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The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...
Heinz was ranking minority member of the subcommittee on government efficiency. From the description of TLS, 1989 January 27 : Washington, D.C. to Michael S. Freeman. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28083776 Politician. Born on October 23, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the grandson of H.J. Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company. Received B.A. from Yale (1960) and M.B.A. from Harvard (1963). Began political career in 1971 by winning a ...
The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. From the descriptio...
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the U.S. Among its incorporators were James Bowdoin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. Academy publications began with the first volume of its Memoirs in 1785, and from the first the Academy collected a library, which was augmented in 1791 by the donation of James Bowdoin's private collection of over 1200 volumes. Early papers presented before ...
Brinton became a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1884. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1894-1898. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 225608468 The oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy was founded when the United States hugged the Atlantic coastline, and Philadelphia was the cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation. Cla...
The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, later the National Urban League, resulted from the 1910 merger of three welfare organizations in New York, N.Y.: the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions among Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and the National League for Protection of Colored Women. From the description of Records of the National Urban League, 1910-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130941 ...
William Doyle Ruckelshaus was born July 24, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was Deputy Attorney General of Indiana from 1960 through 1965, and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and its majority leader from 1967 to 1969. In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon appointed him Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division for the Department of Justice. He became the Environmental Protection Agency's first Administrator when the agency was formed in December 1970, and serve...
Epithet: KB British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x00004d Epithet: KB 1661; son of Sir Robert Heath British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x000387 ...
Russell Billiu Long served in the United States Senate from Louisiana for 38 years. Son of Louisiana governor and senator, Huey Pierce Long, and nephew of three-time Louisiana governor, Earl Kemp Long, Russell Long was elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, retiring from public office in January 1987. From the description of Russell B. Long photograph, circa 1950s. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 190570382 From the description of Russell B. Long papers, 18...
Nancy Davis Reagan (b. July 6, 1921, New York City, NY – d. March 6, 2016, Bel Air, CA) was an American film actress, and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As Nancy Davis, she was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan; they had two children together. Reagan was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975, and she began...
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...
Beutel was the head of the Texas Division in the 1940s for Dow Chemical Company. (This information is from the donor form.) From the description of Plat of Mount Pleasant [Mich.] property, Dow Chemical Company, showing well location, 1918. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 256867304 Dow Chemical Company was founded by Herbert H. Dow in 1897. Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, the company was initially founded upon a method invented by Dow for extracting bromi...
Research chemist and chief executive officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Edward Graham Jefferson was born in London on July 15, 1921, and received his Ph. D. from King's College of the University of London. He emigrated to the United States in 1951 and began his career with DuPont, where his rise was relatively rapid. He was assistant director of the Research & Development Division (1964-1966), director of the Fluorocarbon Division (1966-1969), assistan...
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Harting Percy : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147380 Epithet: US senator British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000067 ...
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) was Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1992. He was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, to Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott Bush (who was a Republican Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1962). He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts on his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942. That same day, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class. Receiving ...
Opened in 1938 as the Delaware Art Center, Wilmington, Del.; name changed to Delaware Art Museum in 1970. From the description of Delaware Art Center records, 1942-1950. (Historical Society of Delaware). WorldCat record id: 70978041 ...
Consolidation Coal Company (Maryland): The Consolidation Coal Company was incorporated in Maryland on March 8, 1860, for the purpose of effecting a merger of a number of coal operators mining the Georges Creek basin in Allegany County, Maryland. Because of the Civil War, during which Confederate armies frequently blocked the region's only outlet to market, the company was not actually organized until April 19, 1864. Starting life as the dominant operator in this small but significan...
Monsanto Chemical Works of Saint Louis (Missouri) was founded in 1901 by John Queeny and named for his wife, Olga Monsanto. The company's first commercially successful product was saccharin followed shortly thereafter by refined caffeine, vanillin, and aspirin. Within thirty years, largely under the influence of Queeny's son Edgar, Monsanto Chemical Works expanded its business and product portfolio to include a number of manufacturing facilities in both the United States and abroad. In 1933, the...
