Milton Harris Papers, 1925-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harris, Milton, 1906-1991.
Title
Milton Harris Papers
Dates
1925-1996 (inclusive)
1930-1991 (bulk)
Quantity
5.50 cubic feet, including 200 photographic prints and 1 audiocassette, (15 boxes, including 5 oversize boxes, and 3 bound volumes)
Collection Number
MSS Harris
Summary
The Milton Harris Papers are comprised of publications, speeches, research materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and ephemera documenting Harris' career as a research chemist and leader in the textile industry. The collection also includes materials related to Harris' participation in numerous professional organizations, philanthropic efforts, and personal interests.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Milton Harris was born in Los Angeles, California in 1906. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon Agricultural College in 1926 in chemical engineering and his doctorate in chemistry from Yale in 1929. An innovator, inventor, and a leader in textile fiber utilization, he is responsible for having developed shrink-proof wool, the permanent press treatment of wool, and wrinkle-resistant cotton finishing. He also revolutionized the razor blade industry during his long association with Gillette.

Milton Harris received top honors from many professional societies for his work in applied science and was energetic in corporate and university advisory groups throughout his career. In 1931 Harris, along with colleagues, formed an institute for the study of textiles at the National Bureau of Standards. Ultimately, their work resulted in fibers that were water-repellent, flameproof, and rot proof, and played a major role in the development of synthetic polymers such as nylon, polyester, and plastics. This research likewise proved to be vital during World War II when Harris was asked to work with the office of the U.S. Army Quartermaster General to develop textiles for use by soldiers.

In 1945 Harris founded his own research laboratory, which later became a subsidiary of the Gillette Company. He was director of research and vice president of Gillette from 1956 until his retirement in 1966. He then devoted his energies to the American Chemical Society - which he served as chairman for five years - and to a host of other scientific organizations and government advisory groups.

At the time of his death, Harris was the holder of 35 patents and the recipient of several medals in the field of chemistry, including the Harold DeWitt Smith Memorial Medal (1966), the Perkin Medal Award (1970), and the Priestley Medal in 1980. An accomplished philanthropist, in 1984 he established the first endowed chair at Oregon State University - the Milton Harris Chair in Polymer Chemistry.

Milton Harris died in 1991.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Milton Harris Papers document the professional efforts and personal life of Harris, an internationally recognized chemist and textile industry innovator. The collection is comprised of materials documenting Harris' professional activities which included significant developments in water, fire, and wear-resistant fabrics; creation of a textile research institute at the National Bureau of Standards; and the founding of Harris Research Labs, Inc. The collection also contains materials relating to Harris' participation in numerous professional and research organizations including the American Chemical Society, the Textile Institute, and the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development.

The collection is comprised of publications and speeches authored by Harris; correspondence; research materials; honors and awards; and hundreds of photographs, newspaper clippings, and items of ephemera, including twelve scrapbooks and photograph albums.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Milton Harris Papers (MSS Harris), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Publications, 1929-1991Return to Top

