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Solberg, Harry L. (Harry Leland), 1898-



  • Existence: March 30, 1898 - December 3, 1995

Biographical Information

Harry L. Solberg graduated from South Dakota State College in 1920. He earned a B.S.M.E in 1921 and an M.S.M.E in 1923 from Purdue University. He was then appointed instructor of Mechanical Engineering then professor in 1939. He served as the Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering beginning in 1941. Later, he served as the Associate Dean of the Schools of Engineering.


First meeting of the 1996-1997 Purdue University Senate, UA 8, Purdue University Faculty and Senate records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Engineering Banquet in Honor of A. A. Potter Retirement, May 7, 1953

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 265, File 1
Scope and Contents File consists of three audio reel recordings from an engineering banquet honoring A. A. Potter's retirement on three unknown Scotch reels and one Scotch 190 reel. Audio reels 1 and 4 have overwritten audio recordings, which has effectively removed some parts of retirement ceremony recording. The original recording of the retirement ceremony included four audio reel recordings. Audio reel 2 was completely overwritten by a different program, so it is not included as part of this file.

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.

Collection of Purdue University Related audio recordings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 265
Scope and Contents The Collection of Purdue University Related Audio Recordings include audio reel and audio cassette recordings of addresses given by Purdue University professors, administrators, and staff members. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, and digital materials.

Solberg, Harry L., June 5, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 40
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Harry L. Solberg by Robert B. Eckles.

Unidentified Committee Meeting with Guest Speakers, circa March 1956 - May 1956

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Identifier: MSP 265, File 11
Scope and Contents File consists of one audio reel recording of two unidentified committee meetings involving several Purdue University faculty members and administrators. Physical file labeled as audio reel two of four from A. A. retirement ceremony. Committee meeting recordings were overwritten on the retirement ceremony recording.