U.S. secretary of state. Full name: Henry Alfred Kissinger. From the description of Henry Kissinger papers, 1957-1982 (bulk 1969-1977). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982085 ...
Helmut Schmidt (b. Dec. 23, 1918), German chancellor, May 1974 to Oct. 1982. From the description of Schmidt, Helmut, 1918 Dec. 23- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582374 ...
Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute/Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute) was founded in 1881 to provide education for African-Americans. Dr. Booker T. Washington was the founder and served as its President until his death in 1915. From the description of Printed materials, 1902-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538499 ...
British politician; prime minister, 1979-1990. From the description of Margaret Thatcher speech, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379847 ...
The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...
Born on July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas, the second of four children. In 1942, joined the Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II. Became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. While trying to assist a wounded radioman, he was hit by enemy machine gun fire in the upper right back and his right arm was shattered. He received the Bronze Star. Following the war and a painful rehabilitation, he attended law school. In I952, he was elected Russell County Attorney, a...
Collecting area: New York City banking history, particularly of the 19th and early 20th century, and particularly of Chemical Bank. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155541586 The Chemical Bank originated as the New-York Chemical Manufacturing Company, 1823-1843; and through various restructurings has been known as the Chemical Bank, 1844-1854; Chemical National Bank of New York, 1865-1935; Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1927-19...
Epithet: Lieutenant-Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0001bc Epithet: of Add MS 32688 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0001bd James Addison Baker III (b. 1930) was Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985; Secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988; campaign chairman for George Bush'...
The Directors of Industrial Research was formed in 1923 by and for the directors of America's foremost industrial research laboratories, and has functioned as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on topics of mutual interest. Charter members represented the National Canners' Association, the National Carbon Research Laboratory, Singmaster and Breyer, Western Electric Company, the National Research Council, the National Lamp Works, the Dorr Company, the Engin...
U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1983-1992. Born in Beckley, West Virginia, 1947. Graduated from Ohio State University in 1968 with a bachelor of arts in economics. Served as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy, 1968-1973. Attended the University of Delaware earning a master's degree in business administration in 1975. Elected state treasurer in 1976, re-elected in 1978 and 1980. In 1982 elected to Delaware's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. While serving in the House of Represent...
Bentsen was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas (1949-1954) and Senate (1971-1993), after which he served as Secretary of Treasury to President Bill Clinton. From the description of Bentsen, Lloyd M., papers 1938- (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 30425509 ...
Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University. Roald Hoffmann was born in 1937 in Poland. After surviving the Nazi occupation, the remnants of the family emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. Hoffmann received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962 with William N. Lipscombe and M. P. Gouterman, remaining at Harvard as a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows for three years. In 1965 Hoffmann accepted a position at Cornell where he is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor in Humane L...
George Pratt Shultz was born December 13, 1920, in New York, New York, son of Birl E. and Margaret Pratt Shultz. He married Helena Marie O''Brien in 1946. He received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University in 1942. That same year he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1945, attaining the rank of Captain. In 1949, he earned a Ph.D. in industrial economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1948 to 1957, he taught in both the MIT Department of Economics and...
Seagram maintained research departments at their Louisville, Kentucky and LaSalle, Quebec plants. At LaSalle, subjects of research included topics regarding distilling, production, packaging, distilling by-products and alternative uses for alcohol. From the description of Research records, 1937-1964. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122573345 Charles Bronfman (1931- ) is the second son and forth child of Seagram Company founder Samuel Bronfman. Appointed di...
The Greater Wilmington Development Council (GWDC) was founded in 1960 as a private, non-profit, public interest organization. With support from the business community, particularly the Du Pont Company and du Pont family, GWDC proposed and implemented solutions to Wilmington's economic, social, educational, and governmental problems. The GWDC's initial focus was on economic development, housing, and transportation. During the 1960s they were one of the important forces pu...
