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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

School of Engineering, 1956-1988

Academic Governance, 1963-1989

Grant Proposals, 1961-1999

Southern Methodist University

Lorn L. Howard faculty papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Howard, Lorn L.
Title: Lorn L. Howard faculty papers
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1999
Abstract: Lorn Howard joined Southern Methodist University as professor of electrical engineering in 1959. Over the course of his 29 years of active tenure, Dr. Howard founded the Biomedical Engineering Program in cooperation with the Southwestern Medical School, established the University's first Electron Microscopy Laboratory and the Thin Films Laboratory, served as Chief Marshal to the University for 13 years, and is the University carillonneur. The Lorn Howard faculty papers reflect his life as an academic. Topics of the papers include the engineering program at SMU, electron microscopy, and academic governance. This collection includes correspondence, subject and reading files, and grant proposals.
Accession No: SMU 2001.0351
Extent: 24 boxes (12 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Lorn L. Howard

Lorn Lambier Howard was born on November 28, 1917 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and the University of Illinois at Urbana. Dr. Howard served his country as a radioman 2nd class and electronic technician 2nd class in the U.S. Navy from 1936 to 1946. In 1941 he married Etha Johannaber, and they had three children. After receiving his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1959, he joined Southern Methodist University as professor of electrical engineering.

Over the course of his 29 years of active tenure, Dr. Howard founded the Biomedical Engineering Program in cooperation with the Southwestern Medical School, and he established the University's first Electron Microscopy Laboratory and Thin Films Laboratory. Dr. Howard worked on grant projects for NASA and the National Science Foundation. During his 13 year term as Chief Marshal to the University, he commissioned a new University seal and directed all University convocations and commencements. Since 1978, Dr. Howard has held the title of University carillonneur. Dr. Howard retired in 1988 as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering; however, he continues to work on projects with the Advanced Technology Program at SMU.

Sources:

"Interview with Lorn Howard,"Norwick Center for Media and Instructional Technology, Southern Methodist University, October 27, 2000.

Public Relations file on Lorn Howard, Public Affairs.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lorn Howard faculty papers reflect his life as an academic. Dr. Howard's service to SMU can be divided into three main areas: 1) Engineering School, 2) Academic Governance, 3) Grant proposals and administration.

Dr. Howard served as professor of electrical engineering for 29 years, and his interest in its undergraduate and graduate program spanned his career. Records in the series include departmental memos, reports, correspondence and committee records.

Dr. Howard also served the larger SMU community as President of the Faculty Senate and as a member of various committees such as the University Chapel Board and University College Council. The types of records in this series include correspondence, memos and reports.

As an active grants seeker, Dr. Howard wrote and reviewed grant proposals to national agencies, businesses, and local agencies, including NASA, National Science Foundation, and Texas Instruments. These records contain both finished and draft proposals and the documentation of how funding was used.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 3 series:
Series 1: School of Engineering, 1956-1988
Series 2: Academic Governance, 1963-1989
Series 3: Grant Proposals, 1961-1999

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Howard, Lorn L.
Southern Methodist University--Faculty.
Southern Methodist University. School of Engineering.
Engineers--Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lorn L. Howard faculty papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Transfer, 2001. Gift, 2011.

Processing Information

Records were processed in 2001 and 2006. Finding aid was written by Cynthia Franco.

Encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
School of Engineering, 1956-1988
11 boxes

