US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.168
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Thomas Cech Papers 1983-1993
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Born in 1947, Tom Cech is 1970 Grinnell alumni and chemist. Along with Sidney Altman, he won the 1989 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA.
Thomas Cech was born on December 8, 1947. He grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and later attended Grinnell College, graduating in 1970. He is a chemist and, with Sideny Altman, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989 for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Cech has spent the majority of his career at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 2000-2008 he served as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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The majority of materials are articles and clippings about Cech's career and work that were saved by his parents. Other materials are programs from speeches given, and notices about awards received.
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No original order was determined. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
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Materials in the collection may be examined at Grinnell College Special Collections and Archives in Burling Library.
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Grinnell College by John Nollen, 1955 Cyclone, and 1977-1978 Grinnell Book separated and placed at offsite storage.