This collection contains materials from before the Center's creation in 1987 to its
disbandment in the early 1990s. The bulk of the materials cover the time between 1987 and
1990. Included in this collection are the proposals for funding submitted to the National
Science Foundation, administrative files containing brochures and press releases about
the Center, and conference materials, as well as annual reports, minutes, and research
The Hazardous Substances Control Research Center was conceived by Sheldon Friedlander,
David Okrent, and John Mackenzie all from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
in 1984. In 1985, they submitted an unsuccessful proposal for funding to the National
Science Foundation. In 1986, they submitted a second proposal, and on March 23, 1987, it
was announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) was funding an $18 million
engineering center for research in hazardous and toxic waste. It was the first hazardous
waste research center at an American university.
8 boxes (4 linear feet)
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