Rubber Matters: Solving the World War II Rubber Problem

Glossary and Bibliography

SOURCES

  1. Carothers, Wallace H. “Studies on Polymerization and Ring Formation. I. An Introduction to the General Theory of Condensation Polymers.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 51 (1929), 2,548–2,559.

  2. Dreher, Carl. “How about Synthetic Rubber?” Popular Science August 1942, 65.

  3. Finlay, Mark. Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants the Politics of National Security. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.

  4. “Full 'Gas' Rationing Dec. 1 Ordered by the President.” New York Times, November 26, 1942.

  5. Fuller, E. W. “Effect of Stearic Acid on Various Crude Rubbers.” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 21 (1929), 723.

  6. Furikawa, Yasu. Inventing Polymer Science. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

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  15. “Rubber: Oil v. Wheat.” Time, June 1, 1942, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,790534-1,00.html.

  16. “Rubber: Toward a Triumph.” Time, May 31, 1943, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,851733-1,00.html.

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  20. ———. “Research and Development in the Synthetic Rubber Industry.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 68 (1954), 61.

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  24. “U.S. at War: Dinner-Table Treason.” Time, April 6, 1942, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,777659,00.html.

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CHF COLLECTIONS

  1. Asbury, Willard C. and Green, A. Donald, interview by Peter J.T. Morris in Westfield, New Jersey  9 December 1985 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0065).

  2. Baker, William O., interview by Marcy Goldstein and Jeffrey L. Sturchio at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 23 May and 18 June 1985 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript #0013).

  3. Beckman, Arnold O., interview by Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Arnold Thackray at University of Pennsylvania, 23 July 1985 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0014b).

  4. Clifford, Albert M., interview by Herbert A. Endres, University of Akron ACS Rubber Division Archives, 11 January 1966 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Unprocessed Oral History)

  5. Fuller, Calvin S., interview by James J. Bohning at Vero Beach, Florida, 29 April 1986 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript#0020).

  6. Green, A. Donald. “An Engineer Putting Chemistry to Work.” Unpublished manuscript, 1977.

  7. Greer, Paul S., interview by Peter J. T. Morris at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 13  November 1985 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0021).

  8. Greer, Paul S., Synthetic Rubber History Materials. Oral History Reference Shelf, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

  9. Hayden, Oliver M., interview by Raymond C. Ferguson at Wilmington, Delaware, 18 February 1986 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript #0022).

  10. Kolthoff, Izaak M., interview by George D. Tselos at the University of Minnesota, 15 March 1984. (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0027.)

  11. Laitinen, Herbert A. and Kolthoff, Izaak M. Correspondence.  Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

  12. Marvel, Carl S., interview by Leon Gortler and Charles Price at Du Pont Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware, 13 July 1983 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0003).

  13. Marvel, Carl S. Papers. The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

  14. Nichols, James Burton, interview by Raymond C. Ferguson at Wilmington, Delaware, 14 and 16 January 1986 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0034).

  15. Semon, Waldo L., interview by Herbert A. Endres, University of Akron ACS Rubber Division Archives, 19 January 1966 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Unprocessed Oral History).

  16. St. Clair, Jack B., interview by James J. Bohning at Houston, Texas, 7 February 1995 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 135).

 

 

 

 

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