Guide to the Edward Wilson Kimbark papers
1919-1982

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Creator: Kimbark, Edward Wilson, 1902-
Title: Edward Wilson Kimbark papers
Dates: 1919-1982 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 21.5 cubic feet (73 boxes, 2 rolls, 14 packages, 2 volumes)
Collection Number: Coll 092
Summary: The Edward Wilson Kimbark papers contain the personal and professional manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and subject files of Edward Wilson Kimbark, who was an esteemed electrical engineer. The collection contains published material, personal notes from academic classes both taken and taught as well as personal diaries by both him and his first wife.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Edward Wilson Kimbark was born on September 21, 1902, in Chicago, Illinois to Edward Hall and Maude (Wilson) Kimbark. At 18, Edward Kimbark entered Northwestern University where he earned his B.S. and E.E. in 1924 and 1925 respectively. Following graduation, he worked two years as a substation operator and testing lab assistant for the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois at Evanston, and two years as an instructor at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 1929, Kimbark became the Assistant Curator for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Division of Power, a position he held for four years. It was during this time that he married, on July 19, 1930, Ruth Elizabeth Merrick. Kimbark resumed his studies in 1932, receiving an S.M. in 1933 and an Sc.D. in 1937 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began writing technical papers and discussions of others' work as a graduate student in 1935, and continued to produce a prodigious number of articles and books during his career.

Kimbark's teaching career began in earnest in 1937 with a two-year assistant professorship at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Returning to Illinois in 1939, he joined the staff at Northwestern University's Technological Institute where he held various teaching positions and eventually became acting department chair. This tenure lasted a total of eleven years, interrupted at one point by World War II, when Kimbark edited and taught from a textbook titled Principles of Radar at MIT's Radar School. In 1948, Kimbark published the first of his three-volume magnum opus, Power System Stability (completed in 1956) and wrote Electrical Transmission of Power and Signals in 1949. Both became standard texts in the field.

The following year, Kimbark moved to Brazil to help initiate an electrical engineering program at the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica Sao Paulo. He taught electrical power systems engineering for the next five years, using his own English-language texts but lecturing and administering exams in self-taught Portuguese. (He was also proficient in French, German, and Russian, and was a lifelong proponent of Esperanto.)

Upon his return to the United States in 1955, Kimbark accepted a position as Dean of School of Engineering at Seattle University. Concurrently he served as a part-time consultant for Bonneville Power Administration's System Engineering Branch in Portland, Oregon. In 1962, Kimbark assumed a full-time position with the BPA as head of their Network Analog Group, a post he held for fourteen years. Although he had left academia, he continued to write books and technical papers, publishing Direct Current Transmission in 1971 and editing with Richard T. Byerly Stability of Large Electric Power Systems in 1974. Edward Kimbark's years of contribution to the field of electrical engineering were rewarded with he received a Gold Medal of honor award from the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1974, and later, the Best Paper Prize from the Power Engineering Society in 1977. In addition to these special awards, Kimbark enjoyed the benefits of membership in several honorary, scientific, and professional societies, including the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Institute of Radio Engineers and CIGRE (Conference internationale de Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension).

With his wife Ruth's passing in 1976, Kimbark entered semi-retirement, maintaining his connection with the BPA for the rest of his life as a consulting engineer. His last years were shared with his second wife, Mrs. Iris V. Tattersall Kimbark, whom he married on August 26, 1977. He had no children by either marriage, and he died on February 7, 1982.

Content Description

The Edward Wilson Kimbark Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, subject files, material pertaining to professional organizations to which he belonged, coursework relating to classes he took or taught, personal files, drawings and models, and photographs. The material documents a career lasting from 1919 to 1982.

Correspondence, 1933-1982 is arranged chronologically, with the largest portion containing exchanges with Kimbark's publishers and readers about his texts and works in progress. The remainder related to his membership in various professional groups or is personal in nature. His diaries, which he began keeping at age 17, are highly detailed accounts of his daily life. Ruth Kimbark's diaries, located in the Personal Files series, span the years 1932 to 1976; they are informative but not reflective.

