University of Notre Dame

Julius A. Nieuwland Papers


Origination : Nieuwland, Julius A., (Julius Arthur) 1878-1936.
Extent : 8 linear feet. 150 photographs.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Julius A Nieuwland Papers (NIE), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1895-1936, concerning his botanical studies, including his work on the American Midland Naturalist, and his chemical studies, including correspondence with researchers at Du Pont, such as W.H. Carothers and W.S. Calcott, documenting his progress in perfecting the formula for neoprene; botany lecture notes, notes taken by Nieuwland as a student, manuscripts of works by Nieuwland, pamphlets, patents by Nieuwland, receipts, clippings, a journal; manuscripts of works about Nieuwland such as "Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C.: The Man, the Priest, the Scientist" by Richard Rutherford and "Father Nieuwland and Neoprene: A Retrospective Reassessment" by Herman Schroeder; correspondence and material concerning the J.A. Nieuwland Memorial Exercises, 1937; and photographs.


Professor of botany and organic chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 1904-1936; inventor of neoprene (synthetic rubber).


Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937.
Calcott, W.S. (William Stansfield,) 1892-
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
American Midland Naturalist.
Nieuwland, Julius A. (Julius Arthur) 1878-1936.
Rubber, artificial.
Rubber industry and trade.
Rubber chemistry.
Synthetic products.

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