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Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1901-1991

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kirsten, Frederick Kurt, b. 1885
Title
Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers
Dates
1901-1991 (inclusive)
1919-1951 (bulk)
Quantity
5.87 cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 OS flat file, 3 OS vertical files, 3 vertical files)
Collection Number
3378
Summary
Papers of inventor and electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born 1885, Germany, came to U.S. in 1903. Taught at UW, 1915-28, Electrical Engineering and 1928-51, Aeronautical Engineering. Inventions include cycloidal propeller for airplanes and marine vessels, and Kirsten pipe, 1936.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, drawings, speeches and writings, agreements, patents, reports, photographs

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Accession No. 3378-001: Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1948Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Two letters from Dr. Kirsten (Professor of Aeronautical Engineering). The first letter is a note of appreciation for the honor of having the wind tunnel named after him. The second letter is to Condon (probably Herbert) reminiscing about the past and his "tampering with the electrical circuits".

Accession No. 3378-002: Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1915-1951Return to Top

5.48 cubic feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, drawings, speeches and writings, agreements, patents, reports, photographs.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Dorothea Kirsten Hardisty, March 08, 1991.

Container(s) Description Dates
Biographical Features
Box/Folder
1/1
Copies of Items retained by Kirsten Hardisty
undated
1/2
Mark Levinson's Inventory
1989
1/3
Mark Levinson's Article on Kirsten
1991
1/4
Professional Record; Dedication of Kirsten Aeronautical Laboratory
1935, 1951; 1979
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/5
Anderton, Jack H
1919, 1922-1924, 1939-1946
1/6
Arnstein, Karl (Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation)
1938
1/7-11
Brazell, Nicholas J. (U.S. Navy. Ships Department)
1944-1952
1/12
Cornwath, James R.
1944, 1950
1/13
Cook and Robinson (Patent Attorneys)
1942
1/14
Chris-Craft Corporation
1936-1937
1/15-16
Crim, L.P. (Major U.S. War Department)
1934-1942
1/17
Doherty, R.E. (General Electric Company
1928
1/18-20
Gardner, Lester D. (Institute of Aeronautical Sciences)
1934-1951
1/21
Garder, Lester D. (Group Letters to the Friends of)
undated
1/22
Harter, Isaac
1942, 1943
1/23
Hastings Trading Company
1946, 1947
1/24
Heinz, Winfield B
1945, 1952
1/25
Howe, Ralph W
1942, 1946
1/26
Hutter, Lester
1939-1944
1/27
Kell, Walter M. (U.S. Navy)
1946
1/28
Kirsten, Agatha (wife)
1923
1/29
Kirsten, Wolfgang (nephew)
1946
1/30
Kirsten Pipe Company
1947
1/31
Klemin, Alexander
1927, 1928, 1931
1/32
Mallory, Earl
1925-1927, 1940
1/33
Mihailoff, Nick
1937, 1941
1/34
U.S. Navy Department (U.S. Navy Vessel LSM 458)
1945, 1946
1/35
Northwest Tugboat Company ( Tugboat "Mystic")
1928
1/36
Oil O Matic Heating Corporation (Bloomington , IL)
1929
1/37
Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1944-1950
1/38-40
Reynolds and Beach (Patent Attorneys)
1945-1952
1/41
Reynolds and Beach (Sent to Pacific Card and Foundary)
1944-1949
1/42
Ryan, John E
1942-1944, 1952
1/43
Schnieder, George F
1946-1947
1/44
Stone, Seymour
1944-1946
1/45
Sudekum, Albert
1924-1933
1/46
Voith-Schnieder Porpeller Company (J.M. Voith Company, K.J. Van Erp major correspondent)
1932-1941
1/47
Wheelock, C.D. (U.S. Navy)
1951
1/48-55
Miscellaneous
1909-1952
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder
1/56
Anderton, Jack H
1939-1942, 1946
1/57
Arnstein, Karl (Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation)
1929, 1937, 1938
1/58
Brazell, Nicholas J
1946-1948
1/59, 60
Crim L.P.
