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Overview and metadata sections
The Robert Van Egghen Perkin-Elmer Corporation Collection includes marketing documents and materials pertaining to American scientific instrument and apparatus manufacturer Perkin-Elmer Corporation, which were collected and maintained by Robert Van Egghen. The collection is arranged into the following three series:
- Technical Publications Files
- Marketing Materials and Articles Files
- Photographic Materials
The Robert Van Egghen Perkin-Elmer Corporation Collection was donated to the Science History Institute by Robert Van Egghen in 2023.
The Robert Van Egghen Perkin-Elmer Corporation Collection was processed by Sean Cureton in June 2023.
- Linde Air Products Company
- Perkin-Elmer Corporation
- Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
- Society for Applied Spectroscopy
- Science History Institute Archives
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- Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Sean Cureton.
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- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
- Use Restrictions
The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Robert Van Egghen Perkin-Elmer Corporation Collection. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains documents and publications pertaining to the operation and technical specifications of scientific instruments and apparatus manufactured by Perkin-Elmer Corporation. The contents of the Technical Publications Files consist predominantly of instructions and specifications for Perkin-Elmer products.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains publications related to the marketing of Perkin-Elmer Corporation products and the history of the company from 1950 to 2011. The contents of the Marketing Materials and Articles Files consist predominantly of reprinted articles about the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. Perkin-Elmer reports, statements, event programs, and newsletters are also preserved here.
Contains 1 black and white photograph.
Contains 5 color photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains photographs and a photo album of Perkin-Elmer Corporation events and facilities from 1955 to 1990. The contents of the Photographic Materials include photographs of the retirement party for Horace G. McDonnell, Jr., former company President and Chief Executive Officer. A photo album of Perkin-Elmer's plant in Überlingen, Germany is also preserved here.
Contains 68 color photographs.
Contains 72 black and white photographs.
Contains 40 black and white photographs.
Contains 27 black and white photographs.
Contains 82 black and white photographs.