Guide to the Eugene Willis Greenfield Papers 1923-1951
Cage 159

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Greenfield, Eugene Willis
Title
Eugene Willis Greenfield Papers
ID
Cage 159
Date [inclusive]
1923-1951
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
.75 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Eugene Willis Greenfield's correspondence, minutes, memoranda, working papers, and research notes dating from 1923-1951, while he was a technical researcher for the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company and the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Electrical Products Division.

Preferred Citation note

Eugene Willis Greenfield Papers, 1923-1951M

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Eugene Willis Greenfield (1907- ) was a technical researcher for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company, 1935-1950, and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Electrical Products Division, 1950-1951. Locating to Washington State University, Greenfield became a professor of electrical engineering and later Dean of the College of Engineering, 1958-1972. He retired from WSU as professor emeritus.

During his career, Greenfield was an expert in electrical transmission and conducted research in electrical insulation. Additionally, he assisted the Northwest aluminum industry in becoming pioneer producers of aluminum transmission line and cables.

His publications include: "Taping of Paper Cable: theory and practice," "Sound, Ears, and Scales," "The Sensation of Sound," and "Stereo Sound Reproduction."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, working papers, and research notes primarily on electric wire insulation, belonging to Eugene Willis Greenfield and prepared while he was a technical researcher for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company, 1935-1950, and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Electrical Products Division, 1950-1951. The working papers and research notes include blueprints, handwritten notes and drawings, and photographs.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1975.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Anaconda Wire and Cable Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Electrical Products Division

Occupation(s)

  • Electrical engineers -- Washington (State) -- Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Electric insulators and insulation -- Testing
  • Technology
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

Hilding, Tina, "Research Gone Wild: Engineering power in the Pacific Northwest, part II," Washington State Magazine, volume 10, number 4 (Fall 2011).

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence 1951 

1 1-4

Minutes and memoranda 1951 

1 5

Working paper: surface tension studies 1933-1934 

1 6

Working paper: corona formation "V" bend tests per request of T. J. Johnson circa 1935-1945 

1 7

Working paper: "General Data on Anaconda Oils and Paper" 1938 

1 8

Working paper: oil measurement miscellaneous/viscosity and specific gravity of Sun XX (blueprints) 1933 

1 9

Working paper: index of refraction measurements of oils 1938 

1 10

Working paper: paper cable practices 1940 

1 11

Working paper: belted cable ionization tests 1942-1944 

1 12

Working paper: magnetic beaming 1944-1946 

1 13

Working paper: uniform field tape background tester - E.L.A. 1935-1936 

1 14

Working paper: Vinylite compounding problems - 60192 1945 

1 15

Working paper: wetting agents 1939-1940 

1 16

Patent applications 1936-1944 

2 17

Miscellaneous data - N.E.L.A. work (blueprints) 1923, 1932, 1953 

2 18

Miscellaneous work 1930-1951 

2 19