Solvay Process Room

Through the generosity of the Allied Chemical Foundation and descendants of the Hazard family, the Solvay Public Library established the Solvay Process Room. This collection, which first opened to the public December 7, 1986, contains many of the historic papers relating to the Hazard family and the Solvay Process Company, along with historic materials relating to the Village of Solvay and local history books. Frederick R. Hazard's portrait and Solvay Process photographs are also on display in the protective, climate-controlled environment.

In 1990, Solvay Public Library applied for and received grants from New York State and the Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation to continue the preservation work on some of these materials through microfilming. The work was completed in 1992.

The Solvay Process Room research materials may be used by individuals or community groups by appointment with the library director. An online photo gallery is available.

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