Frederick Kurt Kirsten papers, 1901-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kirsten, Frederick Kurt, 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".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Biographical Features
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 3378-002
Copies of Items retained by Kirsten Hardisty
undated
1/2 3378-002
Mark Levinson's Inventory
1989
1/3 3378-002
Mark Levinson's Article on Kirsten
1991
1/4 3378-002
Professional Record; Dedication of Kirsten Aeronautical Laboratory
1935, 1951; 1979
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/5 3378-002
Anderton, Jack H
1919, 1922-1924, 1939-1946
1/6 3378-002
Arnstein, Karl (Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation)
1938
1/7-11 3378-002
Brazell, Nicholas J. (U.S. Navy. Ships Department)
1944-1952
1/12 3378-002
Cornwath, James R.
1944, 1950
1/13 3378-002
Cook and Robinson (Patent Attorneys)
1942
1/14 3378-002
Chris-Craft Corporation
1936-1937
1/15-16 3378-002
Crim, L.P. (Major U.S. War Department)
1934-1942
1/17 3378-002
Doherty, R.E. (General Electric Company
1928
1/18-20 3378-002
Gardner, Lester D. (Institute of Aeronautical Sciences)
1934-1951
1/21 3378-002
Garder, Lester D. (Group Letters to the Friends of)
undated
1/22 3378-002
Harter, Isaac
1942, 1943
1/23 3378-002
Hastings Trading Company
1946, 1947
1/24 3378-002
Heinz, Winfield B
1945, 1952
1/25 3378-002
Howe, Ralph W
1942, 1946
1/26 3378-002
Hutter, Lester
1939-1944
1/27 3378-002
Kell, Walter M. (U.S. Navy)
1946
1/28 3378-002
Kirsten, Agatha (wife)
1923
1/29 3378-002
Kirsten, Wolfgang (nephew)
1946
1/30 3378-002
Kirsten Pipe Company
1947
1/31 3378-002
Klemin, Alexander
1927, 1928, 1931
1/32 3378-002
Mallory, Earl
1925-1927, 1940
1/33 3378-002
Mihailoff, Nick
1937, 1941
1/34 3378-002
U.S. Navy Department (U.S. Navy Vessel LSM 458)
1945, 1946
1/35 3378-002
Northwest Tugboat Company ( Tugboat "Mystic")
1928
1/36 3378-002
Oil O Matic Heating Corporation (Bloomington , IL)
1929
1/37 3378-002
Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1944-1950
1/38-40 3378-002
Reynolds and Beach (Patent Attorneys)
1945-1952
1/41 3378-002
Reynolds and Beach (Sent to Pacific Card and Foundary)
1944-1949
1/42 3378-002
Ryan, John E
1942-1944, 1952
1/43 3378-002
Schnieder, George F
1946-1947
1/44 3378-002
Stone, Seymour
1944-1946
1/45 3378-002
Sudekum, Albert
1924-1933
1/46 3378-002
Voith-Schnieder Porpeller Company (J.M. Voith Company, K.J. Van Erp major correspondent)
1932-1941
1/47 3378-002
Wheelock, C.D. (U.S. Navy)
1951
1/48-55 3378-002
Miscellaneous
1909-1952
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/56 3378-002
Anderton, Jack H
1939-1942, 1946
1/57 3378-002
Arnstein, Karl (Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation)
1929, 1937, 1938
1/58 3378-002
Brazell, Nicholas J
1946-1948
1/59, 60 3378-002
Crim L.P.
1934-1942, 1946
1/61 3378-002
Doherty, R.E. (Gemeral Electric Company)
1928
1/62 3378-002
Gardner, Lester
1934-1946
1/63 3378-002
Harter, Isaac
1943
1/64 3378-002
Hutter, Lester
1939-1943
1/65 3378-002
Kirsten, Wolfgang, (nephew)
1946
1/66 3378-002
Klemin, Alexander
1927, 1928, 1931
1/67 3378-002
Mihailoff, Nick
1937, 1939
1/68 3378-002
U.S. Navy Department (46 Foot Wooden Tug)
1944
1/69 3378-002
Northwest Lumber Company (Tugboat "Mystic")
1928
1/70 3378-002
Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1946-1950, undated
1/71 3378-002
Ryan, John E
1941-1944
1/72 3378-002
Sudekum, Albert
1924-1933
1/73 3378-002
Voith-Schneider Propeller Company (J.M. Voith Company K.J. Van Erp major correspondent)
1932-1941
1/74 3378-002
Wheelock, C.D.
