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Personal papers of Carl Locke

Call Number: PP 461


Carl E. Locke, Jr. served as dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas for 17 years (1986-2002) and as a professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for three years, earing emeritus status in 2002. This collection of his papers includes journal notebooks, special project and organization files, and course files.


  • Creation: 1986 - 2005


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These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Carl E. Locke

Locke earned his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas. He spent 11 years working in industry before taking a teaching post at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught for 13 years. He additionally served as director of the School of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences for 6 of those years.

In 1986 Locke came to the University of Kansas, taking over as dean of the School of Engineering. He held that position for 16 years, retiring at the end of the 2001-2002 academic year.

Locke has been active in professional service, holding several offices in the Association of Corrosion Engineers (ACE) since 1963 and serving as accreditation visitor in chemical engineering and for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS). He was also the chair of the Professional Engineers in Education section of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1998 and in the early 2000s chaired the Engineering Dean's Council of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Additionally, Locke served as chair of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE)'s legislation committee and was named by that group the Kansas Engineer of the Year in 1996.


11 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

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Physical Location

PP 461

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Carl Locke Collection
Personal papers of Carl Locke
Finding aid prepared by dd, 2008. Finding aid encoded by dd, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Carl Locke, University Archives, PP 461, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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