William C. Strand Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Newton, Robert S.
Creator -
Strand, William C.
William C. Strand papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

William C. Strand graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1906 with a B.S. in engineering. He then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and became a superintendent for the Illinois Steel Warehouse Company.

Robert C. Newton became a mechanical designer after graduating in 1905 from Michigan Agricultural College with a B.S. in engineering. He then worked for Consolidated Car Heating Company while living in Schenectady, New York.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains a thesis co-written by William C. Strand and Robert S. Newton. The thesis, “Test of Lighting Plant at Jonesville, Michigan,” was undertaken to determine the cost per kilowatt in terms of coal, the amount of water evaporated per unit coal, the water consumption per horse power per hour of engine use, the thermal efficiency of engine, the efficiency of engine and dynamo taken in combination, and the efficiency of the dynamo. The report contains the measurements of the boiler and the engine, the procedure to be undertaken, and its results. Finally there are several drawings of the equipment along with graphs of the data.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2006

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

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 1906.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Jonesville (Mich.) -- Lighting

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison


  • Electric power production

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

"Test at Lighting Plant at Jonesville, Michigan" 1905 

F.D. 1