University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Cullen College of Engineering Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Cullen College of Engineering
Collection Title Cullen College of Engineering Records
Dates 1940-2009
Identification 2009-017
Physical Description 10.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Department of Engineering was formed in 1934 with the chartering of the University, and in the school year 1939-1940 it became one of the most popular departments in the University. During the first long-term on their new campus, 397 students took engineering courses in the new air-cooled Roy Gustav Cullen Memorial Building. This was approximately one-seventh of the enrollment of the University at the time. [1]

In the fall of 1947, the University of Houston established the Co-op Program. The primary purpose of the Co-operative Program was to help students gain practical experience and to supplement their studies in either the Engineering or Business schools. This program still exists today under the name Co-operative Education. [2]

Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Cullen had been the principal benefactors of the University and, in particular, the College of Engineering for many years. In 1958 there was a great deal of sentiment expressed to change the name of the University to Cullen University. The Cullens refused the honor since they felt that its identity and its role with respect to the community would be affected. Their name was therefore given to the College of Engineering. [3]

One year after the official name change, a Building Dedication Ceremony was held for the brand new Cullen College of Engineering Building on May 3, 1968. This ceremony included the unveiling of a framed portrait of H. R. Cullen which still hangs today. [4]

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Today, more than 2,600 students are enrolled in engineering courses—1,840 undergraduates, 78 post-baccalaureates, 725 masters and doctoral students in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The college also offers graduate programs in aerospace, environmental, industrial power systems, materials, and petroleum engineering. Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have ranked among the top programs nationally. [5]

Sources:

[1] “University of Houston Department of Engineering 1940-1941” pamphlet (box 1, folder 1)

[2] “The Co-Operative Division April 14, 1948” (box 1, folder 2)

[3] “A History of Engineering” by William J. Leach (box 1, folder 5)

[4] “Cullen College of Engineering Building Dedication” program (box 1, folder 5)

[5] College Facts, available from www.egr.uh.edu. 12 August 2009.


Scope and Contents

These records contain 10 boxes relating to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Material includes event programs and flyers, co-op program material, newsletters, brochures, correspondence, stationary, course lectures, and published material. Included in this collection are the following series: General Information, Mechanical Engineering NASA Class Lectures, and Publications. This collection is arranged alphabetically by department title, and chronologically as necessary. Class lectures are arranged alphabetically while published material is arranged chronologically. Material ranges in date from the 1940s to 2009.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Cullen College of Engineering
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Cullen College of Engineering Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

General Information

Box Folder
1 1 Academic events 1940s
2 Co-Op program 1940s
3 Academic events 1950s
4 Miscellaneous 1950s
5 Academic events 1960s
6 Brief History of the UH College of Engineering 1960s
7 Co-Op program 1960s
8 Miscellaneous 1960s
9 Newsletters and brochures 1960s
10 Academic events 1970s
11 Co-Op program 1970s
12 Correspondence 1970s
13 Miscellaneous 1970s
14 Newsletters and brochures 1970s
15 Academic events 1980s
16 Co-Op program 1980s
17 Miscellaneous 1980s
18 Newsletters and brochures 1980s
19 Academic events 1990s
20 Miscellaneous 1990s
21 Newsletters and brochures 1990s
22 Academic events 2000s
23 Miscellaneous 2000s
24 Newsletters and brochures 2000s
25 Miscellaneous
26 Stationery
27-28 undated
Box Folder
2 1 Biomedical Engineering 1980s
2 Biomedical Engineering 2000’s
3-5 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undated
6 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1960s
7-9 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1970s
10 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1980s
11 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1990s
12 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2000s
13 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering undated
14 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering 1950s
15 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering 1960s
16 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering 1970s
17 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering 1990s
18 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Petroleum Engineering 2000s
19 Civil and Environmental Engineering undated
20 Civil and Environmental Engineering 1960s
Box Folder
3 1 Civil and Environmental Engineering 1960s
2-3 Civil and Environmental Engineering 1970s
4 Civil and Environmental Engineering 1980s
5 Civil and Environmental Engineering 1990s
6 Civil and Environmental Engineering 2000s
7 Civil and Environmental Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering 1989
8 Civil and Environmental Engineering - Ocean Engineering 1969
9 Civil and Environmental Engineering - Structural Engineering undated
10 Electrical and Computer Engineering undated
11 Electrical and Computer Engineering 1960s
12 Electrical and Computer Engineering 1970s
13 Electrical and Computer Engineering 1980s
14 Electrical and Computer Engineering 1990s
15 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2000s
16 Industrial Engineering undated
17 Industrial Engineering 1940s
18 Industrial Engineering 1950s
19 Industrial Engineering 1960s
20 Industrial Engineering 1970s
21 Industrial Engineering 1980s
22 Industrial Engineering 1990s
23 Industrial Engineering 2000s
24 Industrial Engineering - Distribution and Logistics 1990s
25 Mechanical Engineering undated
26 Mechanical Engineering 1960s
27-28 Mechanical Engineering 1970s
29 Mechanical Engineering 1980s
30 Mechanical Engineering 1990s
31 Mechanical Engineering 2000s
Drawer OVS_Folder
F.9 7 Engineering flyers undated



