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Title:College of Engineering records
Dates:n.d., 1911–2008
Call Number:A15
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1. Office of the Dean, n.d., 1921–2002
Volume:2.82 cubic ft.


This series documents the administrative activities of the Office of the Dean. Included are accreditation and review materials, annual reports, correspondence, course and curriculum descriptions covering all departments and recommendations, records of faculty committees and meetings.
Accreditation and Review
1"Data Concerning the College of Engineering Northeastern University”1936
1Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) Materials1934–1939
1“Faculty Data” (2 folders)1939
1"General Statement in Regard to Northeastern University School of Engineering”1929
1–2"Information Concerning Northeastern University College of Engineering" v. 1–5, 7–10 (9 folders)1936
2"Pertinent Information in Regard to the Day Division of Northeastern University with Particular Reference to the School of Engineering”1930
2"Supplementary Data for ECPD Concerning the Curriculum in Chemical Engineering”1941
Accreditation and Review1953–1988
19Chemical Engineering1986
2“Development Program Suggestions”1961
2“Manual of Inspection Procedure”1953
21955; v. 1–2 (3 folders)1955
31960; v. 1–2 (3 folders)1960
31966; v. 1–2 (3 folders)1966
41969; v. 1–2 (2 folders)1969
41971; v. 1–2 (2 folders)1971
41977; v. 1–2 (2 folders)1977
4–51985; v. 1–2 (5 folders)1985
61986; v. 1–2 (4 folders)1986
191989; v. 1–2 (5 folders)1989
191995; v. 1–2 (6 folders)1995
23Co–op Assessment Plan2002
23College of Engineering Objectives2001
6–7Annual Reports (11 folders)1969–1980
7"College of Engineering Committees for 1974–1975”1974
7Continuing Engineering Studiesca. 1967–1970
7Course Plan and Content Reportsn.d.
23Curriculum Outlines1997
8Engineering Practice Bulletins1923, 1924
8, 23Faculty Meetings (3 Folders)n.d., 1961–1965, 1992, 1998
23“A Five Year Budget Plan for the College of Engineering”2001
8"Liberal Training for Engineers”1923
8Personnel Records1977–1978
8"A Planning Proposal for the College of Engineering”1985
23Questionnaire for Parents of First–Year Engineering Students: Summary of Results (2 folders)1998–1999
8Radiation Inspection Reports1962–1963
8"Rules and Regulations in Regard to Tuition”1925
23School of Engineering Technology Academic Standards2003
8Self–Study Questionnaire: Civil Engineering 1989
3Semester Transition Committee2000–2002
8Special Lectures and Course Calendars1921–1928
23Strategic Plan1998
23Tenure and Promotion Procedures (4 folders)1996–1998, 2000–2001
23Input from Co–op Faculty2000
8Untitled report on Graduate Placement and Cooperative Programsca. 1930
8Veteran's Bureau and Federal Board Students1921–1925
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2. Departments, n.d., 1924–2008
Volume:2.06 cubic ft.

Alphabetical under department

Annual reports, correspondence, memoranda, faculty writings and presentations, course and curriculum materials, description of programs and degree requirements.
Biomedical Engineering
8Bio–Electronic Engineering Technology1963
8Progress Reports (3 folders)1971–1974
Chemical Engineering
8Annual Reports (5 folders)1967–1974
8Baker, Professor Chester Packard, Records1924–1937
8Curriculum Changes1963
8Doctor of Engineering Degree1969
8Drawings, “Stainless Steel Autoclave and Filter Unit”1946
Civil Engineering
8Annual Reports (5 folders)1967–1978
8"Comments on Analysis of a Proposal for a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science”ca. 1969
23Environmental Protection Agency Project Pilot: Treatment of an Urban Waterway As A Stormwater Mitigation Measure1994
8Memorandaca. 1961–1978
8NU/American Society of Civil Engineers Award Certificate1981
8"Petition for Admission as a Chapter of Chi Epsilon Fraternity”1964
8"Private Practice of Civil Engineering”1959
8"Structures by Design– Steel I”n.d.
