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Bill Crocker Papers, 1970-1975

Collection Overview

Title: Bill Crocker Papers, 1970-1975

ID: MSS Crocker

Primary Creator: Crocker, Bill

Extent: 3.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Crocker Papers consist of materials generated and collected by alumnus Bill Crocker that document his student experience, work as a process engineer for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, involvement in a summer project with CH2M Hill, Inc., and work as a graduate teaching assistant at Oregon State University.

Scope and Content Notes

Reflecting his undergraduate and graduate studies at OSU, handwritten class notes make up the bulk of the Bill Crocker Papers with civil engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, and mechanical engineering classes representing most of the coursework. Outside of the sciences, there are also notes from classes in music, political science, religion, and anthropology. The notes are contained in file folders and spiral bound notebooks organized by both course title and by academic year/term. Course outlines and exams are interspersed throughout the notes as are reference materials such as article reprints, publications, and book chapters.

Materials pertaining to Crocker's GTA position with the Chemical Engineering Department include class notes, seminar announcements, memoranda, staff/student directories, assignment exercises, and safety inspection reports. In addition to technical reports written by Crocker at Georgia-Pacific, other documentation related to Crocker's off-campus work includes memoranda, a handbook, notes, procedural guidelines, and article reprints.

Biographical / Historical Notes

William A. Crocker studied chemical engineering at OSU, earning a BS in 1973 and an MS in 1976. Specializing in the studies of mass transfer and wastewater sanitation engineering, Crocker went on to work for ATI Wah Chang in Albany as a development engineer in the Chemical Research and Development Department. He retired in 2013 after 37 years with the company, having held various positions including process engineer, area supervisor, product manager, and operations manager. Crocker was a licensed professional chemical, environmental, and manufacturing engineer with the State of Oregon.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 4 archives boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Materials related to CH2M Hill, Chemical Engineering, and the College of Engineering can be found in the CH2M Hill, Inc. Oral Histories (OH 019), the Chemical Engineering Department Records (RG 153), and the College of Engineering Records (RG 062).

Preferred Citation: Bill Crocker Papers (MSS Crocker), 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.


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