Sibley College Reports, Theses And Course Materials, circa 1889-1907.

Collection Number: 16-5-508

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Sibley College reports, theses and course materials, circa 1889-1907.
Collection Number:
16-5-508
Creator:
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.
Quantity:
13 volumes.
Forms of Material:
Printed Materials, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Course materials, theses, and other materials pertaining to Sibley College.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Three volumes of course materials: two volumes for the Course in Practical Mechanics, circa 1889-1896 (part 1: Wood working; part 2: Metal working), and one volume for courses in the Machine Design department (1903-1904). The Machine Design volume includes course outlines and sample problem sets with illustrations, some on blueprint paper.
Four volumes of student Master's theses for the Sibley College School of Marine Construction, labeled "Examples of work in design and special problems," 1900-1903. Included are theses by Charles H. Delany, Paul Percy Bird, Horace Warren Deved, J.D. Clair Smith, G. Kohler, Sidney Graves Koon, William Alphonso Rowe, Leonard Griffin Shepard, and Richard J. Donovan. The theses are copiously illustrated with tables and graphs, most on blueprint paper.
Also, six volumes (two copies, three volumes each) of student and faculty reports on mechanical equipment (dated 1902), illustrated with photographs, cyanotypes, graphs, and tables. Vols. 1-2 have spine title "Mechanical laboratory equipment, students' reports." Vol. 1 focuses on a description of the history, operation, buildings, and equipment of Sibley College's Dept. of Experimental Engineering. Vol. 2 consists of reports on tests of mechanical equipment. Vol. 3 has spine title "Investigation and research. Effect of cold rolling, Prof. H. Diederichs," and consists of a report on the effect of cold rolling on the physical properties of steel, prefaced by a letter from H. (Herman) Diederichs to R.H. (Robert Henry) Thurston, Director of Sibley College.
Also a Sibley Mechanical and Experimental Laboratory notebook from Raymond Curtis Warner Class of 1907 including textual notes, photographs, charts, and test results. Includes notes from courses taught by G. Carpenter, R. L. Shipman, W. Van Winkle, and H. W. Riley. Many of the tests were also conducted with fellow students Maurice Du Pont Lee and Huntly Harris Gilbert.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.
Bird, Paul Percy.
Delany, Charles H.
Deved, Horace Warren.
Diederichs, Herman, 1874-1937.
Donovan, Richard James, d. 1917.
Kohler, G.(George Melvin).
Koon, Sidney Graves.
Rowe, William Alphonso.
Shepard, Leonard Griffin, d. 1927.
Smith, J. D. Clair.
Thurston, Robert Henry, 1839-1903.
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.School of Marine Construction.
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.Dept. of Experimental Engineering.

Subjects:
Mechanical engineering--Study and teaching--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Marine engineering.
Steel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Cyanotypes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Sibley College reports, theses and course materials, #16-5-508. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Bound in brown morocco with gilt lettering.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Course materials
Bd. Ms. 1+
Course in Practical Mechanics, pt. 1: Wood Working
ca. 1889-1892
Bd. Ms. 2+
Course in Practical Mechanics, pt. 2: Metal Working
ca. 1889-1896
Bd. Ms. 3+
Machine Design
1903-1904
Bd. Ms. 14+
Raymond Curtis Warner laboratory notebook
ca. 1906-1909
Also contains some later doodles relating to war and Hitler.
School of Marine Construction: Examples of Work in Design and Special Problems (theses)
Contains the texts and designs.
Bd. Ms. 4+
Charles H. Delany, "Balancing of Marine Engines"
1902
Bd. Ms. 4+
Paul Percy Bird, "Design of Machinery of About 4500 Horse-Power"
1900
Bd. Ms. 4+
Horace Warren Deved, "Design of a 10,000 I.H.P. Triple Expansion Marine Engine"
1903
Bd. Ms. 5+
J.D. Clair Smith, "Design of Marine Engine and Boilers of 1800 I.H.P."
1903
Bd. Ms. 5+
G. Kohler, "Design of Marine Machinery of About 1000 Indicated Horse-Power"
1901
Bd. Ms. 6+
Sidney Graves Koon, "On the Longitudinal Strength of Steel Ships"
1903
Bd. Ms. 6+
William Alphonso Rowe, "The Design of a Ship"
1903
Bd. Ms. 7+
Leonard Griffin Shepard, "On the Design of a 1400 Ton Ocean Going Yacht"
1903
Bd. Ms. 7+
Richard J. Donovan, "Strength of Ships"
1901
Reports
Bd. Ms. 8++
Department of Experimental Engineering Mechanical Laboratory Equipment, Students' Reports, v. 1
ca. 1902
Presentation of the laboratory and its equipment (texts and photographs).
Bd. Ms. 9++
Department of Experimental Engineering Mechanical Laboratory Equipment, Students' Reports, v. 2
1902
Bd. Ms. 10++
Investigation and Research. Effect of Cold Rolling, Prof. H. Diederichs
1902
Contains the report of tests (text, drafts, stats and photographs).
Bd. Ms. 11++
Department of Experimental Engineering, Mechanical Laboratory Equipment, Students' Reports, v. 1, copy
ca. 1902
Copy 2. Presentation of the laboratory and its equipment (texts and photographs).
Bd. Ms. 12++
Department of Experimental Engineering Mechanical Laboratory Equipment, Students' Reports, v. 2, copy
1902
Copy 2.
Bd. Ms. 13++
Investigation and Research. Effect of Cold Rolling, Prof. H. Diederichs, copy
1902
Copy 2. Contains the report of tests (text, drafts, stats and photographs).