8–9, 19Student Chapter American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Annual Reports (8 folders)1975–1985, 1992
9Student Chapter ASCE, "A Designed Playground Facility for the Charlestown Head Start Program”1976
9Student Chapter ASCE, "Waltham Hospital Project”1984
9Surveying Report1976
9"What is Engineering?  A Summer Institute for Minority Students”1978
Computer Engineering
23CET Program Assessment and Restructure (3 Folders)n.d., 2003–2007
Electrical Engineering
9–10Annual Reports (7 folders)1967–1976
10Degree of "Electrical Engineer”n.d., 1969
10"Electric Machinery, 3rd ed."1971
10"Electric Utility Engineering Report No. 62–279”1962
10"Fast Load Control”1967
10"Five Year Review of Graduate Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering”1974
10"Five Year Review of Graduate Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering” (2 folders)ca. 1975
10"Linear Systems Theory" (Course Notes)1970
10"New England Backbone" (Interim Report)1963
10Notice of Open Faculty Positionca. 1980
10"Paper concerning Electronic Power as an Emerging Technology for Commercial, Government, Domestic and Ultimately Utility Domains”1964
11Papers from the American Institute of Electrical Engineers1956–1963
11Power Systems Engineering Statistical Report1973
11"A Proposal to the Boston Edison Company to Establish the Charles F. Avila Professorship in Power Systems Engineering At Northeastern University”1970
11"Stability and Polar Plots”n.d.
11"Turning Points in Polar Plots”n.d.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
23Advising News Curriculum Updates2002–2003
23Annual Reports 2008
23Distinguished Lecture – Jay Forrester1997
Graduate School
11Annual Reports (5 folders)1967–1974
11Correspondence and Memoranda1963–1975
11“General Regulations and Requirements for the Doctor of Engineering Degree”ca. 1967
23Information Packetn.d.
Graphic Science
11Annual Reports (4 folders)1970–1974
11"PLOTGO: A Computer Language for Digital Incremental Plotting”1970
22"Problems in Graphic Science”1964
Industrial Engineering
11Annual Reports (5 folders)1967–1973
11"M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Health Systems Major”n.d.
11National Science Foundation Curriculum Study1967
11"Proposal for a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management with a Major in Operations Research”1971
11"Proposal for a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management with an Option in Computer Systems”1969
11"Report on the Graduate Programs”1991
11Student Chapter American Institute of Industrial Engineers (AIIE), Annual Report1968
Mechanical Engineering
12Annual Reports (9 folders)1967–1978
12Memoranda1962, 1975
12Laboratory Manuals (2 folders)1953, 1958
12Proposed Doctoral Program1963
12, 19“Report on the Graduate Programs” (2 folders)1986
12"Six Year Program Leading to the Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering”1964
23“Mechanical Behavior of Materials” (Course Notes)1998
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3. Research, n.d., 1949–2002
Volume:1.64 cubic ft.

Arranged alphabetically within 3 subseries: A) Administrative Correspondence, B) Building and Expansion, and C) Principle Investigators

This series documents research occurring within the College of Engineering. Included are administrative correspondence, reports, proposals, and plans relating to building and expansion activities and the research reports of individual investigators.
