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The Papers of Raymond F. Boyer


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Raymond F. Boyer was born in Denver, Colorado on February 6 1910. He was a longtime employee of Dow Chemical Company and was considered an expert in the field of high polymers. He feuded with Paul Flory over scientific and personal differences. Raymond Boyer died in Midland, Michigan on February 23 1993.

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The Papers of Raymond F. Boyer are biographical in nature and relate almost obsessively to the feud he waged with Paul Flory. The limited nature of the collection is compensated for by the richness of its content. The collection was processed as it was found.

This fragmentary collection consists of transcriptions of an oral interview and lengthy written addenda giving Boyer's side of a celebrated feud between Nobel laureate Paul J. Flory and himself.

Source of acquisition--Boyer, Raymond F.. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--1987..

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