1934-1942, 1946
1/61
Doherty, R.E. (Gemeral Electric Company)
1928
1/62
Gardner, Lester
1934-1946
1/63
Harter, Isaac
1943
1/64
Hutter, Lester
1939-1943
1/65
Kirsten, Wolfgang, (nephew)
1946
1/66
Klemin, Alexander
1927, 1928, 1931
1/67
Mihailoff, Nick
1937, 1939
1/68
U.S. Navy Department (46 Foot Wooden Tug)
1944
1/69
Northwest Lumber Company (Tugboat "Mystic")
1928
1/70
Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1946-1950, undated
1/71
Ryan, John E
1941-1944
1/72
Sudekum, Albert
1924-1933
1/73
Voith-Schneider Propeller Company (J.M. Voith Company K.J. Van Erp major correspondent)
1932-1941
1/74
Wheelock, C.D.
1951, undated
1/7-78
Miscellaneous
1922-1952
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
1/79
"Curiosities"
1924-1942
1/80
Correspondence with Colleagues in Germany
1924-1940
1/81
Eugene Kirsten and Don Duncan Regarding Seattle Times Biographical Article
1971
1/82
Letters of Introduction
1923, 1936
1/83
National Association of Inventors
1926
1/84
Publicity
1935, 1940-1942
1/85-91, 2/3
Speaking Engagements
1925, 1930-1943
2/4
Studies Conducted for Others (Transmission Lines, Barrel Type Engines)
1922,1924, 1925
2/5, 6
Thank you Letters for Speakuing Engagements
1927-1947
2/7
Wind Tunnel Publicity
1937
Financial Records
Box/Folder
2/8
U.S. Treasury Department Correspondence, Receipts
1930, 1947
2/10
Salary Information
undated
Legal Information
Box/Folder
2/10
Passport
1924
2/11
Employment Contract (Agreement for Services-American Nitrogen Products Company)
1919
2/12
License for Wooden Hull Construction (New Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation)
1945
2/13
Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundary Company for Manufacture and Sales of Cycloidal Propulsion Propellers and Mechanisms) Second Supplemental
1944
2/13
Second Supplemental Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundry)
1945
2/13
Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundry)
1946
2/14
Agreement (Hastings Trading Company)
1944
2/15
Agreement (With John F Schneider Regarding Cyclodial Propeller)
1946
2/15
Agreement (with A.L. Morehouse Regarding Kirsten Pipe)
1938
2/16
License Agreement (with Francis J Dohrer Regarding Dust Machine)
1941
2/16
License Agreement (with R.M. Gates Regarding Dust Machine)
1941
2/17
License Agreement (With United Specialities Company)
1941
2/18
License Agreement (With George Gun Jr. Regarding Kirsten Pipe)
1938
2/18
Cancellation of License Agreement with George Gunn Jr.
