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John T. Parsons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-016
Abstract

John T. Parsons (1913-2007) was a manufacturer and inventor of numerical control, which is the application of computer technology to manufacturing processes. The John T. Papers include correspondence, memoranda, financial records, engineering drawings and specifications, files about civic affairs in Traverse City, Michigan, reading files and other materials.

Dates: ca. 1935-1991

Passenger Pigeon Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-082
Abstract

The collection consists of Virginia Tech librarian Ralph Brown's 1945 compilation of correspondence on passenger pigeons.

Dates: 1945

J. V. Paterson Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-119
Abstract

The J. V. Paterson Notebook contains a manuscript copy of "Specifications of a Steel Paddle Wheel Saloon River Steamer," with information on how to construct bulwarks, promenade decks, galleys, and a captain's bridge.

Dates: [1891?]

William MacFarland Patton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1954-001
Abstract

This collection contains papers of William MacFarland Patton, civil engineer and professor at Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). It includes a partial draft of Patton's book, A Practical Treatise on Foundations and draft of an unpublished textbook on civil engineering, together with patent documentation for two inventions.

Dates: 1893, 1896, n.d.

William Hewitt Phillips Papers

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Identifier: Ms-2005-019
Abstract

The collection includes the papers of William Hewitt Phillips, NACA and NASA Langley Research Center aerospace engineer (and chief of Flight Dynamics and Control Division from 1970 to 1979), including lecture notes, reports and memoranda tracing the development of Phillips' theories while at Langley, spanning from his work on World War II-era aircraft to the early U.S. space program and beyond, as well as his interest in model aircraft.

Dates: 1918 - 2008

Phycological Society of America Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1990-038
Abstract

The Phycological Society of America was established in 1946 by and for phycologists, or those who study algae. The records consist of presidents' files and correspondence, financial ledgers, membership lists, conference programs, meeting minutes, videotapes, and a complete run (1965-1990) of the Journal of Phycology. The collection includes notebooks (1874-1883) with sketches of algae by botanist Francis Wolle (1817-1893).

Dates: 1874-1883, 1946-1995

Dan H. Pletta Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-006
Abstract

The Dan H. Pletta Papers includes treatises, transcripts of talks and correspondence dealing with all aspects of the field of engineering, but especially with the role of education in producing a professional engineer, qualifications for practice, the public purpose of engineering, ethics, and whistleblowing. Pletta (1903-1996) was professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech (1932-1972) and department head from 1958-1970.

Dates: 1942 - 1996

Edward C. Polhamus Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-051
Abstract

Edward C. Polhamus (1923-2001) was an aeronautical engineer active in aerodynamics research related to the development of high-speed aircraft. The collection include reprints of articles and reports by Polhamus, correspondence, notebooks, photographs relating to his patents, and materials relating to his Wright Brothers lectureship.

Dates: 1962 - 1986

James Robbins Randolph Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1971-001
Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of engineer, mathematician and physicist James Robbins Randolph, including notes, calculations, correspondence and writings.

Dates: 1922 - 1969

Lingan S. Randolph Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1979-007
Abstract

The Lingan S. Randolph Papers includes papers with specifications for the details of labor and materials for the installation of a steam heating system at Sweet Briar Institute, Amherst, Virginia.

Dates: undated

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