Robert Barton Rice Papers 1927-1976

Size
10 linear feet (20 archival boxes)
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
MC 00044

This collection contains files on Rice's teaching in the Department of Engineering at North Carolina State College (later University), as well as papers relating to his involvement with various branches of the United States Armed Forces. Types of materials include paper files, blueprints, and photographs.

Robert Barton Rice was administrator, teacher, and engineering consultant. During World War II, Rice directed the Naval Diesel School, a designated North Carolina State College training facility for national defense. While teaching at North Carolina State College (later University) in 1950, Rice and two partners formed Enginerring Development Associates, a corporation offering services in design, construction, supervision, and consultation in many branches of engineering and architecture. Rice was a member of the faculty at NC State for more than 25 years.

Biographical/historical note

Robert Barton Rice was born November 22, 1900, in Massachusetts. Before graduating in 1919 from Springfield Technical High School (Massachusetts), Barton had already acquired engineering experience at the Van Norman Machine Tool Company. He continued his employment in the engineering field during his college years, graduating from Tufts College Engineering School (Massachusetts), earning, in 1926, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Enginnering. He received an A.M. degree from Columbia University, later returning to Tufts College, in 1936, for a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

In 1930, Rice served as an independent engineering consultant to several corporations while instructing at the Pratt Institute (New York), the Wyomissing Polytechnical Institute (Pennsylvania), and the New College of Engineering (New Jersey). By 1938, Professor Rice headed the Experimental Engineering Department in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State College. He taught undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, hydraulics, aircraft internal combustion engines, and graduate courses in internal combustion engine design and mechanical engineering research. In addition to teaching, he was responsible for the designing of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, procuring and testing equipment, as well as supervising, organizing, and developing the laboratories for heating, ventilation, steam power, metallurgy, hydraulics, aeronautics, internal combustion engines and associated studies. During World War II, Rice directed the Naval Diesel School, a designated North Carolina State College training facility for national defense.

While teaching at North Carolina State College in 1950, Rice and two partners formed Engineering Development Associates, a corporation offering services in design, construction, supervision, and consultation in many branches of engineering and architecture. Rice's practice included Traveler's Insurance, Textile Manufacturing Company, Diesel Engine Manufacturers Assocation, Town of Tarboro, North Carolina, New Bern, North Carolina, and Bureau of Ships, United States Navy. Consulting work consisted of inspecting, designing, constructing, administering, and installing power plants, engine designs, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Before his retirement in 1971, Robert Barton Rice headed numerous committees, chaired engineering societies, and was a member of educational and engineering clubs. He received, in 1972, the distinguished service certificate from the National Council of Engineering Examiners. At the Smithsonian Institution, within the National Museum of History and Technology, Rice deposited archival materials in collections relating to the history and advancements of mechanical engineering professions. After more than twenty-five years on the faculty at North Carolina State University and devoting his life to engineering, Rice died on March 4, 1976, at the age of seventy-five.

Scope/content

The papers of Robert Barton Rice are divided into five series and chronologically arranged under each subject heading. Each series in the collection focuses on engineering. The Personal Files are contained within five file folders offering information and correspondence relating to Rice's career. The Diesel Engineering Department series is a significant part of the collection, covering Rice's years as department administrator and includes extensive course material from each class, students' work, faculty minutes from meetings, and the specifications and dedication of the Diesel Engineering Laboratory Building. The National Defense Training and Research series also comprises an important part of the collection, concentrating on NC State's involvement (facilitated by Rice) with the United States Air Force, Army, and Naval personnel defense training programs. Inventories, blueprints, contracts, and supply lists offer detailed descriptions of the engineering department's role in national defense. The Projects, Publications, and Reports series contains the bulk of the collection-- Rice's (and others) engineering projects (up to 1965), testing of engines (German language material,) and Rice's accumulated historical data (from 1929) relating to engineering. Most files contain photographs and cover diverse projects. The final series, Subject--Miscellaneous, consists of ten file folders that contains limited material from 1907-1971, relating to mechanical engineering.

Physical description

20 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series:

  • Series 1. Personal Files
  • Series 2. Diesel Engineering Department Files
  • Series 3. National Defense Training and Research Files
  • Series 4. Projects, Publications and Reports
  • Series 5. Subject Files

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Barton Rice Papers, MC 00044, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donated by Robert Barton Rice in 1970 (Accession no. 1970-0009), 1971 (Accession no. 1971-0006), and 1972 (Accession no. 1972-0004, 1972-0005, and 1972-0006). Additional materials transferred from the North Carolina State University Libraries Collection Development and Organization Department in 1976 (Accession no. 1976-0004), and donated by Steve Dolan in 1976 (Accession no. 1976-0005) and 1979 (Accession no. 1979-0005).

