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Archie S. Wilson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: ua2003-0037

Scope and Content

This small collection contains correspondence, speeches, miscellaneous reprints of articles by Archie S. Wilson, foreign travel papers and invention reports.


  • 1954-1990


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Archie S. Wilson papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Archie S. Wilson (b. 1921-2000)

Archie Spencer Wilson was born in Tekoa, Washington on January 19, 1921. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Iowa State College in 1946, after working for three years on the Manhattan Project based at Iowa (1943-1946). He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago under the director of Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Professor Henry Taube, in 1950 and 1951, respectively. For 20 years, Dr. Wilson worked for General Electric (1951-1971) as a research chemist. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota as professor of chemistry in 1971. Dr. Wilson hold four patents in the processing of nuclear fuels and has authored or co-authored over 50 technical papers. He retired from the University in 1989. Dr. Wilson passed away on June 7, 2000.


.20 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)


Collection contains the papers of Archie S. Wilson, professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with detailed contents is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

Collection donated by Ivon Wilson on June 1, 2003.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Chemistry papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Archie S. Wilson papers
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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