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William Campbell Root papers

Identifier: M157

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Scope and Content

Papers include correspondence, biographical materials, and class and research materials. These include diaries, memoirs of the Peabody Museum, various certificates and awards, notebooks, research and class notes, diplomas, reports, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1921 - 1973


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Campbell Root was born in Grass Valley, CA on October 26, 1903. He held various teaching positons in chemistry at Bowdoin College from 1932, culminating as the Charles Weston Pickard Professor (1952-1969) and Professor Emeritus in 1969. He was recipient of the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry from the American Chemistry Society in 1968. Professor Root passed away in Brunswick on June 13, 1969.


3 Linear Feet (6 boxes, 1 oversized box)

Language of Materials



Papers include William Campbell Root's correspondence, biographical materials, and class and research materials.

Related Materials

Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard Library COLLECTION Identifier: 969-42 William Campbell Root papers

Guide to the William Campbell Root papers
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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