1951, undated
1/7-78 3378-002
Miscellaneous
1922-1952
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/79 3378-002
"Curiosities"
1924-1942
1/80 3378-002
Correspondence with Colleagues in Germany
1924-1940
1/81 3378-002
Eugene Kirsten and Don Duncan Regarding Seattle Times Biographical Article
1971
1/82 3378-002
Letters of Introduction
1923, 1936
1/83 3378-002
National Association of Inventors
1926
1/84 3378-002
Publicity
1935, 1940-1942
1/85-91, 2/3 3378-002
Speaking Engagements
1925, 1930-1943
2/4 3378-002
Studies Conducted for Others (Transmission Lines, Barrel Type Engines)
1922,1924, 1925
2/5, 6 3378-002
Thank you Letters for Speakuing Engagements
1927-1947
2/7 3378-002
Wind Tunnel Publicity
1937
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
2/8 3378-002
U.S. Treasury Department Correspondence, Receipts
1930, 1947
2/10 3378-002
Salary Information
undated
Legal Information
Box/Folder Accession
2/10 3378-002
Passport
1924
2/11 3378-002
Employment Contract (Agreement for Services-American Nitrogen Products Company)
1919
2/12 3378-002
License for Wooden Hull Construction (New Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation)
1945
2/13 3378-002
Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundary Company for Manufacture and Sales of Cycloidal Propulsion Propellers and Mechanisms) Second Supplemental
1944
2/13 3378-002
Second Supplemental Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundry)
1945
2/13 3378-002
Agreement (Pacific Car and Foundry)
1946
2/14 3378-002
Agreement (Hastings Trading Company)
1944
2/15 3378-002
Agreement (With John F Schneider Regarding Cyclodial Propeller)
1946
2/15 3378-002
Agreement (with A.L. Morehouse Regarding Kirsten Pipe)
1938
2/16 3378-002
License Agreement (with Francis J Dohrer Regarding Dust Machine)
1941
2/16 3378-002
License Agreement (with R.M. Gates Regarding Dust Machine)
1941
2/17 3378-002
License Agreement (With United Specialities Company)
1941
2/18 3378-002
License Agreement (With George Gun Jr. Regarding Kirsten Pipe)
1938
2/18 3378-002
Cancellation of License Agreement with George Gunn Jr.
1944
2/19 3378-002
Assignment of Sales Rights of Kirsten Pipe and/or Cigarrete Holder from George Gunn Jr. to Kirsten Pipe Company
1938
2/20 3378-002
Assignment to Kirsten from George F. Schneider Patent Rights for Propeller Thrust Coordinating Mechanism
1947
2/21 3378-002
Assignment to Kirsten from Ellis C Hendrickson Patent Rights for Multiplex Bevel Gearing
1945
2/22 3378-002
Cyclodial Propeller Control Mechanism Patent
1950
2/23 3378-002
Ellis C. Hendrickson Assignor to Kirsten for Multiplex Bevel Gearing Patent
1949
2/24 3378-002
British Patent for Multiplex Bevel Gearing Patent
1952
2/25 3378-002
Cyclodial Aircraft Patent; Canadian Patent for Directly Heated Cathode Electrodes
1937, 1940
2/26 3378-002
Stump Pulling Process Patent; Hull Construction Patent; Cigarette Holder Registration
1917, 1946, 1938
2/27 3378-002
Patent Petitions for Kirsten Pipe
undated
2/28 3378-002
Patent Petitions for Cigarette Holder
undated
Patent Applications
Box/Folder Accession
2/29 3378-002
Multiplex Bevel Gearing
undated
2/30 3378-002
Art of Dust Control
undated
2/31 3378-002
Power Transmitting Chain Links (with Sample Links)
2/32 3378-002
Wooden Ship Hull
Patent Descriptions
Box/Folder Accession
2/33 3378-002
Amplified Blade Movement Drive, Pitch and Thrust Direction Control Mechanism
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/34 3378-002
Parabolic Celing; Air Conditioned Bed
Patent Specifications
Box/Folder Accession
2/35 3378-002
Electric Switch, Toothed Gearing Improvements, Cycloidal Propeller, Marine Propulsion Improvement, Engine Driven Marine Vessel
undated
Speechs and Writings (by Kirsten)
Box/Folder Accession
2/36 3378-002
