Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, notes, reprints, photographs, passports, awards, and other items; some
materials are in Russian or German. Correspondents include Dr. L. Prandtl, Cyril O. Rhys, Gunhard Orovas, Elena Zagustin,
and William F. Durand.. His typescript articles are largely on mechanical stresses and date from ca. 1907 to 1940, with some
in Russian; there is also a typescript biographical essay on James Victor Uspensky, ca. 1947. Other items of note include
a scrapbook (in Russian) with some photographs possibly from a trip to Russia in 1958; his report to Westinghouse on visits
to European laboratories, 1934; and Esther Kaletzky's remarks at the First International Conference of Women Engineers and
Scientists, June 1964. Additional papers added in 2009 pertain to the Timoshenko book collection in Stanford’s Engineering
Library but also include copies of Gregory Timoshenko’s "Letters to My Grandchildren," 1983-90, which include information
on his father, Stephen Timoshenko.
Stephen Prokofievitch Timoshenko, a world-renowned authority on theoretical and applied mechanics, was educated at the Munich
Polytechnic Institute and at the University of Gottingen. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev (1907-11) and the
Polytechnic Institute of St. Petersburg (1912-17), before fleeing Russia for Yugoslavia. He taught at the University of Zagreb
from 1920 to 1922, and then moved to the United States. He was a research engineer at Westinghouse and taught at the University
of Michigan before joining the Stanford faculty in 1936. Although he officially retired in 1944 he continued to teach and
write. His best known works include STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, THEORY OF ELASTICITY, and ENGINEERING MECHANICS.
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