Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Born in Nebraska, family moved to Arizona soon after. Father's failed attempt as a banker. Mother as teacher in small rural school. Agricultural prep school after mother's death.
Undergraduate Education 3
Enters MIT, choice of chemistry as major. Recollections of faculty. Support by part-time work. Undergraduate research and experimental work. Effect of the Depression.
Graduate Studies 7
Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of cyclopropane. Instructor at MIT.
U.S. Rubber Company 8
Key researchers in U.S. Rubber Research Laboratory. Study of rubber vulcanization and of polymerization. Initiation of copolymerization mechanisms pursued by Mayo, Walling and Lewis.
North American Rayon Company 12
Circumstances of move during WWII, conditions at plant.
Celanese Corporation 14
Establish quality control functions. Move to research laboratories at Summit, N.J. and then to Charlotte N.C.as technical director, textile division. Role in formation of Research Triangle Institute. Transfer to head office, New York and progress to Senior Vice-President, Research.