Records of the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering, 1904-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering
Title
Records of the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering
Dates
1904-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
24.71 cubic feet (29 boxes plus 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
UW Resource No. 00333
Summary
Annual reports, minutes, correspondence, search committee files, grant files, course files, publications, centennial materials, and other records of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Rudolph Ernst Heine was appointed as the university's first Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1901. The Electrical Engineering program was originally housed in Science Hall (later renamed Parrington Hall in 1931), which was completed in 1902. That same year, Stephen P. Rowell received the first B.S. in Electrical Engineering, making the Department of Electrical Engineering the second oldest degree program within the College of Engineering. The Department separated from the Physics Department in 1905 and Dr. Carl Magnusson was appointed its first Head.

In 1910 the Department moved to Old Engineering Hall (Machinery Hall), which was built in 1908 as the Machinery Pavilion for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The first M.S.E.E. was awarded in 1913 and students were first offered the choice between majoring in electric power or electronics in 1925. The development of hydroelectrical power and the aluminum and aircraft industries in Western Washington fostered enrollment growth and the construction of a new building for the Department in 1948. The first Ph.D. was awarded in 1958 to Dr. Akira Ishimaru, a Professor Emeritus in the Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Annual reports, minutes, correspondence, search committee files, grant files, course files, publications, centennial materials, and other records of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 71-005: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1905-1969Return to Top

0.54 cubic foot (under review)

Scope and Content: Annual Reports, 1940-1959; Doctorate, 1951-1954; Historical Data, 1905-1969; Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1935-1937.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from M. Elfreda Pond, March 19, 1971.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 71-008: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1904-1966Return to Top

0.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Scholarships, 1950-1964; minutes, 1953-1966; other papers, 1904-1959.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from M. Elfreda Poud, April 1, 1971.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 82-020: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1952-1966Return to Top

1.00 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Technical Reports, 1952-1966 (Incomplete).

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from University Imprints, February 1, 1982.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 91-194: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, circa 1955-1986Return to Top

5.00 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, accreditation files, reports, awards; circa 1955-1986.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from Valerie Higgins, July 25, 1991.

Accession No. 94-056: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1986Return to Top

0.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Applied Physics Laboratory Search Committee files; 1986.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from University Records Center, October 29, 1993.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-152: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1972-1973Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Annual report, 1972-1973.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from Publications Area, January, 1990.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-229: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1975-1987Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Faculty meeting minutes, reports and subject files; circa 1975-1987.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Received from Christine Charters, April 4, 1994.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-230: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1979-1989Return to Top

7.00 cubic feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content: Grant files and other record series; circa 1979-1989.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Christine Charters, April 4, 1994.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 96-164: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1981-1991Return to Top

2.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Biographical/Historical Note: The University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering Industrial Affiliates Program provides a high quality collaborative program with local, regional and national industry that mutually benefits the Department's academic program and industry's growth and development. The program is designed to foster a closer relationship between the department and industry using three primary vehicles; 1) industrial liaison, 2) joint research projects, and 3) graduate and continuing education for practicing engineers.

Scope and Content: Primarily correspondence documenting the interaction between corporate donors and the Industrial Affiliates Program of the Electrical Engineering Department; 1981-1991.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Diane Atkinson, June 21, 1996.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 03-039: University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Records, 1926-2003Return to Top

5.17 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, histories, instruction manuals, product catalogs, grant files, financial records, course files, lab notebooks, drawings, clippings, publications, work requests, subject series; 1911-2003.

