Preliminary Guide to the Albert Powell Papers 1905-1980

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Powell, Albert E.
Preliminary Guide to the Albert Powell Papers
Date [inclusive]
Date [bulk]
bulk 1945-1970
8 Linear feet of shelf space, 8 Boxes
(MASC staff use) 2-5-5-1
Collection materials are in English.
Papers of agricultural engineer and Washington State University faculty member Albert Powell. The bulk of the material is an extensive collection of reference files on topics related to agricultural structures.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Albert Powell Papers, 1905-1980 (MS.2002.19)

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

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Albert E. Powell was a professor of agricultural engineering at Washington State University from 1960 to 1994. In 1974, he won the R.M. Wade Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences maintains a scholarship in his honor.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of agricultural engineer and Washington State University faculty member Albert Powell. It includes a small amount of material related to a textbook about agricultural structures that Powell was writing (circa 1978) with a co-author, Richard Linhardt (filed in box 1), and a large sequence of reference files on topics in agricultural engineering, organized in a highly structured numerical classification. The topics of these files include: electrification, machinery, processing, and structures. These materials are published documents, primarily printed ephemera.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

The bulk of the materials in this collection are reference files arranged in the highly structured numeric classification scheme used by Albert Powell.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Albert Powell, Jr. donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2002 (MS.2002.19).

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Powell, Albert E. -- Archives.


  • Agricultural engineering.
  • Agricultural engineers -- Archives.
  • Agriculture

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