List of Lectures
1937-1941
2/37 3378-002
Notes for Speeches
undated
2/38 3378-002
Speaking Notices
1928-1947
2/39 3378-002
Radio Talks
1935-1936
Speeches
Box/Folder Accession
2/40 3378-002
"The Ego in Science, Pedagogy and Engineering;" "Energy;" "Cyclodial Aircraft; "
1927, 1929, 1930
2/41 3378-002
"The Technical Age;" "A New Deal in Aeronautics"
1930, 1933-1934
2/42 3378-002
"The Nature of Scientific Knowledge from the Point of View of the Engineer"
1935
2/43 3378-002
"The Future of Science;" "War from the Viewpoint of the Engineer;" "Our Air Defenses"
1939, 1940, 1941
2/44 3378-002
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 3378-002
"The Human Brain from a Pedagogical Standpoint"
undated
2/46 3378-002
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 3378-002
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Paper Given at Stanford University-Characteristics of Cycloidal Aircraft, Their Performance and Stability in Flight
1928
2/48 3378-002
Presentation and Discussion of ASME Paper in Detroit
1928
2/49 3378-002
Paper-Cycloidal Aircraft
undated
2/50 3378-002
Paper-Cycloidal Propulsion Applied to Aircraft
undated
Unfoldered Items
Box/Folder Accession
2/50 3378-002
UW Engineering Experiment Station-Bulletin #17-Transmission Line Design Part I, Mechanical Features
1923
2/50 3378-002
UWEES Bulletin #32-Transmission Line Design, Part 2-Electrical Features, The Line of Maximum Economy
1925
2/50 3378-002
UWEES Bulletin #44-The 500 Mile Transmission Line with Distributed Synchronous Condenser Capacity
1928
2/50 3378-002
UWEES Bulletin #79-Cycloidal Propulsion in Air
1935
2/51 3378-002
Final Draft-UWWEES Bulletin #32
1925
2/52 3378-002
Rough Draft for UWES Bulletin #79
1935
2/53 3378-002
Final Draft for UWEES Bulletin #79
1935
2/54 3378-002
Edited Reprint of UWEES Bulletin #79
undated
2/55 3378-002
Sequel and Supplement to UWEES Bulletin #79-Cycloidal Propulsion in Water Marine Developments
undated
2/56 3378-002
Paper: The Fixed Pitch Cyclodial Marine Propeller, Pitch Ratio Pi, Stress Analysis of Blades
undated
2/57 3378-002
Paper: Determination of the Maximum Blade Loading for Pi Pitch Ratio Cycloidal Propellers
undated
2/58 3378-002
Paper: The Variable Pitch Cycloidal Marine Propeller, Pitch ration 0-0.8 Pi, Stress Analysis of Blades
undated
2/59 3378-002
Manual for the Operation and Maintenance of the 1800 hp 7ft Orbit Diameter 120rpm Fixed Pi.
undated
2/60 3378-002
Rough Draft: Cycloidal Propulsion in Marine Application
undated
2/61 3378-002
Final Draft: Cycloidal Propulsion in Marine Application
1950
2/62 3378-002
Discussion by Kirsten of Paper by E.F. Hewins-Vertical Axis Propeller Installation
undated
2/63 3378-002
Reprinted Article from SAE Journal: A New Type of Propeller
1928
2/64 3378-002
Paper: Design of Spiral Bevel Gear Train of Maximum Diametral Dimensions for Transmission of Maximum Power
undated
2/65 3378-002
Paper: The Effectiveness of Aircraft in the Present European War
undated
2/66 3378-002
Paper-Transmission Line Design
undated
2/67 3378-002
Paper: The Hydro-Electric Power Plant 'Electron"
undated
Speeches and Writings (by Others)
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 3378-002
Vertical Propeller Installation on the Ferry "Northampton;" Relpies to Hewins Paper by Kirsten, N.J. Brazell, and Others
1950
3/2 3378-002
Paper Number 5: "Controllable Pitch Propellers;" Commander Lewis A Rupp, U.S. Navy
1948
3/3 3378-002
Discussion of Paper No. 5 by N.J. Brazell and Others
1950
3/4 3378-002
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 3378-002
UWAL Report #174A with Introductory Letter to Commander Walter S Diehl from Fred S Eastman
1942
3/6 3378-002
UWAL Report #191A-Wind Tunnel Tests on on a High Pitch Cyclogyro by Fred S Eastman et. al.
