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Sol Boyk collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 4, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSA 20

Scope and Contents

One folder containing correspondence, letters of recommendation, transcript records, documents regarding Sol Boyk's graduate assistantship at Purdue University while working towards his Ph.D. in the Chemistry Department.

The folder also contains a letter written by M. G. Mellon to Mrs. Eleanor Boyk, which describes his fond memories of Sol Boyk and how he stood out as an exemplary graduate student in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University.


  • 1934 - 1976


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Sol Boyk received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo in 1935. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Sol Boyk was a faculty member at Purdue until 1948. He then returned to Toledo and became President and Research Director of the Ottawa Chemical Company. The company researched organic chemicals, and Boyk contributed to its success.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


The correspondence is in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dan Boyk, son of Sol Boyk. Date of donation is unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed in an acid-free folder and acid-free box.
Sol Boyk collection
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-10-09.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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