A. Watson Chapman papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
LaRC Manuscripts Collection 896

Dates

  • 1921-1972 (label)

Extents

  • 5.00 boxes (Whole)

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Description

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists primarily of the personal papers of A. Watson Chapman (1906-1972). There are biographical as well as genealogical materials about the Chapman and Watson families. His career as a chemical engineer is documented by work correspondence from Celotex Corporation in addition to Alpha Chi Sigma and other chemistry organization material. Chapman was also involved with the Tulane Board of Visitors, the Round Table Club, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré, and the Tulane Alumni Association. He went on a number of trips and there are many family photographs in the collection as well. Chapman's appointment books are also present, in addition to a family bible.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged by topic as follows: biographical and genealogical material, correspondence, organizations, clippings, photographs, family bible, appointment books, and volumes. The collection consists of five boxes.

  • Biographical / Historical

    A. Watson Chapman (1906-1972) was a chemical engineer who worked for Celotex Corporation. Arden Ray Chapman of Lincoln, Nebraska was his father. Chapman graduated from Tulane University in 1927 and was later president of the Tulane Alumni Association (1948-1949). He was a collector of graphic arts and donated his collection of limited editions books to the University. He was involved with Alpha Phi Sigma, the American Association for Advancement of Science, the Chicago Chemist's Club, Tulane Board of Visitors, the Round Table Club, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré, and the Tulane Alumni Association.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Estate of A. Watson Chapman.

  • Preferred Citation

    A. Watson Chapman papers, Manuscripts Collection 896, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed by Helen Burkes.

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