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Guide to the Elliott Reid Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms
  • SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS FROM SUBJECT FILES

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0230
    Creator: Reid, Elliott, 1900-1968.
    Title: Elliott Reid papers
    Dates: 1924-1966
    Physical Description: 4.75 Linear feet
    Summary: Correspondence, research notes and drawings, reports, articles, product specifications, commercial publications, photographs, and other items pertaining to airplanes and aeronautical research, including his research on wings and propellers. There is correspondence with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and aircraft companies such as Boeing, Douglas, Northrop, and Lockheed. Correspondents include Col. Homer A. Boushey, Louis B. Gratzer, George J. Higgins, E.P. Lesley, G.W. Lewis, Earl C. Popp, L. Prandtl, and D.D. Warner. Collection also includes research logs and bills from research conducted for Tracerlab, Inc., of Berkeley, 1949-54.
    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

    Transferred by School of Engineering, 1980 and 1985

    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

    Elliott Reid Papers (SC0230). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Professor of aeronautics at Stanford (1929-1965). Reid was the author of APPLIED WING THEORY, 1932, and many technical papers published by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers of Elliot G. Reid, dating from 1924 to 1966, document his research interests in aeronautics and his professional career at Stanford University. Included in the papers are correspondence, research notes and drawings, reports, articles, product specifications, commercial publications, and photographs. Research subjects include fundamentals in aerodynamics, wing sections, complete wings, bodies, internal aerodynamics, propellors, rotors, airplanes, engines, and instruments. There are correspondence files for the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and aircraft companies such as Boeing, Douglas, Northrop, and Lockheed. Major correspondents include Col. Homer A. Boushey, Louis B. Gratzer, George J. Higgins, E.P. Lesley, G. W. Lewis, Earl C. Popp, Ludwig Prandtl, and D. D. Warner. Also included in the papers are research logs, bills, and travel vouchers from research Reid conducted for Tracerlab, Inc., of Berkeley, 1949-1954.

    Arrangement

    The first half of the collection, arranged by numbered subjects, reflects Professor Reid's original arrangement. The second half was received roughly alphabetized; this order was clarified during processing and several new folders were devised. Paper clips have been removed and the materials were re-foldered in acid-free folders. His original subject dividers were retained; a new divider indicating the beginning of the alphabetical files was added.

    Access Terms

    Boushey, Homer A., Col.
    Gratzer, Louis B.
    Higgins, George J.
    Lesley, Everett Parker.
    Lewis, G.W.
    Popp, Earl C.
    Prandtl, L. (Ludwig), b. 1875.
    Reid, Elliott, 1900-1968.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics--Faculty.
    United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
    United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    Warner, D.D.
    Aeronautics--Research.
    Airplanes--Wings.
    Engineering drawings.
    Photoprints
    Propellers, Aerial.

    SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS FROM SUBJECT FILES

    Dickey, D.A. (Army Air Force) Box 2, Folder 17
    Gratzer, Louis B. Box 1, Folder 34
    Higgins, George J. Box 5, Folder 4
    Lesley, E. P. Box 1, Folder 29
    Lesley, E. P. Box 3, Folder 16
    Lesley, E. P. Box 3, Folder 14
    Lewis, G.W. (NACA) Box 1, Folder 31
    Monteith, C.N. (Boeing) Box 5, Folder 4
    Popp, Earl C. (Dept. of Commerce) Box 3, Folder 26
    Prandtl, Ludwig Box 1, Folder 33
    Raymond, A.E. (Douglas Aircraft) Box 5, Folder 4
    Sears, William R. Box 5, Folder 7
    Warner, D.D. (Northrop) Box 4, Folder 5
    Alippi, Carlo Box 4, Folder 16