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Charles F. Kettering: Science of Automotive Engineering, 1936

Contents of CSA #3010

Case File of Charles F. Kettering
Committee on Science and the Arts
1936 Franklin Medal

  • Report [More Information]
  • Correspondence
    • Letter to Frederic Palmer, Jr., Offering chairmanship of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/14/1935
    • Letter to James Barnes, Offering membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/14/1935
    • Letter to Theobald F. Clark, Offering membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/14/1935
    • Letter to H. Jermain Creighton, Offering membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/14/1935
    • Letter to Clarence A. Hall, Offering membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/14/1935
    • Postcard from Frederic Palmer, Jr., Accepting chairmanship of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/20/1935
    • Postcard from Clarence A. Hall, Accepting membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/18/1935
    • Postcard from H. Jermain Creighton, Accepting membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/19/1935
    • Postcard from James Barnes, Accepting membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/22/1935
    • Postcard from Theobald F. Clark, Accepting membership of the Franklin Medal Sub-Committee of the CSA, 6/29/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Frederic Palmer, Jr., Reminding of the need to call a committee meeting soon, 10/24/1935
    • Letter from Frederic Palmer, Jr. to George A. Hoadley, Suggesting a date for next committee meeting, 10/27/1935
    • Letter from H. Jermain Creighton to George A. Hoadley, Regretting inability to attend upcoming meeting, 10/29/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to H. Jermain Creighton, Discussing a Kettering biographical report and the question of two awardees in the same scientific field, 11/1/1935
    • Letter from H. Jermain Creighton to George A. Hoadley, Endorsing the committee's choices as awardees, 11/2/1935
    • Letter from H. Jermain Creighton to George A. Hoadley, Regretting inability to attend upcoming meeting, 11/5/1935
    • Letter from Secretary to Theobald F. Clark, Seeking an opinion on the proposed awards, 11/8/1935
    • Letter from Secretary to H. Jermain Creighton, Seeking an opinion on the proposed awards, 11/8/1935
    • Letter from H. Jermain Creighton to George A. Hoadley, Agreeing with the Committee's selection of Jewett and Kettering as Franklin Medal awardees, 11/9/1935
    • Letter from Howard McClenehan to Frederic Palmer, Jr., Showing approval of Compton and disapproval of Millikan as Franklin Medal recipients, 11/4/1935
    • Letter from Secretary to Frederic Palmer, Jr., Enclosing and describing all available information to hand on Kettering and Jewett, 11/14/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to F.O. Clements, Requesting details of the achievements of C.F. Kettering, 11/29/1935
    • Letter from F.O. Clements to George A. Hoadley, Providing information on Kettering's career, 12/9/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Frederic Palmer Jr., Forwarding Clement's information on C.F. Kettering, 12/12/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to F.O. Clements, Sending thanks for information on C.F. Kettering, 12/16/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Frederic Palmer, Jr., Reporting that the committee report has been sent for members' review, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to H. Jermain Creighton, Requesting examination of the committee report, and suggested changes, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Theobald F. Clark, Requesting examination of the committee report, and suggested changes, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to James Barnes, Requesting examination of the committee report, and suggested changes, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Clarence A. Hall, Requesting examination of the committee report, and suggested changes, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Nathan Hayward, Requesting examination of the committee report, and suggested changes, 12/27/1935
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Frederic Palmer Jr., Listing suggested changes in the Franklin Medal Report, 1/2/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to C.F. Kettering, Informing of the Franklin Medal award and describing the ceremonial proceedings, 1/20/1936 (729K) [More Information]
    • Telegram from C.F. Kettering to H.B. Allen, Acknowledging and appreciating the honor of the Franklin Medal award, 2/3/1936 (604K) [More Information]
    • Letter from F.O. Clements to Henry B. Allen, Appreciating the honor given Kettering, 1/31/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to F.O. Clements, Acknowledging previous correspondence, 2/10/1936
    • Letter from F.O. Clements to Henry B. Allen, Offering services in supplying information on Charles Kettering, Franklin Medal recipient, 3/5/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to F.O. Clements, Discussing suitable publicity for the Medal award announcement, 3/11/1936
    • Letter from F.O. Clements to Henry B. Allen, Enclosing a biography of Kettering and an outline of GM's, 3/13/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to F.O. Clements, Requesting photographs and information for use in announcing the Franklin Medal award, 3/17/1936
    • Letter from Volney B. Fowler to Henry B. Allen, Discussing the procedure for publicizing the medal awarded Kettering, 3/23/1936
    • Letter from Mabel A. Wildgen to H.B. Allen, Enclosing a biography of Kettering and a copy of his address, 3/20/1936
    • Letter from E.D. Connelly to Volney B. Fowler, Enclosing a copy of the press release concerning the Franklin Medal award, undated
    • Letter from E.D. Connelly to F.O. Clements, Requesting Kettering's speech topic for the award ceremony, 3/25/1936
    • Letter from F.O. Clements to E.D. Connelly, Discussing subjects for Kettering's address and guest list for the award ceremony, 4/3/1936
    • Telegram from C.F. Kettering to H.B. Allen, Requesting that awards of the Franklin and the Scott Medal be combined, 4/17/1936
    • Telegram from E.D. Connelly to C.F. Kettering, Requesting title of talk for Medal ceremony, 4/23/1936 (604K) [More Information]
    • Telegram from C.F. Kettering to E.D. Connelly, Supplying address title: "Idea to Industry," 4/23/1936
    • Letter from Director to C.F. Kettering, Reporting on the refusal of Scott Medal directors to combine award presentation ceremonies, 4/24/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to Frederic Palmer Jr., Describing the content expected in introductory remarks at the medal award ceremony, 5/1/1936
    • Letter from Director to C.F. Kettering, Discussing accommodations following the medal ceremony, 5/1/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to Alfred P. Sloan, Expressing hope that the Sloans will attend the medal ceremony, 5/7/1936
    • Letter from Secretary to C.F. Kettering, Describing the proceeding of the Medal Meeting, 5/7/1936
    • Telegram from Secretary to C.F. Kettering, Informing of plans to broadcast Kettering's talk, 5/16/1936 (659K) [More Information]
    • Telegram from Secretary to C.F. Kettering, Anticipating Kettering's attendance at the medal award ceremonies, 5/16/1936 (634K) [More Information]
    • Telegram from C.F. Kettering to H.B. Allen, Agreeing to broadcast of the medal proceedings, 5/18/1936 (660K) [More Information]
    • Letter from H.B. Allen to C.F. Kettering, Thanking Kettering for his generous cooperation in medal exercises, 5/22/1936 (358K) [More Information]

