By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Mellon, Melvin G. (1893-1993)
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Forms of Material: Articles
Melvin Guy Mellon was born on a farm near Erie, Pennsylvania in 1893. He attended a one room school that housed eight grades. He and his brother drove a horse-drawn sleigh to school during the snowy Northwest Pennsylvania winters.
At an early age, Mellon learned to play the piano and developed a lifelong appreciation for music. He was one of two people in his high school class. After graduation from Conneaut Lake High School in 1910, Mellon enrolled in Allegheny College and received his bachelor's degree there in 1915. His graduate work was done at Ohio State University where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1919.
He and his wife Catharine met at Ohio State and were wed in 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mellon's were married for 71 years. Both Catharine and the Mellon's daughter, Frances, were accomplished musicians. Mr. and Mrs. Mellon were active in social aspects of the department, helping new faculty and their families adjust to their transition to Purdue.
Mellon's awards include honorary degrees from Allegheny College, Mount Union College, and Purdue University. He received the Fischer Award (1952), Anachem Award (1953) and A. M. Patterson Award (1957), and his publications number more than 200. Professor Mellon died in 1993; just seven weeks shy of his 100th birthday.
After his death, The Professor M. Guy Mellon Scholarship was established in 2008 and the Amy-Mellon Lectureship in Analytical Chemistry in 1988 at Purdue University.
For more information, see: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/Media/news/mellon/default.asp
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 264, Melvin G. Mellon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Other Note: Please see ASC Oral History Program for a transcript of the interview with Guy Mellon.
Further Studies on a Lead Standard Cell, Mellon, M. G.; Henderson, W. E. Reprinted from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. XLII, no. 4, April, 1920, pp. 676-689.
Further Studies on A Lead Standard Cell, Mellon, Melvin Guy, B.S., M.Sc., Columbus, Ohio, 1919. A dissertation presented to the graduate council of the Ohio State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Chlorination of Mixed Silver Halides in Gooch Crucibles, Mellon, M. G.; Siegesmund, J. C. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1921, pp. 197-199.
Some Experiments on the Determination of Lead in Lead Amalgam, Mellon, M. G.; Reinhard, H. F. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1921, pp. 189-195.
The Simultaneous Electro-Deposition of Lead and Lead Peroxide, Mellon, M. G.; Reinhard, H. F. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1921, pp. 181-188.
The Use of Solutions of Inorganic Salts As Permanent Color Standards, Mellon, M. G. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1922, pp. 164-171.
The Determination of Lead in Lead Amalgam, Mellon, M. G. Reprinted from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. XLIV, no. 10, October, 1922, pp. 2167-2174.
Evaporation of Solutions and Liquids in Burettes, Mellon, M. G. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, pp. 159-164.
Calculating the Results of a Volumetric Analysis, Mellon, M. G. Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 1, no. 6, June, 1924, pp. 127-129.
The Electrometric Titration of Boric Acid in the Presence of Polyphenols and Organic Acids, Mellon, M. G.; Morris, V. N. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1924, pp. 85-91.
An Electrometric Study of the Titration of Boric Acid, Mellon. M. G.; Morris, V. N. Reprinted from Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol. 17, no. 2, February, 1924, pp. 1-9.