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Guide to the Walter R. Crane Notebooks MSS.0366

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Feburay 2013
Collection Title:

Walter R. Crane Notebooks

Unit ID:

MSS.0366

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

after 1870

Abstract:

Two bound notebooks of handwritten lecture notes made by Walter R. Crane

creator

Crane, Walter R. (Walter Richard), b. 1870

Preferred Citation:

Walter R. Crane Notebooks, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

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None

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Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

Walter Richard Crane was probably born in Massachusetts, in 1870 or 1871. He was a mining engineer and professor of mining engineering and was the author of several books on mining, two of which, Indexes to Mining Engineering Literature, are considered to be classics in the field and are still in print. Crane was possibly associated with the University of Alabama through the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Tuscaloosa Research Center.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains two bound notebooks of handwritten notes made by Walter R. Crane. The first page of each notebook says "Columbia University Dept. of Mining, N.Y.C." Both notebooks have a course description pasted in the front as well. It is not known if Crane was a student or teaching at Columbia when these notes were written. The notes are on mining and its various systems, and contain many sketches of equipment, mines, etc.

Source(s)

Coal mines and mining (lcsh)

Research notes (aat)

United States. Bureau of Mines (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Faculty/Staff (Local)

Mining (7) notebook Box 1452 Folder 1

Mining (7a) and (7) Box 1452 Folder 2