Kell Hall Memories

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Kell Hall Memories

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This collection contains the memories and stories of faculty, staff, and students who fondly recall the ramps and mysteries of Kell Hall

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Dr. David W. Boykin - Memories of Kell Hall
Hired in 1965 by Georgia State College to teach in chemistry, Dr. David Boykin spent most of his career working in Kell Hall. Over the years, his projects and funding allowed him to set up many laboratories on the 6th floor."Any space in Kell Hall is…

Lab with Parking Lines
The paint on the floor of this lab has worn away to reveal the lines painted for parking spots when the building was still a garage

Phoenix Collection Room
This room was used for storage of archaeological artifacts, including some of the Phoenix Collection. It has an odd set of stairs leading to the raised floor because it is over the old parking ramp.

Dark Room Suite
This suite of rooms includes a main lab and three dark rooms with red lights over the doors. Although the specific research being conducted here is unknown, the experiments were likely photo-sensitive in some way.

Photographic Room
This small suite of rooms was labelled "Photographic Room" and two of the rooms seem designed as a dark room and entrance vestibule to prevent light from entering.The entrance with the room label had been obstructed with a refrigerator, but the…

Beta Beta Beta Office
The office for the Beta Beta Beta Society was located over a ramp on the 4th floor.

Mechanical Rooms Built Over Ramps
Due to the unusual layout of Kell Hall, some rooms were built over or next to the parking garage ramps. Often, these rooms were used for mechanical equipment.

Contaminated Vacuum Pump
This vacuum pump is marked with warning signs for radioactive contamination.

The Lobster Story
This story about lobsters in Kell Hall was contributed anonymously.

Rod Nave teaching in Kell Hall
Rod teaching the Physics of Music and Speech in 526 Kell Hall. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]

Dave Wingert in Kell Hall
Dave Wingert in classroom 519 Kell Hall. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]

Rod Nave in Kell Hall 514B
Rod in his office, 514B Kell Hall, which he occupied from 1968 until about 1990 when he moved to an office in the Science Annex which adjoins the Natural Science Center. In 1991 he opened a teaching laboratory in 222 NSC, developed with a grant based…

Rod Nave in Kell Hall, 3 of 3
Rod is adjusting the temperature-control system that lets us control the temperature of the crystal sample in this ESR spectrometer. This is in Bill Nelson's lab and Rod did research on the radiation damage to some biologically related molecules and…

Rod Nave in Kell Hall, 2 of 3
Rod adjusts the microwave frequency electronics for detecting the electron spin resonance signals. The dewar flask hanging over the magnet behind him is to allow data collection as low as liquid nitrogen temperature. The crystal samples are…

Rod Nave in Kell Hall, 1 of 3
Rod preparing to mount a crystal sample in the field of the large magnet. Rod did several years of ESR (electron spin resonance) research after he shut down the microwave spectroscopy lab. This is in Joe Hadley's primary research area. [Description…

Jim Purcell in Kell Hall
Jim Purcell in laboratory 516 Kell Hall. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]

Physics and Astronomy Faculty and Staff, 1979
L-R: Gus Petitt, Bill Mallard, Frank Hsu, Rod Nave, Jim Purcell, Martin Meder, Dave Wingert, Bill Nelson, Dick Miller, Steve Manson, Bob Hankla, Hal McAlister, Joe Hadley, Kathy Duggleby. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]

Bill Nelson in Kell Hall
Bill Nelson mounting a crystal for ESR studies. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]

Bill Mallard in Kell Hall
Bill Mallard making an explanation to a student. [Description from Rod Nave's personal photograph website]
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