Series 1 is comprised of publications authored by Harris during his education and career, including articles on the properties and treatment of silk, wool, and cotton; his Perkin Medal award address; and the textile industry. Of particular note is Harris' 1929 doctoral dissertation and three bound volumes of Harris' scientific works.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Dispersed Systems of the Protein-silk Fibroin. Dissertation, Yale University
1929
1.2
Study of the Fibroin from silk in the Isoelectric Region. Ind. and Eng. Chem., 22, 539 (1930) [Milton Harris and Treat B. Johnson]
1930
1.3
Study of Silk Fibroin in the Dispersed State. Ind. and Eng. Chem., 22, 965 [Milton Harris and Treat B. Johnson]
1930
1.4
The Effect of pH on the Photochemical Decomposition of Silk. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 7, 1179-1184 [Milton Harris and Daniel Jessup]
1931
1.5
The Chemical Aspects of Salts in Silk Manufacture. The Melliand Textile Monthly
February 1931
1.6
The Isoelectric Point of Wool. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 8, 779-786
1932
1.7
The Isoelectric Point of Silk. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 9, 557-560
1932
1.8
The Physical Chemistry of the Proteins of Silk and Wool. American Dyestuff Reporter. 58-62
February 1, 1932
1.9
The Combination of Silk and Wool with Positive and Negative Ions. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 10, 475-478
1933
1.10
The Carbonization Process: A Study of the System Wool-Sulphuric Acid-Water. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 10, 475-478
1934
1.11
Iodine Number of Wool: A Method for Determining the Action of Various Chemical Reagents on Wool and Other Proteins. Bureau of Standards J. of Research. 12, 803-809. [Milton Harris, Harvey A. Neville and William C. Fritz]
1934
1.12
Photochemical Decomposition of Silk. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 13, 151-155
1934
1.13
Amino-Nitrogen Contents of Wool and Collagen. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 14, 563-574. [Joseph R. Kanagy and Milton Harris]
1935
1.14
Selective Adsorption from Soap Solutions. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 14, 765-770. [Harvey A. Neville and Milton Harris]
1935
1.15
Effect of Alkalies on Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 15, 63-71
1935
1.16
Oxidation of Wool: Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide on Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards, 16, 301-307, [Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
1936
1.17
Oxidation of Wool: The Lead Acetate Test for Hydrogen Peroxide Bleached Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 16, 309-313. [Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
1936
1.18
Mechanism of the Sulfur Lability of the Alkali Degradation of Wool Protein. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 16, 475-480. [J.A. Crowder and Milton Harris]
1936
1.19
Oxidation of Wool: Photochemical Oxidation. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 17, 97-100. [Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
1936
1.20
Oxidation of Wool: Alkali-Solubility Test for Determining the Extent of Oxidation. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 17, 577-583. [Milton Harris and Arthur L. Smith]
1936
1.21
Reaction of Wool with Strong Solutions of Sulfuric Acid. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 18, 343-350. [Milton Harris, Ralph Mease and Henry Rutherford]
1937
1.22
State of Sulphur in Oxidized Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 18, 623-628
1937
1.23
Nature of the Acid-Dyeing Process. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 19, 81-87 [Arthur J. Smith and Milton Harris]
1937
1.24
Estimation of Amino Nitrogen in Insoluble Proteins. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 19, 467-477 [Henry A. Rutherford, Milton Harris and Arthur L. Smith]
1937
1.25
Stress Strain Characteristics of Wool as Related to its Chemical Constitution. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 19, 535-549 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1937
1.26
Communication Re: Stress-Strain Characteristics of Wool as related to Chemical Constitution. Proceedings of the American Association of Textile Chem. and Color [Milton Harris and Arnold M. Sookne]
December 23, 1937
1.27
What Can the Mill Man Expect from Fundamental Research? American Dyestuff Reporter
January 10, 1938
1.28
Detection of Oxidation in Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards, 20, 555-557 [Henry A. Rutherford and Milton Harris]
1938
1.29
Reaction of Wool with Hydrogen Peroxide. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 20, 559-561 [Henry A. Rutherford and Milton Harris]
1938
1.30
Photochemical Reactions of Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 20, 563-569 [Milton Harris and Arthur L. Smith]
1938
1.31
Base-Combining Capacity of Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 22, 535-542 [ Milton Harris and Henry A. Rutherford]
1939
1.32
Electrophoretic Studies of Silk. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 23, 299-308 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1939
1.33
Electrophoretic Studies of Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 23, 471-477 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1939
1.34
Photochemical Decomposition of the Cystine in Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 23, 597-601 [Henry A Rutherford and Milton Harris]
1939
1.35
Determination of Uronic Acids in Cellulosic Materials. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 24, 13-23 [Roy L. Whistler, Albert R. Martin and Milton Harris]
1940
1.36
Combination of Wool Protein with Acid and Base: Hydrochloric Acid and Potassium Hydroxide. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 24, 335-367 [Jacinto Steinhardt and Milton Harris]
1940
1.37
Concerning the Existence of Fractions of the Sericin in Raw Silk. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 24, 415-421 [Henry A. Rutherford and Milton Harris]
1940
1.38
Pectic Substance in Cotton and its relation to the Properties of the Fiber. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 24, 555-565 [Roy L. Whistler, Albert R. Martin and Milton Harris]
1940
1.39
Microscopic Examination of Cotton Fibers in Cuprammonium Hydroxide Solutions. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 24, 743-748 [Charles W. Hock and Milton Harris]
1940
1.40
Relation of Cation Exchange to the Acidic Properties of Cotton. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 25, 47-60 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1940
1.41
Reaction of Silk Fibroin with Diazomethane. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 25, 451-458 [Henry A. Rutherford, Wilbur I. Patterson and Milton Harris]
1940
1.42
Combination of Wool Protein with Acid and Base: The Effect of Temperature on the Titration Curve. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 25, 519-544 [Jacinto Steinhardt, Charles H. Fugitt and Milton Harris]
1940
1.43
Cotton and Other Textile Fibers. American Wool and Cotton Reporter
August 8, 1940
1.44
Surface Characteristics of Cotton Fibers, As Indicated by Electrophoretic Studies. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 65-69 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1941
1.45
Combination of Silk Fibroin with Acid and with Base. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 71-79 [Leland F. Gleysteen and Milton Harris]
1941
1.46
Microscopic Structure of the Cotton Fiber. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 93-104 [Charles W. Hock, Robert C. Ramsay and Milton Harris]
1941
1.47
Base Combining Capacity of Cotton. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 205-211 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1941
2.1
Electrophoretic Studies of Nylon. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 289-292 [Milton Harris and Arnold M. Sookne]
1941
2.2
Relative Affinities of the Anions of Strong Acids for Wool Protein. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 26, 293-320 [Jacinto Steinhardt, Charles H. Fugitt and Milton Harris]
1941
2.3
Photochemical Reactions in Silk. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 81-88 [Henry A. Rutherford and Milton Harris]
1941
2.4
Role of Cystine in the Structure of the Fibrous Protein, Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 89-103 [Wilbur I. Patterson, Walton B. Geiger, Louis R. Mizell and Milton Harris]
1941
2.5
Microscopic Structure of the Wool Fiber. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 181-190 [Charles W. Hock, Robert C. Ramsay and Milton Harris]
1941
2.6
Estimation of Aldehyde Groups in Hydrocellulose from Cotton. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 449-457 [Albert R. Martin, Leonard Smith, Roy L. Whistler and Milton Harris]
1941
2.7
Nature of the Resistance of Wool to Digestion by Enzymes. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 459-468 [Walton B. Geiger, Wilbur I. Patterson, Louis R. Mizell, Milton Harris]
1941
2.8
Wool Can Be Improved. Textile Research
November 1941
2.9
Further Investigations of the Affinities of Anions of Strong Acids for Wool Protein. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 28, 201-216 [Jacinto Steinhardt, Charles H. Fugitt and Milton Harris]
1942
2.10
Elasticity of Wool as Related to Its Chemical Structure. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 73-86 [Milton Harris, Louis R. Mizell and Lyman Fourt]
1942
2.11
Fractionation of Cellulose Acetate. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 123-130 [Arnold M. Sookne, Henry A. Rutherford, H. Mark and Milton Harris]
1942
2.12
Oxidation of Cellulose: The Reaction of Cellulose with Periodic Acid. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 131-141 [Henry A. Rutherford, Francis W. Minor, Albert R. Martin and Milton Harris]
1942
2.13
Dependence of the Indigestibility of Wool Protein Upon Its Polymeric Structure. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 271-277 [Walton B. Geiger and Milton Harris]
1942
2.14
Chemically Modified Wools of Enhanced Stability. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 381-389 [Walton B. Geiger, F.F. Kobayashi and Milton Harris]
1942
2.15
Combination of Wool Protein with Acids in Mixtures, and Its Relation to the Acid Dyeing of Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 417-424 [Jacinto Steinhardt, Charles H. Fugitt and Milton Harris]
1942
2.16
Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Acetate as Related to Molecular Chain Length. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 30, 1-14 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1943
2.17
Nature of the Reaction of Wool with Alkali. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 30, 47-53 [Louis R. Mizell and Milton Harris]
