E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Grasselli Chemicals Department
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Science and Corporate Strategy is a scholarly history of Research and Development at the DuPont Company authored by David A. Hounshell (1950-) and John Kenly Smith (1951-). The collection consists of research files compiled by Hounshell Smith for the purpose of writing the book. Research files include copies of correspondence, articles, reports, patents, chronologies, organizational charts, and contracts from the DuPont Company from 1903 though 1980.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's Agricultural Products Department was responsible for the research, development, and manufacturing of organic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and other agricultural chemicals. The records include a history of the department, chronology of the benzimidazole fungicide development, history of the technical development of Benomyl, and a small collection of papers from Ralph K. Iler (1909-1985) describing the department's fundamental research program on inorganic chemistry.
The Grasselli Chemicals Department of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was responsible for the manufacture of ammonia, inorganic heavy chemicals, zinc smelting, and plating products, tanning chemicals, insecticides, and wood preservatives. The records are limited to a single file on the Grasselli zinc mine near New Market, Tennessee, and contain copies of the lease, maps, geologist's reports, and correspondence on the output of the mine.
Frederick G. Singer (1897-1971) was a manager for the Tariff Division of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's Development Department, working out of the foreign office in Paris, France. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This small collection consists mostly of organizational charts and lists of officers and products of the DuPont Company and the Grasselli Chemical Company, as well as the products of their competitors, between 1936 and 1937.
George Levitt (1925-), a DuPont Company chemist working at the Experimental Station, discovered sulfonylurea (SU) herbicides in 1976 after two decades of experimentation. This collection consists of six of Levitt's laboratory notebooks documenting milestones in herbicide discovery.
William P. Allen (1881-1941) worked at the DuPont Company as vice president and director as well as general manager of the Cellulose Products and Paint, Lacquer & Chemicals Department. The papers document his work from 1928 to 1930, including meeting minutes, merger papers, and employee relations.
- Chemical industry 3
- Agricultural chemicals 2
- Research, Industrial 2
- Rubber, Artificial 2
- Antifreeze solutions 1
- Consolidation and merger of corporations 1
- Fertilizer industry 1
- Finishes and finishing 1
- Foreign trade promotion 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- Laboratories 1
- Laboratory notebooks 1
- Lucite 1
- Organizational charts 1
- Polyester films 1
- Polyethylene 1
- Polyethylene terephthalate 1
- Tetraethyllead 1
- Textile fibers, Synthetic 1
- Zinc mines and mining 1 + ∧ less