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Dr. Arnold Orville Beckman, the founder of scientific and medical instrument manufacturer Beckman Coulter, Incorporated, was a prominent American scientist, inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist. Born in Cullom, Illinois on April 10, 1900, Beckman first became interested in chemistry at the age of nine, when he found a copy of J. Dorman Steele's textbook, Fourteen Weeks in Chemistry in his family's home. Encouraged by his father, he converted a tool shed into a laboratory and developed his interest in chemistry over the course of his childhood and adolescence. Beckman graduated as class valedictorian from University High School in Normal, Illinois in 1918 and served in the United States Marine Corps during the last months of World War I.

After his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1919, Beckman furthered his education by earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering (1922) and a master's degree in physical chemistry (1923) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He entered the California Institute of Technology as a doctoral student in 1923, but interrupted his studies after one year to work for Western Electric Company in New York City, where he became interested in electronics. Beckman resumed his graduate studies at Cal Tech in 1926. While still a graduate student, he obtained the first of fourteen patents awarded to him in his lifetime. His first patent was for a "signaling device", a buzzer attached to an automobile's speedometer, which was designed to help drivers regulate their speed. Beckman earned his Ph.D. in photochemistry from Cal Tech in 1928.

From 1928 to 1940, Beckman served as a chemistry professor at Cal Tech. He became fascinated with scientific instrumentation and increasingly focused his attention upon this area as his academic career progressed. In addition to his faculty duties, Beckman was retained as a consultant by a number of businesses, and served as an expert witness in a number of legal cases involving chemistry, which included the Church Horse Doping Case and the Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case.

In 1934, while still a professor at Cal Tech, Beckman was retained as a consultant by National Postal Meter Company to develop a non-clogging ink for postal meters. Beckman developed a non-clogging ink, albeit one noted for its rancid odor. He also invented and patented two appliances to apply the ink: an inking reel and an inking device. To manufacture the ink and develop the inking appliances, National Postal Meter set up a subsidiary named National Inking Appliance Company, and named Beckman Vice-President and Manager. Setting up shop in a garage in Pasadena, California, Beckman soon found that there was not much of a market for these products and this venture was not particularly successful.

Around the same time, Beckman was approached by Glen Joseph, a chemist for the California Fruit Growers Exchange, who needed an electrochemical device to measure the acidity of lemon juice. In response to this need, Beckman invented and patented the first commercially successful pH meter. Later named the Model E, Beckman's new pH meter worked so well that he was soon asked to build more of them.

Seeing a line of business that was potentially more profitable than postal meter ink and inking appliances, Beckman shifted his firm's focus to the manufacture of pH meters. To reflect this change, National Inking Appliance Company was renamed National Technical Laboratories on April 8, 1935. Now independent of National Postal Meter Company, with Beckman serving as Vice-President and owning a 10% stake, the company sold eighty-seven Model E pH meters in its first year. By 1939, National Technical Laboratories had experienced significant growth, which led to Beckman being named President of the company. In 1940, Beckman resigned his professorship at Cal Tech to devote full-time attention to his firm. That same year, the company moved into its own building in South Pasadena, California.

National Technical Laboratories expanded its line of instruments during World War II and made a number of notable contributions to the American war effort. Under Beckman's leadership, the firm introduced the Helipot Potentiometer in 1940, which became a vital component in American military radar systems. Beckman also spearheaded the development of the DU Spectrophotometer. Introduced in 1941, the DU Spectrophotometer revolutionized biochemical analysis and found numerous applications during the war, including the development and production of penicillin. In 1942, National Technical Laboratories introduced the IR-1 Spectrophotometer, an infrared spectrophotometer that was used in the development of synthetic rubber. Under Beckman's direction, National Technical Laboratories further contributed to the war effort by building micro-microammeters and dosimeters, both of which were used by the Manhattan Project.

In addition to running National Technical Laboratories, Beckman founded two additional business concerns during World War II. In 1942, he established Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated to manufacture the Pauling Oxygen Analyzer, an instrument for measuring oxygen levels in submarines and aircraft. This company also built dosimeters for the Manhattan Project. In 1943, Beckman formed Helipot Corporation, a spin-off of National Technical Laboratories, to manufacture Helipot Potentiometers. Both of these firms maintained a close association with National Technical Laboratories after the war.

In the post-war years, National Technical Laboratories continued to experience rapid growth, which prompted the firm to expand its plant space in South Pasadena. During this time period, the company also underwent significant structural changes. In 1948, after briefly considering a merger with Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, Beckman gained majority control of the firm by purchasing the stake of recently deceased investor, John J. Murdock. On April 27, 1950, he renamed the company Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. Beckman Instruments became a publically traded company in 1952 when it issued its first stock offering on the New York Curb Exchange.

During the 1950s, under Dr. Beckman's undisputed leadership, Beckman Instruments, Incorporated grew exponentially and became a world leader in the manufacture of scientific instruments. Beckman Instruments acquired a number of other companies, including Berkeley Scientific Corporation (1952) and Spinco (1955). In 1953, the firm opened its first foreign subsidiary, Beckman GmbH, in Munich, West Germany. To help accommodate its rapid growth, Beckman Instruments moved its headquarters and principal operations to a new facility in Fullerton, California in 1954. Helipot Corporation and Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated were formally integrated into Beckman Instruments in 1958.

In addition to expanding in size, Beckman Instruments, Incorporated continued to expand its product line during the 1950s. By purchasing Berkeley Scientific Corporation, Beckman Instruments entered the computer business and was for a time a leader in this field. Through its acquisition of Spinco, the firm entered the biomedical field and became a major manufacturer of centrifuges. In 1955, Beckman Instruments became one of the founders of California's Silicon Valley by establishing Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories. But this operation was not particularly successful and it was sold to Clevite Corporation in 1960.

The 1960s and 1970s saw significant changes at Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. Arnold O. Beckman retired as President in 1965, but he continued to serve the firm as Chairman of the Board. Under the leadership of new President William Ballhaus, the company repositioned itself in the marketplace as a manufacturer of biomedical instruments. This strategy proved successful and Beckman Instruments became a world leader in this field by the 1970s. Helped by sales of its biomedical instruments, including the revolutionary Glucose Analyzer (introduced in 1969), the company continued to expand both in the United States and overseas.

One of Beckman Instruments' international operations was negatively impacted by political and social unrest encountered by corporations doing business in developing countries during the 1970s. In 1979, two Beckman executives were kidnapped by terrorists near the firm's Aplar manufacturing plant in San Salvador, El Salvador. The hostages were safely returned after Beckman Instruments paid an undisclosed ransom to the kidnappers. This incident prompted the company to close down its Salvadoran operation before the end of the year.

In 1981, Arnold O. Beckman sold Beckman Instruments, Incorporated to pharmaceuticals manufacturer SmithKline Corporation. The two companies merged in 1982 to form SmithKline Beckman Corporation. During this short-lived corporate marriage, Beckman Instruments' process instruments and electronic components operations were sold to Emerson Electronics Company. Deciding that it needed to concentrate solely on its pharmaceuticals business, SmithKline spun off Beckman Instruments in 1988. In 1989, Beckman Instruments was reestablished as an independent, publically traded concern.

In 1997, Beckman Instruments, Incorporated purchased Coulter Corporation. Founded in 1958 by brothers Wallace and Joseph Coulter, Coulter Corporation was a well-known manufacturer of blood and cell analysis instruments. The two firms subsequently merged and the new company was named Beckman Coulter, Incorporated in 1998.

Beckman Coulter opened a new world headquarters in Brea, California in 2009. In 2013, the firm was acquired by Danaher Corporation and its common stock ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Beckman Coulter, Incorporated is presently an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation.

A firm believer in serving one's community, Arnold O. Beckman involved himself in a number of civic activities. He was particularly active in efforts to combat smog in Southern California. From 1948 to 1952, Beckman served as a scientific consultant to the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District, where he helped determine the cause of the area's smog. Working with James McCullough, he developed and patented an instrument for measuring gas concentrations in the atmosphere. In 1953, California Governor Goodwin Knight appointed Beckman as head of the Special Committee on Air Pollution. The end result of this committee's work was "The Beckman Bible", which outlined steps to reduce smog. Beckman was also an active member of the Los Angles Chamber of Commerce, serving as a term as the organization's president in 1956. During the 1960s and 1970s, he served as chairman of the Lincoln Club of Orange County.

In addition to being a successful scientist, inventor, and industrialist, Dr. Beckman was also a well-known philanthropist. He maintained a close relationship with the California Institute of Technology, serving on the university's Board of Trustees (including a stint as Chairman) and funding the construction of the Beckman Auditorium (1964) and the Mabel and Arnold Beckman Laboratories of Behavioral Biology (1974). In 1977, Beckman and his wife Mabel established the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which makes grants to non-profit research institutions in support of scientific research in the life sciences and chemistry.

Through their foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Beckman provided funding for the following centers during the 1980s:

  1. Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
  2. Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California, Irvine
  3. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University
  5. Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Also through their foundation, the Beckmans donated the following major gifts:

  1. The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, Irvine, California
  3. Pepperdine University School of Business & Management's MBA Program

Over the course of his life, Dr. Beckman received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to science, technology, and business, which include the following:

  1. Induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame - 1987
  2. National Medal of Technology - 1988
  3. National Medal of Science Award - 1989
  4. Chemical Heritage Foundation's Othmer Gold Medal - 2000

Dr. Arnold O. Beckman passed away on May 18, 2004.

Sources

Beckman Historical Collection, Chemical Heritage Foundation Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thackray, and Minor Myers, Jr., Arnold Beckman, One Hundred Years of Excellence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000.

The Beckman Historical Collection contains the corporate records of the American scientific and medical instrument manufacturer Beckman Coulter, Incorporated and the personal papers of American scientist and industrialist Arnold O. Beckman. The collection is arranged into the following fourteen series:

  1. Arnold O. Beckman Files
  2. Business Activities Files
  3. Corporate and Division Histories
  4. Press Releases
  5. Financial Records
  6. In-House Publications
  7. Salvadoran Kidnappings and Negotiations
  8. Clippings and Advertisements
  9. Patent Files
  10. Photographic Materials
  11. Bulletins
  12. Audio-Visual Materials
  13. Oversized
  14. Instructions and Manuals

The Beckman Historical Collection was donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Beckman Coulter, Incorporated and the Beckman Foundation in November 2011.

The Beckman Historical Collection was processed by Kenton G. Jaehnig in July 2014.

Publisher
Science History Institute Archives
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Kenton G. Jaehnig
Finding Aid Date
2014
Access Restrictions

The Beckman Historical Collection is open to researchers with the exception of the following materials:

In Series I, all materials in Sub-series 5 - Financial Records are closed to researchers until 2064.

In Series V, selected items in Sub-series 1 - Ledgers are closed to researchers until 2039.

Use Restrictions

The Science History Institute does not hold copyright to materials in the Beckman Historical Collection. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Inventory

Series Description

This series contains the personal files of Arnold O. Beckman, the founder of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. The contents of the Arnold O. Beckman Files are arranged into the following five sub-series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Legal Files
  3. Research Files
  4. Notebooks
  5. Financial Records
Physical Description

12.6 Linear Feet9 Boxes (8 Record Boxes and 1 Hollinger Box)

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series consists of Arnold O. Beckman's personal correspondence files. These files primarily document Beckman's extracurricular activities during his presidency of Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, including, but not limited to his involvement with California Institute of Technology, civic organizations, science organizations, and corporate boards. To a lesser extent, the correspondence files also document some of his professional and business activities, including, but not limited to his faculty duties at Cal Tech, his various consultant jobs with various businesses during the 1930s, and his leadership of National Technical Laboratories. A handful of files containing Beckman's correspondence with individuals are also preserved here.

The contents of the Correspondence files consist mainly of letters. A small amount of accompanying materials, including, but not limited to, speeches, reports, minutes, photographs, clippings, and patents are found in these files as well.

Howard W. Adams, 1959.
Box 1 Folder 1
American Chemical Society, 1951-1956.
Box 1 Folder 2
Arnold O. Beckman - Education - Re: Speeches on Education, 1955-1956.
Box 1 Folder 3-4
Fred Beckman - Television Patent, 1927-1928.
Box 1 Folder 5
Boy Scouts of America, 1953-1955.
Box 1 Folder 6
California Institute of Technology - Board of Trustees, 1953-1956.
Box 1 Folder 7
California Institute of Technology - Industrial Associates, 1951-1953.
Box 1 Folder 8
California Institute of Technology - Industrial Associates, 1954-1956.
Box 1 Folder 9
California Institute of Technology - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1929-1939.
Box 1 Folder 10
California Institute of Technology - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1953-1955.
Box 1 Folder 11
California Institute of Technology - Research Foundation - Correspondence, 1951-1956.
Box 1 Folder 12
California Institute of Technology - Research Foundation - Minutes of Meetings, 1953-1956.
Box 1 Folder 13
California State Chamber of Commerce, 1954-1956.
Box 1 Folder 14
Continental Airlines, Incorporated - Correspondence, 1956.
Box 1 Folder 15
Continental Airlines, Incorporated - Interlocking Relationship Case, 1956-1958.
Box 1 Folder 16
Lee DeForest, 1931-1938.
Box 1 Folder 17
Lee DeForest, 1950-1956.
Box 1 Folder 18
Dudley Lock Corporation, 1932.
Box 1 Folder 19
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1929-1936.
Box 1 Folder 20
Institute of Food Technologists, 1949-1951.
Box 1 Folder 21
Jeffreys & Company, Limited, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 22
Junior Achievement, 1955-1956.
Box 1 Folder 23
Kenway Corporation, 1932-1936.
Box 1 Folder 24-25
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - 1955 European Goodwill Tour - Gerda Hulek, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 26
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - 1955 European Goodwill Tour - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 27
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - 1956 European Goodwill Tour (Postponed), 1956.
Box 1 Folder 28
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Air Pollution Committee, 1951-1954.
Box 1 Folder 29
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Air Pollution Committee, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 30
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Air Pollution Committee, 1956.
Box 1 Folder 31
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Hawaiian Goodwill Tour, 1956.
Box 1 Folder 32
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Instrument Sub-Committee, 1951-1954.
Box 1 Folder 33
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - International Air Service to Los Angeles, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 1
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Membership, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 2
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1953-1955.
Box 2 Folder 3
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 4-5
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Miscellaneous Invitations, Etc., 1956.
Box 2 Folder 6
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Miscellaneous Talks, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 7
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Presidency - Clippings, 1955-1956.
Box 2 Folder 8
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Presidency - Congratulations, 1955-1956.
Box 2 Folder 9-10
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - Southern California Industrial Development Tour, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 11
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - World Mayors' Convention of Metropolitan and Major Cities, Tokyo, Japan, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 12
Marchant Calculators - Correspondence and Miscellaneous Notes, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 13
Marine Exchange of Los Angeles, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 14
Mills College, 1954-1956.
Box 2 Folder 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1918-1929.
Box 2 Folder 16
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1931-1933.
Box 2 Folder 17
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1934-1935.
Box 2 Folder 18
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1936.
Box 2 Folder 19
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 20
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1938-1939.
Box 2 Folder 21
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1940-1944.
Box 2 Folder 22
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945-1949.
Box 2 Folder 23
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1950-1989.
Box 2 Folder 24
National Academy of Sciences, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 25
Arthur Amos Noyes, 1927, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 26
Politics - The Los Angeles Plan - Voting, 1952.
Box 3 Folder 1
Prisma Products Company - Correspondence, 1934-1939.
Box 3 Folder 2-4
Prisma Products Company - Paper Samples, undated.
Box 3 Folder 5
SAMA (Scientific Apparatus Makers of America), 1951-1955.
Box 3 Folder 6
Security First National Bank, 1956.
Box 3 Folder 7
Southern California Science Fair, 1955-1956.
Box 3 Folder 8
Southern California Symphony Orchestra Association, 1954-1956.
Box 3 Folder 9
Union Lithograph Company - Corrosion of Etching Plates, 1931.
Box 3 Folder 10
Union Lithograph Company - Method of Waterproofing Paper, 1934-1935.
Box 3 Folder 11
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains Arnold O. Beckman's personal legal files. Most of the files in this sub-series concern legal cases involving chemistry on which Beckman served as an expert witness, including, but not limited to the Church Horse Doping Case, and the Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case. A small number of files documenting Beckman's personal legal affairs, including a couple of his early attempts at invention and business dealings (most notably his purchase of John J. Murdock's stake in National Technical Laboratories) are also preserved in this sub-series.

