Primary Creator: Norman W. Eisenstein (1917-2012)
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Date Acquired: 02/17/2019
Consists of scrapbook pages containing candid black and white photographs taken by Norman Eisenstein documenting his time as a chemistry student and member of the University of Illinois Concert Band. The photographs include images of the campus' chemistry laboratory and building as well as the University's dairy operation, his faculty instructors, fraternity brothers, members of the Illinois band, A. Austin Harding and Mark Hindsley during band performances and tours, his travels with the Red Maxwell Orchestra throughout the Midwest, and numerious scenes of Illinois commercial dairy companies documenting his professional career after graduating from the university. There are also additional candid color photographs of Eisenstein's family from the late 1970s and 1980s, and personal papers, including travel pamphlets, photo enlarger instructions, and an article from "Chemical and Engineering News."
Norman W. Eisenstein was born January 19, 1917, and attended the University of Illinois between 1935 and 1938. He majored in chemistry and played B-flat clarinet in the University's concert band. He was also a member of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. After graduation, he worked in dairy science, likely at the Drexel Ice Cream Company, and was a member of the American Dairy Science Association which granted him a life membership in 1984. He was married to Shirley Sidransky for 71 years, and passed away on March 13, 2012 at the age of 95.
Acquisition Source: Norman Lambert
Acquisition Method: Gift