Guide to the Gustav Henry Bliesner Papers 1934-1985
Cage 220

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Bliesner, Gustav Henry, 1910-1994.
Title
Gustav Henry Bliesner Papers
ID
Cage 220
Date [inclusive]
1934-1985
Extent
103.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
51.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Gustav Bliesner (1910-1994) was an electrical engineer and an expert on rural electrification, sprinkler systems, and hydroelectric dams. He consulted on industrial and military projects, and on electrical systems for the United States space program. The collection is comprised of Gustav Bliesner's scrapbooks, journals, correspondence, professional documents, office files, along with a large quantity of miscellaneous collected material, primarily printed ephemera.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Gustav Henry Bliesner Papers, 1934-1974

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Gustav Bliesner (1910-1994) was an electrical engineer and an expert on rural electrification, sprinkler systems, and hydroelectric dams. He consulted on industrial and military projects, and on electrical systems for the United States space program.

Bliesner was born at Fairfield, Washington; he graduated from Rockford High School and attended Washington State College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1933. In the following year he finished his Master of Science degree. In 1939 he received his professional engineering degree, and later became a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State College. During his career as an engineer he taught at local universities, worked with the Army Corps of Engineers, Boeing, North American Aviation, and the Bonneville Power Administration. Mr. Bliesner was an expert in the field of rural electrification whose long and distinguished career included participation in projects such as the Grand Coulee Dam and the Boeing KC-135.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is comprised of Gustav Bliesner's scrapbooks, journals, correspondence, professional documents, office files, along with a large quantity of miscellaneous collected material, primarily printed ephemera. Bliesner carefully and painstakingly documented his professional activities and accomplishments; his civic and social activities are also represented. The scrapbook volumes, which Bliesner called "My Life's Philosophy," constitute the bulk of the collection.

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Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged in four series. The first and largest series is made up of scrapbooks that Bliesner titled "My Life's Philosophy." These scrapbooks are maintained in the order that Mr. Bliesner created them and follow a generally chronological sequence. Bliesner assigned volume numbers and titles to each scrapbook. The second series is a separate sequence of scrapbook volumes. These were accessioned at later dates but are also part of Bliesner's "My Life's Philosophy." The third series is Bliesner's office files, arranged in Bliesner's original decimal system. An index to these files is located in box 79. Series four is arranged by subject, and is sometimes only roughly sorted.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.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

Gustav Bliesner donated these papers in multiple installments, circa 1967-1985.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Michael Kuester in 2007.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

In addition to the collection described in this guide, the WSU Libraries hold several unprocessed accessions of Gustav Bliesner's papers: MS 1982-37, MS 1983-19, MS 1984-40, MS 1985-22, MS 1986-18, MS 1989-36, MS 1991-20, MS 1994-39.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bliesner, Gustav Henry, 1910-1994 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Electrical engineers -- Archives.
  • Hydroelectric power plants.
  • Public Utilities
  • Public Works
  • Rural electrification.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: "My Life's Philosophy" volumes, first sequence, 1934-1967 

Box Folder

Farm Electrification volume 2, 1940 

1 1

Volume 1, 1934 

1 2

Volume 2, 1937 

2 1

Volume 3, 1940 

2 2

Volume 4, 1940 

3 1

Volume 5, 1941 

3 2

Volume 6, 1942 

4 1

Volume 7, 1942 

4 2

Volume 8, 1942 

5 1

Volume 9, 1942 

5 2

Volume 10, 1942 

6 1

Volume 11, 1942 

6 2

Volume 12, 1942 

7 1

Volume 13, 1942 

7 2

Volume 14, 1942 

7 3

Volume 15, 1942 

8 1

Administration, Education, and Research (War, Power, and Agriculture) 1, volume 17, 1943 

8 2

Administration, Education, and Research (The Family and Its Problems) 2, volume 18, 1943 

8 3

Administration, Education, and Research (Industrial Relations Engineering) 3-1, volume 19, 1943 (Three volumes of "The Victory Fleet" detailing shipbuilding during World War II, information on industries with United States military contracts, War Producti 

9 1

Administration, Education, and Research (Industrial Relations Engineering) 3-2, volume 20, 1943 (Newspaper clippings and information on shipbuilding) 

9 2

Administration, Education, and Research (Industrial Relations Engineering) 3-3, volume 21, 1943 

10 1

Administration, Education, and Research (early preliminary Doctoral studies) 4, volume 22, 1943 

10 2

Commission Pending and Doctor of Philosophy 1 and 2, volume 23, 1943-1944 (Army Specialized Training Program, ASTP, and Navy College Program,V-12, at Iowa State College during World War II) 

11 1

Doctor of Philosophy 2, 3 and 4, volume 24, 1943-1944 (Ph.D. work at Iowa State College) 

11 2

Naval Training School 1, volume 25, 1944 (Naval electrical engineering training at Iowa State College during World War II) 

11 3

Application in Public Administration, volume 26, 1944 (education and employment history to 1944) 

12 1

Abstract of in-service fellowship in public administration, volume 27, 1944-1945 (Official correspondence regarding Bliesner's education, work experiences, and service record) 

