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Jack E. Hill Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hill, Jack E.
Title: Jack E. Hill Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1967-2021
Bulk Dates: 1967-1974
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, technical reports, biographical material of the American plastics engineer
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Jack E. Hill (dates unknown) is an American plastics engineer specializing in various types of plastics molding including thermoforming, blow molding, and injection molding. Over the course of his career he founded, co-founded, and/or co-owned several companies, including what became the well-known "Little Tikes" toy company, and was an active amd energetic member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jack E. Hill Papers contains biographical material, records relating to the Rotadyne Company, and writings.

Biographical material includes clippings, a brief c.v., and lists of accomplishments and awards.

Rotadyne records relate to the company founded by Hill, including articles of incorporation, stock share correspondence, financial data, "Little Tikes" toy line material, and a small amount of miscellany.

Hill's Writings consists of several technical reports on various aspects of the plastics industry.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Rotadyne records are in alphabetical order by type or topic. Writings are alphabetical by title.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advance 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


Hill, Jack E.

Corporate Bodies

Little Tikes Company.
Rotadyne, Inc.
Society of Plastics Engineers.


Blow molding.
Plastic toys.
Plastics -- History.
Plastics -- Marketing.
Plastics -- Molding.
Plastics industry and trade.

Genres and Forms

Articles of incorporation.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Financial records.
Technical reports.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jack E. Hill Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jack E. Hill, 2022.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 20 Feb 2023
Revision history:

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Biographical material
Box 1 Accomplishments and awards
Box 1 Clippings 2005, 2021
Rotadyne records
Box 1 Articles of incorporation 1967
Box 1 Correspondence regarding shares 1968
Box 1 Financials 1967-1969
Box 1 "Little Tikes" toy line 1967-1974 - notes, brochures, etc.
Box 1 Miscellany [between 1967 and 1974]
Box 1 Blow molding markets, technologies 1974
Box 1 Complete state-of-the-art of rotational molding technology, markets, economics circa 1975
Box 1 PCRS plastics industry report: An analysis of the North American industrial thermoforning business 1995 (3 folders)
Box 1 Plastics in furniture 1973

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