Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Parents and early death of father, mother forced to support Kwolek and her brother. Schooling in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
College Education 5
Women's college of Carnegie Institute of Technology. Change of interest from medicine to chemistry.
DuPont at Buffalo 8
Decision to take post at DuPont Rayon laboratories. Polymer synthesis with Izard and Wittbecker. Collaboration with Paul Morgan. Social life; salary.
DuPont at Wilmington 13
Reactions to move to Pioneering Research Laboratory. Low-temperature polycondensation; the nylon rope trick. Promotion within DuPont research organization. Liquid crystalline polymers. Colleagues at Wilmington.
Retirement Activities 20
Patent litigation. Polyazomethines. Academic consultants, Flory and Mark.