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Fred John Beck papers

Call Number: MS 681

Scope and Contents

The Fred Beck Papers (17 boxes) have thus far been divided only into very general series; there has been no attempt made to arrange the material within each series. The only exceptions to this are the COURSE/NOTES and the PROBLEMS and EXAMS series, which have been arranged very roughly by course numbers. For related papers see also YRGs [23, 31, and 14].


  • 1928-1971


Conditions Governing Access

Student grades contained in Box 9 are restricted until January 1, 2046 as established by Yale Corporation regulations.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


Arranged in six series: I. Departmental Files. II. Subject Files. III. Student Papers and Student Correspondence. IV. Student Grade Books and Other Materials Relating to Grades. V. Course Notes. VI. Problems and Exams.


15.75 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of departmental files, course notes, problems, examinations, student papers, correspondence, and student grade books, all relating to Fred Beck's teaching career at Yale University. In addition there is a small amount of material on his teaching elsewhere (ca. 1940-1945), texts of public lectures, grant materials, and miscellaneous writings.

Biographical / Historical

Fred John Beck (1904-\): E.E., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1925; Ph.D., Yale University, 1932; instructor, Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 1928-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1942, associate professor, 1942-1953, professor, 1953-1963, professor of Engineering and Applied Science, 1963-.

Preliminary Guide to the Fred John Beck Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
July 1971
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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