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General Electric Company

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1892-

Historical Information

General Electric Company was formed in 1892 as a manufacturer of various electric products. It also developed electricity-production equipment. General Electric, now known as GE, continues in developing electric inventions, focusing on, among other things, energy efficiency and medical science.

Citation

General Electric website. General Electric. 2015. Access March 31, 2015. https://www.ge.com

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 7
Scope and Contents The Gilbreth Papers documents the professional and personal lives of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth. The collection consists of personal papers, letters, correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia that Lillian Gilbreth collected during her life regarding her youth, marriage, family, and career.

Frederick L. Hovde papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 51
Scope and Contents The Frederick L. Hovde Papers (1908-1983; 63.5 Cubic ft.) document the life and career of engineer and educator Frederick Hovde. The vast majority of the papers document Hovde's business career, particularly his tenure as President of Purdue University (1946-1971), but also his work for the U.S. government and other agencies on nuclear and atomic energy, weapons research, national defense, and rocket ordnance research. A group of personal papers is included, documenting Hovde's academic...

The Collection on the General Electric Company

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 186
Scope and Contents The Collection on the General Electric Company documents important people, products, and electric phenomena related to the General Electric Company. It also shows notable members from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Noteworthy items in the collection include a lightning photograph from Lafayette, Indiana in 1938, a portrait of Thomas Alva Edison, and a portrait dedicated to former Purdue Engineering Dean A. A. Potter signed by former Director of General Electric’s Lightning...

William J. Cable papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 36
Scope and Contents The William J. Cable papers (1954-1958; 0.2 cubic feet) document Cable’s involvement in the 1955 General Electric Mathematics Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers which took place June 20 through July 30, 1955 at Purdue University. It also contains later issues of G.E.M.F. News, a roster of participants from 1953-1958, and pamphlets, brochures and booklets from engineering and mathematics departments of several universities. The collection also consists of photographs William Cable took of...