The Manuscripts series contains book and article length works, both published and unpublished, as well as papers submitted to various professional organizations in the electrical engineering field. Book length manuscripts, all published, include Electrical Transmission of Power and Signals (1949), Direct Current Transmission (also referred to as High Voltage Direct Current and abbreviated HVDC, published in 1971) and Power System Stability (1956). Several noteworthy article-length manuscripts include "Bipolar Circles and Their Applications to Electrical Engineering"; "Magnetic Circuits"; "Matrix Theory"; "Ring Modulator: Theory of Ferroresonance"; "Transient Phenomena in AC Machines"; and "Vector Diagrams and Their Application to Polyphase Transformer Connections". A bibliography of Kimbarks published work is located in the Subject Files series (box 40/12) and represents only a small portion of his total output.

Technical papers of interest to Kimbark arranged alphabetically by professional organization, then author, can be found in the collection. Also included are written discussions with other engineers about these papers.

Lastly, the collection contains thirteen oversize packages of drawings used in his books, on boxed model, and one large box of photographs. The photographs include lantern slides of book illustrations and personal photographs and photo albums. Copies of volume 1 of Direct Current Transmission and volume 2 of Stability of Large Electrical Power Systems complete the collection.

Please note that there was a numbering error and boxes 46 to 48 of the collection do not exist.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Edward Wilson Kimbark papers, Coll 092, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence; Series II. Diaries; Series III. Manuscripts; Series IV. Subject Files; Series V. Professional Organizations; Series VI. Coursework; Series VII. Personal Files; Series VIII. Published Articles by Kimbark; Series IX. Financial Material; Series X. Packages; Series XI. Free-Standing Volumes; and Series XII. Photographs.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Biographical material
Container(s)
box
folder
1 2

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Series I:  Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 3 1933-1940
1 4 1941-1946
1 5 1947-1948
1 6 1949
1 7 January 1950-August 1950
1 8 October 1950-April 1951
1 9 May 1951-July 1951
1 10 August 1951-November 1951
1 11 December 1951-January 1952
1 12 February 1952-March 1952
1 13 April 1952-June 1952
1 14 July 1952-September 1952
1 15 October 1952-December 1952
1 16 January 1953-March 1953
1 17 April 1953-June 1953
2 1 July 1953-August 1953
2 2 September 1953-November 1953
2 3 December 1953-January 1954
2 4 February 1954
2 5 March 1954-May 1954
2 6 June 1954-August 1954
2 7 September 1954-October 1954
2 8 November 1954-January 1955
2 9 February 1955-March 1955
2 10 April 1955-June 1955
2 11 July 1955
2 12 August 1955
2 13 September 1955
2 14 October 1955-December 1955
2 15 January 1956-February 1956
2 16 March 1956-May 1956
2 17 June 1956-October 1956
2 18 November 1956-January 1957
3 1 February 1957-June 1957
3 2 July 1957-October 1957
3 3 Travel articles November 1957-1958
3 4 January 1958-June 1958
3 5 July 1958-October 1958
3 6 November 1958-January 1959
3 7 February 1959-May 1959
3 8 June 1959-July 1959
3 9 August 1959-December 1959
3 10 January 1960-May 1960
3 11 June 1960-December 1960
3 12 January 1961-April 1961
3 13 May 1961-July 1961
3 14 August 1961-December 1961
3 15 January 1962-April 1962
3 16 May 1962-July 1962
4 1 August 1962-October 1962
4 2 November 1962-April 1963
4 3 May 1963-1964
4 4 1965-May 1967
4 5 June 1967-December 1967
4 6 1968
4 7 1969
4 8 February 1970-September 1970
4 9 November 1970-October 1971
4 10 November 1971-June 1972
4 11 July 1972-June 1973
4 12 July 1973-December 1973
4 13 January 1974-August 1974
4 14 September 1974-1976
5 1 1977-June 1978
5 2 August 1978-1979
5 3 1980
5 4 1981-1982
5 5 Ruth Kimbark

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Series II:  Diaries
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 6 1919-1929
5 7 1930-1933 1935-1939
5 8 1940-1949
6 1 1950-1953
6 2 1954-1959
6 3 1960-1965
6 4 1966-1969
6 5 1970-1973
7 1 1974-1977
7 2 1978-1981
7 3 Business trip books 1-3 1955-February 1959
7 4 Business trip books 4-6 February 1959-April 1962
8 1 Business trip books 7-14 July 1971-February 1979
8 2 Address books
8 3 Address books