Processing information

Processed by Maurice Toler, 1970, Reprocessed by Cilla Golas, 1997,

Encoded by Katherine M. Wisser

Personal Files 1936-1976 (MC 00044 Series 1)

The Personal files are limited to a brief obituary from the News and Observer, correspondence, a work record and resume that includes recommendation letters and photographs from job sites.

Biographical Information
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence with L.C. Doll , technician
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence, Pamphlets, miscellaneous brochures
Box 1, Folder 4
Resume and Work Record with photographs
Box 1, Folder 5
Diesel Engineering Department Files 1926-1966 (MC 00044 Series 2)

This series focuses on Rice's academic career and his development of the Department of Engineering. there is a complete history of the origin of the Diesel Engineering Laboratory Building, from the original specifications and blueprints (1943) to the final dedication of the laboratories to the North Carolina State campus in 1944, (blueprints and photographs included). Admissions, rules, records, forms, a sampling of quizzes, tests, outlines, examinations, and student/staff research and seminar papers from 1946 - 1954 offer examples of undergraduate and graduate courses aw well as the reseach and experiments performed. Included in this series are the records, survey, and correspondence from the War Production Board, and bids for war surplus supplies. The series also contains the correspondence and dossiers of "Paperclip Specialists" from the United States Army, Joint Intelligence Objective Agency (JIOA). Note: Paperclip Specialists were immigrants hired to teach at universities. Given the nature of the academic subject (physics, for example) and the restrictions placed on immigration from Germany after World War II, these individuals were classified differently from other immigrants by the United States government.

Course Material
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Course with photographs 1936-1938
Box 1, Folder 6
Engineering Department Training Course 1941
Box 1, Folder 7
Internal Combustion Engine - Quizzes, Tests - 400, 500 level
Box 1, Folder 8
Heat Engineering, steam power plants, and airplane engines - 300 level
Box 1, Folder 9
Admission requests 1946-1948
Box 2, Folder 1
Rules, regulations, and forms
Box 2, Folder 2
Personnel records - Students - A-L 1947-1953
Box 2, Folder 3
Personnel records - Students - M-Z 1947-1953
Box 2, Folder 4
Diesel 101 - outlines
Box 2, Folder 5
Diesel 105 - quizzes and final examinations
Box 2, Folder 6
Diesel 109 - quizzes and final examinations
Box 2, Folder 7
Diesel 113 - fuel systems
Box 2, Folder 8
Diesel 117, 121, 125 - quizzes, outlines
Box 2, Folder 9
Diesel 201, 205 - quizzes and examinations
Box 2, Folder 10
Student work-study sheets and examinations
Box 2, Folder 11
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 1 1946
Box 2, Folder 12
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 2 1946
Box 2, Folder 13
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 3 1946
Box 2, Folder 14
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 4 1946
Box 2, Folder 15
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 5 1947
Box 2, Folder 16
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 6 1947
Box 2, Folder 17
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 7 1947
Box 2, Folder 18
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 8 1947
Box 2, Folder 19
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 9 1948
Box 3, Folder 1
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 10 1948
Box 3, Folder 2
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 11 1948
Box 3, Folder 3
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 12 1948
Box 3, Folder 4
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 13 1949
Box 3, Folder 5
Diesel Operation and Maintenance - short course no. 15 1949

