Guide to the Eugene Starr Papers
1911-1988

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Creator: Starr, Eugene Carl, 1901-
Title: Eugene Starr Papers
Dates: 1911-1988 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 115 linear feet (235 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Starr
Summary: Eugene Starr (1901-1988) enjoyed a widespread reputation as a distinguished scientist and engineer. A 1923 graduate of Oregon Agricultural College, he achieved international recognition for his work in the fields of electrical engineering and nuclear physics. In 1958 Starr was awarded the Department of the Interior's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for his work with the Bonneville Power Administration. Starr's papers include personal correspondence and scientific reports, with a focus on his work in nuclear fission and the transmission of high-voltage electricity.
Repository: Oregon State University
The Valley Library, Special Collections

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-2075
Email: special.collections@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections

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

Biographical Note

Dr. Eugene Starr enjoyed a widespread reputation as a distinguished scientist, brilliant engineer, and a dedicated public servant. He achieved both national and international recognition for his attainments in the fields of electrical engineering and nuclear physics, and was a pioneer in many areas of high-voltage transmission science, including the development of series and shunt capacitor applications and tests, generator characteristics, circuit breaker advances, and high-voltage transformer and cable problems.

A 1923 graduate of Oregon State University, Starr returned to teach Electrical Engineering from 1927 to 1954. From 1939 to 1954 he also served as consultant to the Bonneville Power Administration, and was its Chief Engineer from 1954 to 1961. In that position he demonstrated outstanding managerial ability and leadership during an era of rapid expansion and technological change. For his professional competence, administrative excellence and dedicated public service, Starr was granted the Department of the Interior's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 1958.

From the beginning of the Government's program with nuclear fission, Dr. Starr demonstrated a keen professional interest in the field. During World War II he served as consultant to the National Defense Research Committee of the Office of Scientific Research and Development as an official investigator, coordinator and supervisor of important defense projects. In 1946 he was a Civilian Scientific Observer at the Bikini atom bomb tests. Subsequently Mr. Starr was heavily involved in applying nuclear concepts to the generation of electric energy and to correlating such developments with the requirements of the Federal power system in the Pacific Northwest. Beginning in 1961 he served the Bonneville Power Administration as Consulting Engineer specializing in extra-high-voltage AC- DC transmission and in nuclear power development. He later won several prizes for his research papers in the field of high-voltage engineering and aircraft radio coordination. In 1965 he was named Engineer of the Year for Oregon.

Historical Note

Content Description

The Starr papers - containing nearly 10,000 items and occupying 38 cubic feet of space - are comprised chiefly of personal correspondence and scientific reports, with a focus on Starr's activities in the fields of nuclear fission and high-voltage transmission. Several research programs and publications headed by Starr are detailed within the collection, as are materials related to his work as a classroom instructor and consultant to organizations ranging from the United Nations to the Atomic Energy Commission. The materials in the Starr collection exemplify the practical application of scientific principals in relation to electricity, and help illustrate the peaceful use of nuclear power in the 20th century.

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Use of the Collection

Alternative Forms Available :  Alternative Forms Available

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions on Access

Permission to examine will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.

Preferred Citation :  Preferred Citation

Courtesy of the Eugene Starr Papers, Special Collections, Oregon State University Libraries.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The Starr Papers have received a preliminary arrangement into ten subject-specific series. Further organization within each series is forthcoming.

Location of Originals :  

Custodial History :  Custodial History

Acquisition Information :  Acquisition Information

Accessioned from Dr. Eugene Starr in Fall 1987.

Future Additions :  Future Additions

Processing Note :  Processing Note

Preliminary arrangement by Marci Simmons.

Separated Materials :  Separated Materials


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

1:  High Voltage Transmission, 1911-1988
96 boxes

Eugene Starr is perhaps best known for his important contributions to the practice of transmitting high-voltage electricity across distances of many hundreds of miles. The large collection of published papers, internal reports, field data, correspondence and memoranda in Series 1 documents Starr's seven decades of work on the issue of high-voltage transmission. In so doing, the series reflects Starr's interest in engineering and testing reliable transmission systems able to withstand the natural elements while minimizing the risks posed by the systems to humans and other animal life.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1.001 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1942
Folder
1.1 "Basic Analysis of Electric Power Transmission - Conventional and Compensated Alternating-Current and Proposed Direct-Current Systems" (EC Starr) - binder with materials, 1942
1.2 "Basic Analysis of Electric Power Transmission - Conventional and Compensated Alternating-Current and Proposed Direct-Current Systems" (EC Starr) Copy 1, 1942
1.3 "Basic Analysis of Electric Power Transmission - Conventional and Compensated Alternating-Current and Proposed Direct-Current Systems" (EC Starr) Copy 2, 1942
1.4 "Basic Analysis of Electric Power Transmission - Conventional and Compensated Alternating-Current and Proposed Direct-Current Systems" (EC Starr) Copy 3, 1942
1.5 "Basic Analysis of Electric Power Transmission - Conventional and Compensated Alternating-Current and Proposed Direct-Current Systems" (EC Starr) Copy 4, 1942
1.002 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1926-1927, 1945, 1952, 1979
Folder
2.1 "Dielectric Phase Angle Measurements by Means of the Cathode-Ray Oscillograph" (EC Starr), 1926
2.2 "The Cathode-Ray Oscillograph as a High-Voltage Wattmeter" (EC Starr), 1927
2.3 "Evaluation of Transmission-System Resistance and Corona Power Losses" (EC Starr) - 2 copies, 1945
2.4 "The Economy of Higher Transmission Voltages" (EC Starr) - 9 copies, data, calculations, and figures, 1952
2.5 "Electric Power Generation" - revision for Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 1979
1.003 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1960, 1969, 1972, 1980-1981, 1984
Folder
3.1 "Power Circuit Breaker Testing in the Field" - draft of summary for CIGRE (EC Starr), 1960
3.2 "Trends of Development in Electric Power Generation and Transmission" (EC Starr), 1960
3.3 "Snettisham HVDC Project" (EC Starr), 1969
3.4 "Transient Performance of Pacific Intertie" (EC Starr), 1972
3.5 "The Developments in High Voltage Direct Current - an Overview" (EC Starr) - 4 copies, 1980
3.6 "Mechanical Model of AC Electric Transmission" (EC Starr) - original, draft and 23 copies, 1981
3.7 "Generating Resource Protection by Asynchronous Connection to Network" (EC Starr), 1984
3.8 "Recent Major Interruptions of Pacific NW-SW AC Intertie" (EC Starr) - 20 copies, 1984
1.004 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1938, 1940; , undated
Folder
4.1 "Artificial Transmission Line Simulating" (EC Starr) - drafts, data and calculations, 1938
4.2 "Storm Static Radio Interference Phenomena Originating on Aircraft" (EC Starr) - handwritten draft w/appendices,
4.3 "Transmission-Line Loading for Maximum Economy of Operation" (EC Starr) - original drafts, undated
4.4 "Transmission-Line Power and Current Density for Maximum Economy" (EC Starr) - handwritten draft and calculations, 1940
4.5 "AC Power Limit Studies - Steady State" (EC Starr) - multiple drafts, materials + Appendix I, 1940
1.005 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1984; , undated
Folder
5.1 "Transmission Project Planning" (EC Starr) + materials and other reports by Starr, 1984
5.2 ECS Reports on Power Transmission - materials, drafts, notes,
1.006 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1930, 1948, 1963-1964, 1970, 1977; , undated
Folder
6.1 "Research" - presentation by Starr, 1930
6.2 "Radio Interference" - presentation by Starr, undated
6.3 "Power System Stability" - lecture given by Starr at NW Power Pool, 1948
6.4 Materials for General Report on DC Transmission - I, 1963
6.5 Materials for General Report on DC Transmission - II, 1963
6.6 "General Report on DC Transmission - I" (EC Starr) - Conference Paper for AIEE 1963 Winter General Meeting - materials and drafts, 1963
6.7 Group 42 (EHV A-C) presentation by Starr, undated
6.8 Group 43 H-V DC - presentation by Starr, 1964
6.9 "Status of the HVDC Pacific Intertie", 1970
6.10 "HVDC Pacific Intertie Developments" (EC Starr), 1977
6.11 "Report to D-C Subcommittee of Transmission and Distribution Committee" (EC Starr), 1977
1.007 Papers and Presentations by Starr, 1942, 1960-1964, 1968-1969; , undated
Folder
7.1 Figures from Radio Influence of HV Lines by ECS and EFS, 1942
7.2 List of slides, vault withdrawal orders, prints of some slides, color enlargements, speech notes + LMFBR viewgraph, 1960; , 1969
7.3 Photos and Figures for HVDC Paper by Starr,
7.4 Binder of Slides with descriptions from Westinghouse, 1968
7.5 Small and Large Prints of 2x2 slides with descriptions, 1960-1964
1.008 Glass Slides Prepared for Lectures by Eugene Starr, 1960, 1969
50 items
Descriptions of glass slides contained in Starr Box 1.007, Folder 7.2
1.009 Slides, Negatives and Prints from Presentations by Eugene Starr, 1970
224 items
Presentations on multiple topics including nuclear energy.
1.010 Slides, Negatives and Prints from Presentations by Eugene Starr, 1955
Five numbered sets of prints on the following subjects: corona, the Bonneville Power Administration High Voltage Test Facility, inverter operation and rectifier operation.Four slides related to a sodium graphite reactor, Atomic Energy Commission.Two slides on fault test data collected by the Bonneville Power Administration.
1.011 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1959-1982, 1984
Folder
11.1 "High Voltage Direct Current Transmission - an Annotated Bibliography" (Lava), 1968
11.2 "Study Committee 10 - D.C. Transmission at Extra High Voltage - Progress Report: 1966-1968" + Appendices A, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Lane, Last), 1968
11.3 Direct Current Links - Agenda Items, Procedures, 1970; , 1974
11.4 High Voltage Direct Current - CIGRE Special Reports, Discussions, Proceedings, 1962-1982
11.5 Reports on Trips and Meetings, 1968-1980
11.6 Status and Trends in High Voltage Direct Current Transmission - 10 papers, 1959-1982
11.7 "An Annotated Bibliography of High Voltage Direct Current Transmission 1969-1983" (BPA), 1984
1.012 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1915, 1939, 1945-1976
Folder
12.1 "High-Voltage High-Pass Network" - lab information, measurements (Stone), 1961
12.2 "The Thury System of Direct Current Transmission" (Baum) + other materials and negatives of Thury and Generator, 1915; , 1939
12.3 HVDC Papers (undated),
12.4 HVDC Papers, 1962-1969
12.5 HVDC Power Transmission - correspondence, 1945-1976
1.013 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1963-1983
Folder
13.1 "DC and Low Frequency Impedance for the Ground Return Mode of an Overhead HVDC Transmission Line - Final Report: Phase 1 Volume I" (Bracken, Feero), 1982
13.2 "Magnetospheric Effects of Power Line Radiation" (Park & Helliwell), 1978
13.3 "Report on the Study of Solar Induced Currents for the Proposed 500 kV Transmission Line" (Goddard & Boerner), 1978
13.4 AC/DC Harmonic Measurements / AC-DC Transmission Systems, 1977-1978
13.5 AC-DC Interconnection - papers, 1963-1982
13.6 DC Links - special report and papers, 1982
13.7 HVDC Papers, 1970-1983
13.8 HVDC Transmission - data, 1963-1973
13.9 HVDC Transmission Publications, 1962-1965
1.014 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1967-1983, 1988
Folder
14.1 "Superconducting Power Transmission by Low-Voltage Cable" (Merriam / Gulf General Atomic), 1968
14.2 "Superconducting Transmission Lines" (Snowden / Gulf General Atomic) 2 copies, 1970
14.3 Superconductivity - papers and articles, 1967-1983
14.4 "Superconductivity Applications on an Electric Power System: a system engineering study" - draft (BPA), 1988
14.5 Multiterminal Transmission - 2 papers, 1968; , 1979
14.6 "Multiterminal HVDC Systems" (Vithayathil) - 2 copies, 1983
14.7 "Panel Session on Prospects for Multiterminal HVDC Transmission" IEEE Summer Meeting - 9 papers, 1977
14.8 "Panel Session on Prospects for Multiterminal HVDC Transmission" IEEE Winter Meeting - 9 papers, 1980
1.015 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1978, 1983
Folder
15.1 "International Symposium on HVDC Technology - 'Sharing the Brazilian Experience' - Proceedings Part I - Papers", 1983
15.2 "International Symposium on HVDC Technology - 'Sharing the Brazilian Experience'" - Final Announcement + Program Brochure, 1983
15.3 "Proceedings of the Symposium on HVDC Power Transmission - Held by the US-USSR Joint Committee on Cooperation in the Field of Energy" (BPA), 1978
15.4 American Papers from US/USSR DC Power Transmission Symposium, 1978
15.5 Russian Papers from US/USSR DC Power Transmission Symposium, 1978
1.016 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1940-1975, 1982-1983
Folder
16.1 "Study Report of Electric Utility Industry in Eight European Countries" (BPA), 1975
16.2 HVDC in England, 1963-1969
16.3 HVDC in Italy / Europe, 1964-1969; , 1983
16.4 HVDC in Japan, 1962-1969; , 1982
16.5 HVDC in New Zealand, 1965-1969
16.6 HVDC in Sweden - technical data and articles, 1940-1974
16.7 HVDC in the USSR, 1968-1971
16.8 Russian & Swiss Papers - untranslated, 1962; , 1964
16.9 Volga Hydroelectric Station, 500 & 750 kV Transmission Lines - translated from Russian,
16.10 500 amp; 750 kV Transmission Lines - untranslated,
1.017 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1939, 1963-1984
Folder
17.1 "A Survey of the Electric Power System of the Cornucopia Gold Mines, Cornucopia, Oregon" (Stone), 1939
17.2 "Electricity in South Africa" (Electricity Supply Commission), 1975
17.3 "Generating Capacity in the U.S. Electric Utilities - An Update" (EPRI), 1984
17.4 "HVDC in Canada - Manitoba Hydro, Hydro-Quebec, Nelson River Project, 1963-1983
17.5 "The CPA/UPA 400 kV HVdc Project" (Poppens, Heiser, Nelson) - 2 items, 1976
17.6 CIGRE Reports on the Equipment of the Cabora Bassa Scheme, 1975
17.7 HVDC in California - South end of Pacific Intertie, 1969
17.8 HVDC in Paraguay and Brazil, 1979; , 1982
17.9 HVDC in Zaire and South Africa, 1969; , 1972; , 1975
1.018 Research Materials re: Direct Current, 1967-1969, 1982
Folder
18.1 "HVDC Transmission Notes" (Gunn), 1968
18.2 "Main Roles of the Three Gorge Project Defined in the Yangtze River Basin Planning" + other projects planned in China, 1982
18.3 HVDC Papers (Hingorani) - 6 papers, 1967-1969
1.019 ASEA HVDC Transmission Study Course, Ludvika, 1962
1.020 Assorted Papers re: High Voltage Electricity, 1927, 1951-1956, 1961-1962, 1968-1969, 1971-1979, 1982-1984
Folder
20.1 HV Papers, 1927; , 1951-1956; , undated
20.2 HV Papers, 1961-1962; , 1968-1969
20.3 HV Papers, 1971-1979
20.4 HV Papers, 1982-1984
1.021 Assorted Papers re: High Voltage Electricity, 1961, 1966, 1973-1974, 1984-1986
Folder
21.1 "Guide for Safety in Alternating-Current Substation Grounding" (AIEE), 1961
21.2 "Revue Generale de l'Electricite" (Organe de la Societe Francaise des Electriciens), 1966
21.3 Communication - papers and reports, 1974; , 1984
21.4 EHV - UHV Symposium - Proceedings and papers, 1973
21.5 Outline of chapter on power transmission & high voltage - entry for Encyclopedia of Physical Science & Technology (S.A. Annestrand) + detailed instructions for authors, 1986
21.6 "Power Transmission, High Voltage" article for Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Annestrand), 1985
1.022 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Standards, 1927, 1952-1963, 1968-1971, 1973-1976, 1980-1986
Folder
22.1 Notes on Better Grounding (Copperweld Steel Co.), 1927
22.2 Standards - Reports, 1952-1962
22.3 National Academy of Sciences - Sub-Panel 01 Advisory to Bureau of Standards on High Voltage Laboratory, 1960-1963
22.4 Correspondence and Reports regarding revision of standard c92.2 - voltages above 500 kV, 1968-1971
22.5 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard Voltages, 1973-1975
22.6 Revision comments for NESC Grounding Rules, 1976
22.7 Standards Material from P. L. Bellaschi, 1980-1983
22.8 NESC - American National Standard C2 - Revision Comments for Grounding Rules, 1984-1986
22.9 IEEE Standards Committee - contract, 1986
1.023 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1962-1978; , undated
Folder
23.1 High Voltage Engineering Lab - figures and calculations, undated
23.2 HV-DC Test Center - test data, reports, photos, 1962-1978
1.024 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1965, 1971-1980; , undated
Folder
24.1 "Benton-Franklin #2 115-kV Line - Test Report" (BPA),
24.2 HVDC R&D Work by BPA - "A 1500 kV DC Test Project" (5 copies), 1965
24.3 "Prototype 1100 kV Test Facilities Project Progress Reports 12-24", 1975-1976
24.4 Dedication of Project UHV Test Facility (General Electric (GE)), 1978
24.5 1100/1200 kV UHV Test Program, 1971-1979
24.6 BPA Test Program, 1974-1975; , 1980
24.7 "1200 kV Prototype Transmission Project" (BPA) - Quarterly Reports 4, 11, and 14 + photos, 1977-1980
1.025 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1944-1976; , undated
Folder
25.1 High Voltage Test Facilities - correspondence, 1968-1972
25.2 "Proposal for Conducting a Study of Transmission and Distribution Laboratory Facilities" (EPRI), 1974
25.3 EPRI Test Lab Facilities Studies, 1944-1975
25.4 EPRI Test Lab Facilities Study, 1975
25.5 "Study of Transmission and Distribution Laboratory Facilities - final report" (EPRI), 1975
25.6 "Recommendations for Transmission and Distribution Test Facilities" (EPRI), 1976
25.7 CESI (Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano) - lab activity and facility reports,
1.026 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1965-1973
Folder
26.1 Electric Power Research & Development Center, 1968
26.2 Edison Electric Institute - correspondence re: Electric Research Council Funding, 1965-1970
26.3 "Electric Utilities Industry Research and Development Goals through the Year 2000" (Electrical Research Council), 1971
26.4 Electric Research Council, 1970-1973
1.027 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1962-1983; , undated
Folder
27.1 High Voltage Transmission Research Facility in Heidelberg - 4 publications, 1972; , undated
27.2 "Bipolar DC Transmission Research Above ± 600 kV at Project UHV" (EPRI), 1980
27.3 1980 CIGRE Paper - "Bipolar HVDC Transmission Lines Research above ± 600kV",
27.4 High Power Testing - information on foreign test facilities, reports, 1962-1983
1.028 Materials re: High Voltage Electricity Testing, 1939-1940, 1961, 1963-1964, 1973; , undated
Folder
28.1 "Preliminary Proposal Covering Electronic Rectifier/Inverter Equipment for an Experimental High Voltage D.C. Transmission System" (Allis-Chalmers), 1939
28.2 HVDC rectifier test data bibliography, 1939-1940
28.3 "Design and Development of High Voltage Plastic Bushings for DC Test Facility" (Gradasoff) w/photos, 1961
28.4 "Shiobara 600 kV Laboratory -Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry", 1963
28.5 "BPA Big Eddy HVDC Terminal - Preliminary Engineering Study - Book # 2" (General Electric, ASEA), 1964
28.6 HVDC Test Line Data Photos, 1964
28.7 "Extra High Voltage Direct Current Test Center - Big Eddy Substation / The Dalles, Oregon" (BPA), 1973
28.8 "Proposal to the Edison Electric Institute for the Construction, Operation, and Evaluation of a 1 kilowatt-hour Load Leveling Battery Test Module" (ESB, Inc.), undated
28.9 "BPA D-C Test Program" - purpose, drawings, photos, undated
1.029 Materials re: High Voltage System Planning, 1945-1985
Folder
29.1 "Preliminary Draft - 230 kV Transmission Economic Study", 1945
29.2 Transmission Costs and Transient Limits, 1945; , 1957
29.3 Phase-Angle Meter for Power System Analysis - articles and ads, 1967-1969
29.4 Sylmar Earthquake, 1971
29.5 Short and Long Range Power Planning Task Force, 1972
29.6 "HVDC - Research for the 70's - A Basic Program" (Hughes Brothers), 1972
29.7 "HVDC in Future Power Systems" (Hughes Research Laboratories), 1972
29.8 "Northwest Public Power Association Engineering and Operations Conference Proceedings", 1976
29.9 Transmission Line Capacity Allocation Study (Poon), 1977
29.10 System planning and analysis / costs - papers and correspondence, 1946-1985
1.030 Materials re: High Voltage System Planning, 1978-1979
Folder
30.1 "Cost Components of High Capacity Transmission Options - Draft Report - Sections 2-10" (Gilbert, Commonwealth), 1978
30.2 "Transmission System Facilities Ten-Year Development 1978-1987 - Tentative Forecast" (BPA), 1978
30.3 "Transmission System Facilities Ten-Year Development 1979-1988 - Tentative Forecast" (BPA), 1979
1.031 Materials re: High Voltage System Planning, 1980, 1982, 1984
Folder
31.1 "Incorporating HVDC Power Transmission into System Planning - a Symposium Sponsored by the Division of Electric Energy Systems United States Department of Energy" - Proceedings, 1980
31.2 "Countermeasures for Earthquakes in the Electric Utility Industry of Japan" (Japan IERE Council), 1980
31.3 "Forecasts of Electricity Consumption in the Pacific Northwest - Final" (Bonneville Power Administration), 1982
31.4 "Neglected Opportunities" (The Institute for the Oregon Policy Studies), 1982
31.5 Task Force for Study of Cost Difference in AC and DC Systems - papers on transmission and energy transfer, 1984
1.032 Materials re: High Voltage System Planning, 1962, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1984
Folder
32.1 "Incorporating HVDC Power Transmission into System Planning - a Symposium Sponsored by the Division of Electric Energy Systems United States Department of Energy" - Proceedings, 1980
32.2 "The Developments in High Voltage Direct Current - an Overview" (EC Starr) - paper for Department of Energy HVDC Symposium, 1980
32.3 System Planning - special reports and papers, 1982
32.4 Power System Planning and Operation - special reports and papers, 1962; , 1974
32.5 Power System Planning and Development - special reports and papers, 1984
32.6 Power System Analysis and Techniques - special reports and papers, 1984
32.7 Power System Operation and Control - special reports and papers, 1984
1.033 Materials re: High Voltage System Planning, 1925-1983
Folder
33.1 "Economic Comparison Between AC and DC Power Transmission for the Rail Belt in Alaska" (Lindh), 1968
33.2 AC/DC Economic Comparison, 1959-1975
33.3 Cost Analysis, 1925-1973
33.4 System Planning - papers, 1964-1983
33.5 Use of Digital Analyzer/Simulator, 1962-1970
1.034 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1962, 1965-1967
Folder
34.1 Northeast Blackout of Nov 1965 - Reports, Wanapum Load Rejection Data, "Northwest Power Pool Load Dropping During Pool Emergencies 1965-66 Program", 1962; , 1965
34.2 Federal Power Commission - Northeast Power Blackout, 1965
34.3 "Eastern New York - New England Power System Behavior During the Northeast Power Interruption of November 9,1965 - Report to Federal Power Commission" (Eastern New York - New England System Studies Group), 1966
34.4 Material on the Northeast Blackout of 1965, 1965-1967
1.035 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1972-1973
Folder
35.1 "Report of Bay Ridge and Richmond Hill Network Shutdowns During July 1972" (Consolidated Edison Co.), 1973
35.2 "Report of Preliminary Investigations of the Bay Ridge and Richmond Hill Networks of the Con Edison System" (Debrosky, Eich), 1972
35.3 Richmond Hill Area Shutdown - Correspondence and Report, 1972-1973
1.036 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1970-1973, 1977
Folder
36.1 Con Edison Consulting File - 1972 Service Interruption, distribution evaluation committee, 1970-1973
36.2 Con Edison Blackout - Reports, 1977
1.037 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1966
Folder
37.1 "Reliability of Bulk Electric Power Supply" - a Report to the Federal Power Commission by the Advisory Committee on Reliability of Electric Bulk Power Supply + Appendices A-E + comments for revision, Dec 1, 1966
37.2 "Reliability of Bulk Electric Power Supply" - a Report to the Federal Power Commission by the Advisory Committee on Reliability of Electric Bulk Power Supply + Appendices A-I, Dec 1, 1966
37.3 "Reliability of Bulk Electric Power Supply" - a Report to the Federal Power Commission by the Advisory Committee on Reliability of Electric Bulk Power Supply + missing Appendix E, Dec 19, 1966
1.038 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1966-1969
Folder
38.1 "Reliability of Bulk Electric Power Supply" - a Report to the Federal Power Commission by the Advisory Committee on Reliability of Electric Bulk Power Supply - drafts of appendices, correspondence, correction, 1966
38.2 Federal Power Commission Advisory Committee - meetings, 1966
38.3 Final Report - Reliability of Electric Bulk Power Supply, 1967
38.4 BPA - Reliability of Power Supply for Federal Power Commission, 1967-1969
1.039 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1963-1966
Folder
39.1 Federal Power Commission - National Power Survey, 1963-1964
39.2 Advisory Committee Minutes & Reports, Nov. 1965 - Mar. 1966
39.3 Advisory Committee Minutes & Reports, Apr. 1966 - May 1966
1.040 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1966-1968
Folder
40.1 Advisory Committee Minutes & Reports, Jun. 1966 - Oct. 1966
40.2 Advisory Committee Minutes & Reports, Nov. 1966 - Feb. 1968
1.041 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1967, 1977
Folder
41.1 FPC Electric Power Reliability Act - comments on (1/2), 1967
41.2 FPC Electric Power Reliability Act - comments on (2/2), 1967
41.3 Prevention of Power Failures - Report to the Commission - Volumes I - III, 1967
41.4 Statement of Charles B. Curtis to Joint Committee on Defense Production concerning Vulnerability of Electric Utility Systems, 1977
1.042 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1973, 1975, 1977-1978
Folder
42.1 "Distribution Evaluation Committee Report" (Consolidated Edison Co.), May 1973
42.2 "Coordination of Northwest Power Pool Load Shedding Program with Abnormal Frequency Capability of Nuclear Power Plants" (Starr et al), 1975
42.3 "National Electric Reliability Council - 7th Annual Review of Overall Reliability and Adequacy of the North American Bulk Power Systems, 1977
42.4 "Status of Emergency Load Shedding Studies" (Mittelstadt), 1977
42.5 Northwest Power Pool Load Shedding Program, 1977-1978
42.6 5th Annual Reliability Engineering Conference - BPA - brochures, 1978
1.043 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1969-1983; , undated
Folder
43.1 Reliability and Design Criterion from: Western Systems Coordinating Council, BPA, and North American Electric Reliability Council,
43.2 IEEE Reliability of Bulk Power Supply - panel discussion, 1966
43.3 BPA Reliability Board, 1973
43.4 Security Assessment of Power Systems - Progress Report (Purdue), 1980
43.5 "National Electric Power Grid Assessment Program - Phase I" (Boeing), 1982
43.6 System Reliability, 1969-1983
1.044 Materials re: High Voltage Reliability, 1979-1980, 1982
Folder
44.1 BPA "Reliability Criteria and Standards" - 2 copies, 1979
44.2 BPA "Reliability Criteria and Standards", 1980
44.3 "IEEE Tutorial Course - Power System Reliability Evaluation", 1982
1.045 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1968, 1970-1972, 1976
Folder
45.1 Induced Voltages in EHV Lines - work for KG&E + papers on Induced Voltages (Poland), 1968
45.2 "Project RP98 - Biological Effects of Exposure to High Intensity Electric Fields" (Edison Electric Institute) - proposal and progress reports, 1970-1971
45.3 "Project RP98 - Biological Effects of Exposure to High Intensity Electric Fields" (Edison Electric Institute) - progress reports, 1972
45.4 "Biological Effects of High Strength Electric Fields on Small Laboratory Animals - Interim Progress Report" (Battelle NW), Sep 1976
45.5 "Effects of Electric Fields on Large Animals" (Battelle NW), Dec 1976
1.046 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1977
Folder
46.1 "Selected Biological Parameters Associated with ± 400 kV DC Transmission Line in Oregon" (Griffith) - 2 copies, 1977
46.2 "Effects of Electric Fields on Large Animals - Second Interim Report", Mar 1977
46.3 "Biological Effects of Static and Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: an Overview of U.S. Literature" (Battelle NW), Apr 1977
46.4 "Biological Effects of High Strength Electric Fields - Second Interim Progress Report" (Battelle NW), May 1977
1.047 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1977-1979
Folder
47.1 Effect of Transmission Lines on Bird Flight and Mortality - BPA Report (Meyer), 1978
47.2 "Design, Construction and Testing of a DC BioEffects Test Enclosure for Small Animals" (Battelle NW), Jun 1978
47.3 Lyons 1100/1200 kV UHV Test Program - Biological Effects study, 1977-1979
1.048 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1977-1983
Folder
48.1 "Biological Effects of Electric Fields" - study by Battelle NW - papers and correspondence, 1977-1978
48.2 "Biological Effects of Electric Fields" - study by Battelle NW - papers and correspondence, 1979-1983
1.049 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1940, 1966-1973
Folder
49.1 Biological Effects of Electric Fields - papers and reports, 1940; , 1966-1972
49.2 Biological Effects of Electric Fields - papers and reports, 1973
1.050 Materials re: Biological Effects of High Voltage Electricity, 1974-1984
Folder
50.1 Biological Effects of Electric Fields - papers and reports, 1974-1975
50.2 Biological Effects of Electric Fields - papers and reports, 1976-1978
50.3 Biological Effects of Electric Fields - papers and reports, 1979-1984
