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Henry S. Rothrock collection of Experimental Station photographs

circa 1920-1968
 Collection
Identifier: 2012-211

Abstract

Herny S. Rothrock (1906-1986) was a DuPont research chemist. In 1930, he joined the staff of the Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He obtained fifty-six patents, chiefly in the field of polymer chemistry and served ten years at liaison manager in the Central Research Department, retiring in 1971. This collection consists primarily of photos relating to DuPont's Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. There are group photos of new employees in the Central Research Department, committees and conferences and press release photos from the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1968

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

General Physical Description

54 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Biographical Note

Herny S. Rothrock (1906-1986), was a DuPont research chemist and Delaware tennis champion, born at Bloomington, Indiana, on September 17, 1906, and graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. He immediately joined the staff of the Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a research chemist and supervisor, obtaining fifty-six patents, chiefly in the field of polymer chemistry. He served ten years at liaison manager in the Central Research Department, retiring in 1971. He died at Wilmington on May 12, 1986.

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of photographs relating to DuPont Company's Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. There are group photos of new employees in the Central Research Department for each year from 1922 to 1959 (all individuals are identified), as well as group photos of the Experimental Station War Bonds Sales Committee (1943) and Conference on Compounds at Indiana University (1953). There are also a handful of aerial photos of the Experimental Station, dating from 1920 to 1968. In addition, the collection contains press release photographs from the 1964 New York World's Fair showing the DuPont Pavilion, "The Wonderful World of Chemistry" musical revue, and fashions featuring DuPont fabrics.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Henry S. Rothrock collection of DuPont Company miscellany (Accession 2525), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Henry S. Rothrock collection of Experimental Station photographs
Status:
Author:
Judy Stevenson
Date:
2013
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