Robert Welch Foundation records

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Reference code

IC 060

Level of description

Collection

Title

Robert Welch Foundation records

Date(s)

  • 1959-1982 (Creation)

Extent

2 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Name of creator

(1954-)

Administrative history

Robert Alonzo Welch was born in South Carolina and came to Houston around 1886. He started working for the Bute Paint Company (1867-1990) in 1891 as a bookkeeper and resigned in 1927 as secretary-treasurer but remained on it Board of Directors. In the early 1900s, he began investing in oil. When he died in 1952, 15% of his $25 million estate was divided among his 29 employees and the rest was used to establish the Robert A. Welch Foundation in 1954. The Welch Foundation is still a major source of funding for chemistry research in Texas.

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Scope and content

The Robert Welch Foundation records contains annual reports, Conferences on Chemical Research (books), and programs.

Subjects: biology, chemistry

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No restrictions to access.

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Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Inventory 2020.

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Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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  • Citation: Robert Welch Foundation record; IC 060; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

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TARO

00089

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