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Personal papers of Paul Willhite

Call Number: PP 618


This collection consists of Paul Willhite's class papers dating from the 1980s to 2012, while he was a professor at the University of Kansas. The collection includes sample class projects, lecture notes and transparencies, homework solutions, test keys, copies of examinations and finals given in classes, and selected readings for chemical and petroleum engineering classes CPE 618, CPE 527, and CPE 795. Also in the collection are articles and other publications to which Willhite was a contributor before and during his tenure at KU, as well as selected examples of workshops and short courses Willhite has conducted for professionals and other organizations in Kansas and elsewhere.


  • 1960 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of G. Paul Willhite

G. Paul Willhite is the Ross H. Forney Distinguished Professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Kansas. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. His research specialties include researching processes to improve oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs, environmental heat transfer problems, transport processes in porous media, and determining numerical solutions to partial differential equations.


3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Physical Location

PP 618

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Paul Willhite, 2019.

Related Materials

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

Separated Materials

Willhite, Paul G. Waterflooding. Richardson, TX: Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1986. Available at Spencer Research Library at RH D9888.

Green, Don W. and G. Paul Willhite. Enchanged Oil Recovery. Richardson, TX: Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1998. Available at Spencer Research Library at RH D9889.

United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Enhanced Oil Recovery Poential in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, 1978. [Contains contributions by G. Paul Willhite.] Available at Spencer Research Library at RH D9887.



Guide to the Paul Willhite Collection
Personal papers of Paul Willhite
Finding aid prepared by bnd, 2019. Finding aid encoded by bnd, 2019. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Personal papers of Paul Willhite, PP 618, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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