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Guide to the H. O. Fuchs Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0101
    Creator: Fuchs, H. O. (Henry Otten), 1907-
    Title: H. O. Fuchs papers
    Dates: 1950-1988
    Physical Description: 16 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Henry Fuchs, 1972 and 1977, and the Dept. of Engineering, 1991.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    H. O. Fuchs Papers (SC0101). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Almen, John O.
    Fuchs, H. O. (Henry Otten), 1907-
    Olley, M.
    Pitzer, Kenneth S., (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-1997
    Stanford University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering --Faculty.
    Stanford University. Engineering Case Program.
    Engineering --Study and teaching.
    Engineering design --Case studies.
    Photoprints