Mechanical Engineering NASA Class Lectures

Box Folder
4 1 “Fourier Analysis of SAG in Apollo”
2 “Mission Objectives & Design Implications”
3 “Real Time Deep Space Television”
4 “Space Contamination Due to Manned Vehicles”
5 “Guidance and Control Requirements in a Space Mission”
6 “Overall Design Concepts”
7 "The Definition of the Space Environment for Manned Space Vehicles”
8 “Structural Materials-Metallic”
9 “Thermal Balance and Heat”
10 “Dynamic Environment”
11 “The Study of Man in Space”
12 “Life Support Systems”
13 “Operation of Manned Spacecraft”
14 “Electrical Power Systems”
15 “Power Distribution and Sequencing”
16 “Introduction to Guidance and Control Series”
17 “Stabilization and Control Systems”
18 “Problems in Space Navigation and Guidance”
19 “Guidance Systems Design”
20 “Solid Rocket Lecture”
21 “Reaction Control Systems for Manned Spacecraft”
22 “Pyrotechnics”
23 “Airborne Instrumentation”
24 “Launch Escape Systems”
25 "Launch Vehicles and Launch Vehicle-Spacecraft Integration”
26 “Earth Landing for Manned Spacecrafts”
27 “Project Gemini Design Integration”
28 "Apollo Design Integration”
29 “Lunar Excursion Module Design Integration”
30 “Reliability through Attention to Detail”
31 “Mission Planning and Philosophy”
32 “Preflight Checkout and Preparation”
33 “Simulators and Training for Manned Space Flight”
34 “Inflight Systems Monitoring”
35 “Summary of Management, Design, and Operational Philosophy”



