Anthony S. Travis
Recipient of 2007 Edelstein Award
January 22, 2007 Press Release from the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society:

                                                                          ANTHONY S. TRAVIS TO RECEIVE THE 2007 EDELSTEIN AWARD

The Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (HIST)  announces that Anthony S. Travis of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has been selected to receive the 2007
Sidney M. Edelstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry.  Travis was chosen from a group of international nominees primarily for his work on the history of the
synthetic dyestuffs industry and the history of the European chemical industry in general.

Author of almost a hundred papers on chemistry, education, and the history of science and technology, Travis is also the author of the monographs: The Colour Chemists (1983); The High
Pressure Chemists (1984); Farbenindustrie (1984); The Rainbow Makers: The Origin of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe (1993); From Turkey Red to Tyrian Purple: Textile
Colours for the Industrial Revolution (1994); Heinrich Caro and the Creation of Modern Chemical Industry (2000); and Dyes Made in America, 1915–1980 (2004). He has also coedited, among
others, The Chemical Industry in Europe: 1850–1914 (1998) and Determinants in the Development of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939 (1998). Since 1988 Travis has served as Deputy
Director of the Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine in Jerusalem.

The Edelstein Award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $3500 and is supported by a gift from Ruth Edelstein Barish and family to HIST.  The award is partially supported by the
Chemical Heritage Foundation of Philadelphia and will be presented to Travis at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston in August of 2007.  Additional information
about the award can be found on the  HIST website at
Anthony S. Travis, Noted Dyestuff and Chemical  Industry Historian, July 2006

Click links below for online articles authored by Anthony S. Travis:

Anthony S. Travis,  “From Color Science to Polymers and Sulfa Drugs.” Chemical Heritage 23: 3 (Fall 2005), 8-13

2) Peter J.T. Morris and Anthony S. Travis, "A History of the International Dyestuff Industry", American Dyestuff Reporter, Vol. 81, No. 11, November 1992.

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