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Family Background and Education 1
Family's tradition as educators. Education at Southwest Texas State University. Learning to value education. Developing an interest in chemistry.
US Army Air Corps 6
WWII. Being assigned to the United States Army Air Corps. Taking graduate-level courses in meteorology at University of California, Los Angeles. Serving in the Ninth Weather Squadron as a meteorologist.
Career at Humble Oil and Refining Company 9
Humble Research and Development Division and mass spectrometry. Use of Consolidated Engineering Corporation (CEC) and Westinghouse Electric Corporation instruments. Heated inlet systems and other developments in mass spectrometry. Humble's transition from Standard Oil Company to Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Humble Lectures in Science Series 17
Description of courses and professors. Joe L. Franklin. Going to lunch with Linus and Ava Helen Pauling.
Humble's corporate process for approval for publication. Analytical Chemistry. Earl Lumpkin on Mass Spectrometry. Working for Exxon Production Research Company. Thomas Aczel. Process of obtaining and using mass spectrometers. Technical development of mass spectrometers.
American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 26
ASMS's predecessor the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and its meetings. Camaraderie between Texans and the singing of "The Eyes of Texas." Attending the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PittCon). Starting the ASTM E-14 Conference. Conference in Montreal.
Archie Hood. Jean Futrell. Burnaby Munson. John Waldron. John Beynon. Nigel Bean. Martin Elliot.
Lumpkin and Thomas Aczel using an Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) MS-9 mass spectrometer, June 1974.
Lumpkin and Thomas Aczel using an Associated Electrical Industry [AEI] MS-9 mass spectrometer, June 1974