Guide to the Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981) Collection
undated, 1907-1987, bulk 1930-1976

AR 6369

Processed by Kevin Schlottmann and LBI Staff

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Kevin Schlottmann in 2013. Description is in English.
July 08, 2014  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bird, Barbara
Title: Eugen Glueckauf Collection
Dates:undated, 1907-1987
Dates:bulk 1930-1976
Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of atomic chemist Eugen Glueckauf's research publications. There are also some personal and professional documents, as well as a small file related to restitution.
Languages: The collection is mostly in English, with some German.
Quantity: 0.75 linear feet (2 boxes) + 1 OS folder (OS 8)
Identification: AR 6369
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note
Portrait of Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981)

Portrait of Eugen Glueckauf (1906-1981)

Eugen Glueckauf was born in Eisenach in 1906 to Bruno Glueckauf and Elsa née Pretzfelder. He grew up in Berlin and studied chemistry in Freiburg, Berlin and Berlin-Charlottenburg. He received his doctorate in 1932 and started working for Professor Alfred Reis at the Technische Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg. Both Reis and Glueckauf lost their jobs after April 1, 1933. Glueckauf emigrated to England and was able to obtain an assistant position with Friedrich Adolf Paneth at the Imperial College of the University of London. In 1934, he married Irma Elise Auguste Tepper, who had followed him to England. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1938. In 1939, he followed Paneth to the University of Durham. He was briefly interned in 1940. He became a British citizen in 1946 and started working for the Department of Atomic Energy at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell in 1947. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1969. Glueckauf retired in 1971, but his services were retained as a consultant until his death in 1981. His primary working areas were micro-gas analysis of atmospheric gases, theory of ion exchange and chromatography, radio chemistry, and electrolyte solution chemistry.

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Scope and Content Note

Personal documents include citizenship and vital documents, diplomas, and award certificates. Some are photocopies. A brief biographical article and a 6-page typescript of biographical notes written by Glueckauf are also found in this collection. A 1984 article about Glueckauf written by D.H. Everret for the journal Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society includes a bibliography upon which the article numbering in this collection is based. Other materials include employment records and correspondence, a file of Glueckauf's failed restitution attempt, and a few clippings about Glueckauf. There is also a typescript of an article dedicated in memory of Glueckauf.

The remainder of the collection consists of Glueckauf's scientific publications, primarily in the areas of micro-gas analysis of atmospheric gases, theory of ion exchange and chromatography, radio chemistry, and electrolyte solution chemistry. These are mostly photocopies, with some off-prints. They are numbered 1-113 as per the bibliography in the 1984 Everett article found in folder 1. Also found here is Glueckauf's master's thesis, "Various Helium Researches."

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Materials were left as previously arranged. Glueckauf's scientific publications are numbered 1-113 as per the bibliography in the 1984 Everett article found in folder 1.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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Access Points

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Related Material

The LBI Archives holds a "Wanderbuch" (journey worker’s log) by Glueckauf's grandfather, itinerant weaver Moses Glueckauf (AR 6236).

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Separated Material

One photograph was previously removed to the LBI Photograph collection. It has been digitized and is seen above in the Biographical Note.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Eugen Glueckauf Collection; AR 6369; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

Duplicate photocopies and photostat copies were removed.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Eugen Glueckauf Collection, undated, 1907-1987, bulk 1930-1976

11Personal documents 1907-1987
OS 8Certificates and diplomas 1925-1981
12Employment records and correspondence 1931-1954
13Restitution 1956-1962
14Clippings 1969-1971
15Articles on chemical research (# 1-22) 1930-1945
16Articles on chemical research (# 23-39) 1945-1949
17Articles on chemical research (# 40-60) 1949-1955
18Articles on chemical research (# 61-74) 1955-1958
19Articles on chemical research (# 75-83) 1958-1959
21Articles on chemical research (# 84-103) 1961-1968
22Articles on chemical research (# 104-111) 1968-1976
23Articles on chemical research (# 112-113)1976
24M. Sc. Thesis, "Various Helium Researches"1945
25Dedicated article undated
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