The Herman Pines Papers fill six and one-half boxes and are arranged in eight categories: Awards; General Correspondence; Subject Correspondence; Ipatieff Centenary Symposium; Ipatieff Estate; Ipatieff Laboratory; Teaching Files; and Papers, Writings, Publications. These are preceded by four folders of biographical materials.
The Awards files document the awards and award nominations Pines received during his career. Records include correspondence, awards criteria, and selected award-based biographical information.
The General Correspondence files contain correspondence concerning personal and professional matters.
The Subject Correspondence files contain correspondence concerning specific, identified subject-related personal and professional matters. The Northwestern University file [Box 3, Folder 1] contains teaching contracts, appointments, salaries; grants information; and Ipatieff Lab director verification.
Because of Pines' close connection with Vladimir Ipatieff, he was involved in organizing the 1967 Ipatieff Centenary Symposium and was an executor of Ipatieff's estate. The Ipatieff Centenary Symposium files contain correspondence concerning the planning, organizing, and presentation of the Symposium and Dinner honoring the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Ipatieff's birth. Also included in the files are Symposium and Dinner financial information, registration forms, programs and related informational brochures, speeches, and recollections of Ipatieff. The Ipatieff Estate files contain legal correspondence concerning the Ipatieff estate and its executors. Also included are legal copies of estate-related forms: Power of Attorney, Executor's Account.
The Ipatieff Laboratory files contain correspondence and related information concerning the formation and operation of the Ipatieff Laboratory at Northwestern University. Also included are the teaching manual with related drawings and other Lab-oriented drawings, as well as The Catalysis Center's Charter and Mission Statement.
The Teaching files contain lectures notes and outlines for three classes taught by Pines at Northwestern University. Also included in the Chemical Engineering (D-11) file is a class list.
The Papers, Writings, Publication files contain correspondence and copies relating to lectures and conference presentations given by Pines both at Northwestern and elsewhere. Included are speeches, speech abstracts, notes, drafts, essays, reports, and original lecture and conference programs. Also included are originals and copies of subsequently published and unpublished papers; typed correspondence, drafts, revisions, and reviews relating to both of Pine's books; and bound volumes of published papers and patents held.