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Durability of macromolecular materials : based on a symposium / sponsored by the ACS Macromolecular Secretariat, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Physical Society at the 176th meeting of the American Chemical Society, Miami, Florida, September 11-14, 1978 ; R. K. Eby, editor

Author:
Eby, Ronald K (Ronald Kraft) 1929-  Search this
American Chemical Society Macromolecular Secretariat  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1979
Topic:
Polymers--Deterioration  Search this
Materials--Deterioration  Search this
Call number:
TA455.P58D87X 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234664

Stability of plastics (abstracts only) : regional technical conference December 1, 1959 / sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Section, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc

Author:
Society of Plastics Engineers Baltimore-Washington Section  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1959
Topic:
Plastics  Search this
Call number:
TP1105 .S77 1959
TP1105.S77 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_211767

Conference proceedings for the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. 43rd Annual Technical Conference : Antec plastics 85, April 29-May 2, 1985, Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C

Title:
Antec plastics 85
ANTEC '85
Author:
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference ( (43rd : : 1985 : : Washington, D.C.) )  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 1357 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Plastics  Search this
Call number:
TP1105 .S67 1985
TP1105.S67 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251804

Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbook 2

Collection Creator:
Kilbourne, Elaine Margretta, 1923-2014  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1966
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Elaine M. Kilboroune Scrapbooks, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Guy A.Toscano.
See more items in:
Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks
Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-105-ref10
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Armand G. Winfield Papers

Creator:
Winfield, Armand G.  Search this
Names:
Affordable House (Norwich, Conn.)  Search this
California. Department of Industrial Relations. Committee on Attitude Response and Evaluation  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
New Mexico. Corrections Dept.  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
United Nations Industrial Development Organization  Search this
Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Place:
Midland (Tex.)
Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)
Date:
1960 - 1980
Scope and Contents:
The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models.

This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastics, is interesting because it sufficiently covers the work of this inventor and experimenter. This collection includes Winfield's work in plastics in conjunction with architecture, building and design.
Biographical / Historical:
Armand G. Winfield, pioneering plastics researcher and consultant. Throughout the past fifty-six years Winfield has done extensive research and development in the areas of plastics in architecture and building, art, museum work, industry (applications engineering), and low cost housing for developing countries. In addition, he has worked in the entertainment field on the application of plastics for stage sets and amusement parks. His career is documented in over 300 published articles, chapters and books on plastics and other subjects, almost 90 of which are concerned with plastics in building and architecture.

Armand G. Winfield has been involved professionally in the plastics and business fields since 1939. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1941 and did graduate work at the University of New Mexico, the State University of Iowa and at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He began his career in museum work using synthetic lattices and acrylics for the preservation of specimens. His interest shifted to the plastics materials in the mid-1940s, and he invented the first mass-producible process for embedding specimens in acrylics. As a principal in Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry in New York City, he conducted precursory work for the electronics encapsulation field and pioneered biological, medical and art embedments in the United States.

Professor Winfield has been on the teaching faculties of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. (Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship: 1939-1941); Harris Teachers' College (1950) and Washington University School of Engineering (1956) in St. Louis, Mo.; Yale University Art School (1960-1961) in New Haven, Conn.; Pratt Institute Industrial Design Department (1964-1970) in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Visiting Critic in Architecture (Plastics), The College of the City of New York (1968-1969), New York, N.Y.; Adjunct Professor of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1978-1981), Lowell, Mass.; and Research Professor Mechanical Engineering (Plastics), the University of New Mexico (Appointed 1993), Albuquerque, N.M. He has also been an invited lecture at over 40 other colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Armand G. Winfield in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Plastics designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Plastics in building  Search this
Plastics industry and trade -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Citation:
Armand G. Winfield Papers, 1960-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1271
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Armand G. Winfield Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1271

John Wesley Hyatt Award Medal (obverse)

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Sitter:
John Wesley Hyatt  Search this
Medium:
lead
Dimensions:
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal-Sample
Date:
1942
Topic:
Occupation\science\inventor  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.120
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c4f22fcc-d5aa-4ebe-a51a-d200130da1ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.120

John Wesley Hyatt Award Medal (reverse)

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
lead
Dimensions:
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal-Sample
Date:
1942
Topic:
Allegory\arts and sciences\science  Search this
Object\other\wreath  Search this
Object\tool\measuring device  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.121
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk779014bc8-be4e-4ab8-8c37-effb55f61886
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.121

