Mortimer F. Sayre papers
Engineering research, notes, writings, speeches, correspondence, publications and reference material from Union College Professor Mortimer F. Sayre.
- Creation: 1915 - 1973
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Open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Mortimer F. Sayre (1885-1973) was a professor of applied mechanics and chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he trained for engineering at Columbia University. From 1942 to 1945, Sayre was director of the Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program at the College and directed the extension, evening graduate and undergraduate programs. He retired in 1955 having given 41 years of service to the College. His inventions included a mirror extensometer, a device for precise measurement of behavior in tensile testing.
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Series 1, Professional papers, 1915-1968.
Series 2, Civic papers, 1945-1973.
Series 3, Photographs, 1923.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by his children Penelope Sayre Setchko (Mrs. Edward Setchko) and Harrison S. Sayre, September 1973.
Formerly call number Mss US S275.
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