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    • 1940s

    Rainbow-colored periodic table of the elements designed in the style of an irregular spiral. Per text accompanying the table, the colors and construction of the table are designed to express the relationship among…

    • circa 1942

    Color print advertisement featuring Ethocel, the brand name for Dow Ethylcellulose marketed for its flexibility and shock resistance under extreme high and low temperatures. The advertisement features a close-up view…

    • circa 1945

    Color print advertisement for Dow Plastics featuring Ethocel, the brand name for Dow Ethylcellulose developed and marketed for a range of industrial uses. The advertisement features an illustration of a young boy…

    • 1950-Jan-09

    Print advertisement for phenol, a chemical compound manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a range of industrial applications including the production of plastics, dyes, antiseptics, and perfumes. The…

    • Advertisement for Hercules Nitrocellulose Lacquers
    • 1930

    Advertisement for nitrocellulose lacquers manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use on wood, metal, plaster, textiles, and other materials. The advertisement includes an illustrated depiction of a…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of two teenagers eating and drinking around an armchair covered in Saran…

    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer applications, including packaging and food service,…

    • 1942

    Two-page advertisement for Dowmetal detailing the Dow Chemical Company's efforts to scale up magnesium production to meet increased demand from military defense activities. Produced during World War II, the…

    • (So They Use SARAN WRAP and Plenty of It!)
    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Saran Wrap, a product of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement profiles the Read family of Ridgewood, New Jersey and features photographic reproductions of various cookies and party…

    • 1946-Apr-20

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts a man and woman discussing the purchase of binoculars made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and…

    • 1946-Feb-23

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts two men discussing the purchase of tools made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and durability…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of a mother and son standing over an armchair covered in Saran plastic,…

    • Advertisement for Dow Ferric Chloride
    • 1940

    Color print advertisement for Dow Ferric Chloride, a conditioning agent used to extract organic matter from water. The advertisement features illustrated depictions of various historic civilizations and details the use…

    • 1939-Aug

    Color print advertisement for Dowell Incorporated, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement depicts two beakers, each holding a piece of iron immersed in raw hydrochloric acid, to illustrate the use…

    • Advertisement for Dow fungicides
    • 1937

    Color print advertisement for Dowicides, the trade name for a range of phenolic compounds manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company to inhibit the growth of mold and fungi. The advertisement features an…

    • 1937

    Color print advertisement detailing the use of various synthetics produced by the Dow Chemical Company for a range of applications, including plastics, solvents, resins, and color dyes. The advertisement features a…

    • 1937

    Print advertisement for ethylene dibromide manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for use in Ethyl gasoline. The advertisement features a seascape and an illustration of a mermaid, with accompanying text…

    • 1937

    Color print advertisement for Styrene, a thermoplastic resin and precursor to polystyrene manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement features samples of Styrene in various geometric shapes and…

    • 1940

    Two-page article from the "News Edition" of the magazine of the American Chemical Society profiling Dr. Eugene Cornelius Sullivan (1872-1962).

    Eugene C. Sullivan was born on January 23, 1872 in Elgin, Illinois and…

    • 1948-Jul-12

    Two-page article from the July 12, 1948 edition of Chemical and Engineering News profiling Dr. Betty J. Sullivan (1902-1999).

    Betty J. Sullivan was born on May 31, 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and educated at the…

    • 1949-Dec

    Newsletter issued by the Vanadium Corporation of America with articles entitled "Uranium in the Colorado Plateau Area," "Bus Springs: Wellsprings of Good Will," "The Vanadium Minerals — Part II — Mineral Sources of…

    • 1937

    Advertisement for Aji-No-Moto, a pure mono sodium glutamate (MSG) food additive product manufactured by S. Suzuki & Co., Ltd.

    • 1939

    Telegram from Henrietta Nesbitt, (White House cook and housekeeper) to W.H. and L.D. Betz asking for an additional twenty gallons of the specially fabricated London city water to be delivered to the White House. The…

    • 1939-May-19

    Letter from Malvina C. Thompson (secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt) to Edwin M. Ross instructing him that the samples of water fabricated by Betz Laboratories to duplicate London City water has arrived. Mrs. Roosevelt…

    • 1952

    The extensive collection of Hercules advertising materials, covering the years 1913 through 1952, documents the company's growth as a major manufacturer of chemical products. A portion of the 1952 edition is digitized…