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Myron Bender (1924-1988) Papers

Identifier: 11/3/8/9
The Myron Bender Papers include biographical information from Northwestern University, correspondence regarding nominations and inductions to the National Academy of Sciences, and manuscript materials and correspondence regarding published works.

Of note are the letters between Bender and his publishers, colleagues, and peers, as well as containing numerous copies of his various works. Most of the articles here are published in journals for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, Accounts of Chemical Research, and the National Institute for Health. His textbooks were printed by many companies, and in multiple languages.

Some of the unique elements of Bender’s papers include examples of his fight for human rights. There are a few papers in Box 2, Folder 6 that are copies of letters Bender wrote to the USSR, often to Russian military personnel in the Kremlin, in attempts to persuade the release of wrongly accused scientists. Bender believed that science is an international field, and thus in the safety and just treatment of his international peers.


  • 1949-1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


4.00 Boxes

Method of Acquisition

Accession #96-94 on June 21, 1996 and #99-152 on August 30 ,1999 received from the Northwestern University Chemistry Department.
Guide to the Myron Bender (1924-1988) Papers
Samantha Leshin and Brendan Hegeman, November 2014.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US