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Andrey A. Potter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: pottaa0
The Andrey Potter Papers (1893-1986; 38 cubic ft.) document the career, education, and personal life of nationally renowned engineer and educator Andrey Potter (A.A. Potter). Types of materials in the collection include articles; speeches; surveys; research and lecture notes; certificates, diplomas, and awards; photographs; correspondence; printed material; scrapbooks; medals; ephemera; artifacts; books and manuscripts; obituaries; greeting cards; reports; letterhead; newspaper clippings; and meeting minutes. The collection is comprised of biographical information; articles written by or about Potter; speeches; Potter's research notes and papers on a variety of subjects, including patent laws, fuel, steam generators, national defense, engineering experimental stations, nuclear power, land grant institutions, and engineering education; personal and business correspondence; documentation of Potter's work on the faculty of Kansas State University and Purdue University, and his role as President of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc.; materials relating to Potter's memberships and activities with various engineering societies and organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Engineering Council, the National Society of Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education; materials relating to Potter's work with the President's Highway Safety Conference, consulting for the U.S. government, serving as executive secretary of the National Patent Planning Commission, surveying various universities, and working on the National Science Advisory Board on Railroad Research; and notes and manuscripts for his various books and reports. Potter's positions as Dean of Engineering, Acting President, and Dean Emeritus of Engineering at Purdue University are also documented in the collection. This collection also contains the papers of Potter's daughter, Helen Potter. She was a professor at Purdue's School of Home Economics.

Dates

  • 1893-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1930-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

38.00 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

Original arrangement was maintained.

Physical Access Requirements

The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.

Source of Acquisition

Helen Potter
Method of Acquisition Gift from family. Records transferred from Potter's office to Special Collections, April 1980.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Edward C. Elliott Papers Frank & Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management Frederick L. Hovde Papers Oral history interview conducted July 16-22, 1969, located within MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection.

Separated Materials

Photographs were removed and place in Purdue Photograph File under Faculty, Potter A.A.
Title
Andrey A. Potter papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Joanne Mendes
Date
04/06/2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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