The working papers, correspondence, publications, photos, artifacts, and biographical materials of Robert Talbot Knapp form
the collection known as the Papers of Robert T. Knapp in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Knapp attended
the Throop College of Technology in Pasadena, the forerunner of Caltech, and became professor there from 1951 until his death
in 1957. Knapp was widely known as a leader in the fields of hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanical engineering.
Robert Talbot Knapp was born January 5, 1899, in Loveland, Colorado. He received his secondary education in Los Angeles public
schools and studied for three and one-half years (fall 1916 through fall 1919) at Throop College of Technology in Pasadena,
forerunner of the California Institute of Technology. Knapp continued his studies in mechanical engineering at MIT in the
spring semester of 1920, and he received his bachelor of science degree from MIT in the same year. Knapp returned to Caltech
in 1922 as an instructor. He subsequently earned his PhD there in 1929 and became a full professor in 1951.
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