Records in the series include departmental memos, reports, correspondence and committee records.
Box Folder
1 1 Institute of Technology Business, 1966-67
2 Institute of Technology Business, 1968-69
3 Institute of Technology Business, 1970
4 Institute of Technology Business, 1971
5 SMU Business [Development], 1972-
Box Folder
2 6 Foundation for Science and Engineering, 1977
7 E. E. Department, 1976-1978
8 Linear Systems Qual Exam Answers, 1962-1970
9 Linear Systems Exams- Master File, 1970-1973
10 EDAC [Engineering Doctoral Administrative Committee, 1964-1969]
11 Title-Denton Proposal [and Commission on Undergraduate Studies, 1978]
12 Engineering School Task Force Master Plan, 1962
13 Ph.D. II- Blackwell's File [proposed doctoral program in engineering, 1961]
14 Lab Policy [Electrical Engineering, 1983]
15 Doctoral Programs at SMU, 1958-1961
Box Folder
3 16 Engineering Graduate School Governing Regulations, 1959-1981
17 Graduate School, 1960-1963
18 Graduate Council Records, 1958-1964
19 Engineering Graduate Council, 1964-1967
20 Engineering Graduate Council, 1964-1967
Box Folder
4 26 Presentation Data on BME Program, 1964-1969
27 Biomed Eng. Degree Requirements Sheets [and Pre-Med Guide 1993-1995]
28 Fifth Biomed Conference, Shreveport, 1986
29 Resource Material, Biomed Engineering Program, 1961-1970
30 History of Biomed Eng. Program at SMU, 1970-1979
31 Biomed Course Outlines, 1978-1984
32 Where the Biomed Engrs. Went [contact information for former students, 1984]
33 Biomed Engineering Form Letter
34 Biomedical Engineering Program at SMU [University of Texas Southwestern Medical School of Dallas publications and correspondence with potential students]
35 Agreement with Baylor, U.M.C. [University Medical Center], 1984
36 Baylor Med. Ctr. Program and Personnel
37 Program in Biomed Eng. with Baylor Med. Ctr., 1984
38 Biomed Program Discussions [resource material], 1964-1972
39 Publicity, Biomed Eng. Program, 1964-1972
Box Folder
5 40 Sigma Xi, 1956-1982
41 Electron Microscopy- Proposals and Responses, 1965-1967
42 Electron Microscopy Lab- Survey and Recommendations, 1969 ; [letter from Sharon Morris, 1978]
43 New Electron Microscopy Lab, 1965-1967
44 New Program in Biomed Eng. with UTSMS, 1976-1982
45 Biomed Eng. Program, 1981-1986
46 Application for Concurrent Enrollment, 1969
47 Course Outlines- Biomed Eng. Program, 1969-1972
48 Program Announcements- Biomed Eng.
49 Biomed Agreement and Revisions, 1964-1969
50 M.D.-Ph.D. Program, 1971
51 Biomedical Engineering Seminars, 1970-1973
Box Folder
6 52 Biomed Employment Opportunities, 1966-1967
53 Program with S.W. Medical School, 1963-1986
54 Corresp. and Data, Biomed Engineering, 1969-1974
55 Biomed Emphasis, 1976-1981
56 Biomed Eng. Committee, 1969-1973
57 Biomed Faculty at the Med School, 1968-1969
58 Resumes of Faculty at UTSMS [University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1969]
59 Students, Biomed Eng., 1960-1975
Faculty Planning Committee and resource material, 1960-1963
Box Folder
7 60 Charges (temporary) [Faculty Senate, Committee on Ethics and Tenure], 1974-1975
61 E.E. Dept., Devel Proposal, 1960-1967
New project outlines, 1958-1971
62 Reprints for Coagulation Problem
63 Institute Governance Committee, 1969-1970
64 E.E. Dept. Memos, Business, 1957-1967
1962-1963 Engineering Task Force Report and other reports
Box Folder
8 65 Discussions with Master Plan Group, 1962
66 10 Other Questions [re: Master Plan, Task Force on School of Engineering]
67 Graduate Education
68 Engineering Task Force [report]- Rough Draft
69 Task Force Report- Draft 2 Copy, 1963
Report of the Planning Committee, School of Engineering, 1959
70 Philosophy
71 Recommendations [for School of Engineering], 1962
72 1. Given Arlington [State College], Continue Engineering at SMU
73 2. Offer M.S. and Ph.D.
74 3. Build Graduate Program on Undergrad Education?
75 4. Build Grad Education on Strong College of A&S?
76 5. What Engineering Fields Should Be Offered?
77 5(a). How Much Common Core in Undergrad Engr.
78 5(b). Can Current Offering Be Reduced?
79 6. Adequate Support From Other Schools?
80 6(a) Engr. in A&S w/ Specialization in Jr and Sr Years
81 7(a) Continue Present Co-op Program
82 7(b) Make the Co-op Program Optional
83 7(c) Co-op Program Line Up University Schedule?
84 8. Eng. Control Own Admissions
85 9. Offer Courses Not Leading to a Degree
Master Plan and other reports, 1962-1963
Box Folder
9 86 Biomed Eng.- Correspondence with Applicants, 1964-1968
87 Biomed Eng. Program, General Correspondence, 1962-1971
88 Biomed Eng.- Inquiry Correspondence, 1985-1988
89 Biomed Eng. Seminar, 1970
90 Biomed Program- Publicity, 1978
91 Brochure and Poster Mailing, 1970
92 Biomed Eng. Brochure- Cost, 1970
BioMed Engineering Brochure with photographs
93 New Biomed Publicity, 1968
94 Letters from Eng. Faculty, 1962
Master Plan supporting literature & Dept. of Economics PhD program
Box Folder
10 95 ES [Electronic Sciences] Center, 1971-1973
96 Electronic Sciences Center Business (1967 thru 1968)
97 Electronic Sciences Center (1969-1971)
98 Electronic Sciences Center Budget, 1969-1971
99 [SMU] Institute [of Technology] Information, 1968-1974
Governance of SMU 1970; AAUP Policy documents & reports, 1984
Box Folder
11 100 Institute of Technology Business, 1972-75
101 Graduate Council, 1960-1964
102 School of Eng. and Applied Science Business, 1976-1978
Box Folder
11 104 Lorn Howard’s professional biography, 2011

