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E. Dale Trout Papers, 1939-1983View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1966-1976
The E. Dale Trout Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Trout and his colleague, John P. Kelley, regarding research on X-ray equipment, diagnostic radiology, and the administration of the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory at Oregon State University. Trout and Kelley were faculty in the OSU Department of General Science beginning in the 1960s.
ID: MSS Trout
Extent: 5.2 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: E. Dale Trout Papers (MSS Trout), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: All materials in the E. Dale Trout Papers were donated by Paul Farber.
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1965-1976 Add to Shelf

All chronological, alphabetical, and numerical arrangement and inventorying of Series I materials was completed by E. Dale Trout, John P. Kelley, or an unidentified third party before the materials were transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center.

Series I is comprised of correspondence to and from E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley. The majority of this correspondence pertains to the professional work of Trout including research and experimentation, professional engagement, and administration of the Radiation Science and Engineering Laboratory at Oregon State University.

Sub-Series 1: Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1966-1974 Add to Shelf
Subseries 1 consists of correspondence both written and received by E. Dale Trout between 1966 and 1974 and is arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by correspondent.
Box-Folder 1.1: Correspondence, 1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Correspondence, 1967 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Correspondence, 1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Correspondence, 1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: A-H, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: I-M, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: N-Z, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: A-F, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: G-P, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: R-Z, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: A-E, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: F-O, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: P-Z, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: A-C, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: D-J, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: K-R, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.1: S-Z, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.2: A-L, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.3: M-Q, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.4: R-Z, 1974 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 2: Outgoing Correspondence, 1970-1975 Add to Shelf
Subseries 2 is comprised of correspondence written by E. Dale Trout between 1970 and 1975. Each item of correspondence is labeled with a unique identifier and is referenced in the inventories created for years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1975.
Box-Folder 4.5: 1-241, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.1: 242-541, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.2: 1-309, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.3: 310-514, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.4: 1-242, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.5: 243-498, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.1: 1-190, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.2: 191-449, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.3: 1-230, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.4: 231-452, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.5: 1-322, 1975 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 3: Individual Correspondence, 1965-1976 Add to Shelf
Subseries 3 is comprised of correspondence to and from individuals specifically identified by E. Dale Trout including university colleagues, members of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, and his grant contract officer. All materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box-Folder 7.1: Bailey, John, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.2: Bales, Robert, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.3: Cole, William S., 1971-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.4: Contract Officer, 1970-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.5: Dhal, Arve, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.6: Elder, Robert L., 1960-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.7: Friend, Allison, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.8: Gorson, Robert O., 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.9: Lainhart, Williams S., 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.10: Morrison, Robert T., 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.11: Ney, W. Roger, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.12: Parker, Herb M., 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.13: Popovich, Phyllis, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.14: Properzio, William, 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.15: Purdy, Alan, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.16: Sperling, Samuel, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.17: Stickley, Elmer E., 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.18: Villiforth, John C., 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 4: John P. Kelley Outgoing Correspondence, 1970-1974 Add to Shelf
Subseries 4 is comprised entirely of correspondence written by John P. Kelley during his tenure as Assistant Director of the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory under Trout. All correspondence in Subseries 4 has been assigned a unique identifier, logged in an index made by John P. Kelley, and arranged chronologically by year.
Box-Folder 7.19: 1-126, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.20: 1-124, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.21: 1-163, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.1: 1-175, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.2: 1-145, 1974 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Radiology Research, Instruction, & Professional Engagement, 1964-1976 Add to Shelf
Series II consists of technical reports on diagnostic radiology instrumentation and techniques produced by E. Dale Trout through his research at the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory. The series also includes course manuals, teaching materials, and a student survey relating to General Science radiation dosimetry and x-ray courses developed and taught by Trout under contract from the FDA’s Bureau of Radiological Health. Additionally, Series II contains documents relating to Trout's professional association with the Northwest College and University Association for Science (NORCUS) and the Joint Center for Graduate Study, as well as reports presented to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement during Trout's tenure as vice president of the organization.
