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George Alvin Richter papers

Identifier: MC-0401

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection includes research notebooks from Richter's work at Brown Company (1925-1940); and reprints, typescripts, notebooks, papers, and correspondence relating to his contributions to the field of cellulose chemistry.


  • Creation: 1919 - 1958


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George Alvin Richter, 1890-1968, BS in chemical engineering, 1913, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a scientist with Brown Company, 1925-1941, and the Eastman Kodak Company, 1941-1956. He was an advisor on cellulose and smokeless powder to the War Production Board during World War II. The focus of his research was wood cellulose and its use in industry.


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Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of George Alvin Richter
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