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Pioneers of Plastic Audiotapes, 1952-1968

Donor:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Interviewee:
Backscheider, N.A
Behr, Fred
Bowmer, George H
Brannum, R.E
Brown, Allen
Brown, Gordon
Brown, Sandy
Cavanaugh, Lionel
Cleaves, Emery N
Cleworth, C. William
Cole, Allen
Crane, WIllard
Cruse, William T. |q (William Thomas), |d 1903-
Cullom, Bill
DuBois, J. Harry 1903-1986
Estabrook, F. Reed
Frank, J
Frederick, Donald S
Gold, Oscar
Greeby, J.J
Grote, Walter F
Hantz, J. Frank
Hobson, Edwin L
Higgins, Siegfried
Kamea, Ronald
Landas, Stuart
LaRose, W.T
Lester, WIlliam M
Lichtenberg, Charles
Manoville, Al
McKiver, M.M
Meechum, Fred C
Meyer, Garson
Mills, Elmer E
Moore, Sam
Moxness, Sven
Norris, Jr., Charles A
O'Conor, Daniel J
Randolf, Allen F
Rom, Walter
Rossitor, Ruth
Scribner, George K
Sammet, V.Victor
Schenck, Lloyd G
Shaw, Frank
Slater, John C
Spencer, Herb
Swanson, J.G
Tennom, Arthur R
Vaunt, C.W
Wandas, Hans H
Wokeck, E.O
Wilson, James S
Physical description:
.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
DVDs
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1952
1952-1968
1950-2000
Notes:
First organized in the 1940s, the Plastics Pioneers Association was formally organized in 1948. The PPA is an organization of persons with at least 25 years in the plastics industry, especially those who are considered to have developed or enabled significant innovation in the industry. Members are from the fields of engineering, technology, education, sales/marketing, or management.
Summary:
Recorded interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution. Interviewees are listed below and include employees of Bakelite Company, Eastman Kodak, Albany Billiard Ball, Dow Chemical, and others. Topics covered include the injection molding process, plastics in the development of photographic equipment, the health aspects of the plastic industry, plastics in the recording industry, promoting and marketing the use of plastic, and numerous other topics.
Cite as:
Pioneers of Plastic Audiotapes, 1952-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Plastics
Plastics--Molding
Plastics industry and trade
Plastics workers
Local number:
2011.3046 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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