1943
2.18
Combination of Wool Protein with Weak Acids. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 30, 123-128 [Jacinto Steinhardt, Charles H. Fugitt and Milton Harris]
1943
2.19
Thermal Properties of Moist Fabrics. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 32, 229-252 [Charles W. Hock, Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1944
2.20
Intrinsic Viscosities and Osmotic Molecular Weights of Cellulose Acetate Fractions. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 34, 459-465 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1945
2.21
Polymolecularity and Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Acetate. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 34, 467-476 [Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
1945
2.22
Some Factors Contributing to the Felting of Wool. American Dyestuff Reporter
February 12, 1945
2.23
Cellulose Acetate Fractions: Intrinsic Viscosity and Osmotic Molecular Weight. Ind. and Eng. Chem. 37, 475, [Arnold Sookne and Milton Harris]
May 1945
2.24
Evaluation of Rayon Warp Sizing Materials. Rayon Textile Monthly [G.B. Frankenberg, A.M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
June 1945
2.25
The Future of Industrial Textile Research. American Dyestuff Reporter. 35, 103-106
1946
2.26
Developments in Textiles in 1945. Chem. and Eng. News. 24, 327, [Milton Harris and Gypsy Frankenberg]
February 1946
2.27
Relation of Fiber Diameter to Modification of Wool Resulting from Chemical Processing. Textile Research Journal. 16, (4), [Daniel Frishman, Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
April 1946
2.28
Drop Penetration Apparatus for Evaluation Water Repellent Fabrics. American Dyestuff Reporter
June 17, 1946
2.29
The Use of Water-Permeability Measurements on Swelling-Type Fabrics. Textile Research Journal. 16, (11)
November 1946
2.30
Chemical Developments In Textiles in 1946. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 25, (2)
January 13, 1947
2.31
Diffusion of Water Vapor Through Textiles. Textile Research Journal. 17, (5)
May 1947
2.32
New Developments in the Chemical Modification of Wool. American Dyestuff Reporter
June 16, 1947
2.33
Natural and Synthetic Protein Fibers. Textile Research Journal. 17, (6)
June 1947
2.34
Textile Fiber Developments. Chem. and Eng. News. 26, (21), January 5, 1948. [Robert E. Wright and Milton Harris]
January 5, 1948
2.35
Some Aspects of the Chlorination of Wool to Produce Shrink Resistance. American Dyestuff Reporter [Milton Harris and Daniel Frishman]
January 26, 1948
2.36
Chemical Modification of Wool-Replacement of Disulfide Groups by More Stable Linkages. Ind. and Eng. Chem.. 40, (316), [Alfred E. Brown and Milton Harris]
February 1948
2.37
Measurement of the Frictional Properties of Wool Fibers. Textile Research Journal. 18, (8), [Daniel Frishman, Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
August 1948
2.38
Reaction Between Wool and Active Chlorine. Ind. and Eng. Chem.. 40, (12), [Daniel Frishman, Lydia Hornstein, Arthur L. Smith and Milton Harris]
December 1948
2.39
Treatment of Wool to Impart Shrinkage Resistance Thereto. United States Patent Office, no. 2,457,033 [Harry F. Clapham, Milton Harris and Arthur L. Smith]
December 21, 1948
2.40
Chemistry of Keratin. J. Soc. Cosmetic Chem. 1, 223-230
1949
2.41
Textile Research Pays Dividends. Chem. and Eng. News. 27, (23) [Robert E. Wright and Milton Harris]
January 3, 1949
2.42
Basic Research Benefits Textiles. Rayon and Synthetic Textiles
March 1949
2.43
Method of Treating Wool. United States Patent Office, no. 2,466,695 [Daniel Frishman and Milton Harris]
April 12, 1949
2.44
Textile Industry Changes Pace. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 28, (1) [Robert E. Wright and Milton Harris]
January 2, 1950
2.45
Prevention of Supercontraction in Modified Wool Fibers. Textile Research Journal. 20, (1) [Alfred E. Brown, Janet H. Pendergrass and Milton Harris]
January 1950
2.46
A Simple Quantitative Test for the Felting of Wool Top. Textile Research Journal. 20, (4) [Herman Bogaty, Daniel Frishman, Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
April 1950
2.47
Textile Chemicals. Chem. Industries. [Robert E. Wright and Milton Harris]
August 1950
2.48
Comparative Rain Resistance of Various Wool Fabrics. American Dyestuff Reporter. [Arnold M. Sookne, Francis W. Minor and Milton Harris]
August 21, 1950
2.49
Some Felting Properties of Wools of Different Geographical Origins. Textile Research Journal. 20, (9) [Arnold M. Sookne, Herman Bogaty and Milton Harris]
September 1950
2.50
Fabric-Making Material. United States Patent Office, no. 2,504,523 [Milton Harris, Lyman Fourt, Byrell W. Bullock and Godfrey Bloch]
April 18, 1950
2.51
Process of Treating Keratinous Materials. United States Patent Office, no. 2,508,714. [Milton Harris and Alfred E. Brown]
May 23, 1950
2.52
The Rate of Drying of Fabrics. Textile Research Journal. 21, (1) [Lyman Fourt, Arnold M. Sookne, Daniel Frishman and Milton Harris]
January 1951
2.53
More Specific Properties...As Related To Any Given End Use Is the Need of the Textile Industry from New Synthetic Fibers. Chem. and Eng. News. 29, 545
February 12, 1951
2.54
Effect of Construction on the Laundering Shrinkage of Knitted Woolens. Textile Research Journal. 21, (2), [Herman Bogaty, Louis I. Weiner, Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
February 1951
2.55
The Chemical Modification of Wool Treatment with Formaldehyde Solutions. Textile Research Journal. 21, (4) [Alfred E. Brown, Lydia R. Hornstein and Milton Harris]
April 1951
2.56
Some Tensile Properties of Wool in Solutions Containing Salt and Acid. Textile Research Journal. 21, (7), [Herman Bogaty, Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
July 1951
2.57
The Felting of Shrink-Resistant Wool as Related to Some Properties of the Single Fiber. Textile Research Journal. 21, (11), [Arnold M. Sookne, Herman Bogaty and Milton Harris]
November 1951
2.58
The Felting of Wool as Related to the Elastic and Swelling Behavior of the Fiber. Textile Research Journal. 21, (11) [Herman Bogaty, Arnold M. Sookne and Milton Harris]
November 1951
2.59
Some Effects of Construction on the Laundering Shrinkage of Wool Fabrics. Textile Research Journal. 21, (12) [Herman Bogaty, Louis I. Weiner, Arnold M. Sookne, Mary L. Cozart and Milton Harris]
December 1951
2.60
Textile Chemical Development, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 30, (1) [Milton Harris and Anthony M. Schwartz]
January 7, 1952
2.61
Method and Composition for Imparting Water Resistance to Textile Material. United States Patent Office, no. 2,615,824 [Francis W. Minor, Arnold M. Sookne, Milton Harris and Gray L. Pyle]
October 28, 1952
2.62
Textile Chemicals...Textiles are Just Emerging From a Slump That Effected Many Segments of the Entire Chemical Industry. Chem. and Eng. News. 31, 43 [Milton Harris and Daniel Frishman]
February 5, 1953
2.63
The Felting in Laundering of Wool Blends. Textile Research Journal. 23, (2), [Herman Bogaty, Arnold M. Sookne, Louis I. Weiner and Milton Harris]
January 1953
2.64
The Nature of a Fabric Surface: Thickness-Pressure Relationships. Textile Research Journal. 23, (2), [Herman Bogaty, Norman R.S. Hollies, John C. Hintermaier and Milton Harris]
February 1953
2.65
Some Properties of Serges Made from Blends of Wool with Acrylic Type Synthetics. Textile Research Journal. 23, (8) [Herman Bogaty, Norman R.S. Hollies, John C. Hintermaier and Milton Harris]
August 1953
2.66
Supercontraction of Modified Keratin Fibers. Textile Research Journal. 23, (9), . [Lawrence G. Beauregard, Alfred E. Brown and Milton Harris]
September 1953
2.67
The Nature of a Fabric Surface: Evaluation by a Rate-of-Cooling Method. Textile Research Journal. 23, (11) [Norman R.S. Hollies, Herman Bogaty, John. C. Hintermaier and Milton Harris]
November 1953
2.68
Handbook of Textile Fiber. Milton Harris, Editor. Harris Research Laboratories, Inc. Washington, D.C.; Textile Book Publishers, Inc. New York, N.Y.
1954
3.1
The Era of Consolidation of Textiles? Chem. and Eng. News. 32, 38, [Milton Harris and John Krasny]
January 4, 1954
3.2
The Nature of the Modifications of Wool by Various 'Chlorination' Processes and Their Effect on the Wear Life of Shrink Resistant Materials. American Dyestuff Reporter [Daniel Frishman and Milton Harris]
March 15, 1954
3.3
Biosynthesis of C14-Specifically Labeled Cellulose by Acetobacter zylinum. I. From D-Glucose-1-C14 with and without Ethanol. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 76, 1658. [Francis W. Minor, Glenn A. Greathouse, Harold G. Shirk, Anthony M. Schwartz and Milton Harris]
March 20, 1954
3.4
Some Problems with Blending. Textile Research Journal, 24, 4 [Milton Harris]
April 1954
3.5
Method for Stripping Color From Keratinous Materials. United States Patent Office, no. 2,685,496 [Milton Harris and Alfred E. Brown]
August 3, 1954
16.1
The Scientific Papers of Milton Harris, Volume 1
1955
16.2
The Scientific Papers of Milton Harris, Volume 2
1955
16.3
The Scientific Papers of Milton Harris, Volume 3
1955
3.6
The Place of the Chemist in the World. The Chemist. 35, (7), 269-71. Also included: "Milton Harris" by Dr. Walter J. Murphy. pp. 271-74
July 1957
3.7
Raymond E. Reed, Man and Scientist. J. Soc. Cosmetic Chem. 13, 99-101
1962
3.8
The Challenge for Tomorrow. Chem. and Eng. News. 41, 6-10
1963
3.9
John B. Speakman, D.Sc., F.I.C., F.T.I.J., J. Soc. Cosmetic Chem. 18, 503-505
1967
3.10
Polymers in Industry. Polymers in the Engineering Curriculum. October 28-29, 63-78
1968
3.11
A Matter of Opinion. Scientific Research. 3, (21), 38-39
1968
3.12
The Paradoxical Years: Perkin Medal Award Address, Chem. and Eng. News. 48, 54-56
1970
3.13
The Research Program of the Textile Foundation at the National Bureau of Standards. American Dyestuff Reporter
undated
3.14
Characteristics of Wool and Wool Fabrics [Herman Bogaty, Lyman Fourt and Milton Harris]
undated
3.15
Quartermaster Research on Water Resistant Textiles. The Office of Technical Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Textile Series Report No. 37 [Staff of Harris Research Laboratory]
undated
3.16
Degradation from Weathering of Tentage Fabrics. The Office of Technical Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Textile Series Report No. 40 [W.E.C. Yelland, Harris Research Laboratory]
undated
3.17
The Treatment of Army Socks for Shrink Resistance. Office of the Quartermaster, General Military Planning Division, Research and Development Branch, Textile Series Report No. 46 [Staff of Harris Research Laboratory and Textile Research Laboratory]
undated
3.18
A Study of Some Factors Affecting the Shrink-Resistance of Wool. The Office of Technical Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Textile Series Report No. 50 [Harris Research Laboratory]
undated

