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ARF tag

Identifier: 031.09.01

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


Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Item

Biographical Note

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.


Formerly 2001.027

Related Material

See Marvin Camras papers


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist May 3, 2002



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