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ARF/IITRI Staff records, 1945-1963

Identifier: 031.03.04

Materials produced for or related to staff members of ARF/IITRI. Contains the following folders:

1) ARF Career Opportunities (3), 1962, n.d., n.d. 2) ARF Plant Security Program Booklet, 1953 3) ARF New Leadership Appointment Announcements (4) for J. Patrick Smith, James L. Edman, James D. Mooney, Jr. and Edward H. Urquhart; IITRI Appointment Announcements (3) Andrew D Farrell. 4) Directory of Personnel, 1945 5) ARF Policy Statement, 1959 6) ARF Staff Guides, 1950, 1945, 1943, 1963, 1963.


  • Creation: 1945-1963
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1945-1963


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Collection Size

6 Folders

Biographical Note

Armour Research Foundation (ARF) was one of the first private, not-for-profit contract research laboratories in the United States. Begun in Chicago in 1936 by Armour Institute of Technology (AIT), ARF was acquired by Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940 when IIT was created by the merger of AIT and Lewis Institute. Re-named Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology, it was later reorganized as the IIT Research Institute (IITRI). Under all its iterations, the laboratory conducted research for commercial and government sources, expanding to an international operation. Per IIT President John L. Anderson's April e-newsletter to the campus community, "In 2002, Alion purchased the non-life-science assets of IIT Research Institute.... IITRI remains an IIT-controlled company and is led by David McCormick, who is also professor of biology at the university.... [In March 2010] the university received a cash exchange for our final holdings of bonds and warrants in Alion...." Source: IIT Archives (Chicago). Please cite source when quoting this information. Please send corrections or additional information about this topic to


Was separated from 1998.130 and assigned same number (1998.130). The collection number was changed on 9/13/2017 to 031.03.04.

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