Guide to the Royce L. Beers Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0880
Creators:
Beers, Royce. L., 1888-
Dates:
circa 1900-1969
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
4 boxes, 1 map-folder
Repository:
Collection documents stokers and fuel burners and includes patents, awards, articles, notebooks, graphs, drawings, tables, and company publications.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of the personal papers of Royce L. Beers, mostly as they relate to his work in mechanical engineering. It includes trade literature, publications, articles, company records and price lists, patents, correspondence, technical reports, tables, graphs, calculations, drawings and sketches, blueprints, research notebooks, field notes, photographs, and prints. Also included are personal and biographical material, such as portraits and documents related to an awards banquet. There are several items of general interest including copies of the Ringlemann scale, a photograph of the Panama Canal Zone, reference to Nestle's Milk Products Company, and an article written by Orville Wright. In addition, there are materials relating to Mrs. Beers' hospital diet.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into eight series.
Series 1, Personal Materials, circa 1900-1969
Series 2, Trade Literature, 1919-1947
Series 3, Publications, 1921-1948, undated
Series 4, Reports, 1917-1946; undated
Series 5, Blueprints, Drawings, Graphs and Tables, 1914-1949,; undated
Series 6, Engineering Research Notebooks, 1913-1945
Series 7, Photographs and Prints, undated
Series 8, Miscellaneous Materials, undated

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Mechanical engineer.

Administration
Author
Laura Waayers
Ownership and Custodial History
Collection transferred from Division of the History of Technology (now known as the Division of Work and Industry) to Archives Center, 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Found in the collection of the Division of the History of Technology.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Laura Waayers, intern, 2004; supervised by Jeffrey Stine, curator, 2004; edited by Vanessa Broussard- Simmons, archivist, 2004.

Using the Collection
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection is open for research
Restrictions on Access
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.
Preferred Citation
Royce L. Beers Papers, 1900-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stokers, Mechanical Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Power (Mechanics) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Awards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks -- 1900-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering 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