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Title UA66. Ogden College of Science & Engineering 7. Chemistry Department
Creator Chemistry (WKU)
Description Records created by and about the Chemistry Department.

Files are arranged in the following subseries:

1. Administration
2. Publications
3. Centers & Laboratories
4. Student Organizations
Other Creators Center for Coal Science (WKU)
Chemistry Club (WKU)
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1926
Admin / Biog History Courses in Chemistry have been offered since 1907. Chemistry has been offered as a major since 1924. The Chemistry Department was established in 1926.

Department Heads.
C.P. McNally 1926-1965
Gordon Wilson, Jr. 1965-
Laurence Boucher 1978-
Donald Slocum

The Center for Coal Science included the Coal & Fuel Laboratory, which was established 1980.
Later, the Thermal Analysis Laboratory, Coal & Fuel Laboratory, Trace Organics Testing Laboratory, and
Combustion Laboratory were all included in the Materials Characterization Center. In 2017, centers and laboratories associated with the Chemistry department include the Advanced Materials Institute (AMI), the Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology (ICSET), and the Thermal Analysis Laboratory (TALab).

The Chemistry-Physics Club was organized by C.P. McNally in 1930. In 1945, the club was split into separate Chemistry and Physics Clubs. In 1947, a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society was established with Ward Sumpter serving as advisor until 1961 and Gordon Wilson, Jr. serving as advisor until 1967. John W. Reasoner was the sponsor in 1967.
President Abigail Hobbs
Vice Pres Anne Sananikone
Secretary Donald Chapman
Treasurers Jen Carter, Kayla Milner
Subjects Adult education
Alumni & alumnae
Cartoons (Commentary)
Educational facilities
Graduate students
Research, Industrial.
Student organizations
Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Chemistry (WKU)
Chemistry Club (WKU)
Catalog Number UA66.7
Dates of Creation 1926-
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent .25 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions No restrictions
Parent ID UA66
Level of Description Series
Disciplines Chemistry
Curriculum and Instruction
Oil, Gas, and Energy
Containers Publications- Reports- Strategic Planning Report
Publications- Reports- Research Achievements
Administration - Events
Administration - Reports
Publications- Reports- Research Achievements
Administration - Correspondence
Administration - Clippings
Administration - Alumni Lists
Publications- Brochures - Undergraduate
Publications- Brochures - Graduate
Publications- Brochures and Booklets - Coal Chemistry
Publications- Brochures - McNally Fellowship
Publications-Department Newsletter
Publications- Newsletter - Hilltopper News
Publications- Newsletter - Hilltopper News
Centers- Brochures - Center for Coal Science
Centers- Reports - Coal & Fuel Characterization Laboratory
Centers- Brochures - Materials Characterization Center
Centers- Journal - Center for Coal Science
Centers- Journal - Center for Coal Science
Centers- Journal - Center for Coal Science
Student Organizations - Clippings