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M-617 National Lead Company, St. Louis Titanium Division Collection

ABSTRACT: Materials relating to the St. Louis “Titanox” plant of the National Lead Company.

SCOPE: This collection contains an annotated 1961 “Titanox” shift calendar and an automobile visor packet. Each month of the calendar features a photograph and caption relating to NLC Titanium Division business. The visor kit consists of a vinyl visor, including an attached notepad and pencil and two pockets, and a letter celebrating a Safety Achievement Award for the St. Louis plant.

EXTENT: One folder.

HISTORY: The National Lead Company was founded in New Jersey in 1891. The company managed mining operations and became a major supplier of lead to paint companies. It eventually shifted its focus to supply titanium dioxide, an increasingly popular choice for pigments and other manufacturing processes. The Titanium Division’s St. Louis plant operated in Lemay until its closure in 1978. 

The materials in this collection were owned by Marian Lindell, a former employee of the St. Louis Titanox plant.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."