Inventory

International Minerals and Chemical Corporation (IMC)
Dates: 1950-1983
Accession Number: 920604
Description: Fifteen file folders in a document case


Content and Scope of Collection

The Commercial Solvents Corporation was established at the end of World War I and earned distinction as the pioneer producer of acetone and butanol by fermentation processes developed and patented by Dr. Chaim Weizmann. Terre Haute was selected as the home of CSC research because location at this plant made possible the convenient translation of new processes from laboratory and pilot-plant to full-scale production. (Annual report, 1950)

Over the years, the products of Commercial Solvents have included specialty and commodity chemicals for industry, agricultural chemicals, animal health and nutrition products, industrial explosives, and carbon blacks. CSC remained an independent company until 1975 when it merged with the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation (IMC) and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMC. Eventually, IMC bought Pitman-Moore Inc., another company involved in animal products, and the Terre Haute plant changed its name to Pitman-Moore in 1987.

This collection was generated from miscellaneous materials in the Community Affairs File and the Archives. It includes some annual reports, brochures, and newsletters of the Commercial Solvents Corporation. Most of the collection consists of IMC's monthly newsletter and is arranged in chronological order.

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Informational brochures

n.d.; 1954

     

 

Annual reports

1950; 1953; 1973

 

 

 

Folder 2

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

November 1973-April 1974

 

 

 

Folder 3

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

May 1974-Oct. 1974

 

 

 

Folder 4

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Nov. 1974-April 1975

 

 

 

Folder 5

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

June 1975-Nov. 1975

 

 

 

Folder 6

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Dec. 1975-May 1976

 

 

 

Folder 7

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

July 1976-Jan. 1977

 

 

 

Folder 8

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Feb. 1977-July 1977

 

 

 

Folder 9

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Aug. 1977-Feb. 1978

 

 

 

Folder 10

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

May 1978-Oct. 1979

 

 

 

Folder 11

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Nov. 1979-April 1980

 

 

 

Folder 12

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

May 1980-Dec. 1980

 

 

 

Folder 13

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Jan. 1981-June 1981

 

 

 

Folder 14

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

July 1981-Dec. 1982

 

 

 

Folder 15

"Spirit of the Nation" Newsletter

Jan. 1983-May 1983