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McBee, Earl T.



  • Existence: 1906 - 1972

Biographical Information

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.


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

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

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