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Addenda to the papers of Robert G. Parr

Identifier: 2005-013-001

Scope and Contents

For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog:

The collection mainly consists of Parr's working research files. There are also reports, project proposals and correspondence files.


  • Creation: 1935-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found within ( 1950-1995)


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

Robert Parr worked closely with Rudolph Pariser on the formulation of what later became known as the P-P-P (for Pariser-Parr-Pople) Theory. Density Functional Theory (or DFT) became the consuming passion of his later years and when, in 1999, Dr. Walter Kohn, the proponent of DFT, was awarded the Nobel Prize with John Pople, he invited Robert Parr to attend the ceremonies as his guest. Some felt that Parr should have shared in the award. As of 2005, Robert G. Parr is retired and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


5.25 Linear Feet (37 boxes linear feet)


This collection supplements The Papers of Robert G. Parr, an earlier donation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Parr, Robert G. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2005..

Related Archival Materials

Note--See also The Papers of Robert G. Parr; the Rudolph Pariser papers; and the Papers of Sir John A. Pople at Science History Institute.

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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