Metal tag previously used as an inventory tag on one of several file cabinets used by Marvin Camras at Armour Research Foundation. Reads: "Armour Research Foundation/A1879".
- Creation: 1888
- Armour Research Foundation (U.S.) (Organization)
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Available for Research
Marvin Camras (1916 - 1995), who developed magnetic recording, was one of ARF's first scientists; he conducted research and taught at ARF, IITRI, and IIT until his retirement. Armour Research Foundation (ARF) was one of the first private, not-for-profit contract research laboratories in the United States, established in 1936. It was renamed IIT Research Institute after the formation of IIT by the merger of Lewis Institue and Armour Institute of Technology in 1940. The laboratory conducted research for commercial and government sources, and was for a period an international endevour.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist May 3, 2002