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Series III:  Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: The Bipolar Circles and Their Application to Electrical Engineering
Box
Folder
8 4 Correspondence April 1945-May 1946
8 5 Abstract
8 6 First draft, holograph
8 7 First draft, revisions
8 8 Revised draft and diagrams
8 9 Final draft
8 10 Final drawings
8 11 Outline of a talk relating to book topic
Subseries B: Electric Transmission of Power and Signals 1949
Box
Folder
9 1 General correspondence
9 2 General correspondence
9 3 General correspondence
9 4 General correspondence
9 5 Correspondence with publisher
9 6 Correspondence with publisher
9 7 Correspondence with publisher
9 8 Correspondence with publisher
9 9 Chapters 1-2
9 10 Chapters 3-5
10 1 Chapters 6-7
10 2 Chapters 8-10
10 3 Chapters 11-13
10 4 Revisions
10 5 Omitted Material
11 1 Page proofs, 1st edition 1949
11 2 Page proofs, 1st edition 1949
11 3 Page proofs, 2nd edition 1950
11 4 Page proofs, 2nd edition 1950
Subseries C: High Voltage Direct Current (published as Direct Current Transmission, abbreviated to HVDC) 1971
Box
Folder
12 1 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, publishers 1962-1980
12 2 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, publishers 1962-1980
12 3 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, publishers 1962-1980
12 4 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, publishers 1962-1980
12 5 Correspondence with others 1962-1980
12 6 Correspondence with others 1962-1980
12 7 Correspondence with others 1962-1980
12 8 Correspondence with others 1962-1980
12 9 Notation and style notes
12 10 Miscellaneous HVDC notes
13 1 Outline
Chapter 1
Box
Folder
13 3 Outline
13 4 Notes and memoranda
13 5 Manuscript
13 6 Graphs and diagrams
13 7 Bibliography
13 8 Research materials, literature
13 9 Research materials, literature
13 10 Research materials, literature
13 11 Research materials, literature
13 12 Research materials, literature
Chapter 2
Box
Folder
14 1 Outline
14 2 Manuscript
14 3 Problems and revisions
14 4 Notes and memoranda
14 5 Bibliography
Chapter 3
Box
Folder
14 6 Outline
14 7 Manuscript
14 8 Graphs
14 9 Notes
14 10 Research notes: Converter wave form atlas
14 11 Research notes: Converter equations
14 12 Research notes: Commutation margin area
14 13 Research notes: Multibridge converters
14 14 Research notes: Converter operation with large overlap
14 15 Research notes: Converter theory, misc.
14 16 Research notes: Additional D-C voltage drop in a converter
15 1 Research material, literature
Chapter 4
Box
Folder
15 2 Outline
15 3 Manuscript
15 4 Graphs
15 5 Bibliography
15 6 Notes
15 7 Research notes: Calculations
15 8 Research notes: Triangular coordinates
15 9 Research notes: IEEE papers with correspondence, unchronologized
Chapter 5
Box
Folder
16 1 Outline
16 2 Manuscript
16 3 Graphs
16 4 Bibliography
16 5 Revisions
16 6 Research notes: Control
16 7 Research materials, literature
16 8 Research materials, literature
16 9 Research materials, literature
Chapter 6
Box
Folder
16 10 Outline
16 11 Manuscript
16 12 Bibliography
16 13 Problems, revisions
17 1 Graphs
17 2 Research notes: Misoperations of converters-analysis
17 3 Research notes: Misoperations of converters-analysis
17 4 Research notes: Misoperations of converters-analysis
17 5 Research materials, literature
Chapter 7
Box
Folder
17 6 Outline
17 7 Manuscript
17 8 Bibliography
17 9 Problems, revisions
17 10 Research notes, general
17 11 Research notes, general
18 1 Research notes: Current oscillations
18 2 Research notes: Current oscillations
18 3 Research materials, literature
18 4 Research materials, literature
18 5 Research materials, literature
Chapter 8
Box
Folder
19 1 Outline; Table of Contents
19 2 Manuscript
19 3 Bibliography
19 4 Graphs
19 5-7 Research notes and literature, general
20 1 Research notes, Harmonic analysis of converters
20 2 Research notes, Harmonics, computed
20 3 Research notes, Filter, AC, minimum costs
20 4 Research notes, Filter circuit analysis
20 5 Research notes, Filters: Lydd, Echinghen, San Dalmazio
20 6 Research notes, Filters: generalized high-pass
20 7 Research notes, Direct voltage, 6 pulse - computed values
20 8 Research notes, Wasserab: Converter circuit theory
Chapter 9
Box
Folder
21 1 Outline
21 2 Manuscript
21 3 Indexes
21 4 Problems
21 5 Bibliography
21 6 Graphs
21 7 Research notes, general
21 8 Research materials, literature
21 9 Research materials, literature
22 1 Research materials, literature
22 2 Research materials, literature
22 3 Research materials, literature
22 4 Research materials, literature
Chapter 10
Box
Folder
22 5 Correspondence
22 6 Outlines
22 7 Manuscript, early draft
23 1 Notes and memoranda
23 2 Bibliography
23 3 Research notes, Pacific intertia design
23 4 Research notes, Conductor surface gradients
23 5 Research notes, Economic study of compensated overhead AC line
23 6 Research notes, Transmission lines economic study
23 7 Research materials, reference papers, #15-26
24 1 Research materials, reference papers, #36-97
24 2 Research materials, reference papers, #98-131
24 3 Research materials, reference papers, #135-166
25 1 Research materials, reference papers, #167-310
25 2 Research materials, reference papers, #311-361
25 1 Research materials, unnumbered
Chapter 11
Box
Folder
26 1 Correspondence and memoranda
26 2 Outline
26 3 Bibliography
26 4 Author index
26 5 Research materials, literature
26 6 Research materials, literature
Chapter 12
Box
Folder
26 7 Bibliography
Chapter 13
Box
Folder
26 8 Outline
26 9 Diagrams
26 10 Bibliography
26 11 Research notes and memoranda
26 12 Research notes: DC as part of AC
27 1 Research notes: DC as part of AC
Chapter 14
Box
Folder
27 2 Outline
27 3 Bibliography
27 4 Notes and memoranda
27 5 Research materials, literature
27 6 Research materials, literature
Chapter 15
Box
Folder
28 1 Table of Contents
28 2 Manuscript, draft
28 3 Manuscript, typed draft
28 4 Graphs
28 5 Bibliography
28 6 Notes and memoranda
28 7 Research materials, literature
Chapter 16
Box
Folder
28 8 Bibliography
28 9 Notes and memoranda
28 10 Research materials, literature
Chapter 17
Box
Folder
29 1 Bibliography
29 2 Notes and memoranda
29 3 Research materials, literature
Chapter 18
Box
Folder
29 4 Bibliography
29 5 Research notes
29 6 Research materials, literature-Simulation
Chapter 19
Box
Folder
29 7 Bibliography
29 8 Research materials, literature
Chapter 20
Box
Folder
30 1 Bibliography
30 2 Manuscript
30 3 Research materials, literature
30 4 HVDC general reports
30 5 Author's drawings of figures
30 6 Author's drawings of figures
30 7 Appendices
30 8 Bibliogrpahy-1
31 1 Bibliography-2
31 2 Research materials, literature, general
31 3 Research materials, literature, general
31 4 Research materials, literature, general
32 1-4 Research materials, literature, general
33 1-2 Research materials, literature, general
33 3 Lectures and discussions concerning HVDC
Magnetic Circuits
Box
Folder
33 4 Outline
33 5 Manuscript, holograph
33 6 Manuscript, typed
33 7 Manuscript, mimeograph
33 8 Notes
33 9 Fragment, Magnetic materials
33 10 Fragment, Permanent magnets
Matrix Theory Applied to Polyphase Electric Circuits and Lines
Box
Folder
34 1 Manuscript, Chapters 1-2
34 2 Manuscript, Chapters 3-5
34 3 Manuscript, Chapters 6-7
34 4 Manuscript, Chapters 8-10
34 5 Manuscript, Chapters 11-15
Power System Stability 1948-1956
Box
Folder
34 6 Correspondence 1941-1943
34 7 Correspondence 1944-July 1946
34 8 Correspondence August 1946-December 1946
34 9 Correspondence 1947
34 10 Correspondence 1948-1949
35 1 Correspondence 1950
35 2 Correspondence 1951-1955
35 3 Correspondence 1956-1959
35 4 Correspondence 1960-1966
35 6 Correspondence 1970-1980
35 7 Preface; Table of Contents; manuscript material
Box
Folder
35 8 Outlines
35 9 Tracings of tables and graphs
35 10 Answers to problems
35 11 Supplementary material
35 12 Errors and notes for revision
36 1 Page proofs, volumes II & III
36 2 Editorial comments
36 3 Publicity
36 4 Reviews
A Power Engineer's Analysis of the Ring Modulator
Box
Folder
36 5 Correspondence
36 6 Outline
36 7 First draft, introduction
36 8 First draft, complete
36 9 Rough carbon draft
36 10 Revised draft
36 11 Revised draft, carbon with notes
36 12 Diagrams, final
36 13 Research notes
Box
Folder
37 1 Theory of Ferroresonance in Single-Phase Series Circuits with Piecewise-Liner Mangetization Curve
37 2 Transient Phenomenon in AC Machines
37 3 Vector Diagrams and Their Application to Polyphase Transformer Connections

