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Collection Number: 01048

Collection Title: Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Charles Riborg Mann (1869-1942), native of New Jersey, was a physicist and engineer, and a civilian adviser in the United States War Department during World War I as a member of the Committee on Education and Special Training. The collection includes memoranda, speeches, clippings, and other papers of Charles Riborg Mann, chiefly relating to his service as a civilian adviser in the United States War Department during World War I, particularly as a member of the Committee on Education and Special Training. These papers deal with such topics as officer training, engineering education, the National American Council, and national defense following World War I.
Creator Mann, Charles Riborg, 1869-1942.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Riborg Mann Papers, #1048, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Charles Riborg Mann of Washington, D.C., December 1945.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles Riborg Mann (1869-1942), native of New Jersey, was a physicist and engineer, and a civilian adviser in the United States War Department during World War I as a member of the Committee on Education and Special Training.

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The collection includes memoranda, speeches, clippings, and other papers of Charles Riborg Mann, a physicist and engineer, chiefly relating to his service as a civilian adviser in the United States War Department during World War I, particularly as a member of the Committee on Education and Special Training. These papers deal with such topics as officer training, engineering education, the National American Council, and national defense following World War I. There are also some loose items largely on universal training, technical education, illiteracy, national defense following World War I, and officer training and student army training corps dated 1918.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 1a

Folder 1

"Physics Teaching in the Secondary School" #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 1

Folder 2

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 2

Folder 3

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 3

Folder 4

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 4

Folder 5

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 5

Folder 6

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 6

Folder 7

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 7

Folder 8

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1917-1918 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 8

Folder 9

Publicity for engineering report #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 9

Folder 10

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1919 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 10

Folder 11

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1919 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 11

Folder 12

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1919 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 12

Folder 13

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1919 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 13

Folder 14

Committee on Education and Special Training, 1919 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 14

Folder 15

Publications, memoranda, and addresses, 1920 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 15

Folder 16

Publications, memoranda, and addresses, 1920 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 16

Folder 17

Miscellaneous papers of Charles Riborg Mann, Chairman of War Plans Division, 1921 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 17

Folder 18

Miscellaneous papers of Charles Riborg Mann, Chairman of War Plans Division, 1921 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 18

Folder 19

National American Council, 1923 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 19

Folder 20

American National Council, 1923 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 20

Folder 21

National American Council, 1923 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 21

Folder 22

National American Council, 1923 #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 22

Folder 23

"History of Science: An Interpretation," Charles Riborg Mann #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 23

Folder 24

"What Is Industrial Science?," Charles Riborg Mann #01048, Series: "Charles Riborg Mann Papers, circa 1908-1923." Folder 24

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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