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Lindvall, Frederick Charles (Electrical Engineer)



  • Existence: 1903 - 1989


Background: Caltech Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, 1931-1970; Chairman, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, 1945-1969; Caltech alumnus (Ph.D., 1928).


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1978. This 84 page oral history covers Lindvall's childhood, graduate work at Caltech for Francis Maxstadt, recollections of Clark Millikan, teaching engineering at Caltech, war rocket work with Lauritsen and others, campus matters during the war years, revising the engineering curriculum, role as head of the engineering division, trip to the Soviet Union to look at engineering education, trip to Africa, engineering institute in India, and his earthquake consulting firm (Lindvall, Richter and Associates).

Papers. This collection is currently unprocessed.

Collection size: 7 storage boxes, 7 linear ft.

Preliminary inventory available at the Archives.

Photo of Frederick C. Lindvall (PhotoNet).

Restrictions: Limited access (unprocessed).

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Memorial Service

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1989-00247

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Unprocessed Material 7
Archival Object 3
Engineering 4
Faculty 3
Memorabilia 3
Manuscript Collection 1
Memorial 1
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Photo Archive 1
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