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Chemical engineering

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Carney's Point Works Technical Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1914
Abstract:

The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.

Dates: 1906-1968

Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials

 Collection
Accession: 2413
Abstract:

Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) an organic chemist who studied and specialized in edible fats and oils. In the course of his career Litchfield also built an interesting and significant collection of books, manuscripts, and ephemera relating to the history of fatty materials. The collection is arranged into seven series and includes his research with animal fats and fatty materials, collecting activities, research and publication on the history of oil mills around the world; the papers of Julius Lewkowitsch, the first authority on fats and fatty materials; the papers of Ellsworth C. Warner, founder of the Midland Linseed Products Company; and the correspondence of Frech Chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul

Dates: 1707-2007; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials

 Collection
Accession: 2007-227
Abstract:

Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) an organic chemist who studied and specialized in edible fats and oils. This collection of photographs and ephemera relates to Litchfield's activities as a scientist, historian and collector of the history of fatty material. There is also a large amount of advertisements, letterheads, postcards and trade cards.

Dates: 1583-2007; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Charles L. Reese laboratory notebooks

 Collection
Accession: 2266
Abstract:

Charles Lee Reese Sr. (1862-1940) was a chemist and scientist at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1902 to 1931. Until 1900 he taught chemistry in several American schools, and then began his career in industrial research with the New Jersey Zinc Company. The collection consists of nineteen volumes of Reese's laboratory notebooks, most dating from his tenure at New Jersey Zinc. A minority of the notebooks cover some of his early work for DuPont.

Dates: 1900-1927

Charles M. Cooper papers

 Collection
Accession: 2275
Abstract:

Charles Milton Cooper (1900-1971) was a chemical engineer and an executive at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. His papers primarily include notes and photographs produced during his time conducting bubble formation experiments at the DuPont Company’s Belle Plant, in Charleston, West Virginia.

Dates: 1925-1968

Donald R. Hull papers

 Collection
Accession: 2137
Abstract:

Donald Robert Hull (1911-1995) was a longtime employee at the DuPont Company mainly working with nylon and textile fibers. The collection pertains to his work at DuPont and Hull's consulting firm, Fiber Concepts, Inc.

Dates: 1941-1995

Ellis Leroy Hawk, Jr. polypropylene plant construction scrapbook and travel memoir

 Collection
Accession: 2015-284
Abstract:

Ellis Leroy "Lee" Hawk, Jr. (1926-2012) was a chemical engineer with Hercules Inc., and later the engineering director at Himont. He was involved in establishing polypropylene plants all over the world during the 1950s through the 1980s. This small collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs showing plant construction and a travel memoir written by Hawk about his career in the chemical industry. The memoir provides context for the scrapbook and an interesting portrait of an American businessman during the early stages of globalization.

Dates: circa 1990; 2005

Frederic J. LeMaistre business records

 Collection
Accession: 1709
Abstract:

Frederick J. LeMaistre (1879-1944) was a chemical engineer employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company at its Eastern Laboratory for fourteen years. This collection consists of ten volumes; seven are LeMaistre's laboratory notebooks documenting his work on nitrates, nitroglycerin, artificial silk (rayon), pyralin, and solvents. Also included are two souvenir logbooks of tours by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and one Niagara Oil Company of Philadelphia cashbook.

Dates: 1865-1936; Majority of material found within 1907-1913

Joseph N. Borglin manuscripts on resins

 Collection
Accession: 1944
Abstract:

Joseph N. Borglin (1899-1976) was a chemical engineer in the Agricultural Chemicals Division at Hercules Powder Company. The records include typescripts for two works by Borglin: "Treatise on Vinsol Resin" and "Treatise on Rosin" both from the 1940s.

Dates: 1943-1946

Robert C. Forney papers

 Collection
Accession: 2689
Abstract:

Dr. Robert C. Forney was a chemical engineer and served as a senior vice president for the DuPont Company. His papers largely document his career with the DuPont Company, his private and public life, artifacts, reports, and include various awards from his career in chemical engineering. Forney's work on redesigning the shuttle rocket booster following the space shuttle Challenger incident is included among his papers.

Dates: 1947-2017

"The Manhattan Project - A Brief History," memoir

 Collection
Accession: 2513
Abstract:

Watson C. Warriner Sr. (1917-2015) was a chemical engineer with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company during World War II. He worked on the Manahatten Project. This item is a typescript of a personal memoir of Warriner's work at the Hanford Engineer Works and the DuPont Works in connection with the Manhattan Project, including maps and photographs.

Dates: 2011

Willis F. Harrington engineer's notebook

 Collection
Accession: 2440
Abstract:

Engineer's notebook kept by future DuPont Company vice president Willis F. Harrington (1882-1960) while an entry-level engineer at the Barksdale Works in Wisconsin.

Dates: 1905-1907