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Charles W. Trigg Papers

Author:
Trigg, Charles W., 1898-1989 (chemist)  Search this
Names:
Carnegie-Mellon Institute (Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
King Coffee Products Corporation  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Notes
Clippings
Laboratory notebooks
Reprints
Patents
Publications
Reports
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Abstracts
Typescripts
Notebooks
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1834-1961
Scope and Contents:
Most material in this collection was generated by Trigg early in his career as an industrial research fellow at Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 1916-1920. It includes laboratory notebooks; formal weekly reports (typewritten) on his investigations; correspondence with his industrial sponsors; a few personal letters and some correspondence relating to his interest in coffee processing; his patents and correspondence relating to them; clippings and reprints of technical articles on tea and coffee processing and culture, 1883-1963; U.S. patents relating to these subjects, 1834-1921; foreign patents--British, French and German--1855-1918. Pamphlets contain technical articles on coffee and related subjects, including U.S. Department of Agriculture and Canadian government publications. Trigg's personal file of more than 5000 4" x 6" cards (mainly hand-written, arranged chronologically) reflect his extensive reading of technical literature; they contain bibliographical data and Trigg's brief abstractions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: C.W. Trigg Work At Mellon Institute

Series 2: Personal Data and Patents of C.W. Trigg

Series 3: Abstracts From Technical Articles on Coffee and Tea

Series 4: Patents and Patent Abstracts

Series 5; Technical Publications

Series 6: Trigg Card File
Biographical / Historical:
Charles W. Trigg (1898-1989) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. he graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute(1914); B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (1917); and a M.A., University of Southern California (1931). He was an Industrial Research Fellow at Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 1916-1920, doing original research on processes for producing instant coffee. In 1920, he joined King Coffee Products Corporation, Detroit, as chief chemist. He later served in various college teaching positions; dean of instruction and lecturer, University of Southern California (1950-1963). During World War II, Trigg served as Lt. Cmdr., USNR. He published numerous articles in trade journals, was granted five patents related to coffee processing and was book review editor of the Journal of Recreational Mathematics. Trigg was considered one of the foremost recreational mathematicians of the twentieth century.
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University of Calgary Library

Charles W. Trigg fonds,1894-1986, predominant 1940-1986

11.7 m of textual records consisting of correspondence; research material on a broad range of mathematical topics; manuscripts of mathematical articles, notes, calculations and solutions to mathematical problems; and published work.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Charles W. Trigg, 1991, May 8.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Caffeine  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Coffee, Instant  Search this
Tea  Search this
Coffee  Search this
Coffee -- Processing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Notes
Clippings
Laboratory notebooks
Reprints
Patents
Publications
Reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Pamphlets
Abstracts
Typescripts -- 1910-1920
Notebooks
Citation:
Charles W. Trigg Papers, 1834-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0411
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