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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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Ben Seibel Papers

American industrial designer, particularly of tableware. Collection includes catalogs, design sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and a considerable number of items of table- and kitchen-ware (china, metal, stoneware, plaster, steel, glass, wood).