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Glenn E. Ullyot Collection

Identifier: 2006-502-001

Scope and Content

The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection contains the personal and professional papers of the American research chemist Glenn E. Ullyot. It deals in large part with Ullyot’s professional career, particularly his work with diuretics at Smith, Kline & French. The collection contains several publications related to Ullyot’s work as well as the activities of Smith, Kline & French during Ullyot’s time with the company. This collection is not a unified body of material documenting Ullyot’s life and achievements and there is a paucity of material on his work with the anti-depressant Stelazine, which was a significant part of Ullyot’s career.

The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection is arranged into the following four series:

  1. Biographical Materials
  2. Professional Career
  3. Awards and Honors
  4. Notebooks of Glenn E. Ullyot


  • Creation: 1933-2002


Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on materials and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Glenn E. Ullyot Collection. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Background Note

Glenn Edgar Ullyot (1910-2002) was an American research chemist. Born in Clark County, South Dakota to a farming family on March 10, 1910, Ullyot graduated with a BA from the University of Minnesota in 1933. He did graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his Master’s degree in 1935 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1937. Upon the completion of his doctoral degree, he was hired by American pharmaceutical company Smith, Kline & French. Ullyot spent the whole of his working career at Smith, Kline & French and held several positions with the company. He was originally hired as an Organic Research Chemist, then later served as the Director of Chemical Laboratories from 1950 through 1957. He ultimately rose to the position of the Director of Scientific Liaison. Ullyot was married for thirty-seven years to the former Eleanor Flannelly who died in 1987. In 1988, he married Barbara R. Hodson Ullyot, who held a management position at the American Chemical Society (ACS).

After his retirement from Smith, Kline & French in 1975, Ullyot devoted himself to his lifelong concern of educating the public to the value of science. To this end, he established several scholarships, including the Ullyot Scholarship at the Science History Institute. He also established a series of lectures, now known as the Ullyot Public Affairs Lectures, which are presented by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society. Ullyot served as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Section of the ACS and held numerous other offices in both the ACS and other national societies. He died on February 16, 2002 at Ginger Cove Health Care Center in Annapolis, Maryland.


Glenn E. Ullyot Collection, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


1.5 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)

Language of Materials



The awards, diplomas, address books, articles, and reports of the American research chemist Glenn E. Ullyot.

Related Materials

The Photographs from the Glenn E. Ullyot Collection are preserved at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Papers of Barbara Hodson Ullyot are preserved at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Processing Information

The Glenn E. Ullyot Collection was processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2006. This finding aid was revised by Birch Mezzaroba in February 2022.

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Revision Statements

  • 2022: Finding aid revised by Birch Mezzaroba

Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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