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William Clarence Ebaugh Papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00018

Scope and Contents

The William Clarence Ebaugh Collection consists of notebooks, correspondence, working papers and notes, student theses, printed material and glass plates relating to his work in the field of chemistry from his student days through his business and teaching careers. The collection is arranged in eleven series: Student Notebooks; Lecture Notes; Business Correspondence; The Denison Scientific Association Correspondence; Denison University Chemistry Depatment Correspondence; Denison University Chemistry Department Comprehensive Exams; Denison University Woodland Prize Theses; Denison University Chemistry Department Undergraduate Theses; Class Books and Lab Records; Special Files; and Projector Glass Plates. Within each series materials are arranged by alphabetical and/or chronological order, except where noted. Each series is introduced with a short description of contents and arrangement.


  • 1889-1945

Biographical / Historical

Noted Denison University Professor of Chemistry, Ebaugh was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 3, 1877. He received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1898 and a Ph.D. there in 1901. He was assistant then chief chemist in an iron and steel lab near Reading Pa. 1898-1899; director pro tem of the Deptartment of Physics and Chemistry, Kenyon College, 1901-1902; Chemist at American Smelting and Refining Co., and Public Analyst, Salt Lake City, 1902-1903; Director Deptment of Chemistry, Utah, 1903-1915; Professor of Chemistry, Denison University, 1917-1945. He was a consulting chemist, 1902- ; Visiting prof. Robert College Istanbul, 1930-31. He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 1908-1911; editor of the Journal of Science Labs, Denison, 1924- , and many other professional publications. His work included determining the atomic weight of arsenic; steel analysis; pollution of atmosphere by smelter fumes; smelter smoke and gas producers.


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Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States