This unpublished manuscript by Professor Emeritus Arthur Breyer covers the history and development of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arcadia University (Beaver College) from its beginnings in 1853 until 2003. Topics covered include the role of the physical sciences and the department in the development of the University; departmental accreditation with the American Chemical Society; faculty biographies, awards, and grants; and student awards, senior thesis topics, accomplishments, and outcomes.
Breyer, Arthur. Investigating Microcosms and Macrocosms: The History of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, 1853 to 2003, at Arcadia University (Formerly Beaver College). Unpublished manuscript. Arcadia University Archives and Special Collections.