1943
3/7 3378-002
"New Theories in Cycloidal Propulsion" Herbert Boehmer
1933
3/8-9 3378-002
UWAL Report #257- Wind Tunnel Test on Amplified High Pitched Cyclogyro by Ralph D Baxter
1946
3/10 3378-002
"Tests of Six Symmetrical Airfoils in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel," Eastman N Jacobs
1931
3/11 3378-002
"Further Tests of the Three Foot Hexagonal Wind Tunnel" Harold L Adams and Richard L Stith
"1930
3/12 3378-002
"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 3378-002
"Investigation of a New Internal Combustion Engine Cycle" Bert Vern Hoard
1925
3/14 3378-002
"The Building Stones of Matter," P. Jordan;" Apparatus for Micro and Semimicrodetermination of Nitrogen According to Dumas," Wolfgang Kirsten
1937, undated
3/15 3378-002
"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 3378-002
"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 Accession
3/17 3378-002
Reports to the U.S. Navy by N.J. Brazell Regarding Cycloidal and Screw Type Propellers
1944
3/18 3378-002
Electrical Tests Performed for A Blanstein of Electro-Development Corporation of America
1945
New Releases
Box/Folder Accession
3/19 3378-002
U.W. News Service-Regarding Cycloidal Propulsion and Wind Tunnel
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
3/20 3378-002
Cycloidal Propulsion in Air: Drawings, Graphs, Calculations
undated
3/21 3378-002
Photographs and Photostatic Reporductions:Cyclogyro Drawings, Propeller Blades, Tests
undated
3/22 3378-002
Drawings, Graphs, Cyclogyro
undated
3/23 3378-002
Negatives: Cyclogyro
undated
3/24 3378-002
Photographs and Photostatic Reproductions: Gyrocopter Blades
undated
3/25 3378-002
Photostatic Reproductions and Negatives-Cycloidally Propelled Dirigible
1933-1940
3/26 3378-002
News Clippings
1933
3/27 3378-002
Article-Time Magazine
1940
3/28 3378-002
Cycloidal Propulsion in Water, Naval Test Results; Propeller Characteristic Graphs Computed by Fred Eastman; Propeller Element paths, Drawings, Grafts
1940, 1944
3/29 3378-002
Notes, Calculations
undated
3/30 3378-002
Calculations
undated
3/31 3378-002
Inertial Calculations for Propeller Blades
undated
3/32 3378-002
Blueprints: Propeller and Gearing by Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1947-1949
3/33 3378-002
Photographs, Negatives Photostatic Reproductions: Early Test Engines, Blades and Gearing, Early Boat Test
1925, 1929
3/34 3378-002
News Clippings (U.S. and German)
1933
3/35 3378-002
Borchure-Pacific Car and Foundry Company; Article: Business Week; Articles: Shipyard Bulletin
undated, 1948, 1949
3/36 3378-002
46 Foort Wooden tug: Hull Drag Computations
3/37 3378-002
General Cycloidal Propulsion; Outline for Textbook; Miscellaneous Drawings, Calculations and Notes
undated
Naval Vessel LSM 458
Box/Folder Accession
3/38-39 3378-002
Report: Standardization Fuel Economy and Tactical Trials by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Scientific and Test Group
1946
3/40 3378-002
Tests, Speed Calculations, Graphs, mostly by N.J. Brazell
1944-1946
3/41 3378-002
Report: Cavitation Notes (with enclosures) by N.J. Brazell regarding propeller efficiencies of LSM 201 and LSM 458
1950
3/42 3378-002
Drawings by Pacific Car and Foundry Company
1944
3/43 3378-002
Photographs, Procedure for Application of Donation of a Navy Ship
1944
Naval Motor Torpedo Boat PT 8
Box/Folder Accession
3/44 3378-002
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 3378-002
Report: Faired Curves and tabulated Data Giving the Results of the Ex PT Cycloidal Propeller trials by Jack Posner, Navy Department
1951
3/46 3378-002
Report: PT8 Cycloidal Propeller Working Stress Analysis by C.A. Ryman; Design Graphics and Calculations by C.A. Ryman
1947
3/47 3378-002
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 3378-002
Test Agenda; for MTL 2336 (also fitted with Kirsten Propellers)
1948
3/49 3378-002
Calculations and Graphs from Naval Tests; Tests Performed by Admiral Taylor; Other Drawings and Calculations
1945, 1950, 1923, undated
