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University of Michigan Activities 1927-1968 [series]

In the University of Michigan Activities series, the largest subseries (Lecture Notes and Course Materials) contains materials relating to Dow's experiences both as a teacher and a student of electrical engineering. Materials in this subseries are divided into two sub-subseries: materials created by Dow and those relating to courses taught by others. Courses Dow taught are organized by course number, and these folders contain his notes, exercises, tests, and exams given to students. In many cases there seems to be an overlap between Dow's work as a teacher and his activities conducting industrial and government research, as demonstrated by the many pieces of correspondence with corporations which Dow indicated should be included in these files. Of particular interest may be the materials relating to the basic course in electronics developed by Dow which was required of all undergraduate students in electrical engineering at Michigan since 1929. According to The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey: "the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan was one of the first engineering schools in the United States to include instruction in electronics as a major item in its curriculum." (III, 1230) The extensive documentation of the courses Dow taught, together with his correspondence about education and the curriculum, may be of interest to those studying the evolution of this innovative program. Courses taught by people other than Dow are organized alphabetically by the professor's last name; these folders contain lecture notes rather than course materials.

This series also includes the University of Michigan Research Centers subseries which contains materials relating to the founding and administration of the Aeronautical Research Center and the Engineering Research Center. Another subseries relates to the Summer Electronics Institute, of which Dow was the director. The files of the Institute include correspondence relating to the planning of the institute, programs, notes on lectures taken by him, and texts of several lectures by Institute instructors. In 1937 the topic of the Summer Institute was high vacuum electron tubes and gaseous conduction principles; in 1950 the topics were microwave electron tubes and semi-conductor electronics, and in 1955 it focused on transistor applications. Materials relating to other activities sponsored by or held at the University of Michigan are included in the Events at the University of Michigan subseries.

 
Lecture Notes and Course Materials 1927-1964 [subseries]
 
Course Materials Created by Dow 1927-1964
Box   1  
Correspondence about Education and Curriculum 1927-1948
Box   1  
EE3 1954-1955
Box   1  
EE12 1931-1935
Box   1  
EE81, Lab Data Summer 1958
Box   1  
EE100 1954
Box   1  
EE160 1956-1957
Box   1  
EE180, Reference 1955-1960
Box   1  
EE180, Student Work 1932-1950
Box   1  
EE180, Student Work 1950-1955
Box   1  
EE180, Student Work 1956-1959
Box   1  
EE181, Tracer Points 1939-1946
Box   1  
EE181, Theater Dimmer 1940
Box   1  
EE181, Welding 1941-1942
Box   1  
EE187 1956-1960
Box   1  
EE189 1938-1956
Box   1  
EE189, Resource File 1928-1939
Box   1  
EE189, Resource File 1950-1959
Box   1  
EE189, Resource File 1960-1961
Box   1  
EE189-283 1934-1961
Box   1  
EE283, Resource File 1938-1959
Box   1  
EE283, Resource File 1960-1961
Box   1  
EE285, Resource File 1941-1948
Box   1  
EE286 1937-1949
Box   1  
EE286 1950-1958
Box   2  
EE286 1959-1962
Box   2  
EE380, Resource File 1946-1963
Box   2  
EE380, Student Work 1962-1964
Box   2  
EE420 (Flint) 1963
 
Notes for Courses Taught by Others 1927-1943
Box   2  
S.S. Atwood, Insulation Properties 1931
Box   2  
W.L, Ayres, Math. 201-202 1939-1940
Box   2  
W.F. Colby, Physics 205 1927
Box   2  
W.F. Colby, Thermodynamics 1937
Box   2  
D.M. Dennison, Theoretical Mechanics 1931-1932
Box   2  
Otto LaPorte, Quantum Mechanics 1937
Box   2  
A.D. Moore, EE160 Materials 1942-1943
Box   2  
G.E. Uhlenbeck, Physics 207, Introduction to Theoretical Physics 1928
Box   2  
G.E. Uhlenbeck, Physics 216, Statistical Mechanics 1928
Box   2  
Seminar Notes 1932-1933
 