The contents of the Legal Files consist of legal documents, correspondence, scientific data, notes, clippings, financial documents, proceedings, minutes, reports, and printed materials.

American Bitumuls vs. Union Oil Company Patent Infringement Case, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 12
Arnold O. Beckman - Bore-Hole Survey Apparatus - Affidavits Envelope, 1929.
Box 3 Folder 13
Arnold O. Beckman - Statement to Fix the Date of Conception of Certain Improvements in Methods of Fumigation, 1929.
Box 3 Folder 14
Church Horse Doping Case - Clippings, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 15
Church Horse Doping Case - Correspondence, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 16
Church Horse Doping Case - Notes, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 17
Church Horse Doping Case - Periodicals, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 18
Church Horse Doping Case - Proceedings, 1937 January 16 and 21.
Box 3 Folder 19
Church Horse Doping Case - Proceedings, 1937 February 4.
Box 3 Folder 20
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Clippings, 1931-1935.
Box 3 Folder 21
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Correspondence, 1933-1935.
Box 3 Folder 22
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Gravity Raise, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 23
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Miscellaneous Data, 1933, 1935.
Box 3 Folder 24
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Notes, 1933-1935.
Box 3 Folder 25
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #1, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 26
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #2, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 27
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #3, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 28
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #4, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 29
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #5, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 30
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #6, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 31
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run #7, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 32
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Run Outline and Index, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 33
Cox and Weatherill Oil Swindle Case - Subpoenas, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 34
Engineering, Incorporated - Correspondence, 1936-1938.
Box 3 Folder 35
Engineering, Incorporated - Financial Documents, 1933-1938.
Box 3 Folder 36
Engineering, Incorporated - Legal Documents, 1935-1938.
Box 3 Folder 37
Engineering, Incorporated - Legal Documents, 1939.
Box 3 Folder 38
Engineering, Incorporated - Minutes, 1937, undated.
Box 3 Folder 39
Engineering, Incorporated - Notes, undated.
Box 3 Folder 40
Engineering, Incorporated - Publications, 1937, undated.
Box 3 Folder 41
Engineering, Incorporated - Reports, 1936-1939.
Box 3 Folder 42
Glass Instruments, Incorporated - Stock Sale Agreement, 1955.
Box 3 Folder 43
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Clippings, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 44
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Correspondence, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 45
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Findings and Decision, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 46
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Minutes, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 47
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Notes, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 48
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Spectrophotometric Measurements, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 1
Hollywood Park Horse Doping Case - Testimony, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 2
Iverson and Jerome vs. Orange County Road Oil Case, 1937-1939.
Box 4 Folder 3
Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District - Consultant Agreements, 1948-1953.
Box 4 Folder 4
John J. Murdock Estate - Stock Option Agreement, 1949-1962.
Box 4 Folder 5
Petroleum Technologies, Incorporated - Tapo Canyon Oil Field Appraisal, 1954.
Box 4 Folder 6
Gray Phelps Estate - Arnold O. Beckman's Claim, 1957.
Box 4 Folder 7
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Affidavits, 1931-1932.
Box 4 Folder 8
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Brief for Plaintiffs, 1936.
Box 4 Folder 9
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Correspondence, 1931-1937.
Box 4 Folder 10
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Defendants' Brief to Exceptions to Master's Report, 1936.
Box 4 Folder 11
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Defendants' Reply Brief on Exceptions to the Master's Report, 1937.
Box 4 Folder 12
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Memorandum of Conclusions, 1938.
Box 4 Folder 13
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Notes, 1931-1932.
Box 4 Folder 14
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Patents, undated.
Box 4 Folder 15
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Report on Chemical Aspects of Defendants' Exceptions to the Master's Report, undated.
Box 4 Folder 16
Tretolite Company Patent Case - Reprint - "Analysis of Fatty Modifications Obtained by Action of Sulfuric Acid", 1931.
Box 4 Folder 17
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains research files pertaining to Arnold O. Beckman himself. Most of the files in this sub-series regard Beckman's life and career. Also present in this sub-series are a handful of files documenting Beckman's early professional work, including consultant work he performed for several clients and some of his early attempts at invention. A noticeable number of files regarding subjects connected with Arnold O. Beckman, including, but not limited to, his family and the National Inventors Hall of Fame are also preserved here.

The contents of the Research Files consist mainly of clippings, correspondence, press releases, periodicals, and various printed materials. Photographic materials, scientific data, research notes, manuscripts, reprints, and oral history transcripts are found in these files as well.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry - 17th Annual Arnold O. Beckman Conference, 1994.
Box 4 Folder 18
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1935.
Box 4 Folder 19
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1952-1957.
Box 4 Folder 20
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1963-1969.
Box 4 Folder 21
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1970-1979.
Box 4 Folder 22
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1980-1985.
Box 4 Folder 23
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1986-1988.
Box 4 Folder 24
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1990-1992.
Box 4 Folder 25
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 1992-1999.
Box 4 Folder 26
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, 2000-2006.
Box 4 Folder 27
Arnold O. Beckman - Articles About, undated.
Box 4 Folder 28
Arnold O. Beckman - Autobiography Online, undated.
Box 4 Folder 29
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 90th, 1990.
Box 4 Folder 30
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 92nd, 1992.
Box 4 Folder 31
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 93rd, 1993.
Box 4 Folder 32
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 98th, 1998.
Box 4 Folder 33
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 99th, 1999.
Box 4 Folder 34
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 100th - Clippings, 2000.
Box 4 Folder 35
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 100th - Correspondence, 1999-2001.
Box 4 Folder 36
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 100th - Miscellaneous, 2000.
Box 4 Folder 37
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 100th - Press Releases, 2000.
Box 4 Folder 38
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 101st, 2001.
Box 4 Folder 39
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 102nd, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 40
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 103rd, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 41
Arnold O. Beckman - Birthdays - 104th, 2004.
Box 4 Folder 42
Arnold O. Beckman - Biographies - Miscellaneous, 1963-1996.
Box 4 Folder 43
Arnold O. Beckman - Biography - I've Been Lucky All My Life - Draft 1, 1992.
Box 4 Folder 44
Arnold O. Beckman - Biography - I've Been Lucky All My Life – Draft 2, 1993.
Box 4 Folder 45-46
Arnold O. Beckman - Cullom, Illinois, undated.
Box 4 Folder 47
Arnold O. Beckman - Death - General Info, 2004.
Box 4 Folder 48
Arnold O. Beckman - Death - Memorial Services, 2003-2004.
Box 5 Folder 1
Arnold O. Beckman - Death - Obituaries, 2004.
Box 5 Folder 2
Arnold O. Beckman - Death - Tributes, 2004.
Box 5 Folder 3
Arnold O. Beckman - Death - Tributes, 2005-2006.
Box 5 Folder 4
Arnold O. Beckman - Furniture Appraisal, 1960.
Box 5 Folder 5
Arnold O. Beckman - General, 1970-2002.
Box 5 Folder 6
Arnold O. Beckman High School (Tustin, California), 2004.
Box 5 Folder 7
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - American Chemical Society - National Historic Chemical Landmark, 2004.
Box 5 Folder 8
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - American Chemical Society - Parsons Award, 1988-1989.
Box 5 Folder 9
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - American Institute of Chemistry Gold Medal, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 10
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - California Industrialist of the Year, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 11
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Center for Excellence in Education - Achievement in Excellence Award , 1991.
Box 5 Folder 12
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Coast Community College - Outstanding Citizen of the Year, 1972.
Box 5 Folder 13
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Economic Development Corporation of Orange County - Festival of the Rock, 1983.
Box 5 Folder 14
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Election to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1976.
Box 5 Folder 15
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Good Scout Award, 1991.
Box 5 Folder 16
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Hoover Medalist 1981, 1981-1982.
Box 5 Folder 17
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Instrument Society of America, 1955-1987.
Box 5 Folder 18
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - National Medal of Science, 1989, 1991.
Box 5 Folder 19
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - National Medal of Technology, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 20
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Orange County Manager of the Year, 1966.
Box 5 Folder 21
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Pepperdine University - Private Enterprise Award, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 22
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Republican Presidential Task Force, undated.
Box 5 Folder 23
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Richard Henry Lee Award (Operation Patriotism), 1970.
Box 5 Folder 24
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Scientific Apparatus Makers Association - SAMA Award, 1974.
Box 5 Folder 25
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Semper Fidelis Award, 1995.
Box 5 Folder 26
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Spurgeon Award, 2007.
Box 5 Folder 27
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - University of California, Riverside - Chancellor's Award, 1986.
Box 5 Folder 28
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - University of California, Riverside - Honorary Doctorate, 1966.
Box 5 Folder 29
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - University of Nebraska-Lincoln - ISCO Award , 1981.
Box 5 Folder 30
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Vermilye Medal, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 31
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Whittier College - Honorary Doctorate, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 32
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Young Men's Christian Association - Humanitarian of the Year, 1985.
Box 5 Folder 33
Arnold O. Beckman - Honors and Awards - Zoological Society of San Diego - Conservation Award, 2003.
Box 5 Folder 34
Arnold O. Beckman - Humor - H.H. Caldwell Letters, 1933-1934.
Box 5 Folder 35
Arnold O. Beckman - Job #9 - Rickard Waterproofing, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 36
Arnold O. Beckman - Job #10 - Globe Grain and Milling Company, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 37
Arnold O. Beckman - Job #11 - General Glass, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 38
Arnold O. Beckman - List of Items from His Office and Subsequent Donations to the Collection, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 39
Arnold O. Beckman - Memoranda of Inventions, 1937, 1942.
Box 5 Folder 40
Arnold O. Beckman - Miscellaneous Invention Drawings, 1928, 1934, undated.
Box 5 Folder 41
Arnold O. Beckman - Miscellaneous Inventions - Notes and Sketches, 1938-1951, undated.
Box 5 Folder 42
Arnold O. Beckman - Miscellaneous Jobs - Completed, 1933-1935.
Box 5 Folder 43
Arnold O. Beckman on TV - Architects of Change, 1991-1992.
Box 5 Folder 44
Arnold O. Beckman - Oral History - California Institute of Technology Oral History Project, 1981, 1995.
Box 5 Folder 45
Arnold O. Beckman - Oral History - University of Pennsylvania, 1985.
Box 5 Folder 46
Arnold O. Beckman - Papers By, 1927-1939.
Box 5 Folder 47
Arnold O. Beckman - Papers By, 1940-1946.
Box 5 Folder 48
Arnold O. Beckman - Papers By, 1948-1949.
Box 5 Folder 49
Arnold O. Beckman - Papers By, 1950-1953.
Box 5 Folder 50
Arnold O. Beckman - Papers By, undated.
Box 6 Folder 1
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Beckman Coulter Life, 2000 Second Quarter .
Box 6 Folder 2
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - BSG 2Day, 1985 First Quarter .
Box 6 Folder 3
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Engineering and Science, 1974-1986.
Box 6 Folder 4
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - HR Connection, 1994 3rd Quarter .
Box 6 Folder 5
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Inside Caltech, 1974 July .
Box 6 Folder 6
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Lab World, 1980 June .
Box 6 Folder 7
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Los Angeles Times Magazine, 2000 April 2.
Box 6 Folder 8
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Orange Coast, 1992 August .
Box 6 Folder 9
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Pepperdine People, 1981 Winter.
Box 6 Folder 10
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - R/D Research Development, 1974 December .
Box 6 Folder 11
Arnold O. Beckman - Periodicals Featuring - Stanford Medicine, 1986 Winter .
Box 6 Folder 12
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - American Chemical Society, 1993, 2000.
Box 6 Folder 13
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, 1987-2005.
Box 6 Folder 14
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Beckman@Science Public School Program, 1998-1999.
Box 6 Folder 15
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - California Institute of Technology - Arnold and Mabel Beckman Laboratory of Chemical Synthesis, 1986.
Box 6 Folder 16
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - California Institute of Technology - Arnold O. Beckman Professorship of Chemistry, 1980.
Box 6 Folder 17
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - California Institute of Technology - Beckman Auditorium, 1986.
Box 6 Folder 18
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - California Institute of Technology - Beckman Institute, 1986-2004.
Box 6 Folder 19
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - California Institute of Technology - Mabel and Arnold Beckman Laboratories of Behavioral Biology, 1974.
Box 6 Folder 20
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Chapman University, 1999.
Box 6 Folder 21
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1985, 1990, undated .
Box 6 Folder 22
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - City of Hope, 1983-2006.
Box 6 Folder 23
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Irvine Community Hospital, 1981-1985 .
Box 6 Folder 24
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - National Academy of Science, 1984-1999.
Box 6 Folder 25
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Neuroscience Education/Research Facility (Cold Springs Harbor Lab, New York), 1988.
Box 6 Folder 26
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Pepperdine University, 1988.
Box 6 Folder 27
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Rockefeller University, 1985.
Box 6 Folder 28
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Scripps Clinic, 1992.
Box 6 Folder 29
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Stanford University, 1985, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 30
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - University of California, Irvine, 1982-2000.
Box 6 Folder 31
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - University of Illinois, 1985-2006, undated .
Box 6 Folder 32
Arnold O. Beckman - Philanthropy - Zoological Society of San Diego, 2005 February .
Box 6 Folder 33
Arnold O. Beckman - Quotes, undated.
Box 6 Folder 34
Arnold O. Beckman - References, 1975-2009, undated.
Box 6 Folder 35
Arnold O. Beckman - Signature (Photocopy), undated.
Box 6 Folder 36
Arnold O. Beckman - Speeches By, 1936-1956.
Box 6 Folder 37
Arnold O. Beckman - Speeches By, 1961-1986.
Box 6 Folder 38
Arnold O. Beckman - Speeches By, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 39
Arnold O. Beckman - Thesis - California Institute of Technology, 1928.
Box 6 Folder 40
Arnold O. Beckman - Thesis - University of Illinois, 1922.
Box 6 Folder 41
Arnold O. Beckman - Unidentified Musical Scores, 1932.
Box 6 Folder 42
Fred Beckman - Patents (Photocopies), 1938.
Box 6 Folder 43
Mabel Beckman, 1982-2005.
Box 6 Folder 44
Beckman Family - Genealogy, 1980, undated.
Box 6 Folder 45
Beckman Well Cleaning Process, undated.
Box 6 Folder 46
California Council on Science and Technology, 1993.
Box 6 Folder 47
California Institute of Technology - Asphalt Institute - Reports, 1938.
Box 6 Folder 48
California Institute of Technology - History, 1999.
Box 6 Folder 49
Chiang Kai-Shek - Funeral - Clippings, 1975.
Box 6 Folder 50
Chiang Kai-Shek - Funeral - Miscellaneous, 1972-1975.
Box 7 Folder 1
Chiang Kai-Shek - Funeral - Publications, 1974-1975.
Box 7 Folder 2
Walter G. Clark - Computation For, 1926-1933.
Box 7 Folder 3-4
Delta Upsilon Fraternity - Illinois Chapter Membership Directory, undated.
Box 7 Folder 5
Education - Clippings, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 6
H.J. Fraser - Articles By, 1937.
Box 7 Folder 7
Gas Analysis Apparatus, 1938, undated.
Box 7 Folder 8
Henson Bore-Hole Surveying Apparatus, 1928-1929.
Box 7 Folder 9
Albert Myers - Thesis - California Institute of Technology, 1934.
Box 7 Folder 10
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Clippings, 2004, undated.
Box 7 Folder 11
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Clippings, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 12
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Correspondence, 1986-1987.
Box 7 Folder 13
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Miscellaneous, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 14
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Photographs and Slides, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 15
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Press Releases, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 16
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Induction of Arnold O. Beckman - Speeches, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 17
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Programs, 1986-1989.
Box 7 Folder 18
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Programs, 1993, 2002.
Box 7 Folder 19
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Programs, 2004.
Box 7 Folder 20
Revolutionary Tools - Exhibit at Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2002-2004.
Box 7 Folder 21
Reynolds Metals Company - Rankin Process for Alunite, 1941.
Box 7 Folder 22
Smudge Pots - Miscellaneous Patents, undated.
Box 7 Folder 23
System Development Corporation - Publications, 1966.
Box 7 Folder 24
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains Arnold O. Beckman's personal notebooks. A large majority of its contents consist of appointment books kept by Beckman between 1948 and 1977, which provide limited documentation of Beckman's daily activities with National Technical Laboratories and Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, and his activities outside of the firm. The information written in the appointment books includes times and dates for appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements.

