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Arthur L. Albert Photograph Collection, 1926-1954

Collection Overview

Title: Arthur L. Albert Photograph Collection, 1926-1954

ID: P 063

Primary Creator: Albert, Arthur Lemuel (1899-)

Extent: 0.0 . More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Arthur L. Albert Photograph Collection contains images documenting milestones in early- and mid-20th century telephone and television communications. The collection also contains a group portrait of the Oregon Agricultural College Engineering School faculty, circa 1926.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

Certain of the images held in this collection were compiled for use in one or more of Albert's texts.

Nitrate negatives accessioned with this collection are held in a separate location.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Arthur Lemuel Albert was born in 1899 in Forest Grove, Oregon. He attended Oregon Agricultural College, receiving bachelor's (1923) and master's (1926) degrees. His area of study was communications engineering and his master's thesis was titled "The Capacitance of High-Voltage Pin-Type Insulators."

In 1923, while a graduate student, Albert was hired by OAC to teach basic courses within the School of Engineering. Thus began a forty-one year tenure of service at Oregon State University that was interrupted only by a wartime stint with the U.S. Naval Radio Training School.

Albert's scholarly interests included transmission engineering, cable capacitance, circuits and the fundamental theory of electrical engineering. He also taught courses in communication engineering and radio, among other topics. He wrote at least eight books, including The Electrical Fundamentals of Communication (McGraw-Hill, 1942), Fundamentals of Telephony (McGraw-Hill, 1943) and Electrical Communication (Wiley, 1950) and was active with the Institute of Radio Engineers, among other professional groups. He retired from OSU in June 1964.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 folder containing 7 photographs

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Materials documenting a later era in electrical engineering at OSU can be found in the Electrical Engineering Department Records (RG 121).

Preferred Citation: Arthur L. Albert Photograph Collection (P 063), 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.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 30, 2015.


Albert, Arthur Lemuel (1899-)

People, Places, and Topics

Albert, Arthur Lemuel, 1899-
History of Science
University History

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