The Abraham O. Zoss papers
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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.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1054912~S6
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.
This is a selection of material from a partial period of Zoss' career. It is not a comprehensive collection.
Source of acquisition--Zoss, Abraham O.. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2008..
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