|NAME:||Arthur Becket Lamb|
|WORKED AT:||Chemical Warfare Service; Harvard|
Lamb worked at: Professor Chemistry and Director of Havemeyer Lab 1906-1912; Harvard 1912-17; Chief of the Defense Chemical Research Section, CWS 1917-1919; Director, Fixed Nitrogen Research Lab 1919-21. He was editor of the Journal of American Chemical Society 1917-?. At Harvard, he was director of the Chemical lab 1921-46 & Professor Chemistry 1921-48, Erving Prof. Chemistry 1929, Dean Graduate School of Arts & Science 1940-43, and Erving Professor Emeritus 1948.
He designed and oversaw building: Mallinckrodt and Converse Labs (Harvard) and Byerly Hall (Tufts). He developed and patented "Hoolamite" and Hopcalite." Lamb foreshadowed discovery of heavy water. He held 16 patents. While working on the ACS Journal, he improved editorial treatment and added skilled referees to editorial board. He felt that scientific presentation and literary style extremely important.
|AWARDS:||1923 Honorary degree of Doctor of Science(Tufts); 1943 William H. Nichols Award(NY Section of ACS); 1944 Ballou Medal(Tufts); 1949 Priestly Medal(ACS); 1951 Patterson-Crane Award(ACS) for contributions to chemical literature, especially documentation.|
|OFFICES:||ACS Pres. 1933|
|Harvard University Archives, Pusey Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; search under: Lamb, Arthur Beckett, 1880-1952. Papers of Arthur Beckett Lamb, 1909-1948 (inclusive).|
|PAPERS DATES:||1909-1948 (inclusive)|
|SIZE:||57 containers of manuscripts|
|INCLUDES:||Includes personal and professional correspondence; diaries; notebooks from Harvard and Germany; lecture notes and other class materials; speeches, 1925-1934; research notes about US Government study, and book reviews, 1933-1946; Correspondence refers to Lamb's editorship of "Journal of the American Chemical Society," to activities in other professional societies, and to speeches and articles; Related publications and reference material also available in repository; Access may be restricted; Details at the repository; Cite as: Arthur Beckett Lamb Papers, Harvard University Archives.|
|FINDING AID:||Unpublished shelf list available in repository.|
|SOURCE:||RLIN; NUCMUC, MS 65-1014, p. 217.|