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Series IV:  Subject Files
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
37 4 Alignment charts
37 5 Alphabet revision
37 6 America's Future
37 7 Arithmetic, Trinary
37 8 Awards
37 9 Boolean algebra
37 10 Bus arrangements
37 11 Bus ties, rapid closing of
38 1 Cable, Transients on
38 2 Complex number calculation
38 3 Consulting-Centralis Electricas de Sao Paulo
38 4 Consulting-Hidro-Service
38 5 Consulting-Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
38 6 Consulting-Monasa
38 7 Differential equations
38 8 Effective current of bridge converter
38 9 Electric and magnetic forces
38 10 Electric power in the Northwest
38 11 Electrical Engineering text series
39 1 Engineering education in Brazil, paper on
39 2 Engineering notes
39 3 Esperanto
39 4 Foundation for Economic Education
39 5 Functions of a complex variable
39 6 Golden ratio
39 7 Grids for field mapping
39 8 Hillsdale College
39 9 IDO-Internations Auxiliary Language
40 1 IDO, correspondence with Eugene F. McPike
40 2 IDO, McPike correspondence with others
40 3 Key, Eugene-book
40 4 M.I.T. clean air car race
40 5 Magnetic amplifiers
40 6 Math problems
40 7 Medical Research Foundation of Oregon-DMSO
40 8 National Economic Council
40 9 Overvoltage from SLG fault
40 10 The People's Gazette
40 11 Polyhydra, regular
40 12 Publications of Edward W. Kimbark (bibliography)
40 13 Puzzles
40 14 RC Filters
40 15 Relaying News
40 16 Research contracts and proposals
40 17 Sale of periodicals and books
41 1 Saliency
41 2 Spelling reform-phonetics
41 3 Standards
41 4 Style sheets, IRE
41 5 Symmetrical components
41 6 Talk outlines
41 7 Teachers Insurance and Amnity Association, The Participant
41 8 Tennis club-Brazil
41 9 Toybnee
41 10 Transient stability studies, step by step solutions
41 11 Transmission, miscellaneous
42 1 Two phase components
42 2 Two phase coordinates
42 3 Two phase coordinates of 4 phase network
42 4 US/USSR direst current symposium
42 5 US/USSR direst current symposium
42 6 Universities, South America

