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Personal Papers of Burton McCollum

Call Number: PP 263


Burton McCollum graduated from the University of Kansas in 1903 with a degree in electrical engineering. This collection contains patent and trademark information, research notebooks, and mechanical and electrical drawings from 1963-1970.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1970


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Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Burton McCollum

McCollum graduated from KU in 1903 with a degree in electrical engineering. He held several jobs between 1903-1907, returning to the University in 1907 to teach in the School of Engineering for two years. In 1909 he began working in the Bureau of Standards, leaving in 1925 to become technical director of McCollum Geological Explorations. In 1932 he formed McCollum Laboratories, Inc. McCollum was a forerunner of geophysical oil prospecting and was awarded more than thiry patents in his lifetime. He died in 1964.


4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Physical Location

PP 263

Related Materials

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Guide to the Burton McCollum Collection
Personal Papers of Burton McCollum
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Burton McCollum Collection, University Archives, PP 263, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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