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Chemists' Biographical Information: Archival/ Primary Resources

How to search for information on chemists and leaders in the chemical industry.

Archives at Science History Institute

Archives collections are cataloged and can be found within the Othmer catalog, so if we have a person’s archives a search will bring it up. Also, if you know what company the person worked for or if they were members of an organization you may be able to find something within another archival collection.

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Oral Histories at Science History Institute

Oral history interviews with women and men who have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

The oral histories are available to anyone interested in learning more about the history of science, medicine, and technology from the women and men who have practiced and are practicing in these fields. Our collection includes, but is not limited to, material on such topics as World War I and World War II Science, Laboratory Accidents, Polymer Chemistry, Mass Spectroscopy, Hungarian Scientists, Nobel Laureates, and National Medal of Science Recipients.