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Technical education -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

25th Anniversary Materials, 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA03.05.01
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This group of records contains materials related to the 25th anniversary of the Plan and projects implemented under the plan. The NEH grant proposal and reports generated by NSF grants have been removed and added to the UA31 - WPI Plan collection.

Dates: 1996

Academics, 1973 - 2012

 Series
Identifier: UA03.06
Scope and Contents

This group of records, RG 030_06, all deals with Academics, including the First Year Experience, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, the Interface Discipline Program, NASA's space suit glove competition, and WPI's Graduate Education.

Dates: Other: 1973 - 2012

Annual Catalog of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1888 - 2017

 Series
Identifier: UA50.02.03
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group:

Course catalogs were published annually with the exception of 1943-1947 when Registers were published. The Registers do not contain majors, courses or course descriptions. The 1943-1944 Registers include Naval Training Units and 1945-1946 contains the Navy V-12 Unit. Early catalogs up to the 1920s include alumni lists. Beginning in 1971, a separate Graduate Catalog was published, followed separate catalogs for Evening Programs and Summer Sessions.

Dates: Publication: 1888 - 2017

Annual Catalogue of the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science, 1870 - 1887

 Series
Identifier: UA50.02.02
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group:

Course catalogs were published annually with the exception of 1943-1947 when Registers were published. The Registers do not contain majors, courses or course descriptions. The 1943-1944 Registers include Naval Training Units and 1945-1946 contains the Navy V-12 Unit. Early catalogs up to the 1920s include alumni lists. Beginning in 1971, a separate Graduate Catalog was published, followed separate catalogs for Evening Programs and Summer Sessions.

Dates: Publication: 1870 - 1887

Circular of the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science, 1869

 Series
Identifier: UA50.02.01
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group:

Course catalogs were published annually with the exception of 1943-1947 when Registers were published. The Registers do not contain majors, courses or course descriptions. The 1943-1944 Registers include Naval Training Units and 1945-1946 contains the Navy V-12 Unit. Early catalogs up to the 1920s include alumni lists. Beginning in 1971, a separate Graduate Catalog was published, followed separate catalogs for Evening Programs and Summer Sessions.

Dates: Publication: 1869

Course Catalogs, 1869 - 2018

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA50.02
Scope and Contents

Course catalogs were published annually with the exception of 1943-1947 when Registers were published. The Registers do not contain majors, courses or course descriptions. The 1943-1944 Registers include Naval Training Units and 1945-1946 contains the Navy V-12 Unit. Early catalogs up to the 1920s include alumni lists. Beginning in 1971, a separate Graduate Catalog was published, followed separate catalogs for Evening Programs and Summer Sessions.

Dates: Publication: 1869 - 2018

Graduate Catalog, 1971 - 2009

 Series
Identifier: UA50.02.04
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group:

Course catalogs were published annually with the exception of 1943-1947 when Registers were published. The Registers do not contain majors, courses or course descriptions. The 1943-1944 Registers include Naval Training Units and 1945-1946 contains the Navy V-12 Unit. Early catalogs up to the 1920s include alumni lists. Beginning in 1971, a separate Graduate Catalog was published, followed separate catalogs for Evening Programs and Summer Sessions.

Dates: Publication: 1971 - 2009

Interim President John Lott Brown records, 1994 - 1995

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.14
Scope and Contents These records are from Brown’s term as Interim President of WPI. They are divided into 5 separate series:Series I – Personal File. (1 half-document case) This series contains a single folder which holds papers that are from Brown’s term as Interim President of WPI but which are mostly concerned with non-WPI subjects. These papers include a chapter that Brown was writing for a collection of biographies of prominent figures in the history of psychology. The chapter was on the...
Dates: 1994 - 1995

Interim President Levi Conant, 1911 - 1913

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.18
Dates: Majority of material found within 1911 - 1913

Letterpress Copybook #1, 1901-09-16 - 1904-06-18

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: A17903388227]
Identifier: UA02.04.01.01
Scope and Contents

263 pages with full index. All letters appear to be signed by President Edmund Engler. Subjects include Mountain Day announcements, registration lists, faculty approval of student promotions and exam schedules.