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Series 2:
Academic Governance, 1963-1989
7 boxes

This series includes correspondence, memos and reports regarding the various campus committees that Dr. Howard served on.
Box Folder
3 21 Committee on Purpose [of the University]- Institutional Self Study, 1968-69
22 Ad Hoc Senate- re [Paul] Hardin Ouster, 1974
23 More on Hardin Ouster, 1974
Box Folder
4 24 Ad Hoc Committee [of the Faculty Senate on the Goals and Governance of the University]- Task Force IV, 1972-1974
25 Ad Hoc Committee [of the Faculty Senate on the Goals and Governance of the University]- Task Force IV, 1972-1974
Box Folder
11 103 Senate Executive Committee, 1979
Box Folder
12 104 Deschner Resolution, Background Material, 1966-1972
105 Committee on Ethics and Tenure, 1971-1986
106 Tenure Paper, 1977
107 [Faculty] Evaluation, 1977-1978
108 Student Revitalization, 1977
109 Scholarships Committee, 1974-1977
110 Budget Control, 1977
111 Facilities Revitalization, 1977
Graduate Council, 1964-1966
112 Athletic Committee, 1977-1985
113 Chaplaincy Job Description Committee, 1967-1979
114 [Academic] Calendar, 1977-1989
Constitution of the Faculty Senate, 1974-1981
Box Folder
13 115 SMU Business to 1959-1967
Executive Committee Handbook, 1978-1979
116 Music Division Search Committee, 1975
117 SMU Business, 1967-1971
118 SMU Faculty Senate, 1972-1975
119 Admissions Committee, 1972-1974
120 SMU Faculty Club, 1960-1973
121 Faculty Senate, 1987
Master Plan draft & Mustang May-June 1963
122 UC Council [University College Council], 1963-1965
Box
14 Deschner Resolution 1976, Commission on Undergraduate Studies 1978
123 C.U.S
Master Plan draft 1963; Conference on College Composition and Communication 1964
124 University College Council, 1963-1965
125 1966-67 Questionnaires
126 Questionnaire Response, 1966-1967
127 University Planning Council, 1965
128 SMU Statement of Emphasis, 1963-1965
129 Discourse and Literature [course], 1964-1965
130 D&L Materials, 1965-66
Box Folder
15 131 D&L Report, 1965 Notes
132 D&L Report, 1965-66 Extra Copies
133 D&L Report, 1966 Notes
134 D&L Report, 1966-67 Extra Copies
135 D&L Notes, 1966-67
136 Commission on Undergraduate Studies, 1976-1977
137 Committee on Academic Honesty, 1977
Faculty Senate 1976-1977
138 Executive Committee, Faculty Senate, 1977
139 Protection of Faculty Time, 1978
140 Response to Pye [proposal to terminate civil engineering and mechanical engineering programs], 1989

