Guide to the Harold L. Manley Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Manley, Harold Leonard, 1915-1996
Title: Harold L. Manley Collection
Dates: 1911-1949 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.35 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Manley
Summary: The Harold L. Manley Collection contains lecture notes, problem sets, and textbooks from his classes at Oregon State College from 1939-1940.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Alumnus Harold L. (Hal) Manley entered Oregon State College in January 1938 and graduated in June 1940 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He worked briefly for the National Bureau of Standards after graduation and served in the US Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946. In 1946, he became a State Registered Civil Engineer in California; shortly thereafter he began working for the Department of Building and Safety of the City of Los Angeles where he remained until his retirement in 1975.

Content Description

The Harold L. Manley Collection consists of lecture notes and problem sets from mathematics and engineering classes that Manley took at Oregon State College in 1939-1940 as well as several mathematics and engineering textbooks. Of particular interest are lecture notes from a numerical calculus class taught by W.E. Milne and a 1949 textbook by Milne, Numerical Calculus.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Harold L. Manley Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

This collection is divided into two series: Lecture Notes and Textbooks.

Acquisition Information :  

These materials were donated to the Archives by Manley's son, Steven L. Manley in 2000.

Related Materials :  

Additional biographical information for Manley is available in the Archives' central files for this collection. The W.E. Milne Collection includes other mathematical publications by Milne and the Mathematics Department Records (RG 136) include Milne's general correspondence from the 1930s. á

Detailed Description of the Collection

Lecture Notes, 1939-1940
1 Numerical Calculus lecture notes from lectures given by W.E. Milne, 1940
1 Problems in Differential Equations, 1939
1 Statically Indeterminate Structures; problems by H.L. Manley, 1940

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Textbooks, 1911-1949
1 Numerical Calculus: Approximations, Interpolation, Finite Differences, Numerical Integration, and Curve Fitting by W.E. Milne, 1949
1 Elementary Differential Equations by Lyman M. Kells, 1935
1 Strain Energy Methods of Stress Analysis by A.J. Sutton Pippard, 1928
1 Theory of Elasticity by S. Timoshenko, 1934
1 Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by W.A. Granville, 1911

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    • Titles within the Collection :
    • Elementary differential equations
    • Elements of the differential and integral calculus
    • Numerical calculus
    • Strain energy methods of stress analysis
    • Theory of elasticity
    • Subject Terms :
    • Engineering--Study and teaching.
    • Mathematics--Study and teaching.
      • Other Creators :
      • Granville, William Anthony, 1863-1943
      • Kells, Lyman M. (Lyman Morse), 1888-
      • Milne, William Edmund, 1890-
      • Pippard, Alfred John Sutton, 1891-
      • Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972

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