Dates: 1901-09-16 - 1904-06-18

President Alvin E. Cormeny records, bulk: 1954 - 1955

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.08
Scope and Contents

Records generated in the course of the administration and leadership of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, by President Alvin E. Cormeny. Material includes correspondence, biographical notes, newspaper clippings, press releases, and drafts of newspaper articles. Most material is from 1953-1954, the dates of Alvin E. Cormeny’s Presidency of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. There are also several obituaries from 1973.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1954 - 1955

President Arthur B. Bronwell records, bulk: 1954 - 1962

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.09
Scope and Contents

The Arthur B. Bronwell records are arranged alphabetically by topic. Subjects include his inauguration, the dissolution of Washburn Labs and the Conference on Research Goals.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1954 - 1962

President Charles O. Thompson records, 1866 - 1882

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.01
Scope and Contents The papers of Charles O. Thompson comprise his correspondence, manuscripts, research, and occupational records as the first president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1868 to 1882, then known as Worcester Tech, or the Worcester Free Institute.The first three boxes of this collection contain Thompson's original, handwritten and bound letters. These volumes should be handled with care due their age and condition. WPI Archivists transcribed the original letters, which are...
Dates: 1866 - 1882

President Dennis D. Berkey, 2004 - 2013

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.16
Scope and Contents This sub-group contains the records of the Dennis D. Berkey administration. Records particularly show an emphasis on new programs such as bioengineering, life sciences and robotics, new buildings such as the Athletic Center and new initiatives such as Gateway Park. There is also a particular emphasis on Berkey's involvement in state and federal government advocacy, local, state and national professional organizations. This collection consists of the following series:...
Dates: 2004 - 2013

President Edmund T. Cranch records, bulk: 1978 - 1985

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.12
Abstract

These are the papers of Edmund T. Cranch, the twelfth President of WPI, who served as President from the fall of 1978 through the summer of 1985. They include correspondence and memos, newspaper clippings, biographical information, records of committees, records of special events, and reports.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1978 - 1985

President Homer T. Fuller records, bulk: 1883 - 1889

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.02
Scope and Contents The papers of President Homer T. Fuller comprise of his correspondence, report and addresses as the second Principal of Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science and first President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.The majority of correspondences found in the collection deal with students’ progress, admittance into programs, supplies for the institution, facility management, and advertising. The collection begins in Box 03 of President Charles O. Thompson’s Papers...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1883 - 1889

President Ira N. Hollis records, bulk: 1913 - 1925

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.05
Dates: Majority of material found within 1913 - 1925

President Jon C. Strauss, bulk: 1985 - 1994

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.13
Abstract

These are the papers of Jon C. Strauss, the thirteenth president of WPI, who served as president from the summer of 1985 through the fall of 1994. They include extensive correspondence and memos, copies of departmental records, budget and financial records, meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees, and records related to every aspect of the business of the President and the President’s office.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1985 - 1994

President Ralph Earle records, bulk: 1925 - 1939

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.06
Scope and Contents Records from Ralph Earle's term as President of WPI, 1925-1939, are divided into two series:Series I - Subject Files Working and correspondence files of Ralph Earle’s administration are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within each topic. Subjects include Alden Laboratory, Athletics, Sanford Riley Hall, Earle Bridge, Alumni Reunions, Trustee correspondence, Gompei Kuwanda honorary degree, Fuller Lectures, Yankee Ingenuity Scholarship, management of the Washburn Shops...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1925 - 1939

President Wat Tyler Cluverius records, bulk: 1939 - 1953

 Sub-Group
Identifier: UA02.07
Scope and Contents This collection contains records from Wat Tyler Cluverius's term of office as president of WPI.Series I contains Inauguration materials including sample programs from other universities, invitations and responses to invitations from various groups, as well as his inaugural address, correspondence regarding the inauguration, and biographies of Wat Tyler Cluverius.Series II contains correspondence and miscellaneous records, including news clippings, the navy tribute,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1939 - 1953

UA04: President's Planning Group

 Collection
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

UA15: Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA15
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,...
Dates: 1865 - 1892

UA67: Washburn Shops

 Collection
Identifier: UA67
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...
Dates: 1870 - 1955