This short interview with Mac Pruitt is concerned with the Council for Chemical Research and starts with an account of the foundation meeting at Midland and its origins in Pruitt's fear that U.S. chemical technology was endangered by poor cooperation between university and industry. During the course of the interview, Pruitt describes the working of the task force he set up which eventually led to the formal establishment of the Council. The relations with the American Chemical Society are briefly reviewed, the membership and the staffing of the Council are outlined, and the meaning of the logo is explained. The conversation ends with Pruitt's assessment of the success of the Council for Chemical Research over the first decade of its existence.
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Pruitt, M. E. (Malcolm E.), interviewed by James J. Bohning in Midland, Michigan on September 9, 1988. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0081. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/3197xn22p.
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