Exceptional black scientists collection, 1971-1986 (bulk 1980-1984).


Exceptional black scientists collection, 1971-1986 (bulk 1980-1984).

The CIBA-GEIGY Corporation Exceptional Black Scientists Collection is divided into two series: Information on Scientists and Distribution of Posters and video. There is biographical information on each of the fifteen scientists honored by CIBA-GEIGY as well as scientists who were considered but not selected for the poster award, including William T. Wright, surgeon and civil rights leader. Material about Ernest Crichlow, the portrait artist, is also included. Correspondence with individuals and organizations requesting copies of the posters and videotape produced by CIBA-GEIGY, shipping orders and a statistical analysis of those making requests comprise the remainder of the collection.

4 lin. ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 6827433

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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