The Andrey Potter Papers (1893-1986; 38 cubic ft.) document the career, education, and personal life of nationally renowned engineer and educator Andrey Potter (A.A. Potter). Types of materials in the collection include articles; speeches; surveys; research and lecture notes; certificates, diplomas, and awards; photographs; correspondence; printed material; scrapbooks; medals; ephemera; artifacts; books and manuscripts; obituaries; greeting cards; reports; letterhead; newspaper clippings; and meeting minutes. The collection is comprised of biographical information; articles written by or about Potter; speeches; Potter's research notes and papers on a variety of subjects, including patent laws, fuel, steam generators, national defense, engineering experimental stations, nuclear power, land grant institutions, and engineering education; personal and business correspondence; documentation of Potter's work on the faculty of Kansas State University and Purdue University, and his role as President of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc.; materials relating to Potter's memberships and activities with various engineering societies and organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Engineering Council, the National Society of Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education; materials relating to Potter's work with the President's Highway Safety Conference, consulting for the U.S. government, serving as executive secretary of the National Patent Planning Commission, surveying various universities, and working on the National Science Advisory Board on Railroad Research; and notes and manuscripts for his various books and reports. Potter's positions as Dean of Engineering, Acting President, and Dean Emeritus of Engineering at Purdue University are also documented in the collection.
This collection also contains the papers of Potter's daughter, Helen Potter. She was a professor at Purdue's School of Home Economics.
Box 32: Personal Papers of Dr. Helen C. Potter, ca. 1920's-1986
Box 33: Awards and Artifacts, ca. 1928-1959
Box 34: Awards and Artifacts, 1971-1972
Box 35: Awards and Artifacts, ca. 1900's-1970
Box 36: Family Photographs, ca. late 1800's-1980
Box 37: Awards and Artifacts, 1912-1974
Box 38: Oversized Awards and Artifacts
Item 1: Oversized Awards and Artifacts