1944
2/19
Assignment of Sales Rights of Kirsten Pipe and/or Cigarrete Holder from George Gunn Jr. to Kirsten Pipe Company
1938
2/20
Assignment to Kirsten from George F. Schneider Patent Rights for Propeller Thrust Coordinating Mechanism
1947
2/21
Assignment to Kirsten from Ellis C Hendrickson Patent Rights for Multiplex Bevel Gearing
1945
2/22
Cyclodial Propeller Control Mechanism Patent
1950
2/23
Ellis C. Hendrickson Assignor to Kirsten for Multiplex Bevel Gearing Patent
1949
2/24
British Patent for Multiplex Bevel Gearing Patent
1952
2/25
Cyclodial Aircraft Patent; Canadian Patent for Directly Heated Cathode Electrodes
1937, 1940
2/26
Stump Pulling Process Patent; Hull Construction Patent; Cigarette Holder Registration
1917, 1946, 1938
2/27
Patent Petitions for Kirsten Pipe
undated
2/28
Patent Petitions for Cigarette Holder
undated
Patent Applications
Box/Folder
2/29
Multiplex Bevel Gearing
undated
2/30
Art of Dust Control
undated
2/31
Power Transmitting Chain Links (with Sample Links)
2/32
Wooden Ship Hull
Patent Descriptions
Box/Folder
2/33
Amplified Blade Movement Drive, Pitch and Thrust Direction Control Mechanism
undated
Box/Folder
2/34
Parabolic Celing; Air Conditioned Bed
Patent Specifications
Box/Folder
2/35
Electric Switch, Toothed Gearing Improvements, Cycloidal Propeller, Marine Propulsion Improvement, Engine Driven Marine Vessel
undated
Speechs and Writings (by Kirsten)
Box/Folder
2/36
List of Lectures
1937-1941
2/37
Notes for Speeches
undated
2/38
Speaking Notices
1928-1947
2/39
Radio Talks
1935-1936
Speeches
Box/Folder
2/40
"The Ego in Science, Pedagogy and Engineering;" "Energy;" "Cyclodial Aircraft; "
1927, 1929, 1930
2/41
"The Technical Age;" "A New Deal in Aeronautics"
1930, 1933-1934
2/42
"The Nature of Scientific Knowledge from the Point of View of the Engineer"
1935
2/43
"The Future of Science;" "War from the Viewpoint of the Engineer;" "Our Air Defenses"
1939, 1940, 1941
2/44
Convocation Address to Eastern Washington College of Education; "The Building of the West; "The Function of the University in National Defense;"
1943, undated, 1947
2/45
"The Human Brain from a Pedagogical Standpoint"
undated
2/46
B.S.E.E. Thesis-" A Design of a Hydo Electric Power Plant for the Utilization of the Over Flow Water of Lake Washington and an Estimate of it Economic Value"
1909
2/47
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Paper Given at Stanford University-Characteristics of Cycloidal Aircraft, Their Performance and Stability in Flight
1928
2/48
Presentation and Discussion of ASME Paper in Detroit
1928
2/49
Paper-Cycloidal Aircraft
undated
2/50
Paper-Cycloidal Propulsion Applied to Aircraft
undated
Unfoldered Items
Box/Folder
2/50
UW Engineering Experiment Station-Bulletin #17-Transmission Line Design Part I, Mechanical Features
1923
2/50
UWEES Bulletin #32-Transmission Line Design, Part 2-Electrical Features, The Line of Maximum Economy
1925
2/50
UWEES Bulletin #44-The 500 Mile Transmission Line with Distributed Synchronous Condenser Capacity
1928
2/50
UWEES Bulletin #79-Cycloidal Propulsion in Air
1935
2/51
Final Draft-UWWEES Bulletin #32
1925
2/52
Rough Draft for UWES Bulletin #79
1935
2/53
Final Draft for UWEES Bulletin #79
1935
2/54
Edited Reprint of UWEES Bulletin #79
undated
2/55
Sequel and Supplement to UWEES Bulletin #79-Cycloidal Propulsion in Water Marine Developments
undated
2/56
Paper: The Fixed Pitch Cyclodial Marine Propeller, Pitch Ratio Pi, Stress Analysis of Blades
undated
2/57
Paper: Determination of the Maximum Blade Loading for Pi Pitch Ratio Cycloidal Propellers
undated
2/58
Paper: The Variable Pitch Cycloidal Marine Propeller, Pitch ration 0-0.8 Pi, Stress Analysis of Blades
undated
2/59
Manual for the Operation and Maintenance of the 1800 hp 7ft Orbit Diameter 120rpm Fixed Pi.
