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Professor Jay K. Kochi Papers

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Professor Jay K. Kochi Papers, 1946-2008 | University of Houston Libraries

By Matt Campbell, Mai McCarthy, Nousheen Nasir, Sara Craig

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Collection Overview

Title: Professor Jay K. Kochi Papers, 1946-2008

Predominant Dates:1970-2000

ID: 09/2009-023

Primary Creator: Kochi, Jay K. (1927-2008)

Extent: 123.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2009

Subjects: Chemistry, Kochi, Jay K., University of Houston - Faculty, University of Houston. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Forms of Material: Compact discs, Correspondence, Manuscripts (document genre), Offprints, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jay K. Kochi Papers contains 81 boxes. The collection is organized into 8 Series: Research and Publications, Correspondence, Financial, Biographical/Awards, Lectures, Photos, Audio-Visual, and CDs. The collection contains copies of Kochi’s publications, correspondence regarding the publications, correspondence to and from Kochi, documents regarding grants and other financial matters, lecture images, biographical information, and floppy disks and CDs. Materials in the collection span from the 1946 to 2008 with the bulk of the collection dated from 1970-2000. From 1968 until 1984 Kochi worked at the University of Indiana and some of the collection covers his work there, but the majority of the collection is from Kochi’s time at the University of Houston, 1984-2008.

For preservation and access reasons, the files have been reboxed and refoldered. Kochi gave each of his publications a unique identifying number from 1 to 573 and recorded publication information in a key. Manuscripts, drafts and correlating correspondence have been filed in numerical order based upon Kochi’s unique identifying numbers. Offprints of Kochi’s publications have been separated from the manuscripts and filed numerically as well. Correspondence not related to manuscripts has been filed alphabetically, and attachments pertaining to specific correspondence have been kept with that correspondence. Financial documentation and lecture images have been kept in original order whenever possible. When available, original folder names have been maintained.

Biographical Note

Jay K. Kochi (May 17, 1927-August 9, 2008) was a chemistry professor known for developing a one-carbon oxidative degradation of carboxylic acids known as the Kochi Reaction. As a teenager, he was interned at a war relocation camp in Arizona. Shortly after graduating from high school, he studied at the University of California at Los Angeles and later received a doctorate from Iowa State University. He was a professor of chemistry at Case University, the Earl Blough Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, and the Welch Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston. He also taught at Harvard and served as a National Institute of Health fellow at Cambridge University. Early in his career he worked with exploratory chemistry for Shell Development Company. Kochi was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a recipient of the Alexander Von Humbolt U.S. Senior Scientist Award, a recipient of the American Chemical Society’s Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and recipient of the James Flack Norris Award.

Subject/Index Terms

Chemistry
Kochi, Jay K.
University of Houston - Faculty
University of Houston. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Technical Access Note: Some CDs in the collection contain file formats that are currently unreadable.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Marion K. Kochi

Preferred Citation: Jay K. Kochi Papers. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


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Series 7: Audio-Visual
Box 80
Item 59: 7-inch open audio reel “Thomas-Eliot 1,  Eliot-Cummings 2”, undated

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