Research: Key to Progress film, 1956
Film titled Research: Key to Progress: The Story of Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology. Sound and color with narration, music, and cartoon-type graphics. Produced by ARF, filmed by Lewis and Martin Films, Inc. Ca. 10 minutes.
Probably made as a promotion to attract potential clients who would hire ARF to conduct research. Haldon A. Leedy, director of ARF 1948-1963, speaks about research; views of ARF buildings (designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe). Scenes of laboratories and equipment including the lab's nuclear reactor. Scientists and engineers work as a team, called "The Armour Plan," to develop products and services for clients. ARF product development include: light weight aggregate brick; quick drying ink; magnetic recording; powdered ceramic "paint, aircraft cannon, titanium alloy ingots, and tortilla flour.
Original format is 16 mm film; surrogates available in BetaCamSP and VHS cassettes.
List of reels
- Research - Key to Progress; the final production
- Research- Key to Progress; apparently a second copy of the above item. Rolls not on reel or cores; misshapen: out takes (silent) and audio tape
- Armour Outs & Trims KCD Tails
- Unmarked reel
- Reel of magnetic audio tape; reads on back of box "Armour Research Film Track"
- Armour Research Foundation (U.S.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist