By Joanne Mendes
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Joseph Modrey Papers document Professor Modrey's undergraduate and postgraduate mechanical engineering classes and research at Purdue University from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s and include Modrey's research and reports regarding the use of creativity in the field of mechanical engineering. Types of materials include class notes, diagrams, clippings, and reports.
Joseph Modrey (1916-2005) joined Purdue University's Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1965. He earned a BSME in 1937 and a MSME in 1983 from Columbia University. In 1964, Modrey received his doctorate in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic. Modrey retired in 1986 with the title of Professor Emeritus.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Collection is open for research.
The Joseph Modrey Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: Box A, ca. 1960s-1980s
[Box 2: Box B, ca. 1960s-1980s
[Box 3: Box C, ca. 1960s-1980s],
- Box 3: Box C, ca. 1960s-1980s
- Folder 1: Purdue Mechanical Engineering Class Notes, ca. 1960s-1980s
- Item 1: Bound class notes, ca. 1960s-1980s
- Notes and diagrams regarding undergraduate and postgraduate mechanical engineering classes; 7 volumes
- Item 2: Diagrams and Transparencies, ca. 1960s-1980s
- Folder 2: Creativity, ca. 1960s-1970s
- Item 1: Leonardo da Vinci, booklet produced by IBM, undated
- Item 2: Bound research clippings and articles regarding creativity, ca. 1960s-1970s
- Item 3: "Perception Exciters for Engineering Creativity", 1977
- Report by Modrey; 4 copies