12 2

Annual Report, volume 28, 1944-1945 (Agricultural engineering, food production, electrical engineering, soil and water conservation, compiled in book format for WSC Extension Service, 1944 November-1945 October 31) 

12 3

Annual Report, volume 29, 1945-1946 (Agricultural engineering, food production, electrical engineering, soil and water conservation, compiled in book format for WSC Extension Service, 1945 November 1-1946 December 1) 

12 4

Institutions of Advanced Education, volume 31, 1946 (Correspondence regarding employment and education at various institutions of higher learning, 1942 December 10-1947 March 8) 

13 1

Gustav Henry Bliesner, Ph.D., volume 32-41 (bound together), 1946 (State of Washington engineering examinations, Iowa State personnel forms) 

13 2

Farragut College, volume 42, 1947 (Information regarding the establishment of Farragut College at the former site of Farragut Naval Training Station in Idaho) 

13 3

Farragut College of Engineering, volume 43, 1947 (Details of Bliesner's involvement with Farragut College, Lutheran Churches, Alpha Kappa Lambda at WSU, YMCA, U.S. Navy, and Engineering) 

14 1

School of Mines and Metallurgy, volume 44, 1947 (Bliesner's role in Alpha Kappa Lambda postwar expansion, and developing a department of engineering at Farragut College) 

14 2

Work on my Ph.D., volume 45, 1948 (personal history, church affiliations, fraternal organizations, government service, and educational experience) 

15 1

Developing an Engineering College, volume 46, 1947-1948 (Correspondence, WSU football programs, United States Marine Corps Reserve leaflets) 

15 2-3

Academic Accreditation, volume 47, 1948 (Farragut College and Technical Institute course listings, grade sheets, course requirements) 

16 1

Public Power, volume 48, 1949-1950 

16 2-3

Public Power, volume 49, 1950 

17 1

Chronological personal, volume 52, 1950 

17 2

A Job in 1951, volume 51, 1951 

17 3

Preliminary Cost Report on the Construction of the Parker-Pilot Knob 161-kv Transmission Line, volume 52, 1950 

18 1

Cost Data Subject Matter, volume 53, 1951 (Addendum report for the construction of the Parker-Pilot Knob 161-kv Transmission Line) 

18 2

Blythe Substation, volume 55, 1951 (Reports, work summaries, schematic drawings, diagrams, and information on the construction of the Blythe substation) 

18 3

Zion Lutheran Church, volume 56, 1949-1951 

18 4

Gila Substation, volume 57, 1949-1951 

19 1

Colorado River Indian Reservation, volume 58, 1951 

19 2

Another Connection, volume 59, 1951-1952 

19 3-4

The Deep South, volume 60, 1951 

19 5

Personnel Management, volume 61, 1950 

19 6

This is the Life, volume 62, 1952 

20 1-2

Back to School, volume 63, 1952-1953 

20 3-4

Lutheran Church of the Reformation, volume 64, 1952-1953 (Church writings and papers from the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Savannah, GA) 

20 5-6

Clark Hill Power and Transmission System, volume 65, 1952-1953 

21 1

Hydrogen Age, volume 66, 1952-1953 (Newspaper clippings from Eisenhower-Stevenson presidential race, applications to the U.S. Civil Service, university organization pamphlets, news article commemorating the tenth anniversary of Pearl Harbor) 

21 2-4

Original Ph.D. Writings, volume 67, 1953 

21 5-7

Training the Professional Engineer, volume 68, 1948-1953 

22 1-3

Appendix, Transmission, and Rural Electrical Distribution Loop Services, volume 69, 1946-1956 (Papers from Clark Hill Project, Transmission Line at Hunter Air Force Base, Blythe Substation, Davis Dam, Boulder Dam Transmission Line, and Senate Bill for the 

22 3

Pertinent Positions, volume 71, 1943-1958 

22 4

Hope Lutheran Church (Portland, OR), volume 72, 1952-1954 

23 1-2

The Dalles Project, volume 73, 1943-1958 

23 3-4

Engineering, volume 74, 1944-1953 (Report on Washington irrigation, 1946 April; Irrigation pamphlets; Engineer society bulletins; Bliesner's Civil Service ratings; Report for Washington State College extension services: "Wiring the Farm") 

24 1-2

University of Portland, volume 75, 1953-1954 

24 3

Portland Public Schools, volume 76, 1954 (Pay charts, attendance records, course outlines, adult vocational education and apprentice programs) 

24 4

1954-55-80 Program, volume 77, 1954 (Work orders, Federal Power Commission utilities usage report, electrical engineering diagrams, correspondence, report on river and harbor projects: Dalles Dam, Columbia River, Willamette River, and Umpqua River) 

25 1

Experiments Lectures and Problems, volume 78, 1955 

25 2

Project History MA-2 Wiring System, volume 79, 1955 (Report for Boeing Airplane Co., 1955 June 30) 

25 3

Scrapbooks, volume 80, 1952-1954 (Football and baseball programs, vocational education information, Portland School of Engineering Papers, California science and engineering recruitment circular, 1952 July, newspaper clippings) 

