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Lottye E. Miner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS310

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Abstract

The Lottye E. Miner papers consist of business and personal papers relating to Miner's activity as an electrical engineer in the United States and overseas, particularly with the firm of Miner and Miner.

Dates

  • 1929-1972

Creator

General Physical Description note

(three document cases)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Lottye E. Miner Papers include papers from numerous facets of Miner's life. The bulk of the collection includes records and notes related to her administrative position in Miner and Miner. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, and other personal papers constitute the rest of the small collection.

Board meeting notes and paperwork concerning foreign projects in Beirut, Lebanon and Pakistan make up the very large majority of the Miner and Miner portion of the papers. Two items, notebooks updated weekly, contain the minutes of board meeting notes and provide a very detailed insight into the workings of her firm. The foreign papers of Pakistan and Lebanon consist mainly of correspondence between Lottye Miner and other administrators, contractors and foreign labor boards.

Other items found in the collection are of a more personal nature. They include resume papers, drafts, personal notes and correspondence. Biographical information, including her resume, is kept in the initial folder of the collection. Material on Miner's brief stint as a School Board member in Colorado is documented in the papers.

Biography of Lottye E. Miner

Lottye E. Miner (1904-1989) was a prominent electrical engineer in Kansas and Colorado. Together with her husband Roland Miner, she founded the consulting and analysis firm Miner and Miner, where she worked for more than thirty years. She was active in many professional organizations, particularly the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Born in 1904 in Wichita, Kansas, Miner graduated from Fort Collins High School and attended Colorado College with a major in electrical engineering. After her second year, she transferred to the University of Kansas, graduating with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1927. She began working at Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Co. in Mansfield, Ohio, in a position in appliance development. During the period from 1930 to 1946, in addition to raising a son and twin daughters she served as an electrical engineering consultant and analyst, and she was active in founding the Wichita Section of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. After their move to Colorado in 1946, Roland and Lottye Miner established the consulting and analysis firm of Miner and Miner, a firm in which Lottye Miner maintained an official position for thirty years. She also served on the school board in Greeley for a period during the 1960s. After her retirement she remained a consultant for Miner and Miner until her death in 1989.

Arrangement

Resume and biographical information are housed in the first folder. Subsequent folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Accession number: 2000.078. These papers were acquired as a result of the work of the Center for Information on Women in Engineering, which operated during the 1980s at the Library and Information Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Separated Material

Two Miner and Miner stamps have been removed to the artifacts collection. One photograph has been separated and processed as VAM310.

General Physical Description note

(three document cases)

Processing Information

Kiet Nguyen and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in September 2006. Christine de Catanzaro encoded the original machine-readable finding aid in 2006.
Title
Inventory of the Lottye E. Miner Papers, 1929-1972
Subtitle
MS310
Status
Completed
Author
Kiet Nguyen
Date
Copyright 2006.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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