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Engineering Experiment Station Records, 1904-1989

By Finding aid prepared by Megan Guerre and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Engineering Experiment Station Records, 1904-1989

Predominant Dates: 1915-1970

ID: RG 100

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Engineering Experiment Station

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Engineering Experiment Station Records are arranged in 4 subgroups: Subgroup 1, General Subject File, 1914-1951; Subgroup 2, Samuel H. Graf Papers, 1904-1964; Subgroup 3, Technical Services Committee Records, 1965-1970; and Subgroup 4, Publications, 1927-1989. All of the subgroups are comprised of multiple series.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Engineering Experiment Station Records document engineering research conducted by faculty, staff, and students at Oregon State University. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the Papers of Samuel H. Graf. The Engineering Experiment Station was established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1927. Samuel H. Graf earned several engineering degrees from Oregon Agricultural College, joined the faculty in 1909, and served as director of engineering research (1928-1944) and director of the Engineering Experiment Station (1944-1954).

Scope and Content Notes

The Engineering Experiment Station Records document engineering research conducted by faculty, staff, and students at Oregon State University. The records include administrative records, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, reports, and research data. Most of the materials in the collection (all of Subgroups 1 and 2) are available only on microfilm. The paper records are comprised of Subgroups 3 and 4.

The General Subject File (SG 1) provides information about the establishment and history of the Engineering Experiment Station and documents engineering research at Oregon State prior to the establishment of the Engineering Experiment Station in 1927. This subgroup includes annual reports and budgets for the Experiment Engineering Department. The Samuel H. Graf Papers (SG 2) comprise the bulk of the collection. The Graf Papers include extensive correspondence files, research records, materials documenting Graf's work with the Pacific Coast Gas Association, and records of experiments conducted by students. Subgroup 2 also includes personal writings of Graf, including some materials he may have written as an Oregon Agricultural College student.

The Technical Services Committee Records (SG 3) were created and assembled by James G. Knudsen as chair of the Committee. These records include correspondence, proposals, and reports documenting the implementation of the Technical Services Act at Oregon State University. Several projects in the fishing and food processing industries were conducted under the Act.

The Publications (SG 4) include bulletins, circulars, lists of publications, and reprints prepared by Engineering faculty and administrators for the purpose of dessiminating research results and accomplishments at Oregon State. The publications include proceedings of the Northwest Road Building (later Roads and Streets) Conference; annual and biennial reports of research activities from the late 1950s through 1980s; reports and surveys on pollution in Oregon streams and the Willamette River in the 1920s through 1940s; and reports of studies on wood preservation and wood waste disposal. Annual progress reports by T.J. Starker on his study of fence post preservation at the Oregon State post farm are included. The publications are available in various formats -- online through ScholarsArchive@OSU as well as in paper and/or on microfilm.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Engineering Experiment Station was established by act of the Board of Regents of the College on May 4, 1927. The purpose of the Station was to serve the state of Oregon by stimulating engineering education through research; completing investigations for state industries, utilities, professional engineers, public departments, and engineering teachers; and publishing the results of these investigations.

Born at Portland, Oregon, in August 1887, Samuel H. Graf entered Oregon Agricultural College in 1903 to study engineering. He received five engineering degrees from the college - B.S., Electrical Engineering (1907); E.E., Electrical Engineering (1908); B.S., Mechanical Engineering (1908); M.E., Mechanical Engineering (1909); and M.S., Electrical Engineering (1909). Between 1909 and 1954 Graf held several faculty appointments in engineering at Oregon State. In 1909-1912 he was an instructor in mechanical engineering and from 1912 to 1920 he was the head of experimental engineering. He also served as head of the Department of Mechanics and Materials (1920-1934) and of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (1934-1954); director of engineering research (1928-1944); and director of the Engineering Experiment Station (1944-1954).

The focus of the 1965 Technical Services Act was to transfer new technology and science to the business and industrial sectors of the country with the aim to improve the growth and competitive position of each state's industrial community. The State Department of Planning and Development partnered with an advisory committee made up of representatives from the academic community in order to design a program at OSU that would satisfy the Act. The State Technical Services Program was terminated in 1970 when federal funding was discontinued. James G. Knudsen, Assistant Dean of Engineering, acted as the Chairman of the Technical Services Committee at Oregon State; Knudsen was the Assistant Dean of Engineering in charge of the Engineering Experiment Station in the 1960s.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box; 34 microfilm reels

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The bulk of the materials (Subgroups 1 and 2) were transferred to the University Archives in 1967 and were microfilmed by 1970. The Technical Services Committee Records (SG 3) were transferred to the University Archives in 1971. The publications that comprise Subgroup 4 were received by the University Archives from the 1960s through 2001. They were initially maintained as distinct Publication Groups, but were incorporated into the Engineering Experiment Station Records in 2013.

Related Materials: The College of Engineering Records (RG 062) document the administration of the College and the instructional, research, and professional activities of engineering faculty at Oregon State. The Samuel H. Graf Collection (MSS Graf) consists primarily of letters written by Graf to his family during his student years and early years on the Oregon Agricultural College faculty as well as other materials that were acquired separately from Graf's papers in the Engineering Experiment Station Records (RG 100). Additional information about S.H. Graf can be found in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC). The Special Collections & Archives Research Center also houses the Bioresource Engineering Department Records (RG 001), Chemical Engineering Department Records (RG 153), Mechanical Engineering Department Records (RG 213), Civil Engineering Department Records (RG 030), and the Electrical Engineering Department Records (RG 121).

Preferred Citation: Engineering Experiment Station Records (RG 100), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Oregon State University. Engineering Experiment Station
Graf, Samuel Herman (1887-)
Knudsen, James George (1920-)
Oregon State Agricultural College. Engineering Experiment Station
Oregon State College. Engineering Experiment Station
Oregon. Planning and Development Division
Starker, T. J. (Thurman James) (1890-1983)
United States. Office of State Technical Services

People, Places, and Topics

Engineering--Research--Oregon.
Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Engineering experiment stations--Oregon.
Engineering laboratories--Oregon--Corvallis.
Engineering schools--Oregon--Corvallis.
Engineering students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Fisheries--Oregon.
Highway research--Congresses.
History of Science
Mechanical engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Natural Resources
Oregon Agricultural College--Research.
Oregon State College--Research.
Oregon State University--Research.
Oregon State University. College of Engineering
Oregon State University. Engineering Experiment Station
Oregon State University. School of Engineering
Pacific Coast Gas Association
Roads--Design and construction--Congresses.
Technology--Oregon.
Testing laboratories--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Water--Pollution--Oregon.
Wood--Preservation--Research--Oregon.
Wood waste--Research--Oregon.


Box and Folder Listing

Subgroup 1: General Subject File, 1914-1951

Subgroup 1 has been divided into two series: I. Engineering Experiment Station, 1914-1951 and II. Annual Reports and Budgets, 1915-1930. Series 1 contains documents describing the history of the Experiment Station and papers associated with its projects. The historical materials include a paper written by Samuel Graf in 1926 concerning the possible establishment of an Experiment Station at the College and a 1942 radio discussion describing the Experiment Station. Also contained within this series are correspondence, reports, and data associated with Western Pine Association cooperative research on dry kiln fans; the project "Expanded Shale Aggregate in Structural Concrete," completed by D. D. Ritchie and S. H. Graf; and engineering lab experiments completed in the 1914-1915 school year.

Series 2 provides administrative information about the Departments of Experimental Engineering and Mechanics and Materials specifically pertaining to planning and activities. These materials include biographical and salary information for engineering professors as well as details about the classes they taught. The series also includes correspondence, budgets, and other materials related to the activities of and planning for the Experiment Station including room efficiency records, course planning materials, and drawings of the proposed location and floor plan of a new engineering building.

Series 1: Engineering Experiment Station, 1914-1951
Reel-Folder 1.1: Experiment Station Project #42: Western Pine Association cooperative research on dry kiln fans, 1937-1941
Reel-Folder 1.2: Experiment Station Project #30: "Expanded Shale Aggregate in Structural Concrete" by D. D. Ritchie and S. H. Graf., 1951
Reel-Folder 1.3: Radio discussion on Engineering Experiment Station, 1942
Reel-Folder 1.4: "Possibilities of an Engineering Experiment Station at OAC and a Plan for Its Organization" by S. H. Graf. Presented to President Kerr., 1926
Reel-Folder 1.5: 1914-1915 Engineering Lab Experiments
Series 2: Annual Reports and Budgets, 1915-1930
Reel 2
Subgroup 2: Samuel H. Graf Papers, 1904-1964

Materials in Subgroup 2 were created and assembled by Samuel H. Graf. They were arranged into four series prior to microfilming: I. Correspondence, Mechanical Engineering and Experiment Station (S. H. Graf), 1912-1953; II. Pacific Coast Gas Association, 1918-1929; III. Publications, Manuscripts and Speeches, 1904-1964; and IV. Experiments and Experimental Engineering Course, 1909-1956. These materials contain Graf's departmental, instructional, and personal correspondence from 1912, the year of his appointment to head of the Department of Experimental Engineering, until 1953, one year before his retirement. Materials also include manuscripts of speeches and radio talks and notebooks containing essays with various topics unrelated to science.

One of Graf's many appointments was Chairman of the Committee on Pipe Protection, a subcommittee within the Pacific Coast Gas Association. Subgroup 2 contains materials pertaining to research completed by the Pacific Coast Gas Association. It also contains reports, publications, and testing data for projects and research completed by the Experiment Station between 1904 and 1964. A portion of these research documents were produced by students participating in experimental engineering lab courses.

