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Maurice J. Zucrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 428

Scope and Contents

The Maurice J. Zucrow papers document aspects of Zucrow's career in the areas of gas turbines and rocket propulsion. Included among the papers are his authored or co-authored reports, papers, books, and Purdue University Engineering Experiment Station bulletins. Many of the books include his annotations or copies Zucrow designated as "master copy," with extensive marginalia. Also included are some of the textbooks Zucrow used as a student, and other reference books he used in his career. There are three reference books by colleagues, Nobel Laureate, Herbert C. Brown and Raymond Cohen and include author inscriptions to Maurice and Lillian Zucrow.

Among the papers are lecture notes from Zucrow's time at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught "ESMWT" (Engineering, Science, and Management War Training) courses on Jet Propulsion and Gas Turbines, introducing hundreds of aeronautical engineers in the Los Angeles area to the critical technology of propulsion.

Lastly, the correspondence is comprised of letters of appreciation from his former students, "Doc's Boys," sent upon his retirement, and other personal letters from family and friends sent for Zucrow's 75th birthday. There are also employment forms and related correspondence from throughout his career.

Types of materials include: books, bulletins, correspondence, lecture notes, marginalia, publications, and reference books.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1965
  • Other: Majority of material found within circa 1940s - 1969

Creator

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Extent

3.088 Cubic Feet (Eight letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and one letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The papers are organized into four series.
  1. Writings and Research
  2. Reference Books
  3. Lecture Notes
  4. Correspondence

Acquisition Information

Eleven books from Zucrow's personal library were donated by Marc Cohen, grandson of Maurice J. Zucrow, February 7, 2017.

Lecture notes binder one, originally part of the Charles M. Ehresman papers, donated by Alecia A. Wiltgen, May 1, 2013. Lecture notes binder two, originally part of the Purdue University Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories Library reference materials, donated by Steven Heister, Director, and Jennifer Ulutas, Secretary, July 11, 2016.

The three Engineering Experiment Station Bulletins were originally part of the Purdue Archives Faculty Folder collections (Box 34, MSF 428).

Some of the Zucrow publications were originally part of the Charles M. Ehresman papers, donated by Alecia A. Wiltgen, May 1, 2013.

Related Materials

MSO 2, Maurice J. Zucrow Oral History, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSF 490, Charles M. Ehresman papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSO 1, Charles Ehresman Oral History, Part 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSO 2, Charles Ehresman Oral History, Part 2, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Title
Maurice J. Zucrow papers
Status
Completed
Author
Mary A. Sego
Date
2020-06-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-03-01.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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