Includes a number of glass lantern slides, prints, and negatives that document the history of the department, such as various exhibits at the Puyallup Fair, Electrical Engineering clubs and classes, and work with the Microsensor Lab.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Electrical Engineering, April 21, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Historical Features
Box Accession
1 03-039
Reports - EE History
1990
1 03-039
History of Electrical Engineering - UW
1997
1 03-039
History of Chemical Engineering
undated
1 03-039
Meter School
1985
1 03-039
[Engineering History] (5 folders)
1994
1 03-039
Department History
1969
1 03-039
Departmental Review Materials (CD-ROM)
2001
Grant Files
Box Accession
1 03-039
[Grant and Contract Data]
1994
Project and Lab Information
Box Accession
1 03-039
Homework and Project Data
1954-1959
1 03-039
Pacific Car and Foundry Data Sheet
1954-1955
1 03-039
Delta Altar
undated
1 03-039
Magnet Design
undated
1 03-039
Artificial Transmission Line
1916
1 03-039
Weston Engineering Notes
1947
1 03-039
Calibration Curves
undated
1 03-039
Sperring Wavemeter Curves
undated
1 03-039
Lab Equipment
1948-1957
1 03-039
Signal Generator
undated
1 03-039
External Tuning Cavity
undated
1 03-039
3CM Microwave System
1954
1 03-039
Induction Regulation
1923-1929
1 03-039
Circuit 300V
undated
Product Catalogs and Manuals
Meters
Box Accession
1 03-039
Mercury Arc Rectifiers
1949
1 03-039
Wattmeter Bridge
undated
1 03-039
Stop Watches
undated
1 03-039
Ground Testing
1930-1941
1 03-039
Frequency Meter
1939-1944
1 03-039
Recording Meter
undated
Motors
Box Accession
1 03-039
Flynn Weischel Motor
1924-1927
1 03-039
Selsyn Motors
1945-1946
1 03-039
Motors
1935-1958
Resistors, Ignitron, Solenoid, Cores...
Box Accession
1 03-039
Engraving Machine
1938-1954
1 03-039
Variac
1950-1955
1 03-039
Relays
1945
1 03-039
Cores Transformer
1952-1953
1 03-039
HA-1B Solenoid
1957
1 03-039
Ignitron
1946
1 03-039
Resistors
1929-1957
1 03-039
[Solenoid Report]
1941
1 03-039
Soleniods
1957
1 03-039
Lab Equipment Order w/ Blue Prints
1926-1948
Box Accession
2 03-039
Catalogues (9 boxes)
1911-1965
2 03-039
Manuals/Catalogues (3 boxes)
1927-1966
3 03-039
Maintenance Manuals
1928-1964
3 03-039
Manuals (3 boxes)
1923-1961
3 03-039
Electronic Lab Manual
undated
3 03-039
Huggins Lab Notebook Vol. 1
1955-1961
3 03-039
Huggins Lab Notebook Vol. 2
1958-1961
3 03-039
Huggins Laboratory Engineering Notes
1963-1964
Financial Records
Box Accession
3 03-039
Voucher, Check, and Deposit
1937-38
3 03-039
Purchase Order
1945-47
Clippings and Publications
Box Accession
3 03-039
EE News
1956-1967
3 03-039
"The Trend in Engineering"
1955-1957
3 03-039
Program Review
2001-2003
3 03-039
Electrical Engineering Building Fires – The Daily
1989
3 03-039
Research in EE
1989-93
3 03-039
Research in EE
1978-88
3 03-039
Research in EE - Input
1995
3 03-039
Research in EE - Covers
1995
3 03-039
Research in EE
1995-96
Work Requests
Box Accession
4 03-039
Incomplete Jobs
1956-1959
4 03-039
Completed Jobs
1956-1960
Project Notebooks
Box Accession
4 03-039
Traveling Wave Tube Notebook
1951
4 03-039
Study of Modulation
1957
4 03-039
10,000 Mc Equipment Microwave Laboratory
undated
4 03-039
Microwave Project
1950-1951
4 03-039
Traveling Wave Tube Project (2 notebooks)
1953
Reports
Box Accession
4 03-039
Report of Heater Test
1928-1930
4 03-039
Misc. Reports
1950-1959
4 03-039
EE/CSE Building Project - Progress Report: Jan.-Mar.
1997
4 03-039
EE/CSE Building Project - Progress Report: Apr.-Jun.
1997
4 03-039
EE/CSE Building Project - Progress Report: July-Dec.
1997
4 03-039
Capital Projects Office - Operations and Organization Assessment
1998
Correspondence
Box Accession
4 03-039
Correspondence to Prof. R. E. Lindbloom
1951-1960
4 03-039
Structural Investigation of Meany Hall
1957-1958
Course Files
Box Accession
4 03-039
Radio Technician Course
undated
Schematic Drawings
Box Accession
4 03-039
Lab Drawings, Tracings, Etc.
1911-1947
4 03-039
[Schematics]
1949-1954
Subject Series
Box Accession
4 03-039
New Power House for UW
1955-1956
4 03-039
Westing House Electric Corporation
1941-1947
4 03-039
Description of Parts for Motor Control Cubicle
1947
4 03-039
Engineering Problems
undated
4 03-039
Calculators, Slide Rules, Etc.
1958-1993
4 03-039
[Misc.] (6 boxes)
1924-1978
5 03-039
[Misc.] (6 boxes)
1924-1978
Photographs
Microsensor Lab
Box Accession
5 03-039
Les Atlas
undated
5 03-039
Sinclair Yee
undated
5 03-039
Professor John Sahr
undated
5 03-039
Leung Tsang
undated
5 03-039
Ed Stear, Randy Turpin, Peter Cheung - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Ed Stear and Randy Turpin - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Randy Turpin - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Unidentified Photographs of EE Dept.
undated
5 03-039
Students on Test Equipment Donated by Hewlett Packard
1995
5 03-039
Peter Cheung and Randy Turpin - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Visiting Chinese Researchers - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Ban Brown - Microsensor Lab
1985-1986
5 03-039
Jim Trevino - Microsensor Lab
1985-1986
5 03-039
Microsensor Lab
1986
5 03-039
Peter Cheung and Randy Turpin - Microsensor Lab
5 03-039
Relief Sculpture of Hands and Baby on EE Building Entrance
undated
5 03-039
General Prints on EE Design
undated
5 03-039
Jim Trevino and Dan Brown - Microsensor Lab
1985
5 03-039
Engineers at Work Billboard
undated
5 03-039
Byrd VLF Substalion After One Antarctic Winter
undated
Electric Engineer Clubs and Classes
Box Accession
5 03-039
Unidentified Prints of EE Class
undated
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members
1938-1939
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members
1939
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members - A
1940
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members - B
1940
5 03-039
UW AIEE Club
1942
5 03-039
UW AIEE Club
1943
5 03-039
UW Chapter AIEE on Alder Damn
1947
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1937
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1937
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1937
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1938
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1938
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1938
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1939
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1939
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1939
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1940
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1940
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1940
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 C - Winter Quarter
1940
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1941
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1941
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1941
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Spring Quarter
1942
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Summer/Fall Semester