Series 2:  Speeches, 1942-1987Return to Top

Series 2 contains manuscripts, typescripts, and an audio cassette recording of speeches delivered by Harris between 1942 and 1987. The series includes speeches given at professional functions held by the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society, and other organizations; awards ceremonies; and personal events including a birthday celebration. Also included is a collection of jokes, anecdotes, and ephemera used in the preparation of speeches.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.19
Typescript: Textiles and War, Textile Research War Council. New York
May 1942
3.20
Typescript: The Future of Industrial Textile Research, Olney Medal Address. New York
January 5, 1946
3.21
Typescript, Notes: untitled Toastmaster's remarks delivered by Harris at the Second Medal Award dinner of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
December 8, 1949
3.22
Typescript: Introductory Remarks: Conference on New Fabrics for the Armed Forces, American Association of Textile Technologists. Washington, D.C.
February 28, 1951
3.23
Typescript: Textiles, Science and Forum Broadcast
October 9, 1951
3.24
Typescript: The Medalist - the Scientist, introduction by Milton Harris of George Royer, upon Royer's receipt of the Olney Medal Award
1951
3.25
Manuscript: Graduation Address. Institute of Textile Technology, Virginia
June 10, 1958
3.26
Typescript: Statement By Milton Harris, Vice President for Research, Gillette Co., Before the Senate Committee on Small Business, Washington, D.C
June 6, 1963
3.27
Typescript: Address Given at Presentation [of] Washington Chapter A. I. C. Honor Scroll Award to Alfred E. Brown, Washington, D.C.
May 5, 1964
3.28
Manuscript, Typescript: The Big Challenge: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology. Textile Research Institute Annual Meeting, New York
March 31, 1965
4.1
Manuscript, Press Release: Acceptance speech, Harold DeWitt Smith Award, New York
October 19, 1966
4.2
Typescript: The Challenge of Chemistry in Modern Society. Dedication of Beeghly Chemistry Building, Washington, D.C.
April 29, 1967
4.3
Typescript: The Education-Industry Interface, Engineering and Scientific Manpower Commission, Biltmore Hotel
May 18, 1967
4.4
Manuscript, Typescript: Role of Individual in National Scientific Policy. N.A.S. Meeting, Washington, D.C.
March 11, 1969
4.5
Manuscript: Talk at A. C. E. anniversary gathering, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
March 22, 1969
4.6
Manuscript, Typescript: Effects on Industry of Government Policies and Programs. National Science Foundation
July 10, 1969
4.7
Manuscript: Project Seed! New York
September 12, 1969
4.8
Manuscript, Typescript: The Paradoxical Years. Perkin Medal Award Address, Plaza Hotel, New York
February 27, 1970
4.9
Manuscript: Cleaning Our Environment: The Chemical Basis for Action. American Chemical Society, Delaware
April 3, 1970
4.10
Manuscript: Untitled talk delivered at an Environmental Control Training Symposium
September 9, 1970
4.11
Manuscript, Typescript: Are the Chemists of the World Listening? Chemists' Club Honorary Membership Address, New York
November 12, 1970
4.12
Manuscript: Introduction of William Albert Noyes, Jr., Parsons Award ceremony, Washington, D.C.
December 3, 1970
4.13
Manuscript: Professionalism. American Chemical Society, Delaware
January 20, 1971
4.14
Manuscript, Typescript: Science and Technology: Resuscitation or Renaissance? TRI Meeting, New York
March 11, 1971
4.15
Manuscript: Honor Scroll Award Introduction. Institute of Chemists, Washington, D.C.
June 5, 1971
4.16
Manuscript: Dedication Speech. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
August 9, 1971
4.17
Manuscript: Polymer, Fiber and Chemistry Industry Complex. American Chemical Society, New York
August 28, 1972
4.18
Manuscript: Honor Scroll Award Talk. Institute of Chemists, Washington, D.C.
April 19, 1975
4.19
Manuscript: Honor Scroll Award Talk. Institute of Chemists, New York
April 29, 1975
4.20
Manuscript: Science and Technology in a Changing Economy. American Chemical Society Symposium, Chicago
August 26, 1975
4.21
Manuscript: American Chemical Society Speech. Rhode Island Local, Rhode Island
November 18, 1975
4.22
Manuscript: Dedication Talk. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
June 3, 1976
4.23
Typescript: Commencement Address. Institute of Textile Technology, Virginia
June 5, 1977
4.24
Manuscript: Honorary Membership Speech. T.R.I., Atlanta
1978
4.25
Manuscript: Concepts of Modern Engineering and Technology. State University of New York, Binghampton
March 15, 1979
4.26
Manuscript, Typescript: Science and Technology in the 80s: The Hopes and Hindrances. Priestley Medal Address, Houston, Texas
March 24, 1980
4.27
Manuscript: 75th Birthday Speech
1981
4.28
Manuscript: Retirement of Alfred Brown Speech
December 1981
4.29
Manuscript, Typescript: A New Golden Age of Science and Technology? American Institute of Chemists
March 28, 1982
4.30
Manuscript: Mary L. Good--An Introduction. The Gold Medal Award
1983
4.31
Manuscript: Speech Honoring Horace Isbell. American University, Washington, D.C.
February 1984
4.32
Manuscript: Yale Science and Engineering Award. Connecticut
1984
4.33
Typescript: Dedication of Milton Harris Building. Washington, D.C.
September 17, 1987
5.1
Audiotape: Live recording of speech given at Milton Harris dinner
September 17, 1987
5.2
Manuscript: State of Science and Technology
undated
5.3
Typescript: The Education-Industry Interface
undated
5.4
Manuscript: Polymers in Industry. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
undated
5.5
Manuscript: Alumni Talk. Oregon Agricultural College
undated
5.6
Typescript: Dedication of the Kline Chemistry Laboratory. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
undated
5.7
Typescript: Founder's Day Speech. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
undated
5.8
Manuscript, Typescript: Untitled speech on technological advances in the modern era
undated
5.9
Assorted jokes, anecdotes and ephemera used by Harris in the preparation of his speeches
undated
5.10
Assorted jokes, anecdotes and ephemera used by Harris in the preparation of his speeches
undated

Series 3:  Correspondence, 1966-1980Return to Top

Series 3 predominately documents Harris's receipt of the 1970 Perkin Medal, awarded by the Society of Chemical Industry. The series also includes a small collection of correspondence relating to his association with the American Chemical Society, the Milton Harris Charitable Trust at Yale, and his retirement from the Gillette Corporation, among other topics.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5.11
American Chemical Society
November 28, 1966
5.12
Baker, Dale B. of Chemical Abstracts Service
Includes a photo of Harris at a ground-breaking ceremony.
January 21, 1971
5.13
Chemtech
July 10, 1980
5.14
Gilbert, Carl J
Regarding Harris's retirement from the Gillette Corporation.
January 21, 1966
5.15
Roberts, John D
Regarding Harris's expression of congratulations following Roberts' receipt of the 1987 Priestley Medal.
May 15, 1987
5.16
Ziegler, Federick E.
Regarding the involvement of the Milton Harris Charitable Trust with the Yale Department of Chemistry.
December 12, 1990
5.17
Perkin Medal Correspondence
1969
5.18
Perkin Medal Correspondence
1970
5.19
Perkin Medal Correspondence
undated

Series 4:  Newspaper Clippings, 1938-1984Return to Top

Series 4 is comprised of approximately twenty newspaper clippings documenting Harris' professional successes. An itemized list of the clippings in this series is viewable here. Additional clippings are located in Series 10.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5.20
Newspaper Clippings
1939-1984
5.21
Newspaper Clippings
1938-1944, undated

Series 5:  Biographical, 1925-1991Return to Top

Series 5 is comprised of items documenting Milton Harris' personal and professional activities. Included are a volume of papers presented in celebration of Harris' 75th birthday, several popular-press articles about Harris's life and work, and materials devoted to Harris' funeral in 1991.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6.1
Milton Harris: Chemist, Innovator and Entrepreneur. Miklos M. Breuer, Ed.
1982
6.2
"Dr. Harris Captures Woodmont Links Title," by Maury Fitzgerald. The Times-Herald
July 1944
6.3
Advertisement for sweaters made with Harriset treated yarn. Washington Post
October 22, 1945
6.4
Golf Score Card from Palm Beach Country Club, Palm Beach, FL
1951
6.5
"Ten Years of Progress at Harris Research." The Capital Chemist. 5 (4): 108-111 [Robert Saxon]
April 1955
6.6
Flyer for a Chemical Society of Washington presentation by Harris
February 12, 1959
6.7
"AIC Elects New Head: Dr. Harris of Gillette Co." Oil, Paint and Drug Reporter
May 16, 1960
6.8
Invitation to the Twin City Chapter of the American Institute of Chemists dinner in honor of Victor Cohn
January 31, 1961
6.9
50th Jubilee Omaha Section, American Chemical Society
1970
6.10
Program for the National Academy of Engineering 12th Annual Members Banquet. Washington, D.C.
April 28, 1976
6.11
"Milton Harris-An Introduction." The Chemist. 59 (5-6): 6 [Robert W. Parry]
May-June 1982
6.12
"Milton Harris: A Profile." Oregon State University College of Science Record. 11 (2): 2-3
Winter 1984
6.13
1986-87 Yale Development Report
1987
6.14
"Milton Harris Meets Arthur Sleight." College of Science Record. 17, 3 [Eva M. Millemann]
1989
6.15
"Former ACS Chairman Milton Harris Dead at 85." Chem. and Eng. News. [Delores Miner]
September 23, 1991
6.16
Chemistry Catalog. Oregon State University
undated
6.17
Syndicate Newspaper Comic. "Strictly Business"
undated
6.18
Small manila envelope with a pink tag with the text "Wool Top made Shrink Resistant by the "Harriset" Process/ Treated by Ames Worsted Company/ Lowell, Mass"
30 green and white paper tags for Harriset Washable Wool
undated
6.19
Short article with photo of Harris
undated
6.20
"Harris Named to Head Chemical Society Unit"
undated
6.21
Harris Society. Oregon State University Foundation
Included with them is a handwritten envelope with Harris' home address.
undated
6.22
Assorted notes
undated
6.23
Harris Funeral Condolences, A-D
1991
6.24
Harris Funeral Condolences, E-L
1991
6.25
Harris Funeral Condolences, M-S
1991
6.26
Harris Funeral Condolences, T-Y
1991
6.27
Harris Funeral Condolences, unknown correspondents
1991
6.28
Funeral Attendees
1991

