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Glen A. Russell papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 13/6/59

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The collection (1944-1998, undated) contains correspondence, publications, research materials, artifacts, photographs, files on graduate students, ephemera, course files, ledgers, audio tapes, slides, and research notebooks. These materials document the teaching and research career of Russell from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Dates

  • 1944-1998, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research. This collection is stored offsite. Please contact the department at least 3 working days in advance.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Glen Russell was born in Rensselaer County, New York, in 1925. Glen Russell received his B.S. (1947) and M.S. (1948) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in chemistry. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1951) from Purdue University.



He worked as a Research Associate (1954-1961) in the General Electric Research Laboratory at Schenectady, New York. Russell served as an Associate Professor (1958-1961), and a Professor (1961-1998) in the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University.



Russell received the American Chemical Society Award in Petroleum Chemistry (1965); the Iowa Award sponsored by the Iowa City section of the American Chemical Society (1972); the Midwest Award of the American Chemical Society sponsored by the St. Louis section (1974); the American Chemical Society’s James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry (1983); and the Iowa Governor’s Science Medal (1988).



Russell was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1959-1961), a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Würzburg, Germany (1966), a Reilly Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame (1966), a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellow at the Centre d'Etude Nucléaires de Grenoble, France (1972), a Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (1983), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Grenoble, France (1985).



He served as a chairman of the Gordon Research Conferences on Hydrocarbon Chemistry and of Radical Ions; was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (1966-1975), and for the Journal of Organic Chemistry (1986-1988). Russell authored over 275 research publications and presented over 350 invited lectures.



Russell died on January 1, 1998 and is buried in the Iowa State University Cemetery.



He was married to Martha E. Russell, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University.

Extent

29.02 Linear Feet (22 records center cartons, 1 document box)

Abstract

Glen Russell (1925-1998) received his B.S. (1947) and M.S. (1948) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in chemistry, as well as a Ph.D. (1951) from Purdue University. Russell served as an Associate Professor (1958-1961) and a Professor (1961-1998) in the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University. The collection contains correspondence, publications, research materials, artifacts, photographs, files on graduate students, ephemera, course files, ledgers, audio tapes, slides, and research notebooks.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in its original order.

Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact the Special Collections and University Archives at least 3 working days in advance.

Items in related collections

RS 13/6. Iowa State University. Department of Chemistry records, 1883-2014

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 13/6/59. Glen A. Russell papers, 1944-1998, undated
Date
July 1, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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