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Image of 2016.015 - Raychem Corporation Collection, 1957 - 2017. The Raychem Corporation Collection documents the products and activities of the company through material collected by a group of former employees known as the Raychemers.  The bulk of the materials consist of photographs, paper documents, periodicals, product samples, and audio/visual material. 

See series records for detailed descriptions of content

The records in the collection are arranged in 5 series.  The contents of each series have been arranged by material type.  The series arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series I: Photographs, c. 1957 - 1999 (2016.015.001)
Series I spans catalog records: 2016.015.001.1 -  2016.015.001.166
Allied Material: 2015.029.002 - .005; 2017.006.003 - .016; 2017.009.001 - .004

This series consists of black and white photographs and color photographs of Raychem facilities, Company events and information, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and the in-house Raychem Photo Library.

Series II: Objects, 1957-2008 (2016.015.002)

Series II spans catalog records: 2016.015.002.1 -  2016.015.002.68
Allied Material: 2015.012.001 - .002; 2015.029.006; 2015.030.001; 2016.001.001 - .017; 2016.001.019 - .048; 2016.001.052 - .059; 2016.024.001; 2016.026.001-.007; 2016.032.001.

This series consists of product samples, commemorative items, memorabilia, clothing, and tools.

Series III: Audio/Visual, 1972-2017 (2016.015.003)

Series III spans catalog records: 2016.015.003.1 -  2016.015.003.45
Allied Material: 2015.029.007; 2015.034.001; 2017.006.001

This series consists of 16mm film, U-matic and VHS video tape, one audio cassette, CDs, DVDs, and digital files. Topics include Raychem company events, product promotion, exhibit shows, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and speeches given at Raychemer luncheons.

Series IV: Books and Periodicals, 1965-1995 (2016.015.004)

Series IV spans catalog records 2016.015.004.1 -  2016.015.004.14
Allied Material: 2016.001.051; 2016.018.001; 2016.001.060

This series consists of books, magazines, and newsletters. Topics include Raychem employee culture, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and the artist Jerome Kirk.

Series V: Documents, 1957-1998 (2016.015.005)

Series V spans catalog records 2016.015.005.1 -  2016.015.005.241
Allied Material: 2015.029.001; 2016.001.018A-J; 2016.001.049 - .050

This series consists of original and photocopied documents, handwritten notes, booklets, leaflets, diagrams, and posters. Topics include annual reports, financial reports, publicity, company history, company management, human resources, laboratory reports, technical reports, advertisements, newspaper and magazine clippings, and product literature.

2016.015 - Raychem Corporation Collection, 1957 - 2017. The Raychem Corporation Collection documents the products and activities of the company through material collected by a group of former employees known as the Raychemers. The bulk of the materials consist of photographs, paper documents, periodicals, product samples, and audio/visual material. See series records for detailed descriptions of content The records in the collection are arranged in 5 series. The contents of each series have been arranged by material type. The series arrangement of the records is as follows: Series I: Photographs, c. 1957 - 1999 (2016.015.001) Series I spans catalog records: 2016.015.001.1 - 2016.015.001.166 Allied Material: 2015.029.002 - .005; 2017.006.003 - .016; 2017.009.001 - .004 This series consists of black and white photographs and color photographs of Raychem facilities, Company events and information, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and the in-house Raychem Photo Library. Series II: Objects, 1957-2008 (2016.015.002) Series II spans catalog records: 2016.015.002.1 - 2016.015.002.68 Allied Material: 2015.012.001 - .002; 2015.029.006; 2015.030.001; 2016.001.001 - .017; 2016.001.019 - .048; 2016.001.052 - .059; 2016.024.001; 2016.026.001-.007; 2016.032.001. This series consists of product samples, commemorative items, memorabilia, clothing, and tools. Series III: Audio/Visual, 1972-2017 (2016.015.003) Series III spans catalog records: 2016.015.003.1 - 2016.015.003.45 Allied Material: 2015.029.007; 2015.034.001; 2017.006.001 This series consists of 16mm film, U-matic and VHS video tape, one audio cassette, CDs, DVDs, and digital files. Topics include Raychem company events, product promotion, exhibit shows, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and speeches given at Raychemer luncheons. Series IV: Books and Periodicals, 1965-1995 (2016.015.004) Series IV spans catalog records 2016.015.004.1 - 2016.015.004.14 Allied Material: 2016.001.051; 2016.018.001; 2016.001.060 This series consists of books, magazines, and newsletters. Topics include Raychem employee culture, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and the artist Jerome Kirk. Series V: Documents, 1957-1998 (2016.015.005) Series V spans catalog records 2016.015.005.1 - 2016.015.005.241 Allied Material: 2015.029.001; 2016.001.018A-J; 2016.001.049 - .050 This series consists of original and photocopied documents, handwritten notes, booklets, leaflets, diagrams, and posters. Topics include annual reports, financial reports, publicity, company history, company management, human resources, laboratory reports, technical reports, advertisements, newspaper and magazine clippings, and product literature.