26 1-6

Energy Conversion, volume 81A, 1952-1955 

27 1

Energy Conversion, volume 81B, 1951-1955 

27 2

Energy Conversion 1952-55 volume 81C, 1952-1955 

27 3

St. Mathews Lutheran Church (Renton, Washington), volume 82, 1956 

28 1

Ph.D. Thesis Addenda, volume 83, 1956 

28 2

KC 135 Electrical System Diagrams, volume 84, 1956 January 9-1954 August 25 

28 3

Formal-Informal Test Results, volume 85, 1956 

29 1

Minutes of S.P.E.E.A Executive Committee Meetings, volume 86, 1955-1956 

29 2

Contract S.P.E.E.A., W.E.A., B.A.C., volume 87, 1956-1957 (negotiations with Boeing, letters, questionnaires, newspaper clippings) 

29 3

Guided Missiles, volume 88A, 1956-1958 

30 1

Guided Missiles, volume 88B, 1957-1958 

30 2

Individual Income Tax Reports, volume 89, 1955-1964 

30 3

Sample Publications, volume 90A, 1934-1965 (pipeline corrosion in the sub-Arctic, corrosion survey Haines-Fairbanks P.O.L. pipeline, specifications for magnesium anodes-cathodic protection) 

30 4

Sample Publications, volume 90B, 1934-1965 (Oregon State College information packet for new faculty, 1948; "Country Electrification" by Bliesner; University of Portland syllabi and laboratory schedules) 

31 1

Sample Publications, volume 90C, 1934-1965 

31 2-4

The Electrical System, volume 91, 1956-1957 (Schematics, generator outlines, wiring diagrams, D.C. motor and generator design) 

31 5

Feasibility Study of the D.C. system LVTP 5 Diesel Drive, volume 92, 1957 

32 1

Samples of My Life's Work, volume 93, 1956 

32 2

Scrapbook, 1957 (newspaper clippings, church circulars, correspondence, automobile advertisements) 

32 3-4

Electrical Engineering, volume 94A, 1957 (electrical distribution and street lighting, Corps of Engineers construction guide, U.S.E.D. Portland Division Power Definitions) 

32 5

Electrical Engineering, volume 94B, 1957 (electrical distribution specifications, barracks blueprints and project notes, Ft. Richardson, Alaska) 

33 1

Electrical Engineering, volume 94C, 1958 (daily log, 1958; "How magnetic and capacity fields affect the relationship in alternating current circuits"; Chapel with educational wing, Ladd Air Force Base; engineering magazines and pamphlets) 

33 2

Electrical Engineering, volume 94D, 1958 (1958 desk calendar, Alaska Corps of Engineers papers from 1958, electrical equipment brochures, radar tower modifications for Tatalina Air Force station Alaska, Army housing procedure manual, design analysis and p 

33 3

Electrical Engineering, volume 94E, 1958 (newspaper clippings on Alaska statehood and engineering, engineering magazines) 

34 1

Electrical Engineering, volume 94F, 1958-1959 (Rural Electrification Administration bulletins and engineering magazines, professional notes, electrical engineer state exams, Swedish State Power Board publications, 1950) 

34 2

Electrical Engineering, volume 94G, 1959 (Newspaper clippings, professional notes, specifications for water supply system at Granite Mountain Air Force station Alaska, Corps of Engineers project notes for Alaska, notebook) 

34 3

Lakeridge Lutheran Church (Seattle), volume 95A, 1956 

35 1

Annual Report 1960 (Lakeridge Lutheran Church), volume 95B 

35 2-3

Alpha Kappa Lambda 1957-59 volume 96A, 1957-1959 (newsletters, construction news for new chapter house in Pullman, WSU and national chapter information) 

35 4-5

Alpha Kappa Lambda 1957-59 volume 96A (continued) 

36 1

Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity Advisors Association, 1959 

36 2

The Present Situation, volume 97, 1957-1958 (university tuition rates at Pacific Lutheran College and Washington State College, personal correspondence, cathodic protection study notes 7-8-57, Ft. Richardson Alaska electric distribution map, electronic an 

36 3

Seattle University, volume 98, 1958 

36 4

Atomic Generator, volume 99, 1957 (calculations from Boeing Airplane Company, wire and circuit breaker guide for electrical design Boeing, Kato generator blueprint, altitude simulation chamber packet from Murphy and Miller Inc, Detroit Diesel brochures, v 

36 5

Elements of Electrical Engineering, volume 100, 1957-1958 (sample lectures, grade sheets, class schedules, experiment and lecture notes on fundamentals of electrical engineering) 

37 1

Wilderness Acre, volume 101A, 1958 (gardening journals, press book of plants from Alaskan sub-Arctic, 1957) 

37 2-4

Estimating, volume 102, 1957-1958 (Engineer Corps manual on engineering and design cost estimates March 1959, EM 1110-345-730, Northwest Airlines system route map, electrical distribution notes, U.S. Army housing bids and price schedule) 

37 5-6

Estimating, volume 102, 1957-1958 (continued) 

