John C. Houbolt:

An Inventory of the John C. Houbolt Papers at the University of Illinois Archives.



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BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL

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1 J.C. Houbolt's biographical sketch
Education
Class notes
Joliet Junior College
Handwritten notebook
Machine shop (handwritten notebooks)
Physiography notebook, 1932-33
Drawings, 1933
Physics report: exercises, 1937-38
Physics (handwritten notebook), 1938
Physics (handwritten notebook), ca 1938
Some experiments in electricity, 1938
University of Illinois
Laboratory notes in hydraulics, 1938
T&AM-2: class notes, 1938
T&AM-2: class notes, 1938
T&AM-2: class notes, 1938
T&AM-2: class notes, 1938
T&AM-2: class notes, 1938
Class notes, 1939
ME-2, CE-3, CE-20,...: class notes, 1939
CE-3: class notes, 1939
CE-36: class report, 1939
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2 CE-61: class notes, 1939
CE-62 (Shop building design): class notes, 1939
CE-62 (Shop building weight list): class report, 1939
CE-64 (Warehouse design): class report, 1939
T&AM-2: class notes, 1939
T&AM-4 (Calibration of Pitot tube): class report, 1939
T&AM-64 (Calibration of a circular orifice): class report, 1939
T&AM-64 (Efficiency of an impulse water motor): class report, 1939
T&AM-64 (Calibration of water meter):class report, 1939
T&AM-64 (Determination of the efficiency of a centrifugal pump): class report, 1939
CE-64 (Office building design): class report, 1940
CE-65 (Railroad bridge design): class notes, 1940
T&AM-47 - Engineering analysis: class notes, 1940-41
"Difference equations as applied to a slab varying in thickness in two directions" (paper), ca 1940
T&AM-114: class notes, 1941
CE-107 (Steel design): class notes, 1942
Math and fluid flows, 1943-1947
ETH (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule) (Zurich)
Department of Public Information (Princeton University): Rockefeller Public Service Awards, 1956
ETH registration and grade transcript
Notes on Aerodynamics, Integral equations, Theory of rockets (in German), 1956
Untitled folder: letters to the Rockefeller Public Service Awards; summary of a report, 1957
Untitled folder: overheads and the list (in German), 1957
University of Virginia
Theory of elastic stability: lecture notes & exams, 1944-45
Theory of Vibration: exams, 1947, 1950
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3 Mechanical and Structural Vibrations I: lecture notes and exams, 1947-54
Aircraft Vibration and Flutter Theory: lecture notes, 1952
Aircraft Vibration and Flutter Theory: lecture notes, 1952
Aircraft Vibration and Flutter: correspondence, memos, 1952
Vibration - Flutter: lecture notes, 1954
Aircraft Vibration and Flutter: course outline, exams, Fall 1954
[Harmonic functions, vector analysis; vibrating string with masses], 1956
Comprehensives, Training, etc., 1957-60
Calculus of Variations: lecture notes, Fall 1959
Calculus of Variations (Math. 502): lecture notes, 1959
Advanced Engineering Mathematics I: exams, grades, 1959
Calculus of Variations: grades, 1959-1960
Mechanical and Structural Vibration I:exams, quiz, course material, Fall 1960
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4 Advanced Engineering mathematics II: exams, lecture notes, 1960
Mechanical and Engineering Vibrations II: lecture notes (ME 28.391), 1961
Mechanical and Structural Vibrations II: exams, grades, 1961
Calculus of Variations: exams, grades, 1961
Calculus of Variations: lecture notes, exams, 1961, 1963
Elastic Stability: lecture notes, exams, calculations, 1962
Short Course in Acoustics and noise: lecture notes, correspondence, 1968
Untitled folder: handwritten notes and course outline
Other lecture notes
Electrical Measuring Circuits: Training program in structural flight measurements; G.L. Martin Company, 1943-44
Survey course in Aeroelasticity: MIT, Department of Aeronautical Engineering (part I), 1952
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5 Survey course in Aeroelasticity: MIT, Department of Aeronautical Engineering (part II), 1952
Thesis
Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (University of Illinois) 1940
Doctoral thesis and a letter from the publisher 1957
Copy of the doctoral thesis "A study of several aerothermoelastic problems of aircraft structures in high-speed flight" (handwritten), 1957
Correspondence concerning publication of Doctoral thesis and notes, 1958
Calendars and notebooks
Calendars for 1960-1962
Calendars for 1963-1964
Calendars for 1965-1968
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6 Calendar for 1969
Calendar for 1970, 1971, 1973
Calendars for 1974-1975
Pocket planners for 1976-1978
Calendars for 1979-1981
Calendars for 1982-1986
Notebook: 1959-1963
Notebook: 1963-1970
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7 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
US Department of Air Force: Honorary member of 91st Civil Engineering Squadron
Member of the Chi Epsilon Fraternity (University of Illinois), April 30, 1939
Member of the Tau Beta Pi Chapter, December 17, 1939
Member of the Phi Kappa Phi, November 15, 1939
Associate of the Society of the Sigma Xi, March 20, 1940
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: certificate of appreciation, 1962
NASA: Twenty year service award, Oct. 1962
Princeton Jaycees: Distinguished service award, 1969
Will County Historical Society: Fredrick Bartleson memorial award, Dec. 18, 1969
University of Illinois, CE Alumni Association: Distinguished alumnus award, Oct.4, 1969
ETH (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland): Honorary Doctoral Degree, 1975
NASA: Twenty five year service award, Sept. 1980
University of Illinois, Alumni Association: Achievement award, Oct. 31, 1987
Joliet/Will County: Hall of Pride, April 26, 1988
National Society of Professional Engineers: Engineer of the year, 1988-1989
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Atmospheric Environment Technical Committee, Oct. 1989
Clarkson University: Doctor of Science, May 20, 1990
NASA: Thirty five year service award, Sept. 24, 1990
NASA/Langley Research Center: Certificate of appreciation, Dec. 31, 1992
University of Illinois; College of Engineering: Alumni award for distinguished service, April 11, 1997
Kiwanis International: Certificate of appreciation, May 13, 1998
Honorary member of the Third Thursday Lunch Bunch, 1998
Joliet Junior College: Commencement speaker, May 14, 1999
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 2000 Spirit of St. Louis Medal, 2000
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8/1 Popular Aviation Magazine Award: National Model Airplane Championships, Detroit, 1937
Popular Aviation Magazine Award: National Model Airplane Championship, Detroit, 1937
Exchange Club Award: National Model Plane Championships, Detroit, 1937
Burr Patterson and Auld Co. Award: National Model Airplane Championships, Detroit, 1937
Junior Birdmen of America: 2nd place
NASA: Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Oct.1, 1963
3 (three) unidentified medals
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8/2 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Board of Directors: J.C. Houbolt 1969-1970
University of Illinois; College of Engineering: Alumni award for distinguished service, 1997
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9 Personal
Books
Conundrums
Filing cabinets
Medical examination records
Mementos
Names and addresses
Personal financial statements (contains the draft of the will of J. Houbolt (father))
Rosters and names
Scraps and sayings from desk
Some sayings
Professional
J.C. Houbolt's office file contents; appointments; DAG-SAG; clearance forms
Rates and J.C. Houbolt's work



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