Medal

Measurements:
overall: 5 mm x 76 mm; 3/16 in x 3 in
overall: 3/8 in x 3 in; .9525 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Medal
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
ID Number:
1983.0538.29
Catalog number:
1983.0538.29
Accession number:
1983.0538
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e916-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_662
Online Media:

J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics

Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Names:
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Boonton Rubber Company.  Search this
Charles Burroughs Company.  Search this
Dow Chemical Company  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Mybroy Ceramics Corporation.  Search this
Shaw Insulator Company.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
2.66 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1975
Summary:
J. Harry DuBois (1903-1986) was an industrial consultant in the field of petrochemicals and plastics. In 1927 at General Electric his studies resulted in extending the use of laminated plastics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection of trade catalogs, research reports, correspondence, photographs, and other historical material relating to the plastics industry was donated by J. Harry DuBois.

Included are trade catalogues of the General Bakelite Company, Bakelite Corporation, and competitors in the plastics industry in the 1920's and 1930's, including Dow Chemical and General Electric; material relating to the Boonton Rubber Company, including Richard W. Seabury's notebooks, 1911-1923; memoranda of 1916, 1918, 1923, and 1926 concerning the history of Boonton's early use of Bakelite for molded products; catalogues, photographs, and a blueprint of a 1897 hydraulic press from Charles Burroughs Company; research reports, 1925-1932, of Sigfreid Higgins, on mechanical development research at the Bakelite Corporation; reports on sales development research, 1941-1946, at the Bakelite Corporation; experimental notes, correspondence on possible patents and other materials concerning the use of Bakelite and rubber for printing plates; reports, notes, and and miscellaneous photographs on the history of the plastics industry; Zylonite trade catalogues, pre-1900; and Recto trademark patent and patent drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Bakelite Catalogs, 1910-1944

Series 2: Plastics Trade Catalogs, circa 1920-1953

Series 3: Boonton Rubber Co., 1911-1974

Series 4: Charles Burroughs Co., 1879-1929

Series 5: Sigfried Higgins and Bakelite Printing Plates, 1925-1959

Series 6: Plastic Publications and miscellaneous Materials, circa 1890-1975
Biographical / Historical:
J. Harry DuBois (1903-1986) was an industrial consultant in the field of petrochemicals and plastics. DuBois began his career in the plastics industry at General Electric in 1927. His studies resulted in extending the use of laminated plastics. In GE's molding division he pioneered work on compression molded acetates, injection molding, radomes and low pressure laminates. In 1944 he became vice president of Shaw Insulator Company. He also worked at Plax Corporation, Mycalex Corporation of America and Tech Art Plastics. In 1972 he was president of Mybroy Ceramics Corporation. A member of the Society of the Plastics Industry and the Society of Plastics Engineers, DuBois collected much of this material while writing his book, Plastics History U.S.A, published in 1972 by Cahner Publishing Company of Boston.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Syracuse University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center

J. Harry DuBois Papers, 1940-1943

Collection consists of the personal and professional papers of J. Harry DuBois, covering his long career in the plastics industry. It includes scrapbooks and photograph albums of his family and world-wide travel for business, photographs and slides, and audio and film reels.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by J.H. Dubois in 1981.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Plastics -- Molding  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Petroleum chemicals  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1910-1960
Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0008
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0008
Online Media:

Meeting of the Pioneers of Plastic Association

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 10
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
At the Bald Peak Country Club, September 1968] Bill Cullom, Manufacturers' representative -marketing of specialized products and injection machines, aided in forming 2nd Society of Plastics Engineers, formed manufacturer's representatives business, history of plastic materials,
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status unknown. No releases exist. Collecion items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 4, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref587

Plastics : a new dimension in buildings : a non-profit traveling, educational and technical exhibit of outstanding examples of plastics in buildings / sponsored by the Plastics in Buildings Professional Activity Group of the Society of Plastics Engineers, inc. ; [edited by Cyrus H. Thomas]

Author:
Thomas, Cryus H  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
84 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1961
C1961
Topic:
Plastics  Search this
Plastics in building  Search this
Call number:
TA455.P5 P715 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414605

Advanced composite mold making / John J. Morena

Author:
Morena, John J. 1937-  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Plastics--Molds  Search this
Composite materials  Search this
Call number:
TP1150.M57 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359525

A manual of plastics and resins, in encyclopedia form; edited by William Schack with the cooperation of members of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Advisory board: Russell B. Akin [and others]

Author:
Schack, William 1898-  Search this
Physical description:
547 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
Topic:
Plastics--Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
TP986.A2 S34X
TP986.A2S34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67907

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