Ohio University alumna Jeanette “Jenny” Grasselli Brown, who received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio University in 1950 and an honorary doctorate in 1978, recently donated her personal papers and her collection of research books to the University Libraries’ Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. Grasselli Brown’s collection documents her impressive career as a scientist and philanthropist.
In addition to her decades of service to OHIO, including as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees, Grasselli Brown was named Most Outstanding Woman Chemist in the country by the American Chemical Society, has penned nine books in her field, holds a patent, has served on six major corporate boards, and has received thirteen honorary doctoral degrees. “This collection not only represents the achievements of an acclaimed scientist, but also the philanthropic record of one of OHIO’s own global leaders.”
Doug McCabe, curator of manuscripts, is currently processing the collection and creating the finding aid that allows researchers to discover the collection. McCabe says the collection will be available early spring semester. University Libraries is proud to steward this collection for future generations of researchers.