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Department of Mechanical Engineering records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-06-020
This collection consists of records of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, including materials from visiting committees, faculty meetings, films, departmental records, and undergraduate student records, circa 1960s-1990s.

Dates

  • 1960s-1990s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation. These files contain student records, which are further subject to FERPA restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

41.26 Cubic Feet (31 record center cartons, 1 letter size document box, 1 custom box (14 x 13.5 x 6.5 inches), 1 custom box (14 x 13.5 x 6.5 inches), 1 custom box (14 x 13.5 x 6.5 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Officially known as the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1985, this field of study was one of the three engineering concentrations first offered at Johns Hopkins University starting in 1913. Since then, the department’s contributions to engineering education and research at the university have been ground-breaking.

A major reorganization and combining of the Departments of Aeronautics, Civil Engineering, and Mechanics in 1960 resulted a newly-formed Department of Experimental and Theoretical Mechanics (also possibly known as Mechanics and Materials Science, though unconfirmed) which was later shortened to the Department of Mechanics around this time. This program led the fields of continuum mechanics, theoretical and experimental fluid and solid mechanics, and thermodynamics. Eventually the program was renamed the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1985.

Source: http://me.jhu.edu/about/department-history/ Source: Hopkins: Engineering at the University (1985) by Mary Ruth Yoe Source: http://engineering.jhu.edu/centennial

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, including materials from Joseph Katz and Andrea Prosperetti, visiting committees, faculty meetings, films, departmental records, and undergraduate student records, circa 1960s-1990s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records transferred from the parent office.

Accruals

Accessions 2004.UA.012 and xxxx.UA.022.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA