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Wilbur H. Miller collection


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Wilbur H. Miller was born 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University and began working at the American Cyanamid Company in 1941 in their Stamford Research Laboratories, starting in their Chemotherapy Division, where he helped develop the drugs propyl thiouracil and DIAMOX. In 1949 he became Cyanamid's first technical representative in Washington, D.C. to act as liaison between various U.S. Governmental agencies and all of Cyanamid's technical facilities. In 1966, he joined the Celanese Corporation as Coordinator of New Product Development, then Manager of Commercial Research, and for several years, Director of Corporate Development. He retired in 1984. Dr. Miller was a member of the American Chemical Society for over 70 years. Dr. Miller died in 2017.

The Wilbur H. Miller Collection consists of a booklet and programs related to The Chemists' Club and the American Chemical Society. The Chemists' Club booklet contains information and interior photographs of The Chemists' Club and its headquarters in New York City. The American Chemical Society programs are for the 1951 Diamond Jubilee Banquet and the commemorative stamp event. Includes commemorative envelope and stamp.

Materials collected by Wilbur H. Miller relating to the American Chemical Society and The Chemists' Club.

Donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Wilbur H. Miller in 1999.

Source of acquisition--Wilbur H. Miller. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--1999..

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