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Claude Hill Image Collection

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hill, Claude.
Title: Claude Hill Image Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1965-1995
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Collection consists largely of slides, and three filmstrips, of plastic applications and industrial processes related to plastics collected by Claude Hill during his career as a professor of Plastics Engineering Technology, 1965-1995.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Claude Hill was a professor of Plastics Engineering Technology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He pioneered the plastics program at the University.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection consists largely of slides, and three filmstrips, of plastic applications and industrial processes related to plastics collected by Claude Hill during his career as a professor of Plastics Engineering Technology, 1965-1995.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged by format and into sub-series by topic by the collector.

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Access Restrictions

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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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous holdings in the areas of plastics and industrial design. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Hill, Claude.


Thermosetting composites.
Gums and resins.
Injection molding of plastics.
Plastics -- Calendering
Plastics -- Extrusion.
Plastics as art material.
Plastics in automobiles.
Plastics in boatbuilding.
Plastics in building.
Plastics in electric engineering.
Plastics in household appliances.
Plastics in medicine
Plastics in packaging.

Genres and Forms

Slides (photographs)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Claude Hill Image Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from National Plastics Center and Museum, 11/06/2008. Originally, gift of Claude Hill, 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MZ
Date: 2006
Revision history: Feb 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Basic Concepts: Thermoset Composites (p. 1-26)
Box 1 Basic processes
Box 1 Hand layup
Box 1 Resins/Reinforcements
Box 1 Kevlar
Box 1 Composite products
Box 1 Tooling – silicone RTV, epoxy, spray metal
Box 1 Applications
Box 1 Filament winding
Box 1 Core materials
Box 1 Pultrusion
Box 1 Matched die molding
Box 1 Casting
Box 1 Miscellaneous
Basic Concepts: Thermoplastic Processes (p. 27-81)
Box 1 Extrusion – basic processes
Box 2 Tooling
Box 2 Machine Components
Box 2 Products
Box 2 Co-extrusion
Box 2 Process Control
Box 2 Calendering
Box 2 Ecology – Reuse, recycle, energy reclaim
Box 2 Miscellaneous
Box 2 NPE
Box 2 Extrusion – blow molding basic processes
Box 2 Extrusion – blow molding, tooling
Box 2 Blow molding – products
Box 2 Extrusion – blown film
Box 2 Injection blow molding
Box 2 Energy conservation
Box 2 ‘K shows” Düsseldorf
Box 2 Thermoforming concepts, low production
Box 2 Thermoforming, high production
Box 2 Thermoforming, pressure forming
Box 2 Rotational molding
Box 2 Coating – spray guns, robotic coating
Box 2 Decorating – printing, hot stamping
Box 2 Decorating – screen-printing
Box 2 Decoration – hot stamping
Box 2 Decoration – in mold transfer
Box 2 Laminating
Box 2 Foam molding
Box 2 Structural foam
Box 2 Reaction injection molding (RIM)
Box 2 Compression molding
Box 2 Ultrasonic bonding
Box 2 Welding
Basic Concepts: Injection molding (p. 82-135)
Box 3 Plastics properties
Box 3 Basic processes
Box 3 Design concepts
Box 3 Design process
Box 3 Display boards
Box 3 Material testing
Box 3 Polymer compounding
Box 3 Injection – basic concepts
Box 3 Injection molding machines
Box 3 Injection tooling
Box 3 Injection – complex tooling
Box 3 Injection – molded products (complex)
Box 3 Injection tooling
Box 3 Injection hot runner molds
Box 3 Injection automated mold change
Box 3 Mold design, CAD
Box 3 Mold making processes
Box 3 Compact Disc production
Box 3 Injection – robotics
Box 4 Industrial Robots
Box 4 Injection – process controls
Box 4 Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
Box 4 Injection – Plant layout
Box 4 Injection – two-color molding
Plastics Applications (p. 135-196)
Box 4 Aerospace/aircraft
Box 4 Transportation
Box 4 Automotive – mechanical components
Box 4 Automotive – interior components
Box 4 Automotive – exterior components
Box 4 Automotive – concept cars
Box 4 Agriculture
Box 4 Construction
Box 4 Construction – plumbing
Box 4 Furniture – commercial chairs
Box 4 Lighting
Box 4 Furniture
Box 4 Chairs – design concepts
Box 4 Architecture
Box 4 Household – utility items
Box 4 Household – appliances
Box 4 Household – kitchen items
Box 4, 5 Medical
Box 5 Recreation and sports
Box 5 Personal care
Box 5 Packaging – general
Box 5 Packaging – film
Box 5 Packaging – bottles
Box 5 Packaging – foam
Box 5 Business machines
Box 5 Electronics
Box 5 Marine
Box 5 Artistic
Box 5 Toys
Box 5 Lexan – impact grade
Box 5 Industrial equipment
Box 5 "Intro to Plastics"
Box 5 "Reinforced Plastics"
Box 5 "The Wonders of Paint"

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