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Series V:  Professional Organizations
Container(s)
Description
American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE)
Box
Folder
43 1 District 9 Prize Paper Committee
43 2 Technical papers, alphabetically by author
43 3 Technical papers, alphabetically by author
43 4 Technical papers, alphabetically by author
43 5 Technical papers, alphabetically by author
44 1 Technical papers, alphabetically by author
44 2 Discussions (correspondence) of papers published by AIEE
44 3-4 Written discussions of papers published by AIEE
44 5 Symposiums, reprint articles, technical papers
Box
Folder
44 6 American Society for Engineering Association (ASEE)
45 1 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension (CIGRE
Electriques a Haute Tension (CIGRE)
Box
Folder
45 2 Conference Minutes, trip report
45 3 Technical papers
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Box
Folder
45 4 Correspondence
45 5 Foreign lectures
Articles by Kimbark, published by IEE
Box
Folder
45 6 A New Look at Shunt Compensation (manuscript)
45 7 HVDC Transmission (manuscript and reprints)
45 8 Technical papers
Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE)
Box
Folder
49 1 The Electronic Program of the Institute Technoligica de Aeronatia
49 2 Technical papers
49 3 ITA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Box
Folder
49 4 Alumni Association
49 5 MIT Club of Mexico
49 6 MIT Club of Oregon
49 7 Electrical Engineering, publication of MIT
49 8 Technical papers published by MIT
50 1-2 Technical papers published by MIT
50 3 Midwest Power Conference
Northwestern University
Box
Folder
50 4 Alumni Association publications
50 5 Technical papers
50 6 Washington Society of Professional Engineers