Procesor's note: short course no. 14, no existing file

Box 3, Folder 6
Diesel Operation and Maintenance -- advanced short course 1949
Box 3, Folder 7
Diesel Operation and Maintenance I and II -- short course 1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 8
Short Course-200 level, quizzes and finals 1951-1952
Box 3, Folder 9
Student Exams and Reports 1952-1954
Box 3, Folder 10
Diesel Engineering Graduate Program - general information 1947-1950
Box 3, Folder 11
Seminar Papers 1943-1951
Box 3, Folder 12
Diesel and Internal Combustion - sample research 1947
Box 3, Folder 13
Seminar Papers 1947-1948
Box 3, Folder 14
Seminar Papers 1948-1949
Box 3, Folder 15
Thesis Abstracts 1948-1950
Box 3, Folder 16
Seminar Papers 1949-1950
Box 3, Folder 17
Seminar Papers 1950-1951
Box 3, Folder 18
Seminar Papers 1951
Box 3, Folder 19
Research Papers 1951-1952
Box 3, Folder 20
Research Papers 1952-1953
Box 3, Folder 21
Thesis April 4, 1954
Box 3, Folder 22
Laboratory Building Specifications 1930s-1954
Foundry Procedures for Metal and Wood, typewritten noes from Newark College of Engineering 1930s?
Box 4, Folder 1
Priority Request for construction of Diesel Engineering Laboratory from the War Production Board, Washington, DC Undated
Box 4, Folder 2
General Specifications for Laboratory-Ross Schumaker, A.I.A., NC State College Architect 1943
Box 4, Folder 3
Electrical Specifications for Laboratory-Shumaker 1943-1944
Box 4, Folder 4
Plumbing Specifications for Laboratory-Schumaker 1943-1944
Box 4, Folder 5
Diesel Engineering Laboratories Building Dedication May 26, 1944
Box 4, Folder 6
Diesel Engineering Laboratory Building Photographs with index and blueprints Undated
Box 4, Folder 7
Diesel Engineering Laboratory Building Dedication - correspondence 1944
Box 4, Folder 8
Fire Extinguisher Schedule for Building 1954
Box 4, Folder 9
Administration 1941-1966
Expense Reports June-August 1941; 1966
Box 5, Folder 1
Stenographer's Report 1945
Box 5, Folder 2
Budgets 1946-1957
Box 5, Folder 3
Faculty Secretary's Minutes 1948-1949
Box 5, Folder 4
Faculty Secretary's Minutes 1949-1952
Box 5, Folder 5
Executive Committee Meeting 1950-1953
Box 5, Folder 6
Executive Committee Meeting 1954-1955
Box 5, Folder 7
War Production Board 1929-1958
Aeronautic Laboratory: United States Army Air Corps 1929-1936
Box 6, Folder 1
Army Specialized Training Program 1943
Box 6, Folder 2
Army Material Command, Japanese Jet Engines, Wright-Field, Ohio, with 8x10 photographs 1946
Box 6, Folder 3
United States Army Corp of Engineers, War Supplies 1947
Box 6, Folder 4
Diesel Engineering Department-Bids for Surplus Scrap 1952-1954
Box 6, Folder 5
War Production Board - Survey Maching Tools 1942
Box 6, Folder 6
War Production Board - Facilites Records, Machine Lists Undated
Box 6, Folder 7
War Production Board - Survey, correspondence with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Wright's Automatic Tobacco Packing Machine Company; Bhanson Company; pamphlets, and newsclippings, blueprints of company floorplans 1942
Box 6, Folder 8
Air Force Automation Study 1940 -1958
Box 6, Folder 9
Correspondence between Rice and Army and Air Force 1946; 1953-1955
Box 6, Folder 10
Dossier of Albrecht W.F Hussmann, United States Army, Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), "Paperclip Specialist," correspondence, personnel record; report by Hussman on the Holzer Method: Calculation of Torsional Vibrations in Engines 1942; 1947-1951
Box 6, Folder 11
Dossier of Hans Heinrich, correspondence and file from the JIOA 1949
Box 6, Folder 12
Dossier of Kurt Van Sanden from the JIOA 1949
Box 6, Folder 13
Dossier of Arthur Weise from the JIOA 1949
Box 6, Folder 14
Dossier of Walter Zeigler from the JIOA 1949
Box 6, Folder 15
Dossier of Adolph Von Hoermann 1950-1951
Box 6, Folder 16
National Defense Training and Research Files 1938-1966 (MC 00044 Series 3)
United States Air Force 1951-1958
Safeguarding Military Information 1951
Box 7, Folder 1
Air Force Criteria - procurement of power plants 1952; 1955
Box 7, Folder 2
Air Force Progress Report Undated
Box 7, Folder 3