1943
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Semester
1943-1944
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Semester
1943-1944
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Quarter
1943
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Quarter
1943
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Summer/Fall Semester
1944
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Winter Semester
1944-1945
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - March/June Semester
1945
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - July/October Semester
1943-1945
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Summer Quarter
1946
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 - Winter Quarter
1947
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Spring Quarter
1949
Puyallup Fair
Box Accession
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - Plans and Layout for EE Dept. Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Aeronautical Engineering Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Pharmacy Drugs and Mechanical Eng. Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Forestry Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Drama, School of Nursing, Physical Education, and Potter's Wheel Departments Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Mines Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Civil Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1936
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Forestry Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Mines Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Military Science Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Home Economics and Library Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Pharmacy Gardens Museum Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Forestry Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Home Economics Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. ROTC Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Pharmacy and Museum Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Assoc. of Women Students and Minerals Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1939
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1940
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Civil Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1940
Miscellaneous Photographs
Box Accession
5 03-039
[Photographs - Professors]
undated
5 03-039
Engineering Open House
1996
5 03-039
NYA (National Youth Administration) Projects EE Dept.
1935-1936
5 03-039
Department Photos
undated
5 03-039
Duplicate Photographs
undated
Negatives
Electric Engineer Clubs and Classes
Box Accession
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members
1938-1939
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members
1939
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members - A
1940
5 03-039
UW AIEE Members - B
1940
5 03-039
UW Chapter AIEE Members
1942
5 03-039
UW Chapter AIEE Members
1943
5 03-039
EE Design
undated
5 03-039
Proposed Electrical Engineering Building
undated
5 03-039
Chart of Years Bond is Held
undated
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 A - Winter Semester
1943-1944
5 03-039
UW EE Class 161 B - Winter Semester
1943-1944
5 03-039
Unidentified EE Class
undated
Microsensor Lab
Box Accession
5 03-039
WTC Microsensor Furnace with Jim Trevino
undated
Puyallup Fair
Box Accession
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Electrical Engineering Dept. Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Military Science Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Home Economics and Library Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Forestry Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. College of Mines Exhibit
1937
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Assoc. of Women Students and Minerals Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE Dept. Exhibit - Crowd
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE Dept. Light Beam Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE Dept. Exhibit - Television
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Forestry Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Home Economics Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Pharmacy and Museum Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. ROTC Exhibit
1938
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE Dept. Exhibit - Machine Display
1939
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE Dept. Exhibit - Crowd
1940
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. EE. Dept. Exhibit - Display
1940
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Civil Engineering Exhibit
1940
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. ROTC Exhibit
undated
5 03-039
Puyallup Fair - UW. Exhibit Negative
undated
NYA Built Equipment
Box Accession
5 03-039
Harold T. Smith Thesis
undated
Box Accession
5 03-039
Glass Lantern Slides
undated
Posters
box:oversize Accession
6 03-039
New EE/CSE Building
undated
6 03-039
New EE/CSE Building
undated

Accession No. 17-005: University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering records, 1988-2006Return to Top

1.32 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Faculty meeting notes, minutes, agendas, voting ballots, and resolutions; merit review evaluations; appointments of new faculty and personnel; curriculum review and requests for new courses; undergraduate and graduate admissions; departmental correspondence; Executive Committee notes and agendas; Electrical Engineering Building construction files; and printouts and CDs of files for banners used in the Electrical Engineering Centennial exhibit in April 2006, the official Centennial History of the Electrical Engineering Department, and photographs of students and faculty during the department's first 100 years.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use is unrestricted after access has been granted).

Acquisition Info: Angel Bailey and Richard Christie, 2006-07-10

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Electrical engineering--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Engineering--Scholarships, fellowships, etc.--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering. Industrial Affiliates Program
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Accreditation
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Archives
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Faculty
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Research grants
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Societies and clubs
  • University of Washington. Department of Electrical Engineering--Students
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Business correspondence
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Notebooks
  • Records (Documents)
  • Technical reports

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)