University of Michigan Research Centers 1946-1950 [subseries]
 
Aeronautical Research Center 1948-1950
Box   2  
Operating Committee 1948-1950
Box   2  
Technical Steering Committee 1949-1950
 
Engineering Research Institute 1946-1950
Box   2  
Minutes 1949-1950
Box   2  
Correspondence 1946-1949
Box   2  
Correspondence 1950
 
Summer Electronics Institute 1936-1955 [subseries]
 
1937 Institute: High vacuum electron tubes and gaseous conduction principles 1936-1937
 
Correspondence July 1936-November 1937
Box   2  
July-December 1936
Box   2  
March-April, 1937
Box   2  
May-June, 1937
Box   2  
July-November 1937
Box   2  
Lecture Notes, Dushman 1937
Box   2  
Lecture Notes, F.B. Llewellyn 1937
Box   3  
Lecture Notes, L.B. Loeb 1937
Box   3  
Lecture Notes, H.E. Mendenhall 1937
Box   3  
Lecture Notes, B.J. Thompson and O'Neill 1937
Box   3  
Lecture Notes, U.K. Zworykin 1937
Box   3  
Photographs 1937
 
1941 Institute 1941
Box   3  
Correspondence April-December 1941
 
1950 Institute: Microwave electron tubes and semi-conductor electronics 1946-1950
 
Correspondence April 1946-December 1950
Box   3  
April 1946-December 1949
Box   3  
January-May 1950
Box   3  
June-December 1950
Box   3  
Program 1950
Box   3  
Lecture Notes, Apker-Findley 1950
Box   3  
Becker and Shive 1950
Box   3  
J.S. Donal 1950
Box   3  
Ginton-MacArthur 1950
Box   3  
McNall-Rittner
Box   3  
E.S. Ritter 1950
Box   3  
Shephard-Slater 1950
Box   3  
Photographs 1950
 
1955 Institute: Transistor applications 1955
Box   3  
Correspondence January-March 1955
Box   3  
Correspondence April-October 1955
Box   3  
Program 1955
Box   3  
Course Notes, EE401 1955
Box   3  
Course Notes, EE402 1955
Box   3  
Lecture Notes 1955
 
Events at the University of Michigan 1950-1968 [subseries]
Box   4  
Aeronautical Engineering 50th Anniversary Convocation 1964
Box   4  
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Visit 1964
Box   4  
UM Chapter, The American Rocket Society 1960-1962
Box   4  
Automotive Lab Dedication 1956
Box   4  
Conference on Production Research Abroad 1963
Box   4  
Conference on Speech Recognition 1963
Box   4  
Conference on the University 1962
Box   4  
Course in Electronic Warfare 1965-1966
Box   4  
Electrical Engineering Research Review 1967
Box   4  
Electrical Engineering Research Review, Dow Speech 1967 (audio reel)
Box   4  
Electron and Laser Beam Technology Symposium 1966
Box   4  
Electronics Showcase 1964
Box   4  
Engineering Convocation 1966
Box   4  
Engineering Sesquicentennial 1967
Box   4  
Engineering Summer Conferences 1958
Box   4  
IRE Conference 1962
Box   4  
Lecture Announcements 1968-1970
Box   4  
Michigan Electronics Conference 1962
Box   4  
Michigan Industry-University Research Conference 1964
Box   4  
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Brochures 1950-1956
Box   4  
NASA Visit 1968
Box   4  
Power Systems Lab Dedication 1964
Box   4  
Radar Symposium 1962
Box   4  
Research Review 1968
Box   4  
Seminar in Honor of Dow 1964
Box   4  
Summer Courses 1956-1957
Box   4  
Summer Electronics Symposium, Personnel File 1950
Box   4  
URSI and IEEE G-AP Meeting 1967
Box   4  
URSI Symposium 1956
Box   4  
Voltage-Tunable Magnetrons Conference 1956