Publications

Box Folder
4 36 A Mobile Water Treatment Research Facility for removing Inorganic containments undated
37 Chemical Engineering - Graduate Study undated
38 Communications Systems for manned Interplanetary Explorations undated
39 Computers and Programming
40 Electrical Engineering - Graduate Study undated
41 Mechanical Engineering - Graduate Study undated
42 New Technology Program List of Active Projects undated
43 Research Capabilities undated
44 The Design of Spring and Threads undated
45 The Marvels of Engineering undated
46 Writing lists in Technical Documents undated
47 A survey of Industrial Engineering Functions and Personnel 1956
48 Accuracy tests on Models 10-FV-01 and 10-CV-01, Vol-u-meters July 15, 1957
49 Tests on Insulating Properties of WECO FIG 211 Unions December 2, 1957
50 Vocational and Professional Monographs Petroleum Engineering 1958
51 Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Industrial Engineering Conference November 7, 1958
52 Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Industrial Engingeering Conference November 3, 1961
53 PERT and PERT/COST February 9, 1962
54 Investigation of Relations between Solar Variations & Weather on Earth October 1963
55 Proceedings: International Symposium on lubrication & wear 1964
56 Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Industrial Engineering Conference November 20, 1964
57 Estimations of Signal-to-Noise Ratio April 1965
58 Final Report Spetember 15, 1965
59 Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Industrial Engineering Conference November 12, 1965
60 The Case for Graduate Engineering Education in Latin America March 1, 1966
61 Proposal for a hybrid computing facility October 10, 1966
62 Proposal to the National Aeronautics 7 Space Administration November 12, 1966
63 Balancing criteria & their relationship to current American Pract. March 1967
64 Proposal to the National Science Foundation for sponsorship April 15, 1967
65 Concerning the stability of a flexible shaft w/one disk May 1967
66 Analog & Digital simulations of multiplex system performance June 1967
67 Proposal for a doctor of Philosophy degree program in Industrial Engineering June 1967
68 Proceedings Houston-Galveston Area Urban transportation in persp March 1968
69 Longitudinal Pressure Waves in a fluid column March 6, 1968
70 MODE Response of a sinusoidally, excited, circular bimorph June 1968
Box Folder
5 1 Final Report of the NSF advanced science seminar Summer 1968
2 Evaluation of Acoustic response of an air-water siren July 1968
3 The testing & performance of a wide-band underwater liquid communicator August 1968
4 Chemical Engineering - Graduate Study December 4, 1968
5 a planned steam-energy monitoring capability for the Texas City Refinery December 13, 1968
6 An Analytic solution for whirl in a finite journal bearing with a continuous lubricating film January 1969
7 A digital computer program to determine the expected mean squares March 1969
8 Selection of a hybrid computing facility May 1969
9 indentification and properties of expansive clays August 1969
10 On the stability of poiseuille pipe flow August 1969
11 Development of a prototype ‘task board” for metabolic & other exper August 29, 1969
12 Drawings & parts list for Prototype task board August 29, 1969
13 QUASI solution of multipoint boundary value problems September 1969
14 UHELP user’s manual October 1969
15 Chemical & petroleum engineering - Graduate Study February 9, 1970
16 UHCAP user’s manual May 1970
17 Dielectric field computations in semi conductor oxide integrated circuits July 1970
18 Semi-conductor integrated circuit component models July 1970
19 PRODYC, a simulation prog. for chemical process dynamics & cont. August 1970
20 Additional research on pipeline flotation August 24, 1970
21 A translator for dynamo to CSMP in PL/I September 1970
22 Comparison of techniques to determine the mode of unimodal func October 1970
23 A translator for dynamo to CSMP in PL/I October 1970
24 Comparison of integer programming codes October 1970
25 Review conference November 20, 1970
26 The use of Quasilinerarization as an Identification Techn December 1970
27 Water Resources planning for the Houston-Galveston Region January 18, 1971
28 GRAID - Graphical aid computer language March 1971
29 Television system for continuing engineering & business education June 1971
30 FGORC Admin. Final Report September 15, 1971
31 Final Report September 15, 1971
32 The influence of surf. active contamin. on the inter. between wind & waves October, 1971
33 Elements of experimental heat transfer 1972
Box Folder
6 1 UHSE Newsletter Fall 1972
2 Process Design & Simulation February 4, 1972
3 Building a Lunar Colony September 15, 1972
4 Proposal for a program of faculty engineering systems design instit Summer 1973
5 Proposal to the National Aeronautics & space admin Summer 1973
6 Control equipment design 7 analysis, CEDA January 1973
7 Final Report of application of remote sensing Contract January 10, 1973
8 Proceedings of the 20th anniversary symposium mass transfer & diff. April 5-6, 1973
9 Proceedings of a conf. on research needs & priorities in catalysis April 13, 1973
10 National Indus. Economic models off water use & waste treatment April 19, 1973
11 Rheology of Viscoplastic crude oils May 1973
12 Cellsim User’s manual August, 1973
13 Final Report September 15, 1973
14 Charge by the governor to the energy advisory council December 5, 1973
15 Character. of heat transfer in nutrient materials December 31, 1973
16 Energy Recovery Solid Waste vol. 1 Summary Report 1974
17 Energy Report from Solid Waste vol. 2 Technical Report 1974
18 Final Report of application of remote sensing Contract January 10, 1974
19 Summary Report on the December 10, 1973 public hearing January 23, 1974
20 The state of Texas Governor’s Energy Advisory Council February 7, 1974
21 Solar Thermal power systems based on optical transmission February 15, 1974
22 Membership February 20, 1974
23 Potential for Selective Standards for Air Pollution Control March 13, 1974
24 The Four Program Core Charts March 19, 1974
