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Bernard G. Ricketts Papers, 1938-1975

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ricketts, Bernard G.
Title
Bernard G. Ricketts Papers
Dates
1938-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 containers., (1.5 linear feet of shelf space.), (240 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 355
Summary
Curricular, research and student papers of a Washington State University alumnus.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library 5610
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bernard Gordon Ricketts was born in Indian Valley near Cambridge, Idaho, in 1914. After growing up in Pullman, Washington, he studied at Washington State University where he specialized in metallurgical engineering. He was granted a B.S. in 1937 and an M.S. in 1938. Mr. Ricketts received a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Illinois (Urbana) where he was engaged in teaching and metals research until his retirement in 1975. Professor Ricketts died in 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bernard Ricketts collection reflects a career of metals research and engineering instruction. Series one contains, in addition to his master's thesis Recrystallization of Cold Worked Polycrystalline Magnesium and a history of the School of Mines of his alma mater, Washington State University, some administrative records concerning his appointment at Illinois and other professional activities. Student records and theses comprise series two. Series three consists of engineering research reports published by the University of Illinois which contain the results of Professor Ricketts' research. Series four is made up of class experiment records and instructional materials employed by Professor Ricketts. Chronological order has generally been maintained throughout each series.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 355, Bernard G. Ricketts Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Educational and Professional MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
History of the School of Mines, WSU
1
1938
1 2
Thesis
2
1938
1 3
Thesis
1
1958
1 4
Appointments [employment contracts]
70
1940-1975
1 5
Other Papers
13
1942-1956
1 6
Appointments Summer [employment contracts]
31
1944-1971
1 7
Berkeley Meeting [University Materials Conference]
36
1961

Series 2: StudentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
L.C. Michels
5
1967
1 9
Student lists
4
1974-1975
1 10
William T. Becker
10
1966-1967
1 11
Chakravorty
8
1968-1970
1 12
W.T. Shieh
1
1968

Series 3: ResearchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 13-14
Research Summary
2
1957-1960
2 15-16
Research Summary
2
1961-1963
2 17-19
Materials Research Laboratory Report
3
1967; 1970-1971.

Series 4: CurriculumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 20
Engineering Manuals
12
1938-1966
2 21
Notes and Exams
3
1974-1975
2 22
Metal Experiments
5
undated
2 23
Photographs
20
undated
2 24-26
Experiment Observations
3
1950-1955
3 27-30
Experiment Observations
4
1956-1975
3 31-35
Engineering Course Manuals
5
1972-1973