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Guide to the Fred Basolo (1920-2007) Papers 1941/2006

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Fred Basolo (1920-2007) Papers

Dates:

1941-2006

Collector:

Basolo, Fred, 1920-2007

Size:

24.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

Fred Basolo was an inorganic chemist who lived from 1920 – 2007. He was awarded a PhD from University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign in 1943. In 1946, Basolo joined the Northwestern University faculty in the chemistry department. Basolo was a highly regarded faculty member and educator, served as chair of the chemistry department from 1969 through 1972 and was named the Charles and Emma Morrison Chair in the department of chemistry in 1980, and ended his career as an Emeritus Professor in 1990. Basolo's teaching inspired many chemists and the large number of great minds that he influenced evidenced his commitment to education. Aside from his excellent teaching record and extensive service to the chemical community, Basolo's impact on chemistry is most tangible in his more than 380 publications. The Fred Basolo papers consist of biographical, correspondence, teaching, and publication files. Correspondence files dating between 1942 and 2006, and publications comprise the majority of the papers.

Biographical Information

Chemist Fred Basolo came from modest surroundings. He was born in 1920 to Italian immigrant parents in Coello (registered as North Town in Jackson County, Illinois, but later changed to Coello by the town to commemorate the first postmaster). The small mining town in southern Illinois was almost exclusively home to other immigrant families from the Piemonte region of Italy, and thus Basolo spoke a rare dialect of Italian, “piemontese,” before he really spoke English. Most of the community was uneducated coal miners, and Basolo was the only one for generations who went to college (and is still the only former Coello resident to hold a PhD).

When the Great Depression of the 1930s crippled the country, Basolo was not old enough to work and was afforded the luxury of primary education; his older brother and sister, being nearly a decade older, were forced into labor to help the family make ends meet. Basolo's early education was not remarkable: the school had four rooms with two classes in each room and one teacher for each room. As the economy began to even out, Basolo graduated from grade school and was able to attend the community high school in nearby Christopher, Illinois. Like most early twentieth century rural school districts, Basolo was forced to walk a mile through several fields to nearby Christopher, Illinois, due to a lack of busing. That aside, while in high school, Basolo was introduced to chemistry by the most unlikely of sources. A first year teacher with her degree in home economics was the only person capable enough to teach chemistry classes, despite hating the discipline and refusing to teach outside the book. She did concede to opening the lab early Saturday and promising to attend to any injuries. Basolo was then allowed free reign to experiment how he wanted, which he attributes as a key moment in his life in Chemistry. He also notes that spending Saturdays with a young, blond and attractive teacher did not hinder him in anyway.

From there he went to Southern Illinois Normal school (later Southern Illinois University). Because his family was so poor, he worked several odd jobs, some of which provided by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's WPA program, and often more than one at a time. At SIN, Basolo studied with the famous chemists Jim W. Neckers and Ken van Lente - it was off the advice of Neckers that Basolo would go on to graduate school, rather than return to Christopher to teach high school chemistry. Also, while working in the health lab performing blood and urine tests, Basolo met Mary Nutley, the woman he would marry. After four years, he graduated with a B.Ed. in chemistry and math, and following Necker's advice, applied to University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign.

UIUC boasted a much larger faculty than SIN, many of whom were famous within their field - including John C. Bailar in inorganic chemistry. The heavily awarded Bailar was, at his roots, an organic chemist, but did his work primarily in inorganic chemistry. He is often attributed as being the “father of coordination chemistry” here in the U.S. Under Bailar, Basolo did his graduate work on platinum complexes. When World War II started, Bailar pushed many of the graduate students through their degrees so that they might finish and help the war cause. In 1943, Basolo graduated with a PhD in chemistry after only three years of study.

Looking to help the war cause as best he could, Basolo interviewed with the University of Chicago, to work on the classified Manhattan Project, and also with Rohm-Haas Company in Philadelphia, and their classified work with Zirconium. While at Rohm-Haas, Basolo did work on Zirconium and mica substitutes, and played for the R-H city league baseball teams. Because his contribution to the war efforts was not large, Basolo questioned in his autobiography whether staying in Philadelphia was the best choice, rather than shipping over seas to join the fighting.

While working in Philadelphia, he would visit Mary Nutley from his undergraduate days at SIN. By 1946 they were engaged, the war was ending and Basolo had taken a job at Northwestern University. They were married on June 14, 1947.

In 1946, Basolo joined the Northwestern University faculty in the chemistry department, sharing an office and apartment with Bernard H. Adelson, who would later go on to the Northwestern School of Medicine, garnering many awards and treating Basolo as his general physician for the remainder of Basolo's life. Basolo's tenure at NU was marked by achievement. He was a highly regarded faculty member and educator, served as chair of the chemistry department from 1969 through 1972 and chaired the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee from 1976 to 1977, was named the Charles and Emma Morrison Chair in the department of chemistry in 1980, and ended his career as an Emeritus Professor in 1990, though still coming to the office every morning there after to help out as best he could. Basolo's correspondence files indicate a good relationship between faculty members, including Ralph G. Pearson, James Ibers and Tobin Marks - three other acclaimed chemists - and University Administration. During his career, his teaching was highly regarded by students; many would send letters later in life reminiscing about how much they enjoyed his lectures (particularly on the history of coordination chemistry, especially Alfred Werner and Sophus J⊘rgensen). As a graduate advisor, several of his PhD students would go on to accomplish great things in academia and industrial chemistry, such as Harry Gray, Andrew Wojcicki, and Earl Muetterties. Many of these same graduate students would return to NU to visit or seek Basolo's advice. Basolo's teaching and lectures were so lauded that he was named a NATO Distinguished Professor in 1969, won the James Flack Norris award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching of Chemistry in 1981, the ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education in 1992, and was asked to give dozens of guest lectures across five of the seven continents. Probably the greatest signifier of his teaching ability was the “Basolo 70” symposium, which celebrated the concurrent achievements of turning 70 and being named emeritus. The symposium was attended by 200 former students, colleagues and friends, several from foreign countries. A collection of cards and letters can be found in the biographical section of this collection. Unfortunately, the Archive's collection is lacking most of his teaching materials as he donated them to colleagues around the time he was named emeritus and his teaching load was diminished.

