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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
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/03/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright - Heirs of Sol Boyk.

Biographical / Historical

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 it prospered under Sol Boyk's guidance.

Source(s): Retrieved September 10, 2009 from


0.10 Cubic Feet

1 folders

Arrangement Note


Source of Acquisition

Dan Boyk

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Dan Boyk, son of Sol Boyk

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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