Skip to main content

W. Bernard King papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 13/6/60

Scope and Content

The collection contains biographical information, correspondence, and qualifying examinations for the inorganic chemistry program at Iowa State University.


  • 1949-1962, undated

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Dr. King was born in 1900 in Ewing, Illinois. He received his B.S. (1923) from the University of Illinois and M.S. (1924) and Ph.D. (1930) from Iowa State College (University). His research interests were in the field of inorganic chemistry and catalysis, including the behavior of hydrogen sulfide as a solvent.

W. Bernard King joined the staff of the Iowa State College (University) Department of Chemistry as an instructor (1923-1931). He was promoted to Assistant Professor (1931-1944), Associate Professor (1944-1950), and Professor of chemistry (1950-1970).

After his retirement, Dr. King spent the winters in Sarasota, Florida, where he moved to in 1992. He died December 20, 1994.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

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

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/6/60. W. Bernard King papers, 1949-1962, undated
January 23, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672