The family firm of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 and during the 19th century it became one of the United States' most important manufacturers of black powder. In 1902 three younger du Pont cousins: T. Coleman, Alfred I., and Pierre S. took over the company and within three years succeeded in bringing 75% of the American explosives industry (which at that time included black powder, dynamite, and smokeless powder) under their control. During the first decade of the...
U.S. secretary of defense; U.S. secretary of health, education, and welfare; California state legislator; lawyer; journalist; and business executive. Full name: Caspar Willard Weinberger. Born 1917; died 2006. From the description of Caspar W. Weinberger papers, 1910-2005 (bulk 1951-2005). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009624 ...
Charles Brelsford McCoy was born in 1909. He received an M.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932. Charles McCoy's father, John W. McCoy, had been head of the Du Pont Company's Explosives Department during the 1930s and 40s and served on the company's executive committee. Charles followed in his father's footsteps. After graduation he went to work for the Du Pont Company. During the 1930s he held a number of jobs including a fou...
Edwin Meese (b. 1931), also known as Edmund Meese, was born in Oakland, California. He served as the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United States from 1985 to 1988. In 1953, Meese graduated from Yale University, and holds a law degree from the University of California. He worked as assistant district attorney of Alameda County, California before joining Governor Ronald Reagan's staff in 1967. Meese was legal affairs secretary from 1967 to o 1968 and as executive assistant and chief of sta...
The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. In honor of Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters was named for him. The National Cultural Center Act included four basic components: it authorized the Center's construction, sp...
Charles John Pedersen (1904-1989) was born in Pusan, Korea on October 3, 1904. Pedersen's Norwegian father Brede, was a mining engineer with the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company, an American firm that operated the Unsan gold mines in northern Korea. His mother, Takino Yashui, was the daughter of a Japanese merchant dealing in soybeans and silkworms. Pedersen was educated at a Catholic preparatory school in Yokohama, Japan run by the Marianist Order. In 1922, he came ...
Born in Oxford, Ohio on 13 January 1924. Education: B.A., Miami University of Ohio (1944), M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois (1947), Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois (1955). Employment: 1949-1989 E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc.. From the description of Oral history interview with Richard E. Heckert 1994 December 13 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 78584156 Richard E. Heckert was chairman and CEO of E.I. du...
In the summer of 1981, a four-way bidding war erruptd over the control of Conoco Inc., the world's ninth largest oil company. In the spring, Conoco stockholders had responded favorably to an offer from Dome Petroleum Limited for its Canadian subsidiary, leading large investors to conclude that the company was ripe for a hostile takeover. Edward Jefferson, the new CEO of DuPont, wanted to acquire Conoco as a source of feedstocks to protect the company from oil shocks of t...
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 15 July 1916. Died on 13 September 2001. Education: B.S., Pre-law, University of Minnesota (1939), L.L.B., University of Minnesota (1941). Employment: 1941 Private Practice; 1941-1943 U. S. Office of Price Administration; 1843-1951 U.S. Department of Justice; 1951-1981 E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Inc.; 1981-1990 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. From the description of Oral history interview with Irving S. Shapiro, 1994 December 15. (...
The Cornell Campaign was a successful $1.507 billion campaign that concluded in 1996. From the description of Cornell Campaign records, 1992-1996. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64045821 Solomon Cady Hollister was dean of the Cornell University College of Engineering from 1937-1959. Dale R. Corson was dean of the engineering college from 1959-1963, University provost from 1963 to 1969, and served as University president until his retirement in 1977. ...
Executive of chemical concern. From the description of Reminiscences of Lammot du Pont Copeland, Sr. : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684179 Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905-1983) was born in Christiana Hundred, Delaware, the son of Charles and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont Copeland. His mother was the sister of Pierre, Irenee, and Lammot du Pont, who were presidents of the Du Pont Company from 1919 to 1940. His...