John J. Flather papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains manuscripts, photographs and personal letters.
- circa 1880s-1920s
- Flather, John Joseph, 1862-1926 (Person)
Language of Materials
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Requests for permission to quote from the John J. Flather papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Biographical Sketch of John J. Flather (1862-1926)
John Joseph Flather was born on June 9, 1862 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1885 and his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1890. Flather became professor and head of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Minnesota in 1898; he was previously professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. John Flather died in May 1926.
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Collection contains the papers of John J. Flather, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Other Finding Aid Available
A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.
Source of acquisition
This collection was received by University Archives in multiple deposits, including in 1968 from the University of Kentucky and in 1985 by Alice Coffield Baker.
Collection has not been processed.
- Manuscripts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- John J. Flather papers, circa 1880s-1920s
- Karen Spilman
- May 2005
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