Walter Albert Patrick papers
- Patrick, Walter Albert, 1888-1969 (Person)
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Collection is open for use. These files contain student records, which are further subject to FERPA restrictions.
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4.36 Cubic Feet (9 letter size document boxes, 2 legal size document boxes)
After he received his doctorate, Patrick returned to the United States. His method of silica gel production allowed for its use in Allied gas masks during World War I.
In 1917, Patrick joined the Chemistry Department at The Johns Hopkins University as an associate fellow. He was appointed to the faculty in 1918, and promoted to full professor in 1925. Although he retired in 1955, Patrick continued his association with the department as an emeritus professor.
Patrick also taught courses at Loyola College in Maryland in the 1950s. He instructed the students in physical chemistry and thermodynamics. Loyola presented him with an honorary degree in 1956.
Walter A. Patrick died in 1969 after a short illness.
Scope and Contents
Patrick's years in teaching are chronicled by the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College in Maryland series. Papers turned in by Patrick's students form the bulk of each. Because few students indicated their institution on their research papers, most of the papers were filed with the Hopkins material, based on the length of his tenure there. There are also a few exam questions and handouts from Patrick's physical chemistry classes in the Johns Hopkins University series. Patrick received a large number of reprints of articles from his colleagues.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA