Reed M. Izatt papers

Reed M. Izatt papers

Dates: 1946-2010

Contains class notes, correspondence, conference schedules, research notes, and paper proposals related to Izatt's career as a chemist and professor at Brigham Young University from 1946-2010. The materials cover the many research projects and conferences that Izatt was involved with. Materials related to Izatt's classes and teaching at Brigham Young University are included. Correspondence relating to research, awards, publications and university activities are also included. Dated 1946-2010.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (2.5 linear ft.). -- 44 cartons (44 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Izatt, Reed M., 1926
  • Call Number: UA 5654
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in ten series: 1. Class notes and materials, 1947-2006. 2. Conferences and symposiums, 1952-2008. 3. Notes on the history of the Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1946-2007. 4. Personal correspondence, 1953-2009. 5. Papers on the Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1961-2004. 6.Reports and publications, 1955-2010. 7. Papers on the Thermochemical Institute, 1969-1986. 8. Research correspondence, 1950-2008. 9. University correspondence, 1953-2006. 10. Reed McNeil Izatt papers on Jerald S. Bradshaw, 1978-2000.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Reed M. Izatt papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5654; Reed M. Izatt papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5654, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Reed M. Izatt in August 2013. Donated by Reed M. Izatt in May 2014. Donated by Reed M. Izatt in October 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Reed McNeil Izatt; August 2013. Donated; Reed McNeil Izatt; May 2014. Donated; Reed McNeil Izatt; October 2017.
Related Material
Additional information on Reed Izatt's personal and professional life may be found in the Reed M. Izatt research papers (MSS 6245) and the Reed McNeil Izatt papers (UA 5519).
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Chemists--Utah--Provo--Correspondence; Chemistry--History; Chemistry--Research; Brigham Young University. Department of Chemistry; Brigham Young University. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Izatt, Reed M., 1926---Archives; Bradshaw, J. S.; Brigham Young University. Center for Thermochemical Studies; Brigham Young University. Thermochemical Institute
Genre / Form
Letters; Schedules; Lecture notes; Corporate minutes; Brochures
Processing Information
Processed; Joshua Barton, student manuscript processor; January 2014. Processed; Sarah Markle, student manuscript processor; June 2014. Processed; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor and Cory Nimer, curator; November 2017.
Appraisal Information
Faculty (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.b, October 8, 2015).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Izatt (Reed M.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Joshua Barton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-08-02 09:40:16 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Reed McNeil Izatt (1926- ) is a retired chemistry professor in Utah.

Reed McNeil Izatt was born in Logan, Utah on October 10, 1926. He was a chemistry professor at Brigham Young University from 1956-1993. He received his Bachelor of Sciences at Utah State University in 1951, his PhD. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1954. He worked for two years at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research from 1954 to 1956, when he joined the chemistry faculty at Brigham Young University. He focused his research on macrocyclic chemistry and calorimetry. He was influential in establishing Brigham Young University's Thermochemical Institute in 1969. He helped organize the Macrocycle Symposium that had chemists attend from all over the world since 1977. He also taught graduate and undergraduate classes at Brigham Young University and at the University of Pittsburgh. Izatt retired from the Brigham Young University in 1993.

Administrative History

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (est. 1994) is a teaching unit at Brigham Young University.

It was previously known as the Department of Chemistry until 1994, when the name was changed to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Administrative History

The Department of Chemistry (1920-1994) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Chemistry was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. In 1921 the department became part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954. In 1973, the department was moved into the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The department was disbanded in 1995 to form the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966); J. Rex Goates (1966-1968); K. LeRoi Nelson (1968-1972); Richard T. Hawkins (1973-1975); Eliot A. Butler (1975-1978); Nolan F. Mangelson (Acting Chair 1978-80, Chair 1980-1981); J. Bevan Ott (1981-1990); and Earl M. Woolley (1990-1994).

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