Aside from his teaching responsibility, Basolo operated a successful lab and research group. Many of his graduate students published findings of experiments run while under his tutelage. Basolo also hired dozens of post-doctorates to help around his lab. In his correspondence files, there are several folders for the post-graduate research assistants, many of whom are from foreign countries. The majority of Basolo's own publications stem from research done while running the lab.

Basolo's work in chemistry also extended beyond NU. Basolo belonged to several professional organizations tied to chemistry, most notably the American Chemical Society (the largest scientific society in the world) and the National Academy of Sciences. Basolo regularly attended and presented at meetings, sat on committees (ranging from periodic table nomenclature committees to task forces charged with studying the general chemistry curriculum, to award committees) and even co-founded the Gordon Research Conferences in Inorganic Chemistry (which the Chemical Heritage Society published a book about). Basolo sat on the editorial board for nearly every major chemistry publication devoted to inorganic chemistry, including some foreign language publications. Internationally, his ability as a chemist gained enough recognition for him to join several foreign chemical societies (two in his native homeland, Italy) and helped to forge a scientific community between the United States and the People's Republic of China. He was a fellow of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, touring and giving lectures in 1979, and NATO Senior Scientist in Italy in 1981, and a Humboldt Senior Scientist in Germany.

One of his greatest accomplishments was his election to presidency of the ACS. After serving as the chair of the inorganic division in 1970 and serving the division's executive board in 1971, and despite initially not declaring himself in the race, Basolo ran as a petition candidate and won by an overwhelming majority. Between 1982 and 1984, Basolo was president and made education the theme of his term. He worked to close the gap between high school and college curriculums, to rework the national curriculum, and raise awareness of chemical education throughout the nation. For the society, he took the bold, and unpopular, initiative to reduce the number of national meetings and committees. Basolo tried to implement regulations that would allow new chemist to hold positions and committee chairs, and that would increase the overall membership. Though he was largely unsuccessful at untrenching the stalwart chemists, he made a stance that other presidents would try to follow. As the face of the ACS, Basolo often met with several high ranking members of the American political system, including President and Mrs. Reagan. When President Reagan's scientific advisory board was formed, Basolo made sure that chemist were well represented. Basolo also spearheaded a campaign to have the term “chemical people” removed from a PBS special Mrs. Reagan was running on drug use. Though most of his large scale changes were met with resistance and eventually defeated, Basolo's time in office saw membership raise and the beginnings of change.

Aside from his excellent teaching record and extensive service to the chemical community, Basolo's impact on chemistry is most tangible in his more than 380 publications. Beside a multitude of articles co-authored by colleagues, research assistants and graduate students, Basolo also co-authored "Mechanisms of Inorganic Reactions", with Ralph G. Pearson and "Coordination Chemistry" with R.C. Johnson. Both books have been extensively translated with "Coordination Chemistry" being translated into eight languages alone. "Coordination Chemistry", a first year text book, had two editions - 1964 and 1984 - and was widely used in introductory chemistry courses for many years. In 2003, John Burmeister and Basolo edited a collection of his published articles for volume 13 in a series on well known chemist titled," On Being Well-Coordinated: A Half Century of Research". Outside of scientific publications, Basolo has been extensively interviewed, the most notable of which was published by The Chemical Heritage Foundation, as well as having written several articles on issues pertaining to education, chemistry's reputation, and chemistry's impact on society. Basolo's published research garnered him several notable honors including several fellowships and grants for the National Science Foundation, the ACS Award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry, the first Bailar Medal, Southern Illinois Alumni Achievement Award, the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in Inorganic Chemistry, Italian Chemical Society Award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry, the Harry and Carol Mosher Award, the Padova University Medal, the Chinese Chemical Society Medal, the Chemical Pioneer Award, the American Institute of Chemist Gold Medal, the Willard Gibbs Medal, the SIU Obelisk Leadership Award, and the Priestly Medal (The American Chemical Societies highest honor).

Until health concerns kept him from coming to campus, Basolo was a loyal member of Northwestern's faculty. Despite several competing offers, Basolo only considered leaving once when Texas Christian University offered him the Robert A. Welch chair in chemistry. At the last minute, NU offered him a comparable package and he gladly accepted. Northwestern University was important to Basolo: he spent his whole career here, donated thousands of dollars to the University, and was an avid football fan, often closing many of his letters with remarks about how NU's team was going to beat whatever school with which he was corresponding. Over the course of his life, Basolo amassed a considerable number of contacts, many of who he kept in touch with until his last days here, often times refusing the ease of email for a typed or hand written letter. Among his individual contacts one will find several prominent chemists including some Nobel Prize winners (namely Henry Taube, Richard Ernst and E.O. Fischer).

Basolo's wife, Mary, died in a car accident in 1997. Fred Basolo died on February 27, 2007 leaving behind four children: Mary Catherine, Fred Jr., Elizabeth and Margaret, and several grandchildren.

See also:

Basolo, Fred. "From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry: a Lifetime of Reactions". New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2002.

Website: www.fredbasolo.com

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dept. of Chemistry--Faculty

Personal Name:

Basolo, Fred, 1920-2007

Topical Term:

Chemistry, Inorganic--History--20th century

Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)

Chemists--United States

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Fred Basolo Papers comprise three accessions. Accession numbers 96-36 and 02-19 were donated to the University Archives by Fred Basolo on February 9, 1996 and February 19, 2002. Accession number 07-55 was donated by Basolo's daughter, Margaret Silkaitis, on May 17, 2007. Materials from the Archives' Faculty Biographical Files were incorporated into the Papers.

Processing Information

Keegan Lannon, Summer 2007.

Separated Materials

The books which Fred Basolo authored were separated and added to the Archives' Faculty Authors collection; editions in foreign languages were placed in Archives Room 103. Photographs were added to the University Archives' Photograph Collection. Four cubic feet of duplicate or extraneous materials were separated and discarded. An oversized award from the Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela) was added to the Diplomas and Certificates Collection. Three-dimensional awards and plaques were added to the Artifacts Collection. Audio and videocassettes were added to the University Archives' multimedia collection, as documented below.

Awards and Plaques: All Located in University Archives Artifacts Collection: Oesper Award (Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society), October 25, 1983; American Chemical Society: 20th anniversary ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, 1984; North Dakota State University: 11th Broberg Lecturer, 1985; University of South Florida: R.P. Scherer Chemistry Lecturer, 1985; Societa Chimica Italiana: Paolo Chini Lecturer, October 3, 1990; American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Section: Harry and Carol Mosher Award, 1990; American Chemical Society: 20 Years of Service as a member of the ACS Council, August 26, 1998; Utkal University, Vanivihar Bhubaneswar (n.d.)

