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American Institute of Chemical Engineers founding letters

Identifier: 97-13

Scope and Contents

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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Founding Letters contains sixty-one documents, predominately letters, chronicling the beginnings of the organization between 1907 and 1920.


  • Creation: 1907-1920


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an American non-profit organization for chemical engineering professionals. The organization was founded in 1908 by William M. Booth, Arthur D. Little, Charles F. McKenna, Richard K. Meade, John C. Olsen, and William H. Walker. Headquartered in New York City, its membership consists of chemical engineering professionals working in industry academia, and government.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


Early correspondence of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Ownership and Custodial History

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Founding Letters were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Charles J. Knuth in September 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Knuth, Charles J.. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1997..

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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