Robert F. Stoops Papers 1946-1950, 1963

Creator
Stoops, Robert F., 1921-2005
Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00181

The Robert F. Stoops Papers, 1946-1950, 1963, contain class notes, assignments, tests, and textbooks from Stoops's time as an undergraduate ceramic engineering major at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University), as well a lab report written by one of Stoops's students at N.C. State.

Robert F. Stoops (1921-2005) received his B.A. in ceramic engineering from N.C. State and his M.A. and Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from Ohio State University. He joined the faculty at N.C. State in 1958 and was appointed director of engineering research in 1968. He also served as the director of the N.C. State Minerals Research Laboratory.

Biographical/historical note

Robert F. Stoops (1921-2005) was born and raised in West Virginia. He served in the United States Army during World War II and spent two and a half years as head of the cryptographic section in China Theater Headquarters. He received his B.A. in ceramic engineering from N.C. State in 1949, graduating magna cum laude, and then earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from Ohio State University.

Stoops worked in industry for several years before he joined the faculty of the Dept. of Engineering Research at N.C. State in 1958. He was appointed director of engineering research in 1968. He also served as the director of the N.C. State Minerals Research Laboratory. Stoops spent twenty-seven years working and teaching at the university.

In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at N.C. State, Stoops published many research articles. He was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists in 1970 and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1974. Stoops passed away December 10, 2005.

Scope/content

The Robert F. Stoops Papers, 1946-1950, 1963, contain class notes, assignments, tests, and textbooks from courses in ceramic engineering, mineralogy, and chemistry that Stoops took as an undergraduate in the now defunct Dept. of Ceramic Engineering at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). In addition, there is a lab report written by one of Stoops's students at N.C. State's School of Engineering (later the College of Engineering).

Physical description

1 archival box

Arrangement

The class notes and assignments and papers were bound in paper binders with metal-fasteners, which have been removed. Otherwise, the original order of materials has been preserved within the file folders.

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], Robert F. Stoops Papers, MC 00181, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the North Carolina State University School of Engineering and Richard L. Porter in 1985 (accession number 1985-0012).

Processing information

Processed by Kelly Clark, December 2007; Encoded by Kelly Clark, December 2007

Class Notes, Microscopic Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Class Notes and Assignments, Physical Chemistry 1949
Box 1, Folder 2
Class Notes and Assignments, Chemistry 887 1950
Box 1, Folder 3
Textbook, "Clays and Some Other Ceramic Materials," by C. W. Parmelee 1946
Box 1, Folder 4
Textbook (Mimeograph), Untitled, on Ceramics undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Lab Procedures, "Procedure for Making Polished Sections" undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Stoops, Robert F., Papers 1946, 1949
Box 1, Folder 7
Johnson, D. R., Lab Report 1963
Stoops, Robert F., 1921-2005
Box 1, Folder 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert F. Stoops Papers, MC 00181, 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.