H. Irving Crane (1912-1984) worked as a chemist for Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. (a division of National Dairy Corporation) from 1933-1940s in the production of several products utilizing casein, a protein found in milk. These products include Aralac (a synthetic fiber), Aracide (a fungicide and moth repellant), spray-dried milk, casein paints, and synthetic rubbers. The H. Irving Crane papers document Crane's work as a chemist at Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. and the development of Aralac and Aracide.
This collection consists of correspondence, laboratory notebooks, memoranda, notes, reference material, and reports relating to Crane's experiments and work as a chemist on Aralac, Aracide, and other projects at Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. Photographs and fiber samples are also included.
H. Irving Crane Papers, 1927-1950. Archives Center, National Museum of American History