Also preserved in this sub-series is a notebook/ledger kept by Beckman between 1924 and 1935. Written in this notebook/ledger are a few ideas and designs for instruments that Beckman believed to be patentable, including his "signaling device", which was patented in 1928. A brief correspondence record from 1925 and Beckman's daily notes regarding work on his non-clogging postal meter ink, inking appliances, and pH meter are also entered in this notebook/ledger. Financial information regarding Beckman's consultant work (including work he performed for National Postal Meter Company), and Christmas card lists are written in the notebook/ledger as well.

Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1948.
Box 8 Volume 1
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1949.
Box 8 Volume 2
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1950.
Box 8 Volume 3
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1951.
Box 8 Volume 4
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1952.
Box 8 Volume 5
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1953.
Box 8 Volume 6
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1954.
Box 8 Volume 7
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1955.
Box 8 Volume 8
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1957.
Box 8 Volume 9
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1961.
Box 8 Volume 10
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1963.
Box 8 Volume 11
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1966.
Box 8 Volume 12
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1967.
Box 8 Volume 13
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1968.
Box 8 Volume 14
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1972.
Box 8 Volume 15
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1974.
Box 8 Volume 16
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1975.
Box 8 Volume 17
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1976.
Box 8 Volume 18
Arnold O. Beckman - Appointment Book, 1977.
Box 8 Volume 19
Arnold O. Beckman - Notebook/Ledger, 1924-1935.
Box 8 Volume 20
Sub-series Description

Arranged chronologically by tax year, this sub-series contains Arnold and Mabel Beckman's personal financial records. The contents of the Financial Records consist mainly of ledger pages, tax returns, statements, correspondence, and receipts. Check stubs, notes, stock certificates, account books, and clippings are preserved in this sub-series as well.

Restrictions

This sub-series is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1942 Accounts, 1941-1943.
Box 9 Folder 1
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1943 Accounts, 1943, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 2
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1944 Accounts, 1944-1946.
Box 9 Folder 3
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1945 Accounts, 1944-1946.
Box 9 Folder 4
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1946 Accounts, 1946-1947.
Box 9 Folder 5
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1947 Accounts, 1947-1948.
Box 9 Folder 6
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1948 Accounts, 1942-1951.
Box 9 Folder 7
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1949 Accounts, 1949-1950.
Box 9 Folder 8
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1950 Accounts, 1950-1951.
Box 9 Folder 9
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1951 Accounts, 1951-1953.
Box 9 Folder 10
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1952 Accounts, 1952-1953.
Box 9 Folder 11
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1953 Accounts, 1948-1954.
Box 9 Folder 12
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1954 Accounts, 1954-1955.
Box 9 Folder 13
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1955 Records, 1952-1955.
Box 9 Folder 14
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1956 Records, 1955-1957.
Box 9 Folder 15-17
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1957 Records, 1957-1958.
Box 9 Folder 18
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1958 Accounts, 1956-1958.
Box 9 Folder 19
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman - 1959 Records, 1958-1959.
Box 9 Folder 20
Restrictions

This file is closed to researchers until 2064.

Series Description

This series contains materials documenting Beckman Coulter, Incorporated's business activities from its origins to 2010. The contents of the Business Activities Files are arranged into the following eight sub-series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Board of Directors and Shareholders Minutes
  3. Product Files
  4. Subject Files
  5. Social Affairs Files
  6. Company Reports
  7. Notebooks
  8. Jerry Gallwas Electrophoresis Files
Physical Description

21.0 Linear Feet15 Boxes (15 Record Boxes)

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains business correspondence files, which document the business activities of several Beckman Coulter corporate predecessors between the 1930s and 1980s. Most of the files were created by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. A few files created by National Technical Laboratories, National Inking Appliance Company, Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, and Helipot Corporation are also included in this sub-series.

Much of the correspondence in this sub-series is between the firm and its customers (including federal government agencies), licensees, distributors, vendors, and business partners. This sub-series also contains correspondence generated by several company divisions and personnel. Correspondence regarding a number of individual issues affecting the Beckman concern, including, but not limited to, legal matters, facilities, personnel, and publicity are also found here.

The contents of the files in the Correspondence sub-series consist mainly of letters. A significant amount of accompanying materials, including, but not limited to, photographic materials, reports, notes, and blueprints, are found in this sub-series as well.

Advertising and Public Relations - "Success Story" - TV Cast, 1955 May 13.
Box 10 Folder 1
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Jan W. Haagen-Smith, 1957.
Box 10 Folder 2
Arthur H. Thomas Company, 1952-1954.
Box 10 Folder 3
Arthur H. Thomas Company, 1955-1956.
Box 10 Folder 4
Bakelite Corporation, 1944-1946.
Box 10 Folder 5
Beckman GmbH - Personnel, Applications, Etc., 1953-1956.
Box 10 Folder 6
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Advertising and Publicity, 1946-1954.
Box 10 Folder 7
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Advertising and Publicity, 1955.
Box 10 Folder 8
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Advertising and Publicity, 1956 January-June .
Box 10 Folder 9
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Advertising and Publicity, 1956 July-December .
Box 10 Folder 10
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Advertising and Publicity - Open House, 1954 November 13-16.
Box 10 Folder 11-12
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - John F. Bishop, 1952-1953.
Box 10 Folder 13
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - John F. Bishop, 1954 January-April .
Box 10 Folder 14
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - John F. Bishop, 1954 May-December .
Box 10 Folder 15
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Edward H. Cherniss, 1953-1956.
Box 10 Folder 16
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Denmark, 1953-1954.
Box 10 Folder 17
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - England, 1949-1955.
Box 10 Folder 18
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - England - Elliot Brothers , 1948-1956.
Box 10 Folder 19
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - France, 1953-1954.
Box 10 Folder 20
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Hartmann & Braun, 1951-1952.
Box 10 Folder 21
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Hartmann & Braun, 1953.
Box 10 Folder 22
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Hartmann & Braun, 1954-1956.
Box 10 Folder 23
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Hellige, 1953.
Box 10 Folder 24
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Hellige, 1954-1955.
Box 10 Folder 25
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - K. Luft, 1953-1954.
Box 10 Folder 26
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Miscellaneous, 1951-1956.
Box 11 Folder 1
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Schaller , 1953-1956.
Box 11 Folder 2
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Germany - Warning, 1953-1956.
Box 11 Folder 3
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Japan, 1951-1955.
Box 11 Folder 4
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Netherlands, 1950-1956.
Box 11 Folder 5
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Correspondence - Sweden, 1949-1956 .
Box 11 Folder 6
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Leslie N. Duryea, 1956.
Box 11 Folder 7
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Joe L. Fahey, 1950-1954.
Box 11 Folder 8
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Joe L. Fahey, 1955-1956.
Box 11 Folder 9
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Foreign Dealer Questionnaires, 1950, 1952.
Box 11 Folder 10
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Fullerton Plant - Miscellaneous, 1948, 1952.
Box 11 Folder 11
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Fullerton Plant - Miscellaneous, 1953 January-June .
Box 11 Folder 12
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Fullerton Plant - Miscellaneous, 1953 July-December .
Box 11 Folder 13
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Fullerton Plant - Miscellaneous, 1954-1955.
Box 11 Folder 14
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Fullerton Plant - Moving Policies, 1953.
Box 11 Folder 15
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Legal - Miscellaneous, 1950-1955.
Box 11 Folder 16
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - T.O. McCraney, 1951-1954.
Box 11 Folder 17
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - T.O. McCraney, 1955-1956.
Box 11 Folder 18
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Patents and Inventions, 1950-1952.
Box 11 Folder 19
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Patents and Inventions, 1953-1956.
Box 11 Folder 20
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Personnel - Profit-Sharing Plan, 1954-1956.
Box 11 Folder 21
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Plants, Buildings, Etc. - M.S. Brock , 1953-1954.
Box 11 Folder 22
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Quotations and Discount Policies, and Other Conditions of Sale for Authorized Dealers, 1953.
Box 11 Folder 23
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - J.B. Rice, 1950-1953.
Box 11 Folder 24
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - W.J. Salzer, 1952-1955.
Box 11 Folder 25
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - W.H. Steinkamp, 1953-1955.
Box 11 Folder 26
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Synchros Department, 1952-1953.
Box 12 Folder 1
Berkeley Division, 1952.
Box 12 Folder 2
Berkeley Division, 1953-1954.
Box 12 Folder 3
Berkeley Division, 1955-1957.
Box 12 Folder 4
G.D. Butler, 1950-1953.
Box 12 Folder 5
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation, 1944-1949.
Box 12 Folder 6
Corning Glass Works, 1948-1954.
Box 12 Folder 7
Electro Metallurgical Company and Union Carbon and Carbon Research Laboratories, 1944-1947.
Box 12 Folder 8
Epsco, Incorporated, 1955.
Box 12 Folder 9
Fisher & Porter Company, 1956.
Box 12 Folder 10
Arthur Foristall - Advertising and Publications, 1953-1956.
Box 12 Folder 11
Dr. Eldon D. Haller, 1953-1954.
Box 12 Folder 12
Harris, Kiech, Forster, Harris - Legal, 1953.
Box 12 Folder 13
Helipot Corporation, 1943-1950.
Box 12 Folder 14
Helipot Corporation, 1951-1952.
Box 12 Folder 15
Helipot Corporation, 1953-1954.
Box 12 Folder 16
Helipot Corporation, 1955.
Box 12 Folder 17
Helipot Corporation, 1956.
Box 12 Folder 18
Industrial Research Institute, 1954-1956.
Box 12 Folder 19
J.B. Rea Company, 1952-1957.
Box 12 Folder 20
Kauffman-Lattimer Company - Re Model DU Spectrophotometer, 1952-1953.
Box 12 Folder 21
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

