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Melvin M. Striplin Jr. papers



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Melvin M. Striplin Jr. papers, 1941-1978 | UNA Archives and Special Collections

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Title: Melvin M. Striplin Jr. papers, 1941-1978Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Melvin M. Striplin Jr. papers, 1941-1978

Extent: 1.0 Boxes


Melivn. M. Striplin Jr. was a native of Florence, AL. He attended Florence Normal School and Auburn University. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Auburn, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma freternity. Striplin joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933. As a project leader and assistant branch chief, he directed many pilot-plant and lagre-scale projects, He retired from TVA after 39 years of service. He wrote multiple papers and publications. His greatest achievement came in the discovery and development of superphosporic acid, which is now used to produce fertilizer around the world. He holds 10 patenst with TVA has granted some 250 licenses. He is listed in American Men of Science, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in Alabama, and Who's Who in Engineering. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 70 years.

The M.M. Striplin Jr. Scholarchip at the University of North Alabama is awarded to full-time students majoring in Chemistry. Nominees recommended by the Department of Chemistry.

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The collection includes 13 publications by and about M.M Striplin Jr.,  and some memorabilia items.

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Folder 1: Melvin M. Striplin, Jr. PapersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Golden Decades UNA Homecoming Pamphlet (1978)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Eighth Edition of Who’s Who in Engineering {copy sheet} (January 27, 1958)Add to your cart.
Item 3: American Men of Science, A Biographical Dictionary {10th Edition} (1961)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Who’s Who in Alabama {Vol. 2-Muscle Shoals} (No Date)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Who’s Who in the South and Southwest {8th Edition} (No Date)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Personalities of the South (November 3, 1969)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Who’s Who in American Education, Leaders in American Science Edition {Vol.8} (November 19, 1968)Add to your cart.
Item 8: “Fertilizer Industry Boom Caused by Local Man” (No Date)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Administrative Files, Office of Chemical Engineering-M.M. Striplin, Jr. {Process for manufacture of Superphosphoric Acid} (May 13, 1960)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Notebook of Reprints and Patents of M.M. Striplin, Jr. (1941;1944-1945;1947-1953;1956;1958-1962;1965;1970)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lapel Pin from American Chemical Society {50-year member} (No Date)Add to your cart.
Item 4: American Chemical Association, Abstract of Papers {132nd Meeting} (September 8-13, 1957)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Who’s Who in Engineering, 6th Edition {Lewis Historical Publishing Co.} (1948)Add to your cart.

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