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Parry Norling collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials

1990-1996
 Collection
Accession: 2012-205

Abstract

Parry Norling (1939-) was a career research chemist and manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This small collection consists of DuPont Company-related videotapes and slides accumulated by Parry Norling while in his role as Planning Director at DuPont's Central Research and Development during the 1990s.

Dates

  • 1990-1996

Creator

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Physical Description

5 videocassettes (VHS) : sd. col. ; 1/2 in. 27 slides : color ; 35 mm.

Biographical Note

Parry Norling (1939-) was a career research chemist and manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Norling was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 17, 1939. He received his undergraduate degree in physical science from Harvard in 1961 and his doctorate in polymer chemistry from Princeton in 1965. In that year, he joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a research chemist in the Electrochemicals Department. He retired in 1999 as Planning Director in DuPont Corporate Research and Development and remained in part-time service as Corporate Technology Advisor until 2001. In retirement he was a Science & Technology Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2001 to 2003 and a visiting fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation to 2004 to 2009.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of DuPont Company-related videotapes and slides accumulated by Parry Norling, Planning Director at DuPont's Central Research and Development during the 1990s. There are three videotapes of the Lavoisier Medal Award ceremonies from 1990, 1993, and 1996. There is also a video recording of "This is DuPont" 1993, and David A. Hounshell's talk "Science and Corporate Strategy R&D" given at Carnegie Mellon University on June 15, 1993. The slides are images used in a presentation given by Parry Norling titled "Quandaries in R&D Productivity."

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Separated Materials

Parry Norling collection of DuPont records (Accession 2510), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Parry Norling collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400