12A.) Administrative Correspondencen.d., 1964–1968
B.) Building and Expansion
23Center for Biotechnology Engineering at Northeastern University Plan1989
12Center for Electromagnetics Research, Capability Profile1989
19Center for Electromagnetics Research, Planning Grant Proposal to the National Science Foundation1983
12Center for Electromagnetics Research, Proprietary Informationca. 1980–1984
12Center for Electromagnetics Research, Prospectusca. 1985
23Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)2002
23“An Engineering Research Center for High Resolution Sensing and Imaging Systems” Proposal to the National Science Foundation1997
23Engineering Research Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS) Proposal to the National Science Foundation1999
23Engineering Science Center Project, Final Report1991
13Graduate Science Facilities, Grant Proposal for Physics and Electrical Engineering Research Building (2 folders)1963
13Graduate Science Facilities, Revisions to Proposal (2 folders)1964
13"Request to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for Assistance in Expanding Instruction in Nuclear Science and Engineering”1959
C.) Principle Investigators
Chang, Sze–Hou
13Contract No. AF19(604)2198 Final Report "Speech Analysis"1958
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Final Report1961
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Supplement to Final Report "Table of Capacity and Symbol Probabilities of a Complete Erasure Channel” (2 folders)1961
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Report No. 2 "An Example and Extension Capacity Calculation of a Certain Discrete Channel with Memory”1959
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Report No. 3, Part II "Studies of Communication Channels”1960
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Report No. 4 "Capacity of 2–2, 2–3 and 3–3 Channels”1960
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 Report No. 10–12 "Research in Statistical Communication Theory and Reliability” (3 folders)1960–1961
13Contract No. AF19(604)3053 "Capacity of 2–3 And 3–3 Channels”ca. 1961
14Contract No. AF19(604)3465 Final Report "Speech Analysis”1959
14Contract No. AF19(604)3465 Report No. 1 "Speech Analysis1958
14Contract No. AF19(604)5238 "Topics in the Theory of Discrete Information Channels”1960
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Final Report, Communication Theory Group1963
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Report No. 1–2 "Statistical Communication Theory” (2 folders)1961
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Report No. 3–5, 7–10 (7 folders)1962–1963
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Scientific Report No. 2 "Examples of P.D.F.'s of Sums and Products”1962
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Scientific Report No. 3 " Design of Input Waveforms to Yield Time–Limited Orthogonal Outputs”1963
14Contract No. AF19(604)7494 Scientific Report No. 4 "Maximum–Likelihood Detection in a Binary Channel with Memory”1963
14Contract No. AF19(628)3312 "A Criterion for the Selection of Speech Features in Speech Recognition Based on Comparison of Experiments”1964
14Contract No. AF19(628)3312 Report No. 1–12 (12 folders)1964–66
14Contract No. AF19(628)3312 "On Linear Product Codes and Their Duals”1966
15Contract No. AF19(628)3312 "Implementation And Performance of the Maximum–Likelihood Detector in a Channel with Intersymbol Interference”1966
15Contract No. AF19(628)3312 "The Fourier Transform of EXP(–x 2n)”1965
15Contract No. F19628–67–c–0112 Report No. 1–3 (3 folders)1967
Cochran, Basil L.
15Contract No. AF19(604)7271 Final Report "Investigation of Solid State Devices and Circuits”1964
Di Bella, Francis
23Collaborative Development of Undergraduate Instructional Primer of Spreadsheet Solution Techniques for Engineering and Physical & Natural Science Applications Proposal2001
23“Teaching Engineering Ethics in Mechanical Engineering Design Projects”2002
Dolansky, Ladislov O.
15"Fundamental Characteristics of Larynx Signals”1965
15"Pitch Extraction and Display for the Deaf”1966
15"Aids for the Deaf and Some Related Problems" Final Report1967
15"Teaching of Intonation Patterns to the Deaf Using the Instantaneous Pitch Period Indicator”1966
15Contract No. 19(628)4956 Report No. 3, 6 "Research in Advanced Techniques in Radar Meteorology (2 folders)1965, 1966
Golden, Kenneth I.
15"Annual Report on Research Activities in Plasma Physics” (3 folders)1981–1983
Klein, Robert D.
15"The Reliability of Coded and Uncoded Binary Messages as a Function of the Rate of the Rate of Symbol Transmission”1961
15"A System for Ordering Codes Based on Message Reliability”1961
Nardone, Louis J.
15"Research on Airglow Phenomena Using Instrumentation Techniques" Final Report1964
Porter, Roland G.
