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Eugen Glueckauf Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6369

Scope and Content Note

Personal documents include citizenship and vital documents, diplomas, and award certificates. Some are photocopies. A brief biographical article and a 6-page typescript of biographical notes written by Glueckauf are also found in this collection. A 1984 article about Glueckauf written by D.H. Everret for the journal Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society includes a bibliography upon which the article numbering in this collection is based. Other materials include employment records and correspondence, a file of Glueckauf's failed restitution attempt, and a few clippings about Glueckauf. There is also a typescript of an article dedicated in memory of Glueckauf.

The remainder of the collection consists of Glueckauf's scientific publications, primarily in the areas of micro-gas analysis of atmospheric gases, theory of ion exchange and chromatography, radio chemistry, and electrolyte solution chemistry. These are mostly photocopies, with some off-prints. They are numbered 1-113 as per the bibliography in the 1984 Everett article found in folder 1. Also found here is Glueckauf's master's thesis, "Various Helium Researches."

Dates

  • 1907-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1930-1976

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is mostly in English, with some German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Biographical Note<extptr actuate="onload" altrender="Portrait of Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981)" href="http://digital.cjh.org/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=1634077" linktype="simple" show="embed" title="Portrait of Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981)"/>

Eugen Glueckauf was born in Eisenach in 1906 to Bruno Glueckauf and Elsa née Pretzfelder. He grew up in Berlin and studied chemistry in Freiburg, Berlin and Berlin-Charlottenburg. He received his doctorate in 1932 and started working for Professor Alfred Reis at the Technische Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg. Both Reis and Glueckauf lost their jobs after April 1, 1933. Glueckauf emigrated to England and was able to obtain an assistant position with Friedrich Adolf Paneth at the Imperial College of the University of London. In 1934, he married Irma Elise Auguste Tepper, who had followed him to England. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1938. In 1939, he followed Paneth to the University of Durham. He was briefly interned in 1940. He became a British citizen in 1946 and started working for the Department of Atomic Energy at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell in 1947. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1969. Glueckauf retired in 1971, but his services were retained as a consultant until his death in 1981. His primary working areas were micro-gas analysis of atmospheric gases, theory of ion exchange and chromatography, radio chemistry, and electrolyte solution chemistry.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes) + 1 OS folder (OS 8)

Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of atomic chemist Eugen Glueckauf's research publications. There are also some personal and professional documents, as well as a small file related to restitution.

Arrangement

Materials were left as previously arranged. Glueckauf's scientific publications are numbered 1-113 as per the bibliography in the 1984 Everett article found in folder 1.

Related Material

The LBI Archives holds a "Wanderbuch" (journey worker’s log) by Glueckauf's grandfather, itinerant weaver Moses Glueckauf (AR 6236).

Separated Material

One photograph was previously removed to the LBI Photograph collection. It has been digitized and is seen above in the Biographical Note.

Processing Information

Duplicate photocopies and photostat copies were removed.
Title
Guide to the Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981) Collection undated, 1907-1987 , bulk 1930-1976 AR 6369
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann and LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • July 08, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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