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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1022
    Creator: Vincenti, Walter G., (Walter Guido), 1917-
    Title: Walter G. Vincenti papers
    Dates: 1917-2007
    Physical Description: 14 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Materials were the gift of Walter G. Vincenti, 2004.

    Information about Access

    Access: Materials are open for research use.

    Cite As

    Walter G. Vincenti Papers (SC1022). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Walter G. Vincenti earned his AB in engineering at Stanford in 1938 and his Engineer’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1940. He was a research scientist with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), working at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory at Moffett Field until he joined the Stanford faculty in 1957. He cofounded Stanford’s Program in Values, Technology, and Science in 1971 and served several terms as its chair.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection contains Vincenti’s lectures from a class on the history of the industrial revolution taught at Stanford’s overseas campus in Cliveden, undated; class materials and lectures from VTS 121 Technology in Society: Historical Perspective, 1981; lectures by Claude B. Fohlen on the Industrial Revolution 1972; lectures by Paul A. David on technology, society, and economy 1971; letters from Harriet Jones with photocopied papers of aeronautical scientist R. T. Jones, 1999-2000; and a seminar on fluid mechanics.

    Access Terms

    David, Paul A.
    Fohlen, Claude B.
    Jones, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1910-
    Stanford University -- General subdivision--Curricula.;
    Industrial revolution.
    Technology--Social aspects.