Collection Number: 40187

Collection Title: Alembic Club of the University of North Carolina Records, 1901-1928

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10 items)
Abstract The Alembic Club was the successor to the Science Club and the Journal Club. The Journal Club was founded on 25 January 1901 by faculty and students of the University of North Carolina Department of Chemistry. Meeting twice monthly from 1901 through 1921, the Journal Club discussed research articles published in scholarly journals. Presentations of members' research work was also encouraged. In 1924, the club was reorganized to include members from all physical science departments on the campus. This new organization was first named the Science Club, then the Alembic Club. Records of the Alembic Club include membership lists and meeting minutes of the Journal Club, 1901-1921, and meeting announcements and correspondence, 1924-1928, of the Science Club and the Alembic Club. Also included is the constitution of the Science Club.
Creator Alembic Club (University of North Carolina (1793-1962))
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Alembic Club of the University of North Carolina Records #40187, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Alembic Club was the successor to the Science Club and the Journal Club. The Journal Club was founded on 25 January 1901 by faculty and students of the University of North Carolina Department of Chemistry. Meeting twice monthly from 1901 through 1921, the Journal Club discussed research articles published in scholarly journals. Presentations of members' research work was also encouraged. In 1924, the club was reorganized to include members from all physical science departments on the campus. This new organization was first named the Science Club, then the Alembic Club.

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Records of the Alembic Club include membership lists and meeting minutes of the Journal Club, 1901-1921, and meeting announcements and correspondence, 1924-1928, of the Science Club and the Alembic Club. Also included is the constitution of the Science Club.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, November 1975

Encoded by: Susan Ballinger, October 2003

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