Frank Hall Armstrong Papers, ca. 1877-1972
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Brief Description: Frank Hall Armstrong (1877-1955) (B.Eng. 1899) Papers (ca. 1877-1972) include a memoir (ca. 1960, published 2011) written by Charlotte Armstrong that contains the family history of Armstrong and genealogical charts for the Pascoe Family (prepared by Susan Elizabeth Pascoe Cain Armstrong, 1972), and photographs of family members, Michigan scenes, University of Illinois student rooms, trumpet playing, and family reunions. The Memoir, "I Knew a Fellow Who Was Six Feet High," includes background on Armstrong's parents, children, and grandchildren, his work for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company, Penn Iron Mining (Vulcan, Michigan) and his work designing a hydraulic shovel for iron ore mining and the Armstrong pneumatic shovel for mining, and life in Michigan's Upper Pennisula. The papers also include a photocopy of "Grandmother's Rhymes's (1832) by Elsie Strawn Armstrong, photographs of the the Hall and Armstrong families (ca. 1877-1920s), and a plaque from the Armstrong Coalbreak Company.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/118
Created by: Armstrong, Frank Hall (1877-1955)
Volume: 0.4 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/4/2001, 8/5/2002, 7/11/2011
Arrangement: By type of material
Subject Index
Mechanical Engineering
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]