Series 6:  Research Notebooks, 1928-1978Return to Top

The five research notebooks that comprise Series 6 detail Harris' laboratory work on a number of scientific topics, including the properties of silk and paraffins, and the nature of chemical equilibrium in various systems. One notebook is likewise devoted entirely to recording Harris's impressions of a March 1978 trip to China.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7.1
Research
Notebook in which Harris details his research and experiments on the solubility of silk.
1928-1929
7.2
China
Notebook in which Harris documents his March 1978 trip to China.
1978
7.3
Chemical Equilibrium
Notebook documenting Harris' research on chemical equilibrium; phase changes; one-, two- and three-component systems; and transition temperatures. The notebook also contains graphs and chemical equations.
undated
7.4
Organic
Notebook recording Harris' research in organic chemistry; contains many chemical equations and diagrams.
undated
7.5
Chemistry
Notebook documenting Harris' research on paraffins, halogen derivatives, alcohols, esters, metallo-organic compounds, and other elements of chemistry.
undated

Series 7:  Research Files, 1940-1992Return to Top

Series 7 is comprised primarily of scientific publications collected by Milton Harris for research purposes. Topics include flax, wool, and cotton fibers; fabric detergents; and superconductivity.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7.6
Pectic Substance of Cotton Fibers in Relation to Growth. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 25, 305-308. [Roy L. Whistler, Albert R. Martin and Carl M. Conrad]
1940
7.7
Electrodialytic Estimation of Ash and of Acidic and Basic Groups in Textile Fibers. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 25, 61-69. [Arnold M. Sookne, Charles H. Fugitt and Jacinto Steinhardt]
1940
7.8
The Selective Combination of Wool Protein with Acids in Mixtures. Amer. Soc. Biological Chem. [Jacinto Steinhardt]
April 15-19, 1941
7.9
The Panoflex, A Simple Device for Evaluating the Pliability of Fabrics. J. of Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 469-477 [Edwin C. Dreby]
1941
7.10
Fluidity of Triton F and Xanthate Solutions as a Measure of Cellulose Degradation. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 27, 543-549. [Ralph T. Mease and Leland F. Gleysteen]
1941
7.11
Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Amide and Peptide Bonds in Proteins. J. Biological Chem. 141-995-996 [Jacinto Steinhardt]
1941
7.12
A New Conception of Fibers. Fiber and Fabric
May 17, 1941
7.13
Calculation of Protein-Anion Affinity Constants from Acid Titration Data. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 28, 191-199 [Jacinto Steinhardt]
1942
7.14
Microscopic Structure of Flax and other Related Bast Fibers. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 41-50 [Charles W. Hock]
1942
7.15
Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Amide and Peptide Bonds in Proteins. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 315-327 [Jacinto Steinhardt and Charles H. Fugitt]
1942
7.16
Analysis of the Selective Combination of Wool with Acids in Mixtures. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 29, 425-436 [Jacinto Steinhardt]
1942
7.17
Part-Wool Blankets for Use in Barracks. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 30, 203-208 [Herbert F. Schiffer, Louis R. Mizell and F.T. Mosedale]
1943
7.18
Autographic Load-Elongation Apparatus for Fibers. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 31, 25-31 [Arnold M. Sookne and Henry A. Rutherford]
1943
7.19
Structure of the Wool Fiber as Revealed by the Electron Microscope. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 31, 229-236 [Charles W. Hock and Howard F. McMurdie]
1943
7.20
Scale Substance of Wool. J. of Research Natl. Bureau of Standards. 32, 127-130 [Walton B. Geiger]
1944
7.21
Some Applications of Stress-Strain Measurements to the Determination of Fiber Properties. Amer. Soc. for Testing Mat. 498-502 [Arnold M. Sookne]
1948
7.22
Soaps and Synthetic Detergents in the Textile Field. Soap and Sanitary Chemicals. [Anthony M. Schwartz]
February 1948
8.1
New Concepts and Trends in the Detergent Field. Soap and Sanitary Chemicals. [Anthony M. Schwartz]
April 1948
8.2
Cosmetic Functions of Synthetic Detergents. J. of Soc. Cosmetic Chem. 1, 327-335 [Anthony M. Schwartz]
1949
8.3
Fibers in Future Fabrics. Rayon and Synthetic Textiles. [Pierre Sillan]
March 1949
8.4
Principles of Detergency and Their Application in Textile Processing. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 26, (5), 212-215 [Anthony M. Schwarz]
May 1949
8.5
Process for Imparting Shrink Resistance to Wool. United States Patent Office, No. 2,499,987 [Harry F. Clapham and Arthur L. Smith]
March 7, 1950
8.6
New Wool From Old. Newsweek
May 22, 1950
8.7
The Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part I: Measurement of Reflectance Characteristics Related to Luster. Textile Research Journal. 21, (7) [Lyman Fourt and Arnold M. Sookne
July 1951
8.8
The Deposition of Lime Soap on Fabrics During Washing. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 29, (4), 158-161 [D.C. Knowles, Jr., Julian Berch and Anthony M. Schwartz]
April 1952
8.9
Method of Rendering Organic Textile Material Water Repellent and Composition Therefor. United States Patent Office, No. 2,597,614 [Alfred E. Brown, Arnold M. Sookne and Francis W. Minor]
May 20, 1952
8.10
Process for Rendering Proteinaceous Textile Materials Water Repellant. United States Patent Office, no. 2,599,590 [Arnold M. Sookne and Alfred E. Brown]
June 10, 1952
8.11
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part II: Decrystallizing and Mercerizing Influence on Luster. Textile Research Journal. 23, (1) [Lyman Fourt and Pauline Streicher]
January 1953
8.12
Method of Rendering Organic Textile Material Water Repellant and Composition Therefor. United States Patent Office, No. 2,662,039 [Alfred E. Brown, Arnold M. Sookne and Francis W. Minor]
December 8, 1953
8.13
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part III: Correlation of Visual and Physical Aspects of Luster. Textile Research Journal. 24, (1) [Lyman Fourt, Ruth M. Howorth and Marjorie B. Rutherford]
January 1954
8.14
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part IV: Effect of Weaving Pattern on Luster in a Series of Bleached Cotton Fabrics. Textile Research Journal. [Lyman Fourt and Marjorie B. Rutherford]
January 1954
8.15
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part V: Fiber Shape in Relation to Luster. Textile Research Journal. 24, (2) [Lyman Fourt, Ruth M. Howorth, Marjorie B. Rutherford and Pauline Streicher]
February 1954
8.16
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part VI: Yarn Structure in Relation to Luster. Textile Research Journal. 24, (2) [Lyman Fourt, Ruth M. Howorth, Marjorie B. Rutherford and Pauline Streicher]
February 1954
8.17
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part VII: Fiber Properties and Variety Characteristics in Relation to Luster. Textile Research Journal. 24, (3) [Lyman Fourt, Ruth M. Howorth, Marjorie B. Rutherford and Pauline Streicher]
March 1954
8.18
Better Mercerizing for Improved Luster. American Dyestuff Reporter. [Lyman Fourt and Arnold M. Sookne]
May 10, 1954
8.19
Improvement of Luster of Cotton: Part VIII: Selection Within Commercial Varieties on the Basis of Fiber Properties. Textile Research Journal. 24, (7) [Lyman Fourt, Ruth M. Howorth, Marjorie B. Rutherford and Pauline Streicher]
July 1954
8.20
Junior Academy Meets with Chemical Society. The Reporter: Newsletter for Science and Math Teachers. 1 (5): 1
February 1959
8.21
ACS Names Advisory Board Members. Chem. And Eng. News
January 1, 1962
8.22
Mulligatawny. Lab Notes, The Derby Company, Inc. 4 (3): 54-58 [Roland E. Derby]
1963
8.23
The Tragedy of the Commons. Science. 162: 1243-1248 [Garrett Hardin]
1968
8.24
The Chemist of the Future. Chem. and Ind. News. [D.S. Davies]
June 7, 1969
8.25
Science at a Policy Crossroads. Technology Review. [Don K. Price]
April 1971
8.26
Mobility Patterns in Three Scientific Disciplines. Amer. Sociological Assoc. [Robert McGinnis and Vijai P. Singh]
August 28-31, 1972
8.27
Will the Chemical Industry Survive the Post-Industrial Society? Ind. Research Inst. [William W. Bewley, Jr.]
May 31, 1977
8.28
The Future: Society. Business Week
September 3, 1979
8.29
D.I.R. 1981. Conoco, Inc. Research and Development. [Office Services and Graphics Department]
May 12, 1981
8.30
NSF Studies Cooperative R&D. Science. 224: 1411 [Jeffery L. Fox]
1984
8.31
National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council. National Academy Press [Peregrine S. White and Fredrica W. Wechsler]
1984
8.32
Why Oregon Suddenly Looks Good to High-Tech Companies. Business Week
November 5, 1984
8.33
Business Goes to College for a Brain Gain. Fortune. [Jeremy Main]
March 16, 1987
8.34
Chemistry of High-Temperature Superconductors. Science. 242, 1519-1526 [A.W. Sleight]
1988
8.35
Superconductivity: Is the Party Over? Science. 244, 914-916 [Robert Pool]
1989
8.36
Promise of Superconductivity Sparks Cooperative R&D Efforts. Chem. and Eng. News. 67, 19-24 [Stu Borman]
1989
8.37
Understanding Superconductivity. Invention and Technology. 5, 48-57 [John P. McKelvey]
1989
8.38
Endowed Chairs Symbolize Distinction. The Oregon Stater. [David Fulton]
April 1991
8.39
Press Release: "Milton Harris Award to David Barnes," Oregon State University
Fall 1992
8.40
Typescript: The Outlook for Innovation: A Policy View. William D. Carey, AAAS
undated
8.41
Typescript: The Medalist, the Scientist. Harvey A. Neville. Olney Medalist Award
undated

