Robert Gordon Larsen papers, 1930-1972 PDF
- Larsen, Robert Gordon
- Robert Gordon Larsen papers
- 1930-1972 (inclusive)19301972
- 1.75 linear feet
- Collection Number
- The Robert Gordon Larsen papers (1930-1972) contain correspondence, journal articles, notebooks, research proposals, and a scrapbook relating to the career of this Utah chemist. Larsen was an engineer and chemist principally with the Shell Development Company, a division of Shell Oil Company.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Robert Larsen was born on 5 May 1909 in Ephraim, Utah. After graduating from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Chemistry, he went on to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. From 1935 to 1937, Larsen was a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1937 he went to work for the Shell Oil Company, remaining there until 1970. He then became the Director of University of Utah Engineering Experiment Station and later a Professor at the University. Over his carerr, he wrote over 30 journal articles and contributed to several books in the field of chemistry. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as a Bishop twice. Robert died from cancer in 1972.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Robert Gordon Larsen papers (1930-1972) contain correspondence, journal articles, notebooks, research proposals, and a scrapbook relating to the career of this Utah chemist. The first box of the collection contains personal correspondence, scrapbooks, and notebooks. In the second box are various documents form conferences that Larsen attended from 1955 to 1969. The third box contains research and research proposals. In the fourth box are articles written by Larsen between 1935 and 1970.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Initial Citation: Robert Gordon Larsen papers, ACCN 0999, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations: ACCN 0999.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
PersonalReturn to Top
Personal Scrapbook (photocopy)
Personal Journal (photocopy)
Chemistry Class Notes
American Society of Lubrication Engineers Award
Trip to Europe
University of Utah
Correspondence to A.A. Bondi
A.A. Bondi was one of Larsen's supervisors at Shell Oil.
Memos to E.W. Evans
E.W. Evans was a fellow chemist at Shell Oil.
Conferences and Shell Oil CompanyReturn to Top
World Petroleum Conference, Rome
Conference on Lubrication and Wear
Petroleum Enviromental Chemistry Symposium
American Chemical Society
Conservation Research Meeting
Oil Spill Control Agents Meeting
Shell Oil Company, Organization
Shell Oil Company, Board of Directors
Air Pollution, Cartoons
Chemical Engineering, News
California Institute of Technology and Shell Oil
Research and Research ProposalsReturn to Top
Chemical Formula Notebook
University of Utah, Engineering Experiment Station
Visit to Martinez Facility, Notebook
Visit to Martinez Facility, Notebook and Ephemera
Thorton Research Center
Brigham Young University Department of Science Proposal
University of California at Los Angeles Graduate Proposal
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Lubricating oils
- Petroleum engineers--United States
- Personal Names :
- Larsen, Robert Gordon--Archives
- Corporate Names :
- Shell Oil Company--Records and correspondence
- Form or Genre Terms :