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Industrial Research Newsletter collection, 1951-1967

Identifier: 031.04.03

The following issues of the Industrial Research Newsletter a four page publication of IITRI. Vol. 1 No.6, Sept. 1951; Vol. 3 No. 5, Feb. 1953; Vol. 3 No. 6, March 1953; Vol. 3 No. 7, Apr. 1953; Vol. 3 No. 8, May 1953; Vol. 4 No. 9, June 1954; Vol. 4 No. 2, Nov. 1953; Vol. 4 No. 4, Jan. 1954; Vol. 4 No. 6, March 1954; Vol. 4 No. 7, April 1954; Vol. 4 No. 11, Aug. 1954; October, 1961; November, 1961; December, 1961; January, 1962; February, 1962; March, 1962; April, 1962; May, 1962; June, 1962; August, 1962; September, 1962; October, 1962; December, 1962; January, 1963; February, 1963; March, 1963; April, 1963; May, 1963; December, 1966; January, 1967; July, 1967; August, 1967.


  • Creation: 1951-1967
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1951-1967


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Collection Size

36 Issues

Biographical Note

The Industrial Research newletter was published by the Armour Research Foundation featuring "news about current trends in the profession of organized technological development." 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)


Was separated from 1998.130 and assigned same number (1998.130). The collection number was changed on 9/14/2017 to 031.04.03.


Mindy C. Pugh

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