Ray I. Shawl Papers, 1890, 1905-1958, 1961-66
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Brief Description:

Papers of Ray I. Shawl (1890-1966), '16, M.S. '19, professor of agricultural engineering (1921-58), including correspondence (1913, 1916, 1919-58), manuscripts (1915-57), publications (1926, 1930-48), reports and programs (1927-55), student papers (1913, 1924, 1928, 1938), research file (1890, 1910-55), newspaper clippings (1924) and photographs (1944-48) relating to farm mechanics and the purchase, maintenance, lubrication and use of farm machinery and equipment including combines, corn pickers and planters, diesel engines, plows and tractors. Most correspondence is with farm implement manufacturers, oil companies and agricultural journals regarding research data and publications on farm machinery and petroleum products.  Manuscripts include speeches presented at short courses, conferences and professional society meetings and talks given over radio station WILL on farm machinery (1929-57). The series includes convention programs and committee reports of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (1927-55) and material on plowing matches and tractor demonstrations (1910-19, 1942, 1954).

The series includes photographic studies of the Assembly Hall construction and use, (1961-66) and agricultural equipment (1933-42).

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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 8/5/23
Created by: Shawl, Ray I. (1890-1978)
Volume: 1.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/14/1972; 8/5/1987
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0805023.pdf
Arrangement: By type of material and chronological or alphabetical thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Extension
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Assembly Hall
Corn Pickers
Faculty Papers
Farm Machinery
Oil Companies
Plowing Matches
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]