Box-Folder 8.3: Technical Reports, 1969-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.4: Technical Reports, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.5: Technical Reports, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.6: X-Ray Science Training Project Administrative Documents, 1964-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.1: Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560), 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.2: Course Manual for Radiological Physics (GS 561), 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.3: Course Manual for Techniques in Radiation Surveys (GS 562), 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.4: Draft of Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560): Chapters 2-4, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.1: Draft of Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560): Chapters 5-9, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.2: Course Manual for Machine Sources of X-Rays (GS 461), 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.3: Course Manual for X-Ray Measurements (GS 462), 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.4: Course Manual for X-Ray Applications (GS 463), 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.5: X-Ray Science Course Questionnaire and Replies, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.1: Assorted Instructional Materials, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.2: Policy and Procedure Information for X-Ray Science and Engineering Graduate Students, ca. 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.3: OSU X-Ray Science and Engineering Lab Equipment Service Contracts, 1966-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.4: Laboratory Space Allocation Plans, 1978-1982 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.5: Materials re: The Joint Center for Graduate Study, ca. 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.6: Materials re: The Northwest College and University Association for Science, ca. 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.7: "Image Information Content and Patent Exposure", 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.8: "Linearity vs. Non-Linearity of Dose Response for Radiation Carcinogenesis", 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.9: "Radiation Exposure of Hanford Workers Dying from Various Causes", 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.10: "Reducing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation -- Is it Really Necessary?", 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.11: "Essentials of Quality Control in Medical Roentgenology" and "Characteristics of Clinically Acceptable Roentgenograms for Coal-workers Pneumoconiosis", undated Add to Shelf
Series 3: Publications, 1949-1979 Add to Shelf
Series III contains publications written or coauthored by Trout relating to radiology practices and equipment, roentgenology, dosimetry, radiation protection, and recruitment and instruction in the radiology field. Publications include "Isodose Curves for Superficial Therapy," "Conventional Building Materials as Protective Barriers in Dental Roentgenographic Installations," and "A Radiation Instrument Calibration System," among others. All arrangement and numbering of these publications appears to have been completed by John P. Kelley and an inventory created for the contents of the first two folders. Series III also contains materials from seminars and lectures given by Trout at the OSU X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory, the American Public Health Association, the Institute for Radiologic Technologists, and the Health Physics Society between 1966 and 1976.
Box-Folder 12.1: Publications by E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley, 1952-1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.2: Publications by E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley, 1967-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.3: Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates, 1952-1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.4: Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates, 1967-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.5: Assorted Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates, 1949-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.6: Seminar on "Sensitometric Properties of X-Ray Films and Screens", 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.7: Seminar on "The Construction of a Densitometer and Its Use" Seminar on "The Characteristics of X-Ray Films and Intensifying Screens II", 1972, , 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 12.8: Seminar on "Characteristics of Single-Phase, Three Phase and Battery Powered Equipment", 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.1: Seminar on "Control of Radiographic Quality", 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.2: Lecture on "The Role of X-Ray Equipment and Recording Media in Reducing Patient Exposure", 1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.3: Lecture on "The Measurement of Radiographic Film Density and Its Applications", 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.4: Lecture on "The Facility Certification Program for Coal Miners Pneumoconiosis", 1976 Add to Shelf
Series 4: General Research Materials, 1954-1983 Add to Shelf
Series IV is comprised of professional literature including pamphlets, technical manuals, and instructional booklets relating to radiation physics, radiology, super voltage radiation, radiology equipment test methods and procedures, and radiation safety. These materials were published by academic, corporate, and government entities including the National Bureau of Standards, the International Commission on Radiological Protection, Machlett, Eastman Kodak, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. All materials were assembled by E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley. This series also contains bibliographic notecards describing publications in the fields of radiology and radiation physics. All literature is arranged chronologically and the bibliographic notecards are arranged alphabetically A-Q and S-Z.
Box-Folder 13.5: Professional Literature, 1954-1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.6: Professional Literature, 1968-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 13.7: Professional Literature, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.1: Professional Literature, 1980-1983 Add to Shelf
Box 15 Add to Shelf
Folder 1: Bibliographic Notecards: A-Br Add to Shelf
Box 16 Add to Shelf
Folder 1: Bibliographic Notecards: Bu-Coo Add to Shelf
Box 17 Add to Shelf
Folder 1: Bibliographic Notecards: Cu-N Add to Shelf
Box 18 Add to Shelf
Folder 1: Bibliographic Notecards: No Author-Str Add to Shelf
Box 19 Add to Shelf
Folder 1: Bibliographic Notecards: T-Z Add to Shelf
Series 5: Art Photographs, 1939 Add to Shelf
Series V is comprised of two photographic prints mounted on a folded board panel. Untitled with only Trout's signature and a date, the two images depict a bird hovering close to the water along a rocky shoreline and the smoke stacks of a ship in operation.
Box 20 Add to Shelf