15Contract No. AF19(122)7 Letter Report "Visual Message Presentation”1953
16Contract No. AF19(122)7 Report No.1–9, 11, 13–17 "Visual Message Presentation” (15 folders)1949–1953
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Final Report "Visual Message Presentation”1957
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Interim Technical Report No. 1 "Visual Message Presentation”1954
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Item I Letter Report, May 19541954
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Item I Letter Report, November 19541954
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Item I Letter Report, May 19551955
16Contract No. AF19(604)1039 Scientific Report No. 2 "Visual Message Presentation”1955
17Contract No. W28–099–ac–386 Report No. 1–3 “Item I: Utilization of Bandwidth; Item II: Visual Message Presentation” (3 folders)1948
17Contract No. W28–099–ac–386 Report No. 4–5 "Item II: Visual Message Presentation” (2 folders)1949
Raemer, Harold R.
19Contract No. AF19(628)4325 Final Report, “Motion Induced Disturbances of Ionized Gases”1966
19Contract No. AF19(628)4325 Scientific Report No. 1, “On Wave Propagation in a Linearized, Vertically Inhomogeneous Partially Ionized Gas: Formulation and Mathematical Methodology”1965
19Contract No. AF19(628)4956 Quarterly Status Report No. 1, “Research in Advanced Techniques in Radar Meteorology”1965
19Contract No. AF19(628)4956 Scientific Report No.1, “Some Observations Pertinent to the Theory of Radar Scattering by Clouds”1966
22Contract No. AF19(628)5845 Final Report, “Theoretical Studies of Ionospheric Wave Motion”1969
22Contract No. AF30602–81–C–0169 Final Report, “Error Bounds for Parameter Estimation in Terrain Height Distribution”1982
22Contract No. F30602–81–C–0193 Final Report, “Simulation of Low Sidelobe Radar/Terrain Interaction” (2 folders)1986
22Contract No. RADC–TR–85–178 Final Technical Report, “Investigations on Statistics of Terrain Height”1985
22Contract No. RADC–TR–86–3 Final Technical Report, “Radar Detection and Tracking in Clutter”1986
17"Test Lists for NUMITAF Speech Program”1953
17"United States Department of Interior Federal Water Pollution Control Administration Patents and Inventions Article”1966
17Untitled Communication Theory Reports (incomplete) (2 folders)n.d.
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4. Publications, n.d., 1922–2006
Volume:1.51 cubic ft.


This series is comprised of publications that were produced by the College of Engineering. Included are announcements, flyers, brochures, booklets, newsletters, pamphlets, course descriptions, and posters.
17"The 23rd International Conference on Plasma Science”1996
17"50th Anniversary: College of Engineering and Cooperative Education”1960
17Admissions Booklets/Program Descriptions (5 folders)ca. 1970–1995
17"Advanced Wastewater Treatment: An Intensive Short Course”1974
17American Society for Engineering Education News Bulletin1963
17"Announcement of Full–time Plan and New Courses in Addition to Cooperative Plan”1922
17"Applications of Biotechnology for High School Students”1991
17Bachelor of Science in Engineering brochureca. 1970's
23“Bioadvances at the Center of Boston's Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering Complex”2006
17Boston Burlington Graduate School Schedules1979–81
23Campus Report: Northeastern University, Reprint1983
17The Center for Electromagnetics Research brochure1989
17"Chemical Engineering Department: Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University”1995
17"Chemical Engineering on the Cooperative Plan at Northeastern University”1932
17"Civil Engineering: Civil Students Design and Construct Playground for Blind Children”1977
17Civil Engineering Graduate Engineering Coop Plan1980
18Civil Engineering Graduate Programs postern.d.
18Civil Engineering recruitment brochure1990
23“Collaborations Distinctive Partners, Distinctive Pursuits”n.d.
23College of Engineering Majors Sheetsn.d.
18"College of Engineering Newsletter” (2 folders)1987–1996
23College of Engineering Programs Pamphlet 2006
23“College Studies and Cooperative Education”n.d.
18"...a Commitment to the Future" (75th Anniversary)1985
18"A Commitment to the Future: Part–Time Study in Engineering at Northeastern University" brochureca. 1985
18Continuing Education Course Schedules1986
18Co–op in Israel for Engineering Studentsca. 1977
18Cooperative Education brochuresca. 1978–1982
18"Cooperative Education and Women in Engineering Careers”1985
18Cooperative Graduate Engineering Programs brochuresn.d.
