Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Lab records, 1949-2010

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Collection Overview

Title:
Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Lab records
Dates (Inclusive):
1949-2010
Creator:
Pennsylvania State University. Materials Research Laboratory
Abstract:
The Materials Research Lab was an interdisciplinary facility focusing solely on non-metallic materials research from its establishment in 1962 until its merger with the Materials Research Institute in 2001.
Abstract:
The Materials Research Lab records consist of correspondence, reports, and internal newsletters primarily concerning the Xerox awards, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) program, and research with Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).
Collection Number:
1295
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Founded in 1962 by solid state professor Rustum Roy, the Materials Research Lab was an interdisciplinary facility in Penn State's Institute for Science and Engineering. As part of the intercollege research program, affiliates of the Lab worked with physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ceramics, and metallurgy. Financially, research projects were heavily supported by industry, as material technologies are the industrial base of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The facility was unique in its focus on non-metallic materials, with a particular focus on insulation of 'ceramic' type solids. In 1993, the name was changed to the Intercollege Materials Research Laboratory with a new focus on diamonds, crystals and ceramics, and cement and concrete. The Lab merged with the Materials Research Institute in 2001 and began planning for a larger facility in 2005.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the series, subseries, or file levels.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Lab Records (1295), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania State University. Materials Research Laboratory

Personal Name(s)

  • Yoshikawa, Shoko
  • Park, Seung-eek
  • Cross, L. Eric

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Collection Inventory

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cross, L. Eric
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