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Series 3:
Grant Proposals, 1961-1999
7 boxes

This series includes both finished and draft proposals and the documentation of how funding was used.
Box Folder
16 141 NSF [National Science Foundation] Undergraduate Research Proposal, 1976
142 NSF Undergraduate Research Proposal Draft Copy, 1976
143 USAF-ASEE Summer Faculty Research, 1976
144 NSF Undergraduate Research Proposal, 1977
145 Kiev Trip Budget, 1995-1996
146 NIH 1993 Proposal
147 Letters of Biblio Support, Possible Consultants, 1975
148 Preliminary Proposal [Biological Systems Simulation Bibliography], 1975
149 Correspondence, National Library of Medicine, 1975
150 Publication Costs Estimated, 1975
151 Biological Systems Simulation Proposal, 1975
Biological Systems Simulation Proposal, 1975
152 National Library of Medicine Proposal, 1970
153 1975 Biblio Proposal Drafts and Notes
154 Bibliography Sources, 1970-1975
155 NSF Proposal, Resubmission, 1990
156 Copies of NSF Proposal Submitted in Dec. 1989
Box Folder
17 157 NSF Proposal, First Draft, 1989
158 Originals of Figures in 1989 NSF Proposal
159 NSF Proposal Original, 1989-1990
160 Adv. Technology Proposal, 1989
161 New Proposal Data, 1989
162 Five-Year Proposal, 1989
163 Figures for Dr. Gosney's File
164 Research Experiences for Undergraduates, 1991
165 NSF Grant 1991
166 Extra Copies, Resubmitted Proposal, 1990-1991
167 NSF Proposal, Second Resubmission, 1990
168 Project "Roughs" from Germany, 1996
169 NASA Grant, 1966-1968
170 NASA Grant, Financial, 1965-1968
171 Collins Radio Company Grant, 1962-1966
172 Development of NASA Project, 1963-1966
173 Progress Reports, NASA, 1965-1967
174 NSF Support for Lab Equipment Proposal, 1961-1964
175 Genesis for the Graduate Research Center of the SW [1961 newspaper clipping]
176 New Biomedical Engineering Students (Minorities), 1992
Box Folder
18 177 Thin Films Research, 1963-1969
Thin Films Research, 1965-1985
178 NSF 1964 Proposal and Correspondence
179 Proposal to T.I., 1964-1965
180 Ford Foundation Proposal, 1963-1964
181 Proposals and Results
182 NSF Proposal Rough Draft, 1966
183 Past Proposals, 1963
184 General Proposal to NASA- Thin Films
185 Inter-Institutional Program Proposal, 1964
186 Thin Films Proposal with Heizer, 1964-1965
187 Undergraduate Research Participation, 1965
188 1965 NASA Continuation Grant Proposal, 1965-1966
189 Materials Laboratory- Runyan Proposal
190 NASA "Seed Grant" Proposals, 1966-1967
Studies of complex impedance characteristics of thin conducting films, 1966
191 Electronic Sciences Center Proposal, 1966
192 Infra-Red Proposal to NASA, 1966
Proposal for a supplement to Grant NGR 44-007-006, 1966
Box Folder
19 193 THEMIS Proposal, 1967-1970
194 NSF Microsystems Ananlysis Proposal, 1966
195 NSF Elec. Microscopy Training Grant Proposal, 1967
196 DOD, IR Proposal, 1967
197 TX Heart Association Proposal, 1968
198 NSF Insructional Equipment Proposal, 1968-1969
199 TX Heart Association Proposal, 1969 [NOTE: This folder is empty.]
200 NSF Simulation Proposal, 1969
201 New NIH Proposal, 1970
