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McBee, Earl T.



  • Existence: 1906-1972

Biographical Information

Earl T. McBee was born in 1906. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University and became a faculty member 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.


American Chemical Society. (2017). Wetherill Laboratory at Purdue University National Historic Chemical Landmark - American Chemical Society.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

McBee, Earl T., June 18, 1970

 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

Earl T. McBee papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 538
Scope and Contents The collection contains a scrapbook of materials relating to Dr. McBee's war research. The contents of the scrapbook mostly include newspaper articles as well as some photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1958

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 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