William Kaye, 1959-1982.
Box 12 Folder 22
Lehigh University, 1950-1951.
Box 12 Folder 23
Lehigh University, 1952-1955.
Box 13 Folder 1
Lehman Brothers (Frederick Ehrman, Etc.), 1949-1956.
Box 13 Folder 2
Linde Air Products Company, 1942-1949.
Box 13 Folder 3-4
Liston-Becker Instrument Company, 1955-1956.
Box 13 Folder 5
Perry McCarty, 1968-1974.
Box 13 Folder 6
Perry McCarty, 1975-1976.
Box 13 Folder 7
Perry McCarty, 1977-1979.
Box 13 Folder 8
Perry McCarty, 1982-1985.
Box 13 Folder 9
McMurry, Hamstra, & Company, 1947-1953.
Box 13 Folder 10
McMurry, Hamstra, & Company, 1954-1956.
Box 13 Folder 11
Mellon Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 1952-1954.
Box 13 Folder 12
Midwest Research Institute, 1951-1956.
Box 13 Folder 13
Milton Roy Company (Robert T. Sheen), 1954-1956.
Box 13 Folder 14
Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company - Proposed Merger with National Technical Laboratories, 1948.
Box 13 Folder 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence - A-F, 1951-1956.
Box 13 Folder 16-17
Miscellaneous Correspondence - G-L, 1950-1956.
Box 13 Folder 18
Miscellaneous Correspondence - M-R, 1950-1956.
Box 13 Folder 19
Miscellaneous Correspondence - S-Z, 1951-1956.
Box 13 Folder 20
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Instruments, 1950-1952.
Box 13 Folder 21
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Instruments, 1954-1956.
Box 14 Folder 1
M.W. Kellogg - A.R. Chandler, 1950-1952.
Box 14 Folder 2
National Carbon Company, 1944-1948.
Box 14 Folder 3
National Defense Research Committee, 1942-1943.
Box 14 Folder 4
National Defense Research Committee, 1944.
Box 14 Folder 5
National Defense Research Committee, 1945-1946.
Box 14 Folder 6
National Inking Appliance Company, 1934-1975.
Box 14 Folder 7
National Technical Laboratories, 1933-1939.
Box 14 Folder 8-9
National Technical Laboratories, 1945-1950.
Box 14 Folder 10
National Technical Laboratories - European Trip, 1949.
Box 14 Folder 11
National Technical Laboratories - Miscellaneous Legal, 1942-1950.
Box 14 Folder 12
Neomatic Relays, 1952-1953.
Box 14 Folder 13
New York Stock Exchange, 1954-1955.
Box 14 Folder 14
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Administrative Circulars, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 15
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Administrative Circulars, 1944.
Box 14 Folder 16
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Administrative Circulars, 1945.
Box 14 Folder 17
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Administrative Circulars, 1946.
Box 14 Folder 18
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Contracts, 1942-1946.
Box 14 Folder 19-20
Office of Scientific Research and Development - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1944-1946.
Box 14 Folder 21-22
Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, 1959.
Box 14 Folder 23
Linus Pauling, 1954.
Box 14 Folder 24
Pereira & Luckman, 1953-1958.
Box 14 Folder 25
Personnel - Miscellaneous, 1951-1954.
Box 14 Folder 26
Personnel - Miscellaneous, 1955-1956.
Box 14 Folder 27
Phillips Petroleum Company, 1952-1953.
Box 15 Folder 1
Plant - Fullerton, California - Donald R. Warren, Engineers, 1952-1953.
Box 15 Folder 2
Plant - Fullerton, California - Donald R. Warren, Engineers, 1954-1955.
Box 15 Folder 3
Research and Engineering, 1950-1952.
Box 15 Folder 4
Research and Engineering, 1953-1956.
Box 15 Folder 5
Bruce Sage, 1954-1957.
Box 15 Folder 6
Shareholders, Investment Houses, Etc., 1950-1953.
Box 15 Folder 7
Shareholders, Investment Houses, Etc., 1954-1955.
Box 15 Folder 8
Spinco (Specialized Instruments Corporation), 1954.
Box 15 Folder 9
Spinco (Specialized Instruments Corporation), 1955-1956.
Box 15 Folder 10
James C. Sternberg, 1963-1965.
Box 15 Folder 11
James C. Sternberg, 1966.
Box 15 Folder 12
James C. Sternberg, 1967.
Box 15 Folder 13-14
James C. Sternberg, 1968.
Box 15 Folder 15
James C. Sternberg, 1969.
Box 15 Folder 16
James C. Sternberg, 1984.
Box 15 Folder 17
Edwin W. Taylor, 1952-1955.
Box 15 Folder 18
Edwin W. Taylor, 1956 January-October.
Box 15 Folder 19
Edwin W. Taylor, 1956 November-December .
Box 15 Folder 20
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains board of directors minutes and shareholders minutes created by the following Beckman Coulter corporate predecessors: Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, Helipot Corporation, and National Technical Laboratories. The minutes preserved in this sub-series constitute the official record of board of directors and shareholders meetings held by these business entities during the 1940s and 1950s. The materials also document business decisions made at the board of directors and shareholders levels of these organizations. A small amount of accompanying materials, including correspondence, financial statements, and reports, are also included in these files.

Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes and Miscellaneous, 1951-1953.
Box 15 Folder 21
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes and Miscellaneous, 1954-1955.
Box 16 Folder 1
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes and Miscellaneous, 1956-1957.
Box 16 Folder 2
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes, 1950-1951.
Box 16 Folder 3
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes, 1952.
Box 16 Folder 4
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Board of Directors Minutes, 1953-1955.
Box 16 Folder 5
Helipot Corporation - Board of Directors Minutes, 1944-1952.
Box 16 Folder 6
Helipot Corporation - Board of Directors Minutes, 1953-1955.
Box 16 Folder 7
Helipot Corporation - Shareholders Minutes, 1946-1953.
Box 16 Folder 8
National Technical Laboratories - Board of Directors Minutes, 1942-1946.
Box 16 Folder 9
National Technical Laboratories - Board of Directors Minutes, 1947-1950.
Box 16 Folder 10
National Technical Laboratories - Shareholders Minutes, 1942-1949.
Box 16 Folder 11
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains Product Files created by several Beckman Coulter corporate predecessors, including Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, National Technical Laboratories, Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, and Helipot Corporation. These files document the development and manufacture of a cross section of the Beckman product line. They also shed light on the companies' efforts to provide technical support to their customers. Most of the files in this sub-series regard individual Beckman products, including pH meters, spectrophotometers, and oxygen analyzers. A few files regarding specific technical issues encountered during the development and manufacture of various Beckman products are also preserved in this sub-series.

The contents of the Product Files consist mainly of correspondence, reports, notes, drawings, and blueprints. Brochures, bulletins, manuals, technical papers, clippings, and a handful of photographs are preserved in these files as well. Most of the materials in the Product Files were created at the actual time of the development and manufacture of the products they document. A significant amount of accompanying historical research materials, created many years after the discontinuance of the products documented, are also found in these files.

Aerospace Instrumentation - Publications, 1960, 1964, undated.
Box 16 Folder 12
Arnold O. Beckman Pocket Dosimeter - Bulletin, undated.
Box 16 Folder 13
Anoxia Warning Device - Final Report, 1953.
Box 16 Folder 14
Astra Analyzers, 1978-1983, undated.
Box 16 Folder 15
Automated Electrophoresis Unit, 1971.
Box 16 Folder 16
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - "Flammable Solid" Placard - Drawings, 1980.
Box 16 Folder 17
Beckman/SDS Integrated Computer System, 1964.
Box 16 Folder 18
Berkeley Division - Advance Product Bulletins, 1952.
Box 16 Folder 19
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Correspondence, 1943-1944.
Box 16 Folder 20
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Correspondence, 1945-1946.
Box 16 Folder 21
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Final Reports, 1945.
Box 16 Folder 22
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Miscellaneous, 1943, 1945.
Box 16 Folder 23
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Reports (Folders 1-2 of 3), 1942-1944.
Box 16 Folder 24-25
Carbon Monoxide Detector - Reports (Folder 3 of 3), 1942-1944.
Box 17 Folder 1
William Cardwell - Thesis - Some Properties of the Glass Electrode, 1939.
Box 17 Folder 2
Cliniscreen DUI Crime Lab Story (Gas Chromatography), 1960-1969, undated.
Box 17 Folder 3
Commercial Instrumentation for Space Station Application - Final Report, 1970.
Box 17 Folder 4
Continuous Blood Glucose Analyzer, 1965-1967.
Box 17 Folder 5
Continuous Blood Glucose Analyzer, 1968-1969.
Box 17 Folder 6
Data on Combination Electrode Performance, 1955 June.
Box 17 Folder 7
Digital Multimeters, undated.
Box 17 Folder 8
Dimensional Electrode Drawings for Sales, 1955-1956.
Box 17 Folder 9
Discrete Sample Analyzer - Articles, 1968-1974.
Box 17 Folder 10
Discrete Sample Analyzer - DSA 60 - Maintenance Manual, 1969.
Box 17 Folder 11
Discrete Sample Analyzer - DSA 60 - Operating Manual, 1969.
Box 17 Folder 12
DU Spectrophotometer - First 100 Customers, 2008, undated.
Box 17 Folder 13
DU Spectrophotometer - Flame Attachment, 1950-1976.
Box 17 Folder 14
DU Spectrophotometer - Instructions Draft, undated.
Box 17 Folder 15
DU Spectrophotometer - Miscellaneous, 1941-1977.
Box 17 Folder 16
DU Spectrophotometer - Miscellaneous, 1940s, 1958.
Box 17 Folder 17
DU Spectrophotometer Problem, 1953, undated.
Box 17 Folder 18
DU Spectrophotometer - Spectrophotometric Data and Laboratory Notes, 1953, 1973, undated.
Box 17 Folder 19
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

DU Spectrophotometer - Technical Papers, 1941-1946.
Box 17 Folder 20
Electrode and pH (Arthur), 1953-1955.
Box 17 Folder 21
Electrode Polarization - John Leonard Book Review of Electrometric pH Determinations by Roger G. Bates, 1954 May .
Box 17 Folder 22
Electrode Problems and Ideas (Arthur), 1953 December-1956 May .
Box 17 Folder 23
Electrode Temperature Coefficient Measurement, 1953-1954.
Box 17 Folder 24
Flame Spectrophotometer - Handwritten Notes, 1954 January 18.
Box 17 Folder 25
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

Flame Spectrophotometer - Technical Papers, 1948, 1950, undated.
Box 17 Folder 26
GC-100 Megachrom - Notice of Project Completion, 1960.
Box 17 Folder 27
Glass Electrode Theory, 1953-1955.
Box 17 Folder 28
Glucose Analyzer - Miscellaneous, 1969-2000, undated.
Box 17 Folder 29
Glucose Analyzer - James C. Sternberg - Papers, 1961-1976, undated.
Box 17 Folder 30
H Recorder - Final Reports, 1945.
Box 17 Folder 31
H Recorder - Miscellaneous, 1943-1945.
Box 17 Folder 32
Helipot Corporation - Pentiometers - Reprint, 1953 August.
Box 17 Folder 33
High Temperature Paramagenetic Oxygen Analyzer - Report, 1980.
Box 17 Folder 34
Industrial Electrode Patents, 1952, 1955.
Box 17 Folder 35
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - Beckman Publications, 1949-1952, undated.
Box 17 Folder 36-38
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - H.H. Cary - Miscellaneous IR Data and Design (Photocopies), 1942-1945.
Box 18 Folder 1-2
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - Esso Laboratories - Correspondence (Photocopy), 1942.
Box 18 Folder 3
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - Miscellaneous Data (Photocopies), 1940-1945.
Box 18 Folder 4
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - Miscellaneous Reference Materials, 1942-2008, undated.
Box 18 Folder 5-7
IR Infrared Spectrophotometers - Shell Development Company - Laboratory Record (Photocopies), 1956-1959.
Box 18 Folder 8
IR-1 Infrared Spectrophotometer - Blueprints and Instructions, 1943-1949.
Box 18 Folder 9
IR-1 Infrared Spectrophotometer - R. Robert Brattain (Photocopies), 1945, 1999.
Box 18 Folder 10
IR-1 Infrared Spectrophotometer - First 100 Customers (Photocopies), 1942-2007.
Box 18 Folder 11
Location of Copy

Electronic copy available in Box 99D Object 29.

IR-1 Infrared Spectrophotometer - Photographs, undated.
Box 18 Folder 12
IR-2 Infrared Spectrophotometer - Bulletins (Photocopies), 1948-1954.
Box 18 Folder 13
IR-2 Infrared Spectrophotometer - Catalogs, 1946, undated.
Box 18 Folder 14
IR-2A Infrared Spectrophotometer - Instruction Manual, 1956.
Box 18 Folder 15
William A. Jensen - Freeze Drying Apparatus, 1954.
Box 18 Folder 16
Lunar Surface Analyzer - Design Proposal and Final Report, 1960-1961.
Box 18 Folder 17
Mark III Atmosphere Analyzer - Backfit Kit - Instruction Manual, 1960.
Box 18 Folder 18
Mark III Atmosphere Analyzer - Technical Manual, 1960.
Box 18 Folder 19
Mark III Atmosphere Analyzer - Technical Manual Revision, 1966.
Box 18 Folder 20
Mark V Infrared Analyzer - Patent, 1963.
Box 18 Folder 21
Miscellaneous Problems in pH, 1954.
Box 18 Folder 22
Model 9600 pH Meter, 1956-1976.
Box 18 Folder 23
Model F and Model H pH Meters, 1946.
Box 18 Folder 24
Model G pH Meter - Instruction Manual Corrections, 1952-1956.
Box 18 Folder 25
Model G pH Meter - Miscellaneous, 1946-2007, undated.
Box 18 Folder 26-27
Model G pH Meter - Temperature Compensation, 1954-1955.
Box 18 Folder 28
Model K Automatic Titrator, 1949-1953.
Box 18 Folder 29
Model R pH Meter, 1953, 1955, undated.
Box 18 Folder 30
Mustard Gas Detector, 1942-1944.
Box 18 Folder 31
National Defense Research Committee - Paper Tape Recording of CW Agents, 1944-1945.
Box 18 Folder 32
National Technical Laboratories - Power Transformer, 1951-1952.
Box 18 Folder 33
New Electrode Structures, 1955 April-November .
Box 18 Folder 34
O2 Electrode (Folder 1 of 2), 1956.
Box 18 Folder 35
O2 Electrode (Folder 2 of 2), 1956.
Box 19 Folder 1
O2 Electrode 11098, 1957.
Box 19 Folder 2
Oceanic Equipment, 1970, undated.
Box 19 Folder 3
OM-3 Instructions (Modified OM-1 Portable Oxygen Meter), undated.
Box 19 Folder 4
Oxygen Analyzers - Articles, 1951-1958.
Box 19 Folder 5
Oxygen Analyzers - Information Sheets, 1957, 1980.
Box 19 Folder 6
Oxygen Analyzers - Publications, 1960-1971, undated.
Box 19 Folder 7
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Correspondence, 1942-1946.
Box 19 Folder 8
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Declassification, 1945.
Box 19 Folder 9
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Final Report (Photocopy), 1944.
Box 19 Folder 10
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Photographs, undated.
Box 19 Folder 11
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Procedures and Final Report (Photocopy), 1944.
Box 19 Folder 12
Pauling Oxygen Meter - Reports, 1944-1953.
Box 19 Volume 13
PBS and Red Tube Problems, 1956.
Box 19 Folder 14
pH Data, 1955.
Box 19 Folder 15
pH Glass (Arthur), 1953-1956.
Box 19 Folder 16
pH Indicators - Automatic Glass Electrode (Photocopy), 1938.
Box 19 Folder 17
pH Meter Development - Advertisements, 1950, 1970, undated.
Box 19 Folder 18
pH Meter Development - Miscellaneous Research Materials, 1954-2009.
Box 19 Folder 19
pH Meter Development - Publications, 1947-1991, undated.
Box 19 Folder 20
pH Titrations (with Matsuyama and Jaffe), 1955.
Box 19 Folder 21
Phototube Problems, 1954.
Box 19 Folder 22
Possible New Electrode Designs, 1955.
Box 19 Folder 23
Reflexing Constant Temperature Bath, 1953-1961.
Box 19 Folder 24
RF Gas Analyzer, 1955, undated.
Box 19 Folder 25
Sales Sheet Information (Arthur), 1955.
Box 19 Folder 26
Schematic for Model G pH Meter - O'Keefe and Merritt Electrode Case, 1935, 1955.
Box 19 Folder 27
Six Point Multiple Switch, 1940.
Box 19 Folder 28
Spaceborne Gas Chromatograph - Quarterly Reports, 1961-1962.
Box 19 Folder 29
Sterimatic Sanitizing Equipment, 1940-1944, undated.
Box 19 Folder 30
Unidentified Testing Notes and Miscellaneous, undated.
Box 19 Folder 31
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

