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The Vector records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-14-150
The Vector was an engineering magazine published quarterly by undergraduates. It began in 1948 and grew rapidly; by the late 1950s, it was considered one of the foremost undergraduate engineering magazines in the country, and ceased publication in December 1969. The records consist solely of the issues of the journal from 1948 to 1969. Although volumes 3-4, 9, 12-14, 16-17 and 21, as well as several individual issues, are missing.

Dates

  • 1948-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical / Historical

The Vector was an engineering magazine published quarterly by undergraduates. It began in 1948 and grew rapidly; by the late 1950s, it was considered one of the foremost undergraduate engineering magazines in the country. Published with the support of the faculty of the School of Engineering, Vector contained mostly articles, news, advertisements and information about engineering at Hopkins. It also carried some articles of general interest and light humor. The journal declined in the late 1960s and finally ceased publication in December 1969.

Scope and Contents

The records of The Vector, a magazine published by engineering undergraduates, consist solely of the issues of the journal from 1948 to 1969. Although volumes 3-4, 9, 12-14, 16-17 and 21, as well as several individual issues, are missing, the record group is complete enough to give an idea of the general evolution of the magazine. The record group is arranged in one series and filed in chronological order.

Arrangement

The record group is arranged in one series and filed in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Issues of Vector were transferred to the Archives by the Special Collections Department of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library as well as by two Alumni: Arthur M. Thomas, B.E. 1954; and Robert J. Walinchus, B.E. 1961, Ph.D. 1967.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 81.38, 81.44, 85.2

Processing Information

Processed by Sean DiGiovanna and Wendell O'Brien.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA