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Arnold Ott papers RHC-31

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorGrand Valley State College.
creatorOtt, Arnold, 1940-2008
Title: Arnold Ott papers
Dates: 1940-2008
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet(3 cartons and 1 folder)
AbstractThe Arnold Ott collection documents the life and work of Michigan-born chemist and entrepreneur Arnold Ott from 1940-2008. He worked at Dow Chemical Company and the Upjohn Company where he authored 55 domestic and foreign patents before starting the Ott Chemical Company in Muskegon. He continued on working as an entrepreneur and civic leader throughout his career. He served on the first Board of Control of Grand Valley State College and was instrumental in its founding. Ott was the longest standing member of the Grand Valley State University Board of Control, beginning as a charter member in 1960 and serving for 28 years, including two terms as board chair.
Identification: RHC-31
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Arrangement

Arranged in 4 series: 1) Personal files, 2) Writings and speeches, 3) Grand Valley State College Board of Control files, 4) Business records

Collection Description

The Arnold Ott collection documents the life and work of Michigan-born chemist and entrepreneur Arnold Ott from 1940-2008. The collection includes personal papers and biographical information, photographs, speeches, business records, and records of his participation on the Grand Valley Board of Control from 1960-1988.


Biography

Arnold Ott was born in Clare, Michigan in 1918. He received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and his Ph.D from Michigan State University. Ott was a chemist who worked for Dow Chemical and Upjohn where he authored 55 domestic and foreign patents until he formed his own company, Ott Chemical Co. in Muskegon, Michigan. Ott later worked at Cascade Data. He was one of the founders of Grand Valley State University and served on the Board of Control from 1960-1988. He established the Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry and the Hilda C. Holder Scholarship for Women in Business at Grand Valley. Ott died in 2008.


Businesspeople
Chemists and Chemistry
Grand Valley State College.
Grand Valley State Colleges.
Grand Valley State University.
Michigan
Muskegon (Mich.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arnold Ott papers (RHC-31). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from the family of Arnold Ott in 2008.


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