Record Type: Archive

2017.015.008-023 - Papers and documents related to Joseph Dutilh, 1923-1979. The bulk of this collection consists military records including a few notices of authorization of subsistence allowance, separation qualification record and his discharge papers. The rest of the collection includes a copy of his birth certificate, a French marriage certificate between his father, Victor Dutilh and his mother, a share certificate owned by his father, and Rememberance of Joseph's First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Items in the collection include: 8. A Letter to Joesph V. Dutilh from the White House for his services, 1940s 9. Notice of Authorization of Subsistence Allowance, October 7, 1947 10. Authorization of Education of Training Subsistence Allowance Letter to Mr. Joesph V. Dutilh, November 1, 1946 11. Veterans Adminstration Notice of Training Status, June 2, 1950 12. Notice of Authorization of Training and Subsistence Allowance, June 20, 1949 13. Notice of Authorization of Training and Subsistence Allowance, October 11, 1948 14. Separation Qualification Record, March 6, 1946 15. Copy of Birth Certificate of Joseph V. Dutilh from August 13, 1924, July 10, 1979 16. French Marriage Certificate, March 15, 1937 17. Oakland Labor Temple Association Certificate belonging to Victor Dutilh, March 12, 1923 18. Letter in rememberance of Joseph V. Dutilh from the President of the United States, 1940s 19. Camp Montoir Quartermaster Detachment Miltary Card, 1940s 20. Military Authorized Driving License by Director of C.M.T.O, Gerald Grant, Capt. M.T.C., 1940s 21. Remembrance of First Holy Communion to Joseph Dutilh at the Church of St. Catherine in Burlingame, May 6, 1934 22. Remembrance of Confirmation to Joseph John Dutilh at the Church of St. Catherine in Burlingame, March 12, 1938 23A. Enlisted record and report of separation honorable discharge of Joesph V. Dutilh, March 6, 1946 23B. Certificate of Honorable Discharge to Joseph V. Dutilh from the Army of the United States, March 6, 1946

