Creator

Date Original

1926-1993

Description

This collection contains school records, diplomas, and commendations relating to Blair's military and civil service career as a chemist for the United States Army and Department of Defense from 1942-1966. Also included are legal and financial documents pertaining to Blair's estate.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in October 1908 in Lamar, Arkansas, Herbert J. Blair attended school in Russellville. After a brief time as a teacher, Blair entered college and received his Masters in Science from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1934 (now Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University). He began his career working in the petroleum industry in 1934. During World War II, Blair conducted research in chemical warfare for the United States Army. After the war, Blair settled in Alexandria, Virginia, and worked for the Department of Defense until he retired in 1966.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000307

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Herbert J. Blair papers, MS.000307

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Herbert J. Blair papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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