Here are some Leo H. Baekeland and Bakelite/plastic related links. If you have an article, interview, or other information you think should be included, please contact us.
“A Family Motor Tour Through Europe”,
Leo H. Baekeland, Horseless Age 1907
American Chemical Society — Booklet commemorating the designation of the original Bakelizer as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
Fondazione Plart – Plastics Museum, Naples, Italy
“Grand Duke, Wizard and Bohemian: A Biographical Profile of Leo H. Baekeland“, Carl Kaufmann,
Meta4 Press, LLC 2012
“How Oil Got Into Everything”, “Planet Money”, NPR Podcast
How to Test Bakelite, Elena Evans-Chumsky, Scrapperella video
Hudson River Museum, Bakelite in Yonkers: Pioneering the Age of Plastics, 2010 Exhibit
Hugh Karraker Interview, Pleasantville Community Cable TV, video
JEM Films, LLC – Director, John Maher’s company website
The Katarina Posch Lecture Video: Bakelite, Plastic and Design – Ms. Posch, a professor of the history of design at Pratt Institute appears in our film.
Retro Radio Farm – Interview
Recently, Hugh was interviewed by Redding, CT resident and owner of Retro Radio Farm, Allen Chiang. The two met during Allen’s exhibition and presentation at the Mark Twain Library three years ago.