American Chemical Society/KC Section Records (0575kc)
The Kansas City Chemical Society was founded on December 12, 1899. In February 1900, the members decided to become a local section of the national organization, the American Chemical Society, which was based in New York and formed in 1876. A charter was given as the Kansas City Section on November 6, 1900. The Section later helped to promote the establishment of the Linda Hall Library. Midwest Research Institute and the Spencer Chemical Company (later Gulf Oil Company) were closely associated with the Kansas City Section. In 1955, Kenneth Spencer of Spencer Chemical Company established the Charles F. Spencer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Agricultural Chemistry as a memorial to his father. In 1966, the Directors of the Kenneth and Helen Spencer Foundation, with the cooperation of the Gulf Oil Company, rededicated the Award to Spencer, who had died in 1960. The Award is administered by the Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society.
The records includes issues of the Kansas City Chemist magazine, minutes, financial records, membership directories, correspondence, and material related to the Kenneth A. Spencer Award. ca. 1908-1985.
18 cubic feet
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