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Personal papers of Frank B. Dains

Call Number: PP 36


Dains taught Chemistry at the University of Kansas from 1911-1942. This collection consists of information about the history of chemistry and prominent chemists.


  • 1911 - 1942


Conditions Governing Access

All materials in this collection except the oversize folder are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Frank B. Dains

Dains received his Ph.B in 1890 and his M.S. in 1891, both from Wesleyan University. In 1898 he received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of KU in 1911 in the Department of Chemistry, reaching full Professor status in 1914. He retired in 1942 and died in 1948.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 36

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Frank B. Dains Collection
Personal papers of Frank B. Dains
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010; eear, 2013; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Frank B. Dains, University Archives, PP 36, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States