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Photograph of “Building a Chemistry Division”

This web exhibit is based on an exhibit currently installed in the Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration at Caltech.

You can learn more about the Gates Laboratory of Chemistry in which the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering grew up in our companion exhibit, “‘Throop’s Superlative Opportunity’: The Story of the Gates Laboratory of Chemistry.”

As we wrote this exhibit, we consulted the following sources, from which you can learn more about Caltech history and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:

  • Judith R. Goodstein, Millikan’s School: A History of the California Institute of Technology (New York: Norton, 1991).
  • Anthony Serafini, Linus Pauling: A Man and His Science (New York: Paragon House, 1989).
  • Thomas Hager, Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995).
  • Arnold Thackray and Minor Meyers, Jr., Arnold O. Beckman: One Hundred Years of Excellence (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000).
  • Margaret W. Rossiter, Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940–1972 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).
  • Dorothy Semenow Garwood, “Work and Me, Woman,” in Experiences in Being, edited by Bernice Marshall (Belmont, Calif.: Brooks-Cole, 1971).
  • Caltech Archives Oral History Project.
  • Papers of Dan H. Campbell, Caltech Archives.
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