Chemistry at Harvard, was given to the Archives by the Curator of the Harvard Archives January 4, 1954.

Processing Information:

Processed: August, 1981
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35 and Eric Nils Lindquist

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by Radcliffe College is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Papers of Arthur Becket Lamb regarding Byerly Hall construction, 1929-1932; item description, dates. SC 64, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

The majority of Arthur Becket Lamb's papers are located at the Harvard University Archives; see the Papers of Arthur Becket Lamb, 1900-1952 (HUG 450) and Papers of Arthur Becket Lamb [unprocessed accession], 1880-1956 (17969, 18347, 18496).

HISTORY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Byerly Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
Radcliffe College--Buildings
Thorpe, Richard Warren

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