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Accession 83-058,  Mayr, Otto,  Otto Mayr Papers, 1960-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Mayr, Otto
Title: Otto Mayr Papers
Dates: 1960-2004
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 83-058
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of the papers of Otto Mayr, curator of mechanical engineering and mechanisms. Materials include photographs of family; notes from classes taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and classes taken at the University of Rochester; files from a summer seminar on methods and history of technology with a National Science Foundation grant, 1970; correspondence, circa 1967-1980, with colleagues concerning professional activities and research on feedback mechanisms; manuscripts and research notes; and records documenting his official travel with the Smithsonian, personal Professional Accomplishment Evaluation Committee (PAEC) files, and proposed exhibits.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the papers of Otto Mayr, curator of mechanical engineering and mechanisms. Materials include photographs of family; notes from classes taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and classes taken at the University of Rochester; files from a summer seminar on methods and history of technology with a National Science Foundation grant, 1970; correspondence, circa 1967-1980, with colleagues concerning professional activities and research on feedback mechanisms; manuscripts and research notes; and records documenting his official travel with the Smithsonian, personal PAEC (Professional Accomplishments and Evaluation Committee) files, and proposed exhibits.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-058, Mayr, Otto, Otto Mayr Papers

Container List

Box 1

Negatives (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Miscellaneous Speeches

Box 1 of 5

Zeitgeist Paper

Box 1 of 5

Science-Technology Relationship as a Historiography Problem

Box 1 of 5

Sickles Patents

Box 1 of 5

Sickles and Automatic Steering

Box 1 of 5

William Henry

Box 1 of 5

Hero

Box 1 of 5

History of Technology

Box 1 of 5

History of Technology in English Teaching

Box 1 of 5

Science Exhibit

Box 1 of 5

Gibbs

Box 1 of 5

Box of Negatives

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Dictionary of Scientific Biography - General

Box 2 of 5

Reuleaux

Box 2 of 5

Redtenbacher

Box 2 of 5

Miscellaneous Biographies

Box 2 of 5

L.F.A. Lecornu

Box 2 of 5

Hans Lorenz

Box 2 of 5

Otto Mohr

Box 2 of 5

Reichenbach

Box 2 of 5

Mollier

Box 2 of 5

Heinrich Muller-Breslau

Box 2 of 5

Raoul-Pierre Pictet

Box 2 of 5

Perronet

Box 2 of 5

Pitot

Box 2 of 5

Aurel Stodola

Box 2 of 5

Gustav Zeuner

Box 2 of 5

Randinger

Box 2 of 5

Charles Porter - Biographical

Box 2 of 5

Porter - Technical Work

Box 2 of 5

Frederick Slade

Box 2 of 5

J.C. Maxwell

Box 2 of 5

William Thomson (Kelvin)

Box 2 of 5

Airy

Box 2 of 5

Maxwell

Box 2 of 5

Foucault

Box 2 of 5

William Siemens

Box 2 of 5

Physicists and Regulation

Box 2 of 5

PAEC, 1980

Box 2 of 5

PAEC, 1972, 1974

Box 2 of 5

Travel, 1976-1980

Box 2 of 5

Smithsonian Contract, 1968-1969

Box 2 of 5

Norse Wheel

Box 2 of 5

Academic Studies

Box 2 of 5

20th Century Exhibit

Box 2 of 5

Egypt

Box 2 of 5

Smithsonian Research Foundation

Box 2 of 5

Travel Reports, 1975

Box 2 of 5

Lectures, etc., 1976

Box 2 of 5

1972 Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Program Correspondence

Box 2 of 5

Historiography

Box 2 of 5

Man Against Machine

Box 2 of 5

Simultaneous Inventions

Box 2 of 5

SHOT Program, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Nominating Committee

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Correspondence, A-Z, 1973-1974 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence, A-Z, 1968-1970 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Photographs (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Photographs and Feedback Mechanisms Manuscript

Box 3 of 5

Feedback Mechanisms Manuscript

Box 3 of 5

Feedback Control Devices

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence, A-Z, 1975-1977 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence, A-Z, 1978 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence, A-J, 1971-1972

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Correspondence, K-Z, 1971-1972

Box 4 of 5

Robert P. Multhauf correspondence, 1987-2004 (Accession 14-166)

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - General

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - Housing

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - Publicity

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - Inquiries

Box 4 of 5

Applications (Rejected)

Box 4 of 5

Assignments

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - Form Letters, Other Communications

Box 4 of 5

NSF Summer Institute - Finances

Box 4 of 5

Applications (Accepted)

Box 4 of 5

Requests for Publications

Box 4 of 5

Rochester Institute of Technology

Theory of Elasticity Course

Box 4 of 5

Feedback Control Systems Course

Box 4 of 5

Thermodynamics Course

Box 4 of 5

Unsteady Flow Course

Box 4 of 5

Engineering Analysis Course

Box 4 of 5

Thermodynamics Course (2 folders)

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Course Notes (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5