ARF/IITRI Office records, 1950-1994
Materials produced by or held by the ARF/IITRI Office. Includes the following folders: 1) Two Awards: Honorable Mention for the Industrial Research Newsletter from the International Council of Industrial Editors, 1951 and Honorable Mention in 1950 National Offset-Lithography Competition. 2) President's Report, 1988-1989 3) Strategic Plan, 1990-1994
- IIT Research Institute (Organization)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
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 payment...in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Was separated from 1998.130 and assigned same number (1998.130). The collection number was changed on 9/13/2017 to 031.03.05