Audio Cassettes: Fred Basolo Interview (accession #03-171) - AC #1622; Fred Basolo and William Beranek on "Saturday Edition," 9/10/85 (accession # 07-55) ) - AC #1753; Public Radio: Fred Basolo with Host Mark Hilan, ACS Chicago Meeting, 10/85 (accession # 07-55) ) - AC #1754

Video Cassettes: Fred Basolo Interview, October, 1983 (accession #02-19) ) - VC #880-883; Fred Basolo Interview (?), n.d. (accession #02-19) ) - VC #884-891; “Basolo 70,” 1990 (accession # 07-55) ) - VC #1059-1061.

Conditions Governing Access

Files pertaining to letters of recommendation (box 5, folders 6 through 8), as well as any referee reports for submitted manuscripts (box 5, folders 9 and 10) are restricted and may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.

Arrangement of Materials

This collection is arranged first by subject, then alphabetically; within each folder the contents are in chronological order. Series include biographical, correspondence, teaching and publications.

Scope and Contents

The Fred Basolo papers consist of biographical, correspondence, teaching, and publication files. Correspondence files dating between 1942 and 2006, and publications (bound and loose) comprise the majority of the papers. While there is little documentation of Basolo's teaching, the awards and commemorative letters he received (especially for his seventieth birthday) reflect his impact on his students. Basolo's extensive correspondence documents his personality and his interactions with other scientists and scientific organizations such as the ACS.

The biographical material, spanning from 1941 to 2005, is arranged into categories with the general biographical files first. This section holds his curriculum vitae, publication lists, date books, assorted news paper clippings, certificates and information regarding his national security clearances. Following that is a section of files pertaining to “Basolo 70”, a symposium dedicated to Basolo's concurrent 70th birthday and being named emeritus professor. These files contain several letters pertaining to the creation of the symposium and the eventual transformation into an award series, dozens of congratulatory cards and letters, and some financial documents showing the funds raised to defer cost of foreign guests. Basolo's education is represented by a copy of his master's thesis. Individual files document the many awards he received and guest lectures he presented between 1959 and 2005. Two of the awards, namely the Willard Gibbs Award and the Priestly Medal are given to award the greatest achievement in the field of chemistry. The general biographical files are arranged with the most specific subject files first, while the other subcategories are arranged alphabetically.

The largest category of the collection is the correspondence files, which date between 1942 and 2006. These files demonstrate the wide variety of contacts Basolo kept, several of which are of some notoriety, including industrial, academic and governmental chemists, former students and post-doctorate research assistants. In this section, the files are arranged first by subject, then alphabetically; within each folder the contents are in chronological order. After a small personal correspondence section containing letters and emails to his cousins and children, as well as some correspondence relating to the upkeep of his house and the purchase of a boat, the section continues into correspondence files dealing with Northwestern University - the department of chemistry, the college of arts and sciences, and the committees on which he served. Following that is a section of offers made by other companies and universities, including Basolo's first job at Rohm-Haas. The collection progresses into the professional and scholarly contacts, which are subdivided into more specific subject files. The general professional and scholarly correspondence comes first, including any evaluations, letters of recommendation and referee reports for journals (the latter two are restricted). The next files pertain to any award committees on which Basolo sat, and some major awards he has nominated others for (including the Nobel Prize). The next section, and the largest section contained in boxes seven through eleven, is the individual correspondence files. Arranged alphabetically by the surname of the individual, the files pertain to colleagues (both here at Northwestern and other Universities around the country), former students, and corporate contacts. Some of these files are small and hold no more than correspondence surrounding a student's admittance into Northwestern University, or a post-doctorate's hire; while others are quite lengthy and include both professional and personal correspondence. Following that is the section holding correspondence related to any professional organizations to which Basolo belonged, again with the more general files first and the specific sections organized alphabetically. In the professional organization subsection, the correspondence files for the ACS, NAS and NSF can be found, arranged alphabetically by subject. Both the corporations and court cases Basolo acted as an advisor for follow the professional organization files. Lastly, this section contains files chronicling his extensive travels as visiting professor.

The teaching files are small for the nature of this collection, containing mostly general lectures, notes, overheads, and classes taught late in his career. This is not because Basolo did not teach much, but rather, as indicated in his correspondence files, he gave away much of his teaching material in 1990 when he was named emeritus professor. Much of the material present does pertain to his most popular lecture on the history of inorganic chemistry.

The last section of the collection is files pertaining to his impressive list of publications. For convenience, a list of publications in chronological order is filed at the beginning of this section. There are two subsections: the first contains reprints of all of his articles, most bound in four separate volumes organized chronologically by date of publication. Unbound articles are also organized chronologically, and some specific notes about a few articles that were more of a historical aspect follow the reprints. The second subsection contains files surrounding his books, including several files dealing with his autobiography, and the Chinese translation. In some cases, books or compilations dedicated to Basolo but not containing material written by him are represented by the cover and title page alone.

Addition, Sub-Series 1

This addition to the papers of Fred Basolo features biographical materials, including Basolo's Southern Illinois University undergraduate yearbooks, "The Obelisk"; records of his 1990 receipt of the Mosher Award; articles in the Southern Illinois Alumni publication, "Southern Alumni", and in "Chemical and Engineering News" regarding his Priestly Medal award; and his comments as President of the American Chemical Society, as published in "Chemical and Engineering News". Also included are: a photograph album documenting several of Basolo's trips to China and an oversized 85th birthday card from the participants in the Gordon Research Conference of 2005.

