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Archives Committee

            Welcome to the Archive Committee Page of the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society.
            The Archive Committee's proudest accomplishments are the six Cleveland-area Chemical Historical Landmarks, more than any other local section.  Chemical Historical Landmarks honor significant accomplishments in chemistry.  See below for links to the brochures for the six Cleveland-area National Historic Chemical Landmarks!
            If you have any suggestions for other possible Historical Chemical Landmarks in the Cleveland area, contact the Archive Committee Chair.

            Responsibilities of the Archive committee include: the maintenance of two complete bound sets of Isotopics, a complete set of Annual Reports, a listing of Past Chairs of the Cleveland Section , preserving copies of letters and other source materials of potential historical interest to the Cleveland Section and searching the historical archives on  request for desired historical material.  The Archives are currently maintained at John Carroll University.


            More information on the history of the chemical industry in Cleveland is published in Two Centuries of Progress:  A Bicentennial History of the Chemical Industry in Cleveland, 1786-1996 by R. R. Hamerla.  Copies of this limited edition book are available at the Cuyahoga County Library, the Case Western Reserve University library, the John Carroll University library, and the Oberlin College library.


Cleveland-Area National Historic Chemical Landmarks

There are 7 total National Historic Chemical Landmarks in the Cleveland Section. More than any other local section! This is thanks to some great science done in Cleveland by many folks, as well as the hard work of the Cleveland ACS Archives Committee in putting together the nomination materials.

The Landmarks are listed below in reverse chronological order, with links to more information from the ACS.

DayGlo Fluorescent Pigments

The Columbia Dry Cell Battery, presented to the Energizer Battery Company

High Performance Carbon Fibers, presented to GrafTech International Ltd.

The Hall Process: Production of Aluminum Metal By Electrochemistry, presented to Oberlin College

Link to “Charles Martin Hall and Oberlin’s Aluminum Connection” Walking Tour of Oberlin

The Kem-Tone Wall Finish Landmark, presented to the Sherwin-Williams Company

The Sohio Acrylonitrile Process, presented to BP Chemicals, Inc.

Research on the Atomic Weight of Oxygen by Edward W. Morley, presented to Case Western Reserve University

Chair of the Archives Committee
Helen Mayer
GrafTech International Ltd.
12900 Snow Road
Parma, OH 44l30






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