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Frank E. Canavaciol Papers RG.010

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Canavaciol, Frank E.
Title: Guide to the Frank E. Canavaciol Papers, 1935-1962
Dates [inclusive]: 1935-1962
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1950-1960
Abstract: The Frank E. Canavaciol Papers contain lecture notes and other course materials from electrical engineering courses taught by Canavaciol during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. This collection also includes materials from Canavaciol's involvement with the Professional Engineer Licensing Examinations, both as a question writer and grader, and other notes and related literature.
Quantity: 4.0 Cubic feet
Location note: Poly Archives & Special Collections Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology 5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 260-3943 Fax: (718) 260-3756 archives@library.poly.edu
Call Phrase: RG.010

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Biographical/Historical note

Frank E. Canavaciol was an instructor of electrical engineering at Polytechnic from 1916 until 1966. He taught a variety of classes in the Electrical Engineering Department, ranging from entry-level 401 and 402 classes to upper level classes. During his time at Polytechnic, he also co-authored a book on the topic of Radio Phone Receiving in 1922, and was an active participant in the Professional Engineering Licensing Exams, helping to both write and review electrical engineering questions. He died in Queens in May of 1987, at the age of 91.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of lecture notes, homework problems, and lab experiments from classes taught by Canavaciol from the mid-1930s through the 1950s. During his time at Polytechnic, Canavaciol also submitted and reviewed questions for the Professional Engineer Licensing Exam and his sample questions, answers, original test booklets, and records of his involvement from 1947- 1962 are also present. The collection also contains related literature from Canavaciol’s library, primarily reprints, brochures, and manuals from companies such as AT&T, RCA, and General Electric, though there are also some larger volumes, including a course book from an extension course offered by Westinghouse. Lastly, wire samples from the Sensitive Research Instruments Corporation are also included.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into four series:

Series I: Electical Engineering Courses Series II: Professional Activities Series III: Relevant Literature Series IV: Miscellaneous

Within Series I, folders are arranged in subseries according the course number and then chronologically. All other series are arranged by subject first, and then chronologically.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Laboratory notes
  • Lecture notes
  • Reprints
  • Serials (publications)

Subject Organizations

  • AT & T Bell Laboratories.
  • General Electric Company.
  • Polytechnic University (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) -- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Polytechnic University (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • RCA Manufacturing Company, inc..

Subject Topics

  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from:

Poly Archives & Special Collections Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology 5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201

Preferred Citation note

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; RG-010: Frank E. Canavaciol Papers; box number; folder number; Poly Archives & Special Collections at Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology.

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Container List

Series I: Electrical Engineering Courses, 1936-1960

Subseries A: Early Lecture Notes, 1936-1940

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Lecture Notes, 1936-1940
1936-1940
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Lecture Notes, 1939
1939

Subseries B: EE 401, 1946-1956

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Labs, 1946-1947
1946-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Labs and Notes, 1948
1948
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Labs, 1956
1956

Subseries C: EE 402, 1956

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Labs, 1956
1956

Subseries D: EE 406, 1944-1955

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Notes, 1944-53
1944-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Notes, 1954
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Notes, 1955
1955

Subseries E: EE 408, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Notes, undated
undated

Subseries F: EE 411, 1952-1959

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Labs, 1952
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Labs, 1953-54
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Notes and Problems, 1953-1954
1953-1954
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Notes and Problems, 1954-1955
1954-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Problems, 1955
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Problems, 1956
1956
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Problems, 1958
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Notes, 1958
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Notes, 1959
1959

Subseries G: EE 412, 1953-1958

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Labs, 1953
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Lab Notes, 1953
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Notes and Problems, 1955
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Notes and Problems, 1956 (summer)
1956
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Notes, 1957 (summer)
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Problems, 1957 (summer)
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Problems, 1956-1957 (summer)
1956-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Problems, 1957
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Problems, 1958
1958

Subseries H: EE 413, 1951-1953

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Notes and Problems, 1951-53
1951-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Labs and Notes, undated
undated

Subseries I: EE 415, 1959

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Problems, 1959
1959

Subseries J: EE 421, 1959

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Problems, 1959
1959
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Notes, 1959
1959

Subseries K: EE 422, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Notes, undated
undated

Subseries L: EE 426, 1961

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Labs, 1961
1961

Subseries M: EE 442, 1949-1953

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Notes and Labs, 1949
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Labs, 1952
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Notes, 1953
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Problems, 1953
1953

Subseries N: EE 443, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Notes and Labs, undated
undated

Subseries O: EE 444, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Notes, undated
undated

Subseries P: EE 466, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Notes, undated
undated

Subseries Q: Miscellaneous Couse Materials, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous Experiments
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Unmarked Notes
undated

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Series II: Professional Activities, 1947-1962

Subseries A: BTHS Candidate Exams, 1948

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Candidate Exams for BTHS Electrical Dept Head, 1948
1948

Subseries B: PE Exams, 1947-1962

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 12 PE License Exams, 1947
1947

Subseries C: Pro to EE, 1949

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Pro to EE Questions, 1949
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 13 PE License Exams, 1949
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 14 PE License Exams, 1950
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 15 PE License Exams, 1951
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 16 PE License Exams, 1952
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 17 PE License Exams, 1953
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 18 PE License Exams, 1954
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 19 PE License Exams, 1955
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 20 PE License Exams, 1956
1956
Box: 2 Folder : 21 PE License Exams, 1957
1957
Box: 2 Folder : 22 PE License Exams, 1958
1958
Box: 2 Folder : 23 PE License Exams, 1959
1959
Box: 2 Folder : 24 PE License Exams, 1960
1960
Box: 2 Folder : 25 PE License Exams, 1961
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 26 PE License Exams, 1962
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Suggested/Unused Questions
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Out of State PE Exams
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 29 NCSBEE Annual report appendices, 1954-1955
1954-1955

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Series III: Relevant Literature, 1902-1960

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 General Radio Experimenter, 1940-1960
1940-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Bridges, 1929-1945
1929-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 3 General Electric, 1927-1948
1927-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 4 RCA, 1934-1952
1934-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Loran, Radar, Sonar; 1946
1946
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Bell Telephone Labs, 1928-1930
1928-1930
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Westinghouse, 1948
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Varied, 1902 - 1928
1902-1928
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Varied, 1931 - 1946
1931-1946
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Varied, 1947 - 1959
1947-1959
Box: 3 Varied (bound, not in folder), 1931-1934
1931-1934
Box: 3 AT&T (bound volume, not in folder), 1928
1928
Box: 3 Westinghouse Extension Course (bound, not in folder), 1939
1939
Box: 3 Transistor Specifications (bound, not in folder), 1934
1934

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Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1935-1955

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Wire Samples, 1935
1935
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous Notes and Correspondence, 1935- 1955
1935-1955

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