Air Force Reports - test schedules for diesel engines 1954-1956
Box 7, Folder 4
Deitrich Air Force Base-one handwritten letter dated July 15, 1955, (Unable to identify correspondant) July 15, 1955
Box 7, Folder 5
Kindley Air Force Base investigative report: "Failure of Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engines" by Rice Undated
Box 7, Folder 6
Schedule, by Rice, of work done for United States Air Force
Box 7, Folder 7
Cummins Test, engines tested by Rice 1955
Box 7, Folder 8
Cummins Report on Fuel Systems by Rice 1956
Box 7, Folder 9
Project BOMARC 1M-994-fully automatic power plant 1957-1958
Box 7, Folder 10
Project BOMARC 1M-994-design analysis, notes, drawings by Rice 1958
Box 7, Folder 11
Air Force, Army and Navy 1958-1966
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida - Project BOMARC - SAGE power plant Undated
Box 8, Folder 1
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio - study of engines (bid denied) 1958
Box 8, Folder 2
"Strategic Air Command" Special Report vol. 16, no. 2, 1958 1958
Box 8, Folder 3
United States Air Force, Washington DC -- Rice consults with civil engineers regarding diesel generatiors, ventilation and refigeration December 28-30, 1959
Box 8, Folder 4
Far North Bases - reference guide 1959
Box 8, Folder 5
Malstrom Air Force Base, Montana -- 8x10 photographs of diesel engine 1960
Box 8, Folder 6
North Truro Air Force Station, Massachusetts -- 762d Radar Squadron (SAGE) -- engine rebuilding consultation 1960
Box 8, Folder 7
Air Force Bases Directories and Guides Undated
Box 8, Folder 8
Alaska Air Command -- spectrographic analysis, four 3.5 x 5 color photos, identified and dated 1960 1960
Box 8, Folder 9
Air Force Titan Missile - article, Architectural Forum 1960
Box 8, Folder 10
Fort Dieferick MD - United States Army Chemical Corp - Chemical warfare, consultation to determine engine damage 1961
Box 8, Folder 11
"Minuteman" - consultation and design criteria for launcher support and control 1961
Box 8, Folder 12
NORAD -- (North American Air Defense Command) - COC (Combat Operations Center, Colorado Springs, CO) - power plant study, report, pamphlets "Air Defense Command," and article "NORAD" 1966
Box 8, Folder 13
United States Navy 1938-1945
United States Navy Yard; inventories, orders, correspondence, invoices of equipment loaned or purchased 1938; 1941-1942
Box 9, Folder 1
United States Navy Yard 1943-1946
Box 9, Folder 2
Charleston Navy Yard - equipment purchased by Engineering undated
Box 9, Folder 3
United States Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, Washington, DC - Engineering Defense Training (EDT) program and nation-wide organization, course listings, participating schools 1940
Box 9, Folder 4
K-class diesel cruiser listings for German Navy "Warships" (one item) undated
Box 9, Folder 5
E.S.M.D.T. (Engineering, Science, and Management Defense Training) - course handbook for Naval Reserve Officers 1941
Box 9, Folder 6
Cooper Bessimer Diesel Engine course undated
Box 9, Folder 7
Navy Funding 1941
Box 9, Folder 8
E.D.T. (Emergency Diesel Training) Diesel Engine Course 621 undated
Box 9, Folder 9
E.S.M.D.T. - Diesel Engine Course, final proposal 1942
Box 9, Folder 10
E.S.M.D.T. - course and proposals 1942
Box 9, Folder 11
Naval Training School - correspondence, payroll, staff and faculty names and addresses 1943-1944
Box 9, Folder 12
Naval Training School Roster 1943-1945
Box 9, Folder 13
Navy Contracts - order of supplies 1943-1944
Box 10, Folder 1
Navy Contracts - order of supplies (See also Box 11, Folder 1) Undated
Box 10, Folder 2
Naval Training School - Title B equipment June 1944
Box 10, Folder 3
Schedule for room key numbers from building design
Box 10, Folder 4
Weekly school schedule in blueprint format
Box 10, Folder 5
Three drawings of engines, synchronizing system July 1952
Box 10, Folder 6
Laboratory Building blueprint
Box 10, Folder 7
Laboratory Building - first floor blueprint
Box 10, Folder 8
Mitsubishi Aircraft-automatic power control, blueprint and documents
Box 10, Folder 9
High-output diesel drawings