undated
2/60
Rough Draft: Cycloidal Propulsion in Marine Application
undated
2/61
Final Draft: Cycloidal Propulsion in Marine Application
1950
2/62
Discussion by Kirsten of Paper by E.F. Hewins-Vertical Axis Propeller Installation
undated
2/63
Reprinted Article from SAE Journal: A New Type of Propeller
1928
2/64
Paper: Design of Spiral Bevel Gear Train of Maximum Diametral Dimensions for Transmission of Maximum Power
undated
2/65
Paper: The Effectiveness of Aircraft in the Present European War
undated
2/66
Paper-Transmission Line Design
undated
2/67
Paper: The Hydro-Electric Power Plant 'Electron"
undated
Speeches and Writings (by Others)
Box/Folder
3/1
Vertical Propeller Installation on the Ferry "Northampton;" Relpies to Hewins Paper by Kirsten, N.J. Brazell, and Others
1950
3/2
Paper Number 5: "Controllable Pitch Propellers;" Commander Lewis A Rupp, U.S. Navy
1948
3/3
Discussion of Paper No. 5 by N.J. Brazell and Others
1950
3/4
U.W. Aeronautical Laboratory (UWAL) Report #174A-"We Must Produce this Super Plane Before Our Opponents" by Fred S Eastman et. al. with Letter to the Reader By Eastman, Addendum Entitled "Cycloidal Propulsion for Aircraft" by Kirsten; Instructions for Model Installation by UWAL
1942; 1940
3/5
UWAL Report #174A with Introductory Letter to Commander Walter S Diehl from Fred S Eastman
1942
3/6
UWAL Report #191A-Wind Tunnel Tests on on a High Pitch Cyclogyro by Fred S Eastman et. al.
1943
3/7
"New Theories in Cycloidal Propulsion" Herbert Boehmer
1933
3/8-9
UWAL Report #257- Wind Tunnel Test on Amplified High Pitched Cyclogyro by Ralph D Baxter
1946
3/10
"Tests of Six Symmetrical Airfoils in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel," Eastman N Jacobs
1931
3/11
"Further Tests of the Three Foot Hexagonal Wind Tunnel" Harold L Adams and Richard L Stith
"1930
3/12
"L'Eclairage par Luminescence," Andre Claude; "Perpetual Motioin and its Relation to Science," R.C. Davis; "Importance of Engineering Research to Education, "F. Burt Farqharson (also mention of Kirsten retirement in journal); "Steam Turbine Bucket Variations," C.F. Green
1939; undated; 1951; 1928
3/13
"Investigation of a New Internal Combustion Engine Cycle" Bert Vern Hoard
1925
3/14
"The Building Stones of Matter," P. Jordan;" Apparatus for Micro and Semimicrodetermination of Nitrogen According to Dumas," Wolfgang Kirsten
1937, undated
3/15
"A Study of the Flights of Seagulls, Robert C Miller," "Windmotor," W. Schmeidler; "Group Method of Harmonic Analysis Requiring Twenty-Four Ordinates and Givign Eleven Harmonics Both Odd and Even," H.V. Putman
1923, 1925, 1936, 1922
3/16
"Collecting Pacific Northwest Americana," Charles W Smith; "A Method of Estimating the Proportion of Red Light Emitted by a Source with Particular Reference to Gas Discharge Lamps " G.T. Winch; "The Turbine Designers Wind Tunnel," Lorign Wirt; "A Convertible Aircraft Carrier System," E Burke Wilford
1939; 1934, 1924, 1950
Report Files
Box/Folder
3/17
Reports to the U.S. Navy by N.J. Brazell Regarding Cycloidal and Screw Type Propellers
1944
3/18
Electrical Tests Performed for A Blanstein of Electro-Development Corporation of America
1945
New Releases
Box/Folder
3/19
U.W. News Service-Regarding Cycloidal Propulsion and Wind Tunnel
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder
3/20
Cycloidal Propulsion in Air: Drawings, Graphs, Calculations
undated
3/21
Photographs and Photostatic Reporductions:Cyclogyro Drawings, Propeller Blades, Tests
undated
3/22
Drawings, Graphs, Cyclogyro
undated
