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David E. Cole papers, 1951-2003

48 linear feet

Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and previously Director of the University of Michigan’s Office of Automotive Transportation (OSAT). Collection documents Cole’s activities as the Director of OSAT and his consulting work.

The papers of David E. Cole document his activities as the Director of the Office for the Study of Transportation (OSAT) and his consulting work. This collection contains nine series: University of Michigan; Associations and Government; Company Files; Correspondence; Research; Speaking Engagements; Publications, Papers and Clippings; Topical Files; and Audio-Visual Material.


Department of Mechanical Engineering (University of Michigan) publications, 1908-2002 (majority within 1968-2000)

1.5 linear feet

Teaching and research unit of the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan. Contains publications produced by or for the department, including annual reports, bibliographies, brochures and pamphlets, bulletins describing graduate programs, directories, histories, manuals, and newsletters.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Publications are divided into three series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, and Student Publications. The bulk of the publications document the teaching and research functions of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.


G. M. (Gerard M.) Faeth papers, 1964-2005 (majority within 1985-2005)

12 linear feet (in 13 boxes)

Gerard Faeth (1936-2005) professor of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering was a world-renowned scholar, researcher, and NASA advisor on theoretical and experimental research on combustion, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and instrumentation. The collection includes correspondence, teaching materials, research proposals, presentations and publications, photographs and other visual materials reflecting his academic, research, and consulting career. The collection covers the years 1964-2005, but primarily documents 1985-2005.

The Gerard Faeth papers include correspondence, teaching materials, research proposals, presentations and publications, photographs, and other visual materials documenting his career. The Faeth papers (approx. 12 linear feet) date from 1964-2005, but primarily document the period 1985-2005. The papers are organized into six series: Biographical; Teaching and Academic Activities; Professional Activities; Research; Presentations, Publications, and Reviews; and Visual Materials.


Jay A. Bolt papers, 1931-1998 (majority within 1949-1981)

4 linear feet

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, papers consist of course materials and publications by Bolt.

The Jay A. Bolt papers consist primarily of course materials for mechanical engineering classes he taught in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, 1931-1985 and publications by Bolt. The course material includes lecture notes, examinations, and problem sets and photographs. Much of the material is arranged by course number within these series. The researcher using this collection should be aware of certain course number changes. Four major changes affect this collection. They are Mechanical Engineering (hereafter ME) 114 changing to ME 496, ME 155 to ME 497, ME 105 to ME 235, and ME 214 to ME 594


Shien-Ming Wu papers, 1960-1992 (majority within 1975-1987)

5 linear feet

Professor of mathematical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, 1962-1987, and University of Michigan,1987-1992, developed the "the dynamic data system approach" to manufacturing, served as consultant to Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and other manufacturers. Papers document his teaching, research and consulting activities.

The Dr. Shien-Ming Wu papers, 1960-1992, document his activities as university professor of mechanical engineering, research scientist and consultant on a variety of industrial projects. The papers include considerable Chinese language materials.


Walter E. Lay Papers, 1889-1993

2 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, 1915-1958, with emphasis in the area of automotive engineering and design; papers document his research, teaching and consulting activities.

The Walter E. Lay papers include examinations; lecture notes; problem sets; research files; files relating to the building and expansion of the department of mechanical engineering and the Automotive Engineering Laboratory; and visual materials.