Box 10, Folder 10
Inventory of Navy Equipment 1943, 1945-1946
Box 11, Folder 1
Navy and Army Training School - Pratt and Whitney Engines
Box 11, Folder 2
Bureau of Ships - Lubricating Oil
Box 11, Folder 3
Crankshafts
Box 11, Folder 4
Diesel School Courses - Post War Naval Plan 1952
Box 11, Folder 5
Diesel School Inventory Acquistions -- contract NONO 486(01) 1953; 1955
Box 11, Folder 6
Projects, Publications and Reports 1927-1974 (MC 00044 Series 4)
Specific 1940-1954
Caroline Light and Power Diesel Training 1940
Box 11, Folder 7
Baldwin Locomotive 1940-1949
Box 11, Folder 8
Baldwin Locomotive - Buchi Lawsuit, "Baldwin Locomotive vs. Alfred J. Buchi," Civil Act no.9317 January 25, 1949
Box 11, Folder 9
General Motors -- Electro-Motive Division, I1. Contains sixteen 8x10 b/w photographs 1941-1954
Box 11, Folder 10
German Language Material 1939-1940s
Testing Data on Engines 1939
Box 12, Folder 1-12
Testing Data on Engines 1940s
Box 13, Folder 1-17
Bound Course Material 1933-1935
Thermodynamics 1933
Box 14, Folder 1
Mechanical Engineering -- lab book 1933
Box 14, Folder 2
Mechanical Engineering lab book (soft cover) 1934
Box 14, Folder 3
Mechanical and Experimental Engineering -- lab book, vol. 2-A 1935
Box 14, Folder 4
Heating and Ventilation vol. 1 1935
Box 14, Folder 5
Mechanical Engineering Undated
Box 14, Folder 6
One "Diesel School" Guest Book
Box 14, Folder 7
Collection of problems numbered from 1-78 on small sized blue-print paper (removed from three-ringed binder)
Box 14, Folder 8
Lubricating Oils, Experiment no. 61300 1953-1955
Valve Deterioration -- research project with drawing 1953-1955
Box 15, Folder 1
Mechanical Engineering Part I, Part II, Phase Synchronization by Rice
Box 15, Folder 2
Lubricating Oil-proposed research and correspondence relating to internal combustion engines 1953; 1955
Box 15, Folder 3
Determining the Effects of Sulphur in Fuel Oil-research and testing by Rice for the Navy Bureau of Ships, No.61300 including research, experiments, tests, results, and photographs
Box 15, Folder 4
No.61300
Box 15, Folder 5-11
No. 61300, Test Five
Box 16, Folder 1-4
Racine Maufacturing-Grinding Mill, eight 8x10 photographs, no text
Box 16, Folder 5
Miscellaneous Photographs and Color Slides -- including one negative, one photograph of students; church (unidentified); twelve 8x10 b/w "Superior Diesels" (no text) Colorado/Florida corporation
Box 16, Folder 6
Magazine and Journal Articles 1929-1974
Articles, booklets including "First Steam ("Fire") Engine in America" by L.F. Loree, remarks presented at the unveiling of the tablet on the grave of Josiah Hornblower on Apriler 24, 1929; "Living Together in a Machinew Civilization" by Samuel S. Wyer (1934); "George Westinghouse the Man" by Paul D. Cravath, Mechanical Engineering magazine, 1937 1927-1939
Box 17, Folder 1
Mechanical Engineering, vol.52, no.4 April 1930
Box 17, Folder 2
Bearings and Pistons 1935-1938
Box 17, Folder 3
Progress Report on Diesel Development and chronology -- Rice 1936-1946
Box 17, Folder 4
Rudolph Diesel -- memories of Diesel and history by Jean Santschi and others; including "Diesel Engine Development" by H.L. Hamilton; "The Story of the Diesel," prepared and published by Diesel Engine Manufacturers 1944-1945
Box 17, Folder 5
Steam Locomotive -- "Baldwin" -- published by Baldwin Locomotive, 1944; additional articles from 1938-42 1938-1944
Box 17, Folder 6
Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation -- "Worthington and the First 50 Years of the American Diesel Engine," 1948, and "100 Years -- Worthington" 1948
Box 17, Folder 7
"George Westinghouse Centennial'; Challenge of Human Engineering" by Henry Ford II, 1946; "The War Industries Board" by James L. Tyson, Fortune supplement, 1940 and other articles 1940-1952
Box 17, Folder 8
College Extension News -- NCSC 1941-1943
Box 17, Folder 9
"The Transfer of Heat" by V.M. Faires 1942
Box 17, Folder 10
Power Plant Transmissions in North Carolina and South Carolina; blueprints/maps 1942; 1952
Box 17, Folder 11
Swiss Technics 1946
Box 17, Folder 12
Cam Design 1950
Box 17, Folder 13
