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Herschel Hunt papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 183

Scope and Contents

The Herschel Hunt papers consist of publications Hunt wrote while a Purdue Chemistry professor, including the book, Physical Chemistry, in which Hunt made notations. Also included is a certificate Professor Hunt received from Sigma Delta Chi for "best teacher award" in 1942. There is an "A Bomb" pin, and a certificate from the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development, for Hunt's scientific research contributions during World War II.


  • 1937 - 1948


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of material.

Biographical Information

Herschel Hunt was born in Gibson County, Indiana, and received his bachelor of science degree from Oakland City College. He received his masters and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Before joining the Purdue Chemistry Department in 1930, he was an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1951, he was chosen "Outstanding Teacher" at Purdue University.


0.226 Cubic Feet (One legal-size half-width manuscript box)


The material is in chronological order. Some items are undated.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Meredith Hunt Horner, Hershel Hunt's daughter, on August 25, 2004. Carl Horner, Hunt's granddnson donated the Physical Chemistry book on February 22, 2016.

Processing Information

Items have been placed in archival folders and boxes. The certificates have been placed into polyester sleeves for preservation purposes.
Herschel Hunt papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-05-10.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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