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Kenneth Carpenter Collection 1974-1975

MS MSS 5


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Carpenter, Kenneth (Kenneth Lyle), 1921-2006
Title: Kenneth Carpenter Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1975
Quantity: 1 Box (0.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Kenneth Carpenter Collection consists of various papers accumulated by Carpenter from 1974 through 1975. Documentation compiled during this period concerns involvement of scientists and others at ASU in efforts by state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and private interests to lobby the federal government for placement of the new National Solar Energy Research Institute (NSERI) in Arizona. The institute had been established by the federal Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The collection is divided into two series.
Identification: MS MSS 5
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Design and the Arts Special Collections
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Kenneth Lyle Carpenter was born to Clair William Carpenter (1898-1969) and Vera L. (Dobbs) Carpenter (1900-1997) in Mt. Morris, Michigan, on August 17, 1921 and spent his childhood in Flint and Saginaw, Michigan. In 1939, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a mechanic crew chief in the 11th pursuit squadron in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands during World War II. After the war ended, he worked as a bush pilot in Alaska before serving two tours of duty as an ordnance officer in the Military Assistance Advising Group in Taiwan (1956-1957) and Iran (1960-1963). He retired from the military at the rank of Major.

After leaving the military, Carpenter began a second career as an academic administrator, serving as a research and grants contract administrator at the University of Texas at El Paso before coming to Arizona State University as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Research Grants and Contracts in about 1972. He was promoted to Assistant Director of Research Grants and Contracts in 1978 and retired from the University in 1984. Kenneth Carpenter died on March 4, 2006. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alma Hogan, and survived by his second wife, Mireille, and sons Bill and Jeff Carpenter.


Scope and Content Note

The Kenneth Carpenter Collection consists of various papers accumulated by Carpenter from 1974 through 1975. Documentation compiled during this period concerns involvement of scientists and others at ASU in efforts by state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and private interests to lobby the federal government for placement of the new National Solar Energy Research Institute (NSERI) in Arizona. The institute had been established by the federal Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The collection is divided into two series.

Series I: National Solar Energy Research Institute Files, focuses on cooperative efforts of various agencies, along with ASU, to demonstrate the advantages of placing NSERI in Arizona. Included within ten folders are committee rosters, meeting agendas and minutes, plans of action, state and federal legislation, reports, news clippings, budgets, ERDA data, and miscellaneous papers.

Series II: Solar Energy at ASU, addresses faculty interest in the subject. There are five folders containing faculty vitae, committees' documents, correspondence, reports, and miscellany.


Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Design and the Arts Special Collections Reading Room at the Design and the Arts Library on the Tempe campus are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: All library reading rooms are currently closed as part of the ASU Library's COVID-19 response. Ask an Archivist is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., for reference assistance regarding collection materials.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Carpenter, Kenneth (Kenneth Lyle), 1921-2006
Fannin, Paul J. (Paul Jones), 1907-2002
Halacy, D. S. (Daniel Stephen), 1919-
Seamans, Robert C.

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona State University
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy

Subject(s)
Solar energy -- Research -- Arizona


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Kenneth Carpenter Collection, MS MSS 5. Arizona State University Library: Design and the Arts Special Collections.

Processing Note

Processed by Paul G. Hubbard in March of 1994; Revised by Harold Housley in June of 2016.


Container List

Series I: National Solar Energy Research Institute Files
BoxFolder
11 Meetings, 1974 December 19-1975 May 15
12 Committees and Task Forces, 1974 December 11-1975 May 23
13 Plans, January 9
14 Federal Legislation, 1974 March 13-October 26
15 Reports, 1974 December 13-1975 March 14
16 Clippings, 1975 January 22-June 12
17 ERDA Budget, 1976
18 ERDA (Dr. Robert Seamans), 1975 January 20
19 Miscellaneous, 1974 October 21-1975 July 11
Series II: Solar Energy at ASU
BoxFolder
110 Faculty Information, 1975
Includes faculty vitas.
111 Committee Meetings and Minutes, 1975 June 15-August 27
112 Correspondence, 1975 March 3-September 18
113 Reports, 1974 January-1975 October
114 Miscellaneous, 1975 January 22-May 23