Lucas, James Burleigh Papers

A Guide to the James Burleigh Lucas Papers, 1926-1930 Ms.1968.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1968.005
Title
James Burleigh Lucas Papers1926-1930
Quantity
0.7 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Creator
Lucas, James Burleigh, 1888-1955
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], James Burleigh Lucas Papers, Ms1968-005, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The James Burleigh Lucas Papers were donated to Newman Library prior to 1968.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the James Burleigh Lucas Papers commenced and was completed in December 2007.


Biographical Note

James Burleigh Lucas, professor of chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 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.

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order. Where known, course numbers and titles are included in the item descriptions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

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/).

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Alkaloids, etc.
1926
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Chemistry S14b - Organic chemistry
1926
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Physiological chemistry S506
1928
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Chemistry S14d - Organic chemistry laboratory
[1929]
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Chemistry S38a - [Qualitative organic analysis]
[1929]
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Chemistry S15a - [Problems of metabolism]
[1930]
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Chemistry S132a - Organic chemistry
1930
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Chemistry 124a - [Quantitative analysis]
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 2
Chemistry 132c
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 3
Chemistry S92
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 4
Chemistry lab 14
n.d.