1.051 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1926, 1930, 1939-1940, 1944
Folder
51.1 "Investigation of Current in Stroke of Natural Lightning" (EC Starr) - handwritten report for GE + typed copy w/figures, 1926
51.2 "Investigation of Photograph of Stroke of Natural Lightning" (EC Starr), 1926
51.3 "The Influence of Polarity of High-Voltage Discharges" (McMillan & Starr), 1930
51.4 Radio Round Table Discussions on Lightning, Common Electrical Hazards, and Innovations, 1939-1940
51.5 "Lightning Sparkover Characteristic of High Voltage Lines and the Probability of Transmission Line Outages" (EC Starr) - notes, materials, calculations, 1944
51.6 "Lightning Sparkover Characteristic of High Voltage Lines and the Probability of Transmission Line Outages" (EC Starr) - draft, 1944
51.7 "Lightning Sparkover Characteristic of High Voltage Lines and the Probability of Transmission Line Outages" (EC Starr) - final draft, 1944
1.052 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1920-1932, 1976
Folder
52.1 Lightning Protection - data and figures, undated
52.2 "Lightning Protection of Distribution Systems" (Starr) draft and figures, 1920-1930
52.3 Impulse Generator - figures, photos, 1929-1931
52.4 Lightning Arresters for the Protection of Distribution Systems - articles, conference papers and brochures, 1930-1932
52.5 "Lightning Protection of Distribution Systems" (EC Starr), 1932
52.6 Lightning Protection - figures, drawings, photostats, negatives, 1932
52.7 "A Most Unusual Lightning Observer" (EC Starr), 1976
1.053 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1926-1930, 1936-1939, 1941-1946; , undated
Folder
53.1 Negatives for Prints in Lightning Investigation Progress Report, undated
53.2 "Analysis of Lightning Arrester Test Data" (EC Starr), undated
53.3 "An Investigation of Lightning and its Relation to Forest Protection" (McMillan & Starr) - multiple drafts + materials, 1926-1928
53.4 Lightning Investigation - Expense Accounts, 1928-1929
53.5 Lightning Investigation - correspondence and materials, 1928-1930
53.6 Lightning, 1936-1939
53.7 Lightning Study Report - EC Starr draft notes , 1941-1946
1.054 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1935, 1943-1944, 1951-1983
Folder
54.1 "Some Polarity Characteristics of Sphere Gap Sparkover" (Biele, Pugsley), 1935
54.2 "Transmission Line Flashover Detector" (Scarborough, Kinyon) + photos, data and letter, 1943-1944
54.3 "A Lightning Stroke Pathfinder" (Armstrong, Whitehead), 1963
54.4 Pathfinder Research Project - Mechanism of Lightning Flashover - monthly reports, Jan 1965 - Jun 1966
54.5 Pathfinder Research Project - Final Report Phase II (Whitehead), Supplement (Armstrong, Whitehead), Expanded Summary, 1964-1966
54.6 "Current Status Report on the EEI Research Project Mechanism of Lightning Strokes to Transmission Lines" (EEI, IITRI), 1967
54.7 EEI & IITRI Study w/ BPA - Mechanism of Lightning Flashover, 1966-1971
54.8 Earth Grounding, 1951-1983
1.055 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1927-1983
Folder
55.1 Lightning Arresters, 1928
55.2 Instruments for Recording Lightning Currents, 1939
55.3 "Lightning Electromagnetic Environment and Laboratory Reproduction Techniques - Applications in Hazard Reduction Researches for Aerospace Vehicle System" (Newmann, et al.), 1964
55.4 "An Investigation of the Lightning Elimination and Strike Reduction Properties of Dissipation Arrays - Final Report" (Bent, Llewellyn), 1976
55.5 Lightning Protection - buildings, people, transmission lines, 1927-1979
55.6 "Electric Forum - Distribution System Protection", 1982
55.7 Surge Arresters - papers, 1930-1983
1.056 Materials re: Lightning Protections for High Voltage Electricity Systems, 1927-1984
Folder
56.1 Electrical Engineering - w/letter to editor by Starr "Electric Shock Induced by Lightning Stroke" + correspondence and draft, 1941-1942
56.2 "The Brown Boveri Review - Vol. 40" w/article on impulse breakdown of sphere-gaps, 1953
56.3 Lightning and Surges - summary of discussion, 1965
56.4 Lightning and Surges - summary of discussions, 1968
56.5 Ball Lightning - ten articles, 1960-1969
56.6 American Scientist - Article on Ball Lightning (Finkelstein & Powell), May-June 1970
56.7 Lightning Studies - papers, 1927-1983
56.8 Protections - special reports, 1974; , 1984
1.057 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1931, 1934-1966
Folder
57.1 "Overhead Conductor Vibration" (Monroe), 1931
57.2 "Electrical Characteristics of A. C. S. R." (Aluminum Company of America), 1934
57.3 "Performance Charts for 60-Cycle Transmission Lines" (General Electric), 1939
57.4 "Conductors and Accessories Data" (BPA), 1941
57.5 "A.C.S.R. 220,000-Volt Transmission Lines in the United States and Canada" (Aluminum Company of America), 1941
57.6 "Electrical World - A Special Engineering Report - Insulated Aluminum Wire and Cable", 1947
57.7 "An Analysis of Conductor Vibration Field Data" (Steidel, Jr., Elton), 1951
57.8 "Research on Tension and Torsion of Cable (Theory and Experiment)" (Otsuki), 1959
57.9 "Swinging Motion of Jumper on Overhead Lines" (Sakamoto, Otsuki), 1963
57.10 "Theory of Statistical Analysis of Distributed Constant Corollary and Studies on Problems with Transmission Lines Resulting from Wind" (Ohtsuki), 1963
57.11 Transmission Line / Overhead Conductors data, 1935-1966
57.12 Bare Conductors and Mechanical Calculations of Overhead Lines - correspondence, 1958-1966
57.13 Bare Conductors and Mechanical Calculations of Overhead Lines - papers, 1960-1966
57.14 "Working Group: Overhead Conductors and Line Insulation" - presentation by Starr, 1967
1.058 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1968-1976, 1984; , undated
Folder
58.1 "Dimensional Data - Okolite-Okoprene Wires and Cables" (Okonite), undated
58.2 "Power Line Carrier Equipment" (Westinghouse), undated
58.3 "Conductor Creep and Transmission Line Construction" - for CIGRE SC #22, 1970
58.4 "Remarks on the Mechanical Calculations Pertaining to Conductors in Aerial Electrical Lines" - Italian Paper, parts I-IV + translations, 1971
58.5 US-USSR Technical Exchange of Transmission Line Data, 1972
58.6 Cables - papers, 1968-1974
58.7 IEEE Papers on Subsynchronous Resonance, 1975
58.8 "Analysis and Control of Subsynchronous Resonance" (IEEE), 1976
58.9 Overhead Lines - special reports and papers, 1974; , 1984
1.059 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1928-1973, 1975, 1982-1983, 1985; , undated
Folder
59.1 Cables, 1928-1973
59.2 "The Development of Low Cost Preservative Treatments for Rural Line Poles" (Brown), 1936
59.3 DC Transmission Line Data, 1938-1940
59.4 "Grouped Conductors" (Siemens - Schuckertwercke) - translation - 2 copies, 1948
59.5 "Economics of Single and Bundle Conductors for Extra-High Voltage Transmission" (Abetti, Lindh, Simmons, Jr.), 1960
59.6 Towers, 1960-1962
59.7 Towers and Foundations, 1968
59.8 "EHV Structures" (Hughes Brothers), 1975
59.9 "Italy/USA Joint UHV Workshop - Working Group C - Substations and Cables - Portland, OR", Jul 1982
59.10 Metal Transmission Structures, 1983; , 1985
1.060 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1964-1970, 1972-1983
Folder
60.1 IEC - TC28: Insulation Coordination, 1964-1967
60.2 Insulation Coordination - papers, 1969-1970
60.3 ANSI Committee C92 - meeting minutes, 1972-1974
60.4 American National Standards (ANSI) Committee on Insulation Coordination, C92, 1972-1983
1.061 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1946-1953, 1960-1984
Folder
61.1 Insulating Materials, 1962-1984
61.2 HV Insulated Cable - special reports and papers, 1960-1984
61.3 Insulation Coordination - special reports and papers, 1973-1984
61.4 Insulation - AIEE Coordinating Committee No. 8 on Basic Insulation Levels, 1946-1953
1.062 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1915-1926, 1940-1968
Folder
62.1 Insulation - notes and drawings, 1915-1926
62.2 Insulation - papers, reports, and studies, 1940-1968
1.063 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1969-1984
Folder
63.1 Insulation - papers, reports, and studies, 1969-1984
1.064 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1948, 1962, 1966-1973
Folder
64.1 Insulation Coordination, 1962; , 1968
64.2 Insulation contamination/unexplained flashover including: bird caused flashovers, 1948; , 1966-1969
64.3 Flashover Criteria Task Force - BPA Engineering Review Board (unexplained outages and flashover materials), 1968-1973
1.065 Materials re: High Voltage Electrical Cables and Insulation, 1924, 1926, 1963-1976; , undated
Folder
65.1 "Sectional Committee for Electrical Safety Code - Test on Pin Type Insulators" (Westinghouse), 1924
65.2 "Capacitance Measurements on Various Makes of Suspension, Pedestal, and Pin Type Insulators" - laboratory report (General Electric), 1926
65.3 Flashover and Impulse Characteristics of Insulators, 1963-1969
65.4 HVDC Insulation Tests (Electricite de France), undated
65.5 Insulators, 1968-1976
1.066 Materials re: Radio Interference and Corona of High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1925-1927, 1941-1942, 1945
Folder
66.1 "Condenser Dielectric Loss at High Frequency and Low Potential Stress" (EC Starr), 1925
66.2 "The Structural Nature of Corona Loss" (EC Starr), 1925
66.3 Corona (EC Starr) - figures and graphs, 1926
66.4 "Influence of Altitude on Atmospheric Ionizing Gradient" (EC Starr), 1941-1942
66.5 "Evaluation of Transmission-System Resistance and Corona Power Losses" (EC Starr), 1945
66.6 "Radio Interference from Conductor Corona" (EC Starr) - two drafts, 1945
66.7 Corona Loss Studies (EC Starr) - figures and graphs, 1926-1927; , 1945
1.067 Materials re: Radio Interference and Corona of High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1931-1947, 1958-1964, 1966-1983; , undated
Folder
67.1 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, undated
67.2 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1931-1947
67.3 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1958-1964
67.4 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1966-1969
67.5 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1970-1977
67.6 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1978-1979
67.7 Radio Interference and Corona Papers, 1980-1983
1.068 Materials re: Radio Interference and Corona of High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1964-1965
Folder
68.1 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - First Fair Weather Corona Loss and Radio Interference Measurements on Energized Test Line" (BPA), 1964
68.2 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - Corona Loss Performance at ± 400 kV" (BPA), 1965
68.3 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - Corona Source Inspections" (BPA), 1965
68.4 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - Night Photography and Corona Observations on Energized Test Line Part I - Main Specimen Line - Steel Tower Section" (BPA), 1965
68.5 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - R.I., Corona Loss, and Insulator Leakage ± 400 kV Operation" (BPA), 1965
68.6 "High-Voltage Direct Current Development Program - Signal-To-Noise Ratio Tests HVDC" (BPA), 1965
1.069 Materials re: Radio Interference and Corona of High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1919, 1944-1945, 1950-1956, 1961-1962, 1968, 1976, 1978
Folder
69.1 "University of Illinois Bulletin - Corona Discharge" (Warner, Kunz), 1919
69.2 "Corona Losses for Weathered Conductors" (Carroll), 1944
69.3 Corona Radiation Tests - reports, data, correspondence & Corona and Radio Noise Tests, 1944-1945; , 1950-1956
69.4 "Investigation of Corona on Overhead Transmission Line Conductors at High Voltage D.C. - A Progress Report" (Morris, Pedersen) , 1961
69.5 "Investigation of Corona on Overhead Transmission Line Conductors at High Voltage D. C. - A Progress Report on Radio Interference" (Rakosh Das, Morris), 1962
69.6 "RI Tests on B. C. Hydro's Four Conductor Bundle 500 kV AC Line (Portage Mountain-Williston Section)" (BPA), 1968
69.7 "High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission Radio Noise, Corona Loss, and Insulator Leakage" (BPA), 1968
69.8 "Recommended Guide for Measurement of Electrical Noise and Harmonic Filter Performance of High-Voltage Direct-Current Systems" (IEEE), 1976
69.9 "Corona Performance of the Bonneville Power Administration HVDC Test Line to ± 600 kV" (Bracken et al) -2 copies, 1978
69.10 "Progress Report D.C. Corona Measurements on Transmission Line Conductors" (Morris, Morse), 1968
1.070 Materials re: Radio Interference and Corona of High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1911-1912, 1942, 1966-1984
Folder
70.1 "The Law of Corona and the Dielectric Strength of Air" Parts I-III (Peek), 1911-1912
70.2 "Response of Tuned Circuit to Various Transients" - multiple drafts + materials, unknown author, 1940s
70.3 "American Standard for Measurement of Test Voltage in Dielectric Tests" (AIEE), 1942
70.4 Single Pole Reclosing, 1966-1976
70.5 Fault Studies, 1967-1983
70.6 Interference - special reports and papers, 1974; , 1984
1.071 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1920-1929, 1930, 1938, 1963-1966
Folder
71.1 Lectures on Magnetic Steel (General Electric), 1924
71.2 "Rogowski Equations as Applied to Transformer" (Shildneck), 1926
71.3 "Tests on Constant-Current Transformers in La Grande Substation of Eastern Oregon Light and Power Company" (EC Starr) - report, materials, 1930
71.4 Three-Winding Transformers - Photostats of papers by Bergval, Peters + foreign article (Ziegler), 1920-1929; , 1938
71.5 VEPCO 500 kV Transformer Failure - consulting assignment, 1963-1966
1.072 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1965-1974
Folder
72.1 Elin - test reports, transformer failure, drawings, and calculations, 1965-1967
72.2 Transformers (EHV) - failure reports & testing, 1967-1974
1.073 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1968-1976
Folder
73.1 Power System Oscillations, 1970
73.2 Specifications for EHV and UHV transformers, 1971-1974
73.3 Partial Discharge Corona Transformer Testing + Testing of Spacer Damper and Insulators - studies, papers, etc., 1968-1976
1.074 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1971-1977, 1979
Folder
74.1 Corona Testing Requirements of 230kV and 500kV Transformers incl. Contract w/Westinghouse, 1971-1975
74.2 General Electric 345 kV Auto Transformer T-1518 - correspondence, 1976-1977
74.3 Lyons 1100/1200 kV Test Program - transformer failure reports, 1979
1.075 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1930-1966, 1969-1983
Folder
75.1 Transformers - papers and reports, 1930-1966
75.2 Transformers - papers and reports, 1969-1983
1.076 Materials re: Transformers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1941, 1947, 1950-1984; , undated
Folder
76.1 "Power Transformers" (General Electric), undated
76.2 "Influence of Generator Transient Reactance on the Approximate Power Limit of an Uncompensated, 200-Mile, 230-kV Transmission Line" (EC Starr) - paper and materials, 1947
76.3 Synchronous Reactors - tests, reports, notes, 1941; , 1950-1954
76.4 Synchronous Machines - papers, 1971-1983
76.5 Power Generators, 1950-1983
76.6 Transformers - special reports and papers, 1960-1984
76.7 Generators, Alternators, Rotating Machines - special reports and papers, 1962-1984
1.077 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1940-1984; , undated
Folder
77.1 Circuit Breakers - figures and negatives, undated
77.2 "High-Speed Circuit Breaker Rating" (EC Starr) - multiple drafts and materials, 1951
77.3 "High Voltage Circuit Interruption" - presentation given by Starr, 1953
77.4 "A New Basis for Rating Power Circuit Breakers" (AIEE Working Group) - formal discussion document, materials, and correspondence, 1954
77.5 Circuit Breakers - special report and papers, 1966
77.6 Trip to Fontenay, France to observe circuit breaker testing - correspondence, calculations, data, 1966
77.7 Cogenel, Inc. Delle Circuit Breakers - correspondence and failure reports, 1965-1970
77.8 Circuit Breaker File - papers, 1940-1972
77.9 Circuit Breaker File - papers, 1973-1983
77.10 Switching Equipment (circuit breakers) - special reports and papers, 1960-1984
1.078 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1951-1953, 1975, 1979-1980; , undated
Folder
78.1 "Brown-Boveri Circuit Breaker Tests - 230 kV Air-Blast Circuit Breaker", 1951
78.2 Circuit Breaker Field Tests (GE), 1951
78.3 Circuit Breaker Interruption Rating - correspondence, papers, and discussion, 1951-1952
78.4 Oerlikon Line Dropping and Fault Tests, 1951-1953
78.5 Circuit Breaker Testing, 1975, 1979
78.6 "Field Test of Westinghouse Metallic Return Transfer Breaker at Celilo Converter Station October 23-24, 1980", 1980
78.7 Breaker Test Oscillographs from Grand Coulee, undated
1.079 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1948-1974; , undated
Folder
79.1 "Pacific Oerlikon Oil Circuit Breaker Tests - Volume II", 1951
79.2 Interruption Tests, 1948-1974
79.3 Grand Coulee Breaker Test Oscillographs, undated
1.080 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1950, 1961, 1966-1983; , undated
Folder
80.1 "Report of High Power Laboratory Tests 230/196 kV GM-6 10,000 mVA Oil Circuit Breaker" (Westinghouse), 1950
80.2 "Effect of Breaker Resistance on 230 kV Line Switching Transients" (BPA), 1961
80.3 "DC Circuit Breaker Development from Hughes Research Laboratories" - proposal, 1967
80.4 "Technical Proposal for the Development of a Prototype HVDC Breaker" (General Electric), 1974
80.5 Switching Surges - papers, 1966-1983
1.081 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1959-1969, 1971-1986
Folder
81.1 "Development of Liquid Metal Plasma Valves" (EDRA-Hughes), 1975
81.2 "IEEE Power Engineering Review - September 1983" [includes article on new solid state valves for HVDC],
81.3 Converter Valves - papers, 1959-1967
81.4 Converter Valves - papers, 1968
81.5 Converter Valves - papers, 1969
81.6 Converter Valves - papers, 1971-1986
1.082 Materials re: Circuit Breakers Used in High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1960-1984
Folder
82.1 BPA - Specifications for HVDC Converter Terminals - Request for Proposals, 1965
82.2 AC-DC Converting Plants - special reports and papers, 1968-1969
82.3 "SF6 Gas Insulated Substations Assessment and Recommendations" (H. C. Ramberg and M.A. Currie), 1976
82.4 Background Material on Engineering & Design Aspects of the Taft Gas Insulated Substation, 1983
82.5 Substations/Converter Stations, 1960-1983
82.6 Substations - special reports and papers, 1974; , 1984
1.083 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1926, 1943, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1973, 1979; , undated
Folder
83.1 Untitled draft on stability - handwritten notes and calculations, undated
83.2 "A - C Transmission Power Flow Control" (EC Starr) - 8 copies, undated
83.3 "A Study of Traveling Waves" (EC Starr) - multiple drafts, 1926
83.4 Series Capacitor papers by Starr - drafts, 1940s
83.5 "Power Limit and Stability of Transmission Systems" (EC Starr) - two drafts, 1943
83.6 "Economic Aspects of Series Capacitors in High Voltage Transmission" (Seymour, Starr) - 4 copies, 1951
83.7 Functional Requirements of Series Capacitors in Long Distance Transmission Lines and a Description of Fundamental Features of the Installation in the Bonneville Power Administration System" (Dojikov, Starr) - 2 copies, 1951
83.8 Shunt Capacitors in Large Transmission Networks (Starr, Harrington), 1953
83.9 "Transmission Stability" (EC Starr) - drafts and figures, 1957
83.10 "Pacific Intertie Series Capacitors, Oregon Section" (EC Starr) - 5 copies, 1973
83.11 "Experience with 500 kV Series Capacitor Installations and New Protection Schemes on the BPA System" (Starr, Courts) -1980 CIGRE paper and correspondence, 1979
1.084 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1930-1980
Folder
84.1 Capacitor notes, figures, and data, 1930-1980
84.2 Capacitor Information - reports, memos, data, 1935-1949
84.3 Capacitor Information - reports, memos, data, 1950-1968
1.085 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1936-1969, 1971-1977
Folder
85.1 Capacitor correspondence, 1936-1969
85.2 Capacitor Information - reports, memos, data, 1971-1975
85.3 Capacitor Information - reports, memos, data, 1976-1977
1.086 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1926-1927, 1940, 1978-1980; , undated
Folder
86.1 "A Mechanical Analogy to the Problem of Transmission Stability" (Griscom), 1926
86.2 "Static Stability Limits and the Intermediate Condenser Station" (Wagner, Evans), 1927
86.3 "Stability Limitations of Long-Distance A-C Power Transmission Systems" (GE), 1940
86.4 Capacitor Information - reports, memos, data, 1978-1980
86.5 Capacitor Information + 2 photos, undated
1.087 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1921, 1928, 1945-1953, 1967-1968, 1973, 1980
Folder
87.1 McNary Generator Stability Study, 1945-1953
87.2 Western Systems Coordinating Committee - control equipment for excitation systems, 1967-1968
87.3 Report to WSCC Loop Flow Working Group on the Midway-Vincent Phase Shifter Stability Evaluation, 1973
87.4 Intermediate Condensers - articles, reports, 1921; , 1928; , 1980
1.088 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1947-1949, 1952-1953, 1957, 1969-1978, 1981-1984
Folder
88.1 Series Capacitors - Chehalis, 1947-1949
88.2 Rocky Ford Series Capacitors (Ev Harrington's File), 1952-1953
88.3 Use of Series Capacitors in Sweden, 1957
88.4 Bakeoven Series Capacitors - tests and reports, 1969-1978
88.5 Garrison Series Capacitor Installation - contract, reports, correspondence, 1981-1984
1.089 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1948-1953, 1964, 1973-1976
Folder
89.1 "Proposal - 230 kV Series Capacitor Equipment for City of Los Angeles Owens George Project" (Westinghouse Electric Corp.), 1948
89.2 "Descriptive and Performance Specifications - Outdoor Series Capacitor Equipment for BPA Invitation No. 4679" (General Electric), 1949
89.3 Proposal for BPA Invitation Number 4679 Outdoor Series Capacitor Equipment (Westinghouse), 1949
89.4 Proposal for Outdoor Series Capacitor Equipment of BPA Invitation No. 4679 (I-T-E Circuit Breaker Company), 1949
89.5 "Addendum No. 4 to Invitation No. 5155" (BPA), 1950
89.6 Bibliography on Power Capacitors, 1951
89.7 Series Capacitor Testing, 1952
89.8 Line Dropping Restrike Performance Tests - Capacitor Breaker Tests and Reports, 1952-1953
89.9 "Proposal for Shunt Capacitor Equipment Invitation No. 6894" (Westinghouse Electric Corp.), 1953
89.10 "Capacitor Evaluation Tests April - July 1963 (Partington, BPA), 1964
89.11 "Transmission - a magazine for electric utilities - Transmission Line Compensation Issue" (General Electric), 1973
89.12 "NGH Series Capacitor Protection Scheme Invitation No. 4321- Unit 2 - Administrative Provisions" (BPA), 1973
89.13 "Solicitation, Offer, and Award No. 4321 for NGH Series Capacitor Protection Scheme" (BPA), 1974
89.14 "Results of Subsynchronous Resonance Test at Mohave" (Walker et al), 1975
89.15 "Development of a 1200 kV Ceramic Oxide Voltage Limiter for Power Systems Applications - Fourth Quarter Progress Report" (Sweetana, Westinghouse), 1976
1.090 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1951-1953, 1960, 1962, 1972-1973, 1975-1981
Folder
90.1 AIEE Working Group on Volt-Time Characteristics of Capacitors - Short-Time 60-cycle Overvoltages, 1951-1953
90.2 Sangamo's Third Annual Power Capacitor Seminar - Starr gave presentation "Use of Capacitors on High Voltage Transmission Systems" - Springfield, IL, 1960
90.3 Sangamo's Fifth Annual Power Capacitor Seminar - Starr gave presentation "Use of Capacitors on High Voltage Transmission Systems" - Springfield, IL + Springfield visitors guides, 1962
90.4 Series Capacitor meetings, 1972-1973
90.5 IEEE Capacitor Subcommittee - ANSI Standards for Series Capacitors - drafts w/revisions, 1973
90.6 IEEE Summer Power Meeting - Capacitor Session - papers, correspondence, slides, 1973
90.7 IEEE Capacitor Subcommittee - Bibliography on Power Capacitors, 1975-1981
1.091 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1924-1936, 1940-1949
Folder
91.1 Capacitor papers, 1924-1936
91.2 Capacitor papers, 1940-1949
1.092 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1950-1953, 1960-1969
Folder
92.1 "Capacitor - Excited Induction Generator" (Laughlin) - masters thesis, 1950
92.2 Capacitor papers, 1951-1953
92.3 Capacitor papers, 1960-1969
1.093 Materials re: Capacitors Used in and Stability of High Voltage Transmission Systems, 1972-1978, 1980-1983
Folder
93.1 Capacitor papers, 1972-1978
93.2 Capacitor papers, 1980-1983
1.094 Materials re: Underground Transmission of High Voltage Electricity, 1931, 1938-1972
Folder
94.1 Rome Trenchlay Non-Metallic Sheathed Underground Cables + Cable Failure Test, 1931; , undated
94.2 HV Submarine Cable including "Spokane Fault Test Report" (Purviance), 1952
94.3 "Proposed Research Projects - EHV AC and DC Underground Transmission Task Force" (Electrical Research Council), 1965
94.4 Underground Power Transmission, 1938-1965
94.5 Underground Power Transmission, 1965-1972
1.095 Materials re: Underground Transmission of High Voltage Electricity, 1968, 1970-1973, 1982-1983
Folder
95.1 "Superconducting Underground DC Power Transmission" (Merriam and Stern, Gulf General Atomic), 1968
95.2 "Underground Power Transmission" (Arthur D. Little, Inc.), 1972
95.3 Underground Utility Lines Program - City of Portland, 1970-1973
95.4 "Evaluation of Underground DC Transmission Systems" - 5th and 6th Technical Progress Reports (Philadelphia Electric Company), 1982-1983
1.096 Materials re: Underground Transmission of High Voltage Electricity, 1960-1963; , undated
Folder
96.1 "The High-Voltage DC Transmission to Gotland" (ASEA), undated
96.2 Cross-Channel HVDC Transmission, 1960-1963
96.3 "Cross-Channel Power Link" (Central Electricity Generating Board), 1961
96.4 Electrical World "Special Report - Dc Transmission Around the World", 1962

