Mechanical Arts and Engineering College Records 1892-1943
Archives 156

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Mechanical Arts & Engineering College Records
ID
Archives 156
Date [inclusive]
1892-1943
General Physical Description note
approximate 81 items  .5 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
Includes the correspondence of H.V. Carpenter regarding his engineering consultations with the State College of Washington and others and his responsibilities as the director of KWSC. It also includes published and unpublished manuscripts on engineering projects dating from 1892 to 1940, some authored by Carpenter.

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Organizational History:

The College of Mechanical Arts Engineering was established in 1917 upon the reorganization of the State College of Washington. Hubert Vinton Carpenter had been the head of the Department of Mechanical Electrical Engineering from 1903, but in 1917 he became the Dean of the College of Mechanical Arts Engineering. Both before and after Dr. Carpenter became dean, he acted as an engineering consultant with the State College. Dr. Carpenter also was instrumental in the establishment of KWSC in 1915 and acted as its director until his retirement from the college in 1938.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the College of Mechanical Arts Engineering date from 1892 to 1943 and are arranged in a single alphabetical sequence. The series includes the correspondence of H. V. Carpenter regarding his engineering consultations with the State College of Washington and others and his responsibilities as the director of KWSC. It also includes published and unpublished manuscripts on engineering projects dating from 1892 to 1940 -- some authored by H. V. Carpenter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the College of Mechanical Arts & Engineering were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries prior to 1970 (WSU 165).

Processing Information note

The records were processed in July 1984 by Patricia M.Gourd.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • KWSC (Radio Station: Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
  • State College of Washington. College of Mechanical Arts and Engineering.
  • Washington State University. College of Mechanical Arts and Engineering--Archives
  • Washington State University. College of Mechanical Arts and Engineering--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Carpenter, Hubert Vinton, 1875-1941--Archives
  • Volk, Edmund--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Electric engineering--History--Archival resources
  • Electric engineering--Study and teaching--Research
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

H. V. Carpenter Correspondence 1911   16.0 items

1 1

H. V. Carpenter Correspondence (re: KWSC) 1915-1932   24.0 items

1 2

H. V. Carpenter Correspondence 1922-1943   35.0 items

1 3

"Descriptive Geometry: Plates," by Albert E. Church, 1892, with holographic comments by H. V. Carpenter   1.0 item

1 4

"Experiments In Electrical Laboratory, 1896-1897," by H. V. Carpenter   1.0 item

1 5

"Experiments On Magnetism," by Edmond Volk (Physics 4) 1897   1.0 item

1 6

"The Future of Power Use in the Pacific Northwest," by H. V. Carpenter 1940   1.0 item

1 7

"High Voltage Research," by H. V. Carpenter 1927   1.0 item

1 8

"Notes On Electric Measurements," by H. V. Carpenter 1895   1.0 item

1 9