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William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook

 Collection 0323-MDHC
William Henry Duvall, Jr. was born on December 26, 1895 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He entered the Maryland Agricultural College as a student in 1916, but was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1918 and did not graduate with the rest of his class in 1919. This collection includes a hand-written laboratory notebook for a mechanical engineering class dated 1917, and a textbook entitled Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, by J. C. Tracy, C.E., published in 1898. The notebook appears to be Duvall's but also lists his lab partners "Brooks" [A. J. Brooks] and "Hand" [Edward W. Hand], who were in his class. The textbook has "W. H. Duvall" and the acronym "M.A.C.", for the Maryland Agricultural College, on the cover.

Dates

  • 1898-1917

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

2 Items

Biography

William Henry Duvall, Jr. was born on December 26, 1895 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He entered the Maryland Agricultural College as a student in 1916, but was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1918 and did not graduate with the rest of his class in 1919. After the War, he became a tobacco farmer at Waverly and developed several hardier strains of tobacco. He began collecting antique tools in the 1930's and had a collection of over 1000 pieces when he died in 1978. Some of his tool collection was donated to the Smithsonian but the bulk of his collection was bought by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and is on display in the Duvall Tool Museum at Patuxent River Park. He died on August 19, 1978.

Arrangement

Organized as one series.
  1. Series 1: Textbook and Engineering Notebook

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

William Rigoli donated the William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook to the University of Maryland Libraries in October 2006.

Separated Material

Four yearbooks (1941, 1942, 1943, and 1947), one commencement program (1947), one official publication (June 1941), and one student/faculty directory (1941-2) were received with this collection and accessioned into the University Publications collection.

Processing Information

Items were placed in acid-free folders.
Title
Guide to the William Henry Duvall, Jr., Textbook and Engineering Laboratory Notebook
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Jennie A. Levine.
Date
2007-08-15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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