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2:  Precipitation-Static Reduction Research, 1931-1951
11 boxes

The materials in Series 2 date to Starr's major contributions toward eliminating weather-related static electricity interference as it pertained to radio communications in aircraft.

Container(s)
Description
Box
2.001 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Progress Reports by Eugene Starr, 1938, 1941-1942
Folder
1.1 "United Airlines Precipitation-Static Report", Jan. 1938
1.2 "Progress Report on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Jul. 1941
1.3 "Progress Report 2 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Sep. 1941
1.4 "Progress Report 3 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Nov. 1941
1.5 "Progress Report 4 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Jan. 1942
1.6 "Progress Report 5 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Mar. 1942
1.7 "Progress Report 6 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), May 1942
2.002 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Progress Reports by Eugene Starr, 1942-1943
Folder
2.1 "Progress Report 7 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), Jul. 1942
2.2 "Progress Report 8 on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins) + "Progress Report 9on C-21 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Starr / Huggins), 1942
2.3 "Precipitation-Static Reduction Research - Final Report" - copy 1, Mar. 1943
2.4 "Precipitation-Static Reduction Research - Final Report" - copy 2 + photos and notes, Mar. 1943
2.003 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Progress Reports by Eugene Starr, 1943
Folder
3.1 "Precipitation-Static Reduction Research - Final Report" (Starr / Huggins) - copy 3 - printer's draft, Mar. 1943
2.004 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Papers by Eugene Starr, 1938-1943
Folder
4.1 "Storm-Static Radio Interference Phenomena Originating on Aircraft" (EC Starr), 1938-1939
4.2 "High-Voltage Direct-Current Point Discharges" (EC Starr) - multiple drafts, 1939
4.3 "Aircraft Precipitation-Static Radio Interference" (EC Starr) - multiple drafts, 1939-1940
4.4 Aircraft Precipitation Static Materials, 1939-1942
4.5 "Precipitation-Static Research - Recommended Program for Immediate Improvement of Aircraft Radio Reception Under Precipitation-Static Conditions" (EC Starr), 1943
2.005 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Non-Starr Progress Reports, 1940-1943
Folder
5.1 "A Progress Report on Elimination of Rain and Snow Static" (Slayter Electronics Corp.), ca. 1940
5.2 "Preliminary Report on Atmospheric Electrical Discharges to Aircraft" (US Weather Bureau), 1941
5.3 "First Partial Report on Precipitation Static Problem" (Naval Research Laboratory) - 2 copies, 1942
5.4 "Report on the Radio-Influence Characteristics of Radioactivated Dischargers" (Canadian Radium & Uranium Corp.), 1942
5.5 Precipitation Static Research - progress reports (University of New Mexico), 1942-1943
5.6 "Progress Report No. 2 - Study of the Effect of Aircraft Surface Treatment on Electrical Charges Causing Precipitation Static" (Purdue University), 1943
5.7 Progress Reports - Precipitation Static Research (United Airlines), 1943
2.006 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Non-Starr Progress Reports, 1938-1939, 1942-1943
Folder
6.1 Refrigerated Wind Tunnel Tests - Icing Test of Radio Equipment for American Airlines (B.F. Goodrich Company), 1938
6.2 "A Laboratory Investigation of Precipitation Static" (Purdue University), 1939
6.3 "Report on Preliminary Tests on the Radio-Influence Characteristics of a Radioactivated-Point Discharger" (Huggins), 1942
6.4 "Radio Noise of Precipitation-Static Origin" (Consolidated Vultee), 1943
6.5 "A Report on Precipitation-Static Reduction Research" (Huggins) - multiple drafts, 1943
2.007 Precipitation-Static Reduction Research: Non-Starr Progress Reports, 1943-1944
Folder
7.1 Progress Reports 1-5 on Precipitation Static Reduction (State College of Washington), 1943
7.2 "A Final Report on Precipitation Static Reduction Research" (Washington State College), 1944
2.008 Research Materials re: Precipitation-Static Reduction, 1937-1951; , undated
Folder
8.1 Canadian Radium & Uranium Corporation - data, undated
8.2 Photos and Negatives of Test Facility and Results, undated
8.3 United Airlines - correspondence, data, and calculations, 1937-1938
8.4 Radio Interference Frequency Spectra - data and calculations, 1939
8.5 Precipitation Static Research (Civil Aeronautics Administration), 1940
8.6 Radium Discharger Report - draft w/graph, 1942
8.7 Aircraft Precipitation Static Investigations (TWA) - lab results, 1942-1943
8.8 Precipitation-Static - ARL Progress Report, 1943
8.9 Precipitation Static Bulletin Correspondence, 1938-1945
8.10 Advisory Reports, 1940-1951
2.009 Research Materials re: Precipitation-Static Reduction, 1931, 1941-1943; , undated
Folder
9.1 Aircraft Precipitation Static Proposed Resistive Discharger for Aircraft + Experimental Positive-Point-Discharger Frequency Spectrum, undated
9.2 Point discharges and Precipitation Static Illustrations, undated
9.3 Static Discharge Study - drafts, undated
9.4 Figures for Discharge Current and Flame Behavior,
9.5 "The Effect of an Electric Field on Flames and their Propagation" (Lewis) + "The Effect of an Electric Field on the Propagation of Flame" (Guenault, Wheeler), 1931
9.6 Flame Discharger - correspondence, test results, 1941-1943
9.7 Discharger Data, 1941-1943
9.8 Aircraft Precipitation Static Discharge Devices - graphs, figures, paper, 1943
9.9 Precipitation Static Research - propeller tip discharge testing, 1942-1943
2.010 Research Materials re: Precipitation-Static Reduction, 1938-1944; , undated
Folder
10.1 Rough Draft Materials - handwritten and typed appendices (Starr), undated
10.2 Technical Data - calculations and notes, 1938-1944
2.011 Research Materials re: Precipitation-Static Reduction, 1942-1944; , undated
Folder
11.1 Airplane discharge characteristics - original drawings, photostat negatives, undated
11.2 Vacuum Chamber - drawings & calculations (Huggins), 1942
11.3 Blower-Exhauster - correspondence re: building an air tunnel test chamber, 1942-1943
11.4 Experiment materials: cathode ray oscillograms and negatives - Point Discharge Studies, Performance Characteristics of Discharge Devices, 1944; , undated

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3:  Nuclear Power, 1940-1988
31 boxes

A member of the Manhattan Project and later a consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission, Eugene Starr was closely acquainted with the development of nuclear power from its inception. The materials in Series 3 reflect this life-long interest, and specifically detail his contacts with nuclear power interests in the Pacific Northwest. Starr's participation as a civilian observer at the first Operation Crossroads nuclear test on Bikini Atoll is also documented in this series.

