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Burgess H. Jennings (1903-1996) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 22/4/7

Scope and Contents

The Burgess H. Jennings Papers fill two boxes. They are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, published writings and related materials, research projects and reports, and a few miscellaneous items.

The published writings are predominately journal articles published from 1932-1981. There are also paperback manuals that are written as accompanying workbooks for several of his books.

The research material consists mainly of his work in using triethylene glycol vapor in air circulation systems to control the spread of airborne disease. Most of this research took place in the 1940s at Northwestern University. Many of his journal articles pertain to this topic of research.

Dates

  • 1932-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The papers of Burgess H. Jennings (professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University) fill two boxes. They are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, published writings and related materials, research projects and reports, and a few miscellaneous items. The research material consists mainly of his work in using triethylene glycol vapor in air circulation systems to control the spread of airborne disease. Most of this research took place in the 1940s at Northwestern University. Many of his journal articles pertain to this topic of research.

Arrangement

Articles are arranged chronologically. Research papers are chiefly in chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired the Burgess H. Jennings Papers in two accessions, #86-151 from Burgess Jennings, August 19, 1986 and #88-212 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, September 7, 1988. Material from the University Archives biographical file was added to the collection at the time of processing.

Separated Materials

1.5 cubic feet of duplicate journal articles, mock tables and graphs for Jennings' books, and .5 cubic foot of manuscript pageproofs were all disposed of. Nineteen books by Jennings were transferred to the University Archives NU authors bookshelves in room 110.

Processing Information

Tyler O. Walters and Jason Slimon, December 16, 1988.
Title
Guide to the Burgess H. Jennings (1903-1996) Papers
Author
Tyler O. Walters and Jason Slimon
Date
04/12/1989
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635