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Frederic J. Kakis papers

Identifier: 2008-047-a-r

Scope and Contents

The Frederic J. Kakis papers consists of four series that spans the years from the 1960s to the present. The series deal with his expertise in the field of forensics relating to the insurance industry, his academic writing in the field of chemistry, his career at Chapman College/University, and the publishing information of his two books, Drugs: Facts and Fictions, and Legacy of Courage: the adventures and survival of a Greek-Jewish family that refused to submit to the Germans.


  • 1960 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Frederic J. Kakis is a Professor Emeritus of Chapman University. Dr. Kakis began teaching at Chapman University in 1964 and recieved emeriti status in May, 1992. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from City College of New York, with special honors, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Kakis was born in Drama, Greece, and he and his family survived the Nazi Holocaust in Greece during World War II. He is the author of countless articles in the fields of forensics and chemistry, and the author of Drugs: Facts and Fictions and Legacy of Courage: A Holocaust Survival Story in Greece.


2.5 Linear Feet (4 containers total (3 document boxes, 1 flat box) )

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The collection consists of Chapman University Professor Emeritus Frederic J. Kakis' pubished articles, regalia and some material related to his career at Chapman University.


This collection is arranged in series:

Series 1, Forensics

Series 2, Chapman College / University Career

Series 3, Chemistry articles

Series 4, Post-Chapman activities

Series 5, Academic regalia

Series 6, Photographs
Finding Aid for the Frederic J. Kakis papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866 USA US