Container(s)
Description
Box
3.001 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1962-1964, 1974, 1983
Folder
1.1 Planning Conferences - notes, 1962-1964
1.2 BPA Committee, Nov 1962 - Jan 1963; , June 1974
1.3 NW Power Planning Council (NWPPC) - "WPPSS 1, 2, & 3 - Decisions Under Uncertainty" - draft, 1983
3.002 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1962-1964
Folder
2.1 Transmission Planning, Nov 1962 - Mar 1963
2.2 Transmission Planning, Apr 1963 - Feb 1964
3.003 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1962-1964, 1970, 1975
Folder
3.1 "Preliminary Feasibility Analysis" (RW Beck & Associates), 1962
3.2 Site Survey Materials, 1962-1963
3.3 "Proceedings Commercial Fabrication of Plutonium Fuels" (Hanford Laboratories), 1964
3.4 BPA "Special Hanford NPR Study", 1970
3.5 "Status Report - Conceptual Fuel Cycle Studies for the Hanford Nuclear Energy Center" (Battelle NW) - 4 copies , 1975
3.004 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1960-1963
Folder
4.1 Cooling System - flow diagrams, 1960; , 1962
4.2 Control Systems, Apr 1961 - Dec 1962
4.3 Sixth Loop, 1962-1963
4.4 Steam Pressure and Quality - calculations, 1962-1963
3.005 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1963-1982
Folder
5.1 Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) Hanford Project, 1963
5.2 Progress Reports, 1963-1964
5.3 WPPSS Hanford Plant - Operating data, reports, 1963-1965
5.4 WPPSS Hanford Plant - Operating data, reports, 1965-1982
3.006 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1961-1963, 1966, 1973-1984
Folder
6.1 "Power Conversion Studies - Hanford New Production Reactor", 1961
6.2 Ground-breaking for the Hanford Steam Plant - program, 1963
6.3 Willis T. Batcheller, consulting engineer - NPR Design Deficiencies, 1962; , 1963; , 1966
6.4 Reactor Termination [Jan 1963 - Mar 1971] + Oregonian Article, 1980
6.5 Governor's Panel Report on Impact of WPPSS 4 & 5 + Final Report to Washington State Legislature + Report to Regional Council, 1981-1982
6.6 WPPSS 3 & 5 - Frequency Decay Study, 1982
6.7 Analysis of Resource Alternatives: WNP-3, 1983
6.8 Daily Report Journal from Hanford Generating Plant, Aug 1973 - Apr 1984
3.007 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1960-1965
Folder
7.1 Contracts, 1960-1962
7.2 AEC - correspondence, 1962-1963
7.3 Burns & Roe - correspondence, 1962-1963
7.4 Tennessee Valley Authority - correspondence, 1962-1963
7.5 Turbine Generator - specifications, bids and analysis, 1962-1963
7.6 Schedules for Construction, Bids and Contracts, 1962-1965
3.008 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1958, 1961-1965, 1969, 1976, 1979
Folder
8.1 Bond Issuance - official statement, 1963
8.2 5-6 loop Conversion - cost estimates, incremental analysis, 1963-1964
8.3 Construction Budget, May 1963 - Jul 1965
8.4 Auxiliary Steam Supply Systems - cost comparisons (Warchol), 1969
8.5 Fuel - research, development and costs, 1958; , 1961-1964; , 1969
8.6 WPPSS Cost and Budget Information, 1976; , 1979
3.009 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1961-1965, 1969, 1976, 1979
Folder
9.1 Turbine-Generators - performance and cost estimates, 1963
9.2 Cost estimates, 1961-1965
9.3 Operation - costs, output and outages, 1962-1964; , 1967
9.4 Position Paper - budget, contract information, 1981
9.5 Turbine Generator - data and reports, 1976-1988
3.010 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1960-1967
Folder
10.1 NPR - 16 viewgraphs for overhead projector,
10.2 NPR - engineering aspects, 1960-1962
10.3 NPR - lecture notes, photos & materials, 1961-1964
10.4 NPR - Conversion, Feasibility Studies, 1962
10.5 NPR - Conversion, Feasibility Studies, 1963
10.6 NPR Hanford Plant - plant factors, 1963-1967
3.011 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1960-1973
Folder
11.1 NPR - memos, 1960-1963
11.2 NPR - financing, 1962-1963
11.3 NPR - WPPSS - contract w/General Electric (GE), 1963
11.4 WPPSS Nuclear Project No. 2 - Agreement, 1970
11.5 Hanford Contracts, 1962-1973
3.012 Materials re: Washington Public Power Supply, New Production Reactor, 1963-1966, 1970, 1982
Folder
12.1 Hanford Electric Generating Project, 1963
12.2 NPR - personnel - employee reviews [1964-1968], position descriptions, organization, 1963-1966
12.3 WPPSS Hanford Nuclear Steam Plant Inspection - Units #1 & #2, July 1970
12.4 "Draft Final Report - Independent Review of WNP-4 and 5" (Washington Energy Resource Center, Washington State University, University of Washington), 1982
3.013 Materials re: Atomic Energy Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 1956, 1958, 1960
Folder
13.1 Meeting Minutes, Oct 3, 1958
13.2 Liquid Metal Fuel Reactor studies (5 items), 1958
13.3 "Program 4000 - Reactor Development - Status & Progress Report" (Oak Ridge National Laboratories), Sept 1958
13.4 "Molten Salt Reactor Program" (Oak Ridge National Laboratories), 1958
13.5 "The ORNL Gas-Cooled Reactor" (Oak Ridge National Laboratories) + "The ORNL Gas-Cooled Reactor - Advanced Concepts" (Oak Ridge National Laboratories), 1958
13.6 Operation Know-How (General Electric) + Operation Sunrise (General Electric),
13.7 3 Pages from Nuclear Power re: British Power Stations and Reactors, Sept 1958
13.8 Committee materials given to EC Starr - including "Plutonium Recycling in Thermal Reactors", 1958
13.9 Committee materials given to EC Starr - including "Experimental Power and Test Reactors" (AEC) [1956] and "Civilian Power Reactor Program - Plans for Development", 1960
13.10 Committee materials given to EC Starr - including correspondence, 1958
13.11 Committee materials given to EC Starr - including "Eight Reactor Types - A Thermodynamic Comparison (Burns and Roe, Inc.) [1958] and "Fact Sheets on Nuclear Energy Power Projects", 1958
3.014 Materials re: Atomic Energy Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 1956-1960
Folder
14.1 "Statistical Charts & Data for Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies & Programs", Oct - Nov 1958
14.2 AEC Ad Hoc Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs - correspondence, reports, materials, 1956-1959
14.3 AEC Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs - correspondence on final draft, minutes, testimonies, 1958-1960
3.015 Materials re: Atomic Energy Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 1958-1959
Folder
15.1 AEC Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs - correspondence, minutes, reports, 1958-1959
15.2 AEC Civilian Power Program - Part IV Program Recommendations for Civilian Power Reactors, 1959
15.3 "Civilian Nuclear Power - Report by Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs United States Atomic Energy Commission", 1959
3.016 Materials re: Atomic Energy Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 1953-1954, 1958, 1960, 1963
Folder
16.1 "Report of the Sodium Graphite Technical Task Force", 1958
16.2 Atomic Energy Commission - Nuclear Power, 1953-1954
16.3 Atomic Energy Commission - Puget Sound, 1954
16.4 Atomic Energy Commission Civilian Power Reactor Program - Parts II, III, IV, 1960
16.5 Atomic Energy Commission Releases, 1963
3.017 Materials re: Atomic Energy Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 1955-1964, 1966
Folder
17.1 "Radioactive Fallout - A Two-Year Summary Report" (Dunham), 1959
17.2 Civilian Nuclear Power - Report by Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Reactor Policies and Programs, 1959
17.3 "Atomic Energy Commission Civilian Power Program - Part I Current Status of Reactor Concepts", 1959
17.4 "Atomic Energy Commission Civilian Power Program - Part II Economic Potential and Development Program", 1959
17.5 Atomic Energy Commission Publications, 1955-1963
17.6 Atomic Energy Commission Remarks, 1955; , 1964; , 1966
3.018 Papers, Reports and Publications re: Nuclear Power, 1953-1964
Folder
18.1 Papers, reports and publications, 1953-1957
18.2 Papers, reports and publications, 1958-1959
18.3 Papers, reports and publications, 1960-1964
3.019 Papers, Reports and Publications re: Nuclear Power, 1966, 1968-1976
Folder
19.1 Papers, reports and publications, 1966
19.2 Papers, reports and publications, 1968-1969
19.3 Papers, reports and publications, 1970-1976
3.020 Papers, Reports and Publications re: Nuclear Power, 1977-1986
Folder
20.1 Papers, reports and publications, 1977-1979
20.2 Papers, reports and publications, 1980-1982
20.3 Papers, reports and publications, 1983-1986
3.021 Presentations and Photos re: Nuclear Power, 1949-1968
Folder
21.1 "Nuclear Power - Its Future in the Northwest" (EC Starr) - materials and drafts for presentation, 1958
21.2 Nuclear Plant Photos - Shippingport & others, 1958
21.3 Nuclear Power Presentations - materials, drafts, note cards, photos, 1949-1959
21.4 Rugeley Plant Cooling Towers - photos, 1968
3.022 Materials re: Three Mile Island and the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1979
Folder
22.1 Operation Crossroads - invitation, correspondence, presentation notices including first impressions of A-Bomb test, 1945-1948
22.2 Special Briefing on Harrisburg Events (Three Mile Island), 1979
22.3 Three Mile Island Incident, 1979
3.023 Materials re: Particle Accelerators and Nuclear Fusion Research, 1961-1986
Folder
23.1 "Catalogue of High Energy Accelerators" (Brookhaven National Laboratory), 1961
23.2 High Energy Physics - Accelerators - several publications, 1961-1965
23.3 Accelerator Site Selection Committee, 1965
23.4 Engineering Test Reactor for Fusion Research - discussion, reports, 1985-1986
23.5 Materials on Fusion Energy Research as it relates to an Engineering Test Reactor, 1986
3.024 Materials re: Costs of Nuclear Power Generation, 1952-1982
Folder
24.1 Power Generation Cost Comparisons -nuclear, coal, hydro, 1952-1959
24.2 "Costs of Nuclear Power" (AEC), 1959
24.3 Nuclear Power Costs - Passamaquoddy, Oyster Creek, TVA, etc., 1963-1968
24.4 "The Economics of Nuclear Power" (Brandfon) + "Economic and Technical Experience of Nuclear Power Production in the U.S." (Behnke), 1982
3.025 Materials re: Non-U.S. Nuclear Power Systems, 1959-1960, 1969-1970, 1984-1985
Folder
25.1 "Scientific Research in Great Britain - With Emphasis on Basic Research and Research in Atomic Energy", 1959
25.2 "Relative Water and Power Resource Development in the USSR and the USA", 1960
25.3 British Nuclear Forum's Trade Mission, 1970
25.4 Nuclear Power in the United Kingdom, Dounreay Fast Reactor - reports, 1969-1970
25.5 "Disparities in Nuclear Plant Performance in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany" (Hansen, Winje), 1984
25.6 "Comparative Evaluation of Nuclear Power in Japan and the United States - A Report to the Japanese-United States Friendship Commission" (Lowinger, Hinman), 1985
3.026 Materials re: Nuclear Power Plant Siting, 1967-1968
Folder
26.1 "Nuclear Power Plant Siting in the Pacific Northwest" for BPA - Summary Report (Battelle-Northwest), 1967
26.2 "Nuclear Power Plant Siting in the Pacific Northwest" for BPA (Battelle-Northwest), 1967
26.3 Federal Power Commission S.2564/S.3330 - Nuclear plant siting/sharing - papers and memos, 1968
3.027 Assorted Materials re: Nuclear Power, 1940, 1965-1968
Folder
27.1 "Feed Water Heating" (Reynolds), 1940
27.2 Waste Heat - cooling towers, river regulation, steam vents, 1965-1968
3.028 Assorted Materials re: Nuclear Power, 1954-1964
Folder
28.1 "Development of Steam Generated Electric Power Resources - Preliminary Report" (Washington State Power Commission), 1954
28.2 "US Reactor Operating History 1943-1956" (Moteff), 1956
28.3 Second UN Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy - 9 papers, 1958
28.4 AIEE/IEEE Nuclear Science Group - correspondence, papers, meetings, 1955-1964
3.029 Assorted Materials re: Nuclear Power, 1962-1963, 1966-1969
Folder
29.1 Minnesota Power Study - data & reports, 1962-1963
29.2 IEEE Summer General Meeting and Nuclear Radiation Effects Conference - Toronto, 1963
29.3 Use of Plutonium in Water Reactors - contract documents (General Electric), February 1966 - February 1967
29.4 Use of Plutonium in Water Reactors - monthly reports June '66 - December '66 (General Electric), 1966-1967
29.5 Use of Plutonium in Water Reactors - monthly reports January '67 - July '67 (General Electric), 1966-1967
29.6 Use of Plutonium in Water Reactors - progress reports (Westinghouse), Aug 1966 - Dec 1967
29.7 "Quality Control" (Vickers Limited), 1968
29.8 Kiket Island Nuclear Plant Site - Preliminary site data & speech, 1969
3.030 Assorted Materials re: Nuclear Power, 1970-1975, 1982-1983
Folder
30.1 PGE Trojan Interim Engineering Review Committee, 1972
30.2 American Nuclear Society - correspondence, minutes, 1970-1975
30.3 "Study of a Conceptual Nuclear Energy Center at Green River, Utah - Final Summary Report" (Utah Energy Office), 1982
30.4 "National Electric Power Grid Assessment Program - Phase I Final Report (Boeing), 1982-1983
30.5 Atomic Industrial Forum - BPA membership and dues correspondence, 1981-1984
30.6 1563 MW(e) HTGR Plant Concepts (Edison, TVA, GE, Bechtel, etc.) ,
3.031 Classified Nuclear Power Material Receipts & Inventories, 1953-1976
Folder
31.1 Classified Nuclear Power Material Receipts & Inventories, 1953-1962
31.2 Classified Nuclear Power Material Receipts & Inventories, 1963-1976

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4:  Power Generation, 1948-1988
15 boxes

Through his long association with the Bonneville Power Administration, Eugene Starr encountered many opportunities for research and discussion on new forms of electric power generation. This series documents his interest in a variety of power sources, including alternative power generation through wind, hydroelectric and solar means.

Container(s)
Description
Box
4.001 Materials re: Energy Conservation, 1973-1978
Folder
1.1 OEPBS Series on Northwest Energy Problems, 1973
1.2 Northwest Regional Conference on the Energy Crisis - Lewis and Clark College - w/presentation by Starr + IEEE Cassette: "Energy Crisis Engineering Solutions", 1974
1.3 "The National Energy Plan - Summary of Public Participation" (Executive Office of the President/Energy Policy and Planning), 1977
1.4 "The National Energy Plan" (Executive Office of the President/Energy Policy and Planning), 1977
1.5 Energy Conservation - projects and studies, 1976-1977
1.6 Energy - papers, articles, etc., 1974-1978
4.002 Materials re: Energy Conservation, 1979-1983
Folder
2.1 "Energy for the '80s" Conferences, 1980-1981
2.2 Energy - papers, articles, etc., 1979-1982
2.3 "Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan - Vol. I" (Northwest Power Planning Council), 1983
2.4 "Regional Conservation and Electric Power Plan" (Northwest Power Planning Council) - draft + responses to draft energy plan, 1983
4.003 Materials re: Alternative Energy Sources, 1960-1979; , undated
Folder
3.1 Energy Storage, 1971-1974
3.2 Energy Storage, 1975-1976
3.3 Alternative Energy - papers and reports, 1960-1979
3.4 Wave Energy and Utilization of Municipal Refuse - 1 item each, undated
4.004 Materials re: Alternative Energy Sources, 1974-1984
Folder
4.1 BPA Raft River Geothermal Plant Project, 1978-1981
4.2 Transportable Power Generation Equipment, 1979
4.3 French Publications on Renewable Energy Options (untranslated), 1980-1982
4.4 Fuel Cell Power Plants, 1981
4.5 Waste Heat Utilization, 1974-1984
4.005 Materials re: Alternative Energy Sources, 1980-1983
Folder
5.1 "Report on the Evaluation of Eleven Geothermal Proposals" (Kaiser Engineers Power Corporation), 1982
5.2 Alternative Energy - papers and reports, 1980-1983
5.3 Kopp's Concept for Using Deep, Condensate-Rich Gas Traps for Power, 1983
4.006 Materials re: Solar Voltaic Energy, 1956, 1974-1987
Folder
6.1 Alfred H. Canada correspondence on 'Strategic' Solarvoltaic Generation - 4 copies of letter + 10 enclosures, 1978-1984
6.2 Solar Voltaic Power Generation, 1956; , 1974-1987
4.007 Materials re: Wind Energy, 1975-1987
Folder
7.1 "Small Wind Energy Conversion Systems" (University of Washington), 1983
7.2 Wind Power - papers and publications, 1975-1987
4.008 Materials re: Wind Energy, 1978-1988
Folder
8.1 "MOD-2 Wind Turbine Farm Stability Study for NASA" (Hinrichsen & Nolan), 1980
8.2 BPA MOD-2 Wind Power Research Test Program, 1978-1988
4.009 Materials re: Wind Energy, 1983
Folder
9.1 BPA MOD-2 Wind Power Research Test Program Review, June 30, 1983
4.010 Materials re: Hydroelectricity, 1941, 1951, 1957, 1962-1965, 1976
Folder
10.1 Boulder Dam Generator Data, 1941
10.2 "Hydroelectric Power Resources of the United States - Developed and Undeveloped" (Federal Power Commission), 1957
10.3 Maps of Hydroelectric Projects and Transmission Systems, 1962-1965
10.4 BPA - Hanford Project Critical Hydro Conditions, 1965
10.5 Ontario Hydro - report on need for R & D and publication on Research Laboratory, 1967
10.6 Teton Topographical Map, 1951
10.7 Teton Dam failure - article on need for new plant in Ellensburg, 1976
4.011 Materials re: Hydroelectricity, 1957-1981
Folder
11.1 Hydroelectric Power Generation, 1957-1980
11.2 Kaplan Turbine Accident Reports - reverse water hammer accident, 1980
11.3 "Observations and Comments on the Turbine Failure at Yankee Atomic Electric Company, Rowe, Massachusetts" (Goldberg, Streit), 1981
11.4 "Simplified Methodology for Economic Screening of Potential Low-Head Small-Capacity Hydroelectric Sites" (EPRI), 1981
11.5 "Tyee Lake Hydroelectric Project - Environmental Impact Statement" (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), 1981
11.6 "B.C. Hydro Research & Development 1984/85 Work Program" ,
4.012 Materials re: Hydroelectricity, 1977, 1979
Folder
12.1 "1st Progress Report of Feasibility Study of Hydroelectric Generation at Pelton Reregulating Dam" (Dibble), 1977
12.2 "Pelton Reregulating Dam Hydroelectric Project - Feasibility Report" (The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon), 1979
4.013 Materials re: Steam Plants, 1948-1985
Folder
13.1 Steam Plants - loading studies, typical economy, heat balance, 1949-1951
13.2 "Harbor Steam Plant - Power System" (Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles), 1950
13.3 Centralia Steam Plant Development, 1969
13.4 "The Role of the Bonneville Power Administration in the Pacific Northwest Power Supply System Including its Participation in the Hydro-Thermal Power Program - EIS Summary Report" (BPA), 1977
13.5 Daily Reports and Notes on Power Plants, Oct 1978 - Jul 1979
13.6 Steam Plants, 1948-1985
4.014 Materials re: Coal Plants, 1969-1977
Folder
14.1 Coal Transportation Costs, 1969-1977
14.2 Reports on Smokestacks at Coal Fired Plants, 1971-1974
14.3 Colstrip Power Transmission Project - maps, photos, and reports, 1972-1977
4.015 Materials re: Coal Plants, 1958-1980, 1983
Folder
15.1 Coal Power - articles and reports, 1958-1980
15.2 "Energy Legislation - Combined Cycle Power Generation Option", 1977
15.3 "Slurry Pipelines: Economic and Political Issues" (Banks), 1977
15.4 Coal-Slurry Project - Salem Harbor, 1979
15.5 "Colstrip Interim Operating Studies" (Kreipe), 1983

