Corwin Hansch Collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
The collection contains reprints of Hansch’s articles published between 1962 and 2009, correspondence between Hansch and colleagues at other institutions, slides of computer-generated molecular models, grant proposals for research projects conducted in 1997 and 2001, and plaques and certificates awarded him by American and international chemical societies.
- 1962-2009 and undated
- Hansch, Corwin (Person)
Language of Materials
Langauges represented in collection: English
Collection open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Archives.
Biography / Administrative History
Corwin H. Hansch (1918-2011) was a Professor of Chemistry at Pomona College from 1946 until 1988, and founder of Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR). Hansch received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from New York University. Following a brief period of postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Hansch worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago and later at DuPont Nemours in Richland, Washington. After World War II ended, he accepted a research chemist position at DuPont, but left shortly thereafter, coming to Pomona College in 1946. After arriving at Pomona, he began work on the correlation of biological activity with chemical structure, which led to the development of his seminal work in QSAR. For his work in the field, Corwin Hansch came to be recognized as the “father of computer-assisted molecular design,” and the methodology that he spawned is now utilized in most pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
4.8 Linear Feet (3 record cartons, 2 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box, 1 map drawer)
This collection contains article reprints, correspondence with colleagues at universities and pharmaceutical laboratories, slides of computer-generated molecular models, grant proposals, and awards.
Organization and Arrangement
The collection is organized into the following five series:
Series 1: Article reprints, 1962-2009 and undated Series 2: Correspondence, 1983-2003 Series 3: Slides, 1981-1989 and undated Series 4: Awards, certificates, 1969-2008 Series 5: Oversize materials, 1988
Folders are arranged chronologically by date in Series 1 and alphabetically by file name in Series 2.
Please consult repository.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift from Gloria Hansch, 2011.
Additions to the collection are not anticipated.
Processed by Jamie Weber in 2012.
- Corwin Hansch Collection
- Jamie Weber
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