INVENTORY

Biographical

Box 1

Folder 1

Curriculum Vitae and Publication lists

1950-2003

Box 1

Folder 2

Date books

2005-2006

Box 1

Folder 3

Assorted Clippings

1974-1997

Box 1

Folder 4

Certificates

1964-2001

Box 1

Folder 5

Security Clearances

1965-1971

Basolo 70

Box 1

Folder 6

“Basolo 70” Symposium (folder 1)

1989-1990

Box 1

Folder 7

“Basolo 70” Symposium (folder 2)

1990-1991

Box 1

Folder 8

News clippings

1990

Box 1

Folder 9

Publications dedicated to “Basolo 70”

1990

Box 1

Folder 10

Financial Documents

1989-1991

Box 1

Folder 11

“Basolo 70” bound correspondence

1990

Box 2

Folder 1

Cards

1990

Education

Box 2

Folder 2

Education: University of Illinois (thesis)

1941-1942

Awards

Box 2

Folder 3

General Awards

1978-2001

Box 2

Folder 4

General Nominations: Failed (including Nobel Prize)

1984-2000

Box 2

Folder 5

ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry

1975

Box 2

Folder 6

ACS Award for Inorganic Chemistry

1963-1964

Box 2

Folder 7

AIC Gold Medal Award

1993-2005

Box 2

Folder 8

Willard Gibbs Medal

1977-2000

Box 2

Folder 9

Honoris Causa degree from Università di Palermo

1997

Box 2

Folder 10

Honoris Causa degree from Università di Turin

1988

Box 2

Folder 11

Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientist

1990-1993

Box 2

Folder 12

Inorganica Chimica Acta Basolo Honor Special Edition

1995

Box 2

Folder 13

Mosher Award

1990-1991

Box 2

Folder 14

James Flack Norris Award

1981

Box 2

Folder 15

Pimental Award

1991-1992

Box 2

Folder 16

Priestly Medal (folder 1)

1992-2000

Box 3

Folder 1

Priestly Medal (folder 2)

2001

Box 3

Folder 2

Southern Illinois University Honorary Doctorate

1984-1985

Box 3

Folder 3

Southern Illinois University Foundation Obelisk Leadership Award

2000

Lectures

Box 3

Folder 4

General Guest Lectures (folder 1)

1959-1993

Box 3

Folder 5

General Guest Lectures (folder 2)

1993-1996

Box 3

Folder 6

General Guest Lectures (folder 3)

1997-2003

Box 3

Folder 7

Basolo Lectures/Medal, Northwestern University

1991-2003

Box 3

Folder 8

Basolo Lectures/Medal Financial Documents

1991-2003

Box 3

Folder 9

Joel Broberg Lecture, North Dakota State University

1996

Box 3

Folder 10

Joseph Chatt Lecture, Royal Society of Chemist, London

1996

Box 3

Folder 11

Oesper Memorial Lecture, University of Cincinnati

1983

Box 4

Folder 1

Probst Lecture, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

1996-1997

Box 4

Folder 2

Zuffanti Memorial Lecture

1981

Correspondence

Box 4

Folder 3

General Personal Correspondence

1984-2003

Northwestern Correspondence

Box 4

Folder 4

Department of Chemistry

1993-2004

Box 4

Folder 5

College of Arts and Science (Liberal Arts) folder 1

1946-1986

Box 4

Folder 6

College of Arts and Science (Liberal Arts) folder 2

1987-2002

Box 4

Folder 7

Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (chair 1976-1977)

1975-1996

Job Offers

Box 4

Folder 8

General

1972-1986

Box 4

Folder 9

Rohm and Haas Company

1942-1946

Box 4

Folder 10

Texas Christian University, Robert A. Welch chair in Chemistry

1986-1987

Box 4

Folder 11

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1979

Professional and Scholarly

Box 4

Folder 12

General Contact Information

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 13

PhD Advisee and Postdoc Lists

1981-1991

Box 4

Folder 14

General Professional Correspondence (folder 1)

n.d.-1979

Box 4

Folder 15

General Professional Correspondence (folder 2)

1980-1992

Box 5

Folder 1

General Professional Correspondence (folder 3)

1993-1995

Box 5

Folder 2

General Professional Correspondence (folder 4)

1996-2003

Box 5

Folder 3

Evaluation: Various Chemistry Departments

1973-1996

Box 5

Folder 4

Evaluation: Carnagie-Mellon University, department. of Chemistry

1972-1975

Box 5

Folder 5

Evaluation: Chicago State University, Minority Research Center for Excellence

1987-1988

Box 5

Folder 6

Letters of Recommendation

1981-1987

Conditions governing access

Restricted

Box 5

Folder 7

Letters of Recommendation

1992-1995

Conditions governing access

Restricted

Box 5

Folder 8

Letters of Recommendation

1996-2005

Conditions governing access

Restricted

Box 5

Folder 9

Referee Reports: Publication Manuscripts and Grant Proposals (folder 1)

1993-1995

Conditions governing access

Restricted

Box 5

Folder 10

Referee Reports: Publication Manuscripts and Grant Proposals (folder 2)

1995-2003

Box 6

Folder 1

Referee Reports: NATO Research Grant Programme

1968-1988

Award Committees

Box 6

Folder 2

Alpha Chi Sigma (AΣX) Award

1980-1985

Box 6

Folder 3

John C. Bailer Award and Symposium

1991-2005

Box 6

Folder 4

Basolo Medal

2000-2005

Box 6

Folder 5

Basolo Medal and Basolo Discretionary Fund Documents

1999-2006

Box 6

Folder 6

Basolo-Oesper Award

1983-1995

Box 6

Folder 7

Chemical Pioneers Award (Chair, 1991-1996)

1991-2003

Box 6

Folder 8

Willard Gibbs Medal (jury 1977-1981)

1977-2003

Box 6

Folder 9

Inorganic Synthesis Award (Pres. of Inorganic Synthesis Inc. 1979-1981)

1979-1998

Box 6

Folder 10

Japan Prize

1995

Box 6

Folder 11

Nobel Prize Nominations (folder 1)

1983-1996

Box 6

Folder 12

Nobel Prize Nominations (folder 2)

1997-2004

Box 6

Folder 13

Priestly Medal Committee

1989-1990

Box 6

Folder 14

Richards Medal Committee

1991-1994

Box 6

Folder 15

Waterman Award

1985-1986

Box 6

Folder 16

Welch Award (including nominations for Basolo)

1985-2002

Box 7

Folder 1

Who's Who Publications (Board Member, America

1983-1995

Box 7

Folder 2

Wolf Prize (Chair, 1980)

1980-1991

Individuals

Box 7

Folder 3

Ahrland, Sten

1955-1968

Box 7

Folder 4

Anderson, David

1967-1998

Box 7

Folder 5

Angelici, Robert J.

1964-2004

Box 7

Folder 6

Ansari, M. Asim

1994-1995

Box 7

Folder 7

Baddley, William H.

1965-1998

Box 7

Folder 8

Bader, Alfred

1991-2006

Box 7

Folder 9

Bailer, John C.

1971-1991

Box 7

Folder 10

Bailey, William J.

1981-1982

Box 7

Folder 11

Baker, Bernard R.

1966

Box 7

Folder 12

Baker, Dale B.

1982-1986

Box 7

Folder 13

Baker, R. Tom

1986

Box 7

Folder 14

Baldwin, Jack E.

1974-1983

Box 7

Folder 15

Baldwin, Margaret

1962-1971

Box 7

Folder 16

Banerjea, D.

1973-2003

Box 7

Folder 17

Bang, Hyochoon

1989-1992

Box 7

Folder 18

Bauer, Robert A.

1967-1973

Box 7

Folder 19

Beattie, James K.

1966-1989

Box 7

Folder 20

Belluco, Umberto

1965-2006

Box 7

Folder 21

Bjerrum, Jannik

1964-1993

Box 7

Folder 22

Bor, György

1966-1995

Box 7

Folder 23

Bounsall, Edwin J.

1961-1966

Box 7

Folder 24

Brault, Albert T.

1962-2000

Box 7

Folder 25

Breitschaft, Siegfried

1964-1966

Box 7

Folder 26

Broomhead, John

1962-1997

Box 7

Folder 27

Budge, John

1976-1981

Box 8

Folder 1

Burmeister, John L.

1968-2005

Box 8

Folder 2

Busch, Daryle

1993-1999

Box 8

Folder 3

Butler, Ian S.

1966-2000

Box 8

Folder 4

Carter, Mark J.

1970

Box 8

Folder 5

Carter, Steven T.

1986-1987

Box 8

Folder 6

Castor, William S., Jr.

1969-1998

Box 8

Folder 7

Chang Chi-Yen

1980-1981

Box 8

Folder 8

Chatt, Joseph

1954-2000

Box 8

Folder 9

Chen Qiaquing

1987

Box 8

Folder 10

Chen Tian-Lang

1980-1998

Box 8

Folder 11

Chen Y.T. and family

1980-2001

Box 8

Folder 12

Cheong Minsek

1986-1991

Box 8

Folder 13

Chi Liang-Nien

1982

Box 8

Folder 14

Clarkson, Steve

1969-1997

Box 8

Folder 15

Cohen, Irvin

1964-2003

Box 8

Folder 16

Cotton, F. A.

1982-2005

Box 8

Folder 17

Crumbliss, Alvin

1967-2003

Box 8

Folder 18

Dahn, Hans

1989-1990

Box 8

Folder 19

Day, J.P.

1966-1984

Box 8

Folder 20

Diemente, Damon

1987-1998

Box 8

Folder 21

Dhor, S. K.

1963-1964

Box 8

Folder 22

Dokiya Masayuki

1967-1968

Box 8

Folder 23

Druding, Leonard

1960-1964

Box 8

Folder 24

Edgington, David

1960-1966

Box 8

Folder 25

Ellis, Paul

1990-1994

Box 8

Folder 26

Ellison, Herbert

1959-1960

Box 8

Folder 27

Engelhardt, Lutz

1970-1974

Box 8

Folder 28

El-Awady, Abbas A.

1973-1984

Box 8

Folder 29

Ernst, Richard

1982-1998

Box 8

Folder 30

Feinberg, Melvyn

1960-1965

Box 8

Folder 31

Fischer, E. O.

1958-1990

Box 8

Folder 32

Freeman, Jeff

1988-1998

Box 8

Folder 33

Funke, Lawrence A.

1976-2001

Box 8

Folder 34

Gafney, Harry D.

1972-1995

Box 9

Folder 1

Gao Yici

1986-1993

Box 9

Folder 2

Goddard, John

1969-1985

Box 9

Folder 3

Gray, Harry

1959-2006

Box 9

Folder 4

Hallian, Noel

1986-1990

Box 9

Folder 5

Hamilton, James B.

1964-1994

Box 9

Folder 6

Hashimoto, Toshiaki

1979-1991

Box 9

Folder 7

Hawthorne, Fred

1991-2002

Box 9

Folder 8

Heiber, Walter

1969

Box 9

Folder 9

Henry, Patrick

1999

Box 9

Folder 10

Hoq, M. Fazul

1988-1994

Box 9

Folder 11

Hughes, Russell P.

1991-1993

Box 9

Folder 12

Ibers, James A.

1976-1998

Box 9

Folder 13

Jensen, Arne

1960-1971

Box 9

Folder 14

Jezowska-Trzebiatowska, B.

1972-1973

Box 9

Folder 15

Ji Liang-Nian

1982-2004

Box 9

Folder 16

Johnson, Ed

1977-1982

Box 9

Folder 17

Johnson, Ronald C.

1964-1983

Box 9

Folder 18

Johnson, Stephen E.

1991-1995

Box 9

Folder 19

Johnson, Susan A.

1962

Box 9

Folder 20

Johnston, Ron D.

1968-1971

Box 9

Folder 21

Jones, Bob

1974-1979

Box 9

Folder 22

Jouan, Michel

1967-1971

Box 9

Folder 23

Kane-Maguire, Leon A. P.

1969-1990

Box 9

Folder 24

Keeton, David P.

1967-2003

Box 9

Folder 25

Kennedy, J. Rory

1983-1996

Box 9

Folder 26

Kershner, David

1984-1988

Box 9

Folder 27

Kipp, Dale O.

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 28

Klabunde, Ulrich

1964-1997

Box 9

Folder 29

Knapp, Edward A.

1984

Box 9

Folder 30

Kolis, Joseph

1981-1998

Box 9

Folder 31

Kowaleski, Ruth

1985-1999

Box 9

Folder 32

Lane, Bruce

1970

Box 9

Folder 33

Lange, Bruce A.

1974

Box 9

Folder 34

Leal, Orlando

1976-1991

Box 9

Folder 35

Li, George Y.

1995-2003

Box 10

Folder 1

Lichtenberger, Dennis L.

1987-1990

Box 10

Folder 2

Linard, Jack E.

1983

Box 10

Folder 3

Lofquist, Marvin

1968-1973

Box 10

Folder 4

Lynch, Thomas J.

