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A Guide to the Herbert V. Hillery Papers, 1988-1989
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.
Herbert V. Hillery Papers, 1988-1989, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, May 2001.
Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, January 2013.