Various Electrode Instruction Sheets, 1955.
Box 19 Folder 32
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains a handful of subject files pertaining to miscellaneous business activities of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated and its corporate predecessors National Technical Laboratories and Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. Some of the files in this sub-series contain miscellaneous printed materials published by these three organizations, including brochures, a slide show script, an instructional material catalog, forms, and advertisements. Also found in this sub-series are a report of Ed Cherniss' trip to China, brochures and an instruction manual for products manufactured by other firms, and photocopies of the magazine article series "Fifty Years of Commercial Instrumentation in Absorption Spectroscopy". Beckman Coulter, Incorporated's certification by the National Standards Authority of Ireland is preserved in this sub-series as well.

Beckman Coulter - Global Connect Program, 2002.
Box 19 Folder 33
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Cedar Grove Operations, undated.
Box 19 Folder 34
Beckman New Dimensions, Introduction to Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy - Slide Show Script, 1972.
Box 19 Folder 35
Beckman New Dimensions Series - Catalog, 1976.
Box 19 Folder 36
Ed Cherniss - Trip to the People's Republic of China, 1975.
Box 19 Folder 37
E. Vernon Hill Company - Teltru Psychrometers, undated.
Box 19 Folder 38
"Fifty Years of Commercial Instrumentation in Absorption Spectroscopy", 1988-1993.
Box 19 Folder 39
Hyland Laboratories - LDH Isozymes Test, undated.
Box 19 Folder 40
National Standards Authority of Ireland - Certification, 1998.
Box 20 Folder 1
National Technical Laboratories - Forms and Advertising, 1937-1941.
Box 20 Folder 2-3
Oceanic Equipment Corporation - Instacase All-Weather/Underwater Camera Housing, undated.
Box 20 Folder 4
Pittsburgh Lectrodryer Corporation - Dehumidifier (Photocopy), 1947.
Box 20 Folder 5
Spectrophotometric Analysis - Blank Data Sheets, undated.
Box 20 Folder 6
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

Worthington Diagnostics - Ultrafree Calcium, undated.
Box 20 Folder 7
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains files regarding the following company social functions held by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated and its corporate successor Beckman Coulter, Incorporated: Anniversary Dinners, Beckman Employees Philatelic Society, Beckman Family Picnic Festival, Circle of Excellence - Global Awards Ceremonies, and Inventor Awards Dinners. The contents of these files consist primarily of programs and invitations. A few Beckman Employee Philatelic Society mailing envelopes are found in this sub-series as well.

Anniversary Dinners, 1962-1965.
Box 20 Folder 8
Anniversary Dinners, 1966-1969.
Box 20 Folder 9
Anniversary Dinners, 1970-1974.
Box 20 Folder 10
Anniversary Dinners, 1975-1979.
Box 20 Folder 11
Anniversary Dinners, 1980-1984.
Box 20 Folder 12
Anniversary Dinners, 1985-1989.
Box 20 Folder 13
Anniversary Dinners, 1990-1993.
Box 20 Folder 14
Anniversary Dinners, 1994-1998.
Box 20 Folder 15
Beckman Employees Philatelic Society, 1969-1994.
Box 20 Folder 16
Beckman Family Festival - Invitation, 1958.
Box 20 Folder 17
Circle of Excellence - Global Awards Ceremonies, 2003-2004.
Box 20 Folder 18
Inventor Awards Dinners, 1987-1995.
Box 20 Folder 19
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically by year, this sub-series contains company reports published by the Beckman concern. A majority of the reports were published by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, but a number of reports published by SmithKline Beckman Corporation and Beckman Coulter, Incorporated are also preserved here. Distributed to investors, employees, and the federal government, the Company Reports provide official summaries of the firm's business activities and finances.

The contents of this sub-series consist of the following types of company reports published by the Beckman concern: Annual Reports, Employee Annual Reports, Form 10-K's (annual reports submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), Prospectuses, Proxy Statements, Quarterly Reports, a Semi-Annual Report, and Shareholder Notices. A small amount of accompanying materials, including press releases, proxy cards, sample checks, and sample statements are found this sub-series as well.

Annual Report - 1952, 1952.
Box 20 Folder 20
Annual Report - 1953, 1953.
Box 20 Folder 21
Annual Report - 1954, 1954.
Box 20 Folder 22
Annual Report - 1955, 1955.
Box 20 Folder 23
Annual Report - 1956, 1956.
Box 20 Folder 24
Annual Report - 1957, 1957.
Box 20 Folder 25
Annual Report - 1958, 1958.
Box 20 Folder 26
Annual Report - 1959, 1959.
Box 20 Folder 27
Annual Report - 1960, 1960.
Box 20 Folder 28
Annual Report - 1961, 1961.
Box 20 Folder 29
Annual Report - 1962, 1962.
Box 20 Folder 30
Annual Report - 1963, 1963.
Box 20 Folder 31
Annual Report - 1964, 1964.
Box 20 Folder 32
Annual Report - 1965, 1965.
Box 20 Folder 33
Annual Report - 1966, 1966.
Box 20 Folder 34
Annual Report - 1967, 1966-1967.
Box 21 Folder 1
Annual Report - 1968, 1968.
Box 21 Folder 2
Annual Report - 1969, 1969.
Box 21 Folder 3
Annual Report - 1970, 1970.
Box 21 Folder 4
Annual Report - 1971, 1971.
Box 21 Folder 5
Annual Report - 1972, 1972.
Box 21 Folder 6
Annual Report - 1973, 1973.
Box 21 Folder 7
Annual Report - 1974, 1974.
Box 21 Folder 8
Annual Report - 1975, 1975.
Box 21 Folder 9
Annual Report - 1976, 1976.
Box 21 Folder 10
Annual Report - 1977, 1977.
Box 21 Folder 11
Annual Report - 1978, 1978.
Box 21 Folder 12
Annual Report - 1979, 1979.
Box 21 Folder 13
Annual Report - 1980, 1980.
Box 21 Folder 14
Annual Report - 1981, 1981.
Box 21 Folder 15
Annual Report - 1983, 1984.
Box 21 Folder 16
Annual Report - 1984, 1985.
Box 21 Folder 17
Annual Report - 1986, 1987.
Box 21 Folder 18
Annual Report - 1987, 1988.
Box 21 Folder 19
Annual Report - 1988, 1989.
Box 21 Folder 20
Annual Report - 1989, 1990.
Box 21 Folder 21
Annual Report - 1990, 1991.
Box 21 Folder 22
Annual Report - 1991, 1992.
Box 21 Folder 23
Annual Report - 1992, 1993.
Box 21 Folder 24
Annual Report - 1993, 1994.
Box 21 Folder 25
Annual Report - 1994, 1995.
Box 21 Folder 26
Annual Report - 1995, 1996.
Box 21 Folder 27
Annual Report - 1996, 1997.
Box 21 Folder 28
Annual Report - 1997, 1998.
Box 21 Folder 29
Annual Report - 1998, 1998-1999.
Box 21 Folder 30
Annual Report - 1999, 2000.
Box 21 Folder 31
Annual Report - 2000, 2001.
Box 21 Folder 32
Annual Report - 2001, 2002.
Box 21 Folder 33
Annual Report - 2002, 2003.
Box 21 Folder 34
Annual Report - 2004, 2005.
Box 22 Folder 1
Annual Report - 2005, 2006.
Box 22 Folder 2
Annual Report - 2006, 2007.
Box 22 Folder 3
Annual Report - 2009, 2010.
Box 22 Folder 4
Employee Annual Report - 1960, 1960.
Box 22 Folder 5
Employee Annual Report - 1961, 1961.
Box 22 Folder 6
Employee Annual Report - 1962, 1962.
Box 22 Folder 7
Employee Annual Report - 1963, 1963.
Box 22 Folder 8
Employee Annual Report - 1964, 1964.
Box 22 Folder 9
Employee Annual Report - 1965, 1964-1965.
Box 22 Folder 10
Employee Annual Report - 1966, 1966.
Box 22 Folder 11
Form 10-K - 1989, 1990.
Box 22 Folder 12
Form 10-K - 1990, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 13
Form 10-K - 1991, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 14
Form 10-K - 1992, 1993.
Box 22 Folder 15
Form 10-K - 1993, 1994.
Box 22 Folder 16
Form 10-K - 1994, 1995.
Box 22 Folder 17
Form 10-K - 1995, 1996.
Box 22 Folder 18
Form 10-K - 1998, 1999.
Box 22 Folder 19
Form 10-K - 2003, 2004.
Box 22 Folder 20
Form 10-K - 2004, 2005.
Box 22 Folder 21
Form 10-K - 2005, 2006.
Box 22 Folder 22
Form 10-K - 2006, 2007.
Box 22 Folder 23
Form 10-K - 2007, 2008.
Box 22 Folder 24
Form 10-K - 2008, 2009.
Box 22 Folder 25
Prospectus, 1952.
Box 22 Folder 26
Prospectus, 1954.
Box 22 Folder 27
Prospectus, 1959.
Box 22 Folder 28
Prospectus, 1960.
Box 22 Folder 29
Prospectus, 1961.
Box 22 Folder 30
Prospectus, 1962.
Box 22 Folder 31
Prospectus, 1964.
Box 22 Folder 32
Prospectus, 1966.
Box 22 Folder 33
Prospectus, 1968.
Box 22 Folder 34
Prospectus, 1981.
Box 22 Folder 35
Prospectus, 1989.
Box 22 Folder 36
Proxy Statement, 1955.
Box 22 Folder 37
Proxy Statement, 1956.
Box 22 Folder 38
Proxy Statement, 1957.
Box 22 Folder 39
Proxy Statement, 1958.
Box 22 Folder 40
Proxy Statement, 1959.
Box 22 Folder 41
Proxy Statement, 1960.
Box 22 Folder 42
Proxy Statements, 1961.
Box 22 Folder 43
Proxy Statement, 1962.
Box 22 Folder 44
Proxy Statement, 1963.
Box 22 Folder 45
Proxy Statement, 1964.
Box 22 Folder 46
Proxy Statement, 1965.
Box 22 Folder 47
Proxy Statement, 1966.
Box 22 Folder 48
Proxy Statement, 1967.
Box 22 Folder 49
Proxy Statement, 1968.
Box 22 Folder 50
Proxy Statement, 1969.
Box 22 Folder 51
Proxy Statement, 1970.
Box 22 Folder 52
Proxy Statement, 1971.
Box 22 Folder 53
Proxy Statement, 1972.
Box 22 Folder 54
Proxy Statement, 1973.
Box 22 Folder 55
Proxy Statement, 1975.
Box 22 Folder 56
Proxy Statement, 1977.
Box 22 Folder 57
Proxy Statement, 1978.
Box 22 Folder 58
Proxy Statement, 1980.
Box 22 Folder 59
Proxy Statement, 1981.
Box 22 Folder 60
Proxy Statement, 1984.
Box 22 Folder 61
Proxy Statement, 1985.
Box 22 Folder 62
Proxy Statement, 1988.
Box 22 Folder 63
Proxy Statement, 1989.
Box 22 Folder 64
Proxy Statement, 1990.
Box 22 Folder 65
Proxy Statement, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 66
Proxy Statement, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 67
Proxy Statement, 1993.
Box 22 Folder 68
Proxy Statement, 1994.
Box 22 Folder 69
Proxy Statement, 1995.
Box 22 Folder 70
Proxy Statement, 1996.
Box 22 Folder 71
Proxy Statement, 1999.
Box 22 Folder 72
Proxy Statement, 2004.
Box 22 Folder 73
Proxy Statement, 2006.
Box 22 Folder 74
Proxy Statement, 2007.
Box 22 Folder 75
Proxy Statement, 2008.
Box 23 Folder 1
Proxy Statement, 2009.
Box 23 Folder 2
Proxy Statement, 2010.
Box 23 Folder 3
Quarterly Reports - 1953, 1952.
Box 23 Folder 4
Quarterly Reports - 1956, 1955-1956.
Box 23 Folder 5
Quarterly Reports - 1957, 1956-1957.
Box 23 Folder 6
Quarterly Reports - 1958, 1957-1958.
Box 23 Folder 7
Quarterly Reports - 1959, 1958-1959.
Box 23 Folder 8
Quarterly Reports - 1960, 1959-1960.
Box 23 Folder 9
Quarterly Reports - 1961, 1960-1961.
Box 23 Folder 10
Quarterly Reports - 1962, 1961.
Box 23 Folder 11
Quarterly Reports - 1963, 1962-1963.
Box 23 Folder 12
Quarterly Reports - 1964, 1963-1964.
Box 23 Folder 13
Quarterly Reports - 1965, 1964-1965.
Box 23 Folder 14
Quarterly Reports - 1966, 1965-1966.
Box 23 Folder 15
Quarterly Reports - 1967, 1966-1967.
Box 23 Folder 16
Quarterly Reports - 1968, 1967-1968.
Box 23 Folder 17
Quarterly Reports - 1969, 1968-1969.
Box 23 Folder 18
Quarterly Reports - 1970, 1969-1970.
Box 23 Folder 19
Quarterly Reports - 1971, 1970-1971.
Box 23 Folder 20
Quarterly Reports - 1972, 1971-1972.
Box 23 Folder 21
Quarterly Reports - 1973, 1972-1973.
Box 23 Folder 22
Quarterly Reports - 1974, 1973-1974.
Box 23 Folder 23
Quarterly Reports - 1975, 1974-1975.
Box 23 Folder 24
Quarterly Reports - 1976, 1975-1976.
Box 23 Folder 25
Quarterly Reports - 1977, 1976-1977.
Box 23 Folder 26
Quarterly Reports - 1978, 1977-1978.
Box 23 Folder 27
Quarterly Reports - 1979, 1978-1979.
Box 23 Folder 28
Quarterly Reports - 1980, 1979-1980.
Box 23 Folder 29
Quarterly Reports - 1981, 1981.
Box 23 Folder 30
Quarterly Reports - 1982, 1981-1982.
Box 23 Folder 31
Quarterly Reports - 1983, 1983.
Box 23 Folder 32
Quarterly Reports - 1984, 1984.
Box 23 Folder 33
Quarterly Reports - 1987, 1987.
Box 23 Folder 34
Quarterly Reports - 1988, 1988.
Box 23 Folder 35
Quarterly Reports - 1989, 1989.
Box 23 Folder 36
Quarterly Reports - 1990, 1990.
Box 23 Folder 37
Quarterly Reports - 1991, 1991.
Box 23 Folder 38
Quarterly Reports - 1992, 1992.
Box 23 Folder 39
Quarterly Reports - 1993, 1993.
Box 23 Folder 40
Quarterly Reports - 1994, 1994.
Box 23 Folder 41
Quarterly Reports - 1995, 1995.
Box 23 Folder 42
Quarterly Reports - 1996, 1996.
Box 23 Folder 43
Quarterly Reports - 1997, 1997.
Box 23 Folder 44
Semi-Annual Report - 1952, 1952.
Box 23 Folder 45
Shareholder Notice, 1956.
Box 23 Folder 46
Shareholder Notice, 1957.
Box 23 Folder 47
Shareholder Notices, 1960.
Box 23 Folder 48
Shareholder Notices, 1961.
Box 23 Folder 49
Shareholder Notice, 1963.
Box 23 Folder 50
Shareholder Notice, 1982.
Box 23 Folder 51
Sub-series Description

