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Robert R. Radcliff papers

1949-1973
 Collection
Accession: 2485

Abstract

Robert R. Radcliff (1916-2006) joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. as a chemist in 1945. As later division head for new products development at the Rubber Laboratory, later the Elastomers Laboratory at Chestnut Run, his principal achievement was developing the maleimide curing system for making "Hypalon" artificial rubber. The papers in this collection are a small selection of professional materials preserved by Dr. Radcliff and his family.

Dates

  • 1949-1973

Creator

Extent

25 item(s)

Biographical Note

Robert R. Radcliff (1916-2006) joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. as a chemist in 1945. By 1953, he was division head for new products development at the Rubber Laboratory, later the Elastomers Laboratory at Chestnut Run. His principal achievement was developing the maleimide curing system for making "Hypalon" artificial rubber. On January 1, 1973, he retired as Manager-Patents & Contracts Division of the Elastomer Chemicals Department and died on September 25, 2003.

Scope and Contents

The papers are a small selection preserved by Dr. Radcliff and his family. They include a copy of Radcliff's patent on artificial rubber, a copy of the "A" bonus committee report awarding Radcliff a bonus of $3,000, some of Radcliff's technical publications, organization charts and memorandum covering Dr. Radcliff's appointments, and a photograph of the "Hypalon" laboratory team.

Access Restrictions

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

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Robert R. Radcliff papers
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2022: Angela Schad

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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