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5:  Organizations, 1932-1988
19 boxes

Starr's close association with a handful of professional organizations are documented in this series. Of particular interest are the twelve boxes of materials related to Starr's interactions with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, including his two-year stint as a member of the group's Board of Directors.

Container(s)
Description
Box
5.001 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Board of Directors, 1963
Folder
1.1 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - New York, January 1963
1.2 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during Southwest IRE Conference (SWIRECO) - Dallas, April 1963
1.3 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during IEEE Summer General Meeting - Ontario, June 1963
1.4 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during NEC - Chicago, October 1963
5.002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Board of Directors, 1964-1965
Folder
2.1 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during Annual Assembly - New York, January 1964
2.2 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - minutes missing - New York, April 1964
2.3 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during WESCON and IEEE Summer General Meeting - L.A., August 1964
2.4 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during NEC - Chicago, October 1964
2.5 IEEE Board of Directors Meeting - during Annual Assembly - minutes missing - New York, January 1965
5.003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Awards, 1961-1984
Folder
3.1 "IEEE Awards Board Manual", 1964
3.2 IEEE Field Awards Committee - correspondence and materials, 1963-1969
3.3 IEEE Field Awards Committee - correspondence and materials, 1970-1975
3.4 IEEE Field Awards Committee - nominations, 1961-1983
3.5 IEEE Lamme Medal Committee, 1981-1984
3.6 IEEE Field Awards Candidate Search Committee, 1983-1984
5.004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Awards, 1962-1966, 1969, 1971-1974, 1976, 1982-1984, 1988
Folder
4.1 EC Starr Endorsements of Nominations for Harbishaw Awards: Gunnar Jancke 1971, Cahill and Archambault 1972, Edward Kimbark 1976, and J.J. Dougherty 1983, 1971-1972, 1976, 1983
4.2 EC Starr Endorsements of Nominations: L. M. Robertson for Founders Medal 1976, Harold Peterson for Nikola Tesla Award 1975 and Education Medal 1976, 1975-1976
4.3 "IEEE Awards - An Invitation to Nominate", 1965; , 1969; , 1973; , 1976; , 1983
4.4 IEEE Awards - brochures, 1962-1966
4.5 Nomination of Everett Harrington for IEEE William Martin Harbishaw Award, 1973-1974
4.6 Power Engineering Educator Award Nomination for Eric T. B. Gross, 1976
4.7 Response of P. L. Bellaschi to receipt of Willam Harbishaw Award, 1982
4.8 IEEE Centennial Medal - correspondence and materials, 1982-1983
4.9 Nomination of I. Birgen Johnson for IEEE Lamme Medal (EC Starr nominated), 1984
4.10 IEEE Fellow Nomination Packet - blank + IEEE rejection of Marv Klinger's nomination, 1988
4.11 Nomination of L. M. Robertson for IEEE William Martin Harbishaw Award, 1963
4.12 Nomination of Ralph S. Gens for IEEE William Martin Harbishaw Award, 1982
5.005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Senior and Fellow Grade References, 1964-1971, 1973-1978, 1980-1984
Folder
5.1 IEEE Senior and Fellow Grade References, 1964-1971
5.2 IEEE Senior and Fellow Grade References, 1973-1976
5.3 IEEE Senior and Fellow Grade References, 1977-1978
5.4 IEEE Senior and Fellow Grade References, 1980-1984
5.006 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Paper Reviews and Discussions, 1937-1949, 1970-1986
Folder
6.1 IEEE Paper Reviews/Discussions, 1937-1949
6.2 IEEE Paper Reviews/Discussions, 1970-1975
6.3 IEEE Paper Reviews/Discussions, 1976-1977
6.4 IEEE Paper Reviews/Discussions, 1978-1986
5.007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1932, 1962-1964, 1976, 1985
Folder
7.1 The Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, June 1932
7.2 Merge of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), 1962
7.3 IEEE Board of Directors Policy Manual including Engineers Council for Professional Development Report, 1962
7.4 IEEE Report of the Secretary, 1963
7.5 IEEE Section Manual, 1963
7.6 "IEEE Student Branch Manual", 1964
7.7 "Manual for IEEE Counselors", 1964
7.8 "The US Energy Equation and the Role of Electricity - a position statement" (IEEE), 1976
7.9 "Standard Procedure for Measurement of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields from AC Power Lines" (IEEE), 1985
5.008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1962-1986
Folder
8.1 IEEE Publications Board, 1966-1967
8.2 IEEE Materials - brochures, notes, newsletters, 1963-1985
8.3 IEEE Correspondence, 1962-1986
5.009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1963-1964, 1966, 1971, 1975-1976
Folder
9.1 AIEE Winter General Meeting - committee info and correspondence - New York, 1963
9.2 IEEE Pacific Annual Meeting - Spokane, 1963
9.3 IEEE International Convention - New York, 1964
9.4 Western Electronics Show and Convention (WESCON) - IEEE Meeting - session C information - L.A., 1964
9.5 IEEE Cultural and Scientific Exchange, Apr - Sep 1966
9.6 IEEE Summer Power Meeting & International Symposium on High Power Testing - chair materials and biographical sketches of speakers, 1971
9.7 Joint Power Generation Conference - Winter Meeting - chair materials: biographical sketches of authors, introductions - Portland, OR, 1975
9.8 IEEE Power Generation Committee "Energy Development - D" Technical Session Summer Power Meeting, 1976
9.9 IEEE Winter Power Meeting, 1976
5.010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1978, 1982-1984
Folder
10.1 IEEE Winter Power Meeting - notes and discussions, 1978
10.2 IEEE Summer Meeting, 1982
10.3 IEEE Winter Meeting - New York, 1983
10.4 IEEE Centennial Program 1984 - preparation materials, 1983
10.5 IEEE Summer Meeting, LA - papers, brochures, materials, 1983
10.6 IEEE Summer Power Meeting - minutes, reports, brochures, 1984
10.7 IEEE Winter Power Meeting - minutes, reports, and brochures, 1984
5.011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1943-1944, 1950, 1976-1986
Folder
11.1 AIEE Subcommittee on Guide for Impulse Testing - correspondence, 1943-1944
11.2 West Coast Sub Committee on Electronic Power Converters - memo of meeting, committee report, bibliography on power converters, 1950
11.3 Insulation Subcommittee of Rotating Machinery Committee - minutes, 1977
11.4 "IEEE Recommended Practice for Thermal Evaluation of Insulation Systems for A C Electrical Machinery Employing Form-Wound Preinsulated Stator Coils - Machines rated 6900 volts and below" (IEEE) drafts, 1979; , 1983
11.5 IEEE Power Generation Committee - Minutes of Meetings, 1976-1984
11.6 Energy Development Subcommittee, DC Transmission Task Force, Standards Subcommittee, 1979; , 1982-1985
11.7 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Capacitor Subcommittee - correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes, 1980; , 1982; , 1986
5.012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1949-1953, 1964, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1985-1986
Folder
12.1 AIEE Transmission and Distribution - correspondence, 1949-1953
12.2 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Committee Meeting - New York, 1964; , 1969
12.3 IEEE Power Meeting - minutes and standards information for Transmission and Distribution Committee, 1976
12.4 "IEEE Transmission and Distribution Committee - Report of Meeting", 1981; , 1985; , 1986
12.5 IEEE Transmission & Distribution Committee and Subcommittee binders,
5.013 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1958-1962
Folder
13.1 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1958-1961
13.2 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - correspondence, 1959-1961
13.3 US Technical Subcommittee - correspondence, 1960-1961
13.4 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - meeting correspondence Paris, 1962
13.5 HVDC Seminar in Sweden - schedules, correspondence, 1962
5.014 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1962-1964
Folder
14.1 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1962-1963
14.2 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - meeting correspondence, minutes London, 1963
14.3 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1964
14.4 CIGRE conference Paris - correspondence, 1964
5.015 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1965-1969
Folder
15.1 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1965-1969
15.2 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - meeting notes, 1966
15.3 CIGRE meeting notes (EC Starr), 1967
15.4 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - meeting correspondence Heidelberg, 1968
5.016 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1962-1968
Folder
16.1 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - correspondence, 1962-1963
16.2 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - correspondence, 1964
16.3 CIGRE Study Committee #10 - correspondence, 1965-1968
5.017 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1970-1979
Folder
17.1 CIGRE (L.A.) & IEEE (Portland) meetings - materials, correspondence, arrangements for delegates, 1971
17.2 Welcoming Statement by EC Starr at Opening Session of Cigre Study Committee No. 14, 14 July 1971
17.3 "Recent Performance of the HVDC Pacific Intertie (Report to CIGRE Study Committee 14)" (EC Starr), 1973
17.4 CIGRE Study Committee #14 - correspondence Tokyo, 1973
17.5 CIGRE Study Committee #14 - correspondence Johannesburg, 1975
17.6 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1970-1974
17.7 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1975-1979
5.018 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1980-1985; , undated
Folder
18.1 "CIGRE Executive Report Fall - 1980" (Ransom & Casazza, Inc.),
18.2 Electra, Dec 1982
18.3 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1980-1982
18.4 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, 1983-1985
18.5 CIGRE - general - correspondence, minutes, proceedings, undated
5.019 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Professional Engineers of Oregon (NSPE/PEO), 1959-1987
Folder
19.1 Nomination of Dr. Edward W. Kimbark for membership to the National Academy of Engineering, 1978
19.2 "National Academy of Engineering - Nomination Forms 1981",
19.3 National Academy of Engineering - Peer Committee and Rosters, 1982
19.4 "Genetic Engineering and the Engineer" (NAE), 1982
19.5 "National Academy of Engineering Articles of Organization and Bylaws", 1985
19.6 "National Academy of Engineering - Nomination for Membership" - nomination packets 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986,
19.7 National Academy of Engineering - memorial tribute to Dr. Edward W. Kimbark (EC Starr) + background materials, 1986
19.8 National Academy of Engineering - correspondence and materials, 1977-1987
19.9 "Policies Professional and Administrative including Constitution and Bylaws" (NSPE), 1959
19.10 "1962 Directory Code of Ethics Constitution and By-Laws" (Professional Engineers of Oregon),
19.11 National Society of Professional Engineers - correspondence and materials, 1959-1961

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6:  Bonneville Power Administration, 1935-1988
33 boxes

Series 6 is comprised of administrative records and project files collected by Starr during his more than three decades of service to the Bonneville Power Administration. One highlight is the collection of internal reports and correspondence related to the landmark Pacific Northwest/Pacific Southwest high voltage intertie.

