About This Gallery

The items represented in this gallery were recently digitized from the Britton Chance Papers held at the American Philosophical Society. View all digitized photographs, drawings, and other graphic material from this collection in the digital library.View all journals, letters, and other text material from this collection in the digital library.

Written, designed and built by Bayard Miller and Scott Ziegler, using HTML5Up and TimelineJS. The Britton Chance papers were processed with the generous support of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

This digital component represents a tiny fraction of what the Britton Chance Papers hold. Continue to explore this rich collection by visiting our finding aid here. Learn more about the American Philosophical Society by visiting our website, our digital library, and our other digital library galleries.


  • Chance, Britton. Catching the Next Right Wind (unpublished autobiography) Britton Chance Papers, American Philosophical Society.
  • Chance, Britton. "Involvement in Biological Inventions." Britton Chance Papers, American Philosophical Society.
  • Chance, Britton. "The stopped-flow method and chemical intermediates in enzyme reactions - a personal essay." Photosynthesis Research 80: (2004): 387-400.
  • Chance, Britton. "Photons, Protons, Electrons and Radar." Autobiographical Lecture, 2005. Britton Chance Papers, American Philosophical Society
  • Chance, Britton. Interview with unknown. Oral history. Tokyo, Japan, September 1998.
  • Chance, Britton. Interview with Dr. Sally Hughes. Oral history. Philadelphia, 1999.
  • Britton Chance, an oral history conducted in 1991 by Andrew Goldstein, IEEE History Center, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
  • Maugh, Thomas H. "Britton Chance dies at 97; pioneer in ultra-fast reactions in human biology." Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2010.
  • Weber, Bruce. "Britton Chance, Olympian and Biophysics Researcher, Dies at 97." New York Times, November 28, 2010.

About the APS

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, support of young scholars, publications, library resources, a museum and community outreach.

Follow the APS