38 1

Direct Current Class notes, Experiment, volume 103, 1958 

38 2

Alternating Current Class notes and Experiments, volume 104, 1958 

38 3

Scrapbook 1956 

38 4

Volume 106A, 1958 

39 1-3

Volume 106B, 1958-1959 

39 4-5

Volume 106C, 1959 

39 6-7

Volume 106D, 1959 

40 1-3

Volume 106E, 1959 

40 4-5

Volume 106F, 1959 

40 6-7

Volume 106G, 1959 

41 1-3

Volume 106H, 1959 

41 4

Volume 106I, 1959 

41 5

Volume 106J, 1959 

42 1

Volume 106K, 1959 

42 2-3

Volume 106L, 1959 

42 4

Volume 106M, 1959 

42 5-6

Volume 106N, 1959-1960 

43 1

Volume 106O, 1960 

43 2

Volume 106P, 1960 

43 3

Electrical Distribution Standards, volume 107, 1958 

43 4-5

Volume 108A, 1958 

44 1-2

Volume 108B, 1959-1960 

44 3-4

Volume 108C, 1960 

44 5

Engineering Manuals, volume 109, 1958 

44 6-7

Shop Drawings and Guide Specifications, volume 110, 1958 

45 1-2

Contract D.A. Invitation, volume 111, 1958 

45 3

Curriculum Vitae, volume 112, 1910 

45 4

Abstract of Education and Experience, volume 112B, circa 1960 

46 1

Addendum Data to Accompany Curriculum Vitae, volume 112C, circa 1960 

46 2

Scrapbook, circa 1950-1959 

46 3-5

Electrical, volume 113, 1959 

46 6-7

Annual Proceedings of Education Program, volume 114A, 1959-1962 

47 1-3

Annual Proceedings of Education Program 1959-62 114B, 1959-1962 

47 4

Supervisors Training, volume 116, 1959-1961 

47 5

Seventy-fifth AIEE Convention, volume 117, 1959 

48 1

Electrical and Electronic, volume 118, 1959 

48 2-3

Electrical and Electronic Education with Professional Practice, volume 119, 1959 

48 4

Bliesner Engineering Services, volume 120A, 1959 

48 5

Bliesner Engineering Services, volume 120B, 1959 

49 1-3

Office Notebook, volume 121, 1960 

49 4

Current Projects, volume 122, 1961 

49 5-6

Recent Samples of My Work, volume 123, 1959-1963 

50 1-2

The Boy Scouts, volume 128, 1935-1965 

51 1-2

The Bliesner House, volume 129, 1959-1961 

51 3-4

The Boeing Company, volume 130, 1954-1962 

51 5

NATMC and NASA Conferences at Seattle World's Fair, volume 132, 1962 

51 6-7

Notebooks, volume 133, 1950 

52 1-5

Getting a Job, volume 134, 1962 

52 6-7

Current Chronological, volume 135, 1961-1965 

52 8-10

Current Chronological (continued) 

53 1-9

IEEE Paper, volume 136, undated 

54 1-3

Class notes and Newspaper clippings, volume 137A, 1963-1964 (Orange County State College notes and examinations) 

54 4

Electrical Engineering Exams, volume 138B, 1962-1963 

54 6

Brochure of Bliesner, volume 139A, 1964 

56 1-2

Brochure of Bliesner, volume 139B, 1964 

56 3-4

Brochure of Bliesner, volume 139C, 1963-1964 

56 5

Volume 139D, 1963 

56 6

Professional Record and Resume, volume 140, 1963 

57 1

North American Aviation, volume 142, 1963-1965 

57 2

Emanuel Lutheran Church (La Habra, CA), volume 143, 1963 

57 3-4

La Habra Fellowship of Churches, volume 144, 1961-1965 

57 5

Rural Electrification Transmission-Distribution Loop and Network Services, Bliesner Ph.D. Thesis, volume 145A, 1946 

57 6

UNESCO File, volume 146A, 1964 

57 7

Supervisory Electric Utilities Engineer with Office Copy, volume 146B, 1964 

58 1-2

Job Applications, volume 146C, 1964 

58 3

Job Applications, volume 146D, 1964 

58 4-5

Job Applications, volume 146E, 1964 

58 6

Acting Chairman Department of Electrical Engineering, volume 147, 1964 (Northridge College of Science and Engineering) 

59 1

Manpower Utilization Charts, Letters, Procedure, volume 148, 1964-1966 

59 2-3

Special Power Distribution Project for Saturn S-II, Seal Beach, CA, volume 149, 1964 

59 4

Continued Education, volume 150, 1962 

59 5

Design and Estimates, volume 151, 1961-1964 

59 6

Another Position, volume 153A, 1965-1966 

59 7

Academic, volume 153B, 1965-1966 

59 8

Brochure of Bliesner, volume 153B2, 1966-1967 

60 1

Personal File, volume 154, 1965 

60 2

IEEE Fellow Grade, volume 156, 1965-1967 

60 3

Current Chronological (TDY New York), volume 157, 1965 

60 4-5

Welcome to Vietnam, Thailand (PCS 168th Engineer Combat Battalion), volume 158, 1965-1967 

