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MS001: Robert D. Fellman collection on Charles Dickens

Identifier: MS001

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

Identifier: MS002

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

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...
Dates: 1852 - 1909

MS005: Albert Anderson Collection on Rockwell Kent

Identifier: MS005

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

MS006: Howard Emmons Collection

Identifier: MS06

Howard Emmons, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Harvard University for forty years, was a leader in fire research and fire safety science in the second half of the 20th Century. This collection includes his papers and reports, including reports of the Home Fire Project, and papers and reports by others in the fire safety science field.

Dates: 1931 - 1998

MS008: Woodbury and Company Collection

Identifier: MS008

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

MS011: Worcester Engineering Society

Identifier: MS011

The Worcester Engineering Society Collection covers the time period from 1927, when the WES began, to 1989, when it ended. A substantial part of the collection is information on candidates for the Admiral Ralph Earle Award. Much of the rest of the collection is comprised of financial records. There are alsonmany WES Bulletins (newsletters), as well as meeting minutes, news clippings, and other materials related to the history and operation of the WES.

Dates: 1927-1989

MS013: Jacob J. Hagopian Papers

Identifier: MS013
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily a record of Jacob Hagopian’s professional work at IBM from 1958 to 1984, but materials range from 1935 to 1998. There is also information from his jobs before IBM and some materials from his time at WPI, including his Master’s thesis. The largest part of the collection is Hagopian’s invention disclosures and related information, including many of his patents. There are two of his IBM notebooks, and other research materials and publications. He was involved in...
Dates: 1917-1998

MS014: Robert and Esther Goddard Collection

Identifier: MS14

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 Interactive Media Archive

Identifier: MS017
Dates: Publication: 1977 - 2008

MS018: Rick Goodman Collection

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

Identifier: MS020

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

Identifier: MS023
Dates: 1907 - 1969

MS024: Arthur C. Comins Collection of Gompei Kuwada Correspondence

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

MS026: Ichabod Washburn Papers

Identifier: MS026
Scope and Contents The bulk of the materials in this collection is bills, receipts, and accounting relating to the building of Washburn Shops, ranging from 1868 to 1873.. This includes a list of expenses over the years which totaled over $52,000. in 1872. Also included is a copy of the original 1865 subscription list for the “Scientific School in Worcester,” with Mr. Washburn’s offer to erect and equip a machine shop for the school. Mr. Washburn’s will is also part of the collection. These materials came...
Dates: 1814-2006

MS028: Zelotes Coombs papers

Identifier: MS028
Scope and Contents

All of the materials in this collection appear to be drafts and finished writing for his unpublished book The History of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Materials are not dated, but the history he describes generally ends by the late 1920s.

Dates: circa 1930

MS030: Leslie J. Hooper Papers

Identifier: MS030

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

Identifier: MS037
Dates: 1938 - 1982

MS039: Alan and Audrey Carlan Collection of Harold Osterberg Papers

Identifier: MS39
Scope and Contents

Almost the entire collection is comprised of class notes and a manuscript of Harold Osterberg, for courses Dr. Osterberg taught at American Optical Company in the 1950s. There are also a few pages of notes made by Alan Carlan. At the end of the collection are a copy of a letter from Audrey Carlan to the 2007 reunion chair, Mike Stephens, and photocopies of articles about the Carlans.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1954

MS040: Society of Professional Communicators Collection

Identifier: MS040
Scope and Contents These materials date from 1948 (photocopies of Norton Company’s newsletter) to 2006 at this time, but will be added to in the future. There are two items from 1956. Apart from these and the Norton Co. newsletters, dates of these materials range from 1978 to 2006. Most of the materials are from 1990 on, when the organization became the Society of Professional Communicators.In Box 1 (document case) are early brochures, newsletters beginning in 1988, the SPC Journal of 1991 and...
Dates: 1949

MS041: Alexander Wilmer Duff Collection

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

Identifier: MS043

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

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...
Dates: 1906 - 1978

MS046: Jeffrey Cote Worcester History Collection

Identifier: MS046
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of many Worcester documents from the 18th and 19th Centuries, as well as the 20th Century, including company records and an 1803 Almanac printed by Isaiah Thomas. It includes hundreds of Worcester postcards, some Worcester maps, and various historical objects.The collection spans the years from 1778 to 1998. The bulk of materials are from the 1800s and early 1900s. Most documents are in document cases. Large size portrait photographs,...
Dates: Other: 1778 - 1998

MS048: Bernard Brenner Collection

Identifier: MS048

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

Identifier: MS049

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

Identifier: MS051
Scope and Contents

Collection contains Howard Freeman's unpublished memoirs and objects he invented.

Dates: Existence: 1940-2015

MS054: David Lucht Papers

Identifier: MS54

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

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

MS060: James Forrest Howe Papers

Identifier: MS060
Scope and Contents

The James Forrest Howe papers consist of engineering reports from the American Steel and Wire Company, notebooks and papers from his undergraduate days at WPI and articles written by Howe about wire rope.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1908 - 1944