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Mortimer F. Sayre papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0135

Content Description

Engineering research, notes, writings, speeches, correspondence, publications and reference material from Union College Professor Mortimer F. Sayre.

Dates

  • 1915 - 1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

5.37 Cubic Feet

5 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

German

Arrangement

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.

Processing Information

Formerly call number Mss US S275.
Title
Mortimer F. Sayre papers
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Golebiewski
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308 United States