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Dale W. Margerum papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 45, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSF 463

Scope and Contents

The Dale W. Margerum papers consist of miscellaneous papers collected by Professor Margerum. Two documents are related to Dr. Herbert C. Brown, 1979 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry; letter from the Secretary of the Nobel Committee of the Royal Academy of Science, stating that the Nobel Committee had received Margerum's nomination of Professor H.C. Brown for the Nobel prize and an autobiographical introduction from the book “Boranes in Organic Chemistry," by Herbert C. Brown, Ithaca New York: Cornell University Press, 1972. The papers also include a pamphlet from the opening of the Richard Bendridge Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry.


  • 1955 - 1972


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Dale W. Margerum received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1950 and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1955. He was a research chemist at Ames Laboratory from 1952-1953. Margerum joined the staff at Purdue University as an instructor, 1954-1957. He moved up the ranks quickly; assistant professor, 1957-1961; associate professor, 1961-1965; professor, 1965- and now professor emeritus. He was Head of Purdue’s Inorganic Chemistry Division, 1968-1973 and Head of the Department of Chemistry, 1978-1983.


Retrieved March 15, 2011 from


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box)


The papers are in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Donation received from Jeremy Garritano, Chemical Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, August 31, 2009.

In Memoriam: Dale W. Margerum

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders, and an acid-free box.
Dale W. Margerum papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-11-30.

Revision Statements

  • 2012-10-16: Revised by EW, 10-16-2012.
  • 2020-03-19: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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