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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
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
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
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.
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.
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: Publication: 1982 - 2009
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
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: 1907 - 1969
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
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
Series 4: Consulting/Tests
Series 5: Miscellaneous
Dates: 1927 - 1977
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
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
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
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
Scope and Contents Collection contains Howard Freeman's unpublished memoirs and objects he invented.
Dates: Existence: 1940-2015
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
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
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
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
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
Collection — Box: 1
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
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
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
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
Scope and Contents The Physical Education & Althletic Department Sports collection contains materials pertaining to WPI athletics ranging from 1880 to 2007. The collection includes press releases, photos, sports programs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, Athletic Council pamphlets, scorebooks, WPI Hall of Fame ceremonial memorabilia, and many other miscellaneous items related to WPI athletics. Nearly every WPI sport is represented within the collection, both varsity and club.
Dates: 1880 - 2004
Scope and Contents Records in this collection have been arranged by building according to construction/acquisition date. The exceptions are the Fraternity Houses, which are grouped together after all the other individual buildings, and The Wedge, whose plan was identified late in the process and is thus out of sequence. It follows the Fraternity Houses. Broader record groups such as WPI Grounds and WPI Campus Plans will be found at the end of the collection, after individual buildings. Records for...
Dates: 1868 - 2013
Scope and Contents Box 1 contains records of the founding and organization of the school, from 1865-1868. These records include John Boynton's gift to begin the school, Stephen Salisbury's gift of land, and Ichabod Washburn's gift to build the machine shop, as well as gifts by other donors. They also include the school's by-laws and records of trustees meetings, and records of the Building Committee and architects' drawings for Boynton Hall.Box 2 contains records of the early years of the school, from...
Dates: 1865 - 1892
- WPI Manuscript Collections 24
- WPI University Archives 12
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute--Alumni and alumnae 5
- Technical education -- United States 3
- Educational change -- Massachusetts -- History -- 20th century 2
- Electrical engineering 2
- Illustrations 2
- Illustrators 2
- Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- United States 2
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute -- Buildings 2
- Artists 1
- British literature 1
- Children's Films 1
- Christmas 1
- Crompton & Knowles Loom Works 1
- Crompton Loom Works 1
- Diaries 1
- Holiday Films 1
- John Deere tractors 1
- Knowles Loom Works 1
- Machinery industry 1
- Made-for-TV-movies 1 ∧ less
- French 1
- German 1
- Italian 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2
- Boynton, John, 1791-1867 1
- Crompton, George, 1829-1886 1
- Duff, A. Wilmer (Alexander Wilmer), 1864-1955 1
- Goddard, Dwight, 1861-1939 1
- Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945 1
- Goodman, Rick 1
- Higgins, Aldus Chapin, 1872-1948 1
- Higgins, Milton P. (Milton Prince), -1997 1
- Higgins, Milton Prince, 1842-1912 1
- Morgan, Charles H. (Charles Hill), 1831-1911 1
- Salisbury, Stephen, 1798-1884 1
- Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company 1 ∧ less