1989-1991

Box 10

Folder 5

Maggio, Francesco

1963-1995

Box 10

Folder 6

Magyar, John

1969-1973

Box 10

Folder 7

Maples, Peter K.

1989-1993

Box 10

Folder 8

Marder, Todd B.

1988-2005

Box 10

Folder 9

Marks, Tobin

2005

Box 10

Folder 10

Mawby, Roger

1968-1972

Box 10

Folder 11

McDonald, John W.

1964-1995

Box 10

Folder 12

Meier, Max

1966-2001

Box 10

Folder 13

Messing, Aubrey F.

1967-1998

Box 10

Folder 14

Minkel, Daniel T.

1975-1976

Box 10

Folder 15

Monacelli, Fabrizio

1960-1968

Box 10

Folder 16

Moore, Peter

1966-1984

Box 10

Folder 17

Morelli, Giancarlo

1987-1995

Box 10

Folder 18

Morris, Donald E.

1968-1998

Box 10

Folder 19

Morris, Melvin

1958-1963

Box 10

Folder 20

Muetterties, Earl

1981-1984

Box 10

Folder 21

Murmann, R. Kent

1964-2004

Box 10

Folder 22

Myers, Victor

1967-1976

Box 10

Folder 23

Nicolini, Mariano

1967-2001

Box 10

Folder 24

Palmer, Jay

1964-2004

Box 10

Folder 25

Palmer, Todd

1982-1988

Box 10

Folder 26

Panasyuk, V. D.

1965

Box 10

Folder 27

Panunzi, Achille

1966-2000

Box 10

Folder 28

Pawson, David

1973-1975

Box 10

Folder 29

Pearson, Ralph G.

1965-2003

Box 10

Folder 30

Petering, David

1968-1992

Box 10

Folder 31

Pionke, Robert

1990

Box 10

Folder 32

Pöe, Anthony J.

1960-1992

Box 10

Folder 33

Poskozim, Paul S.

1986-1987

Box 10

Folder 34

Raymond, Ken

1973-2005

Box 10

Folder 35

Reed, Jim

1970-1998

Box 10

Folder 36

Rerek, Mark

1981-2003

Box 10

Folder 37

Richmond, Thomas

1980-1998

Box 11

Folder 1

Rillema, D. Paul

1973-1980

Box 11

Folder 2

Roundhill, D. Mark

1994-1997

Box 11

Folder 3

Rund, John V.

1961-1973

Box 11

Folder 4

Schäffer, Claus

1993-2004

Box 11

Folder 5

Schmidt, Steve

1980-1998

Box 11

Folder 6

Schmidtke, Hans-Herbert

1960-1994

Box 11

Folder 7

Schuster-Wolden, Hans George

1964-2001

Box 11

Folder 8

Seiden, Lester

1966

Box 11

Folder 9

Shen Jian-Kun

1988-1999

Box 11

Folder 10

Sheridan, Peter

1973-1995

Box 11

Folder 11

Shi Qi-Zhan

1980-2004

Box 11

Folder 12

Shimizu, Makoto

1981-1984

Box 11

Folder 13

Shriver, Duward F.

1964-1990

Box 11

Folder 14

Stauffer, Kelly

1984

Box 11

Folder 15

Stephen, Keith

1964-1996

Box 11

Folder 16

Stone, Bobbi D.

1984

Box 11

Folder 17

Studer, Tobias

1966-1967

Box 11

Folder 18

Sulfab, Yousef

1987-1998

Box 11

Folder 19

Summerville, David

1975-1985

Box 11

Folder 20

Szymanski, Thomas

1974-1976

Box 11

Folder 21

Tanner, Stephen Peter

1965-1973

Box 11

Folder 22

Taylor, Geneva S. (Hammaker)

1963-1965

Box 11

Folder 23

Terrell, Richard

1971

Box 11

Folder 24

Thackray, Arnold

2003-2006

Box 11

Folder 25

Thompson, Mark A.

1972-1976

Box 11

Folder 26

Thorsteinson, Erlind

1966-1990

Box 11

Folder 27

Venkatasubramanian, P. N.

1980-1995

Box 11

Folder 28

Vlcek, Antonin A.

1963-2003

Box 11

Folder 29

Voss, Erik J.

1993-1994

Box 11

Folder 30

Wang, Frances

1971

Box 11

Folder 31

Wawersik, Henning

1967-1968

Box 11

Folder 32

Weaver, Thomas Ray

1969-1999

Box 11

Folder 33

Weick, Charles F.

1965-1972

Box 11

Folder 34

Weidenbaum, Kevin Joel

1964-1970

Box 11

Folder 35

Weschler, Charles J.

1972-1997

Box 11

Folder 36

Witherspoon, John F.

1990-1991

Box 11

Folder 37

Wojcicki, Andrew

1958-2001

Box 11

Folder 38

Yamada Shoichiro

1959-1961

Box 11

Folder 39

Yamamoto Ken'ichi

1978-1993

Box 11

Folder 40

Yünlü, Kenan

1983-1991

Box 11

Folder 41

Zhang Songsheng

1990-1994

Box 11

Folder 42

Zingales, Frano

1964-1993

Professional Organizations

Box 12

Folder 1

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italian National Academy of Science)

1987-2001

Box 12

Folder 2

Air Force: Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Division

1972-1974

Box 12

Folder 3

Air Force: Office of Science Research

1965-1969

Box 12

Folder 4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

1980-2005

Box 12

Folder 5

American Institute of Chemist (AIC)

1982-1983

Box 12

Folder 6

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

1949-1971

Box 12

Folder 7

Bioinorganic Chemistry/Inorganic Biochemistry editorial board

1970-1979

Box 12

Folder 8

Charles F. Kittering Research Laboratory

1973-1974

Box 12

Folder 9

Chemtracts (editor-in-chief 2000)

1986-2004

Box 12

Folder 10

Committee on Scholastic Communication with the People's Republic of China (CSCPRC)

1980

Box 12

Folder 11

Coordination Chemistry Reviews (CCR)

1970-2001

Box 12

Folder 12

Gordon Research Conferences (chairman 1975-1976)

1970-2003

Box 12

Folder 13

Inorganica Chimica Acta, Associate Editor

1967-2003

Box 12

Folder 14

Inorganic Synthesis, Inc. (President 1980)

1975-1999

Box 12

Folder 15

International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC)

1982-1998

Box 12

Folder 16

ICCC Presentation: “Early History of Metal Carbonyl Complexes”

1998

Box 12

Folder 17

Institute for Chemical Education (ICE)

1985-1989

Box 12

Folder 18

Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)

1979

Box 12

Folder 19

Kentucky Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

1988-1995

Box 12

Folder 20

Molecular Catalysis (editorial board 1976-1979)

1974-1985

Box 12

Folder 21

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Grant “Synthetic Oxygen Carriers”

1970-1982

Box 13

Folder 1

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Medicinal Chemistry B Study Section

1969-1972

Box 13

Folder 2

National Italian American Foundation

1999

Box 13

Folder 3

Pew Science Program

1987-1988

Box 13

Folder 4

Phi Lambda Upsilon (F??)

