Maurice Larian Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Larian, Maurice Gregor, 1899-
Maurice Larian papers
Date [inclusive]
1932-1977, undated
0.5 Cubic feet , 11 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Born in Armenia in 1899/1900, Maurice Larian immigrated to the United States in 1921. Larian received his B.S. (1926) and M.S. (1928) from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. (1932) from University of Minnesota. He was a faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University from the 1936 to 1971. He wrote a textbook titled Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Unit Operations which was published by Prentice-Hall as part of the Chemical Engineering Series in 1958. Larian died in 1974.

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Scope and Contents note

The Maurice Larian papers consist of manuscripts for chapters of the book Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Unit Operations. The collection also includes personal and professional correspondence during his career and his retirement. The personal correspondence folder contains letters from former students many of whom were serving in the Armed Forces during the Second World War. Professional correspondence deals with university issues and books published by Larian. Also included are certificates, newspaper articles about his publications and retirement papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  March 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: unknown, Michigan Sate University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gifts of Mrs. Maurice G. Larian and Sara Larian Gifford.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Certificates
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Larian, Maurice Gregor, 1899-


  • Chemical engineering
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Transport Phenomena 

Drawer Folder

Heat Transfer 

F.D. 1

Fluid Flow and Momentum Transport 

F.D. 2

Mass Transfer 

F.D. 3
Drawer Folder

Certificates 1932-1971 

F.D. 4

Correspondence- American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1942 

F.D. 5

Correspondence- Chemical Engineering Unit Operations 1959 

F.D. 6

Correspondence- Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Operations 1959-1967, undated 

F.D. 7

Correspondence- Personal 1942-1964, Undated 

F.D. 8

Correspondence- University 1958-1977 

F.D. 9

Newspaper Articles 1958 

F.D. 10

Retirement Papers 1970 

F.D. 11