Guide to the Bernard G. Ricketts Papers
1938-1975

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ricketts, Bernard G.
Title: Bernard G. Ricketts Papers
Dates: 1938-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 containers. (1.5 linear feet of shelf space.) (240 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 355
Summary: Curricular, research and student papers of a Washington State University alumnus.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

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

Biographical Note

Bernard Gordon Ricketts was born in Indian Valley near Cambridge, Idaho, in 1914. After growing up in Pullman, Washington, he studied at Washington State University where he specialized in metallurgical engineering. He was granted a B.S. in 1937 and an M.S. in 1938. Mr. Ricketts received a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Illinois (Urbana) where he was engaged in teaching and metals research until his retirement in 1975. Professor Ricketts died in 1976.

Content Description

The Bernard Ricketts collection reflects a career of metals research and engineering instruction. Series one contains, in addition to his master's thesis Recrystallization of Cold Worked Polycrystalline Magnesium and a history of the School of Mines of his alma mater, Washington State University, some administrative records concerning his appointment at Illinois and other professional activities. Student records and theses comprise series two. Series three consists of engineering research reports published by the University of Illinois which contain the results of Professor Ricketts' research. Series four is made up of class experiment records and instructional materials employed by Professor Ricketts. Chronological order has generally been maintained throughout each series.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 355, Bernard G. Ricketts Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The papers of Bernard G. Ricketts were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by his wife, Mrs. Amy Ricketts, in October 1977 (77-49).


Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Series 1: Educational and Professional Materials
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 History of the School of Mines, WSU, 1938
1
1 2 Thesis, 1938
2
1 3 Thesis, 1958
1
1 4 Appointments [employment contracts], 1940-1975
70
1 5 Other Papers, 1942-1956
13
1 6 Appointments Summer [employment contracts], 1944-1971
31
1 7 Berkeley Meeting [University Materials Conference], 1961
36

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Series 2: Students
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 8 L.C. Michels, 1967
5
1 9 Student lists, 1974-1975
4
1 10 William T. Becker, 1966-1967
10
1 11 Chakravorty, 1968-1970
8
1 12 W.T. Shieh, 1968
1

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Series 3: Research
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 13-14 Research Summary, 1957-1960
2
2 15-16 Research Summary, 1961-1963
2
2 17-19 Materials Research Laboratory Report, 1967; , 1970-1971.
3

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Series 4: Curriculum
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 20 Engineering Manuals, 1938-1966
12
2 21 Notes and Exams, 1974-1975
3
2 22 Metal Experiments, undated
5
2 23 Photographs, undated
20
2 24-26 Experiment Observations, 1950-1955
3
3 27-30 Experiment Observations, 1956-1975
4
3 31-35 Engineering Course Manuals, 1972-1973
5

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Ricketts, Bernard Gordon, 1914-1976--Archives  ( creator)
  • Occupations :
  • Engineering--Study and teaching--Illinois--Urbana
  • Engineering--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Pullman
    • Other Creators :
    • Ricketts, Bernard Gordon, Mrs., donor. WaPS  ( donor)

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