Guide to the Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers, 1927-1959

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0484
Creators:
Mandragos, Nicholas C., (engineer), 1896-
Mandragos, Frieda
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1927-1959
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists almost entirely of notes Mandragos used as the basis for lectures to his engineering classes. They cover various problem areas: stress analysis of structures, strength of materials, hydraulics and other technical aspects of structural design. There are also a few notes Mandragos made as a student in the 1920s and 1930s. The notes are carefully hand printed with detailed technical drawings, sometimes in photocopy. They are arranged alphabetically by subject, usually with dates.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nicholas C, Mandragos was born on the Greek island of Symi in 1896, was educated at the Salvago Professional School in Alexandria, Egypt, at New York University and at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering at the latter institution plus 21 points of graduate studies. After being employed as a structural engineer by New York Central RR, 1926 1937, Mandragos was employed in research during World War II at the War and Navy Depts. He also lectured on photoelasticity at George Washington University 1943 1949 and was an associate professor there 1947 1949; later he was a consulting engineer.

Administration
Separated Materials
Instruments and models are housed in the the Division of Work and Industry.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, September 9, 1993
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This material was donated to NMAH, together with several instruments and models relating to materials testing, in October 1992 by Mr. Mandragos' widow, Frieda Mandragos.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers, 1927-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Frieda Mandragos.
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Papers were transferred to the Archives Center from the Divisionof Work and Industry on April 15, 1993.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hydraulic engineering -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concrete -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strength of materials -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tolerance (Engineering) -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Instructional materials Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lecture notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineers -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering -- Study and teaching -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Structural engineering -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives