Guide to the Bernard G. Ricketts Papers 1938-1975
Cage 355

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Ricketts, Bernard G.
Title
Bernard G. Ricketts Papers
ID
Cage 355
Date [inclusive]
1938-1975
Extent
240.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Curricular, research and student papers of a Washington State University alumnus.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 355, Bernard G. Ricketts Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Bernard Gordon Ricketts was born in Indian Valley near Cambridge, Idaho, in 1914. After growing up in Pullman, Washington, he studied at Washington State University where he specialized in metallurgical engineering. He was granted a B.S. in 1937 and an M.S. in 1938. Mr. Ricketts received a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Illinois (Urbana) where he was engaged in teaching and metals research until his retirement in 1975. Professor Ricketts died in 1976.

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Scope and Contents note

The Bernard Ricketts collection reflects a career of metals research and engineering instruction. Series one contains, in addition to his master's thesis Recrystallization of Cold Worked Polycrystalline Magnesium and a history of the School of Mines of his alma mater, Washington State University, some administrative records concerning his appointment at Illinois and other professional activities. Student records and theses comprise series two. Series three consists of engineering research reports published by the University of Illinois which contain the results of Professor Ricketts' research. Series four is made up of class experiment records and instructional materials employed by Professor Ricketts. Chronological order has generally been maintained throughout each series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Bernard G. Ricketts were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by his wife, Mrs. Amy Ricketts, in October 1977 (77-49).

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Engineering--Study and teaching--Illinois--Urbana
  • Engineering--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Pullman

Personal Name(s)

  • Ricketts, Bernard Gordon, 1914-1976--Archives
  • Ricketts, Bernard Gordon, Mrs., donor. WaPS

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Science
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Educational and Professional Materials 

Box Folder

History of the School of Mines, WSU 1938   1

1 1

Thesis 1938   2

1 2

Thesis 1958   1

1 3

Appointments [employment contracts] 1940-1975   70

1 4

Other Papers 1942-1956   13

1 5

Appointments Summer [employment contracts] 1944-1971   31

1 6

Berkeley Meeting [University Materials Conference] 1961   36

1 7

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Series 2: Students 

Box Folder

L.C. Michels 1967   5

1 8

Student lists 1974-1975   4

1 9

William T. Becker 1966-1967   10

1 10

Chakravorty 1968-1970   8

1 11

W.T. Shieh 1968   1

1 12

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Series 3: Research 

Box Folder

Research Summary 1957-1960   2

1 13-14

Research Summary 1961-1963   2

2 15-16

Materials Research Laboratory Report 1967 1970-1971.   3

2 17-19

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Series 4: Curriculum 

Box Folder

Engineering Manuals 1938-1966   12

2 20

Notes and Exams 1974-1975   3

2 21

Metal Experiments undated   5

2 22

Photographs undated   20

2 23

Experiment Observations 1950-1955   3

2 24-26

Experiment Observations 1956-1975   4

3 27-30

Engineering Course Manuals 1972-1973   5

3 31-35

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