Title and Description Page
Family and Childhood 1
Early years in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. The Moravian church. High school science. A summer job at the foundry. Teaching in a one-room school. Training at a teachers' college.
Undergraduate Education 3
Muhlenberg College. Scientific learning deepens. Additional experience in the laboratory. Chemical training at Lehigh.
Graduate Education at the University of Pennsylvania 5
Meeting with Edgar Fahs Smith. The chemistry faculty at Penn. A teaching job at Penn. The analytical chemistry course.
Postgraduate Research 8
Work with mercury. The gravimetric determination of the atomic weight of mercury. A discussion about apparatus.
Colleagues and Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania 9
Wallace McNabb. Ralph Connor. Philip George. Harry Alsentzer. Ernest Wagner. Initial interest in and early teaching of history of chemistry.
The Smith Collection 11
Mrs. Smith donates the collection to Penn. The background and contributions of Eva Armstrong. The collection is moved to the Van Pelt Building.
Activities during World War II 12
The teaching of analytical chemistry to army andnavy personnel. Rationale for publishing papers in the history of science. Colleagues in the history of chemistry.
Postwar Research, Teaching, and Administration 16
Revitalization of Penn's chemistry department. Service as assistant chairman and member of various committees. Inadequate laboratory apparatus. Research interests of graduate students.
Association with Chymia 18
Henry Leicester's efforts. Early difficulties getting Chymia established. Some articles. Changes under Russell McCormmach.
Involvement with the American Chemical Society 20
Work with the national and regional sections. The diamond and centennial celebrations.
Activities during Retirement 22
Work with the Penn Chemists' Fund and The Catalyst. Continued involvement with the Moravian church.