Charles William Bale Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Bale, Charles William
Charles William Bale papers
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet

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Charles William Bale was the Assistant Chief Engineer for Willamette Iron and Steel Works, in Portland, Oregon, and later he became the Chief Engineer for the Potter Refrigerator Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He was from Vermontville, Michigan and graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1900 with a B.S. degree in engineering.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Charles Bale consist of college class and laboratory notes on trigonometry, calculus, metallurgy, electrical engineering, design, and roofs and bridges.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  December 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1900.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison


  • Architectural design -- Study and teaching
  • Calculus -- Study and teaching
  • Civil Engineering -- Study and teaching
  • Electrical engineering -- Study and teaching
  • Engineering -- Study and teaching
  • Metallurgy -- Study and teaching
  • Trigonometry -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Notes on Trigonometry and Calculus 1897 

F.D. 1

Experimental Laboratory Notes 1899 

F.D. 2

Notes on Roofs and Bridges 1899 

F.D. 3

Electrical Engineering and Original Design 1900 

F.D. 4

Engineering Laboratory Notes 1900 

F.D. 5

Lectures on Calculus and Metallurgy Undated 

F.D. 6

Lectures on Metallurgy Undated 

F.D. 7

Problems on Kinematics and Engineering Undated 

F.D. 8

Mechanics of Engineering, Winter Term 1899 

F.D. 9

Strength of Materials 1899 

F.D. 10

Electrical Engineering Laboratory, Winter Term / Engineering Practice, Spring Term 1900 

F.D. 11

Mechnanics of Engineering, Spring Term 1899 

F.D. 12

Practical Machine Design, Winter Term 1900 

F.D. 13

Engineering Practice, May - June / English Materpieces Undated 

F.D. 14

Valve Gears, Winter Term 1899 

F.D. 15