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Correspondence on Wiswesser Line Notation Compiled by William B. Thompson

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0374
Collection of letters, papers and paper proposals by chemistry and computer programming professionals from various countries on using Wiswesser Line Notation in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, 1965-1969. Some of the letters are written on “aeromail” specially printed stationaries as samples of artefacts of communication history. William Thompson and other scientific information professionals used WLN and collaborated on prjects. This collection contains sample documents of scholarly communication.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1969

Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions: Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research.
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Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Collection of letters, papers and paper proposals by chemistry and computer programming professionals from different countries on using Wiswesser Line Notation in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, 1965-1972.

Biographical / Historical

WLN was invented by Lehigh Chemistry professor Wiswesser in 1949 enabling chemistry professionals to describe complex chemical structures precisely. William Thompson and other scientific information professionals used WLN and collaborated on prjects. This collection contains sample documents of scholarly communication. William Thompson, donor of the collection, graduated from Harpur College in 1959. He took graduate level information science courses at Lehigh University and worked for GAF Corp.(General Aniline Film Corp., Binghamton NY and Easton PA). As of 2019, Thompson lives in Brenigsville PA.

Arrangement

Collection arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William Thompson, September 6, 2019

Related Materials

William J. Wiswesser Papers SC MS 0073 and SC MS 0119
Status
completed
Author
Eleanor Nothelfer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.
Sponsor
Lehigh University Library and Technology Services.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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