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Samuel Avery, Chemistry Papers

Title: Samuel Avery, Chemistry Papers

Creator: Avery, Samuel, 1865-1936

Dates: 1896-1942

Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 05-10-05

Language: English, German

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Samuel Avery, Chemistry Papers (RG 05-10-05). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Samuel Avery served as Chancellor of the University from 1908-1928. He attended the University of Nebraska and received a B.A. in 1892, and his M.A. in 1894. He studied for his Ph.D. in Heidelberg, receiving his diploma in 1896. Avery began teaching at the University in 1897 as an adjunct professor of chemistry. From 1899-1901 he taught at the University of Idaho. He returned to Nebraska in 1901, teaching classes on organic analytical chemistry and agricultural chemistry. In 1905, he became Professor of Chemistry. While born in Illinois, within a year of his birth, the Avery family moved to Saline County, Nebraska. Avery died on January 25, 1936, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Scope and Content:

The materials in this record group are designated as Avery's personal papers, including correspondence, honorary degrees and awards, and items relating to Avery's death.


Avery, Samuel, 1865-1936

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Office of the Chancellor

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Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1893-1917 Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1918 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1926-1936 Box 1. Folder 4. Correspondence, Charter Day, 1927 Box 1. Folder 5. Correspondence, retirement, 1928 Box 1. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1941-1942 Box 1. Folder 7. Heidelberg transcript, 1894-1895 Box 1. Folder 8. Directory, 1925-1926 Box 1. Folder 9. Speech, Kiwanis Club, 1927 Box 1. Folder 10. Honorary degrees, 1935 Box 1. Folder 11. Avery award, "Praeceptores Nebraskenses...," Box 1. Folder 12. Article reprints, 1896-1908 Box 1. Folder 13. Obituary scrapbook Box 1. Folder 14. Memorials, 1930, 1936, 1942 Box 1. Folder 15. News clippings Box 1. Folder 16. Photographs (see also map case) Box 1. Folder 17. Gavel, to Avery from Mechanical Engineering Department Box 1. Folder 18. Pocket watch, to Avery from faculty, 1925, Apr. 19

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