Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 11/4/51
Lionel K. Arnold (1895-1986)
Papers, 1926-1980, n.d.


Descriptive summary

creator:

Arnold, Lionel K. (1895-1986)

title:

Papers

dates:

1926-1980, n.d.

extent:

0.42 linear ft. (1 document box and 1 map case folder)

collection number:

RS 11/4/51

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Lionel K. Arnold Papers, RS 11/4/51, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Lionel Kenneth Arnold was born to Arthur A. and Caroline Jakeway Arnold on December 30, 1895, in Bristow, Iowa. He graduated from Hampton High School and received his A.B. (1920) from Ellsworth (Community) College. Arnold received his B.S. (1921) in chemical engineering and his M.S. (1926) and Ph.D. (1930) in chemistry from Iowa State College (University).

Dr. Arnold joined the staff of Iowa State University in 1926 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He was promoted to Assistant Chemical Engineer (1926-1933) and Associate Chemical Engineer (1933-1939) in the Engineering Experiment Station and to Research Associate Professor (1939-1948) and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He officially retired in 1966, but continued to work on campus until 1973.

As a researcher, Dr. Arnold was noted for his work in plastics technology, solvent extraction of soybean oil, and the utilization of agricultural byproducts such as cornstalks and corncobs. He worked with Dr. O. R. Sweeney to develop a cornstalk insulating board and on a new process for soybean oil extraction. Dr. Arnold secured six patents, contributed to over 150 research papers, and authored two books: Introduction to Plastics (call no. TP1120 Ar64i) and History of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University (call no. LD2543 A75x). He was also widely recognized as a consultant and expert witness in fire, explosion, and poisoning cases.

Dr. Arnold married Lora Killius of Iowa Falls, Iowa, in 1923. Together they had two children: Lionel Charles and Charlotte Jean. Lionel K. Arnold died on July 5, 1986.

 

Collection description

This collection (1926-1980, n.d.) consists of biographical information and professional writings of Lionel K. Arnold. The bulk of the collection is dedicated to research papers authored or co-authored by Dr. Arnold. The research papers include information on extraction of vegetable and soybean oils, industrial uses for cornstalks and other agricultural byproducts, and chemical hazards faced by firefighters. The collection also contains lists of his publications and patents and some humorous writings regarding ongoing activities of the University and staff. Also included in the collection is a copy of History of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

 

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical information

1950-1980, n.d.

1

2

Book: History of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University

1970

Map Case

 

Certificate: Professional Engineering Certificate of Authorization, State of Iowa

1934

1

3

Certificate: Professional Engineering Certificate of Authorization, State of Minnesota

1947

1

4

Correspondence

1933, 1963

1

6

List of publications

n.d.

1

7

Newspaper article: "Waste Products of the Farm Now Utilized to Make Paper, Wall Board, Rayon Silk, etc."

1929

1

8

Paper: "The Adsorption of Zinc Chloride by Cornstalk Insulating Board Pulp"

1934

1

9

Paper: "Agricultural Product Utilization Research at Iowa State University"

1963

1

10

Paper: "Agricultural Wastes in Industry"

1931

1

11

Paper: "Air Insulation Through Insulating Board"

1937

1

12

Paper: "Alcoholic Extraction of Vegetable Oils"

1958

1

13

Paper: "Alcoholic Extraction of Vegetable Oils. I. Solubilities of Cottonseed, Peanut, Sesame, and Soybean Oils in Aqueous Ethanol"

1955

1

14

Paper: "Alcoholic Extraction of Vegetable Oils. II. Solubilities of Corn, Linseed, and Tung Oils in Aqueous Ethanol"

1956

1

15

Paper: "Alcoholic Extraction of Vegetable Oils. III. Solubilities of Babassu, Coconut, Olive, Palm, Rapeseed, and Sunflower Seed Oil in Aqueous Ethanol"

1956

1

16

Paper: "Alcoholic Extraction of Vegetable Oils. IV. Solubilities of Vegetable Oils in Aqueous 2-Propanol"

1957

1

17

Paper: "Boiling Point – Vapor Pressure – Composition Relations for Trichloroethylene – Cottonseed Oil Miscellas"

1953

1

18

Paper: "Chemical Engineering Building at Iowa State College"

1929

1

19

Paper: "Chemical Hazards in Firefighting"

1932

1

20

Paper: "Chemicals Make Firefighting Dangerous"

1932

1

21

Paper: "Comparative Solubility of Protein in Cottonseed Flakes Extracted by Hexane and by Ethanol at Two Different Temperatures"

1960

1

22

Paper: "A Contrast in Paper-Making Materials"

1927

1

23

Paper: "Corn Byproduct Research at Iowa State University"

n.d.

1

24

Paper: "Corn Stalks and Cobs in Industry"

1929

1

25

Paper: "Corn Stalks as an Industrial Material"

1928

1

26

Paper: "Crosslinking of Dialdehyde Starches with Wheat Proteins"

1965

1

27

Paper: "The Dairy Industry Goes to College"

1929

1

28

Paper: "Densities and Viscosities of Trichloroethylene Miscellas of Cottonseed Oil, Fish Oil, and Beef Tallow"

1954

1

29

Paper: "Destructive Distillation of Carbonaceous Iowa Shales"

1963

1

30

Paper: "Destructive Distillation Products of Certain Iowa Carbonaceous Shales"

1962

1

31

Paper: "The Determination of the Neutral Oil Content of Crude Vegetable Oils"

1960

1

32

Paper: "Development of an Integrated Beet Sugar-Soybean Oil Extraction Plant"

1964

1

33

Paper: "The Difficultly Extractable Lipides of Cottonseed Meats, Their Composition and Effect on the Refining Characteristics of the Crude Oils"

