2008.47.r

Summary Information

Repository
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Title
Frederic J. Kakis Papers
ID
2008.47.r
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1960-1990
Date [inclusive]
1960 to 2004
Extent
2.5 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 item in art rail)
Language
English

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Biographical/Historical note

Frederic J. Kakis is a Professor Emeritus of Chapman University. Dr. Kakis began teaching at Chapman University in 1964 and recieved emeriti status in May, 1992. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from City College of New York, with special honors, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Kakis was born in Drama, Greece, and he and his family survived the Nazi Holocaust in Greece during World War II. He is the author of countless articles in the fields of forensics and chemistry, and the author of Drugs: Facts and Fictions and Legacy of Courage: A Holocaust Survival Story in Greece.

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Scope and Contents note

The Frederic J. Kakis papers consists of four series that spans the years from the 1960s to the present. The series deal with his expertise in the field of forensics relating to the insurance industry, his academic writing in the field of chemistry, his career at Chapman College/University, and the publishing information of his two books, Drugs: Facts and Fictions, and Legacy of Courage: the adventures and survival of a Greek-Jewish family that refused to submit to the Germans.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kakis, Frederic J., Professor Emeritus

Subject(s)

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Greece--Personal Narratives
  • Chapman University--Chemistry Dept
  • Faculty -- Emeriti -- Chapman University
  • Faculty papers

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Forensics (Bulk, 1990-1997) 1969-1997, 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Arrangement note

Box 1

Folder

1. Publication, forensic, Claims People 1992-1994

2. Publication, forensic Claims People 1995-1997

3. Clippings, forensic articles 1990-1997

4. Flyers, forensic conferences / seminars 1990-1996

5. Awards, correspondence and public relations, forensic 1969-1997

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Series II. Chapman College / University Career (Bulk, 1980-1990) 1960-1997, 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Arrangement note

Box 2

Folder

1. Ephemera, Hellenic Associates of Chapman College

2. Correspondence and minutes, Hellenic Associates of Chapman College Board of Directors

3. Chapman College Career 1960-1987

4. Exhibits 2-22 (missing 7, 12, 15-18, and 20)

5. Correspondence, Chapman College 1981-1997

6. Correspondence, Personal 1968-1987

7. Correspondence and photos, Scudder Award 1984-1985

8. Emeritus Status Appointment 1992

9. Ephemera, Drugs: Facts and Fictions 1982

10. Drugs: Facts and Fictions book launch celebration photos

11. Photos, Hellenic Associates of Chapman College

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Series III. Chemistry Articles, 1965-1996, 0.25 Linear feet (1 partial box)

Arrangement note

Box 3

Folder

1. The Chemist 1983-1986

2. Reprints, Chemistry Journal 1965-1996

3. Misc. academic journals 1975-1986

4. Reports, Petroleum Research Fund 1967-1976

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Series IV. Post-Chapman Activities, late 20th and early 21st century, 0.25 Linear feet (1 partial box and art rail)

Arrangement note

Box 3

Folder

5. Activities, Post-Chapman University

6. Book, Legacy of Courage 2003-2004

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Series V. Academic Regalia, 0.917 Linear feet (1 box)

Arrangement note

Box 4

Regalia, academic

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