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The Rohm & Haas Company archives


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Rohm & Haas was founded by Dr. Otto Rohm and Mr. Otto Haas in Esslingen, Germany in 1907. In 1911 Haas opened a U.S. branch in Philadelphia. The company prospered through sale of such products as Oropon and Plexiglas acrylic. The firm also branched out into textiles. In 2008, it was purchased by Dow Chemical Company.

For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog:

Organized into four major series. 1. General Office, Legal and Product Materials, 1821-1987; 2. Affiliates, Subsidiaries and Plants, 1743-1971; 3. Research and Reference Materials, 1907-1987; 4. Addenda to the Collection.

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available online in our Digital Collections:

Source of acquisition--Rohm & Haas Company, Brian McPeak. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2009..

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