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MS001: Robert D. Fellman collection on Charles Dickens

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Identifier: MS001
Abstract This collection includes books (including serial installments of novels), manuscript letters, artwork, illustrations and realia by and related to Charles Dickens, as well as materials by and about Robert D. Fellman.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1812 - 1996

MS002: Theophilus (Theo) Brown Papers, 1893-1971

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Identifier: MS002
Abstract This collection contains several diaries and other items related to noted mechanical engineer, Theophilius (Theo) Brown. A graduate of WPI, Brown was awarded many patents for his work on agricultural machines while employed by John Deere. Brown's diaries also contain information related to world events, his work, and personal life.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1893-1971

MS003: Charles H. Morgan Papers

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Identifier: MS003
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of diaries and journals which Mr. Morgan kept, from 1852-1909. Most of the information contained in the diaries relates to Mr. Morgan’s businesses. There are diagrams and drawings of machines, financial and other business records, and descriptions of trips he took. Journal No. 6 is a record of New England soldiers at U. S. Hospital, Turners Lane, in Philadelphia in 1862. Journal No. 56 contained letters and other materials of Mr. Morgan’s, most from the 1880s,...
Dates: 1852 - 1909

MS005: Albert Anderson Collection on Rockwell Kent

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Identifier: MS005
Abstract This collection is comprised of drawings and articles by Rockwell Kent, illustrations for various publications, articles about him, reviews of his work, exhibit and booksellers' catalogs, lists of his work by his biographer, and two photographs. These materials cover the time period from 1919 to 1982. Also included are six volumes of The Kent Collector.
Dates: 1919-1982

MS008: Woodbury and Company Collection

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Identifier: MS008
Abstract This collection contains company records and products made by Woodbury and Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, which produced fine letterhead stationery from the early 20th century to the early 21st Century. Woodbury focused particularly on "bird's eye views" of factories, and the collection includes over 100 engravure prints and 60 original detailed drawings.
Dates: 1882-2001

MS014: Robert and Esther Goddard Collection

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Identifier: MS14
Abstract Collection contains biographical material, published items, and experiments related to Robert H. Goddard and Esther Goddard. Included are items from Robert's time as a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Dates: 1904-1998

MS017: WPI Video Game Collection

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Identifier: MS017
Dates: Publication: 1982 - 2009

MS018: Rick Goodman Collection

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Identifier: MS018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of .25 linear feet of game design documents, dating from 2002 to 2005. The material outlines various game themes, characters, strategies, and art design developed by Stainless Steel Studios.
Dates: 2001 - 2005

MS020: Crompton and Knowles Loom Works Collection

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Identifier: MS020
Abstract A collection from the mid 1800s to the 1960s that pertains to the following loom companies and their owners: Crompton Loom Works, Knowles Loom Works, Crompton and Knowles Loom Works, George Crompton, L.J. Knowles.
Dates: 1850-1970

MS023: Mark Eldredge Papers

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Identifier: MS023
Dates: 1907 - 1969

MS024: Arthur C. Comins Collection of Gompei Kuwada Correspondence

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Identifier: MS024
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence arranged chronologically from 1892 to 1949. There are no letters from 1942 through 1946 when Japan was at war with the United States. Almost all the letters were written by Gompei Kuwada, but there are a few notes from his wife, Katsuko, and there are a few letters by Arthur Comins (generally copies of letters Comins sent to Kuwada), and a few to or by other people throughout the collection. At the end are letters sent to Arthur Comins by other people,...
Dates: 1892 - 1948

MS030: Leslie J. Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MS030
Abstract Series 1: Correspondence Series 2: Boston Society of Civil Engineers Series 3: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1941-1946

Series 4: Consulting/Tests

Series 5: Miscellaneous
Dates: 1927 - 1977

MS037: Frederick Anderson Papers

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Identifier: MS037
Dates: 1938 - 1982

MS041: Alexander Wilmer Duff Collection

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Identifier: MS041
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence to and from Duff. Most of the correspondence is departmental in nature. One prominent correspondent is Harold B. Smith who was chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at WPI from 1896-1931. Smith and Duff worked at Purdue at the same time, and Smith was instrumental in getting Duff to take the position at WPI. Another prominent correspondent is Ira N. Hollis, President of WPI from 1919-1925, most of the 1919 correspondence discusses Duff’s...
Dates: 1894 - 1951

MS043: Roys Family Collection

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Identifier: MS043
Abstract This collection is comprised of materials of Francis Roys, WPI Class of 1909 and WPI professor, dean and acting President of WPI; and his son, Alden Roys, WPI Class of 1940 and laboratory instructor at WPI. It includes Francis Roys' unpublished history of WPI.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 1966