23Corporate Partnerships: CEO Breakfast Forum flyers2006
18Dana Research Center brochureca. 1987
18, 23Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate and Research Programs (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1989
18"Engineering at Northeastern" brochureca. 1989
18Engineering Day programs and invitations1978–1982
23“Engineering Synergies”2003
18"Engineering...'Unto the Ages'”ca. 1968
23“Engineering Your Education Co–Op at Northeastern Unversity's College of Engineering”n.d.
18"Evening and Late Afternoon Part–Time Programs" brochureca. 1980
18"Evening Courses in Power Systems Engineering" brochure1979–80
18Fall Schedule of Course Offerings1983
23“General Education Master Teachers Program”2003
18"The Graduate School, Engineering Division Bulletin”1958–1959
18Graduate School of Engineering program descriptions (2 folders)ca. 1983
18Graduate School flyersn.d., 1964–1968
18Graduate School Programs brochures1951–1952, 1960–1965
18Graduate School Summer Courses1965–1966, 1971–1980
23“How to Build Success”1995
18"Industry, Education, Power" program descriptionca. 1964
18"The Journal: Engineering Societies of New England”1970
23Legacy Scholarship Program2004
23Major Sheets
18"Making Waves: Graduate Studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering" poster1991
18"Master of Science Information Systems Career Transition Program for Women and Men" brochureca. 1985
18"Materials Graduate Study" program descriptionca. 1986
23“NSF Nanoscale science and Engineering Center for High–Rate Nanomanufacturing”n.d.
19"Northeastern University Engineer" student journal1973, 1976
19"Northeastern University School of Engineering Co–operative Plan1928
19Northeastern University Progress in Minority Engineers (NUPRIME) brochureca. 1975
19"Northeastern's Engineers: Former Students Hold Responsible Positionsca. 1927
23“Not Just College. Better.”2006
19Postersca. 1990
19Program descriptions (2 folders)ca. 1980, ca. 1990
19"The Opportunity: A New Era for Engineeringca. 1981
19Panel discussion and tour of laboratory facilities brochure1971
19"Part–Time Bachelor of Science Degree Program" brochureca. 1990
19, 23Part–Time Programs brochures and flyers (3 folders)1960–1981, 2000
19"Part–Time Study in Engineering" brochureca. 1982
19Peterson's Guides1980, 1982
19"Power Systems Engineering" program descriptionca. 1965
19Power Systems Engineering brochuresca. 1965–1975
19PRIME (Progress in Minority Engineering) brochure1976
23Professor Appointment Announcements 2002
23Gateway Engineering Education Coalition1994
23Recent Faculty Appointments: A Strategic Expansion of Engineering Expertise n.d.
23“Revolutionary Ideas Revolutionary Research”2000
19School of Engineering program descriptionca. 1922
23School of Engineering Technology: Take on the World 2001
23Society for Engineering Education: “Engineering Education for a Changing World”1994
19"Some Information for Engineering Alumni About the Center for Electromagnetics Research at Northeastern University" brochureca. 1995
19"The Story in Pictures”ca. 1925
19Student Space Conference brochure1964
19"Studies in Electromagnetics”ca. 1985
19"That's Power!" program descriptionca. 1962
19Transportation Engineering flyerca. 1958
19"Value Engineering and Analysis" continuing education course flyer1963
23“Vision for the Year 2000 and Beyond”1999
23“Why Study Engineering at Northeastern University”1994
19, 23"Women in Engineering" brochure (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1981
19"Women in Engineering: A Program of Professional Transition”ca. 1990
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5. Memorabilia, ca. 1911–1960
Volume:0.52 cubic ft.


This series includes memorabilia from the College of Engineering: photographs, flags, 16 mm film, play bill, and printed material.
2050th Anniversary of Cooperative Education and the College of Engineering1960
19Film and videotape1946
21Flagsca. 1918
20Photograph Album1911–1926
23Musical and Dramatic Clubs: Are you my wife?1925
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