25 Engineering: Man Working for Mankind April 4, 1974
26 The state of Texas Governor’s Energy Advisory Council June 6, 1974
27 A summary of the objectives, program & management plan June 17, 1974
28 Evolving an Energy Policy for Texas July 29, 1974
29 September - Graduate Programs 1974
30 Intermittent (SLUG) Flow of two phase, gas-liquid mixtures December 1974
31 Solar Thermal Power systems based on optical transmission December 21, 1974
32 Solar Thermal Power systems based on optical transmission December 31, 1974
33 Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis January 27-31, 1975
34 Executive summaries of Project Reports of the Council March 1, 1975
35 Measurement of the effects of surface geometry modification March 10, 1975
Box Folder
7 1 Hydrogen Production Econometric Studies May 1975
2 Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis May 12-16, 1975
3 A proposal for Analysis Design, Fabrication, & Testing July 7, 1975
4 The Evaluation of Surface Geometry Modifications September 11, 1975
5 Solar Thermal Power Systems based on Optical Transmission October 21, 1975
6 Chemical Engineering, Graduate Studies October 22, 1975
7 A parameter study of distress in buildings constructed November 1975
8 Annual Research Summary 1976
9 Report of Activities, Energy Institute 1976-1977
10 Final Technical Report Feb. 15 & 14, 1976-1977
11 Development of a prototype ‘task board” for metabolic & other expert August 29, 1969
12 Chemical Engineering, Graduate Studies October 15, 1976
13 Annual Research Summary 1977
14 Liquid Metal Cooled May 1977
15 A Review of the Methods for predicting Dynamo & Kinematic August 1977
16 Fact Book on Major Texas Electric Utilities August 1977
17 Proceedings of the ERDA Solar Workshop August 10-11, 1977
18 Liquid Metal Cooled Solar Central Receiver October 1977
19 Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis October 25, 1977
20 Workshop supply & demand of Hydrogen December 12-14, 1977
21 Annual Research Summary 1978
22 Application of a structured decision process for proper inclusion 1978
23 Chemical Engineering department - “Sulfur in Fossil Fuels” January 9-11, 1978
Box Folder
8 1 Annual Report underground antennas for radio commun February 28, 1978
2 Rate of Industrial Energy conversation Petroleum Refining April 1978
3 Civil Engineering - Graduate Studies May 26, 1978
4 The prevention of cam mechanism separation using a retaining spring June 1978
5 Retrofit sizing & economics of air pre-heaters & economizers September 1978
6 Responses of moored objects to water waves part II October 1978
7 Notes on collector field optimization-extensions of Basic Theory November 1978
8 The sensitivity analysis of cam mechanism dynamics December 1978
9 Annual Research Summary 1979
10 Electronics for Scientists & Engineers 1979
11 Improved combustion efficiences-combustion control systems January 1979
12 Sulfur in Fossil Fuels & Desulfurization Technology Feb. 12-15, 1979
13 Promes March 1979
14 Texas Energy in Transition: An initial effort to focus April 30, 1979
15 Semi-Annual Progress Review seismic acoustics laboratory May 7, 1979
16 Technical Report, A comprehensive study of subsurface propagation June 1, 1979
17 Preliminary activities in the development of MX maintenance September 1979
18 Annual Report, Department of Mechanical Engineer September 1 & August 31, 1979-1980
19 Engineering South Park Annex office & Lab. Construction October 2, 1979
20 High temperature electronics & instrumentation seminar December 3-4, 1979
21 A description of the capabilities of the individual Heliostat Code July 1980
22 A programmer’s manual for UH computer code RCELL September 1980
23 Application of a design morphology to the MX/OCC September 1980
24 Annual Report, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering September 1 & August 31, 1980-1981
25 A user’s manual for the UH Solar Central Receiver vol. 1 December 1980
26 A user’s manual for UH Solar Central Receiver vol. 2 December 1980
27 Annual Research Summary 1981
28 March, Heliostat Systems: Technical & Economic Assessment 1981
29 Sizing & Costing Solar/Fuel fired Cogeneration plants for Texas August 1981
30 Biomedical Engineering - Graduate Studies August 12, 1981
Box Folder
9 1 MX maintenance management system definition September 1981
2 Theory of Cellwise Optimization for Solar central receiver systems September 1981
3 Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis May 10-14, 1982
4 Mechanical Engineering - Graduate Studies August 16, 1982
5 Mechanical Engineering - Graduate Studies August 31, 1982
6 International IEEE/APS Symposium & Nat. Radio Science meeting May 23-26, 1983
7 National Radio Meeting May 23-26, 1983
8 Annual Research Summary 1984
9 A study of the effects of scale, velocity, & cycle degradability October 1984
10 Chemical Engineering, Graduate Studies November 29, 1984
11 Annual Research Summary 1985
12 Triangulation Databases & Algorithms: W.M. Smith April 1985
13 Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis May 5-9, 1986
14 Basic Research in Energy Engineering August 15, 1986
15 Report on workshop sponsored by National Science Foundation March 2-4, 1987
16 The sixth U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering March 8-10, 1989
17 Ninth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 7-8, 1991
18 Eleventh Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 11-12, 1993
19 Twelfth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 10-11, 1994
20 Thirteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 16-17, 1995
21 Fourteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 8-9, 1996
22 Fifteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 13-14, 1997
23 Sixteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research April 2-3, 1998
24 Seventeenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 11-12, 1999
25 Eighteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 10-11, 2000
26 Nineteenth Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 8-9, 2001
27 25th Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research February 7-8, 2008