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Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records

Collector:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Author:
Parke, Davis Company  Search this
Names:
Davis, George S.  Search this
Duffield, Samuel P., Dr. (physician, pharmacist)  Search this
Parke, Harvey  Search this
Extent:
179 Cubic feet (177 boxes, 21 map folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Notebooks
Lantern slides
Date:
1867 - 1971
Scope and Contents:
Includes engineer's files of equipment used in the Detroit plant; blueprints and linen drawings of the Detroit plant, including building floor layouts, equipment & placement, and computer readouts of the linen drawings; plant operating manuals from the Detroit factory; incomplete sets of the "Parke-Davis Review" and "Parke-Davis Notes"; photographs of the Detroit plant, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment; lantern slides of the Parke-Davis biological laboratory; trademark file, listing product name, registration numbers and dates; product catalogues; the book, Scientific Contributions from the Laboratories, 1866-1966; pocket lab book used by Parke-Davis researchers in their experiments as presented in the research files listed next;

Bound drug research files (1902-1940s) at Parke-Davis in their Detroit labs, including external and internal correspondence; reprints in loose-leaf binders of articles based on this research; and a card file of these researchers by name and dates.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Joint Research Notebooks, 1910-1945

Series 2: Individual Laboratory Notebooks, 1907-1968

Series 3: Miscellaneous Reports and manuals, 1913-1970

Series 4: Reprints, undated

Series 5: Pocket Laboratory Notebooks, 1908-1960

Series 6: Drawings, 1911-1971

Series 7: Addendum, 1867-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Company founded by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, physician and pharmacist. Partnership of Duffield and Harvey C. Parke formed 1866. George S. Davis third partner, 1867. Duffield withdrew 1869. Name Parke, Davis & Company adopted 1871; incorporated 1875. Company first showed profit 1876, first dividend paid to shareholders 1878; dividends paid until mid-1960s. Research was a major activity. Due to weakening financial position, company susceptible to take-over, purchased by Warner-Lambert early 1970s.

The business was started by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. In 1866 the partnership of Dr. Duffield and Hervey C. Parke was formed. In 1867 a third partner, George S. Davis, was found. Dr. Duffield withdrew in 1869. In 1871 the company adopted the name Parke, Davis & Company. In 1875 the company was incorporated. In 1876 the company's books finally showed a profit. In 1878, the first dividend was paid to shareholders. Parke Davis paid dividends each year until the Mid 1960's. Research was a major activity of the company with many achievements to its credit. However, due to a weakening in Parke Davis's financial position, the company became susceptible to a take over and was purchased in the early 1970's by Warner Lambert, a company looking to diversify its interests.

Included are engineers files of equipment used in the Detroit plant; blueprints and linen drawings of the Detroit plant, including building floor layouts, equipment & placement, and computer readouts of the linen drawings; plant operating manuals from the Detroit factory; incomplete sets of the "Parke Davis Review" and "Parke Davis Notes"; (*) Photographs of the Detroit plant, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment; (*) lantern slides of the Parke Davis biological laboratory; (*) trade mark file, listing the product's name and registration numbers and dates; product catalogues; the book, Scientific Contributions from the Laboratories, 1866 1966; pocket lab books used by Parke Davis researchers in their experiments as presented in the research files listed next; Bound drug research files from 1902 to the 1940's at Parke Davis in their labs in Detroit, including external and internal correspondence; reprints in loose leaf binders of articles based on this research; and a card file of these researchers by name and dates.
Provenance:
The initial collection of approximately 185 cubic feet was donated by the Warner-Lambert Company, through Jerry A. Weisbach, Vice-President on February 3, 1982.
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:
Pharmaceutical industry -- 1900-1950  Search this
Medical scientists -- 1900-1950  Search this
Drugs -- 1900-1950  Search this
Pharmacology -- 1900-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0001
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Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0001
Additional Online Media:

Case Files

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1867
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M843, Subseries 12.1
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m843-ref86
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Additional Online Media:

The Oaks Park Sculpture Garden, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hill, Rodney  Search this
Clements, Andy  Search this
Burton, Rosemary  Search this
Dunn, John Paul  Search this
Blum, Chuck  Search this
Mooney, Mat  Search this
Kneblel, Craig  Search this
Attaway, Joyce  Search this
Coker, Steve  Search this
Cassilly, Ellen  Search this
Degroot, Paul  Search this
Cowan, Mike  Search this
Corrigan, Jess  Search this
Staehlin, David  Search this
Waggoner, Mary  Search this
Grinnan, Robert  Search this
Robelo, Arnoldo  Search this
Swischuch, Tim  Search this
Wamble, Mark  Search this
Marshall, Carol  Search this
Middlebrook, Steve  Search this
Bradley, Mark  Search this
Medium:
Carved oak
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Road College Station Texas 77840
Located Oaks Park Harvey Road at Stallings College Station Texas
Date:
1979-1981
Topic:
Object--Other--Container  Search this
Object--Foodstuff--Sandwich  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Object--Foodstuff--Ice Cream  Search this
Object--Other--Lantern  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Shoe  Search this
Object--Other--Parking Meter  Search this
Animal--Bird--Owl  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Object--Other--Dish  Search this
Literature--Character--Mermaid  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Dice  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000950
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_338584

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