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The plastics manuscript collections include personal papers and company records related to the development of the plastics industry, mostly in the United States. The collections contain product and process designs and patents; printed company advertising and published catalogues; technical specifications and reports; and papers, articles and other writings by a variety of notable individuals.

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Ed Michaels Papers

Collection contains papers, reports and newspaper articles on resin transfer molding, including the renovation of the Truman balcony at the White House; photographs and slides from Michaels' career and the products he created; and films.

 

Walter R. Kosy Papers

Collection contains personal and professional papers of Walter R. Kosy, as well as his research, product literature, technical literature, and photographs; bulk of material originates from his years at Borg-Warner and his work in the use of plastic in the automotive industry, including ABS and Cycolac.