James Burleigh Lucas Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the papers of James Burleigh Lucas, a professor of chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech") during the first half of the twentieth century. The collection consists of eleven notebooks containing Lucas' lecture and laboratory notes, most seeming to have been maintained by Lucas while attending summer graduate courses at the University of Illinois during the 1920s. The courses in which the notes were taken include both organic and inorganic chemistry, covering basic through advanced chemistry. A single notebook from Lucas' years at Virginia Tech is labeled "alkaloids, etc." and contains just a few pages of sources and miscellaneous notes.
- 1926 - 1930
- Lucas, James Burleigh, 1888-1955 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
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James Burleigh Lucas, professor of chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, was born on March 30, 1888, the son of James Crockett and Nannie Cecil Lucas. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1910 with a degree in applied chemistry, having matriculated from Riner, Virginia. Lucas joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in 1916. Becoming an associate professor of chemistry in 1919, Lucas took graduate chemistry coursework at the University of Illinois during the 1920s. In 1948, he was named a full professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech, serving in that position until his death on October 2, 1955.
0.7 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains the lecture and laboratory notes of James Burleigh Lucas, a professor of chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, mostly taken while Lucas attended graduate courses at the University of Illinois.
The collection is arranged in chronological order. Where known, course numbers and titles are included in the item descriptions.
Source of Acquisition
The James Burleigh Lucas Papers were donated to Newman Library prior to 1968.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the James Burleigh Lucas Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the James Burleigh Lucas Papers commenced and was completed in December 2007.
- James Burleigh Lucas Papers, 1926-1930
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2007 (CC0 1.0)
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