1977-1985

Box 13

Folder 5

Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemical Society, SCI) Honorary Member

1980-1981

Box 13

Folder 6

Third World Academy of Science (TWAS)

1989-1991

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Box 13

Folder 7

General Correspondence

1980-2005

Box 13

Folder 8

Accounts of Chemical Research, Editorial Board

1967-1995

Box 13

Folder 9

American Chemical Society - Società Chimica Italiana joint lecture (task force chairman 1994-1996)

1994-1997

Box 13

Folder 10

Award Committees and Policies

1974-1985

Box 13

Folder 11

Award Lists

2000-2003

Box 13

Folder 12

Award Nominations

1982-1995

Box 13

Folder 13

Board of Directors

1982-1985

Box 13

Folder 14

Business Newsmaker's Show, hosted by Ben Larson

1983

Box 13

Folder 15

Center for History of Chemistry (CHOC)

1981-1993

Box 13

Folder 16

Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN)

1982-1984

Box 13

Folder 17

Chemical Review

1979-1997

Box 13

Folder 18

Committee on Committees

1982-1985

Box 14

Folder 1

Committee on Professional Training (CPT)

1982-1985

Box 14

Folder 2

Corporation Associates Committee

1982-1983

Box 14

Folder 3

Council for Chemical Research

1981-1983

Box 14

Folder 4

Council of Past Presidents

1986

Box 14

Folder 5

Council Reports

1984-1985

Box 14

Folder 6

Department of Energy (DOE)

1983-1984

Box 14

Folder 7

Division of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

1982-1983

Box 14

Folder 8

Division of Chemical Education: General

1980-1984

Box 14

Folder 9

Division of Chemical Education: Inorganic Chemistry in the Curriculum

1978-1986

Box 14

Folder 10

Division of Chemical Education: Task Force on General Chemistry Curriculum

1989-1990

Box 14

Folder 11

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

1983

Box 14

Folder 12

Inorganic Chemistry Board of Editors

1969-1980

Box 14

Folder 13

International Activities

1982-1984

Box 14

Folder 14

Membership

1982-1984

Box 14

Folder 15

National Meetings (number of)

1981-1984

Box 14

Folder 16

Periodic Table

1963-1984

Box 15

Folder 1

Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Advisory Board

1969

Box 15

Folder 2

Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Grant: “Kinetics and Mechanisms of Substitution Reaction of Metal Carbonyls”

1980-1986

Box 15

Folder 3

Political Correspondence: General

1983-1996

Box 15

Folder 4

Political Correspondence: Senate Hearing “US Science and Technology Budget Under Stress”

1981-1982

Box 15

Folder 5

Political Correspondence: Keyworth, G.A. (Science Advisor to Pres. Reagan)

1981-1984

Box 15

Folder 6

Political Correspondence: President and Mrs. Reagan

1981-1984

Box 15

Folder 7

President-elect: Election

1981

Box 15

Folder 8

President-elect: Congratulations

1981-1982

Box 15

Folder 9

President-elect: Press releases and clippings

1981-1982

Box 15

Folder 10

President: General

1983

Box 15

Folder 11

President: Congratulations

1983

Box 15

Folder 12

President: Press releases and clippings

1983-1984

Box 15

Folder 13

Public Relations: Government/Industry/Academy

1982-1983

Box 15

Folder 14

Visiting Scholar

1968-1969

Box 15

Folder 15

Cotton, F.A.

1982-1983

Box 15

Folder 16

Crum, John (ACS Executive Director 1983)

1981-1984

Box 15

Folder 17

Hader, Rodeny H. (ACS Secretary)

1981-1983

Box 15

Folder 18

Parry, Robert W. (ACS President 1982)

1982-1984

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Box 16

Folder 1

General

1979-2005

Box 16

Folder 2

Board on Chemical Science and Technology (BCST)[former Committee on Chemical Sciences (CCS)]

1980-1999

Box 16

Folder 3

Committee on Nuclear and Radiochemistry

1992-1993

Box 16

Folder 4

Pimentel Report

1982-1992

Box 16

Folder 5

Press, Frank (President NAS)

1984

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Box 16

Folder 6

General File

1961-1990

Box 16

Folder 7

Fellowship

1989

Box 16

Folder 8

Grant: “The Preparation and Properties of Some Complex Compounds Containing Coordinated Fluoride Ions”

1952-1954

Box 16

Folder 9

Grant: “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Metal Complexes”

1957-1958

Box 16

Folder 10

Grant: “Carbon Monoxide Exchange and Substitution Reaction of Metal Carbonyls”

1960-1971

Box 16

Folder 11

Grant: “Synthesis and Mechanisms of Reactions of Organometallic Compounds of Transition Metals” (with E.O. Fischer)

1963-1970

Box 16

Folder 12

Grant: “Metal Nitrene Chemistry and Complexes of Molecular Nitrogen”

1970-1979

Box 16

Folder 13

Grant: “Catalytic Reactivity of Dioxygen Metal Complexes”

1976-1977

Box 16

Folder 14

Grant: “Mechanistic Studies of Organometallic Complexes” (folder 1)

1982

Box 16

Folder 15

Grant: “Mechanistic Studies of Organometallic Complexes” (folder 2)

1983-1987

Box 16

Folder 16

Grant: “Kinetics and Mechanisms of Oxygen Atom Transfer Reaction to Metal Carbonyls”

1985-1992

Box 16

Folder 17

Grant: “Synthesis and Mechanisms of Ligand Substitution Reactions of Organometallic Complexes” (folder 1)

1986-1987

Box 17

Folder 1

Grant: “Synthesis and Mechanisms of Ligand Substitution Reactions of Organometallic Complexes” (folder 2)

1987-1992

Box 17

Folder 2

General Travel Grants

1964-1971

Corporations

Box 17

Folder 3

Abbott Labs

1975-1982

Box 17

Folder 4

Amoco Chemical Corporation

1974

Box 17

Folder 5

Eastman Kodak Company

1971-1976

Box 17

Folder 6

Matthey Bishop/Johnson Matthey, Inc.

