- Collection ID:
Kemp, Emory L. (Professor)
- Physical Description:
A collection of lantern slides used as teaching aids by Dr. Emory Leland Kemp, Jr. (1931-2020) founder of the Department of the History of Science and Technology, West Virgnia University.
Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Seventeen photographic lantern slides on glass and pottery manufacture. Includes diagrams of a gas-fired glass tank, the Fourcault process for making plate glass, the Colburn process for making sheet glass, a recuperative glass tank, silica minerals, a graph of the time-temperature curve for annealing flat glass, and pictures of the Kastner Neill Process calcining furnace, a pug mill, kilns at West Virginia University and pottery made there, and a porcelain decorating factory.
Dr. Emory Leland Kemp, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois on 1931 October 1. He held a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He was a Civil Engineering Professor at West Virginia University and established the University's History of Science and Technology program. He also founded the Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology. One of his projects was the roof project for the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Austrailia. Dr. Kemp was an avid Historic Preservationist and he assisted in getting many locations on the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks. He was co-Author of a book on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge Wheeling, West Virginia.These slides were used by Dr. Kemp as teaching aids at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dr. Kemp died 2020 January 20 in Morgantown, West Virginia. His body was donated to West Virginia University for study.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Professor Emory L. Kemp, 1985, May 14.
Collection processed by C. A. Orr, 1989
Using the Collection
Glass plates, 3-1/4" x 4", silver gelatin.
Emory Kemp Glass and Ceramics Lantern Slides, ca. 1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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