Chemicy sami o sobie w 1957 roku
The chemists about themselves in 1957
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A description presents the materials of questionnaire, which was filled up by the most eminent Polish chemists, and was inquired by a co-operative managed by professor Włodzimierz Hubicki in 1957 within the process of preparing biographical dictionary including elementary information on the most eminent historical and present-day representatives of all of the branches from the whole world (without mythological figures). The dictionary was not published. However, a valuable biographic material subsists, and was prepared by the chemists themselves (71 of 88 persons filled up their questionnaires) according to the following established pattern: surname and forename, date and place of birth, course of the university studies and professional career, place of the present didactic and scientific activity, academic dignities, scientific works, published manuals, awards for scientific works. The introduction includes a description of the conditions in that the chemists were polled, and the activity of a co-operative, which compiled the questionnaires. A complete set of originals (letters, questionnaires, biographies, publishing agreements, settlements of accounts) was transferred to the Record Office of Polish Academy of Sciences.
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