By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Thornburg, M. L. (1892-)
Extent: 1.0 Folders. More info below.
Subjects: Purdue University--Faculty
Forms of Material: Articles
Martin Lynn Thornburg graduated from Purdue in 1915, and he was a part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty from 1921-1924. Thornburg joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Arizona in 1924 and remained head of the department until 1957. He played a pivotal role in the Mechanical Engineering Department, at the time paving the way for the future Aerospace program.
In 1917-18 he was captain in the Army Air Corps and taught in the Army School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois.
In the fall of 1926 Charles Lindberg flew into Tucson in the Spirit of St. Louis. He toured the city and University of Arizona in an open car, and had lunch at the University Commons. Shortly after, Professor Thornburg helped students acquire a plan and form a Wildcat Aero Club.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 381, M. L. Thornburg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Paper entitled, "On the Indispensable and the Desirable Qualities of the Technical Teacher" by M. L. Thornburg, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1923.
Letter from A. A. Potter, Dean of Engineering, addressed to the members of the University staff, dated September 1, 1923. The letter was a cover letter that was sent with copies of papers written by the younger engineering professors and shared with other departments on campus.