Preliminary Guide to the Arthur Hard Papers
MSSM.001

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Hard, Arthur R.
Title
Arthur Hard papers
ID
MSSM.001
Date [inclusive]
circa 1945-1981
Extent
21.0 Linear feet 21 Boxes
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use - MS.1986-56: 2-5-10-4; MS.1992.56: 2-10-6-1; MS.1992-59: 2-9-15-2)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English, German, French and Italian.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Arthur R. Hard (1917-2011) was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Department of Engineering at Washington State University from 1945 to 1981. During his career at WSU, Dr. Hard served as the head of the Vibration and Fabrication Section in the College of Engineering's Industrial Research Division and worked on several projects for the Bonneville Power Administration.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Arthur R. Hard, a Professor in the Department of Engineering at Washington State University from 1945 to 1981. The collection primarily consists of research notes, graphs, charts, collected data, lab notebooks and field reports pertaining to Bonneville Power Administration. The collection also contains "Olin Fatigue" notebooks, "Alcoa and Local decays" notebooks, "trailer log" reports, "Coulee City Test" notebooks, "Quarterly Project Summaries" for the Division of Industrial Research, "Round Top" reports, "Covington-Coulee Data" reports, "Washington Water Power Co." notebook, "Christmas Valley, Lower Monumental, Little Goose Vibration Data" reports, "Christmas Valley Decay" notebook, and "Force-Velocity Records: Dunlop Spacers," and several others. Additionally, this collection includes brochures on the Engineering Department at Washington State University, bound copies of the "Official Proceedings of the International Acetylene Association" from 1958-1962, a report for "A Ten Year Plan: College of Engineering Washington State University" in 1967, copies of Ontario Hydro's "Research Quarterly," journals and magazines, and papers pertaining to research contracts, grant proposals, client background information, and papers concerning the International Conference on High Tension Systems, held in Poland in 1963. The collection also includes photographs, transparencies, program cards, and negatives.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions received between 1986 and 1992: MS.1986.56, MS.1992.56, MS.1992.59. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Arthur Hard to Washington State University Libraries in 1986 and 1992 (MS.1986.56, MS.1992.56, MS.1992.59). This is an unprocessed collection with multiple accessions.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hard, Arthur R.

Subject(s)

  • Concrete dams -- Design and construction
  • Hydroelectricity

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