Container(s)
Description
Box
6.001 Bonneville Power Administration - Alaska Power Survey, 1965-1971
Folder
1.1 Alaska Power Survey Study Committee 4 - Coordinated System Development and Interconnections - Regional Task Forces - correspondence, regional reports, 1965-1967
1.2 Alaska Power Survey - reports, newspaper clippings, 1965-1968
1.3 "Report to Federal Power Commission Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee from Subcommittee No. 4 on Coordinated System Development and Interconnection" - initial draft and 2 final drafts, 1967; , 1968
1.4 "Alaska Power Survey" (Federal Power Commission) - 3 copies, 1969
1.5 "Ice Fog Studies in Alaska: A Survey of Past, Present and Proposed Research" (Well, Geophysical Institute), 1969
1.6 Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee and Study Committee No. 4 (Coordinated System Development and Interconnection) - meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1967-1971
6.002 Bonneville Power Administration - Alaska Power Survey, 1965-1966, 1968
Folder
2.1 Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee and Study Committee No. 4 (Coordinated System Development and Interconnection) - meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports (1/2), 1965
2.2 Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee and Study Committee No. 4 (Coordinated System Development and Interconnection) - meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports (2/2), 1965
2.3 Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee and Study Committee No. 4 (Coordinated System Development and Interconnection) - meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1966
2.4 "Coordinated System Development and Interconnection - a Study Prepared for the Federal Power Commission Alaska Power Survey" (Subcommittee No. 4 - Alaska Power Survey Advisory Committee) - final draft, 1968
6.003 Bonneville Power Administration - Alaska Power Administration, 1961, 1964-1975, 1981
Folder
3.1 Rampart Project - Alaska - reconnaissance, correspondence, cost estimates, 1961; , 1967
3.2 "First Annual Report 1968" (Norwood / Alaska Power Administration), 1969
3.3 "Water Power in Alaska - A Bibliography" (Alaska Power Administration) + "Bibliography And Historical Notes 1946-1968 Upper Yukon River Study Canada - United States" (APA), 1969
3.4 Alaska Power Administration - transmission studies, 1964-1971
3.5 Alaska Power Administration - creation of, 1967-1971
3.6 Alaska correspondence, 1965-1975
3.7 "A Regional Electric Power System for the Lower Kuskokwim Vicinity - A Preliminary Feasibility Assessment" (Robert W. Retherford Associates), 1975
3.8 Alaska Power Authority - Request for Proposals, 1981
6.004 Bonneville Power Administration - Snettisham HVDC Transmission Project, 1967-1970
Folder
4.1 Snettisham Project Alaska - Design Memorandum No. 9 - Transmission Facilities (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), December 1966
4.2 Snettisham Project - Department of the Army - Alaska District Corps of Engineers - GE - Preliminary Information, October 1967
4.3 Snettisham Project - location and vicinity maps, 1966-1968
4.4 Snettisham Project Alaska - Supplement No. 1 to Design Memorandum No. 9 - Direct Current Transmission (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), 1968
4.5 Snettisham HVDC evaluation, 1967-1970
6.005 Bonneville Power Administration - Snettisham HVDC Transmission Project, 1968-1969
Folder
5.1 "Step I Request for Technical Proposals for HVDC Transmission System at Snettisham, Alaska" - partial copy (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), October 1968
5.2 "Step I Request for Technical Proposals for HVDC Transmission System at Snettisham, Alaska" (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), December 1968
5.3 Snettisham - Pre-proposal Conference - minutes, February 1969
5.4 Anchorage HVDC First Stop Proposal Conference - minutes and correspondence, 1969
5.5 GE Proposal Document, October 1969
6.006 Bonneville Power Administration - Snettisham HVDC Transmission Project, 1967-1970, 1979-1980; , undated
Folder
6.1 Snettisham Project correspondence, data, and studies, 1967-1969
6.2 "Transcript of Negotiations for HVDC Transmission System at Snettisham, Alaska between General Electric Company and Corps of Engineers at Anchorage, Alaska 19-23 January 1970 "
6.3 "Snettisham-Ketchikan Transmission System - Preliminary Feasibility Design - Appendix I (Harstad Associates, Inc.), 1979
6.4 "Snettisham-Ketchikan Transmission System - Preliminary Feasibility Design (Harstad Associates, Inc.), Mar 1980
6.5 "Alaska Power Administration Snettisham-Ketchikan Transmission System - Preliminary Feasibility Design" (Harstad Associates, Inc.), Jan 1980
6.6 Westinghouse Proposal for HV-DC Converter Terminal Facilities for Snettisham Project, undated
6.007 Bonneville Power Administration - Snettisham HVDC Transmission Project, 1982
Folder
7.1 "Alaska Power Administration - Reconnaissance Design and Cost Estimate of Submarine DC Electric Power Transmission System in Southeast Alaska - Task D Report" (Teshmont Consultants, Inc.), 1982
7.2 U.S. Department of Energy Alaska Power Administration contract with Teshmont Consultants, Inc., 1982
7.3 "Alaska Power Administration - Reconnaissance Design and Cost Estimate of DC Transmission in Southeast Alaska - Task A Report", 1982
7.4 "Southeast Alaska Intertie DC Transmission System - Reconnaissance Design and Cost Estimate" (Teshmont Consultants, Inc.), November 1982
7.5 "Southeast Alaska Intertie DC Transmission System - Reconnaissance Design and Cost Estimate - Appendix I" (Teshmont Consultants, Inc.), November 1982
6.008 Bonneville Power Administration - Alberta Export Power Project, 1979-1981
Folder
8.1 Fording Coal Limited - Export Power Project - Preliminary Benefit-Cost Analysis + 1980 Program (Montreal Engineering Company, Limited), 1979-1980
8.2 Alberta Export Power Project - Report of the System Planning Committee, 1980
8.3 Alberta Export Power Project - meeting minutes and reports, November 1979 - October 1980
8.4 Alberta Export Power Project - meeting minutes and reports, November 1980 - June 1981
6.009 Bonneville Power Administration - Itaipu Sete Quedas Transmission Study, 1972-1974
Folder
9.1 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Advisory Committee - Minutes and Working Papers, 1972-1973
9.2 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Advisory Committee Meeting No. 3 - Working Papers, 1973
9.3 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Advisory Committee - Minutes and Working Papers, 1974
6.010 Bonneville Power Administration - Itaipu Sete Quedas Transmission Study, 1966-1974
Folder
10.1 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Transmission Lines - reports, drawings, 1971-1972
10.2 "Application of Series Capacitors in the 750 kV Sete Quedas Transmission System - Preliminary Investigation" (Fletcher), 1973
10.3 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Series Capacitors and Overvoltage Studies - papers, meetings, correspondence, 1966-1974
6.011 Bonneville Power Administration - Itaipu Sete Quedas Transmission Study, 1942, 1962-1972
Folder
11.1 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - papers on high voltage transmission including "Report on the Pacific Intertie" (EC Starr) (2 copies), 1971
11.2 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Papers related to long distance transmission & ac saturated reactors, 1942; , 1962-1972
6.012 Bonneville Power Administration - Itaipu Sete Quedas Transmission Study, 1970-1974
Folder
12.1 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - cost data, 1970-1972
12.2 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - AC transmission model oscillograms of reactions after faults, 1972
12.3 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - correspondence, 1971-1974
6.013 Bonneville Power Administration - Itaipu Sete Quedas Transmission Study, 1972; , undated
Folder
13.1 Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - books and brochures on FURNAS, tourist brochures, undated
13.2 "Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Preliminary Report - Volume 1", 1972
13.3 "Itaipu - Sete Quedas Transmission Study - Preliminary Report - Volume 2", 1972
13.4 Itaipu System Information - Vol. 3 Part 6, undated
6.014 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1971-1972, 1975, 1977
Folder
14.1 "Report on the Pacific Intertie" (EC Starr) for presentation at University of Wisconsin - 5 copies + photos, diagrams, and negatives, 1971
14.2 "Transient Performance of Pacific Intertie" (EC Starr) - 4 drafts, photos, oscillograms and negatives - prepared for CIGRE SC #14, 1972; , 1975
14.3 "Recent Developments in HVDC Transmission" (Vithayathil) + draft of another paper on the Intertie, 1977
6.015 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1971-1984
Folder
15.1 Notes for CIGRE Reports, 1971-1975
15.2 Operational Experience Reports for Celilo Terminal, 1973-1977
15.3 Operational Performance Reports of Pacific HVDC Intertie, 1974; , 1977; , 1979
15.4 Celilo - CIGRE reports, 1976-1983
15.5 Celilo summary of operation, 1975-1980; , 1983-1984
6.016 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1941-1943, 1951, 1968-1972, 1975
Folder
16.1 Coulee- Spokane Transmission, 1941-1942
16.2 Grand Coulee Bus Split - tracings, 1943
16.3 Backup Relaying at Coulee (meeting in Schultz's Office), 1951
16.4 "The USA Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie - A Progress Report" (Osborn), 1968
16.5 "Celilo - Northern Terminal Pacific HV-DC Intertie", 1969
16.6 Electrical West - article on Pacific Intertie, 1970
16.7 Valve Faults at Sylmar-Celilo terminal - reports and correspondence, 1970-1971
16.8 DC Intertie Restoration, 1972
16.9 "United States Department of the Interior Bonneville Power Administration - Budget Proposals for the Supply of D.C. Converter Equipment for Celilo Terminal HVDC Pacific Northwest-Southwest Intertie - Bipole 2" (English Electric Corporation), 1975
6.017 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1967, 1970-1974, 1976, 1982-1983
Folder
17.1 Pacific Intertie Task Force - meeting minutes, January 1972 - November 1973
17.2 Pacific Intertie Systems Technical Studies Task Force - reports on meetings & reports on Intertie, 1967; , 1970-1974
17.3 Celilo - research on Earth Electrode Performance, 1970; , 1976
17.4 "Test Program to Measure the DC and Low Frequency Impedance of the Ground Return Mode of the Pacific DC Intertie - Preliminary Report" (Bracken), 1982
17.5 Intertie Options (Mittelstadt), 1983
17.6 "WSCC System Disturbance Report for the 500kV Pacific Intertie Separation on Wednesday, December 22, 1982" (WSCC Formal Review Committee), 1983
17.7 "Pacific Intertie 1,100 MW HVDC Expansion Project - Progress Report No. 2 - Project Design and WSCC System Performance Assessment", 1985
6.018 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1978-1981, 1983-1984
Folder
18.1 "Report on Feasibility of Upgrading the Pacific D-C Intertie to ± 500 kV" - 3 copies, 1979
18.2 "Corona Phenomenon, Electric Field, and Ion Measurements at the Dalles HVDC Test Line to Determine Feasibility of Uprating the DC Intertie" (Chartier, Bracken, Stearns), 1979
18.3 BPA Technical Report - "The Investigation of the Loading Capability of Pacific DC Intertie - Celilo Equipment" (Branch of System Engineering), 1979
18.4 "Report on Feasibility of Upgrading the Pacific D-C Intertie to ± 500 kV" - 2 drafts, 1978-1979
18.5 "Draft Final Report - Pacific HVDC Intertie Voltage Upgrading Project - Technical Consultants Study" (Chas T. Main, Inc.), 1980
18.6 Celilo uprate info - diagrams and specifications, 1979-1981
18.7 HVDC Uprate to 3100 MW - binder w/ periodic reports, 1983-1984
6.019 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1981
Folder
19.1 Final Report - "Pacific HVDC Intertie Voltage Upgrade Project - Technical Consultant Study" (Chas T. Main, Inc.), 1981
6.020 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1965-1974
Folder
20.1 Pacific Intertie - reports, correspondence, etc., 1965-1969
20.2 Pacific Intertie - reports, correspondence, etc., 1970-1974
6.021 Bonneville Power Administration - Pacific Northwest-Southwest HVDC Intertie, 1975-1985; , undated
Folder
21.1 Pacific Intertie - reports, correspondence, etc., 1975-1976
21.2 Pacific Intertie - reports, correspondence, etc., 1977-1979
21.3 Pacific Intertie - reports, correspondence, etc., 1980-1985; , undated
6.022 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1951, 1962-1965, 1967, 1969-1974, 1977, 1980, 1982
Folder
22.1 Seven copies of tabulated information on steam turbines and surface condensers (Allis Chalmers), handwritten notes, 1951
22.2 ASEA - correspondence + maps and transparencies re: HVDC Transmission, 1962-1963
22.3 Battelle Study on Utilization of Fly Ash - proposal, research report, monthly progress reports, 1962-1965
22.4 BPA Relations with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 1967
22.5 Technical Visits from foreign engineers, 1969-1974
22.6 EPRI Regional Meeting - agenda, publications list, 1977
22.7 BPA Mt. St. Helens - eruption and subsequent tests, 1980
22.8 Oak Ridge Power Systems Technology Program, 1982
6.023 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1953, 1957, 1964-1977, 1979; , undated
Folder
23.1 "Report on Special Assignment to U.S. Department of State Assistance to Malaysia and Thailand" (Eastvedt), undated
23.2 "Conference on Universities and the Public Service", 1953
23.3 International Power Conference, Belgrade + HVDC Inspections - arrangements, 1957
23.4 Wescon meeting - correspondence, 1964
23.5 "Presentation by General Electric to the Federal Power Commission Special Task Force Relative to Use of Real-Time Computers for System Security", 1966
23.6 EHV Symposium + Gehrig European Trip Report, 1965-1967
23.7 ASEA - Sweden trip for BPA inspection, 1968
23.8 WSU Power Professorship & Thermal Power Option, 1972-1973
23.9 Speeches by BPA Personnel (6 speeches), 1965-1976
23.10 BPA public involvement program, 1977
23.11 Northwest Power Bill, 1979
6.024 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1976, 1978-1979, 1982-1983
Folder
24.1 "Investigation of Electrical Phenomena Associated with K. Richardson / N. Trapp BPA Claim" (West) + Judge's decision on Richardson Claim, 1976; , 1979
24.2 Fatality of John T. Zabriskie - Investigations, 1976
24.3 Mystery Air Wave Impulse in Eugene, 1978
24.4 "General Electric / Bonneville Power Administration Review", 1982
24.5 Trapp-Richardson Claim - materials, 1982-1983
6.025 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1969; , undated
Folder
25.1 Contract, Newspaper Clipping, Relief Program (ConEd), 1969
25.2 Maps - 8B80 - 8B89, undated
25.3 Maps - 9B01 - 9B12, undated
25.4 Maps of Feeder Routes - Bay Ridge, Brooklyn & Queens, undated
25.5 Maps of Low Tension Mains & Service Plates , undated
6.026 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1935, 1960, 1962-1965, 1971-1984; , undated
Folder
26.1 Stability Study for City of Eugene (EC Starr) - final reports, correspondence, calculations, 1935
26.2 Motor Starting Tests for City of Eugene Water Board (EC Starr), 1935
26.3 Eugene Water & Electric - blueprints, 1960
26.4 California Water Project, 1962-1965
26.6 Consulting Assignment - Sacramento Municipal Utility District, 1971
26.7 Illinois Power Right-of-way condemnation, 1972
26.8 EPRI - consulting position, Oct 1975 - Jan 1976
26.9 Deposition - Westinghouse/Foreign Switch Gear Manufacturing, EC Starr, EH Gehrig, and Ev Harrington, 1979
26.10 Consulting Possibilities, 1972-1982
26.11 Report to Long Island Lighting Co. of Base Load Alternatives for 1981-1984,
26.12 Drawings of Royal Water Power Board, Sweden, undated
6.027 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1937-1940, 1954-1955, 1967-1985
Folder
27.1 Westinghouse Price Sheets, 1937-1940
27.2 Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee, 1954-1955
27.3 Committee for Future Recognition of Professional Engineers, 1969
27.4 IEEE Paper - "Engineering Registration in the Future" (Tynes) - Starr presented in New York, 1971
27.5 BPA Engineering Review Board - materials and memos, 1968-1985
27.6 Western Systems Coordinating Council, 1967-1975
27.7 UN Economic and Social Council Committee on Electric Power, 1978
27.8 EPRI Information Sheets (17) - Transmission planning, underground cables, HV Transmission, Insulation, Substations, Lightning Protection, Transformers, 1979-1981
27.9 Portland Area Cooperative Precipitation Network - data and report, 1983
6.028 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1912-1947, 1951, 1957-1958, 1962-1963, 1965, 1967-1975, 1981, 1983
Folder
28.1 "Preliminary Instruction Book for Navy Model BN Radio Equipment", 1943
28.2 "Preliminary Instruction Book for Radio Equipment Model BN-1", 1944
28.3 "Preliminary Instruction Book for 1945 Signal Generator Equipment - Model LAF-1", 1945
28.4 "Preliminary Instruction Book for Pulse Analyzer Equipment Models AN/APA-6A and AN/SPA-1", 1945
28.5 Gibbs & Hill Inc. Photographs of Consulting Work, 1912-1947
28.6 "Half a Century of Engineering Progress with Jackson & Moreland", 1951
28.7 Imatran Voimaa Osakeyhtiö 25 Vuotta (Finland) - untranslated, 1957
28.8 Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) In Prospect and Retrospect, 1958
28.9 Associates Buying Guides, 1962-1963; , 1965
28.10 Hughes Research Laboratories - publications on HVDC research, 1967-1975
28.11 ASEA Journal, 1981; , 1983
28.12 "United States Energy Data Book" (General Electric), 1983
6.029 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1954, 1964, 1966-1980, 1982, 1984; , undated
Folder
29.1 Survey Team Report - personnel reductions, 1954
29.2 Pumping Columbia River Water to Southwest, 1964
29.3 Future of BPA, 1966
29.4 Job Applications & resumes + proposed meeting with engineering department heads, 1966-1975
29.5 10th Standard Handbook for Engineers - revision correspondence, 1967
29.6 National Bureau of Standards Sale of Surplus High Voltage Equipment to BPA, 1971
29.7 Siam Meeting - EC Starr gave presentation, 1973
29.8 BPA - Adoption of Metric System in the Section, 1975
29.9 Monthly lists of laboratory and technical reports, October 1976 - May 1979
29.10 Power Shortages - six speeches by Sterling Munro, BPA, 1979-1980
29.11 "Technical Support Document for the proposed BPA Near-Term Resource Policy Statement", 1982
29.12 "Computer Aided Operation of Large Power Systems - summary report" (Zaborsky), 1984
29.13 BPA Unit 3 Technical Specs, undated
29.14 EC Starr BPA File Storage Info , undated
6.030 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1923, 1940, 1952-1981; , undated
Folder
30.1 Luckiamute Dam - measurements and graphs, 1923
30.2 "Completion of North Bonneville Substation for 230 kV Operation", 1940
30.3 IBM Course - 'Data Processing for Engineering Executives' Poughkeepsie, NY - notebook, correspondence, transistors article, and Grand Coulee-Olympia Series Compensation Study (digital), Dec 10-14, 1956
30.4 BPA Analyzer and Digital Computer - policies and studies, 1952-1975
30.5 System Data, 1966-1980
30.6 "1982-1982 F.Y. Transmission System Power Flows Jan and Aug Peak Loads Jan 1981-Aug 1986" (BPA), 1980
30.7 Steno Notebook - data, notes, 1973-1981
30.8 DC Performance Oscillograms, undated
30.9 Handwritten notes and calculations , undated
6.031 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1940-1969, 1974-1976
Folder
31.1 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1940-1968
31.2 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1969
31.3 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1974
31.4 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1975-1976
6.032 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1977-1988; , undated
Folder
32.1 "Time to Commercial Introduction of Electricity Generation Technologies" - questionnaire with 7 responses, undated
32.2 copies of correspondence - "reading file", 1979-1983
32.3 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1977-1979
32.4 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1980-1983
32.5 Unfiled correspondence, reports, and data, 1984-1988; , undated
6.033 Bonneville Power Administration - Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1964
Folder
33.1 Atomic Energy Clearing House - Congressional Information Bureau, Inc., 1964

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7:  United Nations Special Fund Assignment to India, 1957-1959
2 boxes

This small series documents Starr's five-week United Nations consulting assignment in India, the government of which had issued a grant proposal for funds to support power engineering research. A testament to his prestige at that time, Starr was tasked with heading a review of the Indian request.

