Guide to the Thomas J. Schoch Papers,
circa 1937-1969.

Collection Number: 23-15-3620

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
January 2014
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, January 2014
Date modified:
RMC Staff, January 2014

© 2014 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Thomas J. Schoch papers, circa 1937-1969.
Collection Number:
23-15-3620
Creator:
Schoch, Thomas J.
Quantity:
2.3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Publications, research materials, reports.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Reports, publications, and research data relating to his work in starch chemistry.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Thomas J. Schoch graduated from Columbia University. From 1934 to 1936, he served as chief chemist for the B. P. Ducas Company. He served as the research group leader for the Corn Products Company from 1937 to 1968. In 1968, he came to Cornell as Professor of Food and Nutrition in the College of Home Economics, until his death in 1969. His primary research interest throughout his career was starch chemistry and its applications to food, paper, textiles, and other industrial uses. He also developed the classical method of starch fractionation, worked in the development of basic concepts in the area of bread staling, and developed a derivative of waxy starch as a synthetic blood plasma extender. He held eight patents, including one for a process that helped reduce gumdrop production time from two days to 20 to 30 minutes. He authored more than 60 papers and articles and received numerous awards, including the Thomas Burr Osborne Medal, the highest award of the American Association of Cereal Chemists.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reports, publications, and research data relating to his work in starch chemistry.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Schoch, Thomas J.

Subjects:
Starch.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Thomas J. Schoch Papers, #23-15-3620. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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