McBee, Earl T.
- Existence: 1906 - 1972
Earl T. McBee was born in Missouri in 1906. He received his B.S. from William Jewell College in 1929, then earned his M.S. in 1931 and Ph.D. in 1936, both from Purdue University. McBee joined the Purdue chemistry faculty in 1936. He became head of the fluorine chemistry lab and became chair of the department in 1949. He remained chair of the department until 1967. During World War II, McBee conducted atomic research with the Office of Scientific Research and Development and was associated with the Manhattan Project.
CitationAmerican Chemical Society. (2017). Wetherill Laboratory at Purdue University National Historic Chemical Landmark - American Chemical Society.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 25
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Earl T. McBee by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: June 18, 1970
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 538
Scope and Contents The Earl T. McBee papers primarily comprise a scrapbook titled "Atomic Bomb WWII, Aug. 6, 1945" of news clippings from August 1945, arranged chronologically on dated pages, documenting the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II. The collection also includes related loose clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1958
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972