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Collection Number: 04700

Collection Title: Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 120 items)
Abstract Roger R. Varin was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1925. He received his B.A. in business administration from City College, Bern, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Bern. He was a research fellow at Harvard University. Varin has chiefly worked with fiber chemistry, as a research associate at E. I. dePont de Nemours & Company; director of research at Riegel Textile Corporation; and founder and CEO of Varinit Corporation, Greenville, S.C., manufacturers of speciality fiber products, and Varinit SA, Geneva, Switzerland, traders in specialty fiber products and services. Papers relating to Varin's education in Bern, Switzerland, 1932- 1945, beginning with his studies at the Zurlinden-Schmid-Schule at age seven and continuing through graduation from Staedtische Gymnasium Bern. Included are annual reports of the school administration, report cards, diplomas and certificates, and notebooks for various subjects, including languages, mathematics and natural sciences, history and geography, and business subjects.
Creator Varin, Roger R., 1925-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Roger R. Varin school papers #4700, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Roger R. Varin of Greenville, S.C., in April 1994 (Acc. 94084).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Roger R. Varin was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1925. He received his B.A. in business administration from City College, Bern, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Bern. He was a research fellow at Harvard University. Varin has chiefly worked with fiber chemistry, as a research associate at E. I. dePont de Nemours & Company; director of research at Riegel Textile Corporation; and founder and CEO of Varinit Corporation, Greenville, S.C., manufacturers of speciality fiber products, and Varinit SA, Geneva, Switzerland, traders in specialty fiber products and services.

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Papers relating to Varin's education in Bern, Switzerland, 1932- 1945, beginning with his studies at the Zurlinden-Schmid-Schule at age seven and continuing through graduation from Staedtische Gymnasium Bern. Included are annual reports of the school administration, report cards, diplomas and certificates, and notebooks for various subjects, including languages, mathematics and natural sciences, history and geography, and business subjects.

The following pages were provided by the donor. They show Varin's progression through school and outline the arrangement of the materials.

The materials are housed as follows:

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Annual reports of the school administration, 1.1-1.10. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 1

Folder 2

Report cards, 2.1-2.13. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 2

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

Subjects German, 3.1.1. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 3-4

Folder 5

Subjects French, 3.1.2. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 5

Folder 6

Subjects English, 3.1.3. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 6

Folder 7

Subjects Italian, 3.1.4. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 7

Folder 8

Subjects Arithmetic, 3.2.1. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 8

Folder 9

Subjects Algebra, 3.2.2. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 9

Folder 10

Subjects Geometry, 3.2.3. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 10

Folder 11

Subjects Physics, 3.2.4. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 11

Folder 12

Subjects Chemistry, 3.2.5. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 12

Folder 13

Subjects Biology, 3.2.6 #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 13

Folder 14

Subjects History, 3.3.1. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 14

Folder 15

Subjects Geography, 3.3.2. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 15

Folder 16

Subjects Accounting, 3.4.1. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 16

Folder 17

Subjects Economics, 3.4.2. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 17

Subjects Commercial arithmetic, 3.4.3. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 17

Folder 18

Subjects Shorthand, 3.4.4. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 18

Subjects Business correspondence, 3.4.5. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 18

Subjects Law, 3.4.6. #04700, Series: "Roger R. Varin school Papers, 1932-1945." Folder 18

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