60 6

Left Over Job Exhibits, Resumes etc., volume 159, 1964-1967 (includes Vietnam casualty report list, U.S. Army Engineer Command Vietnam) 

61 1

Air Force Regional Civil Engineers (ASEE Convention WSU 1966), volume 160, 1965-1967 

61 2

Office Notebook, volume 161, 1965-1967 

61 3-4

Home Notebook, volume 162, 1965-1967 

61 5

"Back Home" Recommendation Letters, volume 163, 1967 

61 6

Office Notebook, volume 164, 1961-1962 

61 7

Folder 1961-65, volume 165, 1961-1965 

62 1-3

Gardening Notebook, volume 166, 1962 

62 4

Office Folder 1962-63, volume 167, 1962-1963 

62 5

Folder 1962-63, volume 168, 1962-1963 

62 6

Lighting and Power Wakefield Facility Santa Anna, volume 169, 1963 

62 7-8

Organization 1963-64, volume 170, 1963-1964 

63 1

Utility Planning and Design, volume 171, 1964-1965 

63 2

Lecture Notes, volume 172A, 1965 

63 3

Lecture Notes and newspaper clippings, volume 172B, 1965 

63 4

Heating and Power Survey Elmendorf-Fort Richardson Area, volume 173, undated 

63 5

Brochure: Carl K. Barstow, Consulting Mechanical Engineer, volume 174, undated 

63 6

Slauson Modifications Project Notebook, volume 175, 1963-1964 

63 7

Modification of the Slauson Facility, volume 176, 1964 

63 8

Instructions to Bidder for Installation of Data Acquisition System at Propulsion Systems Development Facility, Las Cruces, NM; North American Aviation Inc., volume 177, undated 

63 9

Brochure: Technical-Engineer-Architect Management, volume 178, undated 

63 10

Space and Information Systems Division Publication Style Guide; North American Aviation Inc., volume 179, 1963 

64 1

The Geosciences Applied to Manned Lunar Exploration, Grumman 

64 2

Aircraft Exploration: Dr. J. Green Space Sciences Laboratory (report, 115 pages), volume 180, 1961 

64 2

MSC Site Activation, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (report), volume 181, 1963 

64 3

Interface Control Documentation for Manned Spacecraft Center Space Environmental Simulation Laboratory (report) volume 182, undated 

64 4

Report of Foundation and Materials Fairbanks Operation Station Fairbanks, AK, volume 183, 1960 

64 5

Qualifications Inventory for Employees of North American Aviation Inc., volume 184, 1965 

64 6

Publications Preparation Guide Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, volume 185, 1964 

64 7

Environmental Test Facility Requirements for LEM at the MSC Environmental Test Facilities (report, 65 pages), volume 186, 1963 

64 8

Training Booklet Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, volume 187, undated 

64 9

LEM Propulsion Training, volume 188, undated 

64 10

LEM Memos and Specifications, volume 189 A-D, 1964 

65 1-2

Bonneville Power Administration Report of Accomplishments of the Engineering Division, volume 190, 1940 April 13 (Chronicle of dam development and electrification in Pacific Northwest up to 1940) 

65 3

Design Analysis for Detroit Dam Power Plant Appendix D Electrical Design Notes, volume 191, 1950 

65 4

Advance Planning Report on Dry Dock No. 6 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA (report), volume 192, 1956 

65 5

The Colorado River (Comprehensive Departmental Report on the Development of Water Resources of the Colorado Basin for Review Prior to Submission to Congress, 293 pages, with accompanying maps), volume 193, undated 

65 6

Dams and Control Works, volume 194, 1938 

65 7

Opening our Bibles, volume 195, 1951 

65 8

Christ Today Lutheran World Federation, volume 196, undated 

65 9

10PAK: An Input-Output Package for Fortran IV, June 1965, Grumman Research Department Computing Report CR 65-6, volume 197, 1965 

65 10

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Series 2: "My Life's Philosophy" volumes, second sequence, 1965-1976 

Box Folder

Situations, volume 163, 1975 

66 1

Civil Service Ratings State and Local, volume 163B, 1968 

66 2

"Back Home," volume 163C, 1969 

66 3

Personal File, volume 166A, 1965-1967 

66 4-5

Personal File, volume 166C, 1965-1967 

66 6-7

Professional History and Experience Record of Gustav Henry Bliesner, to Accompany I.E.E.E. Fellow Form FC-1, volume 168, 1967 

67 1-2

Village Electrification in Southeast Asia, volume 170, 1968 

67 3

City Engineer Newberg Oregon, volume 171A, 1967-1968 

67 4

City Engineer Newberg Oregon, volume 171A, 1968-1969 

67 5

Swarthmore Subdivision, volume 172, 1967-1970 

67 6

Newberg Oregon Toastmasters, volume 174A, 1969-1970 

67 7

Newberg Oregon Toastmasters, volume 174B-C, 1969-1970 

68 1-2

Hoover Park Improvements, volume 175, 1968 

68 3

New Engineering Department, volume 176A, 1968-1977 

68 4

My Rotary International Vocational, volume 177, 1968 

68 5-6

Job Offer, volume 178A, 1969 

69 1

My Defense, volume 179A, 1969 (newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding Bliesner's removal from city engineer post in Newberg, OR) 