MS044: Leroy Norman Reeve Collection

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Identifier: MS044
Scope and Contents Leroy Norman Reeve’s collection includes professional reports, publications, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondence from 1906-1978. Box 1 contains employment information and career correspondence from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, and his field work in Japan. There is also a folder of letters after his retirement. The end Box 1 includes publications, reports, and research pertaining to his work on various dam...
Dates: 1906 - 1978

MS048: Bernard Brenner Collection

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Identifier: MS048
Abstract This collection is comprised of 63 sculptures created by Bernard Brenner, plus Mr. Brenner's paper archives. These include photographs of many of Mr. Brenner's sculptures besides those given to WPI, sketchbooks, drawings and paintings, computer-generated art, and news articles and publications about Mr. Brenner's work.
Dates: 1955 - 2003

MS049: Dwight Goddard Papers

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Identifier: MS049
Abstract Dwight Goddard graduated from WPI in 1881 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a successful inventor and manager of a manufacturing company. He became a Buddhist and compiled an anthology of translations, A Buddhist Bible.
Dates: 1896 - 1993

MS051: Howard Freeman Papers

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Identifier: MS051
Scope and Contents Collection contains Howard Freeman's unpublished memoirs and objects he invented.
Dates: Existence: 1940-2015

MS054: David Lucht Papers

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Identifier: MS54
Abstract The David Lucht Collection documents the history and development of Fire Protection Engineering in the United States. The collection provides insight in the development of a formal fire protection engineering curriculum beginning with student notes from the Illinois Institute of Technology and continues through Lucht's decades of work and research in fire safety.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1961-1965

MS055: The Duane D. Pearsall Papers

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Identifier: MS055
Scope and Contents Series I, Biographical Materials, consists of materials related to the life and death of Duane Pearsall. While this material touches on his accomplishments in life, it mainly celebrates who Pearsall was as a man separate from what he did. It additionally includes copies of his Autobiography “My Life Unfolded,” which was only self-published and never distributed. Documents in this series include obituaries, letters of sympathy after Pearsall’s passing, memories with Pearsall, articles written...
Dates: Existence: 1922-2010

MS061: Betty Hoskins Papers

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Identifier: MS061
Abstract These are papers of Betty Hoskins, first female tenure-track professor at WPI. Major topics include the WPI Plan, the Life Sciences and Synthethic Biology, Technical Learning initiatives, and the introduction of womne students and faculty.
Dates: 1967 - 2012

MS062: A. Frederick Griffin Collection

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Identifier: MS062
Abstract A. Fredrick Griffin, who graduated from WPI in 1914, was a civil engineer who was in charge of over-all planning of the United States portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway project, as well as other projects for the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959

MS063: Higgins Family Papers

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Identifier: MS063
Abstract These are papers and photographs of three generations of the Higgins family: Millton P. Higgins, first superintendent of WPI's Washburn Shops and one of the founders of Norton Company; his son Aldus, President of Norton Company and owner of WPI's Higgins House; and Aldus's son Milton P. Higgins II, also President of Norton Company and a life member of WPI's Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1870 - 1998

MS067: Allan Glazer Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS067
Dates: 1926-1992

MS068: Edward N. Clarke Papers

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Identifier: MS068
Abstract These are papers of Dr. Edward N. Clarke, co-founder of National Semiconductor Corporation and Director of Research, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of the Center for Solar Energy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Dates: 1951 - 2012

MS103: Fred Guida Audio/Visual Collection on Charles Dickens

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Identifier: MS-103
Abstract The Guida Collection is a large collection of motion-picture media that was donated to the Gordon Library by Fred Guida on December 16, 2019. It contains roughly 400 works from as far back as 1901, with around 200 VHS tapes and cassettes, 80 LP records, 5 books, 45 film reels, 15 CDs, and 110 DVDs. These pieces focus on Charles Dickens and his writings, and about half of the material are related to his famous novella, "A Christmas Carol."
Dates: Event: 1901 - 2011

UA02: Office of the President records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-02
Abstract Records generated in the course of the administration and leadership of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, by the Office of the President, spanning multiple administrations.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1866 - 2012

UA03: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records

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Identifier: UA03
Scope and Contents This collection spans the years 1959 to the present. Most of the materials in this collection are described at the box level, with general description of box contents. Series I: Individual Provosts' Records Series I contains records specific to individual provosts. Where broad subjects span several provosts' administrations or address certain broad areas (including surveys, the WPI Plan, Massachusetts Academy), most of these records are in succeeding record groups.Series...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959 - 2012

UA04: President's Planning Group

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Identifier: UA04
Abstract These are the records of the President's Planning Group, authorized by President Harry B. Storke in 1968 to "study the role of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the engineering and scientific community and to propose to the President and to the Faculty detailed plans for implementation of this role in the future..."
Dates: 1963 - 1970