Paul M. Grinder Collection
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Paul M. Grinder (1937-2016) was an American dyestuff industry salesman. Born on May 18, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Grinder attended the University of Minnesota from 1955 to 1956, majoring in chemistry. He served in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California from 1956 to 1958. In the Marines, he served as an amphibious tractor commander and a lifeguard for surf survival operations.
After his military service, Grinder was employed by Honeywell's Ordinance Division (1958-1963). He went to work in the dyestuff industry in 1963 by joining Nyanza Color and Chemical company, where he served as a chemist and color application specialist (1963-1970). From 1970 to 1974, Grinder worked as a salesman and dye application specialist for Tenneco Chemicals. In 1974, he went to work for Bayer AG, where he spent the remainder of his professional career (1974-2001). At Bayer, he served as a salesman and pigment specialist for Baychem Chemical Company's Verona Division (a Bayer AG subsidiary). In this capacity, he served Baychem Verona Division's clients in the textile, leather, plastic, and paper industries. Grinder was also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA), and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).
Paul M. Grinder passed away on October 8, 2016.
Obituary for Paul M. Grinder, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune – Paul Grinder Obituary (1937 - 2016) - Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (legacy.com)
Paul M. Grinder Collection, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Paul M. Grinder Collection contains dyestuff industry sample cards and test cards collected and maintained by American dyestuff industry salesman Paul M. Grinder. The collection is arranged into the following two series:
- Sample Dye Books
- Verona Test Cards
The Paul M. Grinder Collection was donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Robert J. Baptista in September 2009.
The Paul M. Grinder Collection was processed by Andrew Mangravite in June 2017.
- Bayer AG
- Hoechst AG
- Miles Laboratories
- Mobay Chemical Corporation. Dyes and Pigments Division
- Verona Dyestuffs
- Science History Institute Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid created by Andrew Mangravite and encoded into EAD by Kenton G. Jaehnig.
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
- Use Restrictions
The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Paul M. Grinder Collection. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Arranged in its original order, this series contains dyestuff industry sample dye books collected and maintained by Paul M. Grinder. Materials created by Baychem Chemical Company's Verona Division, a Bayer AG subsidiary and Grinder's employer, make up the largest component in this series. A small number of items created by Bayer AG, and its subsidiaries Mobay Chemical Corporation and Miles Laboratories are also found in this series. A few items created by a handful of other dyestuff and colorant manufacturers, including, but not limited to, DuPont and Hoechst AG are also preserved here.
Sample dye books make up the bulk of the materials in this series. A handful of catalogs and sample cards are preserved here as well.
Arranged in its original order, this series contains dyestuff industry test cards collected and maintained by Paul M. Grinder. All the of the materials in this series were created by Baychem Chemical Company's Verona Division, a Bayer AG subsidiary and Paul M. Grinder's employer.
Dyestuff industry test cards make up the bulk of the materials in this series. Two reports are preserved here as well.