Series 1: Correspondence, Mechanical Engineering and Experiment Station (S. H. Graf), 1912-1953
Series 1 consists of departmental, instructional, and personal correspondence produced by Samuel. H. Graf in the course of his work for Oregon State. The correspondence is arranged by six-month periods, and within each period it is, in general, alphabetical by company or personal name. Topics addressed within the correspondence include inquiries by Graf for gifts of new equipment and engineering literature and publications for use in the Department; responses to technical questions concerning testing techniques; and the completion of commercial tests by Oregon Agricultural College-including accompanying reports and data. This series also contains reports of the activities of the Experiment Station as well as correspondence between Graf and past engineering students.
Reel 2: 1912 - June 1915
Reel 3: June 1915 - December 1916
Reel 5: June 1920 - June 1926
Reel 6: June 1926 - June 1929
Reel 7: June 1929 - December 1930
Reel 8: December 1930 - June 1934
Reel 9: June 1934 - December 1934
Reel 10: December 1934 - June 1936
Reel 11: June 1936 - December 1937
Reel 12: December 1937 - December 1938
Reel 13: December 1938 - December 1939
Reel 14: June 1940 - December 1940
Reel 15: January 1941 - June 1942
Reel 16: June 1942 - December 1943
Reel 17: December 1943 - June 1945
Reel 18: June 1945 - June 1946
Reel 19: June 1946 - June 1947
Reel 20: June 1947 - June 1948
Reel 21: June 1948 - February 1949
Reel 22: March 1949 - November 1949
Reel 23: January 1950 - June 1951
Reel 24: June 1951 - June 1952
Reel 25: June 1952 - June 1953
Reel 4: January 1917 - June 1920
Series 2: Pacific Coast Gas Association, 1918-1929
Series 2 consists of materials collected by Graf that document the work and activities of the Pacific Coast Gas Association. These materials include meeting notices, correspondence, publications, and research reports. Research topics included internal corrosion of gas mains, pipe protection, and oil processing. The series also contains materials related to an Oil Washing Plant. These include general log forms and data, correspondence, and lecture outlines. Additional correspondence and lecture material describe use of the chemical naphthalene as a pesticide. Of special note is a publication titled the "Gas Engineer's Handbook" which was produced by the Pacific Coast Gas Association. The series contains correspondence related to this publication as well as other booklets and pamphlets presenting the research findings of the Association. Samuel H. Graf was the chairman of the Committee on Pipe Protection, a subcommittee within the Pacific Coast Gas Association.
Reel 25-26
Series 3: Publications, Manuscripts and Speeches, 1904-1964
Series 3 consists of reports, notebooks, publications, radio transcripts, correspondence, and speeches related to the research and activities of the Experiment Station and Department of Engineering. Topics documented within this series are diverse and include English literature, engineering equipment and product analyses, and the demand for engineers during the 1950s. This series also contains two certificates received by Graf.
Reel-Folder 26.1: "The Slide Rule in Electrical Engineering.", 1909
Reel-Folder 26.2: Certificate - fraternal organization membership, 1921
In addition to the certificate, this folder also contains the publication "Report on Determination of Waste Treatment From Oil - Water Gas Generators at Gasco," 1921.
Reel-Folder 26.3: "Gas - The Rip Van Winkle of Industry." Speech.
Reel-Folder 26.4: "A Course in Mechanical Drawing for the O.A.C." Graf's master's thesis., 1909
Reel-Folder 26.5: "A Universal Strainometer of Simple Design.", 1915
Reel-Folder 26.6: Galvanized coatings of tower steel. Reports and correspondence., 1959
Reel-Folder 26.7: Galvanized coatings of tower steel continued., 1959
Reel-Folder 26.8: Dunlee Digest Volume 8, Issue numbers 3 and 4. Newsletter., 1964
Reel-Folder 26.9: "Stress Distribution in Test Specimens.", 1915
Reel-Folder 26.10: Analyses of Pacific Brass and Steel Foundry cast steel., 1917
Reel-Folder 26.11: "A Study of Grain Growth in Steel on Heating with Special Reference to Recent Rivet Failures.", 1918
Reel-Folder 26.12: "Studies in Metallography and Heat Treatment.", 1917
Reel-Folder 26.13: "The Recovery of Steel and Iron Scrap." Publication., 1919
Reel-Folder 26.14: "Conference of County Judges and Road Supervisors: Tests of Highway Materials."
Reel-Folder 26.15: "A Course on Highway Inspection Methods.", 1920
Reel-Folder 27.16: "Report on Rint Heater Investigation.", 1918
Reel-Folder 27.17: "Microscopic Study of a Rivet Failure."
Reel-Folder 27.18: "Combustion Study of Gas Installation at Royal Bakery.", 1918
Reel-Folder 27.19: "Metallography and Its Industrial Application."
Reel-Folder 27.20: "Highway Inspection Methods Taught at Oregon Institution." Printed in the publication Engineering News., 1920
Reel-Folder 27.21: "Automotive Steels and the Fundamentals of Their Heat Treatment.", 1930
Reel-Folder 27.22: Radio Committee correspondence and lecture planning, 1925, 1926
Includes transcriptions of radio talks, notably, "Engineering Research and Our Daily Lives," given by Graf in 1926.
Reel-Folder 27.23: "Doubt and Certainty.", circa 1950
This article describes the concerns associated with a shortage in engineers in the country at that time.
Reel-Folder 27.24: "Slide Rule in Electrical Engineering.", circa 1910
This paper appeared in the publication Northwest Journal of Engineering and is accompanied by a handwritten manuscript.
Reel-Folder 27.25: History of the United States, circa 1905
This paper describes events in US history occurring after its independence from Britain through December 1905. The document appears to have been written over a number of months or years.
Reel-Folder 27.26: Assorted essays
This folder contains 8 essays ranging in topic from "Child Psychology" to a paper titled "Personal Experience." An essay titled "Illusions" includes illustrations.
Reel-Folder 27.27: "Hydraulics - Fundamental Principles and Definitions."
Reel-Folder 27.28: The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel."
Reel-Folder 27.29: "What is Wealth?"
Reel-Folder 27.30: Research Reports, 1929-1931
This folder contains correspondence, testing data, and some images related to research reports as well as the reports themselves. These include "Study of Methods for Determining Moisture in Sand," "Comparison of Proposals by the Portland Gas and Coke Company and the Natural Gas Corporation of Oregon for Supplying Gas Service to the City of Corvallis," "Fifty Years of A.S.M.E.," "Welding from the Metallurgical Viewpoint," "Large Testing Machine Installed," "A Brief History of the Pulp and Paper Industry of the Pacific Coast" (by C. W. Morden), "Fuels," and "Department of Mechanics and Materials Courses and Laboratories."
Reel-Folder 27.31: "Metallography" correspondence and related materials, 1925
Reel-Folder 27.32: "Papers and Miscellaneous Test Reports.", 1917, 1928
Reel-Folder 27.33: "Papers and Miscellaneous Test Reports" continued.
Reel-Folder 27.34: "Carbon Monoxide and Oil Fumes.", 1931
Reel-Folder 27.35: "Welding from the Metallurgical Viewpoint.", 1931
Reel-Folder 27.36: "Depreciation of Gas Mains and Services through Corrosion.", 1931-1935
Reel-Folder 27.37: "Office Copy of Surveying Notes" handwritten booklet.
Reel-Folder 27.38: Certificate - National Bureau for the Advancement of Music. Awarded to Graf., 1930
Reel-Folder 27.39: "English Literature vol I." Notebook of analytical essays produced by Graf., circa 1907
Reel-Folder 27.41: "English Literature vol II." Notebook of analytical essays produced by Graf., 1907
Reel-Folder 27.42: "Machine Design: notes, compositions." Notebook.
Reel-Folder 27.43: "Conquered 50 Invincibles in Analytic Geometry." Notebook.
Reel-Folder 27.44: "Carbon Monoxide and Oil Fumes.", 1931
In addition to this paper, the folder contains other documents describing the effects of poisonous gases, specifically related to motors.
Reel-Folder 27.45: "Higher Education in Wartime Series." Manuscript for KOAC radio broadcast., 1942
Reel-Folder 27.46: "Licensing of Professional Engineers." Manuscript for KOAC radio broadcast., 1941
Reel-Folder 27.47: "America's Strategic Materials." Manuscript for KOAC radio broadcast., 1940
Reel-Folder 27.48: "Developments in the Production and Use of Engineering Materials." Manuscript for a radio lecture., 1928
Reel-Folder 27.49: "Industrially Significant Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Engineering Materials and Machine Parts.", 1939
Reel-Folder 27.50: "Graduate Study in Engineering." Transcript of a radio discussion., 1942
Reel-Folder 27.51: KOAC daily schedule
Reel-Folder 27.52: "Fundamentals Pertaining to Internal Combustion Engine Fuels.", 1940
Reel-Folder 27.53: "Discussion of Paper by Professor S. H. Graf on Internal Combustion Engine Fuels" by Ulric B. Brad., 1940
Reel-Folder 27.54: "Materials Used in Refrigeration.", 1937
Reel-Folder 27.55: "Engineering Research: The Foundation of Industrial Progress.", 1927
Reel-Folder 27.56: "Procedure for a Service Automotive Field Test.", 1938
Reel-Folder 27.57: "Does the Mechanical Engineering Curricula Adequately Serve Its Graduates and Employers?", 1950
Reel-Folder 27.58: "Modern Developments in the Field of Engineering Materials." Manuscript for a radio talk.
Reel-Folder 27.59: "Employment of Engineering Graduates.", 1939
Reel-Folder 27.60: "Engineering Experiment Station."
Reel-Folder 27.61: "The Best Preparedness." Editorial - Engineering in the Barometer., 1940
Reel-Folder 27.62: "Slide Rule Sag Calculation Method.", 1908, circa 1930
This folder also contains information on the organization of the Engineering Department, circa 1930.
Series 4: Experiments and Experimental Engineering Course, 1909-1956

Series 4 consists of laboratory notes, data, and logs for tests and experiments performed by engineering students during the 1909-1918 and 1922-1923 school years. These experiments occurred in the Cement, Highway, Structural Materials, and Hydraulics engineering labs and analyzed the efficiency, quality, viscosity, and/or impact resistance of various materials and machines. Experimental topics included steel, cement, and steam testing; density and viscosity assessment of oils; examination and calibration of gages; cross-bending testing in timber; compression testing; heating value and proximate analysis of coal; coefficient of friction assessment for lubricants; pressure testing; and engine comparison analyses.

Also included within this series are experimental engineering course listings, reports, and responses to reports.

Reel-Folder 27.1: 1909-1910 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 27.2-28.1: 1910-1911 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 28.2: 1911-1912 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 28.3: 1912-1913 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 28.4: 1913-1914 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 28.5: 1914-1915 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 29.1: 1915-1916 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 29.2-30.1: 1916-1917 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 30.2: 1917-1918 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 30.3: 1922-1923 Engineering Lab Experiments
Reel-Folder 30.4: Course Listings and Reports
Reel-Folder 31.1: Reports and comments on reports, 1929-1956
Subgroup 3: Technical Services Committee Records, 1965-1970
Subgroup 3 has been divided into six series: I. Technical Services Act, 1965; II. Committee Correspondence, 1965-1970; III. Proposals, 1965-1968; IV. Annual Reports, 1966-1968; V. Progress Report; 1969-1970, and VI. Department of Commerce Bulletins, 1966. The documents in this subgroup were produced or collected by the chairman of the Committee, J. G. Knudsen. They provide a summary of the Technical Services Act of 1965 and discussions of its implementation at Oregon State University. A large portion of the materials describe projects completed under the Act, mainly by the fishing and food processing industries. This subgroup also contains extensive documentation of the Technical Services Information Center Project.
Series 1: Technical Services Act, 1965
In addition to a summary of the State Technical Services Act of 1965, Series 1 contains memos, meeting minutes, reports, and handwritten notes documenting the activities of and future planning for the University's Technical Services Committee. This series also contains reports and correspondence concerning the proposal for and establishment of the Act.
Box-Folder 1.1
Series 2: Committee Correspondence, 1965-1970
Series 2 consists of reports, proposals, newspaper clippings and correspondence that describe the impact the Technical Services Act (TSA) would have on Oregon State University and the way in which it would be implemented. The correspondence is arranged, in general, in one year increments and was in large part sent between the State Department of Planning and Development and the OSU Technical Services Committee. Proposals in Series 2 contain estimates of the costs and benefits of the University's participation in the TSA and outline possible departmental goals and plans for future developments under the Act. Also contained within this series are signed agreements between the State Department of Commerce and OSU describing the University's participation in the TSA as well as documents related to planning for a Technical Services Information Center.
Box-Folder 1.2: December 1965 - June 1967
Box-Folder 1.3: July 1967 - June 1968
Box-Folder 1.4: July 1968 - March 1970
Series 3: Proposals, 1965-1968
Series 3 contains correspondence, reports, publications and proposals related to the State Technical Services (STS) program. Correspondence and reports relate to the status of Technical Services Act Projects, transfer of funds between departments, and proposals for funding submitted by these departments. The report Oregon State Technical Services Program, produced as three volumes in 1966 by the Department of Commerce, is included in Series 3. This series also contains a five-year plan for the University's participation in the STS program which describes the departments involved and proposed projects, including budgetary information.
Box-Folder 1.5
Series 4: Annual Reports, 1966-1968
Series 4 contains annual reports from 1966, 1967, and 1968 documenting the programs conducted under the State Technical Services Act in the State of Oregon. Report topics also include the discontinuation of the Technical Services Information Center Project in 1967 due to lack of funding and time and the status of projects conducted in the fishing and food processing industries.
Box-Folder 1.6
Series 5: Progress Report, 1969-1970
Series 5 contains a progress report of Technical Services Act Projects in the fishing and food processing industries for the fiscal year July 1968 - June 1969.
Box-Folder 1.7
Series 6: Department of Commerce Bulletins, 1966
Series 6 contains three bulletins offering guidelines and describing requirements for writing State Technical Services Project reports. The first bulletin is titled Guidelines for Preparing Special Merit Program Proposals and was produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1966. The second and third bulletins are respectively titled Data Requirements for Reporting on Programs Supported Under the State Technical Services Act of 1965 and Principles for Determining Direct and Indirect Costs Applicable to State Technical Services Program Grants Under Public Law 89-182.
Box-Folder 1.8
Subgroup 4: Publications, 1927-1989
Subgroup 4 consists of 4 series: I. Engineering Publications Lists, 1972-1980; II. Engineering Experiment Station Circulars, 1929-1989; III. Engineering Experiment Station Bulletins, 1929-1979; and IV. Engineering Experiment Station Reprints, 1927-1966. These publications were prepared by Engineering faculty and administrators to disseminate research and provide information about research accomplishments in engineering at Oregon State. Of special note are the proceedings of the Northwest Road Building (later Roads and Streets) Conference from 1953 to 1972; annual and biennial reports of research activities from the late 1950s through 1980s; reports and surveys on pollution in Oregon streams and the Willamette River in the 1920s through 1940s; annual progress reports of fence post preservation treatments conducted by T.J. Starker at the Oregon State post farm; and reports of studies on wood waste disposal. Many of the publications are available online in ScholarsArchive; some are available in paper form and a few only on microfilm.
Series 1: Engineering Publications Lists, 1972-1980
Series 1 consists of three lists of Engineering Experiment Station publications issued in 1972, 1974, and 1975 and a 1980 update. The lists provide the titles, authors, and dates for the Engineering Experiment Station Bulletins, Circulars, and Reprints. The 1980 update also indicates which publications are out-of-print. The materials in this series were previously designated as PUB 8-34b.
Box-Folder 1.9
Series 2: Engineering Experiment Station Circulars, 1929-1989
Series 2 consists of 62 publications prepared by Engineering faculty or administrators. The primary purpose of the circulars was to distribute compilations of useful data. Most (48) of the circulars are available online in ScholarsArchive@OSU via the links below. Five of the Circulars (nos. 47-58) are only available in paper form. Seven of the Circulars (nos. 1, 5, 7, 12-15, and 20 are only available on microfilm. All of the Circulars numbered 1-30 are available on microfilm reel 32. The circulars were previously designated on PUB 8-33a.
Item 1: A Discussion of the Properties and Economics of Fuels Used in Oregon, by C.E. Thomas and G.D. Keerins, 1929
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 2: Adjustment of Automotive Carburetors for Economy by S.H. Graf and G.W. Gleeson, 1930
Item 3: Elements of Refrigeration for Small Commercial Plants, by W.H. Martin, 1935
Item 4: Some Engineering Aspects of Locker and Home Cold-Storage Plants, by W.H. Martin, 1938
Item 5: Refrigeration Applications to Certain Oregon Industries, by W.H. Martin, 1940
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 6: Use of a Technical Library, by W.E. Jorgenson, 1942
Item 7: Saving Fuel in Oregon Homes, by E.C. Willey, 1942
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 8: Technical Approach to the Utilization of Wartime Motor Fuels, by W.H. Paul, 1944
Item 9: Electric and Other Types of House Heating Systems, by Louis Slegel, 1946
Item 10: Economics of Personal Airplane Operation, by W.J. Skinner, 1947
Item 11: Digest of Oregon Land Surveying Law, by C.A. Mockmore, M.P. Coopey, B.B. Irving, and E.A. Buckhorn, 1948
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.10.

Item 12: The Aluminum Industry of the Northwest, by J. Granville Jensen, 1950
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 13: Fuel Oil Requirements of Oregon and Southern Washington, by Chester K. Sterrett, 1950
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 14: Market for Glass Containers in Oregon and Southern Washington, by Chester K. Sterrett, 1951
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 15: Proceedings of the 1951 Oregon State Conference on Roads and Streets, 1951
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 16: Water Works Operators' Manual, by Warren C. Westgarth, 1953
Item 17: Proceedings of the 1953 Northwest Conference on Road Building, 1953
Item 18: Proceedings of the 1955 Northwest Conference on Road Building, 1955
Item 19: Review for Engineering Registration, 1. Fundamentals Section, by Leslie A. Clayton, 1955
Item 20: Digest of Oregon Land Surveying Laws, by Kenneth J. O'Connell, 1956
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 21: Review for Engineering Registration, 2. Civil Engineering, by Leslie A. Clayton and Marvin A. Ring, 1956
Item 22: Review for Engineering Registration, 3. Mechanical Engineering, by Charles O. Heath, Jr., 1957
Item 23: Research and Testing in the School of Engineering, 1957
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.10.

Item 24: Proceedings of the 1957 Northwest Conference on Road Building, 1957
Item 25: Proceedings of the 1959 Northwest Conference on Road Building, 1959
Item 26: Research Activities in the School of Engineering, by J.G. Knudsen, 1960
Item 27: Proceedings of the 1960 Northwest Highway Engineering Conference, 1960
Item 28a: Research Activities 1960-1961, 1961
Item 28b: Proceedings of the 1962 Northwest Roads and Street Conference, 1962
This publication is also available on microfilm reel 32.
Item 28c: Research Activities 1961-1962, 1962
Item 29: Proceedings of the Eleventh Pacific Northwest Industrial Waste Conference, 1963
Item 30: Proceedings of the 1964 Northwest Roads and Streets Conference, 1964
Item 31: Research Activities in the School of Engineering 1962-1964, by J.G. Knudsen, 1964
Item 32: Use of a Technical Library, by R.K. Waldron, 1964
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.10.

Item 33: Proceedings of the 1964 Surveying and Mapping Conference, 1965
Item 34: Wood Residue Incineration in Tepee Burners, by R.W. Boubel, 1965
Item 35: Research Activities in the School of Engineering 1964-1966, by J.G. Knudsen, 1966
Item 36: Industrial Engineering in Industry, by W.F. Engesser -- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering "Applied Industrial Engineering Seminars," IE 407, Fall Term 1966, 1967
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.10.

Item 37: Proceedings of the 1966 Northwest Roads and Street Conference, 1967
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.11.

Item 38: Proceedings of the 1968 Northwest Roads and Streets Conference, 1969
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.11.

Item 39: Graduate Education and Research in the School of Engineering, by J.G. Knudsen, 1970
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.11.

Item 40: Proceedings of the 1970 Northwest Roads and Streets Conference, 1970
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.12.

Item 41: Seminar Proceedings: Topics in Ocean Engineering, 1971
Item 42: Proceedings: 1971 Technical Conference on Estuaries of the Pacific Northwest, 1971
Item 43: Research Activities in the School of Engineering: July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971, by J.G. Knudsen, 1971
Item 45: Proceedings of the 1972 Northwest Roads and Streets Conference, 1973
Item 47: Profit by Cameras: Seafood Processing Time/Motion Studies for Design of Better Systems, 1973
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.12.

Item 48: Proceedings of the Citizens Forum on Transportation and the Energy Crisis, 1974
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.12.

Item 51: Proceedings of the 5th Technical Conference: Estuaries of the Pacific Northwest, 1976
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.13.

Item 52: Research Activities 1976-77, 1978
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.14.

Item 53: Research Activities 1977-78, 1979
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.14.

Item 54: Research Activities 1978-1979, 1979
Item 55: Research Activities 1979-1980, 1980
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.14.

Item 56: Research Activities 1980-1981, 1981
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.14.

Item 57: Research Activities Annual Report 1981-1982, circa 1982
Item 58: Research Activities Annual Report 1982-1983, circa 1983
Item 59: Research Activities Annual Report 1983-1984, circa 1984
Item 60: Research Activities Annual Report 1984-1985, circa 1985
Item 61: Research Activities Annual Report 1985-1986, circa 1986
Item 62: Research Activities Annual Report 1986-1987, circa 1987
Item 63: Research Activities Annual Report 1987-1988, circa 1988
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.14.

Item 64: Research Activities Annual Report 1988-1989, circa 1989
Series 3: Engineering Experiment Station Bulletins, 1929-1979
Series 3 consists of 61 publications written by Engineering faculty to disseminate the results of original investigations. Most (46) of the publications are available online in ScholarsArchive@OSU via the links below. Seven of the Bulletins (nos. 45, 47-50, and 54-55) are only available in paper form. Seven of the Bulletins (nos. 5, 7-8, 17, 23, 34, and 37) are only available on microfilm. All of Bulletins nos. 1-39 are available on microfilm reel 33. Bulletin no. 2 is available in both paper form and on microfilm. These items were previously designated on PUB 8-34a.
Item 1: Preliminary Report on the Control of Stream Pollution in Oregon, by C.V. Langton and H.S. Rogers, 1929
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 2: A Sanitary Survey of the Willamette Valley, by H.S. Rogers, C.A. Mockmore, and C.D. Adams, 1930
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 3: Properties of Cement-Sawdust Mortars, Plain and with Various Admixtures, by S.H. Graf and R.H. Johnson, 1930
Item 4: Interpretation of Exhaust Gas Analyses, by S.H. Graf, G.W. Gleeson, and W.H. Paul, 1934
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 5: Boiler-Water Troubles and Treatments with Special Reference to Problems in Western Oregon, by R.E. Summers, 1935
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 6: A Sanitary Survey of the Willamette River from Sellwood Bridge to the Columbia River, by G.W. Gleeson, 1936
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 7: Industrial and Domestic Wastes of the Willamette Valley, by G.W. Gleeson and F. Merryfield, 1936
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 8: An Investigation of Some Oregon Sands with a Statistical Study of the Predictive Values of Tests, by C.E. Thomas and S.H. Graf, 1937
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 9: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1938 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1938
Item 9A: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1939 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1940
Item 9B: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1940 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1940
Item 9C: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1941 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1941
Item 9D: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1942 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1942
Item 9E: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1943 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1944
Item 9F: Preservative Treatments of Fence Posts, by T.J. Starker - 1944 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1945
Item 9G: 1945 Progress Report on the Post Farm, 1946
Item 10: Precipitation-Static Radio Interference Phenomena Originating on Aircraft, by E.C. Starr, 1939
Item 11: Electric Fence Controllers with Special Reference to Equipment Developed for Measuring Their Characteristics, by F.A. Everest, 1939
Item 12: Mathematics of Alignment Chart Construction Without the Use of Determinants, by J.R. Griffith, 1939
Item 13: Oil-Tar Creosote for Wood Preservation, by Glenn Voorhies, 1940
Item 14: Optimum Power and Economy Air-Fuel Ratios for Liquefied Petroleum Gases, by W.H. Paul and M. Popovoch, 1941
Item 15: Rating and Care of Domestic Sawdust Burners, by E.C. Willey, 1941
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 16: Improvement of Reversible Dry Kiln Fans, by A.D. Hughes, 1941
Item 17: An Inventory of Sawmill Waste in Oregon, by Glenn Voorhies, 1942
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 18: Use of Fourier Series 1n the Solution of Beam Problems, by B.F. Ruffner, 1944
Item 19: 1945 Progress Report on Pollution of Oregon Streams, by Fred Merryfield and W.G. Wilmot, 1945
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 20: The Fishes of the Willamette River System in Relation to Pollution, by R.E. Dimick and Fred Merryfield, 1945
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 21: The Use of Fourier Series 1n the Solution of Beam-Column Problems, 1945
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.15.

Item 22: Industrial and City Wastes, by Fred Merryfield, W.B. Bollen, and F.C. Kachelhoffer, 1947
Item 23: Ten-Year Mortar Strength Tests of Some Oregon Sands, by C.E. Thomas and S.H. Graf, 1948
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 24: Space Heating by Electric Radiant Panels and by Reverse-Cycle, by Louis Slegel, 1948
Item 25: The Banki Water Turbine, by C.A. Mockmore and Fred Merryfield, 1949
Item 26: Ignition Temperatures of Various Papers, Woods, and Fabrics, by S.H. Graf, 1949
Item 27: Cylinder Head Temperatures in Four Airplanes with Continental A-65 Engines, by S.H. Lowy, 1949
Item 28: Dielectric Propoerties of Douglas Fir at High Frequencies, by J.J. Wittkopf and M.D. Macdonald, 1949
Item 29: Dielectric Properties of Ponderosa Pine at High Frequencies, by J.J. Wittkopf and M.D. Macdonald, 1949
Item 30: Expanded Shale Aggregate in Structural Concrete, by D.D. Ritchie and S.H. Graf, 1951
Item 31: Improvements in the Field Distillation of Peppermint Oil, by A.D. Hughes, 1952
Item 32: A Gage for the Measurement of Transient Hydraulic Pressures, by E.F. Rice, 1952
Item 33: Effect of Fuel Sulfur and Jacket Temperature on Piston Ring Wear as Determined by Radioactive Tracer, by M. Popovich and R.W. Peterson, 1953
Item 34: Pozzolanic Properties of Several Oregon Pumicites, by C.O. Heath and N.R. Brandenburg, 1953
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 35: Model Studies of Inlet Designs for Pipe Culverts on Steep Grades, by Malcolm H. Karr and Leslie A. Clayton, 1954
Item 36: A Study of Ductile Iron and its Response to Welding, by W.R. Rice and O.G. Paasche, 1955
Item 37: Evaluation of Typical Oregon Base-Course Materials by Triaxial Testing, by M.A. Ring, Jr., 1956
This publication is only available on microfilm reel 33.
Item 38: Bacterial Fermentation of Spent Sulfite Liquor for the Production of Protein Concentrate Animal Feed Supplement, by Herman R. Amberg, 1956
Item 39: Wood waste disposal and utilization, by R.W. Boubel, M. Northcraft, A. Van Vliet, and M. Popovich, 1958
Item 40: Tables of Similar Solutions to the Equations of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer in Laminar Boundary Layer Flow, by E. Elzy and R.M. Sisson, 1967
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.16.

Item 41: Engineering Calculations of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer Through Laminar Boundaries, by E. Elzy and G.A. Myers, 1968
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.16.

Item 42: Particulate Emissions from Sawmill Waste Burners, by R.W. Boubel, 1968
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.16.

Item 43: Pacific Saury (Cololabis Saira): A Review of Stocks, Harvesing Techniques, Processing Methods and Markets, by M.S. Inoue and S. Hughes, 1971
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.17.

Item 44: Stratified Reservoir Currents, by L.S. Slotta, E.H. Elsin, H.T. Mercier, and M.D. Terry, 1969
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.17.

Item 45: Tidal Study of Three Oregon Estuaries, by C.R. Goodwin, E.W. Emmett, and B. Glenne, 1970
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.17.

Item 47: Yet Another Report on Cylinder Drag or Wave Forces on Horizontal Submerged Cylinders, by Tokuo Yamamoto, John Nath,and Larry Slotta, 1973
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.17.

Item 48: A Systems Analysis of the Economic Utilization of War Water Discharge from Power Generating Stations, by L. Boersma, L.R. Davis, G.M. Reistad, J.C. Ringle, and W.E. Schmisseur, 1974
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.18.

Item 49: A Summary of Numerical Methods for Solving Transient Heat Conductino Problems, by Donald S. Trent and James R. Welty, 1974
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.18.

Item 50: Relevant Data Concerning Discharges of Domestic Wastes into Netarts Bay, Oregon, by Scott Boley and Larry Slotta, 1974
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.18.

Item 52: Monitoring Methods for Estuarine Benthic Systems, by Kenneth Williamson and David A. Bella, 1975
Item 53: Contemporary Technology and its Limitations, by David A. Bella, 1977
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.18.

Item 54: Simulating Oregon's Future Electrical Energy Demand, by W.D. Devine, Jr;, C.C. Calligan; and O.D. Osborne, 1977
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.19.

Item 55: An Evaluation of Uses for Low to Intermediate Temperature Geothermal Fluids in the Klamath Basin, Oregon, by Gordon M. Reistad, Wilson E. Schmisseur, J. Ralph Shay, and James B. Fitch, 1978
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.19.

Item 56: Converting Your Car to Run on Alcohol Fuels, by John G. Mingle, 1979
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.19.

Series 4: Engineering Experiment Station Reprints, 1927-1966
Series 4 consists of reprints of papers written by engineering faculty and published in professional journals and conference proceedings. The purpose of the Reprints Series was to give more general distribution to scientific papers or reports published elsewhere. The reprints include papers written by F.O. McMillan, R.E. Summers, G.W. Gleeson, B.F. Ruffner, O. Levenspiel, James G. Knudsen, and others. The individual reprints, including article title, author(s), date, and journal title are listed in the Engineering Publications Lists (Series 1 above). Most of the reprints are only available on microfilm (reel 32); one of the reprints (no. 12 - Water-Wise Refrigeration) is available in paper form in box 1. These items were previously designated as PUB 8-32a.
Item 12: Water-Wise Refrigeration, 1938
Alternate Format: Print copy available in Box 1.20.

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