Guide to the Harris J. Ryan Papers

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

Call Number: SC1034
Creator: Ryan, Harris J. (Harris Joseph), 1866-1934.
Title: Harris J. Ryan papers
Dates: 1899-1934
Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
Summary: Collection includes syllabi and notes on alternators, synchronous motors, transformers, transmission lines and other topics, 1899-1917; correspondence regarding a lecture tour of Japan, 1930-32; Harris' articles and publications, 1911-31; articles and clippings on the Ryan high voltage lab; and biographical information and bibliographies.
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

Administrative transfer, 1965.

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

Harris J. Ryan Papers (SC1034). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Harris J. Ryan was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford (1905-1931; emeritus, 1931-1934), head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and first director of the Ryan High Voltage Laboratory.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes syllabi and notes on alternators, synchronous motors, transformers, transmission lines and other topics, 1899-1917; correspondence regarding a lecture tour of Japan, 1930-32; Harris' articles and publications, 1911-31; articles and clippings on the Ryan high voltage lab; guest book from the lab; and biographical information and bibliographies.

Access Terms

Ryan, Harris J. (Harris Joseph), 1866-1934.
Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering --Faculty.
Stanford University. Ryan High Voltage Laboratory.
Electrical engineering --California.
Electronics.

General note

Personal mementoes of Harris J. Ryan can be found in the Stanford Archives Museum Collection under the call number AM 2010-006.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Syllabi on alternators 1899-1913

Box 1, Folder 2

Syllabi on synchronous motors 1908-1917

Box 1, Folder 3

Syllabi on syn. [rotary] converters 1907-1912

Box 1, Folder 4

Syllabi on transformers 1907-1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Syllabi on induction motors 1907

Box 1, Folder 6

Syllabi on transmission lines 1908-1915

Box 1, Folder 7

Syllabi on skin effect and circuit breakers 1907-1912

Box 1, Folder 8

Biography

Box 1, Folder 9

Bibliography

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence regarding a lecture tour of Japan 1930-1932

Box 1, Folder 11

Patent, assignment of rights to General Electric, 1938; and miscellaneous notes

Box 1, Folder 12

Permit for the still used in High Voltage Laboratory (from United States Prohibition Service) with cover letter 1930

Box 1, Folder 13

Articles on High Voltage Lab 1929, 1931

Box 1, Folder 14

Articles by others on the High Voltage Lab

Box 1, Folder 15

Publications 1911-1927

Box 2, Folder 1

Publications 1903-1923

Box 2, Folder 2

Ryan High Voltage Lab Guest book 1920-1931