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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Herbert V. Hillery Papers, 1988-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hillery, Herbert V., 1924-2000
Title: Hillery, Herbert V., Papers
Dates: 1988-1989
Abstract: The papers contain items regarding Herbert V. Hillery’s development of Hxtal, a specialized epoxy glue for high quality repair and restoration of porcelain and glass.
Accession No.: 2001-100
OCLC No.: 824140346
Extent: 1 VHS videocassette; 5 leaves; 1 vol.; 3 photos; 1 poster
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Herbert V. Hillery was born on December 8, 1924 in Lima, Ohio. He received his B.A. in physics from Oberlin University. Hillery was a research physicist at the Applied Research Laboratory of the University of Texas at Austin from 1950 until his retirement in 1976. In retirement, he invented an epoxy glue, Hxtal, which has since been used for porcelain and glass restoration due to its high resistance to yellowing. Hillery died in Austin, Texas on May 16, 2000.

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Scope and Contents

The papers contain items regarding Herbert V. Hillery’s development of Hxtal, a specialized epoxy glue for high quality repair and restoration of porcelain and glass. Featured items include a videocassette, letter, photos, newsclippings, booklet, and poster pertaining to the restoration of the Portland Vase in the British Museum.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hillery, Herbert V. -- Archives.
Williams, Nigel, 1944-1992
Subjects (Organizations)
British Museum. Dept. of Conservation
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Art--Conservation and restoration.
Portland Vase.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herbert V. Hillery Papers, 1988-1989, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, May 2001.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, January 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3J300 VHS videocassette, “The Vase,” 52 min.
Photographs
Letter from Nigel Williams to Herbert Hillery, June 19, 1989
Newsclippings about Portland Vase
The Breaking and Remaking of the Portland Vase, Nigel Williams, 1989
box
2.325/OD1 Poster

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