Voith-Schnieder Company
Box/Folder Accession
3/50 3378-002
Bulletin #1000 by Voith Schneider Company; Bulletin #1037 by Voith-Schneider Company
1935, 1942
3/51 3378-002
"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 3378-002
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 3378-002
Naval Propeller Test Results for YMP-2 Mine Planter 1951
1951
3/54 3378-002
German News Clipping and Articles
1930-1933
Cycloidal Windmill
Box/Folder Accession
3/55 3378-002
Notes and Calculations
undated
3/56 3378-002
Graphs
undated
3/57 3378-002
Drawings and Blueprints
undated
3/58 3378-002
Photostatic Reproductions: New York City Wind Velocities
1942
3/59 3378-002
News Clippings and Photostatic Reproductions of News Clippins
1927, 1943-1945
Aeuronautical Engineering Department
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 3378-002
Professional Records of Fred Eastman, Edmund Ryder, V.J. Martin, R.J. White; Course Descriptions
undated
Air Raid Siren
Box/Folder Accession
4/2 3378-002
Incoming Letters
1942
4/3 3378-002
Outgoing Letters
1972
4/4 3378-002
Drawings, Calcuations, News Clippings
undated
6/1 3378-002
Photographs (some oversize)
undated
American Nitrogen Products Company
Box/Folder Accession
4/5 3378-002
Blueprints for Duriron Castings, Drawing
undated
Dust Machine
Box/Folder Accession
4/6 3378-002
General Correspondence
1941-1944
4/7 3378-002
Outgoing Letters from David P. Eastman
1941
4/8 3378-002
Report: Vortex Analysis by Kirsten with Discussion by David P Eastman
1942
4/9 3378-002
Reports, Description
undated
4/10 3378-002
Photographs, Drawings and Calculations
undated
4/11 3378-002
New Clippings
undated
Hi Intensity Lighting
Box/Folder Accession
4/12 3378-002
Incoming Letters
1933-1941
4/13 3378-002
Outgoing Letters
1931-1938
4/14 3378-002
General Correspondence-Testimonials
1933, 1934, 1937
4/15 3378-002
Report-Luminous Gasses for Domestic Illustration by Kirsten, Descriptions
undated
4/16 3378-002
Photographs, Announcement
undated
4/17 3378-002
News Clippings
undated
4/18 3378-002
Kirsten Lighting Corporation: Meeting Notices, Financial Records
1937, 1940, 1934
Instructional Wind Tunnel (3 ft. Hexagonal Wind Tunnel)
Box/Folder Accession
4/19 3378-002
Drawings, Data, Graphs
undated
4/20 3378-002
Photographs and Negatives
undated
Kirsten Wind Tunnel
Box/Folder Accession
4/21 3378-002
Reports and Reprinted Articles by Kirsten and Fred Eastman
undated
4/22 3378-002
Drawings
undated
4/23 3378-002
Photographs amd Negatives: Wind Tunnel Construction
1936
4/24 3378-002
Photographs and Negatives: Wind Tunnel Tests
undated
4/25 3378-002
News Clippings
1930-1937
4/26 3378-002
Articles
1941-1988
4 3378-002
Small Leather Notebook with data for Unknown Experiments
undated
Kirsten Pipe
Box/Folder Accession
4/27 3378-002
Sketches and Drawings by Kirsten Pipe Company
1938-1948
4/28 3378-002
Incomplete Writing Regarding the Inventing of the Kirsten Pipe
undated
4/29 3378-002
Photograph, Brochure, Mail Orderm News Clippings
undated
Mechanized Bed
Box/Folder Accession
4/30-32 3378-002
Incoming Letters
1940-1942
4/33-34 3378-002
Outgoing Letters
1940-1942
4/35 3378-002
Description, Drawings, Calculations, News Clippings
1940
Moth Trap
Box/Folder Accession
4/36-39 3378-002
Incoming Letters
1939-1941
4/40-41 3378-002
Outgoing Letters
1939-1941
4/42 3378-002
Reports, Drawings, Calculations
1941
4/43 3378-002
News Clippings, Reprinted Articles
undated
Parabolic Pump
Box/Folder Accession
4/44 3378-002
General Correspondence-A.J. Giraldi
undated
4/45 3378-002
Notes, Calculations, Drawings, Photographs
1936
Realschule Grossenhein
Box/Folder Accession
4/46 3378-002
50 Year Publication
undated
Transmission Line Design
Box/Folder Accession
4/48 3378-002
General Correspondence
1921-1925
4/49 3378-002
Notes and Calculations
undated
4/50 3378-002
Photostatic Reproductions and Transparencies-Floor Plans for Miscellaneous Power Stations
undated
4/51 3378-002
Photographs and Negatives: Big Creek Development, Power Lines Near Bakersfield