This sub-series contains a handful of notebooks created by Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, and National Technical Laboratories. These materials provide primary documentation regarding a few of the firms' business activities.

The content of the Notebooks sub-series include a daily diary kept by Arnold O. Beckman himself, and two lab notebooks and a field service report notebook created by Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated. Two project listing notebooks created by National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated are also preserved in this sub-series. Two lab notebooks kept by Beckman Instruments' research scientist James C. Sternberg, which document his research and development work on glucose analyzers, are also found here. A small amount of accompanying materials, including notes, drawings, graphs, blueprints, and correspondence are found in this sub-series as well.

Arnold O. Beckman - Daily Diary, 1950-1951.
Box 23 Folder 52
Arnold O. Beckman Company - Lab Notebook - Oxygen Analyzers, 1944-1945.
Box 23 Volume 53
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Field Service Report Notebook, 1957-1959.
Box 23 Volume 54
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Lab Notebook - Various Projects, 1951-1953.
Box 23 Volume 55
National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Notebook Listing Project Numbers, 1941-1953.
Box 24 Volume 1
National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Miscellaneous Project Tracking Ledger, 1941-1958.
Box 24 Volume 2
James C. Sternberg - Lab Notebook - Batch Glucose, 1968.
Box 24 Folder 3
James C. Sternberg - Lab Notebook - Batch Glucose - Continued Testing, 1968.
Box 24 Folder 4
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains electrophoresis files belonging to Jerry Gallwas, a long-time Beckman employee who enjoyed a distinguished career with the firm. During the 1960s, Gallwas was a member of the team responsible for the founding and development of Beckman Instruments' clinical diagnostics business. Later in his career, he served as Beckman Coulter's Director of Project Management.

These files concern hemoglobin and protein electrophoresis tests conducted by Gallwas while serving as a medical technician in the United States Army. The contents of these files consist of electrophoresis separations (stained paper strips) and scans (line charts). The tests documented in these files were taken with an early Beckman Model R Paper Electrophoresis System.

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, 1962 November 26.
Box 24 Folder 5
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, 1963 February 13.
Box 24 Folder 6
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, 1963 March 13.
Box 24 Folder 7
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, 1963 March 26.
Box 24 Folder 8
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, 1963 April 18.
Box 24 Folder 9
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - 1/1 Albumin and Sample in Glycerine, 1962 October 24.
Box 24 Folder 10
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - C-S-A, 1963 July 1.
Box 24 Folder 11
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - C-S-A, 1963 July 2.
Box 24 Folder 12
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - C-S-A, 1963 July 11.
Box 24 Folder 13
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - First Attempt, 1962 August 25.
Box 24 Folder 14
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Fort Sam Houston - Hemoglobin Standards , undated.
Box 24 Folder 15
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Sample A - H9 to H14 - H20 Hemolyzed, undated.
Box 24 Folder 16
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Standards - C-S-A, 1962 October 22.
Box 24 Folder 17
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Type "C", 1963 May 24.
Box 24 Folder 18
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Type "C", 1963 May 25.
Box 24 Folder 19
Protein Electrophoresis, November 11, undated.
Box 24 Folder 20
Protein Electrophoresis, November 27, undated.
Box 24 Folder 21
Protein Electrophoresis - Albumin, undated.
Box 24 Folder 22
Protein Electrophoresis - Carol Dickard, undated.
Box 24 Folder 23
Protein Electrophoresis - Dunbar, undated.
Box 24 Folder 24
Protein Electrophoresis - Ebrischt, undated.
Box 24 Folder 25
Protein Electrophoresis - Errors, undated.
Box 24 Folder 26
Protein Electrophoresis - Extra, undated.
Box 24 Folder 27
Protein Electrophoresis - Fibrinogen, undated.
Box 24 Folder 28
Protein Electrophoresis - Fibrinogen in Hyland Standard, undated.
Box 24 Folder 29
Protein Electrophoresis - Henry, undated.
Box 24 Folder 30
Protein Electrophoresis - High, undated.
Box 24 Folder 31
Protein Electrophoresis - Hyland Standard - A2, undated.
Box 24 Folder 32
Protein Electrophoresis - Hyland Standard - N2, undated.
Box 24 Folder 33
Protein Electrophoresis - Hyatt, undated.
Box 24 Folder 34
Protein Electrophoresis - Irby, undated.
Box 24 Folder 35
Protein Electrophoresis - Joint, undated.
Box 24 Folder 36
Protein Electrophoresis - Joint Fluid, undated.
Box 24 Folder 37
Protein Electrophoresis - Lake Charles - 2 Lambda, undated.
Box 24 Folder 38
Protein Electrophoresis - Lake Charles - 4 Lambda, undated.
Box 24 Folder 39
Protein Electrophoresis - Lake Charles - 6 Lambda, undated.
Box 24 Folder 40
Protein Electrophoresis - Lipid, undated.
Box 24 Folder 41
Protein Electrophoresis - Lipoproteins, 1963.
Box 24 Folder 42
Protein Electrophoresis - Old Supplemental Standard, undated.
Box 24 Folder 43
Protein Electrophoresis - Perkins, undated.
Box 24 Folder 44
Protein Electrophoresis - Plasma, undated.
Box 24 Folder 45
Protein Electrophoresis - Poor Sample, 1962 December 26.
Box 24 Folder 46
Protein Electrophoresis - Poor Sample - Strip 64, undated.
Box 24 Folder 47
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 1 - Scott, undated.
Box 24 Folder 48
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 2 - Sperling, 1963 June.
Box 24 Folder 49
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 6, undated.
Box 24 Folder 50
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 7, undated.
Box 24 Folder 51
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 10, undated.
Box 24 Folder 52
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 14, undated.
Box 24 Folder 53
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 20, undated.
Box 24 Folder 54
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 21A, undated.
Box 24 Folder 55
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 23, undated.
Box 24 Folder 56
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 24, undated.
Box 24 Folder 57
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 25, undated.
Box 24 Folder 58
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 26, undated.
Box 24 Folder 59
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 28, undated.
Box 24 Folder 60
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 36, undated.
Box 24 Folder 61
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 43, undated.
Box 24 Folder 62
Protein Electrophoresis - Run 45, undated.
Box 24 Folder 63
Protein Electrophoresis - Scott, undated.
Box 24 Folder 64
Protein Electrophoresis - Standard, undated.
Box 24 Folder 65
Protein Electrophoresis - Standard - 369T1, undated.
Box 24 Folder 66
Protein Electrophoresis - Standard - R48, undated.
Box 24 Folder 67
Protein Electrophoresis - Strip 63, undated.
Box 24 Folder 68
Protein Electrophoresis - Supplemental Standard, 1963 February 21.
Box 24 Folder 69
Protein Electrophoresis - Supplemental Standard, 1963 March 1.
Box 24 Folder 70
Protein Electrophoresis - Supplemental Standard - R-52, undated.
Box 24 Folder 71
Protein Electrophoresis - Supplemental Standard - T-1, 1963.
Box 24 Folder 72
Protein Electrophoresis - Thomas, undated.
Box 24 Folder 73
Protein Electrophoresis - Thomas - 10 Lambda, undated.
Box 24 Folder 74
Protein Electrophoresis - Unidentified, undated.
Box 24 Folder 75

Series Description

This series contains materials pertaining to the corporate history of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. A majority of the materials in this series were created by the Beckman concern, but a significant amount of materials produced independently of the firm are preserved in this series as well. The contents of the Corporate and Division Histories series are arranged into the following two sub-series:

  1. Oral Histories
  2. Subject Files
Physical Description

4.2 Linear Feet4 Boxes (2 Record Boxes and 2 Hollinger Boxes

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically, this sub-series contains interviews given by eleven Beckman Instruments, Incorporated executives, including, but not limited to, company founder Arnold O. Beckman and president William Ballhaus. Taken as a whole, the materials found in this sub-series provide insight into the development of Beckman Instruments and the company's internal workings from the perspective of its executives. They also provide biographical information about the executives themselves. A large majority of the interviews were conducted under the auspices of the Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program. Two interviews of Ed Cherniss conducted by the Beckman Historical Collection and one interview of Louis T. Rosso conducted by California State University, Fullerton are also included in this sub-series.

The contents of the Oral Histories files consist mainly of unedited interview transcripts and edited interview manuscripts. A small amount of accompanying materials, including correspondence and notes, are found in these files as well.

Beckman Historical Collection - Ed Cherniss - Interview I, 1982, 1985.
Box 25 Folder 1
Beckman Historical Collection - Ed Cherniss - Interview II, 1982, 1985.
Box 25 Folder 2
California State University, Fullerton - Louis T. Rosso - Interviews, 2007.
Box 25 Folder 3
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 60-61 and Box 99D Objects 1-12.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - William F. Ballhaus - Interview I, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 4
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 8-9.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - William F. Ballhaus - Interview II, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 5
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 10-11.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview I Manuscript, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 6
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 21-22.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview I Transcript, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 7
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 21-22.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview II Manuscript, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 8
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in available in Box 99C Objects 4-5, 23-24.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview II Transcript, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 9
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99 Objects 4-5, 23-24.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview III Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 10
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 25-26.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview IV Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 11
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99 Objects 27-28.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview V Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 12
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 29-30.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview VI Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 13
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 31-32.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Arnold O. Beckman - Interview VII Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 14
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 33-35.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Robert A. Lineberger - Interview Manuscript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 15
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 39-40.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Robert A. Lineberger - Interview Transcript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 16
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 39-40.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Dr. Richard Nesbit - Interview Manuscript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 17
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 41-42.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Dr. Richard Nesbit - Interview Transcript, 1976-1981.
Box 25 Folder 18
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 41-42.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Louis T. Rosso - Interview Manuscript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 19
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 43-45.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Louis T. Rosso - Interview Transcript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 20
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 43-45.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Spilhaus - Interview Transcript Page, undated.
Box 25 Folder 21
Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Lowell Stanley - Interview Manuscript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 22
Location of Audio Recording

Audio recording available in Box 99C Object 46.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Lowell Stanley - Interview Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 23
Location of Audio Recording

Audio recording available in Box 99C Object 46.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Robert J. Steinmeyer - Interview I Transcript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 24
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 47-48.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Robert J. Steinmeyer - Interview II Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 25
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 49-50.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Robert J. Steinmeyer - Interview III Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 26
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 51-52.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Donald A. Strauss - Interview Manuscript, 1980-1981.
Box 25 Folder 27
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 53-54.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - Donald A. Strauss - Interview Transcript, 1980.
Box 25 Folder 28
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 53-54.

Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program - G. Howard Teeter - Interview Transcript, 1977-1981.
Box 25 Folder 29
Location of Audio Recordings

Audio recordings available in Box 99C Objects 55-56.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains subject files regarding the corporate history of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. Most of the files concern the history of the Beckman Coulter itself and a number of its corporate predecessors, divisions, departments, and subsidiaries. This sub-series also contains a few files documenting the Beckman Historical Collection, a corporate history program established by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated during the 1970s.

The contents of the Subject Files consist of a wide variety of materials. Narrative histories, chronologies, lists, correspondence, and notes are found in these files. Clippings, press releases, miscellaneous company publications (including brochures, bulletins, manuals, and publicity publications), speeches, legal documents, and a few photographs are preserved in the Subject Files as well.

