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Robert E. Sievers papers

Identifier: COU:1461

Scope and Contents

This four-box collection primarily focuses on the operations of the Aerospace Research Laboratory at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. It concerns the years 1967-1975 only. National Research Council submissions, Research Plans, Program Reviews, and Correspondence make up most of the collection.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1975


4 linear feet (4 boxes )

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Robert Eugene Sievers was born in Anthony, Kansas on March 28, 1935. He received his BS (in 1956) at the University of Tulsa, and both his MS (in 1958) and Ph.D. (1n 1960) at the University of Illinois, in Chemistry. He worked for the Aerospace Reasearch Labs at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 1960-1975, also holding concurrent positions as a visiting professor at the University of Tubingen, Germany in 1968-1969, and adjunct professor at Wright State University 1969-1975. He has been a Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1975, in the Chemistry Department. From 1980-1993 he was the director of CIRES, the Cooperative Insititute for Research in Environmental Sciences. In 1986, he served as the Acting Dean of the Graduate School, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Reasearch. In 1990 he was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, and he was reelected also in 1996. His reasearch intersets have been described as including: atmospheric chemistry; trace analysis; atmospheric organic compounds; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; development of new sensors and detectors; chemical vapor deposition of superconductor thin films; sources, transformations, and fates of pollutants; metal chelates; superconductors; chromatography; nuclear magnetic rseonance shift reagents; and inorganic stereochemistry. Prof. Sievers' papers primarily concern research at the Aerospace Research Labs, some of which pertain to information about National Research Council associateships, which Sievers supervised. The papers also include reviews of articles which Sievers was asked to evaluate, and professional correspondence involved with recommendations of professors to Universities, letters introducing articles for submission, discussions of chemical samples, plans for conferences, and numerous other topics related to chemical, environmental, and aerospace research.


This collection is arranged in original order in which we attained it from the donor, with a box level inventory list.

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