IITRI dessert plate, 1969
One ceramic dessert plate, white with blue design at edge and reading IITRI; 6¼" diameter. Marked on back: Syralite by Syracuse 98-A U.S.A." Artifact.
- Creation: 1969
- IIT Research Institute (Organization)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
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 payment...in exchange for our final holdings of bonds and warrants in Alion...." Source: IIT Archives (Chicago)
Not of great historical value, but saved for its connection as an artifact of IITRI.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 4/11/2005