202 TX Heart Association Proposal, 1970-1971
203 World Microcosm Project, 1971
204 NIH Student Training Proposal, 1970
Box Folder
20 205 Air Pollution Reducing Structure, 1970
206 Proposal to NIH for Training Grant, 1969
207 NSF IRPOS Project, 1970-1971
208 Urban Studies, 1970
209 NSF Simulation Proposal, 1970
210 TX System of Natural Laboratories, 1970
211 NSF Instructional Equipment Proposal, 1970
212 NIH Simul. Biblio. Proposal, 1969
213 Dept. of Justice Proposal, 1968-1969
214 Advanced Technology Program Proposal, 1988
215 Rotator Proposal to DARPA
216 Final Copies, DARPA Proposal, 1989
217 DARPA Proposal, 1989
218 UNT Proposals to Hillcrest Foundation, 1989
Box
21 FEDIX, 1998
219 Hillcrest Foundation Proposal, 1989, Drafts
220 Milt Gosney's Proposals, 1988-1990
221 Gosney NSF Equipment Proposal, 1991
222 1991 ATP [Advanced Technology Program] Proposal
223 Final Copies 1991 ATP Proposal
224 ATP Supplemental Minority Grant Applications, 1992-1993
225 NSF Proposal, 1993
226 ATP Proposal Drafts, 1993
227 ATP Proposal to THEBC [Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board] of Texas, 1993
228 ATP Elements, Instructions, 1993
229 1993 NSF Proposal Addendum Letter, 1994
230 Drafts for 1993 NSF Proposal
231 First NSF Proposal, 1993
232 NSF Sputtering System Proposal, 1994
Box Folder
22 233 NSF Supplemental Grant, 1994-1995
234 REU Proposal to NSF, 1995
235 Proposal Notes, 1996
236 Instrumentation Grant Renewal Request, 1996
237 NSF Grant Extension through 1996
238 New Projects Proposal Request and Response, 1995
239 NASA 1997 Neurolab Shuttle
240 Final Report, ATP Grant, 1994-1998
241 ATP Progress Reports, 1992-1994
242 Texas ATP Grant, 1992-1994
243 Joint Research Program Statement, 1987
244 EE Dept. NSF Proposal- Optical Grating Facility, 1993
245 NTSU NSF Proposal, 1988
246 NSF Grant Technical Reports, 1991-93
247 A Second Response- Replies, 1997
248 NSF Final Report, 1995
249 Response to NFS's Declination of 1996 Proposal, 1997
Box Folder
23 250 Renewal Proposal, 1996
251 Gross's ATP Proposals, 1989-1991
252 Subcontract Proposal to UNT, 1997
253 Guenter's PMAS [Parallel Multiwell Analysis System] Proposal, 1997
254 R&D Foundation Proposal, 1995-1996
255 R&D Foundation Proposal, 1996
256 DNA Synthesis Proposal
257 UNT 1997 ATP Proposal
258 NSF Formal Reconsideration, 1997
259 Response to NSF, 1997
260 Another Budget Justification [for grant DBI-9604936 National Science Foundation], 1997
261 Gross's Correspondence Re Declination, 1996-1997
262 Proposal to David Stenger, NRL [Naval Research Laboratories], 1997
263 Response to NSF, Extra Copies, 1997
264 Renewal Proposal, 1997
265 Renewal Proposal Preparation, 1997
Box Folder
24 266 Final Copy, 1998 Resubmission to NSF
267 New Proposal, 1998 Grant Extension Request
268 Guenter's DARPA Proposal, 1998
269 Grant Extension Request, 1998
270 Request for Formal Reconsideration, 1999
271 Final NSF Report, 1999
272 Response to Reviewers Comments
273 Ideas for a New System [neural electronics system], 1997

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