3/23
Negatives: Cyclogyro
undated
3/24
Photographs and Photostatic Reproductions: Gyrocopter Blades
undated
3/25
Photostatic Reproductions and Negatives-Cycloidally Propelled Dirigible
1933-1940
3/26
News Clippings
1933
3/27
Article-Time Magazine
1940
3/28
Cycloidal Propulsion in Water, Naval Test Results; Propeller Characteristic Graphs Computed by Fred Eastman; Propeller Element paths, Drawings, Grafts
1940, 1944
3/29
Notes, Calculations
undated
3/30
Calculations
undated
3/31
Inertial Calculations for Propeller Blades
undated
3/32
Blueprints: Propeller and Gearing by Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1947-1949
3/33
Photographs, Negatives Photostatic Reproductions: Early Test Engines, Blades and Gearing, Early Boat Test
1925, 1929
3/34
News Clippings (U.S. and German)
1933
3/35
Borchure-Pacific Car and Foundry Company; Article: Business Week; Articles: Shipyard Bulletin
undated, 1948, 1949
3/36
46 Foort Wooden tug: Hull Drag Computations
3/37
General Cycloidal Propulsion; Outline for Textbook; Miscellaneous Drawings, Calculations and Notes
undated
Naval Vessel LSM 458
Box/Folder
3/38-39
Report: Standardization Fuel Economy and Tactical Trials by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Scientific and Test Group
1946
3/40
Tests, Speed Calculations, Graphs, mostly by N.J. Brazell
1944-1946
3/41
Report: Cavitation Notes (with enclosures) by N.J. Brazell regarding propeller efficiencies of LSM 201 and LSM 458
1950
3/42
Drawings by Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1944
3/43
Photographs, Procedure for Application of Donation of a Navy Ship
1944
Naval Motor Torpedo Boat PT 8
Box/Folder
3/44
Report: Stress Analysis of Cycloidal Propeller Blade for 4ft. Orbit Diameter Pi Ptich Ratio Propeller by Kirsten; Application of Foregoing Analysis to the Blade Design of Pi Ptich Ratio Cycloidal Propeller of the Navy Motor Torpedo Boat PT 8 by Kirsten
undated
3/45
Report: Faired Curves and tabulated Data Giving the Results of the Ex PT Cycloidal Propeller trials by Jack Posner, Navy Department
1951
3/46
Report: PT8 Cycloidal Propeller Working Stress Analysis by C.A. Ryman; Design Graphics and Calculations by C.A. Ryman
1947
3/47
Report: Purchase Specifications Kirsten Pi Pitch and Controllable Pitch Cycloidal Propellers for Installation on PTS by Bureau of Ships, Navy Department; Drawings: Installation of Kirsten Propellers on a PT Boat
1946, undated
3/48
Test Agenda; for MTL 2336 (also fitted with Kirsten Propellers)
1948
3/49
Calculations and Graphs from Naval Tests; Tests Performed by Admiral Taylor; Other Drawings and Calculations
1945, 1950, 1923, undated
Voith-Schnieder Company
Box/Folder
3/50
Bulletin #1000 by Voith Schneider Company; Bulletin #1037 by Voith-Schneider Company
1935, 1942
3/51
"The Voith Schneider Drive," D.E. Goldsworthy and W.J.F. Clerc; "Voith Schneider System for Marine Propulsion," E.C. Goldsworthy; " "Cyclodial Propulsion, M.V. Lali, E.C. Goldsworthy; "A Novel Propeller for Motorvessels," unknown
1936, 1939, 1946, 1933
3/52
Report: Circulating Water Channel for Ship Model Tests by Hand F Mueller (with photographs); German Report for Voith Schneider Company by Hans F Mueller
1938
3/53
Naval Propeller Test Results for YMP-2 Mine Planter 1951
1951
3/54
German News Clipping and Articles
1930-1933
Cycloidal Windmill
Box/Folder
3/55
Notes and Calculations
undated
3/56
Graphs
undated
3/57
Drawings and Blueprints
undated
3/58
Photostatic Reproductions: New York City Wind Velocities
1942
3/59
