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John D. Askew, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS362

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Abstract

This collection consists of various experiment reports completed by John D. Askew, Jr. for three courses in the Georgia School of Technology’s Electrical Engineering department, numbered EE 16, EE 17, and EE 18. The dates of the reports range from the fall of 1928 to the spring of 1930.

Dates

  • 1928-1930

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one full-size document case, one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various experiment reports completed by John D. Askew, Jr. for three courses in the Georgia School of Technology’s Electrical Engineering department, numbered EE 16, EE 17, and EE 18. The dates of the reports range from the fall of 1928 to the spring of 1930. The experiments are mainly concerned with the operation of generators and motors. Also included is a report titled Mechanical Efficiency Test of a Coon Steam Engine.

Biography of John D. (John David) Askew, Jr.

John D. Askew, Jr. (ca. 1909-1977), a native of Atlanta, graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1930. While a student at Tech he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau, the M. L. Brittain Debating Society, the Band, the Naval Drum and Bugle Corps., and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). After graduation he worked in engineering and marketing at Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph. A published author, Askew wrote Fundamental Theory of the Thermionic Vacuum Tube, which appeared in print in 1941. The second edition was published in 1943.

Askew was a life member of the Dogwood Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America in Atlanta. In 1961 he transferred his membership to the H. B. Fair Chapter in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, which possibly indicates a job transfer. Askew retired in October 1974 and died two and a half years later, on April 9, 1977.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Donation, May 1990 (accession number: 1990.0505).

Separated Material

This collection also includes one artifact, a wooden relay sorting box, which has been transferred to artifacts.

General Physical Description note

(one full-size document case, one half-size document case)

General note

This collection was partially processed at an earlier date as MS70.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Mallory Velten processed these papers in June 2009.
Title
Inventory of the John D. Askew, Jr. Papers, 1928-1930
Subtitle
MS362
Status
Completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro, Mallory Velten
Date
Copyright June 2009.
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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