69 2

Dean of Engineering, volume 180, 1969-1974 

69 3

Street Improvement Project, volume 181A, 1968 

69 4

Street Improvement, volume 181B, 1970 

69 5-6

New Engineering Department Proposals (Newberg, OR), volume 182, 1969 

69 7

Civil Service Forms, volume 183, 1971 

69 8

Community Facility Planning (Newberg, OR), volume 184, 1970 

69 9

Construction, volume 185A, 1970 

70 1

Exhibits to Accompany My Statement #171, volume 185B, 1972 

70 2-3

Urban Development (Newberg, OR), volume 186, 1970 

70 4

Engineering Study, volume 187, 1970 

70 5

Building and Concrete Pipeline Inspection (Newberg, OR), volume 188, 1970 

70 6

Getting a Job, volume 189, 1970 

70 7

Getting a Job, volume 189B, 1970 

70 8

Professor of Mathematics, volume 190, undated 

70 9

Professor of Electrical Engineering, volume 190, 1973 

70 10

Personnel Rules (Newberg, OR), volume 191, 1970 

71 1

Council Meeting, volume 192, 1970 June 1 

71 2

Life Insurance, volume 193, 1970 

71 3-4

The President, volume 194, 1970 

71 5

Anaheim Convention (IEEE), volume 195, 1971 

71 6

Underground Utilities and Electrical Systems, volume 196, 1970 

71 7

Example Conference Paper, volume 197, 1970 (includes paper about underground utilities and electrical systems) 

71 8

A Job in 1971, volume 199, 1971 

71 9

Tried again, volume 200, 1971 

72 1

Bidding Low, volume 201, 1967-1970 

72 2-3

Spec Writing, volume 202, 1971 (includes notes, schematics, and blueprints about Vietnam, 1968-69) 

72 4-6

VISTA (Action) Peace Corps, volume 203, 1971-1972 

72 7

Employer-Employee, volume 204, undated 

72 8

Client Consultant, volume 205, 1971-1972 

73 1

City of Portland, volume 206, 1971 

73 2

REA (Rural Electrification Authority), volume 207, 1971-1973 

73 3-4

REA, volume 207B, undated 

73 5-6

ADM Assistant, volume 208, 1971-1975 

73 7

A Vigil Scouter, volume 210, 1972 

74 1

The Monster, volume 211, 1972 (includes information about Strategic Arms Limitations talks SALT and other Cold War topics) 

74 2

Misc. University of Portland, volume 212, 1972 

74 3

Problems-Syllabus University of Portland, volume 212, 1974 

74 4

Portland General and Underground Systems, volume 212A, undated 

74 5

Problems, Syllabus, Examples P.C.C., volume 212C, 1975-1976 

74 6-7

Problems, Syllabus, Examples P.C.C., volume 212C (continued) 

75 1-2

Electrical Engineering Syllabus, Work Study Program, University of Portland, volume 212D, undated 

75 3

Principal Lecturer "Electrical Engineering," volume 213, 1973 

75 4-5

Principal Senior Engineer, volume 214, 1973-1974 

75 6

Updating, volume 215, 1973 

75 7-8

County Administrative Candidate (Yamhill County, OR), volume 216, undated 

76 1

Bliesners, Hauers, Olsons, volume 217, 1973 (Family history information) 

76 2

ALC District Convention Pacific Lutheran University, volume 218, undated 

76 3-4

Head, volume 219, 1973 

76 5

Private Practice, volume 220, 1973 

76 6

Creation, volume 222, 1973 (Lecture notes on creation, George Fox College, OR) 

76 7

Political Science, volume 223, 1973 (Lecture notes, George Fox College) 

76 8

City Administrative Candidate, volume 224, 1973 

76 9

CH2M-Hill-GB, volume 225, 1973 

77 1

Bliesner, volume 226, 1974 

77 2

George Fox College, volume 227, 1974 

77 3-4

International Executive News, volume 228, 1964-1974 

77 5

Bliesner Engineering Papers, volume 229, 1974-1975 

77 6-7

Educating Intern Professional Engineers, volume 230, undated 

78 1-2

Syllabi Bliesner, volume 233, 1974 

78 3

P.C.C. Syllabi, volume 237, 1975 

78 4

Misc. 1975-76, volume 238, 1975-1976 

78 5

File Outline, volume 119 (Revised from series 1 volume 54), undated 

78 6

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Series 3: Office Files, undated 

Box Folder

Personal files, corresponding to file outline in volume 54 

79-88

Personal Files 

88-89

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Series 4: Subject files, 1947-1985 

Subseries 4.1: Education, 1947-1970 

Box Folder

Rural Electrification Transmission and Distribution Loop and Network Services (Bliesner Ph.D.), 1963 

