Department of Chemical Engineering conference materials

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Department of Chemical Engineering conference materials

Dates: 1976-1986

Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students. Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department. Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin H. Bartholomew research and publications. Dr. Bartholomew has researched catalysis and combusion for the past 38 years and currently teaches courses about kinetics, catalysis, catalyst deactivation, air pollution control, creativity, and engineering materials. Dr. Bartholomew also created the BYU Catalysis Laboratory and his influence can be seen not only in the series 29, but in the information on catalyst research that permeates the collection.

  • Extent: 23 folders
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Call Number: UA 375 Series 3
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Chemical Engineering records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Department of Chemical Engineering conference materials; UA 375; Department of Chemical Engineering records; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
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Letters; Memorandums; Corporate minutes
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Finding Aid Title
Department of Chemical Engineering records
Finding Aid Author
J. Gordon Daines III and Linda S. Roberts
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-01-06 10:53:30 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Brigham Young University Department of Chemical Engineering.

The teaching of Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University was officially initiated in 1955 with the renaming of the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Only 1 full-time faculty member taught the chemical engineering courses at that time. In 1958, a separate Department of Chemical Engineering was formed, by this time with 3 faculty members. The undergraduate program was first accredited in 1961 and has been accredited ever since. A Masters degree in chemical engineering was approved in 1962, and the PhD program received approval in 1968. From those beginnings, the department has grown to its present size of 14 full-time faculty, around 350 undergraduate students, and approximately 45 graduate students.

Information quoted from A Brief History of the BYU Chemical Engineering Department found at

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