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Bruce H. Maddock Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Maddock, Bruce H.
Title: Bruce H. Maddock Papers
Inclusive Dates: TBD
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Personal patents, papers, publications, and drawing from Union Carbide Plastics Division employee Bruce H. Maddock.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Bruce H. Maddock was a key figure in the development of processes and equipment for extrusion of thermoplastics. He joined the Bakelite Company in 1936. In 1939 the company was acquired by Union Carbide, and Maddock remained with the company until his retirement in 1974. He is credited with numerous important developments and was the author of a many important technical and research papers. An active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), he received both their Engineering and Technology Award (1982) and International Award (1988). In 1997 he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Bruce H. Maddock Papers consists of patents, papers, publications, and drawings from Union Carbide Plastics Division employee Bruce H. Maddock.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Maddock, Bruce H.

Corporate Bodies

Union Carbide Corporation.


Plastics -- Extrusion.
Plastics industry and trade.

Genres and Forms

Printed materials (object genre)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Bruce H. Maddock Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy Maddock, 2018.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 7 Sep 2018
Revision history:

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