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Guide to the H. O. Fuchs Papers
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Description
Course notes for mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate classes; correspondence; case histories in engineering problems prepared by Fuchs; records pertaining to the Engineering Case Program; research notes, articles, and papers by Fuchs; and photographs.
Background
Fuchs, an expert on fatique in metals, taught mechanical engineering at Stanford University from 1964 to 1973, when he became an Emeritus Professor. He was educated in France and Germany, earning his Ph.D. in 1932 from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany. Before coming to Stanford, he was an engineer with General Motors (1933-45) and president of Metal Improvement Company (1946-60), where he designed the shot peening process. While at Stanford he directed the Engineering Case Program, writing or supervising the production of more than 200 case studies. He died in 1989.
Extent
16 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.