Employment, Honors, Fellowships, Memberships, Award Lectures,
Special Lectures, Research Granting Agencies, Other, Meetings
and Books in honor of William Lipscomb. Lipscomb's first
honor, "M.A. (hon.) Harvard University, 1959," was awarded
when Lipscomb arrived at Harvard, because a Masters Degree was
required to teach there but all Lipscomb had was a Ph.D.
About 9 pages.
Autobiography, Written by Lipscomb on the occasion of
his Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1976. Brief CV, research,
and awards. 1 page, 1976.
"Preface, Process of Discovery (1977); An
Autobiographical Sketch" (by William Lipscomb).
"The Landscape and the Horizons: An Introduction to the
Science of William N. Lipscomb" by Gareth R. Eaton. 16-page
conclusion by Herb Beall to a lecture by Lipscomb at
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Stories of giving
choices to graduate students, high school years, musical
accomplishments, the clock, and lipscombite. 4 pages,
Ph. D. Dissertation
(PDF) From the California Institute of
Technology. Only Part 1 and Part 2 are published.
Part 3 and Part 4 were classified work for World War II.
86 pages, 1946.
science research project, Lipscomb extracted hydrogen
from sodium formate and sodium hydroxide in the back of his
high-school chemistry classroom. This idea was original
to Lipscomb in high school but not original to science, as
Lipscomb later in college found the reaction in a textbook. 7
pages, unpublished, 1937.