Dana, Homer Jackson
Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
New Holland Library
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
131 containers. (65.5 linear feet of shelf space.) (40,000 items.)
The papers of Homer Jackson Dana include correspondence, reports, drafts, notes, drawings, photographs and recordings relative to his work as a research engineer at Washington State University, to his private engineering practice and to his personal affairs. Papers which emanate from Dana's position with the Washington State University Engineering Experiment Station from 1920 to 1960 constitute the major portion of the collection. These papers document Dana's research, experimentation and inventions in the fields of communications, electricity, facsimile transmission, highways, lie detectors, heating and refrigeration. The papers also contain Dana's personal correspondence, diaries and business records from the time he was a student, ca. 1910-1915, to his retirement years in the 1960s. In addition, the collection includes some records of the Washington State Research Foundation (1937-1960), an organization founded by Dana and others for the patenting and commercial development of inventions of the Washington State University staff.