  • Evidential Information
  • Miscellaneous
    • Note, Suggesting changes in the Franklin Medal Report, with annotations, undated
    • Note, Listing the citation for the Report of the Franklin Medal Committee, undated
    • Minutes, from George A. Hoadley, Listing the CSA committee's decision to award the Franklin Medal to Kettering, 11/7/1935
    • Minutes, from George A. Hoadley, Listing the CSA committee's discussion of Kettering and others as medal candidates, 10/31/1935
    • Memorandum to Mr. Jackson, Providing the text for the Franklin Medal certificate, 4/16/1936
    • Memorandum to Mr. Jackson, Providing the text for the Franklin Medal engraving, 4/14/1936
    • Memorandum to Mr. Rigling, Supplying the Franklin Medal certificate text, subject to Board approval, 1/15/1936
    • List, Listing residence, by state or country, of Franklin Medalists, undated
    • List, Listing potential medalists held over from previous year, undated
    • List, Listing Franklin Medalists from 1915 through 1935, (and copy), undated
    • Press release describing all 1936 Medal Awards of the Franklin Institute, 4/23/1936
    • Note, Introduction, given at Medal Meeting, to Kettering's achievements, 5/20/1936 (864K) [More Information]
    • Extracts copied from "The Turning Wheel" by Arthur Pound