Arnold Weissberger was a division director and had retired by the time I came to Kodak. At that time, KRL ran a series of Weissberger/Williams lectures in physics and chemistry. Arnold, through his world wide reputation, could attract the top of the line researchers to give these lectures.
He was a friend of Bohr, Heisenberg, Einstein and a whole list of others. I knew him by the way of sharing an office with his son and Arnold used to drop in to see his son. His son had an autographed photo of about 20 of these famous people on the wall over his desk.
I use the 20+ volume set to synthesize many of the chemicals I needed in grad school. The collection was a great starting point or source for making most anything organic. Many of the organics in the book were in common use at EK and were sold via Eastman Chemical.