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(C:9/13/2)

Box 1-UMLD1
Box 2-B3A, 7, 6
Box 3-704, 1, 5
Box 4-704, 1, 5
Box 5-UMLD1
Box 6-UMLD1
Box 7-B3A, 5A, 6

Record Group: 9 C
Record Sub-Group: 16
Records Title: UMC; College of Engineering; Ralph Louis Scorah Collection; Personal Papers and Photographs
Dates: 1907-1971
Volume: 4 cubic feet, 5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A77-72; A77-74; A78-4; A78-19)
This Record Sub-Group contains records collected by Ralph Louis Scorah, a professor in the College of Engineering. Materials include newspaper articles, photographs, negatives, 35mm slides, and glass slides. Topics covered include St. Patrick's Day celebrations, University preparations for WWII, the hiring of Dean Curtis, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, and numerous reels of film that have recorded various experiments that Mr. Scorah conducted.

Biographical Note:

Ralph Scorah was hired by the University on September 21, 1935 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1942 and Professor in 1943. He was a professor at the University until his death in 1969. During his tenure he was a member of the Committee on University Policy in 1955 and served as the Chairman of the Department of Engineering from 1957-1958. In 1967 his title was changed to Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. After his death he was bestowed the title of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Inventory

Box 1

FF 1 - Article: University's Plan to Meet the Requests of the US Military, 1942

FF 2 - Article: Change of 38 Faculty Members, 1938

FF 3 - Article, Photographs, and Negatives: New College of Engineering Building, 1935-1938

FF 4 - Articles: Naming of Harry Alfred Curtis as the New Dean of the College of Engineering, 1938

FF 5 - Articles: Field of Engineering, 1956

FF 6 - College of Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Statistics, 1892-1954

FF 7 - College of Engineering Senior Data Sheets, 1939, 1941, 1943

FF 8 - Correspondence related to the creation of Engineering Medals, 1950-1952

FF 9 - Course Listing for Prospective Mechanical Engineering Students, n.d.

FF 10 - Drawings of Blueprints and Mechanical Equipment, n.d.

FF 11 - Grade Distribution Graph of a course, 1945-1951

FF 12 - Machine Tool Laboratory Manual, 1958

FF 13 - Manuals for Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Equipment, 1909

FF 14 - Missouri Shamrock, 05/1955

FF 15 - Obituary of Professor James Wharton written by Ralph Scorah, 1944

FF 16 - Proposal for the building of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, 1938

FF 17 - Semicentennial Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Mechanical Engineering Department, 1942

FF 18 - A Student's Field Book, 1941

FF 19 - Transcript of Address made by Rear Admiral of the United States Navy H.G. Rickover at the Thomas Alva Edison Institute, 1955

FF 20 - Transcript of speech given by Professor Sir Owen Saunders at the Planning of Mechanical Engineering Departments in Universities and Colleges of Technology Symposium, 1966

FF 21 - The University of Missouri Bulletin: A Centennial of Engineering at the University, 1956

FF 22 - The University of Missouri Bulletin: Directory of the Alumni and Former Students of the College of Engineering, 1878-1925, 1926

FF 23 - The University of Missouri Bulletin: Graduates of the College of Engineering, 1878-1948, 1949

FF 24 - The University of Missouri Bulletin: Missouri Honor Awards for Distinguished Service in Engineering, 1951-1952, 1955, 1963, 1971

FF 25 - The University of Missouri Bulletin: Missouri Honor Awards for Distinguished Service in Journalism, 1949

FF 26 - The University of Missouri College of Engineering Columbia, Missouri: A Land-Grant Educational Institution Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1949

Box 2

FF 1 - Negatives: Experiments in the old Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, n.d.

FF 2 - Negative: Engineering Building with Columns, 1970

FF 3 - Photographs and Negatives: Machinery in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, n.d.

FF 4 - Photographs and Negatives: Students at Work in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, n.d.

