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Howard Eshelman Collection

Collection 401

Eshelman, Howard (1909 -1965). Collection, 1939-1966

5 inches

Howard Clair Eshelman was born an only child in Canton, Illinois to Ellis and Marie Eshelman. Eshelman taught at Lee Junior College in Jackson, KY where he met his wife Lola Dykes Eshelman. They had four children. He was a chemistry professor and the acting head of the chemistry department at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).

After graduating from Canton High School in 1924, Eshelman obtained a bachelor’s degree in science from Knox College, then earned a master’s degree in science from the University of Illinois. He pursued a doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, but his studies were interrupted by the decision to return to Lafayette to take the position as head of the chemistry department. Eshelman undertook research related to particle accelerators and cyclotron at the University of Chicago; he also completed research at the University of Tennessee, and published a paper entitled “Extraction and Flame Spectrophotometric Determination of Nickel”. Eshelman was associated with many organizations including the American Chemical Society, Petroleum Association, National Science Foundation, and the Analytical Chemistry Division of ACS. Eshelman was honored with the inscription of his name on a Plaque of Honor in the National Chemistry Society building in Washington, DC.

This collection consists of Eshelman’s writings, class material, association materials, correspondence, and publicity.

Series:

A. Writings 1-01
B. Class Material 1-02 thru 1-05
C. Association Material 1-06 thru 1-12
D. Correspondence 1-13
E. Publicity 1-14

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Writings:
“Extraction and Flame Spectrophotometric Determination if Aluminum” by H. C. Eshelman and John A. Dean, Reprinted from Analytical chemistry, Vol 31, Page 183, February 1959. Copyright 1959 by the American chemical society and reprinted by permission of the copyright owner
“Extraction and Aflame Spectrophotometric Determination of Nickel” by Howard C. Eshelman and John Dean, Reprinted from Analytical Chemistry, vol 33, Page 1339, September 1961. Copy right 1961 by the American Chemical Society and reprinted by permission of the copyright owner
“Extraction and Flame Spectrophotometric Determination of Palladium and Rhodium” by Howard C Eshelman, John Dyer and James Armentor, 1964 (Reprinted from Analytica Chimica Acta. Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam. Printed in the Netherlands)
Developments in Applied Spectroscopy, volume 3. “Flame Photometric Investigation of the factors affecting the emissivity of Metal Chelates” by Howard C. Eshelman and James Armentor. 1964 (A publication of the Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy)
1-02 Class Material: Composition book
Compositionbook of notes written by Howard C. Eshelman
1-03 Class Material: Photograph
Photograph of spectrophotometer setup
1-04 Class Material: Graphs
Illustration titled: Radio Receiver BC-454-A (or-B) (3-6 MC), Scematic
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Pd chelate (Acetylene flow rate 3 Ft.CU./HR.)
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Pd chelate
Graph: Emission vs concentration of Pd chelate
Graph: Emission vs concentration of Pd chelate
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Pd chelate (Oxygen flow/ Acetylene flow: 2:1)
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Pd chelate (Oxygen flow rate 6 Ft.CU./HR.)
Graph: Percent Pd Extracted vs pH of aqueous of aqueous phase of Pd chelate
Graph: Emission vs concentration of Rh chelate
Graph: Emission vs concentration of Rh chelate
Graph: Emission vs concentration of Rh chelate (on plastic)
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Rh chelate (Oxygen flow/ Acetylene flow: 2/1)
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Rh chelate (Oxygen flow/ Acetylene flow: 2/1)(on plastic)
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Rh chelate (Acetylene flow rate 3 Ft.CU./HR.)
Graph: Emission vs Acetylene flow rate Rh chelate (Oxygen flow rate 6 Ft.CU./HR.)
Graph: Emissivity, chart division, mv vs Oxgen pressure, psi
Graph: Emission/ Aspiration rate vs Oxygen flow rate of Pd chelate
Graph: emission/aspiration rate vs oxygen flow rate of pd chelate
Graph: Emission reading vs ratio of the flow rate; oxygen/Acetylene
Graph: Emission reading vs ratio of the flow rate; oxygen/Acetylene
Graph: No titile nor label axis
Paper with written notes
Graph: Burner at 10 mins organic
Graph: Emission reading vs ratio of the flow rate; oxygen acetylene
Graph: oxygen 7
Graph: Emission reading vs Ratio of the flow R
Graph: Emission reading vs ratio of the flow rate; oxygen /acetylene
Graph: 5 min organic
Graph: 15 min organic of O2/ C2H2
Graph: 5, 10,15 min organic of O2/ C2H2; o2 =5
Graph: 5, 10,15 min organic of O2/ C2H2; o2 =6
Graph I: Burner height at 10mm
Graph I: Burner height at 5,10,15mm
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Be chelate
Graph: Emission vs oxygen flow rate Mn chelate
Graph paper with organic compound names
Graph: Ni exhacted, percent vs pH of aqueous phase
Graph: Burner height 10 minutes
Graph paper containing: Table I: Influence of various acids on nickel; Table III: Analysis of standard sample
Graph I: Wavelength vs Emission
Graph III: Nickel concentration vs Emission
1-05 Class material: Teaching aids & reports
Hand written notes
Department of Commerce. United States Bureau of Mines, Scott Turner, Director. Information Circular.,Thallum, by Alice Petar (1931)
Document of chemical techniques
Document: The petroleum Research fund by Dr. Karl Dittmer
Document: Research Proposal submitted for consideration for a Grant from the petroleum research fund. Principal investigator, Howard C. Eshelman. (August 9, 1961)
Document: Directions for the petroleum Research fund by Karl Dittmer (May 1, 1961) Revised
Report: The effects of the aspiration rate of the sample upon the emission intensity of metals
Document: Flame Photometry
Report: Linear-Programmed Temperature Gas Chromatography to 500 degrees Celsius by A. J. Martin, C. E. Bennett, and F. W. Martinez, Jr. F&M Scientific Corporation. 1202 Arnold Avenue, Air Base. New Castle, Delaware, U.S.A.
Report: Flame Spectrophotometric Study of Nickel by John A. Dean and Howard C. Eshelman, 1960
Document: Extraction and Flame Spectrophotometry
Loose page with a subtitle Interference Studies
Loose page with a subtitle Influence of other elements
Loose page of a report
Loose page of a report
Page titled purification of cup Ferron
1-06 Association material: Mid-America symposium on Spectroscopy, sponsored by –Chicago section- Society for applied spectroscopy (June 2-5, 1964)
1-07 Association material: Advanced program announcement. 15th national meeting –Society for applied spectroscopy(June 13-17, 1966) Chicago, Illinois
1-08 Association material: American chemical society-141st National meeting (March 20-29, 1962) Washington, D. C.
1-09 Association material: American chemical society 139th Meeting program (March 21-30, 1961) St Louis, Missouri
1-10 Association material: Mid- America spectroscopy symposium, 14th annual program( May 20-23, 1963) Chicago, Illinois
1-11 Association material: American Chemical Society - 15th Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting (November 14, 15, 16, 1963) Charlotte, North Carolina
1-12 Association material: American Chemical Society - directory of members and Divisional History. Division of analytical chemistry by Frank A. Guthrie, and Dr. Donald L. McMasters(1965)
1-13 Correspondence: Letter from John Dean (July 19, 1961)
1-14 Publicity: magazine appearance (May 10, 1966)