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IITRI Staff newsletters, 1976-1978

Identifier: 031.03.07

Issues of the IIT Research Institute Staff Newsletters. The following issues: 40 Years of IITRI Special Edition, 1976; January 1977; April 1977; October 1977; December 1978; reprint of December 1978.


  • Creation: 1976-1978
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1976-1978


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Collection Size

5 Issues

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 031.03.08, to 031.04.13 on 10/4/2018, and to 031.03.07 on 9/8/2021.

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