FF 5 - Photographs and Negatives: Students studying in an engineering classroom and library, n.d.

FF 6 - Photographs: Engineering Faculty and Equipment, ca. early 1900s

FF 7 - Photographs: Faculty, Staff, and Visitors of the College of Engineering, n.d.

FF 8 - Photograph: St. Louis Arch, n.d.

FF 9 - Photographs: St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, 1907

FF 10 - Photographs: St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, 1960-1970

Box 3

Slide 1 - Statement of the Problem

Slide 2 - The St. Venant and Wantzel Equation

Slide 3 - The Fanno Equation

Slide 4 - The Horn Equation

Slide 5 - The Horn Equation on the T-S Plane

Slide 6 - The Horn Equation on the TS Diagram

Slide 7 - The Thermodynamic Process

Slide 8 - Adiabatic Pipe Flow

Slide 9 - The Effect of Flow Rate on Critical Length

Slide 10 -The Hugoniot - Rankine Equations

Slide 11 - Pipe Shock

Slide 12 - Sub-Sonic Pressure Gradients

Slide 13 - Super Sonic Pressure Gradients

Slide 14 - Effect of Back Pressure on Flow Rate for Critical Length Pipes

Slide 15 - Figure 6.-Pressures p/pk plotted against length x/d for below sound velocities

Slide 16 - Figure 8.-p/pk as a function of v/v crit for above and below sound velocities

Slide 17 - Figure 7.-Pressures p/pk plotted against length x/d for above sound velocities for 25 mm pipe diameter. Figure 12.-Travel of Compression shock in a smooth cylindrical pipe as throttling is increased

Slide 18 - [Empty]

Slide 19 - Liquid Superheat Degrees Fahrenheit

Slide 20 - [Empty]

Slide 21 - Lines

Slide 22 - Nine figures

Slide 23 - Experimental Apparatus

Slide 24 - Fin Tube and Experimental Tube

Slide 25 - Temperature Difference Degrees Fahrenheit

Slide 26 - Film Coefficient, Temperature Difference Degrees Fahrenheit, and Rate of Heat Transfer Graph

Slide 27 - [Empty]

Slide 28 - 1st Law

Slide 29 - Energy Formula

Slide 30 - Atmospheric Air

Slide 31 - Impact Wave

Slide 32 - Velocity and Pressure

Slide 33 - [Empty]

Slide 34 - Combustion: Ideal Diesel, Ideal Otto

Slide 35 - Crank Angle Combustion: Ideal Diesel, Ideal Otto

Slide 36 - Crank Angle: Real Diesel, Real Otto

Slide 37 - Spark or Injection

Slide 38 - [Empty]

Slide 39 - Auroral Curtain Photograph

Slide 40 - The Spectrum of an Aurora by Dr. Slipher, 05/14/1921

Slide 41 - The Spectrum of an Aurora and of the Negative ABands of Nitrogen by Lord Rayleigh

Slide 42 - The Spectrum of the Light from the Moonless Night Sky by Dr. Slipher

Slide 43 - The Spectrum of the Light from the Moonlit Sky by Dr. Slipher

Slide 44 - An electrical arc

Slide 45 - A Graph

Slide 46 - St Patrick's Day Celebration with Streetcar, 1909

Slide 47 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration in front of the Columns, n.d.

Slide 48 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration on the Quad, n.d.

Slide 49 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Mock Chemistry Building, n.d.

Slide 50 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Swallow Hall in the background, n.d.

