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Roberts, John D. (Jack) (Chemist)



  • Existence: 1918 - 2016


Background: Caltech Professor of Chemistry, 1953-1988; Provost and Vice President, Dean of the Faculty, 1980-1983; Chairman, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1963-1968; Research Associate, 1952-1953..


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1985. This 161-page oral history provides a comprehensive overview of Roberts' life and work.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Airtalk: The Caltech Edition

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1989-00320

Airtalk: The Caltech Edition

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1989-00321

AirTalk with Jenijoy La Belle and John D. Roberts, 1989-07-19

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection is divided according to the recording type: audio and video then ordered chronologically. Each recording includes an interview with either Caltech faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, JPL scientists or administrators. It also includes features such as Caltech Almanac -a detailed look at some of the many interesting people, places and discoveries in Caltech’s history-, Caltech Calendar -a listing of upcoming public events on campus- and Caltech in the News....
Dates: 1989-07-19

John Roberts Oral History Interview with Rachel Prud'Homme [sound recording], 1985-02-22 - 1985-05-10

Scope and Contents Interview in seven sessions, February-May 1985, with John D. Roberts, Institute Professor of Chemistry (now emeritus) in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Family background, early education, Los Angeles; Caltech open houses in early 1930s. Studies chemistry, UCLA (BA 1941). Graduate work Penn State University with F. Whitmore; return to UCLA, war-related research; theoretical organic chemistry with S. Winstein (PhD 1944). 1945, NRC Fellowship, Harvard; R. B. Woodward....
Dates: 1985-02-22 - 1985-05-10

Nmr-Electromagnetic Magic

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00541

Presentation Of The Buchman Memorial Award

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00252

Roberts, John D. (Jack) photos

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-00068

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 7
Archival Object 4
Digital Record 1
Chemistry 6
AirTalk 4
Administration 2
Alumni Day 1
Chemistry, Organic 1