William Wurth Kriegel Papers circa 1939-1964

Creator
Kriegel, William Wurth, 1907-1980
Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00151

The William Wurth Kriegel Papers contain notebooks and reprints of articles related to Kriegel's research on ceramic engineering, circa 1939-1964.

William Wurth Kriegel (1907-1980), a native of Seattle, Washington, joined the faculty of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1939, after receiving his doctorate in ceramic engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Hanover, Germany. An authority on the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, he was head of the ceramic engineering program at N.C. State beginning in 1946, and retired in 1971.

Biographical/historical note

A native of Seattle, Washington, William Wurth Kriegel was born 1907 December 4. He received two B.S. degrees from the University of Washington--civil engineering in 1929 and ceramic engineering in 1932. He obtained his M.S. in ceramic engineering from the Montana School of Mines in 1936, and after receiving his doctorate from the Technische Hochschule in Hannover, Germany, in 1939, Kriegel joined the faculty of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) as an instructor. Subsequently assistant (1940) and associate (1941) professor, he became a full professor and head of the ceramic engineering program in 1946.

An authority on the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, Kriegel was a charter member of Keramos, the professional ceramic engineering fraternity, and a fellow in the American Ceramic Society. He helped found the University Conference on Ceramic Science, and served as a consultant to several private companies and governmental agencies, including the Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Army's Office of Ordnance Research. Kriegel retired in 1971 after 32 years on the N.C. State faculty, and died in Seattle in 1980 May.

Scope/content

The William Wurth Kriegel Papers contain materials related to Kriegel's research on ceramics--notebooks, 1939-1949; reprints of articles authored and coauthored by Kriegel that appeared in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 1949 and 1964; and laboratory notes in German, circa 1939.

Physical description

1 archival half box

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Use of these materials

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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], William Wurth Kriegel Papers, MC 00151, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transfered from North Carolina State University Materials Engineering Department, 1981 January 5.

Processing information

Processed by Jennifer McElroy, 2006 September

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2007 December

Tonuntersuchung Laboratorium Notebook circa 1939
Half box 1, Folder 1
Consulting Notes Book No. 1 1939 September-1941 January
Half box 1, Folder 2
Microscopic Analyses Notebook 1940-1941
Half box 1, Folder 3
Consulting Notes Book No. 2 1941 February-[1949 November]
Half box 1, Folder 4
"Ceramic Clays,""Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology" 1949
Half box 1, Folder 5
"Ceramics,""Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology" 1964
Half box 1, Folder 6

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Wurth Kriegel Papers, MC 00151, 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.