Flight Archives at Purdue University
Mechanical engineering--Study and teaching
Purdue University. Jet Propulsion Center
Purdue University. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University. Thermal Sciences and Propulsion Center (Zucrow Laboratories)
The Maurice J. Zucrow papers (1909-1976; 3.4 cubic feet) document aspects of Zucrow’s career in the areas of gas turbines and rocket propulsion. Included among the papers are his authored or co-authored reports, papers, books, and Purdue University Engineering Experiment Station bulletins. Many of the books include his annotations or copies Zucrow designated as “master copy,” with extensive marginalia. Also included are some of the textbooks Zucrow used as a student, and other reference books he used in his career. There are three reference books by colleagues, Nobel Laureate, Herbert C. Brown and Raymond Cohen and include author inscriptions to Maurice and Lillian Zucrow.
Among the papers are lecture notes from Zucrow’s time at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught “ESMWT” (Engineering, Science, and Management War Training) courses on jet propulsion and gas turbines, introducing hundreds of aeronautical engineers in the Los Angeles area to the critical technology of propulsion.
Lastly, the correspondence is comprised of letters of appreciation from his former students, “Doc’s Boys,” sent upon his retirement, and other personal letters from family and friends sent for Zucrow’s 75th birthday. There are also employment forms and related correspondence from throughout his career.
Types of materials include: books, bulletins, correspondence, lecture notes, marginalia, publications, and reference books.
Series 1: Writings and Research, 1925-1976
Series 2: Reference Books, 1909-1941
Series 3: Lecture Notes, circa 1943-1944
Series 4: Correspondence and Employment Information, 1953-1974