Advanced Technology Operations - Historical Milestones, 1976-1978.
Box 25 Folder 30
Advanced Technology Operations - Publications, 1964-1976, undated.
Box 25 Folder 31
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - List of Employees, 1948.
Box 25 Folder 32
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Miscellaneous, 1942-2000.
Box 25 Folder 33
Beckman Coulter Heritage Council - Loan Agreement, 2010.
Box 25 Folder 34
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company History - Articles, 1998, 2001.
Box 25 Folder 35
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company History - Miscellaneous, 1935-1976.
Box 26 Folder 1
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company History - Miscellaneous, 1980-1988.
Box 26 Folder 2
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company History - Miscellaneous, 1990-1999.
Box 26 Folder 3
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company History - Miscellaneous, 2011, undated.
Box 26 Folder 4
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Company Overview, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 5
Beckman Coulter, Incorporated - Model E and Model L Centrifuge Exhibit, 2007-2009, undated.
Box 26 Folder 6
Beckman Coulter Inventors Hall of Fame - Speech by Bill May, 2004.
Box 26 Folder 7
Beckman GmbH - Legal Documents, 1953-1970.
Box 26 Folder 8
Beckman Historical Collection - Amplexer Model C-44 Amplifier, undated.
Box 26 Folder 9
Beckman Historical Collection - Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Bulletins, undated.
Box 26 Folder 10
Beckman Historical Collection - Biotechnology Milestones, undated.
Box 26 Folder 11
Beckman Historical Collection - Brochures and Letters, 1948-1982.
Box 26 Folder 12
Beckman Historical Collection - Brochures and Letters, undated.
Box 26 Folder 13
Beckman Historical Collection - Categories, 1976, undated.
Box 26 Folder 14
Beckman Historical Collection - Common Stock, 1952.
Box 26 Folder 15
Beckman Historical Collection - Correspondence, 1976-1979.
Box 26 Folder 16
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Advanced Technology Operations, 1977.
Box 26 Folder 17
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Analytical Instruments Sales and Service Division, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 18
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Berkeley Division, 1964, undated.
Box 26 Folder 19
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Biological and Fine Chemicals Division, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 20
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Bioproducts Department, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 21
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Electronic Instrument Division Product Guide, 1970.
Box 26 Folder 22
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Information Displays Operations, 1977.
Box 26 Folder 23
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Process Instruments Division, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 24
Beckman Historical Collection - Division Histories - Scientific Instruments Division, 1959-1977.
Box 26 Folder 25
Beckman Historical Collection - Fullerton Facility, 1952-1982.
Box 26 Folder 26
Beckman Historical Collection - Instruments - Lists, 1977-1984, undated.
Box 26 Folder 27
Beckman Historical Collection - Last Stock Trade, 1982.
Box 26 Folder 28
Beckman Historical Collection - Milestones, 1972-1986.
Box 26 Folder 29
Beckman Historical Collection - Miscellaneous, 1976, undated.
Box 26 Folder 30
Beckman Historical Collection - National Technical Laboratories, undated.
Box 26 Folder 31
Beckman Historical Collection - New Products - Lists, 1977-1978.
Box 26 Folder 32
Beckman Historical Collection - Product Directory - Divested Products, 1992.
Box 26 Folder 33
Beckman Historical Collection - Salvadoran Kidnapping and Negotiations - Newspaper Ads, 1979, 1990.
Box 26 Folder 34
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - 50th Anniversary - Golden Past, Golden Future, 1985.
Box 26 Folder 35
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - 50th Anniversary - Materials Kit, 1985.
Box 26 Folder 36
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - 50th Anniversary - Miscellaneous, 1985-1986.
Box 26 Folder 37
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Certification of Products and Facilities, 1991-1994.
Box 26 Folder 38
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Chronology, 1961.
Box 26 Folder 39
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Product Milestones, 1993.
Box 26 Folder 40
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Speeches, 1960-1964.
Box 26 Folder 41
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Speeches, 1966.
Box 26 Folder 42
Beckman Instruments (Japan), Limited - Company History, 1986.
Box 26 Folder 43
Beckman Technical Centre, Beijing, China - Grand Opening, 1981.
Box 26 Folder 44
Berkeley Division - Acquisition by Beckman, 1952.
Box 26 Folder 45
Bioproducts Department - History, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 46
Clinical Instruments Division - History, 1976.
Box 26 Folder 47
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Clippings, 1963-2003, undated.
Box 26 Folder 48
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Correspondence, 2006-2011.
Box 26 Folder 49
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Coulter-Continental-Bank of America, 50 Years Working Together, 1995.
Box 27 Folder 1
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Miscellaneous, 2003, 2010, undated .
Box 27 Folder 2
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Patents, undated .
Box 27 Folder 3
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Publications, 1980-1998, undated.
Box 27 Folder 4
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Timelines, 1993-2008.
Box 27 Folder 5
Coulter Corporation - Corporate History - Trademarks, 1985, undated.
Box 27 Folder 6
Coulter Corporation - Joseph Coulter, Jr. - Obituary, 1995.
Box 27 Folder 7
Coulter Corporation - Wallace Coulter - National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2004.
Box 27 Folder 8
Coulter Corporation - Wallace Coulter - Obituaries, 1998.
Box 27 Folder 9
Health Care Group - Brochures, undated.
Box 27 Folder 10
IBM - Data Processing Contract, 1948, 1978.
Box 27 Folder 11
Lehman Brothers - Stock Underwriting Agreement (Photocopies), undated.
Box 27 Folder 12
Microbics Operations - History, 1973-1976.
Box 27 Folder 13
Model DU Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium, 1991.
Box 27 Folder 14
National Sales Corporation - Dissolution, 1948.
Box 27 Folder 15
National Technical Laboratories - Library Accession Book, 1949-1956.
Box 27 Folder 16
National Technical Laboratories - Miscellaneous Agreements, 1941-1946.
Box 27 Folder 17
pH Story - Reference Materials, 1975-2009.
Box 27 Folder 18
Process Instruments Division - History, 1976.
Box 27 Folder 19
Shasta Division - Miscellaneous, 1953-1956.
Box 27 Folder 20
Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory - Miscellaneous, 1956-1994, undated.
Box 27 Folder 21
SmithKline Beckman Corporation - Federal Deficit - Statement, 1982.
Box 28 Folder 1
SmithKline Beckman Corporation - Merger - Clippings, 1981-1982.
Box 28 Folder 2
SmithKline Beckman Corporation - Merger - Shareholders Meeting Minutes and Press Conference Questions, 1982.
Box 28 Folder 3
SmithKline Beckman Corporation - Spinoff - Clippings, 1988.
Box 28 Folder 4
Special Projects Division - U.S. Navy Contract - Press Release, 2000.
Box 28 Folder 5
Spinco Division - History - Centrifuges, 1965-2010, undated.
Box 28 Folder 6-7
Spinco Division - History - Miscellaneous, 1947-2008, undated.
Box 28 Folder 8-9
Spinco Division - History - Nobel Prize Winners, 1986, 1997, undated.
Box 28 Folder 10
Spinco Division - History - Edward G. Pickels, 1951-2007, undated.
Box 28 Folder 11

Series Description

Arranged chronologically, this series contains press releases distributed by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated to media organizations between 1955 and 1994. The materials in this series provide information regarding Beckman Instruments' development and business activities from the company's perspective. They also shed light on the firm's public relations efforts. Product introductions, product literature introductions, facility openings, employee news, and company social functions are among the news stories publicized in the Press Releases. Financial news, acquisition announcements, contract announcements, and corporate restructuring announcements are documented in the Press Releases as well.

The contents of this series consist mainly of the press releases themselves. A significant number of accompanying photographs, most of which are physically attached to the press releases, are also included in this series. A small number of accompanying brochures and bulletins for various Beckman products are preserved in this series as well.

Physical Description

8.4 Linear Feet7 Boxes (5 Record Boxes and 2 Hollinger Boxes)

Press Releases, 1955.
Box 29 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1956 January-June .
Box 29 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1956 July-December .
Box 29 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1957.
Box 29 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1958 January-June .
Box 29 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1958 July-December .
Box 29 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1959 January-September .
Box 29 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1959 October-December.
Box 29 Folder 8
Press Releases, 1960 January-June.
Box 29 Folder 9
Press Releases, 1960 July-December.
Box 29 Folder 10
Press Releases, 1961.
Box 29 Folder 11
Press Releases, 1962.
Box 29 Folder 12
Press Releases, 1963 January-September.
Box 29 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1963 October-December.
Box 29 Folder 14
Press Releases, 1964 January-October.
Box 29 Folder 15
Press Releases, 1964 November-December.
Box 29 Folder 16
Press Releases, 1965.
Box 29 Folder 17
Press Releases, 1966 January-July.
Box 29 Folder 18
Press Releases, 1966 August-December.
Box 29 Folder 19
Press Releases, 1967 January-August.
Box 29 Folder 20
Press Releases, 1967 September-October.
Box 30 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1967 November-December.
Box 30 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1968 January-March.
Box 30 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1968 April-June.
Box 30 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1968 July-October.
Box 30 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1968 November-December.
Box 30 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1969 January-March.
Box 30 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1969 April-May.
Box 30 Folder 8
Press Releases, 1969 June-August.
Box 30 Folder 9
Press Releases, 1969 September-October.
Box 30 Folder 10
Press Releases, 1969 November-December.
Box 30 Folder 11
Press Releases, 1970 January-March.
Box 30 Folder 12
Press Releases, 1970 April-July.
Box 30 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1970 August-October.
Box 30 Folder 14
Press Releases, 1970 November-December.
Box 30 Folder 15
Press Releases, 1971 January-April.
Box 30 Folder 16
Press Releases, 1971 May-August.
Box 30 Folder 17
Press Releases, 1971 September-December.
Box 30 Folder 18
Press Releases, 1972 January-April.
Box 31 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1972 May-September.
Box 31 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1972 October-December.
Box 31 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1973.
Box 31 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1974 February-May.
Box 31 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1974 June-September.
Box 31 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1974 October-December.
Box 31 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1975 January-April.
Box 31 Folder 8
Press Releases, 1975 May-September.
Box 31 Folder 9
Press Releases, 1975 October-December.
Box 31 Folder 10
Press Releases, 1976 January-June.
Box 31 Folder 11
Press Releases, 1976 July-October.
Box 31 Folder 12
Press Releases, 1976 November-December.
Box 31 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1977 January-April.
Box 31 Folder 14
Press Releases, 1977 May-August.
Box 31 Folder 15
Press Releases, 1977 September-December.
Box 31 Folder 16
Press Releases, 1978 January-May.
Box 31 Folder 17
Press Releases, 1978 June-September.
Box 31 Folder 18
Press Releases, 1978 October-December.
Box 31 Folder 19
Press Releases, 1979 January-February.
Box 32 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1979 March-April.
Box 32 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1979 May-August.
Box 32 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1979 September-December.
Box 32 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1980 January-March.
Box 32 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1980 April-June.
Box 32 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1980 July-September.
Box 32 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1980 October-December.
Box 32 Folder 8
Press Releases, 1981 January-March.
Box 32 Folder 9
Press Releases, 1981 April.
Box 32 Folder 10
Press Releases, 1981 May.
Box 32 Folder 11
Press Releases, 1981 June.
Box 32 Folder 12
Press Releases, 1981 July-September.
Box 32 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1981 October-December.
Box 32 Folder 14
Press Releases, 1982 January-April.
Box 32 Folder 15
Press Releases, 1982 May-July.
Box 32 Folder 16
Press Releases, 1982 August-December.
Box 32 Folder 17
Press Releases, 1983 January-June.
Box 32 Folder 18
Press Releases, 1983 July-September.
Box 33 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1983 October-December.
Box 33 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1984 January-June.
Box 33 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1984 July-September.
Box 33 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1984 October-December.
Box 33 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1985 January-March.
Box 33 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1985 April-June.
Box 33 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1985 July-September.
Box 33 Folder 8
Press Releases, 1985 October-December.
Box 33 Folder 9
Press Releases, 1986 January-June.
Box 33 Folder 10
Press Releases, 1986 July-October.
Box 33 Folder 11
Press Releases, 1986 November-December.
Box 33 Folder 12
Press Releases, 1987 January-June.
Box 33 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1987 July-December.
Box 33 Folder 14
Press Releases, 1988 January-August.
Box 33 Folder 15
Press Releases, 1988 September-December.
Box 33 Folder 16
Press Releases, 1989 January-March.
Box 33 Folder 17
Press Releases, 1989 April-July.
Box 33 Folder 18
Press Releases, 1989 August-December.
Box 34 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1990 January-June.
Box 34 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1990 July-September.
Box 34 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1990 October-December.
Box 34 Folder 4
Press Releases, 1991 January-July.
Box 34 Folder 5
Press Releases, 1991 August-December.
Box 34 Folder 6
Press Releases, 1992 January-October.
Box 34 Folder 7
Press Releases, 1992 November-December.
Box 35 Folder 1
Press Releases, 1993 January-September.
Box 35 Folder 2
Press Releases, 1993 October-December.
Box 35 Folder 3
Press Releases, 1994.
Box 35 Folder 4

Series Description

This series contains financial records created by several corporate predecessors of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. The Financial Records provide a reasonably detailed financial history of the firms that eventually became part of Beckman Coulter. By studying the contents of these files, one can also learn much about the companies' growth and development. The contents of the Financial Records series are arranged into the following three sub-series:

  1. Ledgers
  2. Statements
  3. Miscellaneous
Physical Description

9.8 Linear Feet7 Boxes (6 Record Boxes and 1 Hollinger Box)

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject whenever possible, this sub-series contains a handful of financial ledgers created by the following corporate predecessors of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated: Beckman Instruments, Incorporated, National Technical Laboratories, Republic Flow Meters Company, and Steam Appliance Company. The items created by Beckman Instruments include two payroll ledgers and a ledger for the Corolido Apartments, a company-owned apartment complex located in Corona Del Mar, California. A personnel ledger and a payroll ledger created by National Technical Laboratories are also preserved in this sub-series.

Also found in this in this sub-series are four board of directors and stockholders minutes ledgers (which mainly contain financial information) created by Republic Flow Meters Company and Steam Appliance Company. These two firms are the predecessors of Rockwell Manufacturing Company's Republic Division, which was acquired from Rockwell by Beckman Instruments in 1967.

Restrictions

Selected items in this sub-series are closed to researchers until 2039.

Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Executive Payroll Ledger, 1964-1969.
Box 36 Volume 1
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2039.

Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Payroll Ledger, 1957-1958.
Box 36 Volume 2
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2039.

Corolido Apartments - Tenant Ledger and General Ledger, 1959-1974.
Box 36 Volume 3
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2039.

National Technical Laboratories - Personnel Records Ledger, 1941-1944.
Box 36 Volume 4
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2039.

National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Confidential Payroll Ledger, 1943-1953.
Box 37 Volume 1
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2039.

Republic Flow Meters Company - Board of Directors and Stockholders Minutes Ledger, 1918-1920.
Box 37 Volume 2
Republic Flow Meters Company - Board of Directors and Stockholders Minutes Ledger, 1920-1924.
Box 37 Volume 3
Republic Flow Meters Company - Board of Directors and Stockholders Minutes Ledger, 1925-1944.
Box 37 Volume 4
Steam Appliance Company/Republic Flow Meters - Board of Directors and Stockholders Minutes Ledger, 1911-1918.
Box 37 Volume 5
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains financial statement files created by several corporate predecessors of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. Most of the materials in this sub-series were created by National Technical Laboratories and its successor Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. A few files created by Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, Berkeley Scientific Corporation/Berkeley Division, Helipot Corporation, and National Sales Corporation are also preserved in this sub-series.

The contents of the files in this sub-series consist mainly of financial statements, which are also referred to as reports, profit and loss budgets, operating statements, and balance sheets. A significant amount of accompanying materials, including correspondence, ledger sheets, tax documents, and notes are found in these files as well.

Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1950 August-1951 July .
Box 38 Folder 1
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1951 August-1952 July.
Box 38 Folder 2
Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1952 September-1953 July.
Box 38 Folder 3
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated and Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1952, 1952-1953.
Box 38 Folder 4
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated and Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1953, 1953.
Box 38 Folder 5-6
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated and Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1954, 1954.
Box 38 Folder 7
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1950 January-March.
Box 38 Folder 8
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1950 April-December.
Box 38 Folder 9
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1951 July-September .
Box 38 Folder 10
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1951 October-December.
Box 38 Folder 11
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1952 June-1953 May.
Box 38 Folder 12
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1953 June-1954 June.
Box 38 Folder 13
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements, 1957 June.
Box 38 Folder 14
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements - Comments, 1953 September-1954 May.
Box 38 Folder 15
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Financial Statements - Comments, 1954 June-December.
Box 38 Folder 16
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Monthly Reports and Financial Statements - 1951, 1951-1952.
Box 38 Folder 17
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated (National Technical Laboratories) - Monthly Financial Statements - 1948, 1948.
Box 38 Folder 18
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated (National Technical Laboratories) - Monthly Financial Statements - 1949, 1949.
Box 38 Folder 19
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated (National Technical Laboratories) - Monthly Financial Statements - 1950, 1950-1951.
Box 38 Folder 20
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Profit and Loss Budget, 1954 June-1955 June.
Box 38 Folder 21
Berkeley Scientific Corporation/Berkeley Division - Financial Statements, 1951-1953.
Box 39 Folder 1
Berkeley Scientific Corporation - Financial Statements - Radiac, 1949-1956.
Box 39 Folder 2
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1943-1947, 1944-1947 .
Box 39 Folder 3
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1948-1949, 1948-1949.
Box 39 Folder 4
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements - 1950, 1950-1951.
Box 39 Folder 5
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements and Reports - January-June 1951, 1951.
Box 39 Folder 6
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements and Reports - July-December 1951, 1951-1952.
Box 39 Folder 7
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements and Reports - January-June 1952, 1952.
Box 39 Folder 8
Helipot Corporation - Financial Statements and Reports - July-December 1952, 1952.
Box 39 Folder 9
National Sales Corporation - Operating Statement, 1942 June.
Box 39 Folder 10
National Technical Laboratories - Balance Sheets - May 1944 to June 1946, 1944-1946.
Box 39 Folder 11
National Technical Laboratories - Balance Sheets - January 1947 to June 1947, 1947.
Box 39 Folder 12
National Technical Laboratories - Balance Sheets - 1948, 1948.
Box 39 Folder 13
National Technical Laboratories - Balance Sheets - 1949, 1949.
Box 39 Folder 14
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1939.
Box 39 Folder 15
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1940.
Box 39 Folder 16
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1941 January-June.
Box 39 Folder 17
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1941 July-December.
Box 39 Folder 18
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1942.
Box 39 Folder 19
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1943.
Box 39 Folder 20
National Technical Laboratories - Comparative Operating Statements, 1944.
Box 39 Folder 21
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/35, 1935-1936.
Box 39 Folder 22-23
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 6/30/36, 1936.
Box 40 Folder 1
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 9/30/36, 1936.
Box 40 Folder 2
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/36, 1936-1937.
Box 40 Folder 3
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 3/31/37, 1937.
Box 40 Folder 4
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - June 30, 1937, 1937.
Box 40 Folder 5
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 9/30/37, 1937.
Box 40 Folder 6
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/37, 1937-1939.
Box 40 Folder 7
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 6/30/38, 1938.
Box 40 Folder 8
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/38, 1938-1940.
Box 40 Folder 9
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 6/30/39, 1939.
Box 40 Folder 10
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/39, 1939-1940.
Box 40 Folder 11
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 6/30/40, 1940.
Box 40 Folder 12
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 9/30/40, 1940.
Box 40 Folder 13
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/40, 1940.
Box 40 Folder 14
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 6/30/41, 1941.
Box 40 Folder 15
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements - 12/31/41, 1941.
Box 40 Folder 16
National Technical Laboratories - Financial Statements and Tax Returns for 1940, 1940-1942.
Box 40 Folder 17-18
National Technical Laboratories - Monthly Reports, 1939.
Box 40 Folder 19
National Technical Laboratories - Monthly Reports, 1940.
Box 40 Folder 20
National Technical Laboratories - Monthly Reports, 1941.
Box 41 Folder 1
National Technical Laboratories - Preliminary Financial Statements - 12/31/40, 1940.
Box 41 Folder 2
National Technical Laboratories - Reports and Accounts - December 31, 1941, 1942.
Box 41 Folder 3
National Technical Laboratories - Reports and Accounts - December 31, 1942, 1943.
Box 41 Folder 4
National Technical Laboratories - Reports and Accounts - December 31, 1943, 1944.
Box 41 Folder 5
National Technical Laboratories - Reports and Accounts - December 31, 1944, 1945.
Box 41 Folder 6
National Technical Laboratories - Reports and Accounts - December 31, 1945, 1946.
Box 41 Folder 7
National Technical Laboratories - Special Memorandum, 1941 February 6.
Box 41 Folder 8
Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains miscellaneous financial files created by several corporate predecessors of Beckman Coulter, Incorporated. Most of the files in this sub-series were created by National Technical Laboratories and its successor Beckman Instruments, Incorporated. A handful of files created by Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated, Berkeley Division, Helipot Corporation, National Inking Appliance Company, and Republic Flow Meters Company are also preserved in this sub-series.

The contents of the Miscellaneous files consist of a wide variety of financial materials. Ledger pages, tax documents, and correspondence are the most common materials found in these files. The files' contents also include expense books, invoices, and purchase orders. Stock offering documents, a note agreement, a checkbook, and corporate data are preserved within the Miscellaneous files as well.

Arnold O. Beckman, Incorporated - 1948 California Bank and Corporation Franchise Tax Return, 1949.
Box 41 Folder 9
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Checkbook - Gas Chromatography, 1968-1973.
Box 41 Folder 10
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Note Agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1967.
Box 41 Folder 11
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Stock Offering on New York Curb Exchange, 1952.
Box 41 Folder 12
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Taxes - Miscellaneous, 1952-1953.
Box 41 Folder 13
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Taxes - New York City, 1949-1954.
Box 41 Folder 14
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Taxes - Renegotiation - Non Renegotiable, 1953.
Box 41 Folder 15
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Taxes - Renegotiation - Renegotiable, 1953.
Box 41 Folder 16
Berkeley Division - Financial Correspondence, 1953-1958.
Box 41 Folder 17
Helipot Corporation - Acquisition Records, 1951.
Box 41 Folder 18
Helipot Corporation - Acquisition Records, 1952-1954.
Box 41 Folder 19
National Inking Appliance Corporation - Income and Franchise and Tax Returns - 1935-1940, 1936-1941.
Box 41 Folder 20
National Inking Appliance Corporation - Income Tax File (Final Returns) - December 31, 1943, 1944.
Box 41 Folder 21
National Technical Laboratories - Arnold O. Beckman Expense Account, 1945.
Box 41 Folder 22
National Technical Laboratories - Arnold O. Beckman Expense Account, 1946.
Box 41 Folder 23
National Technical Laboratories - Arnold O. Beckman Expense Account, 1947.
Box 41 Folder 24
National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Stock Value Information, 1961.
Box 41 Folder 25
National Technical Laboratories/Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Taxes - Refund Claims, 1944-1951.
Box 41 Folder 26
National Technical Laboratories - Consignments, 1940-1943.
Box 41 Folder 27
National Technical Laboratories - Fire Records, 1948-1952.
Box 41 Folder 28
National Technical Laboratories - Income and Franchise Tax Returns - 1947-1948, 1948-1949.
Box 41 Folder 29
National Technical Laboratories - Miscellaneous Financial Information - 1941-1948, 1948, 1975.
Box 41 Folder 30
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1942.
Box 41 Folder 31
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1943.
Box 41 Folder 32
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1944.
Box 41 Folder 33
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1945.
Box 41 Folder 34
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1946.
Box 41 Folder 35
National Technical Laboratories - Recurring Journal - Supporting Schedules, 1947.
Box 42 Folder 1-2
National Technical Laboratories - Tax Returns - 1943-1946, 1944-1947.
Box 42 Folder 3
National Technical Laboratories - Taxes - Statement for Form 991 - 1939 (Photocopy), undated.
Box 42 Folder 4
Republic Flow Meters Company - Corporate Data, 1957-1962.
Box 42 Folder 5

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by title, this series contains in-house publications printed by Beckman Coulter, Incorporated and several of its corporate predecessors. The materials in this series document Beckman Coulter's development and activities over the course of its history from the firm's perspective. They are also examples of the firm's efforts to communicate with its employees, dealers, and the general public.

Most of the materials in this series were published by Beckman Instruments, Incorporated and a number of its divisions. This series also contains a noticeable number of publications printed by Beckman Instrument's successor Beckman Coulter, Incorporated, and a small amount of material from its predecessor National Technical Laboratories. A smaller number of publications printed by the following Beckman Coulter predecessors: Coulter Corporation, Helipot Corporation, Liston-Becker Instruments Company, SmithKline Beckman Corporation, and Spinco are also included in this series.

The contents of the In-House Publications series consist mainly of company periodicals and newsletters. A handful of employee guidebooks and company fact books are preserved in this series as well.

Physical Description

7.0 Linear Feet5 Boxes (5 Record Boxes)

The Analyzer, 1960.
Box 43 Folder 1
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

The Analyzer, 1962 January.
Box 43 Folder 2
Astra Clinical Systems User's Club Advisor, 1984 Spring Issue.
Box 43 Folder 3
Beckman, Acronyms And Other Abbreviations, circa 1982-1988.
Box 43 Folder 4
Beckman Bits, 1961-1962.
Box 43 Folder 5
The Beckman Bulletin, 1950.
Box 43 Folder 6
The Beckman Bulletin, 1951.
Box 43 Folder 7
The Beckman Bulletin, 1952.
Box 43 Folder 8
The Beckman Bulletin, 1953.
Box 43 Folder 9
General Note

Issue Number 10 originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

The Beckman Bulletin, 1954.
Box 43 Folder 10
General Note

Issue Number 13 Copy 1 originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

The Beckman Bulletin, 1955.
Box 43 Folder 11
The Beckman Bulletin, 1956.
Box 43 Folder 12
The Beckman Bulletin, 1965 Fall.
Box 43 Folder 13
General Note

Originally from McIntyre Memorial Collection, A89:8.

The Beckman Bulletin, 1966 Winter.
Box 43 Folder 14
The Beckman Bulletin and Infrared Notes, 1957.
Box 43 Folder 15
Beckman Coulter - Do the Right Thing, Standards of Company Conduct, 2000.
Box 43 Folder 16
Beckman Coulter - Employee Guidebook, 1999, 2001.
Box 43 Folder 17-18
Beckman Coulter, Innovating Processes for Biomedical Analysis, 1998.
Box 43 Folder 19
Beckman Coulter, Innovating Processes for Biomedical Analysis, 1998 Fact Book, 1998.
Box 43 Folder 20
Beckman Coulter, Innovating Processes for Biomedical Analysis, Analyze It!, 1999 Fact Book, 1999.
Box 43 Folder 21
Beckman Coulter Life, 1998.
Box 43 Folder 22
Beckman Coulter Life, 1999.
Box 43 Folder 23
Beckman Coulter Life, 2000.
Box 43 Folder 24
Beckman Coulter Life, 2001.
Box 43 Folder 25
Beckman Coulter Life, 2002.
Box 43 Folder 26
Beckman Coulter Life, 2003.
Box 43 Folder 27
Beckman Coulter Life, 2004.
Box 43 Folder 28
Beckman Coulter Life, 2005.
Box 43 Folder 29
Beckman Coulter Life, 2006.
Box 43 Folder 30
Beckman Coulter Life, 2007.
Box 43 Folder 31
Beckman Coulter Life, 2008.
Box 43 Folder 32
Beckman Coulter Life, 2009.
Box 43 Folder 33
Beckman Coulter Life, 2010.
Box 43 Folder 34
Beckman Electrophoresis Information, 1976.
Box 43 Folder 35
Beckman Electrophoresis Information, 1977 January.
Box 43 Folder 36
Beckman, Employee Assistance Program, 1996.
Box 43 Folder 37
Beckman Employee Stock Purchase Plan, undated.
Box 43 Folder 38
Beckman Hauszeitschrift, 1960 November-December.
Box 43 Folder 39
Beckman Instruments, Incorporated - Employee Gift Cards, 1964-1987, undated.
Box 43 Folder 40
Beckman Infrared Notes, undated.
Box 43 Folder 41
Beckman Life, 1985.
Box 43 Folder 42
Beckman Life, 1986 Summer.
Box 43 Folder 43