Guide to the H. O. Fuchs Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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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

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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


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-1991-130

 

Audiocassettes

Box 24

A: Engineering cases for future engineers; B: History of SAE FD & E Committee

Box 24

Menkin's Fluid Dispenser

Box 24

American Society for Engineering Education 85th Annual Conference, 1977.

Box 24

Tape #13 Should a Technology graduate be called an Engineer?

Box 24

7 tapes on Ralph Heintz, 1977

Box 24

Duplicate slides of lecture illustrations (graphs, drawings, etc.)

 

Notebook Accession 2007-259

Box 1

Notebook from ME 245 (Fatigue of Metal Structures) containing syllabus, tests, answers, memos and a copy of Fuchs' "Fatigue Resistance of Metal Parts" 1978