Series 8:  Honors, Awards and Other Recognitions, 1925-1992Return to Top

Series 8 documents the numerous honors and awards received by Harris, including the 1966 Harold DeWitt Memorial medal, the 1970 Perkin Medal, and the 1980 Priestley Medal. The series also includes his Oregon Agricultural College and Yale University diplomas; membership certificates from the New York Academy of Sciences, the Fiber Society, and other professional organizations; and recognition of service during World War II from the U.S. War Department and Navy Department.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8.42
Tau Beta Pi. Election for rank in scholarship
December 5, 1925
8.43
Oregon State Agricultural College. Diploma, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
June 7, 1926
8.44
Phi Kappa Phi. Election to the Oregon State Agricultural College chapter
1926
8.45
Phi Lambda Upsilon. Charter Membership
February 21, 1927
11.1
Yale University. Diploma, Doctor of Philosophy
June 19, 1929
15.1
Sigma Chi. Election to the Yale University chapter
April 20, 1929
8.46
Gordon Research Conferences. Chairman of Conference on Structure and Chemistry of Textile Fibers
1941-1944
8.47
Washington Academy of Sciences. Election to Membership
February 7, 1941
8.48
New York Academy of Sciences. Election to Membership
June 12, 1941
11.2
The Textile Institute. Fellowship to the Textile Institute
October 20, 1943
11.3
The Textile Institute. Fellowship to the Textile Institute
October 22, 1943
11.4
Washington Academy of Sciences. Testimonial for Distinguished Service
March 18, 1943
11.5
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Appointment to the Subcommittee on Wood and Plastics for Aircraft
September 22, 1944
11.6
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Olney Medal for Textile Chemistry
1945
8.49
Olney Medalist Address. American Dyestuff Reporter
February 25, 1946
11.7
The War Department and Navy Department. Recognition of Work during World War II
June 1, 1947
8.50
American Chemical Society, Division of Cellulose, Wood and Fiber Chemistry. For Chairmanship of the division
1947
8.51
National Advertising Agency Network. Award of Excellence to Harris Research Labs
1952-1953
8.52
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Corporate Membership to the Harris Research Labs
1954-1956
11.8
American Institute of Chemists. Honor Award for 1957
April 23, 1957
8.53
Institute of Textile Technology. Graduation Address
June 10, 1958
11.9
Fiber Society. Honorary Membership
May 20, 1965
11.10
American Society for Testing Materials. Harold De Witt Smith Memorial Medal
October 19, 1966
8.54
Typescript: Perkin Medal Award Dinner by Stuart K. Hensley. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
January 27, 1970
8.55
Perkin Medal Award Address. Chem and Eng. News
March 2, 1970
11.11
Harris Research Labs. Tribute to Milton Harris on his 70th Birthday
March 26, 1976
8.56
Priestly Medal Award. Chem. and Eng. News
July 9, 1979
8.57
Milton Harris Wins 1980 Priestly Medal. Chem. and Eng. News. 57 (28): 30-31 (July 9, 1979). [Jeffrey L. Fox]
July 9, 1979
8.58
American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, et al. Milton Harris 75th Birthday Symposium
April 27-28, 1981
8.59
American Institute of Chemists. Gold Medal
March 28, 1982
8.60
Program for the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Banquet; Press Release from the American Institute of Chemists; The Chemist. "Milton Harris is 1982 Gold Medalist." 58, (12)
1981-1982
8.61
Oregon State University. Oregon State University Alumni Association Award
1984
8.62
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fifty Year Membership
June 16, 1987
8.63
National Research Council. Dedication of the Cecil and Ida Green Building and the Milton Harris Building
September 21, 1987
8.64
National Academy of Sciences. A Dinner in Honor of Milton Harris
September 17, 1987
8.65
Association of Yale Alumni. Yale Medal of Honor
April 15, 1989
11.12
From chemists at Harris Research Labs
undated
8.66
United State Office of Scientific Research and Development. Service during World War II
undated

