Finding Aid for the

Howard D. Snively Papers,

1936-1980

 

1.6 Linear Ft.

 

Finding Aid Compiled by

Joshua Hauck-Whealton

March 2010

 

Schenectady Museum Archives

15 Nott Terrace Heights

Schenectady, NY 12308

(518) 382-7890, ext. 241

archives@schenectadymuseum.org

 

Creation of this finding aid was supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics

 

 

 

Biographical Note:

 

Howard D. Snively received his bachelors in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1934.  He then enrolled in GE's Test Engineering Program and Advanced Engineering Program.  He completed the three year program and went on to act as the supervisor for the Advanced Engineering Class as well as a consultant for the Engineering General Department.

Much of his career was spent designing and supervising the design of motors and generators for GE.  In 1939 he became a design engineer in the Large Motor and Generator Department, and in 1952 became the Manager of Advanced Engineering for the department.  During his career he obtained 5 patents in DC and AC rotating machinery.

He also continued to serve as an instructor in engineering fundamentals and rotating machinery, twice teaching courses in Campinas, Brazil.

Howard Snively died on June 6, 1992.

 

 

Scope and Content:

 

The Snively Papers contain materials created or collected by Howard Snively during his time as an engineering student, engineer and instructor.  These include correspondence, course materials, data sheets, patents, photographs, notes and notebooks. 

 

 

Series #1: Course Materials, 1934-1940, 1963, 1953, 1955, undated. .6 Cubic Ft.

Organized Alphabetically

 

This series contains the coursework and class materials from several of General Electric’s engineering courses.  Materials are usually class hand-outs and packets, including reference materials, problems and quizzes.

 

Series #2: Working Papers, 1926-1940, 1943, 1947, 1950-1952, 1959-1974, 1980, undated. 1.0 Cubic Ft.

Organized Alphabetically

 

The Working Papers contain notes, correspondence, patents reports and photographs produced and collected by Snively during his career with GE.  This series also contains a few pieces of biographical materials, including a small amount of family correspondence.

 

 

Box and Folder List

 

Series #1: Course Materials

 

Box #1

Folder:

 

  1. Advanced Course in Engineering, Syllabi, Class Photographs, Class Minutes, Quizes, 1937-1939
  2. Advanced Course in Engineering, Application Correspondence, 1934, undated
  3. Advanced Course in Engineering, Class 37C Notebook, Directory, Notes, Graphs, Problems, 1936-1938
  4. Advanced Course in Engineering, Class 37C Problems Notebook, 1937, Problems 1-14
  5. Advanced Course in Engineering, Class 37C Problems Notebook, 1937, Problems 15-29
  6. Advanced Course in Engineering, Class 37C Problems Notebook, 1937, Problems 30-35
  7. Advanced Course in Engineering, Diploma, 1937

 

Box # 2

Folder:

 

  1. Advanced Course in Engineering, Electrical Engineering Section, Syllabi, Class Minutes, Problems, 1937
  2. Advanced Course in Engineering, Graduate Directory, 1963
  3. Advanced Course in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Section, 1938
  4. Advanced Course in Engineering, Poetry by Advanced Course Officers, 1939
  5. Advanced Course in Engineering, Thermal Engineering Section, Syllabi, Problem, 1938, undated
  6. Advanced Technical Programs, Directory of Graduates, 1953
  7. Departmental Mechanical Design Course, 1939
  8. Electrical Engineering General Course, Reports, undated
  9. Electrical General Course, Quizzes, Problems, 1943
  10. Fundamentals of Nuclear Power, Diploma, 1955
  11. Mechanical Design Course, Quizzes, Problems, 1939-1940
  12. Mechanical Design Course, Technical Material, 1939
  13. Value Analysis Seminar, Diploma, Correspondence, 1955

 

Series #2: Working Papers

 

Box # 3

Folder:

 

  1. Advanced Propulsion Notebook, 1980, Folder #1
  2. Advanced Propulsion Notebook, 1980, Folder #2
  3. Analysis of Herringbone Rim Pattern, Notes, Correspondence, Data, 1969
  4. Articles, 1928, 1939-1940, 1943, 1964, 1980, undated
  5. ASME, Membership Application, 1943
  6. ASME Fellow Grade, Proposal Form, Correspondence, 1970
  7. Cincinnati Flood, Correspondence, Clippings, 1927
  8. Correspondence, Donald J. Snively, 1934-1936
  9. Correspondence, Father, 1935-1936
  10.  Cowles Comprehensive Encyclopedia Article, Correspondence, 1965-1966
  11. Data Folders, Produced by Snively, 1936-1938
  12. Data Folders, Produced by Snively, 1939, 1950, undated
  13. Elfun Society, Newsletter, Roster, 1970

 

Box # 4

Folder:

 

  1. Gabriel Kron, Articles, Data Folders, Class Material, 1936-1938
  2. GE Employment Application, 1952, 1959, 1968
  3. GE Personal Register Supplement Form, Howard Snively, 1962
  4. “The Graphical Solution of Heat Conduction Problems,” Snively, Report, undated
  5. Howard Snively, Photographs, 1947, 1965, undated
  6. Hydro Litigation, Correspondence, Reports, 1965-1966
  7. IEEE Fellow Nominations, 1961-1963, 1966, 1973-1974
  8. “Measurement and Calculation of D-C Machine Armature Circuit Inductance,” Snively, Robinson, Article, 1950
  9. Motor and Generator Design Notebook, Reports, 1926, 1937, undated, Sections 1-8
  10. Motor and Generator Design Notebook, Reports, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1943, 1945, undated, Sections 9-15
  11. “Numbered and Graphical Method of Solving Two-Dimensional Stree Problems,” Snively et al., Article, 1939
  12. Patent Materials, Correspondence, 1955, 1957, 1963-1969
  13. Patent Material, Form-Wound Dynamoelectric Machine w/ Reduced Coil Distortion, Correspondence, Diagrams, Patent Report, 1962, 1969-1972
  14. Patent Materials, Friction Restraint on Rotary Rims, Correspondence, Notes, 1967

 

 

Box # 5

Folder:

 

  1. Patent Materials, “No Jump” Armature Winding, Correspondence, Diagrams, Notes, Photographs, 1943, 1965, 1968, 1972, undated
  2. Patent Materials, Part Turn Inversion for Armature Coils, Correspondence, Notes, Calculations, 1962, 1965, 1969-1973, undated
  3. Patent Materials, Two-Pole Winding w/o Jump Coils, Correspondence, Notes, Diagrams, 1964-1965
  4. Professional Engineering Liscense, Applications, Correspondence, 1947, 1964-1965
  5. Textbook Writer’s Agreement, 1949