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Series VI:  Coursework
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subjects Taken
Box
Folder
50 7 Miscellaneous
50 8 Engineering 1923
50 9 Engineering 1925
51 1 Northwestern University Thesis for B.S. 1926
51 2 Control Circuits 1932
51 3 Theoretical Physics 1934
51 4 Thesis at M.I.T., vol 2 1936
52 1 Thesis at M.I.T., vol 3 1936 1937
52 2 Thesis at M.I.T., vol 4 1937
52 3 Geology 1924
52 4 Psychology 1924
52 5 Russian 1971
Subjects Taught
Box
Folder
52 6 Power Transmission Problems 1939-1941
53 1 Power System Protection 1940-1941
53 2 Power System Protection 1940-1941
53 3 A-C Circuits: Problems 1940-1941
53 4 Power System Stability 1941-1942
53 5 Electrical Engineering, class lists 1946-1949
54 1 Electric Power Transmission 1947
54 2 Power System Stability 1948-1949
54 3 Course outlines 1951-1954
54 4 Course outline proposal: circuits ca. 1950
54 5 Electrical Machinery, lecture notes ca. 1950
54 6 Transformers, lecture notes ca. 1950
54 7 Circuits 1952
55 1 CCE Circuits Lab 1952
55 2 Power Systems Stability 1953
55 3 Notes of static fields 1953
55 4 CCE-30 1953
55 5 Course outlines 1954
55 6 Curriculum in Electronics 1954
55 7 CCE-30 1954
55 8 Electrostatics 1954
56 1 DEM-04 1954
56 2 DEM-05 1954
56 3 DEM-10 1954
56 4 DEM-10, 2nd semester 1954
57 1 DEM-20 1954
57 2 DEM-20, 2nd semester 1954
57 3 Power Systems Analysis 1959
57 4 Proposed Electric Power Systems course outline
57 5 Course proposal: electrical engineering
57 6 Reprints for courses: wave guides
57 7 Reprints for courses: short circuits of synchronous machines
57 8 Reprints for courses: transmission of electrical power 1938-1939
57 9 Reprints for courses: transmission of electrical power 1938-1939
58 1 A-C Circuits
58 2 Electromagnetic Theory
58 3 Foreign vocabulary book lists
58 4 Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
58 5 Course materials, Elementos de Electrotechnia
58 6 Course materials, Fundamentos de Radio 1951
58 7 School materials-Brazil

