Charles Munroe Papers

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Charles Munroe Papers


Charles Munroe (1849-1938), the inventor of smokeless gunpowder, was head of the Department of Chemistry and the Dean of the Corcoran Scientific School at Columbian University (which became George Washington University in 1904.) between 1892 and 1898. He held a concurrent appointment as the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at GW, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1894 and LL.D in 1912. He retired in 1919, and was Dean Emeritus of the School of Graduate Studies and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry from 1919-1938.

This collection contains correspondence, articles, lecture notes, newspaper clippings, notebooks, and photographs (1882-1936) of Charles Munroe.

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