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Jack Dunitz Papers, 1927-2009

2. Biographical Materials and Photographs. 1967-2008, undated.

A wide range of biographical data is contained in this small series. Of particular note is a collection of autobiographical typescripts written by Dunitz from 1988-1990. The handful of photographs found in series 2 are complemented by the Caltech graduate student images located in the Gajdusek correspondence file.

2 boxes

Boxes 2.001 - 2.002 (Page: 1 - 2)

Assorted Dunitz Biographical Materials. 1967-2008, undated. 12 folders
Magazine Article: "Return to Alma Mater," Chemistry in Britain. February 1978.

Article refers to Dunitz's delivery of a Centenary Lecture at Glasgow University.

Typescripts: autobiographical remembrances by Jack Dunitz. 1988-1990.

Typescripts are titled La Primavera, Family Background, Pasadena (1948-51), Donde està la carretera para Mexico?, Back to Oxford (1951-53), Zurich and Notes on this and that.

Magazine Article: "American Crystallographic Association to Meet in Toledo," Physics Today. June 1991.

Article contains reference to Dunitz's receipt of the Martin J. Buerger Award from the American Crystallographic Association.

Typescript: Scientific Work of J. D. Dunitz, by Jack Dunitz [?]. March 1996.
Correspondence re: Dunitz family genealogy. December 1996.
Bound Volume: Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, presented to Jack Dunitz at the 214th American Chemical Society National Meeting. September 1997.

Volume contains abstracts of 270 scientific papers authored by Dunitz.

Typescript: Jack Dunitz. Oral history interview conducted by Istvan Hargittai. September 6, 1999.
Typescript: untitled memorial address delivered at the funeral of Jack Dunitz's brother-in-law, Harold Sellyn. Address written and delivered by Sellyn's son, who is unnamed. November 2001.
Typescript: Personal Records of Fellows of the Royal Society. Autobiographical data compiled by Jack Dunitz. ca. 2004.
Typescripts: Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications. 2008.
Typescript: Why My Great Grandparents Left England, by David J. Dunitz. ca. 2000s.

David Dunitz is Jack Dunitz's second cousin.

Assorted Correspondence re: details of and reflections on Jack Dunitz's life and work. 1967, 1992, undated.

Photographs. 1973-2003, undated. 4 folders
Jack Dunitz speaking with a colleague in a lecture hall at the Bürgenstock Conference, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Jiro Tanaka. 1973.
Jack Dunitz engaged in discussion with A. I. Kitaigorodskii and Olga Kennard at the International Congress of Crystallography, Amsterdam. Photo courtesy of Olga Kennard. 1973.
Group photograph of participants, including Jack Dunitz, at a gathering in Wales. Photo by Grants Studio, Llanidloes. ca. 1970s.
Jack Dunitz posing outside an office with a younger unidentified colleague. 2003.