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A Guide to the Richard L. Fearn Papers

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
May 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fearn, Richard L.
Title: Richard L. Fearn Papers
Dates: 2003
Abstract: Research notes, a draft, and photographs for a chapter written for the book Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight. Professor Wei Shyy is a co-author of the chapter.
Extent: 0.05 Linear feet. 8 folders.
Identification: Ms Coll. 116
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard L. Fearn was a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering from 1965 until 2003. He began as an assistant professor in 1965, became an associate professor in 1975, a full professor in 1980, and a professor emeritus in 1996. Prior to coming to the University of Florida he was an instructor at Auburn University (1960), and an instructor at Memphis State University (summer of 1962).

Scope and Content

The Fearn Papers are comprised of material related to a chapter co-written with Wei Shyy for the book, Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight. The papers include research notes in the form of photocopies from a number of sources, a draft of the final chapter, and thirty-seven photographs. The photographs are of research laboratories, demonstrations of equipment, the radar tower and hanger, and groups or single pictures of people. Photocopies of these photographs were made and placed with the collection. The originals were placed in the main photographic subject file collection of the University Archives (Only three of these photographs were used in the chapter).

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard L. Fearn Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Richard L. Fearn.

Contents List

1 "Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida" - with Wei Shyy. 2003
1 Aero History - Background Information, Miscellaneous. 2003
1 Aero History - Background Information, Old Reports. 2003
1 Aero History - Background Information, New. 2003
1 Aero History - Background Information, Gator History by Proctor. 2003
1 Aero History - Background Information, Florida Engineer - Old
1 Aero History - Background Information, Catalogs
1 Aero History - Photocopies of photographs

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Aerospace engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- History.
University of Florida.

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