News Clippings and Photostatic Reproductions of News Clippins
1927, 1943-1945
Aeuronautical Engineering Department
Box/Folder
4/1
Professional Records of Fred Eastman, Edmund Ryder, V.J. Martin, R.J. White; Course Descriptions
undated
Air Raid Siren
Box/Folder
4/2
Incoming Letters
1942
4/3
Outgoing Letters
1972
4/4
Drawings, Calcuations, News Clippings
undated
6/1
Photographs (some oversize)
undated
American Nitrogen Products Company
Box/Folder
4/5
Blueprints for Duriron Castings, Drawing
undated
Dust Machine
Box/Folder
4/6
General Correspondence
1941-1944
4/7
Outgoing Letters from David P. Eastman
1941
4/8
Report: Vortex Analysis by Kirsten with Discussion by David P Eastman
1942
4/9
Reports, Description
undated
4/10
Photographs, Drawings and Calculations
undated
4/11
New Clippings
undated
Hi Intensity Lighting
Box/Folder
4/12
Incoming Letters
1933-1941
4/13
Outgoing Letters
1931-1938
4/14
General Correspondence-Testimonials
1933, 1934, 1937
4/15
Report-Luminous Gasses for Domestic Illustration by Kirsten, Descriptions
undated
4/16
Photographs, Announcement
undated
4/17
News Clippings
undated
4/18
Kirsten Lighting Corporation: Meeting Notices, Financial Records
1937, 1940, 1934
Instructional Wind Tunnel (3 ft. Hexagonal Wind Tunnel)
Box/Folder
4/19
Drawings, Data, Graphs
undated
4/20
Photographs and Negatives
undated
Kirsten Wind Tunnel
Box/Folder
4/21
Reports and Reprinted Articles by Kirsten and Fred Eastman
undated
4/22
Drawings
undated
4/23
Photographs amd Negatives: Wind Tunnel Construction
1936
4/24
Photographs and Negatives: Wind Tunnel Tests
undated
4/25
News Clippings
1930-1937
4/26
Articles
1941-1988
4
Small Leather Notebook with data for Unknown Experiments
undated
Kirsten Pipe
Box/Folder
4/27
Sketches and Drawings by Kirsten Pipe Company
1938-1948
4/28
Incomplete Writing Regarding the Inventing of the Kirsten Pipe
undated
4/29
Photograph, Brochure, Mail Orderm News Clippings
undated
Mechanized Bed
Box/Folder
4/30-32
Incoming Letters
1940-1942
4/33-34
Outgoing Letters
1940-1942
4/35
Description, Drawings, Calculations, News Clippings
1940
Moth Trap
Box/Folder
4/36-39
Incoming Letters
1939-1941
4/40-41
Outgoing Letters
1939-1941
4/42
Reports, Drawings, Calculations
1941
4/43
News Clippings, Reprinted Articles
undated
Parabolic Pump
Box/Folder
4/44
General Correspondence-A.J. Giraldi
undated
4/45
Notes, Calculations, Drawings, Photographs
1936
Realschule Grossenhein
Box/Folder
4/46
50 Year Publication
undated
Transmission Line Design
Box/Folder
4/48
General Correspondence
1921-1925
4/49
Notes and Calculations
undated
4/50
Photostatic Reproductions and Transparencies-Floor Plans for Miscellaneous Power Stations
undated
4/51
Photographs and Negatives: Big Creek Development, Power Lines Near Bakersfield
undated
Photostatic Reproductions: Big Creek Development
Box/Folder
4/52
Power House #1
1912-1914
4/53
Power House #2
1912-1914
4/54-56
Eagle Rock Substation
1913
4/57
Bakersfield Switching Station; Big Creek Substation
1913
4/58
Blueprints: Big Creek Development, Power House #2 Bakersfield Switching Station, Iron Conduit Capacity Curves
1913, 1914
4/59
Photostatic Reporductions: White River Salmon Development
1912, 1913
4/60
Blueprints: White Salmon River Development
1912, 1913
Window Testing for M Reuter and Sons
Box/Folder
4/61
General Correspodence
undated
4/62
Reports, Bulletins, Photographs
1931, 1937, 1938
4/63
Photographs
1937, 1938
Photographs
Box/Folder
6/2
Oversize Photograph of Kirsten
undated
4/64
Personal
undated
4/65
Fred S Eastman, Major L.P. Crim.