Series 9:  Photographs, 1926-1989Return to Top

Series 9 is comprised of more than fifty photographs documenting Harris' college years; participation in professional events; recreation and travel; and family. The series also includes numerous studio portraits of Harris taken throughout his career. An itemized list of the photographs in this series is viewable here.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9.1
Photographs
circa 1926-1929
9.2
Photographs
circa 1930-1939
9.3
Photographs
circa 1940-1949
9.4
Photographs
circa 1950-1959
9.5
Photographs
circa 1960-1969
11.13
Photographs (oversize)
1968
9.6
Photographs
circa 1970-1979
11.14
Photographs (oversize)
circa 1970-1979
9.7
Proceedings on the International Symposium on Science Invention & Social Change
The frontispiece of this volume include 4 unique photographic prints of Milton Harris.
1978
9.8
Photographs
circa 1980-1989
11.15
Photographs (oversize)
1980

Series 10:  Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums, 1950-1996Return to Top

Series 10 is comprised of twelve scrapbooks and photograph albums documenting Harris' career and personal life. The series includes hundreds of newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, advertisements, and other ephemera documenting Harris' professional successes including scientific discoveries, promotions and appointments, and awards and recognitions. Some of the scrapbooks and albums record specific moments including the 10th anniversary of Harris Research Laboratories, Harris' 70th birthday, and the dedication of the Milton Harris Building at the National Research Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12.1
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised predominately of clippings from newspapers (local, regional, and national) and industry publications (such as Science News Letter, Women's Wear Daily, and Rayon Textile Monthly) from 1946 to 1950. Topics include milestones in Harris' career; textile industry lectures and conferences events; and advancements in textile production such as moth-resistant wool, improved fabric dyes, wool reprocessing, shrink-proof wool, and wrinkle-resistant fabric. The scrapbook also includes several photographs, programs, advertisements. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1946-1950
9.9
10th Anniversary of Harris Research Laboratories, Inc. Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of photos and text documenting the first ten years of Harris Research Laboratories, Inc. The scrapbook includes a narrative, lists of staff and personnel changes, acknowledgments, and photographs of the lab and personnel. This item has been disbound. A complete list of the items in this scrabook is viewable here.
1954
12.2
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of clippings from newspapers and industry publications including Chemical Week and Textile Age; advertisements, flyers, and programs; postcards and greeting cards; certificates; photographs; and a poem. Many of the items document Harris' professional successes including textile research, business development, and involvement in industry organizations such as the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemists. The scrapbook also includes Harris' 1923 diploma from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon and an autographed photo of Bob Hope. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1923-1955
13.1
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of materials predominately documenting Harris' career from 1951-1958. It includes clippings from newspapers, periodicals, and industry publications such as Knitted Outwear Times, American Dyestuff Reporter, and The Textile Engineer with topics including advancements in textile products, industry events, the acquisition of Harris Research by Gillette Co., and Harris' appointment to Gillette Research Director; programs, photographs, and other ephemera from conferences, lectures, and award ceremonies hosted by the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemists, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and other scientific and industry organizations; advertisements, brochures, and other promotional materials for the "Harriset" process; and correspondence, memoranda, and press releases. The scrapbook also includes materials documenting moments in Harris' career starting as early as 1929. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1929-1958
13.2
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of materials documenting Harris' career from 1960-1970. It includes programs, press releases, and other ephemera from numerous industry events and organizations such as the American Society of Testing Materials and the American Chemical Society; clippings from newspapers, periodicals, and industry publications such as Air Engineering, The Capital Chemist, PR Catalyst, and Chemical Purchasing with topics including Harris' receipt of the 1970 Perkin Medal, support for Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 presidential election, and the importance of growing the science and technology industries in the United States; correspondence; and photographs. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1960-1970
14.1
Perkin Award Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of materials relating to Harris' receipt of the 1970 Perkin Medal, an award from the American Section of the Society of Chemical Industry recognizing "innovations in applied chemistry resulting in outstanding commercial development." It includes photographs, newspaper clipping, correspondence, a program from the Perkin Award Dinner, and other materials documenting the award. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1969-1970
9.10
A.T. Beucher Photograph Album
This album appears to have been assembled by A.T. Buecher to document a visit between Buecher and Harris in April 1975. The album includes the inscription "To my very good friend Milton Harris. Come back again soon" and several photos of Harris and Buecher. A complete list of the items in this photograph album is viewable here.
1975
9.11
Milton Harris' 70th Birthday Photograph Album
This album is comprised of more than twenty photographs of Harris celebrating his 70th birthday with friends and family. The album also include a letter from Harvey and Cora Alter to Harris dated May 21, 1976. This item has been disbound. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1976
14.2
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of materials documenting Harris' professional achievements from 1966-1981. It includes clippings from newspapers and industry publications such as Chemical and Engineering News,The Nucleus, andOil, Paint, and Textile Chemistry and Color; cards, speeches, photographs, programs, and other materials from Harris' 75th Birthday Symposium; certificates and awards; correspondence and memoranda; and photographs. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1966-1981
15.2
Professional Activities Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised predominately of materials documenting Harris' professional and academic achievements. It includes certificates and awards from numerous organizations including the Chemists Club of New York, the Academy of Applied Science, the Chemical Heritage Society, the Textile Research Institute, the American Chemical Society, and the National Academy of Engineers. Other contents include certificates from the Professional Golf Association, the Crown Royal Hole-in-One Society, British Airways, and Japan Airlines; newspaper clippings; two electron micrographs; a watercolor of the Oregon State University Memorial Union; and a varsity letter in tennis. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1966-1984
10.1
Milton Harris Building Dedication Photograph Album
This album documents the September 21, 1987 dedication of the Milton Harris Building at the National Research Council headquarters in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The album includes an invitation to the dedication and photographs of the building, Harris, and other dedication honorees and attendees. A complete list of the items in this photograph album is viewable here.
1987
15.3
"Milton Harris - A Tribute from Oregon State University" Scrapbook
This scrapbook is comprised of materials related to Milton Harris's philanthropic efforts and association with Oregon State University, particularly the Milton Harris Award in Basic Research and the Harris Scholarship. The scrapbook includes clippings from the College of Science Record, the Chem OSU Newsletter, The Oregonian, The Economist, and Chemistry Alumni News; event programs; lists of scholarship recipients; correspondence; and an "In Memoriam" for Harris. A complete list of the items in this scrapbook is viewable here.
1983-1996

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Cotton fabrics--Research.
  • Proteins--Research.
  • Silk--Research.
  • Synthetic fabrics--Testing.
  • Textile chemistry.
  • Textile industry.
  • Wool--Research.
  • Personal Names :
  • Harris, Milton, 1906-1991.
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Chemical Society.
  • American Institute of Chemists.
  • Gillette Company.
  • Harris Research Laboratories.
  • Oregon State University. College of Science.
  • United States. National Bureau of Standards.
  • Yale University.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.