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IITRI publicity collection, 1960-1999

Identifier: 031.04.11

Materials published by IITRI (formerly ARF) for potential clients. Contains the following folders: 1) Profit through Technology, 1960s 2) Capabilities in Solid Mechanics, 1960s 3) IITRI Publicity, 1960s 4) Research for Industry, 1960s 5) Partners in Research, 1960s 6) Product Development Center Announcement, 1961 7) APT Development, 1961 8) Independent Not-for-Profit Contract Research Lab, 1961 9) Space Exploration Capabilities, 1962 10) Questions and Answers about Contract Research, 1963 11) ARF Chemical Products and Processes Development Center, 1963 12) Capabilities Summary, 1968 13) IITRI Publicity, 1976 14) IITRI Publicity, 1990s In Record Groups Legal Sized Box 1 (S55/11/B) 15) IITRI: A Fifty Year Portrait, 1936-1986, a 78 pg bound history (3 copies)


  • Creation: 1960-1999
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1960-1999


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Collection Size

14 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)


Was separated from 1998.130 and assigned same number (1998.130). The collection number was changed on 8/10/2017 to 031.01.02; and then on 11/7/2018 to 31.04.11

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