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Guide to the Sterling Beckwith Papers
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Description
Papers pertain to his interest and work in engineering and include drawings, notes, publications, correspondence, reports, plans, financial records, manuals, photographs, and patent files. Subjects include helicopters and polycopters, hydroelectric projects (including that of Paradise, California), the Nitrafix Process [recovery of nitrogen from engine exhaust], turbine generators, vehicles and transportation, and Chicago Stock Yards Research Division files. The collection also includes two films ("Tow Test Films" and "Polycopter Indoors & Outdoors").
Background
Engineer and inventor, Sterling Beckwith earned his A.B. at Stanford University in 1927 and his M.S. at Pittsburgh in 1929.
Extent
45 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.