1956

1

34

Paper: "Distribution of Individual Fatty Acids in the Crystallization Fractions of Lard"

1963

1

35

Paper: "Drying Fish and Beef Prior to Solvent Extraction"

1958

1

36

Paper: "Effect of Heat on Solvent-Extracted Soybean Oil Meat"

1952

1

37

Paper: "Effect of Heat on the Color of Trichloroethylene-Extracted Cottonseed Oil"

1955

1

38

Paper: "Effect of Internal Distributors in a Packed Column on the Steam Stripping of Hexane from Soybean Oil"

1965

1

39

Paper: "Effect of Moisture on the Rate of Solvent Extraction of Soybeans and Cottonseed Meats"

1953

1

40

Paper: "Estimation of Unsaturation of Fats and Oils Using Hypochlorous Acid"

1960

1

41

Paper: "Ethanol Extraction of Soybean Oil"

1962

1

42

Paper: "Extraction of Corn Oil by Three Petroleum Solvents"

1956

1

43

Paper: "Extraction of Soybean and Cottonseed Oil by Four Solvents"

1960

1

44

Paper: "Extraction of Soybeans with Four Hydrocarbon Solvents"

1962

1

45

Paper: "The Fatty Acid Composition of Cottonseed Oil at Various Stages of Solvent Extraction"

1961

1

46

Paper: "Fighting Fires Which Involve Chemicals"

1931

1

47

Paper: "Hexane and Ethanol as Peanut Oil Solvents"

1962

1

48

Paper: "Increase Industrial Uses of Farm Products?"

1960

1

49

Paper: "Industrial Hazards"

n.d.

1

50

Paper: "Insulating Board from Cornstalks: A Critical Survey"

n.d.

1

51

Paper: "Manufacture of Refined Corn Sugar"

1926

1

52

Paper: "Method of Recovering Volatile Solvent Vapors"

n.d.

1

53

Paper: "A Modified Oil Refining Loss Method"

1960

1

54

Paper: "A New Solvent Extraction Process for Soybean Oil"

1949

1

55

Paper: "A Place for Corn Husks in Industry"

1929

1

56

Paper: "Plastics from Agricultural By-Products"

1941

1

57

Paper: "Plastics from Soybean Meal and Furfural"

1940

1

58

Paper: "Preliminary Studies on the Application of Certain Chlorinated Solvents to Soybean Oil Extraction"

1953

1

59

Paper: "The Preparation and Purification of Monoglycerides. I. Glycerolysis of Oils"

1960

1

60

Paper: "Pressure-Molded Fiber Products from Cellulosic Materials"

1939

1

61

Paper: "Processing the Soybean"

1929

1

62

Paper: "The Production of Chloropicrin as Needed from Dry Mixtures of Picric Acid and Bleaching Powder"

1940

1

63

Paper: "The Production of Industrial Alcohol from Agricultural Products"

1931

1

64

Paper: "A Rapid Method for the Determination of Moisture and Consistency of Insulating Board Pulp"

1934

1

65

Paper: "The Reduction of Free Gossypol in Cottonseed Flakes During Solvent Extraction"

1955

1

66

Paper: "Relation of the Quality of Solvent-Extracted Soybean Oil and Residual Oil Content of Meal"

1961

1

67

Paper: "Separation of Free Fatty Acids from a Glyceride Mixture by an Anion Exchange Resin"

1963

1

68

Paper: "Separation of the Oxidation Products of Fatty Acids by Means of Gas-Liquid Partition Chromotography"

1957

1

69

Paper: "Solubilities of Five Triglycerides in Aqueous Ethanol"

1963

1

70

Paper: "Solubility of Dialdehyde Starch in Various Dilute Solutions"

1964

1

71

Paper: "Solubility of Lard in Aqueous Ethanol"

1957

1

72

Paper: "The Solubility of Three Fish Oils in Aqueous Ethanol Solutions"

1963

1

73

Paper: "The Solubility of Wheat Gluten in Various Aqueous Solutions"

1964

1

74

Paper: "Solvent Extraction of Cottonseed Meats"

1954

1

75

Paper: "Solvent Extraction of Fish Offal"

1955

1

76

Paper: "Solvent Extraction of Soybean Oil by Mixtures of Trichloroethylene and Ethyl Alcohol"

1947

1

77

Paper: "Solvent Extraction of Wax and Ursolic Acid from Cranberry Skins"

1957

1

78

Paper: "Specific Gravities and Boiling Points of Dichloromethane-Soybean Oil Mixtures"

n.d.

1

79

Paper: "Spraying Insulating Board with Refined Pulp"

1938

1

80

Paper: "The Surface Treatment of Acoustic Tile"

1933

1

81

Paper: "Use Surplus Corn for Alcohol?"

1960

1

82

Paper: "The Utilization of Agricultural Wastes"

1928

1

83

Paper: "Utilization of Agricultural Wastes and Surpluses"

1933

1

84

Paper: "What Possibilities for Oil Crops?"

1959

1

85

Patents: "Plastic from Furfural and Lignin or Lignin Sulfonic Acid" (patent no. 2,671,061); "Process of Polymerizing a Mixture of Furfural, a Secondary Aromatic Amine and a Lignin Compound and Product Obtained Thereby (patent no. 2,871,207); and listing of assigned patents

1954-1955, n.d.

1

86

Photographs of corncob processing equipment (2- 4x5, 3- 5x7, and 1- 8x10 b/w photographs)

n.d.

1

87

Professor L. K. Arnold Lecture Series: Program

1980

Vault

 

Transparencies of Dr. Arnold and chemical engineering equipment (2 hand-colored positive transparencies)

n.d.

1

5

Writings: Humorous writings and comments about his colleagues, the nuclear reactor, and various campus activities

1950s