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    • Undated
    • 1948
    • 1943

    This building at 820 Mission Street was the first built exclusively for National Technical Laboratories in 1940.

    One photograph bears a photographer's stamp for J. Allen Hawkins on the back, but the other images in…

    • circa 1953
    • 1955
    • 1956

    The construction of Beckman's Munich plant began in 1953. It housed the company's first overseas subsidiary, Beckman Instruments GmbH, and was the first U.S. plant built in Bavaria following World War II.


    • 1985-Apr-11 – 1985-Apr-12

    The album includes invitations and photographs taken at two events held at Rockefeller University. The April 11th reception and dinner celebrated Arnold Beckman's birthday. The April 12th symposium was held in honor of…

    • 1939-Dec
    • 1940
    • 1938-Dec

    The series of photographs depicts employees of National Technical Laboratories.

    • 1953
    • Undated
    • 1955
    • 1943

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton, California.

    Some photos are undated, but the ones with dates were taken between 1943 and 1953. Several have a photographer's stamp on the…

    • Undated
    • 1957-Oct-11
    • 1955-Sep-15
    • 1982
    • 1953
    • 1987-Mar-23
    • 1961-Jan

    The photographs depict Arnold Beckman at a variety of meetings and events. Identified individuals include Arnold Beckman, P. Dodds, V. Rossetti, Robert T. Sheen, W. G. Brombacher, Taylor Fletcher, Jack Bishop, William…

    • 1964-Feb-20

    The Orange County Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics invited speakers to discuss plans for a manned orbital space station. The pictured men are identified as the speakers: Thomas B.…

    • 1969-Oct-22

    The press release announces the receipt of John C. Vaalar Awards for the Model 735 Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer, the Continuous Particle Electrophoresis System, the Model 915 Total Organic Carbon Analyzer, and the OMEGA…

    • 1970 – 1989

    The photographs depict Arnold and Mabel Beckman at an unidentified award ceremony with unidentified individuals.

    • 1953
    • 1955
    • 1956

    Photographs depict Beckman Instruments' first overseas facility and views of the company's Freimanerstrasse property prior to commencement of construction in 1956.

    • 1952
    • 1954
    • Undated

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    Various photographs bear numbers, production notes, and photographer's stamps.

    • 1950-Jul

    Staff and representatives pose outside the Helipot Corporation's Meridian Avenue location.

    The Helipot Corporation was founded during World War II by Arnold O. Beckman of Beckman Instruments (at that time still…

    • 1991

    The photographs document birthday celebrations. The images are numbered, but the subjects are unidentified.

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and…

    • 1991-Dec-21
    • circa 1985
    • Undated
    • circa 1992
    • 1988

    These assorted photographs of Wallace Coulter span the 1940s to the 1990s. Other identified individuals include Jeanne O'Laughlin and Inez Andres, at a Barry University commencement. A photo at the American Association…

    • 1993
    • Undated
    • 1994

    The photographs depict Wallace and Joseph Coulter, Jr. One group photo includes Sue Van, a Coulter Corporation executive and later President and CEO of the Wallace Coulter Foundation, and Don Grantham.

    Wallace and…

    • 1975-Nov

    The Newcomen Society encourages the study of the history of engineering and technology. One photograph is attributed to Alan Dean Walker. Identified individuals include Harold Brown, Charles Penrose, William F.…

    • 1950s

    Arnold Beckman sits on the tractor. The mayor of Newport Beach, Dora Hill, stands to the right of the shovel-holder. Donald Duncan, the head of the Helipot Division, is pictured holding the shovel and standing to the…

    • Undated
    • 1974-Jul-12

    Between the 1970s and its closure in 1996, the Beckman Biotechnology Facility in Irvine facility was the site of research on hepatitis, monoclonal antibodies, and HIV screening.

    • 1991
    • Undated

    Photographs of members of the Coulter family, including Joseph Coulter, Jr., Laura Coulter-Jones, Wallace Coulter, and Joseph Coulter III. These photographs were taken at unidentified ceremonies and events.


    • circa 2001

    This series of photographs documents employees and their children participating in Take Our Children to Work Day. Arnold Beckman was on hand for the event, as was a team of volunteers.

    • Undated

    One photograph depicts Arnold and Mabel Beckman standing outside, posing for a photograph with their children, Arnold and Patricia. One depicts Arnold and Mabel Beckman with their son, Arnold Jr., his wife, and three…

    • 1960s

    This series of photographs shows Beckman facilities and staff in the cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Exterior photographs are labeled with street addresses; interior shots provide descriptions of the…

    • 1960

    This scrapbook documents a September 20, 1960 Board of Directors visit to the Beckman plant in Glenrothes, Fife in Scotland. The book contains a map and several photographs of news stories related to Beckman's Scotland…

    • 1940

    Group photograph of technical staff working at the DuPont nylon plant in Martinsville, Virginia. An identification key accompanies the photograph.

    • 1954-Dec-10

    Group photograph of staff responsible for the development and manufacture of the "Type 9" textile at the DuPont plant in Martinsville, Virginia. Team supervisor Joseph X. Labovsky is seated at the center of the…