Box 4

Slide 1 - Home and Professional Career, a graph

Slide 2 - Total Growth, a graph related to growth over time

Slide 3 - Know How, part 1, a definition of what know how means

Slide 4 - International Geographical Distribution of Know How, a bar graph

Slide 5 - Know How, part 2, how know how is developed and how it is restricted

Slide 6 - Rate of Growth with a BS Degree, a graph of four jobs post graduation

Slide 7 - The Rules of the Game, a graph of college's impact on a professional career

Slide 8 - College Must/Industry Must, list of things that both mediums should provide

Slide 9 - [Empty]

Slide 10 - Adiabatic Pipe Flow

Slide 11 - Subsonic Pressure Gradients

Slide 12 - Boiling Curves of Chromel A Heat Transfer Coefficient Under Pressure

Slide 13 - Figure 6. Physical Interpretation of Boiling Curve

Slide 14 - The Horn Equation of the TS Diagram

Slide 15 - [Empty]

Slide 16 - Open box with hoses

Slide 17 - Figure 6. Physical Interpretation of Boiling Curve

Slide 18 - Figure 7. Typical Boiling for the Different Sections

Slide 19 - Figure 8.

Slide 20 - Figures 4 and 5. Typical Boiling Curves

Slide 21 - Lab Equipment

Slide 22 - Lab Machinery

Slide 23 - Boiling Curve of Chromel C Heat Transfer Coefficient Atmospheric Pressure Data from 6 Independent Runs

Slide 24 - Boiling Curves of Chromel C, A, Ni, and T Heat Transfer Coefficient at Atmospheric Pressure

Slide 25 - Boiling Curves of Chromel C Heat Transfer Coefficient under Pressure of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 psig

Slide 26 - Boiling Curves of Nickel Heat Transfer Coefficient under Pressure of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 psig

Slide 27 - Boiling Curves of Chromel A Heat Transfer Coefficient under Pressure of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 psig

Slide 28 - Adiabatic Bubble

Slide 29 - [Empty]

Slide 30 - An Instrument

Slide 31 - Instruments

Slide 32 - Interfacial tension of Faberised Surface-Dynes per cm

Slide 33 - Boiling Curves for Chromel C, A, and Ni Heat Flux at Atmospheric Pressures

Slide 34 - Critical Heat Flux

Slide 35 - Chart No. 3-25

Slide 36 - Unidentified Surface

Slide 37 - Unidentified Surface

Slide 38 - As Received, 250X

Slide 39 - After Glowing, 18X

Slide 40 - Unidentified

Slide 41 - Unidentified

Slide 42 - Unidentified

Slide 43 - Unidentified

Slide 44 - Unidentified

Slide 45 - Unidentified

Slide 46 - Unidentified

Slide 47 - Unidentified

Slide 48 - [Empty]

Slide 49 - [Empty]

Slide 50 - [Empty]

Box 5

Reel 1 - 52 at Old Mizzou, 10.5 inch reel, 1952

Reel 2 - 52 at Old Mizzou copy, 10.5 inch reel, 1952
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of film Reel 2 have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 3 - Boiling Curve, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 4 - Boiling Curve copy, 7 inch reel, 1947

Reel 5 - Boiling Curve Scraps, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 6 - Boiling Curve without Symposium, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 7 - Film Boiling on Vertical Wire, 7 inch reel, 1964

Reel 8 - Film Boiling on Vertical Wire copy, 7 inch reel, 1964

Reel 9 - Gas in Nickel, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 10 - Gas in Nickel, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 11 - Ice Film, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 12 - Ice Film, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 13 - Nucleate and Film Boiling, 7 inch reel, 1964

Reel 14 - Nucleate and Film Boiling copy, 7 inch reel, 1964

Reel 15 - Nucleate and Film Boiling copy, 7 inch reel, 1964

Reel 16 - Nucleate and Film Boiling, copy, 5 inch reel, n.d.

