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Charles M.A. Stine papers

1925-1946
 Collection
Accession: 1706

Abstract

Charles M.A. Stine (1882-1954) was one of the leading research chemists employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection contains Stine's published articles and speeches in which he advocated the importance of fundamental chemical research.

Dates

  • 1925-1946

Creator

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Biographical Note

Charles M.A. Stine (1882-1954) was one of the leading research chemists employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

Charles Milton Altland Stine was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on October 18, 1882. He graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania in 1901, and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1907. That year he went to work for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. as a supervisor in its Eastern Laboratory at Gibbstown, New Jersey. In 1909, he headed the company's industrial organic chemical research. In 1919, he was appointed assistant director of the Chemical Department, and chemical director in 1924. In 1930, he was elected to the company's board of directors and was made vice president and member of the executive committee, advising on all DuPont research and development. He held these positions until he retired in 1945. Within the DuPont Company, Stine was a forceful advocate for fundamental research and he headed the fundamental research program which produced breakthroughs in textile fibers and led to the discovery of nylon. He died in Wilmington, Delaware in 1954.

Scope and Contents

The Charles M.A. Stine (1882-1954) papers contains Stine's published articles and speeches in which he advocated the importance of fundamental chemical research. Of particular interest is Stine's "Chemical March to War" which was published in Science Service in 1942. Also of interest are articles on synthetic rubber, disposition of industrial wastes (1928), and the "The Place of Fundamental Research in an Industrial Research Organization" (1936).

Access Restrictions

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

Related Materials

Charles M.A. Stine papers (Accession 2521), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Central Research and Development Department (Accession 1784), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Charles M.A. Stine papers
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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