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Richard L. Fearn Papers

Identifier: Ms Coll. 116

Scope and Content

The Fearn Papers are comprised of material related to a chapter co-written with Wei Shyy for the book, Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight. The papers include research notes in the form of photocopies from a number of sources, a draft of the final chapter, and thirty-seven photographs. The photographs are of research laboratories, demonstrations of equipment, the radar tower and hanger, and groups or single pictures of people. Photocopies of these photographs were made and placed with the collection. The originals were placed in the main photographic subject file collection of the University Archives (Only three of these photographs were used in the chapter).


  • Creation: 2003



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Biographical/Historical Note

Richard L. Fearn was a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering from 1965 until 2003. He began as an assistant professor in 1965, became an associate professor in 1975, a full professor in 1980, and a professor emeritus in 1996. Prior to coming to the University of Florida he was an instructor at Auburn University (1960), and an instructor at Memphis State University (summer of 1962).


0.05 Linear feet (8 folders)

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Research notes, a draft, and photographs for a chapter written for the book Aerospace Engineering Education During the First Century of Flight. Professor Wei Shyy is a co-author of the chapter.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Donated by Richard L. Fearn.

A Guide to the Richard L. Fearn Papers
Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury
May 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America