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Series VII:  Personal Files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
59 1 Business and colleagues' calling cards
59 2 Copyright
59 3 Documents for Brazil
59 4 Employment 1927-1935
60 1 Employment 1936-1949
60 2 Employment 1948-1971
61 1 Grades
61 2 Handwriting and feature analysis
61 3 House, sale of, Seattle
61 4 Humor
61 5 Instruction books, miscellaneous
61 6 International Investment Research
61 7 Inventory of household goods
61 8 Janice
61 9 Latin-English comparatives and -id, -or
61 10 Marriage
61 11 Medicare and medical insurance
61 12 Memorabilia
61 13 Mexico
62 1 Moving to Brazil
62 2 National Geographic Society
62 3 Northwestern University Alumni Association
62 4 Memos/notes, personal
62 5 Reading list
62 6 Religion, personal
62 7 Ruth's estate
62 8 Trip to United States January 1952-February 1952
62 9 Trip to United States 1955
62 10 Uncle Avery's estate
62 11 Vacation, travel brochures
62 12 Wife specs.
Ruth Kimbark's Diaries 1932-1976
Box
Folder
63 1 1932-1934
63 2 1935-1936
63 3 1937-1938
64 1 1939-1940
64 2 1941-1942
65 1 1943-1944
65 2 1945-1946
66 1 1947-1948
66 2 1949-1950
67 1 1951-1953
67 2 1954-1955
67 3 1956-1957
68 1 1958-1959
68 2 1960-1961
69 1 1962-1963
69 2 1964-1965
70 1 1966-1967
70 2 1968-1969
71 1 1970-1971
71 2 1972-1973
72 1 1974-1975
72 2 1976

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Series VIII:  Published Articles by Kimbark
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
73 1 "A Chart Showing the Relations Between Electrical Quantities on the A-C and D-C Sides of a Converter" (Xerox)
73 1 "A Compact, Inexpensive A-C Network Analyzer," AIEE Proceedings, vol. 71 1952
73 1 "Engineering Education in Brazil," The Journal of Engineering Education December 1955
73 1 "Experimental Analysis of Double Unbalances," MIT Publication June 1935
73 1 "An Extract in Retrospect," The Matrix and Tensor Quarterly December 1966
73 1 "Network Analyzer Solution of Multiple Unbalances," Electrical Engineering December 1937
73 1 "Two-Phase Coordinates of a Three-Phase Circuit," AIEE Technical Paper March 1939
73 2 Correspondence relating to articles
73 3-4 Miscellaneous relating to articles

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Series IX:  Financial Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
74 1 Income
74 2 Master Charge
74 3 Loans, letter of credit
74 4 Ledges of repairs, additions and improvements; household inventory 1955-1972
74 5 Ledges of repairs, additions and improvements; household inventory 1974
74 6 Ledgers of business and other deductible expenses 1957-1965 1966-1973

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Series X:  Packages
Container(s)
Description
Dates
roll
1 Computer Chart: "Absolute angle in degrees," "per unit voltage magnitude"
Certificates/Diplomas
roll
2 Public School Diploma 1916
2 Military Training Camps Association of the U.S. 1918
2 Evanston Township High School Battalion 1919
2 Evanston Township High School Diploma 1920
2 Northwestern University, B.S. 1924
2 Society of Sigma Xi, associate membership 1924
2 Society of Sigma Xi, full membership 1925
2 Northwestern University, Electrical Eng. 1925
2 M.I.T., M.S. 1933
Drawings for Direct Current Transmission, Vol. 1
package
Folder
1 1
1 2 No. 26-50
1 3 No. 51-100
1 4 No. 101-150
1 5 No. 151-200
1 6 No. 201-233
package
2-3 Drawings for Electrical Transmission of Power and Signals
package
4 Drawings and captions for IEEE paper (unidentified)
Drawings for Power Systems Stability
package
5-6 Volume I
7-10 Volume II
11-12 Volume III
package
13 Illustrations (photos) for Power Systems Stability, Vol. I
package
14 Models of Ring Modulator

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Series XI:  Free-Standing Volumes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
1 Kimbark, Edward Wilson. Direct Current Transmission, Vol. 1. New York: Wiley-Interscience 1971
2 Byerly, Richard T. and Edward W. Kimbark, eds. Stability of Large Electric Power Systems. New York: IEEE Press 1971

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Series XII:  Photographs (PH145)
4.0 linear feet
Kimbark, Edward Wilson, 1902-
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Lantern slides of engineering lectures
2 Engineering slides
3 Personal & travel slides, films, postcards
4 Albums, portraits with colleagues 1920s

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Kimbark, Edward Wilson, 1902---Archives
  • Kimbark, Ruth
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Brazil
  • Electric engineers--Correspondence
  • Esperanto
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Drawings
    • Lantern slides
    • Photographic prints.

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