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Frederick Carl Strong III autograph collection

Identifier: 2012-004

Scope and content

There is no real focus to the collection, in that Strong's principal interest was in the autograph rather than the contents, which are, for the most part, routine notes or inquiries. There are several Nobel laureates and a few outstanding American chemists represented.


  • Creation: 1938-1983
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1940-1950


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

Frederick Carl Strong III was born in Denver, CO on Nov. 17 1917. He studied at Swarthmore College, Lehigh University and Bryn Mawr College receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry from the latter institution. Strong taught chemistry in the United States and abroad, mostly in Asian nations. He was editor of Applied Spectroscopy from 1955 through to 1961. He died on March 3, 2003 in Lewisburg, PA.


1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Nancy S. Weyant, daughter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Weyant, Nancy S. . Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2012..

General Note

This is a small collection consisting of 89 letters signed by eminent chemists and collected by Frederick Carl Strong III.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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