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Joseph Lambert Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11/3/8/8
The Biographical Files contain clippings collected regarding Lambert’s life, awards, publications, and achievements. This information will be of particular use to researchers who in search of either an overview of Lambert’s work, or outside opinions on Lambert and his research.

The Subject Files span twenty boxes in two series, and contain a variety of documents related to the field of organic chemistry. Most notable are a number of items related to Lambert’s involvement with chemistry research organizations and journals such as the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry. Also included are files related to Lambert’s teaching activities and his involvement with Northwestern University.

The Student Files span 11 boxes and contain Lambert’s documentation regarding the progress of his student advisees, and other students. All files in this section are restricted and can only be accessed with the permission of the University Archivist.

The Manuscripts Files span 12 boxes and contain various papers, books, and drafts written by Lambert throughout his career as well as a few awards directly related to that work. Of particular note are Lambert’s drafts for his book on NMR and his thesis drafts.

The Correspondence Files span 12 boxes and contain letters, e-mails, faxes, etc. related to Lambert's work. These include correspondence with collaborators, publishers, and other researchers and professors.

Dates

  • 1944-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Box 10 and all contents of the Student Files are restricted and can only be accessed with permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

52.00 Boxes

Abstract

Joseph Lambert joined the Northwestern University chemistry faculty in 1965, where taught until his retirement in 2010. The Joseph Lambert Papers include biographical information, subject files, student records, manuscripts, and correspondence.

Arrangement

The Joseph Lambert papers are organized into: biographical files, subject files (two alphabetical sequences, sub-arranged by date), student files (student advisees are arranged alphabetically by surname; there is a separate sequence at the end for students who were not thesis advisees), manuscript files (in alphabetical order), and correspondence files (in chronological order, sub-arranged alphabetically by surname or name of company or organization).

Source of Acquisition

Gift.
Method of Acquisition The contents of the Joseph Lambert Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Professor Joseph Lambert as part of accession #10-120. The contents of the Biographical File were integrated from the University Archives’ biographical file on Joseph Lambert.

Separated Materials

One box marked by Lambert as Administrative Files, and containing class schedules and faculty/student directories that Lambert acquired over his tenure at Northwestern, was removed and added to the General Files.

Processing Information

Joy North, Julie Kliegman, Ben Francis, Noah Steimel, John Saylor and James Golinkoff, Joseph Figlio, and Benn Joseph, Summer 2012- Spring 2014.
Title
Guide to the Joseph Lambert Papers
Author
Joy North, Julie Kliegman, Ben Francis, Noah Steimel, John Saylor and James Golinkoff, Joseph Figlio, and Benn Joseph, Summer 2012 - Spring 2014.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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