Preliminary Guide to the Gus H. Bliesner Papers 1950-1994

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Bliesner, Gustav Henry
Preliminary Guide to the Gus H. Bliesner Papers
Date [inclusive]
23.5 Linear feet, 21 boxes
(MASC STAFF USE) MS.1982.37: 2-13-2-5; MS.1983.19: 2-13-3-4; MS.1984.40: 2-9-25-7; MS.1985.22: 2-14-2-1; MS.1986.18: 2-4-20-5; MS.1989.36: 2-10-3-7; MS.1991.20: 2-8-16-1; MS.1994.39: 2-13-2-5
Collection materials are in English.
This collection contains personal and professional papers of Gustav "Gus" Henry Bliesner (1910-1994), an electrical engineer and a Professor of Engineering.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Gus H. Bliesner Papers, 1950-1994 (MSSM.005)

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

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Gustav "Gus" Henry Bliesner (1910-1994), E. E., was an electrical engineer and an expert on rural electrification, sprinkler systems, and hydroelectric dams. Bliesner served as a consultant on industrial and military projects, and advised the United States space program on electrical systems. Bliesner received his Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1933 and 1934 respectively, from Washington State College. In 1939, Bliesner received his Professional Engineering degree, and later became a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State College. Bliesner's career consisted of time as an Engineer Professor and worked with several industries, including: the Army Corps of Engineers, Boeing, North American Aviation, and the Bonneville Power Administration. Bliesner also participated in the Grand Coulee Dam construction, and the development of the Boeing KC-135. (see Cage 220)

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Scope and Content

This collection contains personal and professional papers of Gustav "Gus" Henry Bliesner (1910-1994), an electrical engineer and a Professor of Engineering. The collection consists of scrapbooks, collected printed materials (books, articles, printed ephemera), papers pertaining to Bliesner's autobiographies, genealogy research documents, and miscellaneous materials.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Arrangement reflects a pre-existing order from the records’ creators or previous custodians.

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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

Collection donated by Gus Bliesner to Washington State University Libraries in multiple accessions received between 1982 and 1994: MS.1982.37, MS.1983.19, MS.1984, MS.1985.22, MS.1986.18: 2-4-20-5; MS.1989.36, MS.1991.20, MS.1994.39.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Gustav Henry Bliesner Papers (Cage 220)

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Names and Subjects

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Bliesner, Gustav Henry -- Records and correspondence.


  • Agricultural engineering
  • Gardening
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Electrical engineering
  • Sports
  • Agriculture

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