Box 6

Reel 1 - Personal: Family, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 2 - Personal: Old Faithful, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 3 - Personal: Wyoming, 7 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 4 - Steve, 7 inch reel, 1963

Reel 5 - Steve's Symposium, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 6 - St. Patrick's Week, 7 inch reel, 1942 or 1949
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of film Reel 6 have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 7 - St. Patrick's Week #1, 7 inch reel, 1944

Reel 8 - St. Patrick's Week #2, 7 inch reel, 1944
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of film Reels 7 and 8 have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 9 - St. Patrick's Week, 5 inch reel, 1950

Reel 10 - St. Patrick's Week, 10.5 inch reel, 1952

Reel 11 - St. Patrick's Week: The Golden Anniversary, 10.5 inch reel, 1953
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of film Reel 11 have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 12 - St. Patrick's Baseball Team, 7 inch reel, 1953-1954
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of film Reel 12 have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 13 - Surprise Pool, 10.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 14 - Surprise Pool, 10.5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 15 - Surprise Pool, 10.5 inch reel, 1953, 1954, 1960

Reel 16 - Surprise Pool, 3.5 inch reel, n.d.
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of the Suprise Pool film reels have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Reel 17 - Unidentified, 5 inch reel, n.d.

Reel 18 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Reel 19 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Reel 20 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Reel 21 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Reel 22 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Reel 23 - Unidentified [3.5 inch reel inside 3"x4"x5" box], n.d.

Box 7

FF - Slide Box 1 - Copper Spheres, (21 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 2 - Unidentified Spheres, (18 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 3 - Film Boiling, (19 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 4 - Unlabeled slides, (12 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 4 - Film Boiling, (16 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 4 - Metallurgy, (13 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 4 - Boiling, (15 Slides), n.d.

FF - Slide Box 4 - Flow, (19 Slides), n.d.

Reel 1 - St. Pat's Scraps, 1952

Reel 2 - Homecoming Parade, 1954

Reel 3 - Class Quiz, n.d.

Reel 4 - P.11-k-16-65 Zone 3 Boiling .040 Chromel C Faberized, n.d.

Reel 5 - Steve's #2, n.d.

Reel 6 - Speed X2 3-xx-6000-GF No. 3-Zone 6-Ribbon-High Speed, 1952

Reel 7 - Full View of Wire, n.d.

Reel 8 - .040 Chromel C, 50 Volts 4 Seconds, Zone 6 Boiling, n.d.

Reel 9 - .19A9.2E 60V Goose 2400pps, 1958

Reel 10 - 6-XX-4800-IF No. 6 Pineapple Bubble at High Speed, The Boiling Curve of Gas on Nickel, n.d.

Reel 11 - Zone 6, 1560pps, n.d.

Reel 12 - Zone 6, 4200pps, n.d.

Reel 13 - Zone 2-Ribbon-High Speed, n.d.

Reel 14 - Fastex Test Film, n.d.

Reel 15 - Zone 3, 1680pps, n.d.

Reel 16 - Zone 4-Ribbon-High Speed, n.d.

Reel 17 - Pineapple Bubble at High Speed, 4380pps, n.d.

Reel 18 - .040 Wire, Large Bubbles Detaching, Zone 6, n.d.

Reel 19 - Zone 6, 4300pps, n.d.

Reel 20 - Nucleate Boiling 1320pps, n.d.

Reel 21 - Zone 6, 1800pps, n.d.

Reel 22 - Grooved Wire

Reel 23 - .1 Chromel C, 50 Volts 4 Seconds, Zone 6 Boiling, 11/1958

Reel 24 - Surprise Pool after the Earthquake, 08/1959

Reel 25 - High Speed Nucleate 1260pps, n.d.

Reel 26 - Zone 6, 1800pps, n.d.

Reel 27 - High Speed-Closeup-Nucleate, 1320 pps, n.d.

Reel 28 - Zone 6, 1680pps, n.d.

Reel 29 - Upper Half-Film Boiling, Lower Half-Nucleate Boiling, 1320pps, n.d.

Reel 30 - Steve's Practice Film, 2000pps, 1962

Reel 31 - Film Boiling Ribbon 1200pps, 1960

Reel 32 - Full View of Wire, n.d.

Reel 33 - Zone 6, 4440pps, n.d.

Reel 34 - St. Pat's Medals Award, 1956

 

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