Joseph William Gavett Papers

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Joseph William Gavett papers
Creator: Gavett, Joseph William, -1942
Call Number: A.G27
Dates: circa 1917-1924
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 7 Volumes, 1 albums
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Maps
Series II: Reports and manuscripts
Series III: Bound volumes
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph William Gavett papers
Creator: Gavett, Joseph William, -1942
Call Number: A.G27
Dates: circa 1917-1924
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 7 Volumes, 1 albums
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Joseph William Gavett was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Cornell University, and received his masters degree in engineering from there in 1911. From 1916 until 1921 he was an instructor and assistant professor at Cornell; he served as a captain in the United States Army between 1917 and 1919. He was engaged in making a photographic report on engineering work on the Western Front, which was published in France in 1919. In 1921 he came to the University of Rochester as a professor of mechanical engineering and chairman of that department. In 1927 he was made Yates Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Gavett died on August 28, 1942.

Scope and Content
The papers consist mainly of maps and reports related to Professor Gavett's tour of duty in France with the Engineering Corp during World War I.

Subject(s):
France
Europe
Military engineering
World War (1914-1918)
Maps
Manuscripts
Photographs
Technical reports
Gavett, Joseph William, -1942
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Access
The Joseph William Gavett papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Maps
Box 1Maps of France
Box 2Maps of Europe
Series II: Reports and manuscripts
Box 3Geology and topography reports, 1918
Box 3Manuscripts, 1924, undated
Box 3Miscellaneous
Box 3, Folder 1Communique, issued between May 6, 1918-November 11, 1918
Box 3, Folder 2Geology and topography as affecting military engineering, Nomeny-St. Mihiel Sector, March 1, 1918
Box 3, Folder 3Geology and topography as affecting military engineering of German Position, St. Mihiel-Pont - a Mousson Sector, April 12, 1918
Box 3, Folder 4German defenses of the Lorraine Front, October 25, 1918
Box 3, Folder 5Field orders, November 1, 1918
Box 3, Folder 6German manuscript "Walk in the forest"
Box 3, Folder 7Notes for x-12 "Extension thermodynamics"
Box 3, Folder 8Manuscript "Entropy", October 24, 1924
Box 3, Folder 9Manuscript "Engineering mathematics"
Box 3, Folder 10Miscellaneous: Comments on J. W. Gavett's article in June 29, 1920 issue of Power
Box 3, Folder 11Miscellaneous: Eastman Teaching Films - Teacher's Guide on Steam Power
Box 3, Folder 12Miscellaneous: Jokes, limericks, etc.
Series III: Bound volumes
Includes mounted photographs, diagrams, and maps with typescript text

Volume 1Dugouts and concrete shelters; German tank mines, 1919
Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4Military bridging on the Western Front, 1919
3 volumes in 2

Volume 5Military roads; Military railroads, 1919
Volume 6, Volume 7Organization of the ground, 1919
3 volumes in 4 (lacks part 3)

Volume 8Photograph album
Includes photographs of soldiers and trenches in France and Germany



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