Schoch, Eugene Paul
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-0335
The Eugene Paul Schoch Papers reflect much of Dr. Schoch's research while a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. He was elected to positions at the University as follows: Chemistry Instructor, 1897, Assistant Professor, 1905, Associate Professor, 1908, Professor of Physical Chemistry, 1911, Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1938, Director Bureau of Industrial Chemistry, 1928. In 1912, Dr. Schoch studied the production of reactive hydrocarbons from methane. During World War II, he researched the production of acetylene. His research later concentrated on the effect of the electric current on natural gas. Dr. Schoch secured several patents during his years with the University, including "Dehydrated and Charred Lump Lignite and Processes of Producing the Same," 1932, "Method and Apparatus for Glow Discharge Treatment of Gases," 1947, and "Method of and Apparatus for Producing Acetylene," 1947. He retired in 1954. The bulk of the collection is research materials including notes, notebooks, notecards, blueprints and drawings, and correspondence. Materials pertaining to the University itself include masters' theses and student reports, 1924-1944, faculty meeting minutes, 1945, and miscellaneous materials concerning the honorary society Sigma Xi. The majority of books contained in the collection have been transferred to the Chemistry Library, while others remain at the Texas Collection Library. Printed material in the collection mainly consists of pamphlets, booklets, and magazine articles.