Subseries - Jack Williams papers

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Jack Williams papers

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  • 2 Jun. 1880 - 14 Oct. 2014 (Creation)
    Williams, Jack

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26 cm of textual and other materials

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(25 Oct. 1923 - 27 Feb. 2013)

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Jack Leland Redavats (Riudavets) Williams, born on October 25, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta as the only son of cattleman, Lee Williams. Between 1946-1949. he graduated with an honours degree in chemistry from the University of Alberta, a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a DuPont PhD fellowship from the University of Wisconsin. He worked in the Chemical Division at Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories for many years, eventually achieving Senior Division Head in Rochester, New York. On October 7, 1952, he married Helen Mary Quigley and had 5 children, Leland, Mark, Jack, Julie, and Janet. After separating from his wife in 1982, and a brief relationship with Ursula Krauch of Heidelberg, Germany, he spent his remaining years with life partner, Leona Pritchard from 1997 until his death on February 27, 2013 in St. Albert, Alberta.

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The files in the subseries consist of the personal records of Jack Leland Riudavets Williams, the only son of Leland Stanford Williams and Marion Peacock Williams. Examples include photographs, travel journals, film reels, letters, etc. The Riudavets names has also been spelled Redavats in many papers in this subseries.

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