Charles W. Pierce collection, 1904-2009
Materials illustrating Pierce's education and career in chemical engineering. This includes: 1) A copy of an article by Pierce titled "How Technology is Taught at Tuskegee" (as found in the June 1904 (vol. 1, no. 4) issue of "The Technology World"); 2) A CD produced by the IIT Digital Media Center, titled "Charles W. Pierce: The First African-American Chemical Engineer in the United States," 2009; 3). DVD
- Majority of material found within 1904-2009
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Charles Warner Pierce, 1876-1947 is believed to be the first African American to be awarded a B. S. in chemical engineering in the U.S. He received the degree from Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago) in 1901. Armour Institute is a predecessor school of Illinois Institute of Technology.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mindy Pugh, Assistant University Archivist 4/21/2008