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The Papers of Herman Skolnik

Identifier: 2003-621

Scope and Contents

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The collection consists of reprints of Skolnik's technical writings while employed by Hercules and materials he used as an elementary science teacher as a member of the ACS ChemVets program during his retirement.


  • Creation: 1947-1994
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-1989


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

Herman Skolnik was an employee of Hercules, Inc. His specialty was technical information and he held the title of Manager, Technical Services Division from 1952 to 1980. He also edited the Journal of Chemical Documentation (after 1975 Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science) from 1960 to 1982. Skolnik was Chairman of the ACS Division of Chemical Information in 1961 and was Chairman of the Delaware Section of ACS in 1962. He was the recipient of ACS Patterson Award in 1969. After his retirement from Hercules he became active in the ACS ChemVets program promoting the recruitment of retired chemist as teachers at the elementary and secondary school levels.


4.4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


Collection consists of papers and audio cassettes. This material was found loose in the collection. There is no clear provenance. A list of oral histories can be found in the box list.


Organized into three boxes : I. ChemVets and Teaching. II. Miscellaneous Materials (A.C.S., ChemVets, etc.) III. Technical Writings, Oral History Interviews and Skolnik Reprints. Series

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Provenance unknown. Method of acquisition--Gift;.

Related Archival Materials

Title--See also: the ACS Division of Chemical Education Records at the. Custodian--Science History Institute, Philadelphia, PA..

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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