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Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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.
Overview 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.
Scope and Contents Collection contains Howard Freeman's unpublished memoirs and objects he invented.
Dates: Existence: 1940-2015
Overview 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
Collection — Box: 1
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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
Scope and Contents This collection of records documents the period of development, implementation and evaluation of the WPI Plan from 1969 to 1986. The collection primarily consists of published reports, proposals, white papers and grant applications. The original four reports of the Planning Committee document the conception and development of the plan. Various proposals and guidelines from the implementation phase are collected here. Extensive and subsequent evaluation reports, most funded by NEH grants, were...
Dates: 1969 - 1986
Overview Official publications of Worcester Polytechnic Institute schools, departments, and student organizations.
Dates: Publication: 1871 - 2019
Scope and Contents This collection contains records from 1924-1984. Included in the collection are written histories of the club; membership, officer and committee lists; meeting minutes; newsletters; photographs and news clippings. There are also financial records. There is a photo album of events which the Foreign Students Affairs Committee organized and hosted.
Dates: 1924 - 1984
Scope and Contents These materials document much of the history of the Washburn Shops, from its beginnings until the Shops closed in 1955. There are records of the Shop Committee from 1894-1914. There are financial reports from 1873-1937. Also included are Shop Catalogs, reports from shop superintendents and teachers, an early grade book, a scrapbook of ads, and photographs of products and work in the shops, as well as drawings of shop products. There are catalogs and brochures and two notebooks, at least one of...
Dates: 1870 - 1955
Scope and Contents This collections comprises four series: 1. Radio Club QSOs (Conversation Cards) arranged in three groups by date, country or state. 2. Contest log sheets 3. Adminstrative Files including meeting minutes, budgets inventories and membership lists arranged chronologically. 4. Log Books arranged chronologically.
Dates: 1923 - 1987
- WPI University Archives 12
- WPI Manuscript Collections 11
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute--Alumni and alumnae 5
- Technical education -- United States 3
- Educational change -- Massachusetts -- History -- 20th century 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
- Diaries 1
- Electrical engineering 1
- Holiday Films 1
- John Deere tractors 1
- Machinery industry 1
- Made-for-TV-movies 1
- Patents 1
- Rockets (Aeronautics) 1
- Space flight to the moon 1 ∧ less
- French 1
- German 1
- Italian 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2
- Boynton, John, 1791-1867 1
- Morgan, Charles H. (Charles Hill), 1831-1911 1
- Salisbury, Stephen, 1798-1884 1
- Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company 1