NAME: Dale Burdette Baker
DATES: 1920-2005
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WORKED AT: DuPont; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
OTHER INFORMATION: Chemical supervisor, DuPont 1942-45; CAS: Associate editor 1946-57; Associate director 1958; Director 1958-86; Acting manager, ACS, Columbus, OH office 1972; Emeritus director, ACS 1986-?; Interested in chemical literature, documentation, communication, research development and planning.
AWARDS: 1970 College of Engineering, Distinguished Alumnus Award(Ohio State Univ.); 1979 Patterson-Crane Award(ACS) for meritorious contributions to the field of chemical literature, especially the documentation of chemistry; 1986 Skolnik Award(ACS) for leading "Chemical Abstracts Service" from conventional indexing of the 1950's to an information and retrieval system that provides direction for the entire information industry.
OFFICES: ASIS: Pres. 1975; Counselor 1970-72; Executive committee 1971-72, 1973-76; NFAIS: Pres. 1962-63; Treasurer 1970-72.

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #1
CAS
PAPERS DATES:
SIZE:
INCLUDES: Office papers relating to Baker's work at CAS; Papers are stored in a basement (CAS does not currently have an archives); Some of the papers have been discarded.
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: Phone conversation with Dale B. Baker, 6/96.

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #2

PAPERS DATES:
SIZE:
INCLUDES: Personal and professional papers; No decision has been made on them being deposited.
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: Phone conversation with Dale B. Baker, 6/96.

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #3
Chemical Heritage Foundation
PAPERS DATES: Oral history interview conducted by Robert V. Williams, 9 June 1997, for the CHF. 
SIZE:
INCLUDES: .
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: CHF Web site, Historical Services Dept.


A CAREER MEMORY FROM DALE BAKER

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