1895-1937.Origination : Nieuwland, Julius A., (Julius Arthur) 1878-1936.
Julius A Nieuwland Papers (NIE), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
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).