Container(s)
Description
Box
7.001 United Nations Special Fund Assignment to India, 1957-1959
Folder
1.1 Informational Materials, 1957-1959
1.2 "India - a Reference Annual" (Publications Division), 1959
1.3 Expenses + Article in BPA Bulletin, 1959
1.4 UN Assignment to India - correspondence, Jun - Aug 1959
7.002 United Nations Special Fund Assignment to India, 1958-1959
Folder
2.1 Reports (Ministry of Irrigation and Power), 1958-1959
2.2 "Government of India Engineering Research Institute Proposals - Report of Inspection Tour and Discussion Meetings in India with Summary and Recommendations" (EC Starr), 1959
2.3 Correspondence, 1959
2.4 Photostat material (Central Water and Power Commission), 1959

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8:  Properties of Electricity, 1922-1982
4 boxes

The four boxes comprising Series 8 consist of published and unpublished papers, laboratory data and other assorted materials related to the study of electricity. A subset of these items date to Eugene Starr's years as an undergraduate student at Oregon Agricultural College.

Container(s)
Description
Box
8.001 Properties of Electricity, 1938, 1940-1981; , undated
Folder
1.1 "High Voltage Gaseous-Conductor Lamps" (McMillan & Starr), undated
1.2 Calibration of Dynamometer, Induction Motor, Robbins & Meyers DC Motor, undated
1.3 Drafts of papers on various subjects, undated
1.4 Electric Field Around Points and Equivalent Circuit - drawings, calculations, undated
1.5 "A Low Frequency Harmonic Wave Analyzer" (Hall) - voltage and current wave distortion - draft and multiple final copies, 1938
1.6 Measuring Equipment - drawings, parts lists, 1940-1949
1.7 "Observations of 'Limiting' Effects of Oscillating Detector" (Huggins) - draft and figures, 1943
1.8 Equivalent Reactance Tests - materials, diagrams, 1947-1948
1.9 Ampere-Inch Curves, 1950-1959
1.10 AC Machines, 1942-1981
8.002 Properties of Electricity, 1921-1982; , undated
Folder
2.1 DC Motors - general notes,
2.2 Surface Controlled Mercury Pool Rectifier (Libby),
2.3 "Ultra Short Wave Communication (Larson, Clothier), 1936
2.4 "Impulse Measurements by Repeated-Structure Networks" (Dawes, Thomas, Drought), 1949
2.5 "Bed-Wall Heat Transfer in Fluidized Systems" (Levenspiel), 1954
2.6 Electrostatic Phenomena - a history of electric and magnetic fields with photos, 1957
2.7 "Weak A-C Systems - Response of AC/DC Systems with Low Short Circuit Capacity at the Receiving Terminals" (Clifford, Pokorny), 1968
2.8 Electrostatic Field Measurements (ERDA), 1976
2.9 Electricity - papers, 1921-1982
8.003 Properties of Electricity, 1922, 1924; , undated
Folder
3.1 "Juice Reports" Alternating Current Generator Short Circuit Transient Characteristics - OSC oscillograms and notes, undated
3.2 OSC Test Oscillograms - starting current transients of a D-C motor, undated
3.3 OSC Test Oscillograms - voltage wave forms, undated
3.4 Test Results - multiple copies - incandescent lamp test, synchronous condenser test, composite load tests,
3.5 "Instruction for Using the Type C Cathode Ray Oscillograph Tube", 1922
3.6 "The Cathode-Ray Oscillograph" (Dufour) - translation, 1924
3.7 Fault Test Oscillographs - labeled "BBC Tests", undated
8.004 Properties of Electricity, 1970; , undated
Folder
4.1 BPA Power System Oscillations, 1970
4.2 Fault Current Wave Figures for AIEE Proceedings, undated

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9:  Biographical, 1930-1987
19 boxes

The Biographical series consists of Eugene Starr's personal correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings, financial records, travel materials and a variety of mementos mostly relating to Starr's long career in electrical engineering.

Container(s)
Description
Box
9.001 Personal Correspondence, 1954-1980, 1984
Folder
1.1 Personal Correspondence, 1954-1964
1.2 Personal Correspondence, 1965-1971
1.3 Personal Correspondence, 1972-1980
1.4 Personal Correspondence, 1984
9.002 Personal Correspondence, 1933, 1943-1983; , undated
Folder
2.1 Personal notes, letters, calculations, stationary, undated
Box
2.2 Harold Rorden Materials, correspondence, 1955-1959
2.3 Soviet EE Journals Editorial Board - correspondence re: translations (Ralph McElroy Co.), 1970-1971
2.4 Correspondence from Ivan Bloch - energy and power generation, 1968-1974
2.5 Honorary Doctorate Testimonials - 25 letters of endorsement from friends and associates, 1975
2.6 Christmas, birthday, farewell, & post cards, 1933; , 1962-1979; , 1983
2.7 Letters, 1943-1983
2.8 Telegrams and reply regarding offer from New York University to Eugene Starr to head Electrical Engineering Department, 1946
9.003 Awards and Biographical Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1985
Folder
3.1 Honors & Citations - incl. Distinguished Service Award citation & list of publications, 1958
3.2 Department of the Interior 19th Honor Awards Convocation - program (5 copies), 1958
3.3 Professional Engineers of Oregon - Engineer of the Year, 1965
3.4 Hungary Horse News Columbia Falls, MO - obituary on Hal Kanzler (OSU 1943), Jan 27 1967
3.5 Harbishaw Award - congratulations, clippings, 1968-1969
3.6 Hunting Clippings, 1966-1979
3.7 IEEE Lamme Medal - congratulations, brochures, articles, 1980
3.8 Articles and Clippings - including paper by EC Starr on being struck by lightning, 1939-1983
3.9 "History of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, OSU", 1984
3.10 "Electrifying the Northwest: A Technical History of the Bonneville Power Administration" (first draft of contents), 1985
9.004 Travel Materials, 1973; , undated
Folder
4.1 "Iceland in Relation to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge" (Palmason, Soemundsson), 1973
4.2 Maps, Air Atlas', Travel Brochures, undated
9.005 Travel Materials, 1958, 1969; , undated
Folder
5.1 Personal Materials - European Tour, 1958
5.2 Roadmaps for California and Oregon, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest brochure, WD-40 brochure, tourist information for Siberia/Soviet Union,
5.3 Trip to Moscow - map, brochures, tourist info, 1969
9.006 Photographs and Assorted Biographical Materials, 1962, 1964-1977, 1983, 1985-1986; , undated
Folder
6.1 "Sounds from Outer Space" - 45mm + "On the Track of Sasquatch", undated
6.2 Dover Book Covers, undated
6.3 Assorted jokes and humorous anecdotes, undated
6.4 Oregon State Centennial ad, 1968
6.5 Photographs - Personal, undated
6.6 Motor Trend magazine, June - July 1962
6.7 "A Visit to Atomics International" - a photo book including pictures of Starr, November 29-30, 1965
6.8 Boeing Supersonic Transport and 747 Brochures, 1969
6.9 Time magazine, July 3, 1972
6.10 Newsletters - committee of concerned EE's, IEEE Professional Activities, 1976-1977
6.11 News about Pay & Societies, 1964-1977
6.12 The Planetary Report - periodical of the Planetary Society (6 issues), 1983; , 1985-1986
9.007 French Magazines, 1956, 1963-1965; , undated
Folder
7.1 "Boulogne - Grand Porte de Peche" (Vercel), 1956
7.2 "Cahier de la Ceramique du Verre et des Arts du Feu" Volume 32, 1963
7.3 "Cahier de la Ceramique du Verre et des Arts du Feu" Volume 33 (2 copies), 1964
7.4 "Cahier de la Ceramique du Verre et des Arts du Feu" Volume 34, 1964
7.5 "Cahier de la Ceramique du Verre et des Arts du Feu" Volume 35 + supplement, 1965
9.008 Photographs, 1920-1929; , undated
Folder
8.1 Photo Factory Camera Brochures,
8.2 Photographs from General Electric High Voltage Lab, Pittsfield, 1920-1929
8.3 Photos of EC Starr,
8.4 Photos of Induced Lightning and Equipment,
8.5 8x10 Photographs of HV Structures - labeled "Apollo", undated
8.6 Photos of Little Weary Ridge,
8.7 Photo of National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, undated
9.009 Investment Information, 1963-1965, 1976, 1980; , undated
Folder
9.1 Mail to EC Starr, undated
9.2 Investment Materials - compound interest and annuity tables, unopened investment mail, 1963-1964
9.3 Newberry's Annual Report, 1965
9.4 GM Public Interest Report, 1976
9.5 AMOCO Standard Oil Company publication, 1980
9.010 Travel Vouchers and Reimbursement Forms, 1961-1971
Folder
10.1 Travel and Transportation File - vouchers and reimbursement forms, 1961-1966
10.2 Travel and Transportation File - vouchers and reimbursement forms, 1967-1971
9.011 Travel Receipts, Vouchers and Reimbursement Forms, 1960-1963, 1972-1976
Folder
11.1 Travel receipts, 1960-1963
11.2 Travel and Transportation File - vouchers and reimbursement forms, 1972-1976
9.012 Employment Records, Personal and Medical Data, 1954-1983; , undated
Folder
12.1 Eugene Starr - applications and forms for employment, professional societies, etc., 1956-1977
12.2 Personal and Medical Data - passport information, government driver's license renewals, job description - chief engineer,
12.3 Starr Employment Records, 1954-1983
9.013 Mementos and Keepsakes, undated
Folder
13.1 3 mementos - battery, cable, insulator, undated
13.2 Corona cyclograms - framed graphs, undated
13.3 Westinghouse 1945 diary - unused, General Electric 1949 diary - sparsely used, undated
13.4 Sparkover - framed photo, undated
13.5 United Airlines - 1,000,000 Miler Plaque, undated
9.014 Mementos and Keepsakes, 1930, 1952; , undated
Folder
14.1 "Measurements" (Lord Kelvin) + Photo of Lightning, undated
14.2 Dance card from OSU Associated Engineers Winter Informal, 1930
14.3 ENEL briefcase,
14.4 Steno notebook - notes on various topics,
14.5 Samples of rubber from Allis-Chalmers Transformer Engineering Section, 1952
9.015 Mementos and Keepsakes, undated
Folder
15.1 Eugene Starr Business Cards,
15.2 MICO Instrument Company - metal shavings for Electrical Engineering Department,
9.016 Directories, 1983-1988
Folder
16.1 BPA - Ross Complex Telephone Directory, 1983
16.2 BPA directory, 1986
16.3 BPA Staffing Charts by Organization, 1986
16.4 BPA Telephone Supplement + update, 1985; , 1987
16.5 Federal Telecommunications System - Telephone User's Guide, 1984
16.6 IEEE Power Engineering Society Organization Manual and Membership Directory, 1984
16.7 Professional Engineers of Oregon 1984/1985 Directory,
16.8 Professional Engineers of Oregon 1986/1987 Directory,
16.9 Professional Engineers of Oregon 1987/1988 Directory,
16.10 US Department of Energy Telephone Directory, 1987
9.017 Directories, 1972-1975, 1982-1985
Folder
17.1 U.S. National Committee CIGRE 1972/1975 Directory,
17.2 1983 Directory of U.S. National Committee CIGRE,
17.3 1985 Directory of U.S. National Committee CIGRE,
17.4 National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America - Directory of Members and Foreign Associates July 1983,
17.5 Organization and Members NAS/NAE/IOM/NRC 1982-1983,
17.6 Organization and Members NAS/NAE/IOM/NRC 1983-1984,
9.018 Telephone / Business Card Files, undated
Folder
18.1 2 Telephone / Business Card Files from desk,
9.019 Telephone / Business Card File, undated
Folder
19.1 Telephone / Business Card File,

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10:  Class Materials, 1934-1956
4 boxes

Lectures and curricula developed by Starr for use in the classroom are collected in Series 10. Most of the items in the Class Materials series date to Starr's twenty-seven years on staff at Oregon Agricultural College, known later in his tenure as Oregon State College.

Container(s)
Description
Box
10.001 Class Materials, 1939-1952, 1955-1956; , undated
Folder
1.1 EE 311 - Water Rheostat Assignment, undated
1.2 EE 312 - Transformers - lecture notes, labs, materials, 1939-1952
1.3 EE 321-2-3 - Electrical Laboratory, 1935-1936
1.4 EE 321-2-3 Synchronous Motors, 1941-1942
1.5 EE 355 - Ignition, undated
1.6 EE 405/505 - Synchronous Machines, 1955-1956
1.7 EE 405/AST 403 - Introduction to Tensor Analysis - class materials, undated
1.8 Transformer Characteristics - class materials, 1943
10.002 Class Materials, 1934, 1938-1942, 1948-1949; , undated
Folder
2.1 EE 414 - Electrical Design,
2.2 EE 416 - Electrical Circuits - Transients,
2.3 EE 422 - Synchronous Machines, 1938-1942
2.4 EE 423 - Power Transmission - outlines - originals and duplicates,
2.5 EE 432 - Induction machines - class materials,
2.6 "Induction Motor Characteristics" (Wagner) - student assignment, 1934
2.7 "Induction Machines - EE 432" (Schaufelberger) - student assignment, 1948
2.8 "Electric Power Systems - EE 541,542,543" (Armstrong), 1948-1949
2.9 "Electric Power Systems - EE 541,2,3" (Gehrig), 1949
10.003 Class Materials, 1942-1943
Folder
3.1 Army Specialized Training (AST) Course Outlines, 1943
3.2 AST 403 - Electrical Measurements, 1942-1943
3.3 AST 405 - Electric and Magnetic Phenomena, 1943
3.4 AST 414 - Electric Circuits - experiments, lecture notes, 1943
3.5 AST 415 - Electronics and Associated Circuits - lecture notes, labs, quizzes, 1943
3.6 AST 416 - Electric Circuits - Transients, 1943
3.7 AST 417 - Electric Circuits - Distributed Constants, 1943
3.8 AST 420 - High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Circuits, 1943
3.9 AST 426 - Radiation & Propagation, 1943
10.004 Class Materials, 1943, 1949; , undated
Folder
4.1 Electromagnetic Radiation and Induction - lecture notes (EC Starr), 1943
4.2 "Transmission Line Problem" (Beauchamp), 1949
4.3 Harmonic Analysis, Wave Mixing - lecture notes (EC Starr) - originals and carbons, undated
4.4 Heaviside operators, root-square method, equivalent operators - class materials, undated
4.5 Lecture Notes and Class Materials - misc., undated

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Subjects

The following Library of Congress Authorities headings suggest topics, individuals or organizations interspersed through the collection.

    • Corporate Names :
    • Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
    • General Electric Company.
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
    • International Council on Large Electric Systems.
    • Oregon State College. School of Engineering.
    • United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Dielectrics.
    • Electric lines.
    • Electric lines--Health aspects.
    • Electric power distribution.
    • Electric power production--India.
    • Electric power production--Northwest, Pacific.
    • Energy conservation--Northwest, Pacific.
    • Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Nuclear power plants--Washington (State)
    • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946.
    • Power resources--Alaska.
    • Renewable energy sources.
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--Schools.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Ephemera.
    • Film negatives.
    • Lantern slides.
    • Maps.
    • Photographic prints.
    • Slides.
      • Other Creators :
      • Peek, F. W. (Frank William), b. 1881.
      • General Electric Company.
      • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
      • International Council on Large Electric Systems.
      • United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

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