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Guide to the Charles K. Bradsher Papers, 1951-1997

Abstract

Charles Kilgo Bradsher was a Class of 1933 Duke alum and a Duke professor in the Chemistry Department from 1939-1979.

His collection includes personal and departmental materials, especially concerning the Chemistry Department, the Gross-Edens Affair.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Bradsher, Charles Kilgo, 1912-2000.
Title
Charles K. Bradsher papers, 1951-1997
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.8 Linear Feet, 1,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes personal and departmental materials concerning the history and faculty of the Department of Chemistry and the teaching of chemistry, the Gross-Edens Affair, long range planning, and research. Contains correspondence with Paul Gross concerning the Gross-Edens affair and documents regarding faculty promotions which should remain confidential. Replaced folder labels and discarded packet of departmental receipts for processing.

Administrative Information

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Bradsher Curriculum Vitae, 1993
Box 1
Chemistry Department Memoranda and Documents, 1970-1990
Box 1
North Carolina Institute of Chemists - Chemist of the Year, 1980
Box 1
Chemistry Newsletter, 1989-1990
Box 1
Adams, Marsha
Box 1
Gross Chemistry Building. Planning. Speeches
Box 1
Alumni Departmental
Box 1
Sabbatical Leave, 1959-1965
Box 1
Phi Beta Kappa by Departments, 1981-1992
Box 1
Chemistry 323, 1978
Box 1
Lectures, Chemistry 350
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1970-1997
Box 1
United Way, 1984-1985
Box 1
Personnel Files - RESTRICTED
Box 1
Staff Benefits
Box 1
Screening Agreement
Box 1
Council on the Gordon Research Conferences, 1973-1976
Box 1
Merck Sharp and Dohme
Box 1
Terry Sanford Correspondence, 1978
Box 1
Space Committee
Box 1
Graduate School Memoranda
Box 1
Bradsher: "Reactions of Some B-Naphthoquinones"
Box 1
Personnel Files and Nominations - RESTRICTED
Box 1
American Cyanamid
Box 1
Herty Medal
Box 1
Fullbright Fellowships
Box 1
Netherlands Corresondence
Box 1
N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1959-1960
Box 1
Personal Correspondence
Box 1
Duke Correspondence While in Zurich, Switzerland, 1959-1960
Box 1
Inter-University Committee for Economic Research on the South.
Box 2
Conference, Oct. 1964
Box 2
Adams, Virginia. The Joe Adams Fellowship Fund, 1977, 1993
Box 2
Brown, Frances Campbell. Correspondence, 1951-1994
Box 2
Quail Roost Conference Report, 1973 [Department of Chemistry review?]
Box 2
Gross-Edens Matter, 1960
Box 2
Gross Chemistry Lab. Origins and dedication, 1969
Box 2
Chemistry Department history
Box 2
Hobbs, Marcus E., 1982-1989
Box 2
Doxa [International Fuels Corp.] Proposal, 1980
Box 2
Planning, Long-Range, [University committee on] - Teaching, 1960
Box 2
Hauser, Charles Roy. Biography
Box 2
Lochmueller, Charles H., 1986-1988
Box 2
Dr. Bradsher. The John W. Watson Memorial Lectureship, 1966.
Box 2
Vosburg Conference Room Committee, 1994
Box 2
Saylor, J.H.- Correspondence, [1964-1965]
Box 2
General correspondence, 1983
Box 2
Paul Gross Correspondence, 1960
Box 2
American Chemical Society Meeting Attendance, 1953-1966
Box 2

Historical Note

Charles Kilgo Bradsher grew up in Petersburg, VA before receiving his B.A. from Duke in 1933, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1935 and 1937, respectively. He chaired the Department of Chemistry at Duke from 1965 to 1970 and also became the first director of the department's Chemistry for Executives program. In 1979, he became professor emeritus. Among his honors include the North Carolina Institute of Chemists' North Carolina Chemist Award for 1980, the Georgia Section American Chemical Society Herty Medal in 1987 and the Council for Chemical Research Malcolm El Pruitt Award for 1995. He died in 2000 at the age of 88.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Gross (Paul M.) Papers, 1939-1979. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Bigelow (Lucius A.) Papers, 1915-1973. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Hobbs (Marcus E.) Papers, 1935-1980. (University Archives. Duke Archives.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles K. Bradsher Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Charles K. Bradsher Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1996, 2000-2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accessions 96-110, A2000-7, A2000-80, A2001-7 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.