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Llewellyn Boelter collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 48

Scope and Contents

The Llewellyn Boelter collection contains materials primarily concerning the Purdue Library dedication in his honor in 1971. Booklets listing Boelter's works and contributions to the field of engineering are contained within the collection as well.


  • 1971


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Llewellyn Michael Kraus Boelter was a prominent engineer and educator. Born in Winona, Minnesota, Boelter graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1917 with a B.S. from the College of Mechanics followed by an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1918. He began teaching at his alma mater the following year. Boelter was the founding Dean of the UCLA College of Engineering beginning in 1944. He was appointed a Visiting Professor in Purdue University's School of Engineering in 1952 and donated a collection of engineering-related books to Purdue Libraries in 1971.

Boelter's research focused on heat transfer, most notably in the Dittus-Boelter equations of the 1920s, but expanded to most facets of engineering, including thermodynamics, transportation, illumination, city planning, and engineering education.

"Llewellyn M.K. Boleter Collection," Purdue University Libraries.

"Llewellyn Michael Kraus Boelter, Engineering: Berkeley and Los Angeles,", University of California. Retrieved October 18, 2010 from


0.25 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size box)

Acquisition Information

Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

Processing Information

Collection housed in acid-free folders.
Llewellyn Boelter collection
Mary A. Sego and Jon Hathaway.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2011-06-06.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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