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Overview of the Collection
Biographical Note
Restrictions
Detailed Description of the Collection
Equipment Studies, 19431953
Correspondence, 19331954
Textbook, 19311933 & 1949
Course Material in Strength of Materials, 19241954
Course Material in Advanced Strength of Materials, 19421954
Course Material in miscellaneous courses, 19151940
Course Material: evaluations in miscellaneous courses, 19351946
Course Material: Strength of Materials evaluations, 19301954
Strength of Materials Manuscripts, 1927,1931 and 1944
Course Material in Mechanics of Machinery, Dynamics, and Vibrations, 19331954
Dynamics and kinetics Manuscripts, 19171951
Lectures given at the University of Michigan, 19291935
Course Material from the University of Michigan, 19311935
Course Material from WPI, given by G.H. MacCullough, 19281931
Theses, Dissertations, and Reports by G.H. MacCullough, 19301955

19151955



Repository: 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609 5088316612 / archives@wpi.edu 
Creator: 
Gleason H. MacCullough (18951956) 
Title: 
Gleason H. MacCullough Collection 
Dates: 
19151955 
Quantity: 
10 Document cases = 4.4 linear feet 
Abstract: 
The materials in this collection span the years from 1915 to1955. The majority of the collection is from the 1930s through
1950s. The largest part of this collection comes from MacCullough’s work on his textbook Elements of Strength of Materials
and course material related to the topic of Strength of Materials. Other parts of the collection contain material of other
Mechanical Engineering courses given by MacCullough at WPI, such as Dynamics, Applied Statics and Aeronautical Design.
Another part of the collection contains lecture notes and problems gathered by MacCullough while he attended the University
of Michigan to receive his Doctor of Science degree.
Also, part of the collection contains reports (theses, dissertations, technical reports) by MacCullough largely focusing on
materials and material science.

Identification: 
MS25 
Language: 
The records are in English.

Gleason Harvey MacCullough was born in Sawyerville, Quebec, Sept. 9, 1895. He graduated from WPI in 1918. He later received
his Master of Science degree from WPI in 1931 and a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1932. Upon
graduation MacCullough began teaching at WPI and was promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor in 1924. He became a
full Professor in 1930. In 1949, MacCullough became head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at WPI, a position which
he held until retiring in June of 1956. He was a member of: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Worcester Engineering
Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi honorary fraternities.
In his field, MacCullough was a known expert in the area of strength of materials. He coauthored the book Elements of Strength
of Materials with Prof. S. Timoshenko of Stanford University. This book was widely used in its time and received much praise.
In 1955, along with two other professors, he taught Advanced Strength of Materials in the Graduate Evening School at WPI.
This was the first evening school for graduate study at WPI.
Professor MacCullough was never married, and lived in Worcester for many years where he was a member and Trustee of Grace
Church in 1923 when Grace and Trinity Churches united to form Wesley Church. He was also a Trustee and usher of the church
from 1936 to 1947. MacCullough was also an authority on stained glass windows. A special window was dedicated in his honor
at Wesley Methodist Church. MacCullough died on Oct. 15, 1956 at the age of 61.
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Box 1 

Chains and Hoists, 1943 














Resistance Strain Gauges, Wheatstone Bridge Configuration, 1946 & 1949 














CSITemplin Calibrator, 1953 












Box 1 

Correspondence/Book  With S. Timoshenko and the D. Van Nostrand publishing company concerning revisions to and printing of
books 'Strength of Materials' (1st Ed.) and 'Elements of Strength of Materials' (2nd Ed.), 19331939















Correspondence  With S. Timoshenko and the D. Van Nostrand Publishing company concerning revisions to and reprinting of 'Elements
of Strength of Materials' (3rd Ed.) , 19471949















Correspondence  With Custom Scientific Instruments (CSI) concerning malfunctioning CSITemplin Calibrator, 19531954 












Box 1 

Book Material  'Strength of Materials' (1st Ed.) notes, comments, criticism prior to printing, 19311933 














Book Material  'Elements of Strength of Materials' selected problem solutions, Chap. 26, 














Book Material  'Elements of Strength of Materials' selected problem solutions, Chap. 713, 














Book Material  Problems from 'Elements of Strength of Materials', 














Book Material  Revised pages of 'Elements of Strength of Materials', 1949 












Box 2 

Manuscript  'Problems in Strength of Materials', 1924 














Course Material  Strength of Materials course syllabi, 19501954 














Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #101160 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials' (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #201244 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials' (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #301340 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials' (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #401426 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #501566 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #601640 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #701746 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #801824 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #901940 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #10011074 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #11011140 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954















Course Material  Strength of Materials problem solutions #13011302 from 'Elements of Strength of Materials (3rd Edition),
19501954













Box 3 

Course Material  Theorem of 3 Moments, 1945 














Course Material  Strain Energy, 19421945,1953 














Course Material  Hardy Cross, 19441945,1947 and 19531954 














Course Material  Thin Plates, 19421944 














Course Material  Curved Bars, 19421944,1952 














Course Material  Bending of Beams, 19431944 and 19521953 














Course Material  Buckling, 19421944 














Course Material  Shear Webs, 1945 














Course Material  Mohr's Circle, Bending, Incl. Axes, 1944 and 1953 














Course Material  Torsion, 19421945 














Course Material  Deformations symmetric about an axis, 19421944 














Course Material  Thin Shells, 1943 












Box 3 

Course Material  Thermodynamics notes, 19151919 














Course Material  Problems in Applied Statics, 19371938 and 1940 












Box 4 

Course Material  Mechanical Design I examinations, 19451946 














Course Material  Aeronautic Structures and examinations, 1945 














Course Material  Graphics of Engineering notes, problems, and quizzes, 19351937, and 1940 












Box 4 

Course Material  Examinations and quizzes, Folder #1: Tests and Quizzes, 19301937 














Course Material  Examinations and quizzes, Folder #2: Tests and Quizzes, 19371946 














Course Material  Examinations and quizzes, Folder #3: Tests and Quizzes, 19461952 














Course Material  Examinations and quizzes, Folder #4: Examinations, 19341952 














Course Material  Advanced Strength of Materials examinations, 1934, 19421943 












Box 4 

Course Material  Review problems in Strength of Materials, 1927 and 1931 














Course Material  Strength of Materials Laboratory overview, and lab reports, 1944 












Box 5 

Course Material  Notes and problems for a course in Mechanics of Machinery, Folder #1, 19371938, and 1944 














Course Material  Notes and problems for a course in Mechanics of Machinery, Folder #2, 19371938, and 1944 














Course Material  Dynamics Folder #1, notes in Applied Mechanics  Kinetics, 19351944 














Course Material  Dynamics Folder #2, Notes and problems, 19351944 














Course Material  Dynamics Folder #3, "Acceleration of a Moving Point Along a Curved Path as the Path Rotates", 1921 














Course Material  Notes and problems in Vibrations and Stability, Folder #1, 1933,1938, and 19431946 














Course Material  Notes and problems in Vibrations and Stability, Folder #2, 1933,1938 and 19431946 














Course Material  A practice course in Vibrations and Dynamics Balancing, notes, and problems, 19531954 














Course Material  Vibrations, notes and problems Folder #1, 1950 














Course Material  Vibrations, notes and problems Folder #2, 1949 














Course Material  Vibrations, notes and problems Folder #3, 19481949 












Box 6 

Manuscript  Notes and problems in Vibrations, 19431948 














Manuscript  Notes and problems in Virtual Work, 














Manuscript  Dynamics notes, 














Manuscript  Notes for Dynamics Manuscript, Folder #1, 1951 














Manuscript  Notes for Dynamics Manuscript, Folder #2, 1951 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #1 notes in Applied Mechanics  Kinetics, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #2 Work and Energy excepting Rolling Cylinders, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #3: Impuls and Momentum, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #4: Impact Problems involved Coefficient of Restitution, not involved Coefficient of
Restittution and involved Angular Momentum, 19171937















Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #5: Gyroscopes, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #6: Locomotives and Trains, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #7: Brakes, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #8: Belt Drives, 19171937 














Manuscript  Kinetics Problems, Folder #9: Vibrations, 19171937 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #1: notes in Applied Mechanics  Kinetics, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #2: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #3: Rectilinear Motion of a Particle, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #4: Translation of a Rigid Body, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #5: Curvilinear Motion of a Particle, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #6: Simple Rotation of Rigid Bodies, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #7: Rolling Cylinders, 19171944 














Manuscript  Dynamics Problems, Folder #8: General Plane Motion, 19171944 












Box 7 

Manuscript  Notes and problems in: Applied Elesticity, Calculus of Variations, and Mechanics, PhotoElasticity, 19311935 














Book  "Vector Analysis" lectures given by Peter Field, Ph.D, Summer 1929 














Book  "Applied Elasticity and Strength of Materials" lectures given by Stephen Timoshenko, Summer 1929 














Book  "Vibration Problems in Engineering" lectures given by Stephen Timoshenko, Summer 1929 














Book  'Lectures in Engineering Mechanics'. Applied Elasticity (given by S. Timoshenko), Theory of Thin Plates or Slabs (given
by H.M. Westergaard), History of Mechanics of Materials (given by S. Timoshenko), Mechanical Properties of Materials (given
by S. Timoshenko), and papers by H.M. Westergaard: "Computation of Stresses of Bridge Slabs due to Wheel Loads" and "Principles
of Analysis of Arch Dams by Trial Loads', Summer 1931















Book  Lectures in Applied Elasticity (Nadai), The Plastic State of the Materials of Construction (Nadai), and An Introduction
to Theoretical Physics (Laporte), Summer 1930













Box 8 

Book  Notes and problems on Advanced Calculus, Winter 1930 














Notebook  Notes and problems on Functions of a Complex Variable, Summer 1930 














Notebook  Vibration Problems in Engineering, 1931 














Notebook  Structure and Properties of Metals, 19311932 














Notebook  Mechanical Properties of Materials, 1932 














Notebook  Theoretical Mechanics, 1932 














Lectures on Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Summer 1935 














Notebook  Seminar in Stabilitry Problems and notes on Chap. 9 of Timoshenko's Stability manuscript, 1935 












Box 9 

Book  'Problems in Applied Mechanics', 1928 














Notebook  Collections of problems in: Arches, Continuous Girders, Suspension Bridges. Structural Design, given by A.W. French,
1929













Box 10 

Dissertation  'An Investigation of Creep in Bending, Together with Stress Analysis of Machine Elements Subject to Creep',
submitted to the University of Michigan as part of fulfillment of Doctor of Science degree, 1932















Thesis  'An Introduction to Theoretical Aerodynamics designed for Undergraduate Students of Engineering', submitted to WPI
for degree of Master of Science, 1931















Manuscript/Book  'Laboratory Experiments performed at WPI' by Gleason H. MacCullough: Lecutre notes on Mechanical Engineering,
hydraulics laboratory, steam engineering laboratory, strength of materials testing laboratory, gas engineering laboratory,
miscellaneous mechanical engineering experiments, lecture notes on electrical engineering laboratory, electrical engineering
laboratory experiments, physics laboratory experiments in mechanics, physics experiments in heat, physics experiments in sound,
physics experiments in light, physics experiments in magnetism and electricity, flue gas analysis, heat treatment of steel,
time study 22 senior shop practice,















Technical Report  "Column Test" experiment No. 310 in Testing of Materials, WPI, 1930 














Technical Report  "Analytical and Experimental Study of the Resistance Strain Gauge", 1955 














Technical Report  Tension Test of Steel", 1955 














Hidetsugu"The Large Dflection of a Cicular Plate with Clamped Edges Carrying a Centrally places Load of 'P' LB.", 1942 
