Department of Chemical Engineering Rubber Reserve Research Project

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Department of Chemical Engineering Rubber Reserve Research Project
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Call Number: UA144
Dates: 1945-1950
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Department of Chemical Engineering Rubber Reserve Research Project
Call Number: UA144
Dates: 1945-1950
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
For some time Trustees, Administration, and Faculty of the University have been interested in the growing opportunities for a closer working relationship with industry in matters of research. In January 1943 the Trustees established the Office of Coordinated Research. The Director was charged with studying the field and recommending a policy under which the University could develop research undertakings of mutual interest and benefit to industry and the University.

In 1946 the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Office of the Rubber Reserve proposed a six month research project to the University's Department of Chemical Engineering. A budget was devised by Dr. Orrington Dwyer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Monomer Recovery Project was approved and began in March of 1946. Princeton University had completed a project of the recovery of the standard monomers, butadiene and styrene. This new project at the University of Rochester was to further investigate and expand testing on these monomers.

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of correspondence of O. W. Dwyer; including P.S. Greer, Chief of Polymer Development Branch at the Office of Rubber Reserve and others involved with the project. Budget numbers, contracts, personnel information and progress reports are also in this collection.

Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

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Use
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Citation
[Item title, item date], Department of Chemical Engineering Rubber Reserve Research Project, UA144, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1945-April 1946
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, May 1946-December 1946
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, February 1947-April 1948
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, May 1948-March 1950
Box 1, Folder 5Personnel, 1946-1949
Box 1, Folder 6Progress Reports, 1946-1949


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