90 1-2

Ph.D. thesis plates, undated 

90 3

Academic Log, 1950-1957 

90 4

Laboratory Instructions, 1947 (Electrical Engineering Department, Farragut College) 

91 1

Continuing Education, 1968 

91 2

Electrical Engineering Lab Instructions, University of Portland, 1954 

91 3

Underground Lighting, 1970 

91 4

Colleges and Universities, 1959-1964 

91 5

UCLA, 1964 

91 6

Northridge College, 1965 

91 7

Subseries 4.2: Papers and reports, 1957-1970 

Box Folder

Essay (manuscript and revisions), Electrical and Electronic Education with Professional Practice, undated 

91 8

Desert Indians, 1957 (Includes paper by Bliesner, Columbia River Basin map, California Central Valley Project information) 

91 9

Ground Support Electrical Precision Power (report), undated 

91 10

Registered Professional Engineers in Government (essay), undated 

91 11

Electrical Engineering Review Space Physics Exo Biology, 1964 

91 12

Electrical Engineering Review Space Physics Exo Biology, 1964 

92 1

Report on hydro-ecological survey for Cornell, Howland, Hays, and Merrifield Consulting Engineers, 1968 

92 2

Village electrification in southeast Asia, 1968-1969 

92 3

Interim report 230-kv transmission economic study, 1945 

92 4

Power to the People (papers on energy), 1971 

92 5

Seminar Expositions, circa 1960s 

92 6

Electric Service, circa 1960s 

92 7

Papers presented, 1960s 

92 8

Convention papers, 1960s 

92 9

Underground Distribution IEEE, 1968-1969 

92 10

Underground Utilities and Electrical Systems, IEEE, 1969-1970 

93 1

Subseries 4.3: Societies, 1957-1975 

Box Folder

Young Engineers Meeting, 1960 

93 2

Miscellaneous, 1957-1959 

93 3-4

Miscellaneous, 1970s 

93 5-6

Engineer Societies, 1970 

93 7

Clippings and articles related to AIEE, 1969 

94 1

American Society for Engineering Education, 1975 

94 2

Typ. Reg.'l. Papers, 1974 

94 3

AAAS, IEEE, NSPE, 1965 

94 4

Subseries 4.4: Military Engineering, 1952-1966 

Box Folder

Automated Civil Engineering Program Evaluation Review Technique (ACEPERT), USAF Guide, 1966 

94 5

Documents of G.H. Bliesner for Thailand License in Electrical Engineering (Communications), 1966 

94 6

Cost Estimate for Army Base Development AN.KHE, RVN, 1966 

94 7

Specifications for Army Base Development AN.KHE, RVN, 1966 

94 8

Power Study for Ubon Air Base Thailand, 1966 

94 9

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Book, 1965 

94 10

Corroborative Report for GS-14 Electrical Engineering rating, 1966 

94 11

Military construction pricing guide, 1965 

95 1

Electrical distribution standards Engineer Corps Alaska Dist., 1952 

95 2

Electrical distribution standards Engineer Corps Seattle Dist., 1960 

95 3

Subseries 4.5: Boeing, North American Aviation, NASA, 1955-1974 

Box Folder

Development and Tests of Wire Assemblies MA-2 System, 1955 

95 4

Estimate and Calculations for G.S.E. Proofing Area, Seal Beach, CA, 1964 

95 5

Guide Specifications for Indoor Type 120-208 volt, 400 cycle 30 AC power, circa 1960s 

95 6

Management, circa 1962-1965 

95 7

Fire Protection, 1964 

95 8

Safety Standards, circa 1964 

95 9

Addendums, 1964 

95 10

Research and Tests, circa 1962-1964 

95 11

Specifications, circa 1958 

95 12

Proposed Plan, circa 1963 

95 13

Master Planning, circa 1960s 

95 14

Electric Ground Support, circa 1950s-1960s 

95 15

Job Logs, 1964 

96 1

Las Cruces, NM, 1963 

96 2

Saturn B Tests Apollo Downey, 1962-1963 

96 3

B-3 Downey, circa 1962 

96 4

B-6 Downey, circa 1963-1964 

96 5

Reference material, 1964 

96 6

Slauson, 1964 

96 7

Seal Beach, 1964 

96 8

First Five Years, 1964 

96 9

Specifications, circa 1964 

96 10

Projects, 1958-1964 

96 11

North American Aviation, 1965 

96 12

Organization Charts, 1964-1965 

96 13

Reports, 1963-1965 

96 14

NASA Design Criteria for Rehabilitation of Electrical Power System phase 2 and 3 Plant 16, Downey, CA, 1974 

96 15

Subseries 4.6: Contract Documents, Civil Engineering, 1957-1985 

Box Folder

Contract Documents for Northwood Park Subdivision Improvements (pamphlet), 1968 

96 16

Addendum to Northwood Park Subdivision Improvements, 1968 

96 17

Contract Documents for Earthfill Dam (Joseph Rogers Dam), Newberg, OR (pamphlet), 1969 

96 18

Contract Documents for the Construction of a Drilled Water Well and Modifications to an Existing Well, Newberg, OR (pamphlet), 1969 

