Parry Norling collection of DuPont Company recordsCreation: 1902-2004 Creation: Majority of material found within 1980-1995
Parry Norling (1939-) was a career research chemist and manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Records consists of company documents and outside publications collected by Norling during his time at DuPont.
- Creation: 1902-2004
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1980-1995
- Norling, Parry (Person)
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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 Content
The collection contains a mix of company documents and outside publications describing research and development at DuPont.
Subjects covered in the collection include: the Experimental Station; copies of dissertations and articles dealing with Research and Development and strategic planning at DuPont; a 1997 work environment study with information on African American and women workers and the Brandywine Mills Strike of 1906; biographies or memoirs of E. K. Bolton, Theodore L. Cairns, Howard E. Simmons and C.C. Ahlum; copies of oral history interviews with DuPont chemists Ivan Maxwell Robinson and Herbert S. Eleuterio; data on Ph.D.'s interviewed in 1940; annual reports of the Chemical Department (1835-1938); and a 50th anniversary history of the Haskell Laboratory.
The collection also includes a plastic wall sign for DuPont's Fabricated Products Department.
Unpublished materials are closed for 25 years from date of creation.
Language of Materials
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station (Organization)
Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- Parry Norling collection of DuPont Company records
- Rainer Naus
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