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 his birthday, the fiftieth anniversary of Beckman Instruments, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Rockefeller University Hospital.
Identified individuals include Arnold Beckman, Mabel Beckman, William O. Baker, Robert Roeder, Pete Ahrens, Jessie Palmer, Richard Nesbit, Libby Merrifield, David Rockefeller, Joshua Lederberg, Arnold Thackray, Paul E. Cranefield, Manuel Gordon, Howard K. Schachman, Koji Nakanishi, Christopher Hirs, Bruce Merrifield, and Charles L. Coulter.
Ingbet Grüttner. “Reception and Dinner at Rockefeller University and Beckman Symposium on Biomedical Instrumentation,” 1985. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 89, Folder 3. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/37720d27g.