‘A Century of Information’: Eastman Furthers Scientific Research with Donation of Journal Archives to ETSU, NC State

‘A Century of Information’: Eastman Furthers Scientific Research with Donation of Journal Archives to ETSU, NC State

Eastman has donated a large archive of technical journals, a collection that covers over a century of information, to two universities and the Chemical Heritage Foundation in order to advance academic research and scholarship in scientific disciplines.
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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

October 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - North Carolina State University and East Tennessee State University are receiving an extensive catalog of journal titles that are dedicated to research in scientific disciplines, especially chemistry and chemical engineering. NC State is a member of Eastman’s innovation network of schools and its Centennial Campus plays host to the Eastman Innovation Center. ETSU will house the technical journals at its James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

The other recipient of Eastman’s journal collection, the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Othmer Library of Chemical History, collects, preserves and makes accessible to researchers a diverse collection of materials that relate to the history of science, technology and medicine, with an emphasis on chemistry and chemical engineering.

The Eastman journal collection spans more than a century in breadth, with every decade from the 1900s to the 21st century represented by at least one journal title. Most of the journals date from the 1960s, but one publication, British Abstracts, includes issues from the years 1885-1944.

The collection of journals is estimated to be worth more than $500,000.

David Golden, senior vice president, chief legal officer, corporate secretary at Eastman, and President of the Eastman Foundation, said the donation reflects the company’s philosophy of advancing educational efforts in the communities where Eastman operates, as well as collaborating with educational institutions and industry partners to promote scholarship and research.

“Our guiding philosophy is that Eastman has a responsibility to explore and engage in community partnerships that have meaningful and lasting value,” Golden said. “We believe this donation of technical journals is an ideal illustration of that philosophy. We know that ETSU, NC State and the Chemical Heritage Foundation will be good stewards of research materials that may contribute to scientific advancement for years to come.”

Eastman’s long history of world-class innovation and research has resulted in a wealth of research materials that stretches back decades. Jennifer Stewart, Eastman’s Vice President of Corporate Innovation, points out that much of that material still has considerable scientific and societal value. For example, a massive collection of dye samples that Eastman donated last year to NC State has been slated for use in multiple research applications – including targeted cancer treatment.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to work with two key university partners – NC State and ETSU – as well as the Chemical Heritage Foundation to preserve this journal collection,” Stewart said. “Innovation and discovery are often built on previous study and research, so we’re excited that this extensive journal collection may lead to new understanding and learnings.”

About Eastman: Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Eastman employs approximately 15,000 people around the world and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Its 2014 revenues were approximately $9.5 billion. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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