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The Abraham O. Zoss papers

Identifier: 2008-041

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  • Creation: 1945-2008


Language of Materials

Text in English and German.

Biographical sketch

Abraham Zoss was educated at Notre Dame University and, as a graduate student, was part of Father Julius A. Nieuwland's acetylene group. He made his inspection tour of German polymer plant sites in the summer and fall of 1946 and was specifically interested in the work done by Walter Reppe and his research group at BASF. After the war he held management positions in various polymer concerns, and he currently is president of Business Development International. He is a past president of the American section of Societe de Chimie Industrielle.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


This is material relating to an inspection tour of captured German polymer plants made by Zoss and others for the Office of Technical Services U.S. Department of Commerce.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Zoss, Abraham O.. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2008..

Related Archival Materials

Note--See also The Walter E. Gloor papers, 1945-1947, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


This is a selection of material from a partial period of Zoss' career. It is not a comprehensive collection.

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Repository Details

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