Hillary Kativa

Hillary S. Kativa was chief curator of audiovisual and digital collections for the Othmer Library of Chemical History at the Science History Institute until May 2021. She oversaw the Institute’s digital collections repository, as well as the management and curation of the audiovisual collections.

Hillary holds an MLIS from Rutgers University, an MA in history from Villanova University, and a BA in history and English from Dickinson College.

More from Hillary Kativa

Synthetic Threads

Synthetic fibers not only changed the fashion industry; they changed how women lived their lives.

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It’s a Mad, Mad World: Dow and the Age of Consumption

In the years following World War II, chemical companies sold not only products but a lifestyle.