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E. Dale Trout Papers, 1939-1983

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Trout, E. Dale (Edrie Dale), 1901-1977.
Title
E. Dale Trout Papers
Dates
1939-1983 (inclusive)
1966-1976 (bulk)
Quantity
5.2 cubic feet, including 2 photographs, (20 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MSS Trout
Summary
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.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edrie Dale Trout was Professor of Radiological Physics in the Oregon State University General Science Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1976. He was instrumental in the formation of the OSU Radiation Center and, in 1965, established the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory which he directed until his retirement. Trout earned his BS degree from Franklin College in 1922. Before coming to OSU, Trout worked for General Electric in research and development projects involving all areas of radiology. In addition to the many professional honors awarded Trout, including the receipt of an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater in 1952, he served as a leader in the radiology community, serving in such roles as President-Elect of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and Vice President of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Management, both positions he held until his death in 1977.

John Paul Kelley was Associate Professor of Radiological Physics in the OSU General Science Department from 1966 until 1982. Kelley graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in 1947. Shortly thereafter he began work at General Electric where he met E. Dale Trout. The pair worked closely together on radiation therapy and dental radiology research until Trout’s departure from the company in 1962. In 1966, Kelley was invited by Trout to join the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory as Assistant Director. There he and Trout worked together to develop radiology training courses and conduct radiation safety research, ultimately coauthoring more than fifty publications. Kelley was appointed the OSU Radiation Safety Officer in 1976, a position he held until his death in 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The E. Dale Trout Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by radiologist Edrie Dale Trout and his colleague, John P. Kelley. The Papers include professional correspondence, course materials, administrative documents, reports, reprints and monographs, seminar and lecture materials, and professional literature including extensive bibliographic data and collected publications. The majority of the Papers documents the work conducted by E. Dale Trout during his service as Director of the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory at OSU, a project conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Radiological Health, and includes course manuals for undergraduate and graduate radiology courses, lab equipment contracts, seminar reports, and informational materials for graduate students.

The Trout Papers also include publications authored by Trout and Kelley on radiology instrumentation, diagnostic radiology techniques and procedures, and radiation safety; documentation from his tenure as Vice President of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, his association with the Joint Center for Graduate Study, and the Northwest College and University Association for Science (NORCUS); collected professional literature including research publications, manuals, and industry publications. The Papers also contain prints of two photographs taken by Trout in 1939.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

E. Dale Trout Papers (MSS Trout), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1965-1976Return to Top

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence
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.
1966-1974
Box/Folder
1.1
Correspondence
1966
1.2
Correspondence
1967
1.3
Correspondence
1968
1.4
Correspondence
1969
1.5
A-H
1970
1.6
I-M
1970
1.7
N-Z
1970
2.1
A-F
1971
2.2
G-P
1971
2.3
R-Z
1971
2.4
A-E
1972
2.5
F-O
1972
3.1
P-Z
1972
3.2
A-C
1973
3.3
D-J
1973
3.4
K-R
1973
4.1
S-Z
1973
4.2
A-L
1974
4.3
M-Q
1974
4.4
R-Z
1974
Subseries 2: Outgoing Correspondence
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.
1970-1975
Box/Folder
4.5
1-241
1970
5.1
242-541
1970
5.2
1-309
1971
5.3
310-514
1971
5.4
1-242
1972
5.5
243-498
1972
6.1
1-190
1973
6.2
191-449
1973
6.3
1-230
1974
6.4
231-452
1974
6.5
1-322
1975
Subseries 3: Individual Correspondence
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.
1965-1976
Box/Folder
7.1
Bailey, John
1971
7.2
Bales, Robert
1971
7.3
Cole, William S.
1971-1976
7.4
Contract Officer
1970-1976
7.5
Dhal, Arve
1971
7.6
Elder, Robert L.
1960-1975
7.7
Friend, Allison
1971
7.8
Gorson, Robert O.
1971
7.9
Lainhart, Williams S.
1971
7.10
Morrison, Robert T.
1971
7.11
Ney, W. Roger
1974
7.12
Parker, Herb M.
1970-1971
7.13
Popovich, Phyllis
1974
7.14
Properzio, William
1970-1971
7.15
Purdy, Alan
1974
7.16
Sperling, Samuel
1971
7.17
Stickley, Elmer E.
1971
7.18
Villiforth, John C.
1970-1971
Subseries 4: John P. Kelley Outgoing Correspondence
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.
1970-1974
Box/Folder
7.19
1-126
1970
7.20
1-124
1971
7.21
1-163
1972
8.1
1-175
1973
8.2
1-145
1974

