Title and Description Page
Early Childhood and Family History 1
Parents. Fisher family emigration from Germany. Early settlement of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Siblings. Chester G. Fisher. Alcoa Inc. Fisher Scientific International Inc. Fisher Collection.
Fisher Scientific International, Inc. 3
Chester G. Fisher's early interest in alchemical art. Harry Schwab. Use of alchemical art on the cover of The Laboratory. Creation of the Fisher Collection. Effect of World War II on the significance of "the laboratory." Use of reproductions as a form of advertisement. Alfred R. Bader. Alchemy symbols and their meaning. Reflections on visiting father's office.
Fisher Museum 11
Creation of the museum. Company use of the museum. Pasteur Room. Edward L. Hennessy Jr. and Allied Chemical Corporation (now Allied Signal Inc.). John Pavlik. Reflections on first summer job at Fisher Scientific. Location of collection prior to the building of the museum. Edward Weidlein. Chester G. Fisher. Interest in collection. Museum design. Grant Curry. Pasteur Memorial Collection. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Chester G. Fisher's reason for collecting alchemical art. Venues for the collection. Carnegie Museum of Art. Reflections on parents' view of art and museums. Taking over the collection after father's death. Harmony Society and Old Economy Village. David Teniers the Younger. Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Acquisition of the Pope Collection. Andrew Carnegie. Pittsburgh Film Makers. Visit to the Pasteur Institute. Joseph Meister. Candid images of the Fisher family. Photography. Carnegie Museum of Art. W. Eugene Smith.
Paul M. Montrone. Donation of the Fisher Collection to the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Arnold Thackray. One hundredth anniversary of Fisher Scientific International Inc.