undated
Photostatic Reproductions: Big Creek Development
Box/Folder Accession
4/52 3378-002
Power House #1
1912-1914
4/53 3378-002
Power House #2
1912-1914
4/54-56 3378-002
Eagle Rock Substation
1913
4/57 3378-002
Bakersfield Switching Station; Big Creek Substation
1913
4/58 3378-002
Blueprints: Big Creek Development, Power House #2 Bakersfield Switching Station, Iron Conduit Capacity Curves
1913, 1914
4/59 3378-002
Photostatic Reporductions: White River Salmon Development
1912, 1913
4/60 3378-002
Blueprints: White Salmon River Development
1912, 1913
Window Testing for M Reuter and Sons
Box/Folder Accession
4/61 3378-002
General Correspodence
undated
4/62 3378-002
Reports, Bulletins, Photographs
1931, 1937, 1938
4/63 3378-002
Photographs
1937, 1938
Photographs
Box/Folder Accession
6/2 3378-002
Oversize Photograph of Kirsten
undated
4/64 3378-002
Personal
undated
4/65 3378-002
Fred S Eastman, Major L.P. Crim.
undated
4/66 3378-002
Bird Flight
undated
4/67 3378-002
Dr. Frederich William Meisnest 80th Birthday Party
undated
4/68 3378-002
Miscellaneous Technical Materials
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
5/1 3378-002
Inventions, Interviews, Topics of Interest
1927-1942, 1972
5/2 3378-002
"Curiosities"
undated
5/3 3378-002
Miscellaneous
1943-1971
5/4 3378-002
Miscellaneous German
1906
Subgroups
Washington Industrial Development Committee
Box/Folder Accession
5/6 3378-002
Correspondence
1951
Kirsten and Associates
Box/Folder Accession
5/7-8 3378-002
General Correspondence
1946, 1947
5/9 3378-002
U.S. Partnership Return
1951
Manufacturers Aircraft Association
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
5/10-16 3378-002
Manufacturers Aircraft Association
1941-1945
5/17 3378-002
Reynolds and Beach Patent Attorneys
1941-1943
5/18 3378-002
Patent Arbitration Hearings: Agenda, Minutes, Hearing Notes, Award Decisions
1942-1944
5/19 3378-002
Patent Arbitration Hearing 123-Boeing Aircraft Company: Agenda, Minutes, Hearing Notes,Award Decisions
1944
5/20 3378-002
General Information for Patent Arbitration Hearings
undated
Kirsten: Boeing Engineering Company
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
5/21 3378-002
Taylor, David W
1923, 1924
5/22 3378-002
U.S. Coast Guard
1923-1926
5/23 3378-002
Miscellaneous Businesses
1922, 1925, 1926
5/24 3378-002
Incoming Letters to Kirsten Regarding Dissolution of the Company
1932, 1937, 1940, 1941
Outgoing Letters from Kirsten-Boeing Company
Box/Folder Accession
5/25 3378-002
Taylor, David W
1923, 1924
5/26 3378-002
U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Navy
1924; 1923-1927
5/27 3378-002
Miscellaneous
1922-1928
5/28 3378-002
Outgoing Letters from Kirsten Regarding Dissolution of the Company
1937, 1940
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
5/29 3378-002
To Kirsten from William E Bowing
1923, 1927
5/30 3378-002
To Kirsten from F.N. Claflin
1923
5/31 3378-002
To Kirsten from G. Wright Arnold, E.B. Downing, L.R. McLeod and Others
1923-1935
5/32 3378-002
From Kirsten to William E Boeing
1923-1931
5/33 3378-002
From Kirsten to F.N. Claflin, L.R. McLeod and Others (including some to unknown recipients)
1923
5/34 3378-002
Miscellaneous
1923
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
5/35 3378-002
Compnay Financial Statements
1924, 1927
Legal Files
Box/Folder Accession
5/36 3378-002
Agreement Between Kirsten and Boeing
1921, 1925
5/37 3378-002
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.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

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

0.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

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

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

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

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Kirsten, Frederick Kurt, 1885---Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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