96 19

Contract Documents for Eight Inch Diameter Pipeline from Elliot Road to County Road no. 59 (pamphlet), 1969 

96 20

Contract Documents for Conference Ground Improvements, Church of the Nazarene, Woodburn, OR (pamphlet), 1969 

96 21

Comprehensive land use plan, Newberg, OR (pamphlet), 1985 

96 22

Water works manual and catalog file (pamphlet), 1970 

96 23

Newberg city budget, 1968-1969 

97 1

Contract documents for the construction of exploratory wells City of Newberg, OR (pamphlet), 1968 

97 2

Yamhill county planning guide (pamphlet), 1968 

97 3

Subdivision Improvement Requirements planning bulletin (pamphlet), 1970 

97 4

Potential Industrial Sites in Yamhill County, OR (pamphlet), 1970 

97 5

City of Newberg Water Supply System Improvements, 1967 

97 6

American Standard Definitions of Electrical Terms (pamphlet), 1957 

97 7

Biennial reports, Oregon state board of engineering examiners, 1969-1971 

97 8-9

Annual reports, Washington State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 1969-1970 

97 10-11

Guide to Consulting Engineer Services for Public Works (pamphlet), undated 

97 12

Hydroelectric Dams in Pacific Northwest (pamphlet), circa 1960s 

97 13

Handbook on treaty with Canada for development of the Columbia River (pamphlet), circa 1971 

97 14

Contract Documents for 99-W Hulet Deborah Street Sanitary Sewage improvements, 1971 

97 15

Contract Documents for Fulton Street Villa Road Improvements 

97 16

Contract Documents for Second Street Improvements, 1971 

97 17

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about BPA (pamphlet), 1971 

97 18

The Trojan Nuclear Power Plant (brochure), undated 

97 19

Contract Documents for Sewage Collection and Treatment Facility, Newberg, OR, 1968 

98 1

Contract Documents for Hess Creek-Springbrook Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements, Newberg, OR, 1970 

98 2

Contract Documents for Sewage System Improvements Newberg, 1969 

98 3

Swarthmore Subdivision, 1964 

98 4

Newberg City Budget, 1976-1977 

98 5

Specifications for Annex Remodeling Fire Station and City Hall, Newberg, OR, 1969 

98 6

General Electric Circuit Protective Components catalog, 1968 

98 7

Consulting engineers' brochures, circa 1970s 

98 8

Underground utilities planning paper, circa 1960s 

98 9

Engineering education materials, 1970s 

98 10

Subseries 4.7: Engineering files, circa 1957-1973 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1973-1974 (Includes letters to Washington State University regarding his papers) 

99 1

Incinerators, undated 

99 2

Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District, 1960s 

99 3

Plant Engineering Procedure, 1964 

99 4

Flood Control, 1965 

99 5

Power and Lighting, 1962 

99 6

Precision power regulator, circa 1950s-1960s 

99 7

400 N Generators, circa 1960-1961 

99 8

Generators and Motors, circa 1960s 

99 9

Rectifiers, circa 1964-1965 

99 10

Design and Construction, 1964 

99 11

NASA Analysis Chart, 1964-1965 

99 12

University of Portland, 1973 

99 13

In-service Training, 1961 

99 14

Reliability, 1964 

99 15

Communications, 1963-1964 

99 16

Electric Heating, 1962-1963 

99 17

Corrosion Studies, 1950s-1960s 

99 18

Photographs (negatives), undated 

99 19

Correspondence, 1963-1965 

99 20

State of California licensing board, 1962 

99 21

Federal Power Commission press releases, 1964 

99 22

Copper wire characteristics, undated 

99 23

Research (skid-mounted generator pamphlet), undated 

99 24

Control and circuit protection, 1962-1965 

99 25

Insulation, circa 1957-1963 

99 26

Distribution and Transmission, 1958 

99 27

Utilities, undated 

100 1

Subseries 4.8: Personal Journals, 1951-1970 

Box Folder

Personal journals; 1951, 1953 

100 2-3

Log Book, 1964 

100 4

Resume, 1970 

100 5

Correspondence, 1970 

100 6-7

Surplus Properties, 1960-1965 

100 8

Biographical information, notes about papers, miscellaneous; circa 1960s-1970s 

100 9

Consulting Practice, 1957-1965 

100 10

Personnel, 1963-1964 

100 11

Notebooks and log books (including news clippings), 1965-1969 

101 1-8

Notebooks and log books (including news clippings), 1965-1969 (continued) 

102 1-2

Biographical information, correspondence, Toastmasters materials, and miscellaneous; 1974-1977 

102 3

Miscellaneous, 1962-1968 

102 4

Subseries 4.9: Miscellaneous, 1965-1973 

Box Folder

Correspondence, resumes, and miscellaneous (includes Richard Nixon campaign materials), 1968-1972 

103 1

Biographical information, correspondence, and miscellaneous; 1972-1973 

103 2

Engineering (pamphlets), 1968-1970 

103 3

State and county fairs and miscellaneous (pamphlets), circa 1960s-1970s 

103 4

German magazines, 1965-1969 

103 5

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