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
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Box 2:
Box 3:
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
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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[Item title, item date], Joseph William Gavett Papers, A.G27, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Contents:
Box 1:
Maps of France
Box 2:
Maps of Europe
Box 3:
Geology and Topography Reports, 1918
Manuscripts, 1924, undated
Miscellaneous
Folder 1. Communique issued between May 6, 1918 - Nov. 11, 1918
Folder 2. Geology and Topography as Affecting Military Engineering, Nomeny-St. Mihiel Sector, March 1, 1918
Folder 3. Geology and Topography as Affecting Military Engineering of German Position, St. Mihiel-Pont - a Mousson Sector, April 12, 1918
Folder 4. The German Defenses of the Lorraine Front, October 25, 1918
Folder 5. Field Orders, November 1, 1918
Folder 6. German manuscript "Walk in the Forest"
Folder 7. Notes for x-12 "Extension Thermodynamics"
Folder 8. Manuscript "Entropy", October 24, 1924
Folder 9. Manuscript "Engineering Mathematics"
Folder 10. Miscellaneous: Comments on J. W. Gavett's article in June 29, 1920 issue of Power
Folder 11. Miscellaneous: Eastman Teaching Films - Teacher's Guide on Steam Power
Folder 12. Miscellaneous: Jokes, limericks, etc.
Bound volumes of mounted photographs, diagrams, and maps with typescript text:
Dugouts and concrete shelters. German tank mines. 1919. 1v.
Military bridging on the Western Front. 1919. 3v. in 2
Military roads. Military railroads. 1919. 1v.
The organization of the ground. 1919. 3v. in 4 (Lacks part 3)
One Photograph Album
Photographs of soldiers
Photographs of trenches in France and Germany


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