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Maurice J. Zucrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 428

Scope and Contents

The Maurice J. Zucrow papers (1909-1976; 3.4 cubic feet) 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 [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Los_Angeles]University of California, Los Angeles[/url], where he taught “ESMWT” (Engineering, Science, and Management War Training) courses on [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_propulsion]jet propulsion[/url] and [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_turbines]gas turbines[/url], 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 in 1940s-1960s
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Extent

3.40 Cubic Feet

9 mss._boxes

Abstract

The papers document Maurice J. Zucrow’s writings, reference books, lecture notes from, "Principles of Jet Propulsion" course at the University of California for the “ESMWT” (Engineering, Science, and Management War Training) Program, along with correspondence (letters of appreciation) from “Docs Boys,” sent upon his retirement, and others from family and friends sent for his 75th birthday. There are also employment forms from throughout his career.

Method of Acquisition

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

Lecture notes binder 1, originally part of the Charles M. Ehresman papers, donated by Alecia A. Wiltgen, May 1, 2013. Lecture notes binder 2, 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.

Accruals and Additions

20160711 20170207

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Maurice J. Zucrow Oral History transcript: http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/utils/getfile/collection/mso2/id/5300/filename/5269.pdfpage/page/1

Charles M. Ehresman papers: http://archives.lib.purdue.edu/repositories/2/resources/511

Charles Ehresman Oral History, Part 1: http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm/ref/collection/oralhist/id/75

Charles Ehresman Oral History, Part 2: http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm/ref/collection/oralhist/id/77

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
03/01/2009
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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