Series II:  Radiology Research, Instruction, & Professional Engagement, 1964-1976Return to Top

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8.3
Technical Reports
1969-1972
8.4
Technical Reports
1973
8.5
Technical Reports
1974
8.6
X-Ray Science Training Project Administrative Documents
1964-1976
9.1
Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560)
1970
9.2
Course Manual for Radiological Physics (GS 561)
1970
9.3
Course Manual for Techniques in Radiation Surveys (GS 562)
1970
9.4
Draft of Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560): Chapters 2-4
1970
10.1
Draft of Course Manual for Radiation Dosimetry (GS 560): Chapters 5-9
1970
10.2
Course Manual for Machine Sources of X-Rays (GS 461)
1973
10.3
Course Manual for X-Ray Measurements (GS 462)
1973
10.4
Course Manual for X-Ray Applications (GS 463)
1973
10.5
X-Ray Science Course Questionnaire and Replies
1976
11.1
Assorted Instructional Materials
1973
11.2
Policy and Procedure Information for X-Ray Science and Engineering Graduate Students
ca. 1973
11.3
OSU X-Ray Science and Engineering Lab Equipment Service Contracts
1966-1973
11.4
Laboratory Space Allocation Plans
1978-1982
11.5
Materials re: The Joint Center for Graduate Study
ca. 1972
11.6
Materials re: The Northwest College and University Association for Science
ca. 1972
11.7
"Image Information Content and Patent Exposure"
1975
11.8
"Linearity vs. Non-Linearity of Dose Response for Radiation Carcinogenesis"
1975
11.9
"Radiation Exposure of Hanford Workers Dying from Various Causes"
1975
11.10
"Reducing Patient Exposure to Ionizing Radiation -- Is it Really Necessary?"
1976
11.11
"Essentials of Quality Control in Medical Roentgenology" and "Characteristics of Clinically Acceptable Roentgenograms for Coal-workers Pneumoconiosis"
undated

Series III:  Publications, 1949-1979Return to Top

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12.1
Publications by E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley
1952-1965
12.2
Publications by E. Dale Trout and John P. Kelley
1967-1979
12.3
Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates
1952-1966
12.4
Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates
1967-1975
12.5
Assorted Publications by E. Dale Trout and Associates
1949-1973
12.6
Seminar on "Sensitometric Properties of X-Ray Films and Screens"
1971
12.7
Seminar on "The Construction of a Densitometer and Its Use"
1972
12.8
Seminar on "Characteristics of Single-Phase, Three Phase and Battery Powered Equipment"
1973
12.7
Seminar on "The Characteristics of X-Ray Films and Intensifying Screens II"
1974
13.1
Seminar on "Control of Radiographic Quality"
1975
13.2
Lecture on "The Role of X-Ray Equipment and Recording Media in Reducing Patient Exposure"
1966
13.3
Lecture on "The Measurement of Radiographic Film Density and Its Applications"
1971
13.4
Lecture on "The Facility Certification Program for Coal Miners Pneumoconiosis"
1976

Series IV:  General Research Materials, 1954-1983Return to Top

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13.5
Professional Literature
1954-1966
13.6
Professional Literature
1968-1976
13.7
Professional Literature
1978
14.1
Professional Literature
1980-1983
Box
15
Bibliographic Notecards: A-Br
16
Bibliographic Notecards: Bu-Coo
17
Bibliographic Notecards: Cu-N
18
Bibliographic Notecards: No Author-Str
19
Bibliographic Notecards: T-Z

Series V:  Art Photographs, 1939Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

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.