Joseph Priestley, Radical Thinker

Joseph Priestley, Radical Thinker cover detail

Edited by Mary Ellen Bowden with Lisa Rosner
2005, Chemical Heritage Foundation
72 pp, illus, bibl
paper, 9.25 x 10, ISBN 0-941901-38-6

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Joseph Priestley, Radical Thinker is the catalogue for the exhibit that was at the Chemical Heritage Foundation from August 2004 through July 2005. The exhibit commemorated the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Priestley. The catalogue includes insightful essays by Marjorie Gapp, curator of art and images at CHF, and historian Robert Anderson. Gapp and Mary Ellen Bowden, with Lisa Rosner, examine the historical significance of the many objects and artifacts found in this fascinating collection.

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CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including

  • Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
  • Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
  • Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
  • Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)

Listen to their extraordinary stories today!