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Richard E. Webb papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 161

Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Webb papers (1974-2006, 993 MB) document the research conducted by Dr. Richard Webb on the hazards of nuclear power plants. His research was presented at a Graduate Colloquium at Purdue University through the School of Nuclear Engineering on May 11, 2006.


  • 1974-2006
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/05/2007



1 Gigabytes (562 files, 59 folders)

2 items (2 CDs)


Papers of independent researcher Dr. Richard E. Webb, including word processing, audio, image and website files documenting Dr. Webb's research on the hazards of nuclear power plants.

Arrangement Note

The directory structure was maintained when possible.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research only within the Karnes Research Center. Materials may not be transferred offsite.

Technical Access Requirements

All files are viewable through standard software packages

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Electronic records in this collection have been migrated to an archives server and digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. Please request digital record prior to arriving at the Research Center.

Custodial History

2 data CDs donated to Stewart Saunders at Purdue University Library. May 15, 2006.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Richard E. Webb.

Processing Information

A complete disk image was taken of both donated CDs using FTK Imager. Overt files were extracted and minimally processed. The directory structure was maintained when possible as were file names. In order to ease access, periods were removed from file names when they did not preced the extention. All WordPerfect files were migrated to PDF/A for long term preservation and access. A copy of the origianal WordPerfect files will be preserved in addition to the PDF/A files.


Digital materails processed by Carly Dearborn in 2014.
Richard E. Webb papers
Shauna Borger, 2009; Carly Dearborn, 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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