This collection contains materials from Ralph Parkman's career in the Engineering Department at San José State University.
Included are historical narratives about engineering programs and curricula, teaching materials, and related newspaper clippings.
Ralph Parkman was born in Cornwall, England in 1920. He earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of
Pittsburgh in 1941 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in the same field from Stanford University in 1949 and 1952 respectively. In between
his undergraduate and graduate degrees (1944-1946) he served in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Parkman taught at Stanford University from
1952-1954 before joining the San José State College faculty in September of 1954.
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