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Wilbur L. Williams Papers


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Wilbur L. Williams was born on June 20, 1908. Between 1929 and 1973, he worked as a technologist for both General Dyestuff Corporation (GDC) and General Aniline and Film (GAF). He died on January 13, 2002.

The Wilbur L. Williams Papers contain the personal papers of textile chemist Wilbur L. Williams. The collection is arranged in its original order.

The Wilbur L. Williams Papers were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by the Williams family in 2012.

The Wilbur L. Williams Papers were processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2017 and encoded into EAD by Samantha Brigher in 2020.

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Collection Inventory

AATCC 1969 Membership Directory, 1969.
Box 1 Folder 1
AATCC - Textile Chemists and Colorists PRODUCTS/70 ("A buyer's guide to U.S. producers and suppliers of dyes, pigments and chemical specialties for the textile wet processing industry"), 1969.
Box 1 Folder 2
AATCC - Textile Chemists and Colorists PRODUCTS/71, 1970.
Box 1 Folder 3
AATCC - Textile Chemists and Colorists PRODUCTS/72, 1971.
Box 1 Folder 4
AATCC - Textile Chemists and Colorists PRODUCTS/73, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 5
AATCC - Textile Chemists and Colorists PRODUCTS/74, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 6
GA&F/Antara Chemicals - "Carbonyl Iron Powders" (Antara was Sales Division of GAF), 1951.
Box 1 Folder 7
Antara Chemicals - "GA&F Carbonyl Iron Powder Type 'GQ-4'", undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Antara Chemicals - "GA&F Carbonyl Iron Powder Type 'GS-6'", undated.
Box 1 Folder 9
Antara Chemicals - "GA&F Carbonyl Iron Powders for Higher Frequencies Types: 'SF,' 'J' and 'W'", undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
Antara Chemicals - Price Schedule for GAF Carbonyl Iron Powders - Effective October 1, 1955, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 11
Antara Chemicals - "Detergents, Wetting Agents, Emulsifiers, Brighteners, Sequestrants, Dyeing Assistants - Catalogue", 1955.
Box 1 Folder 12
Antara Chemicals - "Ethylene Oxide" (commercial intermediate specialty chemical), 1959.
Box 1 Folder 13
Du Pont Dyestuffs - "Du Pont Dyes - Colors for Wool Yarn", 1937.
Box 1 Folder 14
GAF - "Azosol Dyes in Nitrocellulose Lacquers", 1966.
Box 1 Folder 15
GAF - GAF Technical Services - "Chemicals Catalog", 1971.
Box 1 Folder 16
GAF - "Hydrocarbon-Soluble Dyes and Bases", 1972.
Box 1 Folder 17
GAF - "Igepon Anionic Surficants", 1971.
Box 1 Folder 18
GAF - "Product Information - pH Stability of Genacryl Dyes", undated.
Box 1 Folder 19
GDC - "435 Hudson Street" - brochure on General Dyestuff Corp. HQ, undated.
Box 1 Folder 20
GDC - "The MARHEN Process for Controlled Vat Dyeing", undated.
Box 1 Folder 21
GDC - "Selling for Keeps" - sales manual by Robert Palmer Corp., undated.
Box 1 Folder 22
Interscience Encyclopedia Inc. - Reprint - "Dyes (Application)" in Kirk and Othmer, Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Volume 5, (New York: Interscience Encyclopedia, Inc., 355-427, 1950), 1950.
Box 1 Folder 23

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