Sulzer Technical Review - no.1 1951
Box 17, Folder 14
Survey of Diesel Engines Built Outside the United States 1952
Box 17, Folder 15
Newsclippings
Box 17, Folder 16
"German Battleship" diesel engine drawing
Box 17, Folder 17
Recent Publications including - "The Current Position in the Development of Diesel Engines Particulary for Marine Applications" by W. Kilchenmann; an ASME publication "A 32,500 BHP Diesel Engine" by Auto Gregoretti, 1965; ASHRAE Enters Energy Conservation Crisis with Proposed Standard 90P" by Jack E. Tumilty, 1974 1965; 1974
Box 17, Folder 18
City and Corprate Reports 1932-1965
City of Tarboro, North Carolina -- correspondence, reports, and agreement 1932-1949
Box 18, Folder 1
City of Tarboro, North Carolina -- Reports and contracts 1945-1947
Box 18, Folder 2
City of Tarboro -- Reports and contracts, volume I-II 1948
Box 18, Folder 3
City of Tarboro -- Diesel Fuel Development Project 1946
Box 18, Folder 4
City of Tarboro -- Power Survey
Box 18, Folder 5
City of Tarboro -- Reports and contracts -- I and II 1948
Box 18, Folder 6
City of Tarboro -- Diesel Power Plant Development 1948
Box 18, Folder 7
City of Tarboro -- Final Evaluation 1948
Box 18, Folder 8
City of Tarboro -- Diesel Power Plant Development 1948
Box 18, Folder 9
City of Tarboro -- Metalclad switchgear proposal
Box 18, Folder 10
City of Tarboro -- Chamber of Commerce pamphlets and brochures "Tarboro Means Business"
Box 18, Folder 11
Buggs Island Virginia -- Hydro-electric Plant 1949
Box 19, Folder 1
Warner Research Laboratory -- Florida and New York; correspondence and report 1950
Box 19, Folder 2
New Bern, North Carolina -- Municipal Power Plant Survey 1954
Box 19, Folder 3
New Bern -- drawing 1954
Box 19, Folder 4
New Bern -- Photographs and blueprints
Box 19, Folder 5
Diesel Symposium 1954
Box 19, Folder 6
Voltage Study by Dr. Rice 1955
Box 19, Folder 7
Fairbank - Morse Company -- Power Plant Pistons 1957
Box 19, Folder 8
Nordberg Manufacturing, Wisconsin -- Bechel Report on generator units, internal combustion engines 1959; 1964
Box 19, Folder 9
Bechtel and Nordberg Corporation -- NIKE-Y; NIKE-ZEUS
Box 19, Folder 10
Boeing Aircraft Corporation Conference 1961
Box 19, Folder 11
New Hope Dam Project, North Carolina, Army Corp of Engineers 1965
Box 19, Folder 12
Subject Files 1907-1971 (MC 00044 Series 5)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -- Oil and Gas Division -- Executive Meetings minutes and 20th National Conference brochure (St. Louis, Mo., May 20-22, 1948) 1907-1953
Box 20, Folder 1
ASME -- Report on Oil Engine History by Rice and others, "Diesel Engine in United States Navy" by E.C. Magdeburger 1949
Box 20, Folder 2
ASME -- "History of the Oil and Gas Power Division" prepared by Rice for 25th annual conference; one photograph with identification date 1928
Box 20, Folder 3
ASME -- Golden Anniversary, 1921-1971 -- booklet "History of Service" 1971
Box 20, Folder 4
Marine/Naval Engineering -- "Talk Presented Before Joint Meeting of Education Committee of DEMA, Department of Mechanical Engineering"; Marine Diesel Engine History November 18, 1944
Box 20, Folder 5
Monthly Research Reports by Diesel School Staff 1953-1954
Box 20, Folder 6
North Carolina Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors - exams, contract exception samples, marker drawings, correspondence, meeting minutes, 1960, 1962; 1967-1968
Box 20, Folder 7
North Carolina State Board of Engineers -- exams 1967-1968
Box 20, Folder 8
Smithsonian Institute, Washington ,DC -- Donor Publication, 1970 -- engineering collection of Robert Barton Rice -- Diesel Fuel Injector Pump, model number 288883. Also correspondence, reports, six photographs, and thirty-four color slides of collection, labeled and identified 1968-1970
Box 20, Folder 9
Smithsonian Catalogs of Historical Engine Data A-Z; prepared by Rice for the Smithsonian Institute, Washinton, DC 1965
Box 20, Folder 10

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[Identification of item], Robert Barton Rice Papers, MC 00044, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.