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William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook

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Abstract

Title:
William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook
Author/Creator:
Duvall, William Henry
Collection number:
2007-196
Size:
2 items
Bulk dates:
1898, 1917
Inclusive dates:
1898-1917
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

William Henry Duvall, Jr. was born on December 26, 1895 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He entered the Maryland Agricultural College as a student in 1916, but was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1918 and did not graduate with the rest of his class in 1919. This collection includes a hand-written laboratory notebook for a mechanical engineering class dated 1917, and a textbook entitled Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, by J. C. Tracy, C.E., published in 1898. The notebook appears to be Duvall's but also lists his lab partners "Brooks" [A. J. Brooks] and "Hand" [Edward W. Hand], who were in his class. The textbook has "W. H. Duvall" and the acronym "M.A.C.", for the Maryland Agricultural College, on the cover.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

William Henry Duvall, Jr. was born on December 26, 1895 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He entered the Maryland Agricultural College as a student in 1916, but was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1918 and did not graduate with the rest of his class in 1919. After the War, he became a tobacco farmer at Waverly and developed several hardier strains of tobacco. He began collecting antique tools in the 1930's and had a collection of over 1000 pieces when he died in 1978. Some of his tool collection was donated to the Smithsonian but the bulk of his collection was bought by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and is on display in the Duvall Tool Museum at Patuxent River Park. He died on August 19, 1978.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes a hand-written laboratory notebook for a mechanical engineering class dated 1917, and a textbook entitled Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, by J. C. Tracy, C.E., published in 1898. The notebook appears to be Duvall's but also lists his lab partners "Brooks" [A. J. Brooks] and "Hand" [Edward W. Hand], who were in his class. The textbook has "W. H. Duvall" and the acronym "M.A.C.", for the Maryland Agricultural College, on the cover.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

William Rigoli donated the William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook to the University of Maryland Libraries in October 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jennie A. Levine, August 2007.

Processing note:

Items were placed in acid-free folders.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine.

Arrangement of Collection

Organized as one series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Textbook and Engineering Notebook, 1898, 1917 (2 items)

This collection includes a hand-written laboratory notebook for a mechanical engineering class dated 1917, and a textbook entitled Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, by J. C. Tracy, C.E., published in 1898. The notebook appears to be William Henry Duvall's but also lists his lab partners "Brooks" [A. J. Brooks] and "Hand" [Edward W. Hand], who were in his class. The first entry in the notebook is for 1913, but that may have been a mistake. The textbook has "W. H. Duvall" and the acronym "M.A.C.", for the Maryland Agricultural College, on the cover. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, 1898 series 1box 1folder 1
Engineering laboratory notebook, 1917 series 1box 1folder 2

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Separated Material

Four yearbooks (1941, 1942, 1943, and 1947), one commencement program (1947), one official publication (June 1941), and one student/faculty directory (1941-2) were received with this collection and accessioned into the University Publications collection.

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