Record Type: Archive

Image of 0000.754.003 - Identification of Warplanes spotting wheel, April 21, 1942. This 12" wheel is made of paper, and round in shape and is double sided. The wheel is connected to a round brown cardboard with black lines in between each photo of U.S. warplanes, which are all in shaded and drawn in black. Each of the planes is shown on its top and its side. The wheel is the middle of the round brown cardboard. It has edges all around the wheel, a small opening gap at the top and small brass hole in the middle of the wheel. Next to the small opening gap at the top of the wheel, there is some printed text in bold and black underneath columns of lines spaced out in between the text. The text reads "WINGS AND LOCATION  /  NO. OF ENGINES  /  WING SHAPE FRONT  /  REAR  /  TIP  /  LANDING GEAR  /  TAIL AND RUDDER  /  NOSE  /  TYPE". The words "FRONT  /  REAR  /  TIP" are disproportionately smaller than the rest of the text "WING SHAPE" and are on the same line as "WING SHAPE". The words "NOSE  /  TYPE" are on the same line. In the small opening gap, with a background in white on the round brown cardboard with a variety of black text underneath a column of lines that changes when spinning the spotting wheel. Below the text above and the small opening gap at the top, there is some more printed text in black and bold that reads "IDENTIFICATION  /  OF  /  WARPLANES". On the left of the text "IDENTIFICATION OF WARPLANES", there are some drawings of planes with some bold, black and tiny text below each picture of the plane that reads "HIGH-WING  /  MIDWING  /  LOW-WING  /  PARASOL MONOPLANE". In the middle of the wheel, below the small brass hole, in black, and bold with medium text, the printed text reads "C", which is surrounded by a small circle around it. Below the text above, in black and bold, the printed text reads "RESTRICTED". On the far right of the wheel, printed in black, the text reads "KEY to  /  Descriptive Abbreviations  /  R.--Retractable Landing Gear  /  S.--Single Tail and Rudder.  /  B.--Blunt Nose.  /  L.--Long Nose". The text "R.--Retractable Landing Gear  /  S.--Single Tail and Rudder.  /  B.--Blunt Nose.  /  L.--Long Nose" is in black with smaller lettering than the text "KEY to  /  Descriptive Abbreviations. Below the drawings of planes and the text on the left, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "[A. G. 452.9 (4-21-42)]".  Across from the text above on the far right, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1942--O-457035".

0000.754.003 - Identification of Warplanes spotting wheel, April 21, 1942. This 12" wheel is made of paper, and round in shape and is double sided. The wheel is connected to a round brown cardboard with black lines in between each photo of U.S. warplanes, which are all in shaded and drawn in black. Each of the planes is shown on its top and its side. The wheel is the middle of the round brown cardboard. It has edges all around the wheel, a small opening gap at the top and small brass hole in the middle of the wheel. Next to the small opening gap at the top of the wheel, there is some printed text in bold and black underneath columns of lines spaced out in between the text. The text reads "WINGS AND LOCATION / NO. OF ENGINES / WING SHAPE FRONT / REAR / TIP / LANDING GEAR / TAIL AND RUDDER / NOSE / TYPE". The words "FRONT / REAR / TIP" are disproportionately smaller than the rest of the text "WING SHAPE" and are on the same line as "WING SHAPE". The words "NOSE / TYPE" are on the same line. In the small opening gap, with a background in white on the round brown cardboard with a variety of black text underneath a column of lines that changes when spinning the spotting wheel. Below the text above and the small opening gap at the top, there is some more printed text in black and bold that reads "IDENTIFICATION / OF / WARPLANES". On the left of the text "IDENTIFICATION OF WARPLANES", there are some drawings of planes with some bold, black and tiny text below each picture of the plane that reads "HIGH-WING / MIDWING / LOW-WING / PARASOL MONOPLANE". In the middle of the wheel, below the small brass hole, in black, and bold with medium text, the printed text reads "C", which is surrounded by a small circle around it. Below the text above, in black and bold, the printed text reads "RESTRICTED". On the far right of the wheel, printed in black, the text reads "KEY to / Descriptive Abbreviations / R.--Retractable Landing Gear / S.--Single Tail and Rudder. / B.--Blunt Nose. / L.--Long Nose". The text "R.--Retractable Landing Gear / S.--Single Tail and Rudder. / B.--Blunt Nose. / L.--Long Nose" is in black with smaller lettering than the text "KEY to / Descriptive Abbreviations. Below the drawings of planes and the text on the left, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "[A. G. 452.9 (4-21-42)]". Across from the text above on the far right, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942--O-457035".

Record Type: Archive