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  • Title
    • Armour Research Foundation Collection
    • ca. 1940-1964
  • Collection summary Armour Research Foundation (ARF) was one of the first private, not-for-profit contract research laboratories in the United States. Begun in Chicago in 1936 by Armour Institute of Technology (AIT), ARF was acquired by Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940 when IIT was created by the merger of AIT and Lewis Institute. Re-named Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology, it was later reorganized as the IIT Research Institute (IITRI). Under all its iterations, the laboratory conducted research for commercial and government sources, expanding to an international operation.
  • Names
    • Camras, Marvin
    • IIT Research Institute
    • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Armour Research Foundation
  • Subjects
    • Atomic Reactors
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Radar training
    • Research at IIT
    • Signal Corps, U. S.
    • Engineering, Science, and Management War Training (ESMWT)