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Guide to the Elmer Holmes Bobst Collection MSS.067

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 06, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of additional non-print and oversize materials. Updated by Jennifer E. Neal to incorporate materials being sent to offsite storage in 2019 and for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , July 2018 , July 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bobst, Elmer Holmes
Title: Elmer Holmes Bobst Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1862-1978
Abstract: Elmer Holmes Bobst was born in 1884 in Clear Springs, Maryland with aspirations to become a doctor, but instead, he taught himself pharmacology. Bobst became manager and treasurer of the Hoffman-LaRoche Chemical Works by 1920. In 1928, Hoffman-LaRoche became Roche-Nutley, and when Bobst retired from there in 1944, he was one of the nation's highest paid corporate executives. In 1945 he took charge of the ailing William Warner Company (later Warner-Lambert) and he remained board chairman. Bobst had close connections to President Eisenhower, but was also a close friend of President Nixon, helped guide his career and contributed generously to his campaigns. In 1968, Bobst became a White House advisor on health issues. Philanthropic pursuits were also of tremendous importance, particularly cancer research and education. The collection includes family documents from the American Civil War, Bobst's documents and artifacts of both a public and private nature.
Quantity: 40 Linear Feet
Quantity: 47 sound discs (lacquer) 47 phonograph records: 33-1/3 (16), 78 (31)
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (u-matic)
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 40 Reels 40 open reel films
Quantity: 10 Reels 10 open reel audiotapes
Quantity: 15 audiocassettes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.067