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Personal papers of Takeru Higuchi

Call Number: PP 359


Higuchi taught Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas from 1967-1986. This collection contains records related to his work: research and reference material, articles written by him by himself and with colleagues, several versions of the manuscript of his book, Solubility, and class slides.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

These materials 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 Takeru Higuchi

Higuchi earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1943. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as a Regents Professor of Pharmacy and Chemistry, eventually becoming the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department. He was also known world-wide as the "father of physical pharmacy."

Higuchi received 50 patents in his career, helped start three different research centers for KU, and began eight scholarship funds. He retired in 1983 and died in 1987. In 1989, the biomedial research facility at KU was named the Higuchi Biosciences Center in his honor.


20.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

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Physical Location

PP 359

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Guide to the Takeru Higuchi Collection
Personal papers of Takeru Higuchi
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by aw, 2009; mwh, 2020.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Takeru Higuchi, University Archives, PP 359, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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