Guide to the H. O. Fuchs Papers SC0101

Daniel Hartwig, Claudia Willett, Hanna Ahn
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
October 2010, September 2022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu

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Language of Material: Undetermined
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: H. O. Fuchs papers
Creator: Fuchs, H. O. (Henry Otten)
Identifier/Call Number: SC0101
Identifier/Call Number: 15409
Physical Description: 28 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1950-1988
Abstract: Course notes for mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate classes; correspondence; case histories in engineering problems prepared by Fuchs; records pertaining to the Engineering Case Program; research notes, articles, and papers by Fuchs; and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Henry Fuchs, 1972 and 1977, and the Dept. of Engineering, 1991.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

H. O. Fuchs Papers (SC0101). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Fuchs, an expert on fatique in metals, taught mechanical engineering at Stanford University from 1964 to 1973, when he became an Emeritus Professor. He was educated in France and Germany, earning his Ph.D. in 1932 from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany. Before coming to Stanford, he was an engineer with General Motors (1933-45) and president of Metal Improvement Company (1946-60), where he designed the shot peening process. While at Stanford he directed the Engineering Case Program, writing or supervising the production of more than 200 case studies. He died in 1989.

Description of the Collection

Course notes for mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate classes; correspondence; case histories in engineering problems prepared by Fuchs; records pertaining to the Engineering Case Program; research notes, articles, and papers by Fuchs; and photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Engineering design -- Case studies.
Engineering -- Study and teaching.
Photoprints.
Almen, John O.
Pitzer, Kenneth S.
Olley, M.
Fuchs, H. O. (Henry Otten)
Stanford University. Engineering Case Program
Stanford University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Faculty

 

ARCH-1991-130 Accession ARCH-1991-1301584271

Box 1

Chronological correspondence files, 1976-1978

Box 2

Chronological correspondence files, 1979-1981

Box 3

Chronological correspondence files, 1982-1984

Box 4

Chronological correspondence files, 1985-1988

Box 5

Case Writing Project, 1963

Box 6

Course correspondence, 1960-1969

Box 7

Metal fatigue research files, 1955-1970

Box 8

Mechanical engineering files, 1979-1980

Box 9

ASEE case committee files, 1980-1983

Box 10

Patents, 1928-1937

Box 11

Engineering cases, 1960-1969

Box 12

Engineering cases, 1969-1970

Box 13

Engineering cases, 1955-1964

Box 14

Engineering cases, 1962-1978

Box 15

Case histories, 1960-1969

Box 16

Case histories and studies, 1950-1969

Box 17

Case studies and reports, 1970-1989

Box 18

Papers on Heintz and case studies, 1960-1979

Box 19

Case studies (includes photographs), 1960-1979

Box 20

Notes on fatigue and optimum peening intensities, 1980-1989

Box 21

History of shot peening and fatigue, 1970-1979

Box 22

Strain and stress, 1970-1979

Box 23

Fatigue and stress, 1970-1979

 

Audiocassettes 1584275

box 24

A: Engineering cases for future engineers; B: History of SAE FD & E Committee 1584285

box 24

Menkin's Fluid Dispenser 1584283

box 24

American Society for Engineering Education 85th Annual Conference, 1977. 1584281

box 24

Tape #13 Should a Technology graduate be called an Engineer? 1584279

box 24

7 tapes on Ralph Heintz, 1977 1584277

box 24

Duplicate slides of lecture illustrations (graphs, drawings, etc.) 1584273

 

ARCH- 2007-259 Accession 2007-2591584267

box 1

Notebook from ME 245 (Fatigue of Metal Structures) containing syllabus, tests, answers, memos and a copy of Fuchs' "Fatigue Resistance of Metal Parts" 1978 1584269