Papers of Joseph X. Labovsky
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Joseph X. Labovsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine on September 10 1912. He was a longtime employee of I. E. Du Pont de Namours & Co., beginning as a laboratory technical assistant to Dr. Wallace Carothers at the Experimental station in Wilmington, he rose to the rank of Training and Industrial Relations Supervisor at the Chestnut Run Laboratory. Joseph X. Labovsky retired from Du Pont in 1975 and has since lectured extensively on Wallace Carothers and the history of Nylon.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1046519~S6
The archival portion of the Labovsky Collection consists of notebooks, correspondence and a series of memos suggesting various operations improvements.
Collection in three parts. 1. papers, 2. photographs and 3. instruments. parts
This collection of notebooks, correspondence and Du Pont memos compliments larger collections of Du Pont production photographs and Nylon-related artifacts.
Source of acquisition--Joseph X. Labovsky. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--1983..
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