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Guide to the Sterling Beckwith Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0553
    Creator: Beckwith, Sterling
    Title: Sterling Beckwith papers
    Dates: 1929-1992
    Physical Description: 45 Linear feet
    Summary: 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").
    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

    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

    Sterling Beckwith Papers (SC0553). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Engineer and inventor, Sterling Beckwith earned his A.B. at Stanford University in 1927 and his M.S. at Pittsburgh in 1929.

    Description of the Collection

    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").

    Access Terms

    Beckwith, Sterling
    Engineering.
    Helicopters
    Hydroelectric power plants.