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.
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.
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.
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