undated
4/66
Bird Flight
undated
4/67
Dr. Frederich William Meisnest 80th Birthday Party
undated
4/68
Miscellaneous Technical Materials
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder
5/1
Inventions, Interviews, Topics of Interest
1927-1942, 1972
5/2
"Curiosities"
undated
5/3
Miscellaneous
1943-1971
5/4
Miscellaneous German
1906
Subgroups
Washington Industrial Development Committee
Box/Folder
5/6
Correspondence
1951
Kirsten and Associates
Box/Folder
5/7-8
General Correspondence
1946, 1947
5/9
U.S. Partnership Return
1951
Manufacturers Aircraft Association
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
5/10-16
Manufacturers Aircraft Association
1941-1945
5/17
Reynolds and Beach Patent Attorneys
1941-1943
5/18
Patent Arbitration Hearings: Agenda, Minutes, Hearing Notes, Award Decisions
1942-1944
5/19
Patent Arbitration Hearing 123-Boeing Aircraft Company: Agenda, Minutes, Hearing Notes,Award Decisions
1944
5/20
General Information for Patent Arbitration Hearings
undated
Kirsten: Boeing Engineering Company
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
5/21
Taylor, David W
1923, 1924
5/22
U.S. Coast Guard
1923-1926
5/23
Miscellaneous Businesses
1922, 1925, 1926
5/24
Incoming Letters to Kirsten Regarding Dissolution of the Company
1932, 1937, 1940, 1941
Outgoing Letters from Kirsten-Boeing Company
Box/Folder
5/25
Taylor, David W
1923, 1924
5/26
U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Navy
1924; 1923-1927
5/27
Miscellaneous
1922-1928
5/28
Outgoing Letters from Kirsten Regarding Dissolution of the Company
1937, 1940
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder
5/29
To Kirsten from William E Bowing
1923, 1927
5/30
To Kirsten from F.N. Claflin
1923
5/31
To Kirsten from G. Wright Arnold, E.B. Downing, L.R. McLeod and Others
1923-1935
5/32
From Kirsten to William E Boeing
1923-1931
5/33
From Kirsten to F.N. Claflin, L.R. McLeod and Others (including some to unknown recipients)
1923
5/34
Miscellaneous
1923
Financial Records
Box/Folder
5/35
Compnay Financial Statements
1924, 1927
Legal Files
Box/Folder
5/36
Agreement Between Kirsten and Boeing
1921, 1925
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Assignment-Boeing to Kirsten; Grants: Boeing to Kirsten, Memorandum Cocerning Company Recognition; Contract With Navy Department;
1925, 1926, 1928, 1926
Reports by Kirsten Bowing Company

Accession No. 3378-003: Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1909-1940Return to Top

0.12 cubic feet (2 oversize vertical files)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, photographs.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Dorothea M. Hardisty, October 10, 1991.

Accession No. 3378-004: Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1903-1945Return to Top

0.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Photographs.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Mark Levinson, August 20, 1992.

Accession No. 3378-005: Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1950Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Report, "The Cycloidal Propeller in Marine Application".

Acquisition Info: Donor: Charles Lord, September 21, 1994.