Charles W. Pierce collection, 1904-2009

Descriptive Summary

Language
English
Repository
Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Charles W. Pierce collection, 1904-2009
Creator
Illinois Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Identifier
004.01.02
Size
2 Series
Dates
1904-2009
Predominant Dates
1904-2009
Language
Records are in English.
Storage Location
S56/1/A See Series Records

Biographical Note

Charles Warner Pierce, 1876-1947 is believed to be the first African American to be awarded a B. S. in chemical engineering in the U.S. He received the degree from Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago) in 1901. Armour Institute is a predecessor school of Illinois Institute of Technology.

Description of the Collection

Materials illustrating Pierce's education and career in chemical engineering. This includes: 1) A copy of an article by Pierce titled "How Technology is Taught at Tuskegee" (as found in the June 1904 (vol. 1, no. 4) issue of "The Technology World"); 2) A CD produced by the IIT Digital Media Center, titled "Charles W. Pierce: The First African-American Chemical Engineer in the United States," 2009; 3). DVD

Related Material

See http://archives.iit.edu/exhibits/pierce/index.html

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Processor

Mindy Pugh, Assistant University Archivist 4/21/2008

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Was formerly 2009.004.

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