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Charles M.A. Stine papers

Creation: 1924-1949
Accession: 2521


Charles M.A. Stine (1882-1954) was one of the leading research chemists employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection a small sample of Stine's papers preserved by his family, primarily some of his awards with copies of acceptance speeches, biographical information, and a bibliography of his books and articles.


  • Creation: 1924-1949



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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

This collection contains a small sample of Charles M.A. Stine's (1882-1954) papers preserved by his family. It deals primarily with some of Stine's awards (with copies of acceptance speeches), including the Perkin Medal of the American Section of the Society of the Chemical Industry, biographical information and requests for same, and a bibliography of Stine's books and articles.

Access Restrictions

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

Related Materials

Charles M.A. Stine papers (Accession 1706), 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.

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  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA