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Robert Rankin Papers, 1935-1974

Collection Overview

Title: Robert Rankin Papers, 1935-1974

ID: MSS Rankin

Primary Creator: Rankin, Robert

Extent: 1.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Robert Rankin Papers consist of materials that document Rankin's years as an Oregon State College student and his career as an engineer and engineering consultant.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes documentation relating to Rankin's work as a student at OSC, as a professional engineer and as an engineering consultant. It include correspondence, drawings and maps, newspaper clippings, notes, publications, studies and textbooks. There are also materials pertaining to rates charged by Pacific Power and Light to Corvallis customers, which Rankin actively contested as being too high. The textbooks were written by OSC Physics and Engineering Department faculty.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Graduating from Oregon State with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1950, Robert Rankin worked as a consultant on a number of projects in Washington state and Alaska in addition to a job with the engineering firm CH2M-Hill in Corvallis. Rankin also worked as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at OSU for two terms in the 1956-1957 school year.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 cubic foot box and 1 legal size document box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Robert Rankin Papers (MSS Rankin), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Rankin, Robert

People, Places, and Topics

History of Science
Rankin, Robert
University History

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