Earl T. McBee papers
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 538
Scope and Contents
The Earl T. McBee papers primarily comprise a scrapbook titled "Atomic Bomb WWII, Aug. 6, 1945" of news clippings from August 1945, arranged chronologically on dated pages, documenting the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II. The collection also includes related loose clippings and photographs.
- 1945 - 1958
- McBee, Earl T. (Person)
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Material copyrights are held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Earl T. McBee was born in Missouri in 1906. He received his B.S. from William Jewell College in 1929, then earned his M.S. in 1931 and Ph.D. in 1936, both from Purdue University. McBee joined the Purdue chemistry faculty in 1936. He became head of the fluorine chemistry lab and became chair of the department in 1949. He remained chair of the department until 1967. During World War II, McBee conducted atomic research with the Office of Scientific Research and Development and was associated with the Manhattan Project.
0.587 Cubic Feet (One flat box)
Language of Materials
The source and date of acquisition are unknown.
The scrapbook has been stored in an acid-free box and photographs were placed in protective sleeves.
- Earl T. McBee papers
- Adelle Rogers
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- Edition statement
- First edition.