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John D. Askew, Jr. papers

John D. Askew, Jr. papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John D. Askew, Jr. papers
Identification: MS362
Date: 1928-1930
Size/Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (one full-size document case, one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Askew, John D., Jr., (John David), ca. 1909-1977
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.
General noteThis collection was partially processed at an earlier date as MS70.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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."


Index Terms

Askew, John D., Jr., (John David), ca. 1909-1977
Electrical engineering--Problems, exercises, etc.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Electrical Engineering. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Student projects.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item Title, Folder Title,] John D. Askew, Jr. Papers, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Donation, May 1990 (accession number: 1990.0505).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Mallory Velten processed these papers in June 2009.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Separated Material

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


    Other Finding Aids

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


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    11Mechanical Efficiency Test of a Coon Steam Engine (pages 1-7), October 18, 1928-January 8, 1929
     
    12Mechanical Efficiency Test of a Coon Steam Engine (pages 8-38), October 18-December 13, 1928
     
    13Mechanical Efficiency Test of a Coon Steam Engine (pages 39-66), October 18, 1928-January 3, 1929
     
    14Mechanical Efficiency Test of a Coon Steam Engine (pages 67-111), October 18, 1928-January 29, 1929
     
    15Electrical Engineering 16: Reports on experiment 2, February 15-17, 1929
     
    16Preliminary and final reports on experiment 3 - "Magnetization Curves", March 5-11, 1929
     
    17Preliminary and final reports on experiment 4 - "Characteristics of a Shunt Generator", February 12-14, 1929
     
    18Preliminary and final reports on experiment 5 - "Characteristic Curves of a Series Generator", February 21-23, 1929
     
    19Preliminary and final reports on experiment 6 - "Characteristics of a Compound Generator", February 28-March 8, 1929
     
    110Preliminary and final reports on experiment 7 - "Characteristics of a Shunt Motor", April 25-May 11, 1929
     
    111Preliminary and final reports on experiment 8 - "Brake Test on Shunt and Compound Motors", March 12-14, 1929
     
    112Preliminary and final reports on experiment 9 - "Brake Test of Series Motor", March 19-21, 1929
     
    113Preliminary and final reports on experiment 11 - "Flux Distribution", March 26-28, 1929
     
    114Preliminary and final reports on experiment 13 - "Parallel Operation of Shunt Generators", October 27-December 2, 1929
     
    115Preliminary and final reports on experiment 14 - "Determination of Efficiency by the Stray Power", April 4-5, 1929
     
    116Preliminary and final reports on experiment 15, April 11, 1929
     
    117Preliminary and final reports on experiment 16 - "Separation of Losses", April 18-May 1, 1929
     
    118Electrical Engineering 17: Preliminary and final reports on experiment 26 - "DC Starting Box Design", November 13, 1929
     
    119Preliminary and final reports on experiment 27, October 28, 1929
     
    120Preliminary and final reports on experiment 30 - "Study; AC Series Circuits", October 29-November 4, 1929
     
    121Preliminary and final reports on experiment 31 - "Electrical Resonance", September 23-30, 1929
     
    122Preliminary and final reports on experiment 32 - "AC Parallel Circuits", October 1-6, 1929
     
    123Preliminary and final reports on experiment 33, October 13-14, 1929
     
    124Preliminary and final reports on experiment 34, October 16, 1929
     
    125Preliminary and final reports on experiment 35 - "The Study of Alternator Windings", November 18-20, 1929
     
    126Preliminary and final reports on experiment 36 - "Parallel Operation of Alternators", January 6, 1930
     
    127Preliminary and final reports on experiment 37 - "Losses, Efficiency, and Regulation of an Alternator", December 4-9, 1929
     
    128Electrical Engineering 18: Preliminary and final reports on experiment 46 - "Wound Rotor Induction Motor", March 5-17, 1930
     
    129Preliminary and final reports on experiment 44 - "Finn Weischel Motor", March 31, 1930
     
    130Preliminary and final reports: experiment 42 - "Brake Test on Synchronous Motor", March 5-10, 1930
     
    131Preliminary and final reports on experiment 41 - "Scott Connection of Transformers", February 12-17, 1930
     
    132Preliminary and final reports on experiment 40 - "Predetermination of Transformer Regulation", February 19-24, 1930
     
    133Preliminary and final reports on experiment 39, 1930-02-10
     
    134Preliminary and final reports on experiment 38 - "Predetermination of Alternator Regulation", December 16, 1929
     

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    21Preliminary and final reports on experiment 47 - "Circle Diagram of an Induction Motor", April 16-21, 1930
     
    22Preliminary and final reports on experiment 51 - "Rotary Converter", April 7, 1930
     
    23Preliminary and final reports on experiment 72 - "Constant Current Transformer", March 24, 1930
     
    24Preliminary and final reports on experiment 80 - "Circle Diagrams of Synchronous Motor", March 3, 1930
     
    25Preliminary and final reports on experiment "S" - "Transmission Line", April 23-28, 1930
     
    26Experiment report, March 15, 1929
     
    27Experiment report, March 6, 1929
     
    28Experiment report, February 28, 1930
     
    29Experiment 6705 report, January 7, 1930
     
    210Experiment report, April 19, 1929
     
    211Experiment report, April 5, 1929
     
    212Experiment report, May 17, 1929
     
    213Experiment report, April 4, 1930
     
    214Experiment report, April 25, 1929