1969-1987

Box 17

Folder 7

Lever Research, Inc.

1986-1988

Box 17

Folder 8

Travenol Laboratories, Inc.

1987

Legal

Box 17

Folder 9

Engelhard Corporation v. Degussa Corporation

1968

Box 17

Folder 10

Patent Suit: Love, Henkle, Levstik, Coral

1990

Box 17

Folder 11

SafeCo (Basolo) v. Tyrrell/Dockery v. Basolo

1984-1987

Box 17

Folder 12

Stauffer Chemical Company v. Monsanto Company

1985-1988

Travel Correspondence

Box 17

Folder 13

General travel

1988-2000

Box 17

Folder 14

China (folder 1)

1978-1985

Box 17

Folder 15

China (folder 2)

1988-1996

Box 17

Folder 16

India

1979-1980

Box 18

Folder 1

Italy

1981-2003

Box 18

Folder 2

Japan

1978-1979

Box 18

Folder 3

Kuwait

1984-1997

Box 18

Folder 4

Russia

1959-1996

Box 18

Folder 5

Yugoslavia

1986

Teaching

Box 18

Folder 6

General handouts (folder 1)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 7

General handouts (folder 2)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 8

General lectures

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 9

General lecture notes

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 10

General overheads

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 11

Lecture: “Coordination Chemistry in the USA since Alfred Werner”

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 12

Lecture: “Renaissance and Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry”

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 1

Lecture: “Science is Not Magic: How Science Works”

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 2

A02 (folder 1)

1989-1990

Box 19

Folder 3

A02 (folder 2)

1989-1990

Box 19

Folder 4

D35 General Lectures

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 5

D35 Guest Lectures

1971-1986

Box 19

Folder 6

D35 (spring)

1988

Box 19

Folder 7

D35 (spring)

1990

Publications

Box 19

Folder 8

Publication List

n.d.

Articles

Box 19

Folder 9

General

1980-2005

Box 19

Folder 10

Assorted Abstracts

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 11

Reprints of publications, not found in bindings

1954-1996

Box 20

Folder 1

Reprints of publications in bindings but not the list

1964

Box 20

Folder 2

Bound Reprints

1948-1963

Box 20

Folder 3

Bound Reprints

1964-1972

Box 20

Folder 4

Bound Reprints

1972-1984

Box 21

Folder 1

Bound Reprints

1985-1996

Box 21

Folder 2

“Alfred Werner - Nobel Prize in 1903”, Fratelli Fabbri Editori

1969

Box 21

Folder 3

“'Cookers' in Chemistry” for Chemical Heritage Foundation

2004

Box 21

Folder 4

“Inorganic Chemistry” in Encyclopedia Britannica, Yearbook of Science

1984-1990

Box 21

Folder 5

“Scientific Meeting Explosion” in Accounts of Chemical Research Chemical and Engineering News

1983

Box 21

Folder 6

General Interviews

1983-2001

Books

Box 21

Folder 7

Collected Accounts of Transition Metals Vol. I & II, editor

1973-1977

Box 21

Folder 8

Coordination Chemistry (with Ronald C. Johnson)

1964-1971

Box 21

Folder 9

From Coello to Chemistry General

2002

Box 21

Folder 10

From Coello to Chemistry Preface and Chapter 3, draft

2000

Box 21

Folder 11

From Coello to Chemistry Chapter 4, draft

2000

Box 22

Folder 1

From Coello to Chemistry Chapter 6, draft

2000

Box 22

Folder 2

From Coello to Chemistry Chapter 7 and Appendix, draft

2000

Box 22

Folder 3

From Coello to Chemistry (Chinese Edition)

2003-2005

Box 22

Folder 4

Oral History Project Chemical Heritage Foundation

1993-2003

Box 22

Folder 5

Oral History Project bound edition

1993

Addition

Robert F. Carlton; November 29, 2007

One book authored by Basolo was removed and added to the University Archives Faculty Authors collection. Three plaques (American Chemical Society 15 years of membership, 1993; Floyd E. Bartell Memorial Lectureship, 1991; and Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society, 1977) were added to the artifacts collection. Nine large certificates and diplomas, including Basolo's Priestly Medal citation, were removed and added to the Archives' Diploma and Certificate files. A large number of photographs were also removed and added to the Archives' photograph files.

None.

Transferred to the University Archives by the Northwestern University Chemistry Department as part of Accession #07-137.

This addition to the papers of Fred Basolo features biographical materials, including Basolo’s Southern Illinois University undergraduate yearbooks, The Obelisk; records of his 1990 receipt of the Mosher Award; articles in the Southern Illinois Alumni publication, Southern Alumni, and in Chemical and Engineering News regarding his Priestly Medal award; and his comments as President of the American Chemical Society, as published in Chemical and Engineering News. Also included are: a photograph album documenting several of Basolo’s trips to China and an oversized 85th birthday card from the participants in the Gordon Research Conference of 2005.

Biographical Materials

Box 23

Folder 1

Chemical and Engineering News

January 3, 1983

Box 23

Folder 2

Chemical and Engineering News:Priestly Medal Address

April 9, 2001

Box 23

Folder 3

Henry and Carol Mosher Award

1990

Box 23

Folder 4

The Obelisk

1937

Box 23

Folder 5

The Obelisk

1938

Box 23

Folder 6

The Obelisk

1939

Box 23

Folder 7

The Obelisk

1940

Box 23

Folder 8

Southern Alumni: The Right Chemistry

2001

Certificates, Plaques and Photographs

Photo Album prepared by Professors Qizhen Shi, Liangnian Ji, and Yici Gao; Needlepoint of 13 cent “Chemistry” stamp; Certificate from Gordon Research Conference; Poster announcing the 2005 John C. Bailar, Jr. Chemistry at the University of Illinois; Poster announcing the 25th Bailar Award Symposium; and 85th birthday card.

Box 24

Photo Album, Certificates, Plaques

n.d.