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…
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…
Portrait of Herman Frasch (1851-1914), a chemist and engineer best known for his work in the petroleum industry.
Herman Frasch was born on December 25, 1851 in Gaildorf, Germany. Frasch was schooled at the Gymnasium in…
Portrait of American chemist John Edgar Teeple (1874 – 1931), best known for his discovery of a process for separating potash from borax.
John Edgar Teeple was born on January 4, 1874 in Kempton, Illinois and educated…
Portrait of George Oenslager (1873-1956), research chemist for the B. F. Goodrich Company known for the discovery and industrial application of organic accelerators to rubber.
George Oenslager was born on September…
Portrait of American chemist Martin Hill Ittner (1870-1945), one of the first chemists in the United States to develop successful methods for the hydrogenation of fatty oils, which helps turn liquid oils into solids.
Portrait of American chemist Francis Cowles Frary (1884-1970), best known for his work with phosgene gas and the production of aluminium.
Francis Cowles Frary was born on July 9, 1884 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and…
Portrait of American chemist Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), inventor of the Acheson process to synthesize graphite and silicon carbide and later a manufacturer of carborundum and graphite.
Edward Goodrich Acheson…
William Hanford begins the interview with a discussion of the importance of teamwork and the influence of Roger Adams in his career. He then continues on to his family background and youth. His high school chemistry…
- Interviewee Hanford, William E., 1908-1996
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Chemists--Biography, Olin Corporation, Hanford, William E., 1908-1996, M. W. Kellogg Company, Chemistry, Organic, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937, Chemists, Polymers, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, and General Aniline & Film Corporation
Norman Hackerman begins the interview with a description of his graduate education at Johns Hopkins University and his encounters with Neil E. Gordon. After graduating from Johns Hopkins with a Ph.D. in chemistry,…
In this, his third of three interviews with James J. Bohning of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Norman Hackerman begins by reviewing the origins of his association with The Electrochemical Society [ECS], which was…
In this interview Dr. Fuller traces his early years and the development of his interests in radio and in chemistry. Encouraged by an outstanding high school teacher, Fuller won a scholarship to the University of…
Daniel Fox begins the interview with a discussion of his family background and early education. Fox and his sisters grew up in various parts of Pennsylvania. He credits his high school chemistry teacher with piquing his…
- 2009-Dec-09 (First session)
- 2009-Dec-10 (Second session)
Frank H. Field was raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, by an aunt, an uncle, and a grandmother. He entered Duke University, placing a year ahead in chemistry, but had very little money. To meet his expenses he worked…
- Interviewee Field, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1922-
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.), Esso Research and Engineering Company, Chemical apparatus, Ionization, Chemists--Biography, Franklin, J. L. (Joseph Louis), 1906-, Mass spectrometry, Rockefeller University, Chromatographic analysis, Chemists, Field, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1922-, and Consolidated Engineering Corporation
John R. Ferraro was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Richard T. Crane Technical High School, then worked at General Motors for three years before entering Illinois Institute of Technology, majoring in…
- 1987-Aug-31 (First session)
- 1988-Feb-24 (Second session)
In this interview Sidney Edelstein begins with his family life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and includes his early education and experiences at the Baylor School in Chattanooga. He describes his undergraduate career at…
Paul Doty begins by describing his family's background and his early education in Western Pennsylvania. He also recalls attending the ACS national meeting while he was still a teenager. He describes his impressions of…
- 1991-May-29 (Second session)
- 1990-Nov-09 (First session)
William von Eggers Doering begins these interviews with a discussion of his early life and family background. His parents were both musicians, and met while they were both studying music in Leipzig. When World War I…
- Interviewee Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Woodward, R. B. (Robert Burns), 1917-1979, Chemistry, Organic, Chemists--Biography, Harvard University, Procter & Gamble Company, Yale University, Hickrill Chemical Research Foundation, Chemistry, Columbia University, Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-, Quinine, and Chemists
In this interview Carl Djerassi begins with his early years in Vienna and Bulgaria, including his schooling at the American College in Sofia. This is followed by his immigration to the United States, with special…
- Interviewee Djerassi, Carl
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939- and Sturchio, Jeffrey L.
- Subject Syntex Corporation, Chemistry, Organic, Djerassi, Carl, Cetus Corporation, Zoecon Corporation, Chemists, Wayne State University, Steroids, Ciba Pharmaceutical Company, Chemists--Biography, Stanford University, and Chemistry
Allen G. Debus grew up in Evanston, a suburb to the north of Chicago, where he attended public schools. He earned a BS in chemistry, with almost enough credits for a second major in history. After working at Abbott…
In this interview, Claude K. Deischer discusses his life and his career as a chemist and historian of chemistry. Initially, Deischer recollects his childhood and early education. He then speaks about his undergraduate…
Melvin Day begins the interview with a discussion of his family and childhood years in Boston. Day grew up during the Depression and often worked in his father's oil company after school to help ends meet. Day attended…
- Interviewee Day, Melvin S., 1923-2013
- Interviewer Williams, Robert V.
- Subject United States. National Technical Information Service, Abstracting, M. Day Consulting, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, Chemistry--Research, Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, National Library of Medicine (U.S.), National Science Foundation (U.S.), U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Chemists--Biography, Chemists, and Chemistry--Nomenclature
In this interview Donald Cram talks briefly about his family and growing up in Vermont, Florida and New York, and this is followed by a description of his experiences at Rollins College and his start in the world of…
The interview begins with William Bailey describing his upbringing in rural Minnesota, where his family operated a small lumber business. An outstanding high school teacher sparked Bailey's interest in science, and he…
Dr. Robert Armstrong describes his childhood in Nebraska and Arizona and how he managed to support himself through undergraduate and graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He remembers the…
- Interviewee Armstrong, Robert T. (Robert Thexton), 1909-1992
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject North American Rayon Corporation, Polymerization, United States Rubber Company, Chemistry, Organic, Chemists--Biography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemists, Celanese Corporation of America, Armstrong, Robert T. (Robert Thexton), 1909-1992, and Rubber chemistry