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Times of my life oral history transcript, 1996 : Donald J. Cram

Author: Donald J Cram; Steven J Novak; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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Cram discusses his childhood in Vermont and continues through his education at Rollins College and the University of Nebraska, his wartime work as a research chemist, his doctoral work at Harvard University, and his career at UCLA. Major topics discussed include natural products chemistry, reaction mechanisms, host-guest chemistry, laboratory management, the evolution of the UCLA Dept. of Chemistry, Cram's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Donald J Cram; Paul D Boyer; Louis F Fieser; Christopher S Foote; George S Hammond; M Frederick Hawthorne; Linus Pauling; Charles J Pedersen; John D Roberts; Kenneth N Trueblood; Weinstein Saul.
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Cram; Steven J Novak; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 43404261
Notes: Transcript of a 20.45-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: 2 volumes, bound : portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: interviewed by Steven J. Novak.

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Cram discusses his childhood in Vermont and continues through his education at Rollins College and the University of Nebraska, his wartime work as a research chemist, his doctoral work at Harvard University, and his career at UCLA. Major topics discussed include natural products chemistry, reaction mechanisms, host-guest chemistry, laboratory management, the evolution of the UCLA Dept. of Chemistry, Cram's consulting work, the process of writing articles and textbooks, Cram's Nobel Prize, and his philosophy and values.

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