Marshall Gates Research Notebooks

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Marshall Gates research notebooks
Creator: Gates, Marshall D., 1915-2003
Call Number: D.43
Dates: 1909-1988
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 14 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Print materials
Series II: Glass lantern slides
Collection Overview
Title: Marshall Gates research notebooks
Creator: Gates, Marshall D., 1915-2003
Call Number: D.43
Dates: 1909-1988
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 14 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Marshall Gates, Jr. (1915-2003) was C.F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester until his retirement in 1981 and Professor Emeritus until his death in 2003. Gates came to the University of Rochester at the request of W. Albert Noyes, Jr. in 1949 to be the assistant editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1950, and succeeded Noyes as the 8 th editor of that publication in 1963 until his retirement from that position in 1970.

Gates is most widely known as the first chemist to synthesize morphine in 1952, an enormous achievement he shared with his co-worker Gilg Tschudi. He subsequently created hundreds of compounds and was awarded 13 patents in his quest for the perfect painkiller. Professor Gates was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1958. He won a Fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the New York Academy of Sciences shortly thereafter. Gates authored Looking Back: A Memoir in 1995.

Scope and Content
The Marshall Gates Research Notebooks collection is comprised of four manuscript boxes containing 107 glass lantern slides, research, dissertations, and fourteen volumes, recording fifty years of Marshall Gates, Jr.'s laboratory activities.

Subject(s):
Notebooks
Lantern slides
Gates, Marshall D., 1915-2003
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Chemists
Scientists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of the Marshall Gates Family. The notebook volumes were given in 2004 and the contents of boxes 1-4 were given in 2014. Further accruals are not expected.Access
The Marshall Gates research notebooks is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Marshall Gates research notebooks, D.43, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Print materials
Volume 1Notebook, 1938-1939
Volume 2Notebook, Converse Laboratory, October 1939-February 22, 1941
Volume 3Notebook, including National Defense Council, March 1941-August 1941; Bryn Mawr College, December 1946-April 1948
Volume 4Notebook, Bryn Mawr College, October 1941-September 1946
Volume 5Notebook, Bryn Mawr College, April 1948-December 1948
Volume 6Notebook, Bryn Mawr College, December 16, 1948-January 12, 1951
Volume 7Notebook, January 14, 1951-November 21, 1952
This volume contains Gates's work to synthesize morphine

Volume 8Notebook, September 23, 1952-January 18, 1955
Volume 9Notebook, January 31, 1955-June 28, 1965
Volume 10Notebook, December 30, 1965-September 26, 1975
Volume 11Notebook, October 14, 1975-April 18, 1978
Volume 12Notebook, April 21, 1978-April 13, 1979
Volume 13Notebook, April 17, 1979-July 8, 1981
Volume 14Notebook, September 29, 1981-November 10, 1988
Box 1, Folder 1Marshall D. Gates, Jr. research notes, Summer 1939
Box 1, Folder 2Synthesis analgesics part II-A morphinans
Box 1, Folder 3David Lawrence Frank dissertation, 1970
Box 1, Folder 4Notes and drafts relating to the dissertation of David Lawrence Frank
Box 1, Folder 5Manuscript pages and letter, January 11, 1974
Box 1, Folder 8Newspaper clippings and ephemera removed from English and German Dictionary, part II, circa 1909-1918
Series II: Glass lantern slides
Box 1, Folder 6Slides
Box 1, Folder 7Glass slides
Box 2, Folder 1Synthesis of morphine, 1952
13 slides

Box 2, Folder 2Synthesis of morphine, unnumbered, 1952
5 slides

Box 2, Folder 3Recent advances in chemistry of morphine alkaloids, 1953
19 slides

Box 2, Folder 4Synthesis of ring systems related to morphine
7 slides

Box 3, Folder 1Analgesics, 1954
17 slides

Box 3, Folder 2Obsolete slides on analgesics
3 slides

Box 3, Folder 3Non-benzenoid aromatics, 1955
19 slides

Box 3, Folder 4Figures I-IV, unbound edges
5 slides

Box 4, Folder 1Slides on opium addiction, 1956
17 slides

Box 4, Folder 2Opium addiction, unbound edges
17 slides

Box 4, Folder 3Unidentified slides, 1958
20 slides



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