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Dr. Richard L. McConnell Collection, 1953-2006

KC Manuscript Collection 95

INTRODUCTION

Title: Dr. Richard L. McConnell Collection, 1953-2006

Collection Number:Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 95

Physical Description: 1 ½  boxes

Creator: Dr. Richard L. McConnell

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Provenance: Richard McConnell donated this collection in September 2001 and 2006.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: Archives staff processed the collection. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in May and December 2006. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in May 2008.

COLLECTION CITATION

This collection should be cited as:

Dr. Richard L. McConnell Collection, 1953-2006. KC Manuscript Collection 95, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

ABSTRACT
The Dr. Richard L. McConnell collection consists of McConnell’s curriculum vitae, various papers and presentations, and over 100 patents based on his work at Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical Company between 1953 and 2005.  A number of other scientists helped conduct the research behind the papers, presentations, and patents contained within this collection.  In addition, there are manuscript papers researched and written by McConnell concerning people and organizations in the area of Kingsport,Tennessee.  These include Fess Witt, the Has Beens Band, material on Riley McConnell and the Destroyer Escort McConnell, plus interviews with Glen Milhorn and Benjamin Sullivan, Jr. concerning World War II.

Biographical Note
McConnell began working at Tennessee Eastman in 1951 as a Research Chemist.  In 1986, he retired as a Senior Research Associate for the Research Laboratories of the Eastman Chemicals division but continued to work as a consultant in polymer chemistry.

SUBJECTS
Eastman Chemical Company.

McConnell, Richard L. (Richard Leon), 1926-.

Patents.

Milhorn, Glen H., 1924-.

Sullivan, Jr., Benjamin B.

McConnell, Riley Franklin, 1884-1940.

Witt, Fess (Sylvester Thompson), 1881-1956.

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

BOX 1                                                                                                                              

1. Curriculum Vitae, undated                                                                               

2. “Fusible Interlockings Made with Polyester Adhesives” in Powder Coatings 5 no. 1, pp 11-16, June 1982

3. “Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Inc. (TAPPI)” presentation made to the 1983 TAPPI Hot Melt short course, June 13-15 in Hilton Head, SC, 1983

4. “Polyester Adhesives in Nonwovens and Other Textile Applications,” Paper presented at AATCC Coated Fabrics Symposium, September 18-19, 1985 in Wakefield, MA(also additional copy printed in Journal of Coated Fabrics V no. 16, January 1987), 1985-1987

5. “New Developments in Polyester Adhesives,” presented at TAPPI Nonwovens Conference,Atlanta,GA, April 1986

6. “Polyphosphates and Polyphosphonates Derived from Dyhydroxy Aromatic Compounds,” presented at the American Chemical Society,Chicago,IL, September 1958

7. “Polyphosphonamides  Derived from Phosphonic Diamides,” by H.W. Coover, Jr., Richard L. McConnell, andNewtonH. Shearer, Jr. presented at the American Chemical Society,Chicago,IL, September 1958

8. “Reactions to Dialkyl Hydrogen Phosphites with . . . Unsaturated Systems” by Marvin A. McCall, Richard L. McConnell, and H.W. Coover, Jr. presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Oak Ridge, TN, November 1953

9. “Relationship of Catalyst Composition to Catalytic Activity for the Polymerization of . . .” by Richard L. McConnell presented at the National ACS meeting, NY, 1963; UT, 1969; UK Chemical Engineering Department, 1971; and Murray State University, 1972

10. Macromolecular Reviews, vol. 1, 1966

11. TEC Research Laboratories, various journals with McConnell articles, 1956-1966

12. Patents, United States Patent Office, 2,751,384; 2,798,086; 2,824,081; 2,849,476; 2,852,549; 2,861,092; 2,861,093; 2,861,094; 2,865,947; 2,865,949; 2,865,950; 2,875,229; 2,875,231; 2,875,232; 2,882,278; 2,895,984; 2,899,455; 2,900,405; 2,912,450; 2,916,508; 2,921,086; 2,926,145, June 1956-February1960

13. Patents, United States Patent Office, 2,928,841; 2,940,961; 2,945,053; 2,947,775; 2,952,666; 2,952,701; 2,957,019; 2,960,528; 2,964,528; 2,972,621; 2,972,628; 2,992,219; 3,030,340; 3,041,350; 3,053,795; 3,053,852; 3,057,773; 3,062,788; 3,062,792; 3,072,669; 3,089,850; 3,096,385; March 1960-July 1963

14. Patents, United States Patent Office, 3,106,566; 3,121,105; 3,165,557; 3,236,900; 3,271,329; 3,285,863; 3,287,328; 3,297,724; 3,298,998; 3,336,421; 3,376,232; 3,377,409; 3,410,825; 3,415,789; 3,450,677; 3,455,871; 3,480,580; 3,519,609; 3,524,759; 3,547,893; 3,555,110; 3,562,788, October 1963-February 1971

15. Patents, United States Patent Office, 3,579,486; 3,658,948; 3,733,373; 3,837,990; 3,856,899; 3,862,266; 3,919,176; 3,932,368; 3,954,697; 4,070,316; 4,072,812; 4,072,813; 4,105,718; 4,122,208; 4,120,916; 4,136,069; 4,140,733; 4,146,586; 4,155,952; 4,169,116; 4,173,680; 4,178,272, May 1971-December 1979

16. Patents, United States Patent Office, 4,210,570; 4,217,426; 4,217,428; 4,217,435; 4,259,470; 4,264,756; 4,288,358; 4,299,933; 4,299,934; 4,329,270; 4,340,526; 4,350,807; 4,350,808; 4,352,925; 4,363,908; 4,375,540; 4,384,064; 4,401,720; 4,450,250; 4,468,490; 4,480,087; 4,481,351, July 1980-November 1984

17. Patents, United States Patent Office, 4,481,352; 4,483,969; 4,487,919; 4,540,749; 4,551,521; 4,554,206; 4,554,303; 4,576,997; 4,598,142; 4,727,107; 5,399,595; 5,482,977; 5,519,066; 5,643,991; 5,654,347; 5,736,086; 5,801,206; 6,068,910; 6,132,868; 6,139,954; 6,231,976, November 1984-May 2001

BOX 2                                                                                                                      

1. Patent Application Publication, 2001/0012557 A1, August 2001and Patents,United States Patent Office, 6,310,134 B1; 6,495,656 B1; 6,497,950 B1; 6,562,938 B2, October 2001-May 2003

2. Patent Application Publications, 2002/0010257 A1; 2002/0132960 A1; 2002/0151656 A1; 2002/0198329 A1, 2002 and Patents,United States Patent Office, 6,582,818 B2; 6,616,998 B2, June and September 2003

3. Patent Application Publications, 2003/0018139 A1; 2003/0055206 A1; 2003/0065075 A1; 2004/0072960 A1, January 2003-April 2004 and Patents,United States Patent Office, 6,846,440 B2, January 2005

4. Music in the Kingsport Area, Research Manuscripts, “The Has Beens Band,” September 2005; “Sounds of Music Around Kingsport,” July 2005; “Sylvester Thompson Witt,” July 1994

5. Interviews and Research, World War II Veterans Glen H. Milhorn and Benjamin B. Sullivan, Jr., 2005-2006

6. Research Papers, “Riley Franklin McConnell, Captain USN” and “The Destroyer Escort McConnell (DE-163),” 2005

7. Research Paper, “The Explosive RDX,” July 2006