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Darrell Lemaire papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 64
The Darrell Lemaire papers contains the pamphlet "Smart Pills: or Compounds that Increase the Capacity for Mental Work in Humans" and a synthetic methods index by Lemaire.

Dates

  • 1980 - 1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 2009-03-12

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Extent

0.22 Cubic Feet (One half-width manuscript box.) : Includes single folder.

Biographical Information

Darrell Lemaire was born in Reno, Nevada in 1926. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy (1944-46). He then earned a B.S. in chemistry from the Univeristy of Nevada in 1950, followed by his master's in metallurgical engineering from Mackay School of Mines (1954). He has been married twice, to Beth Grant (1945-68) and Betty Lamb (1976-). He has two sons. During and after graduate school, Lemaire designed and operated his own milling plant, eventually selling it to work at a Uranium processing plant in Arizona. It is here, working closely with Navajo natives, that Lemaire discovered peyote, and became intensely interested in manufacturing and testing a variety of psychoactive substances. Lemaire used psudonyms "Hosteen Nez" and "Lazar" in order to publish a pamphlet on some of his findings regarding 2C-D. Lemaire has also done work involving the use of gumweed as a potential biofuel in conjunction with individuals at the University of Nevada.

Source: Erowid Darrell Lemaire Vault

Arrangement

Material is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Darrell Lemaire, December 15, 2008.

Related Materials

MSP 63, Jean Millay papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Title
Darrell Lemaire papers
Status
Under Review
Author
Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
Date
2018-01-30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed September 2011.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-01-30: Updated to meet new formatting requirements by Serena Potter.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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