Harley Cohen fonds:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Rachelle Ross
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2013)

Finding aid encoded by Jeanette Mockford (September 2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Title:
Harley Cohen fonds

Dates:
1958-1998

Quantity:
25 cm

Identification:
MSS 400 (A13-92)

English

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Biography of Harley Cohen

Harley Cohen was born in Winnipeg on May 12, 1933. He received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Manitoba in 1956. He obtained an MSC in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1958. Upon completion of his Masters, Cohen worked as Research Engineer with the Boeing Aircraft Company. Between 1960-1963 he worked as a Senior Development Engineer for Honeywell eventually becoming a Senior Scientist. While at Honeywell he obtained a patent for a gyroscope that was used in the first lunar landing in 1969. He was working toward his PHD at this time

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. Cohen completed his PHD in Mechanics & Materials at the University of Minnesota in 1964. He worked briefly at the University of Minnesota before returning to Winnipeg in 1966 to take an Associate Professorship in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He enhanced the mathematics curriculum within the Faculty and was promted to full professor in 1968. He pursued his engineering credentials becoming a P. Eng in the province of Manitoba. Dr. Cohen was named a Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics in Applied Mathematics in 1983. He was the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1984-1989. He was appointed, to a five year term as Dean of Science in the fall of 1989. He retired from teaching in 1998 & is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This fonds consists primarily of biographical information and publications by Dr. Cohen. It also contains unpublished manuscripts and some copies of University publications compiled during his time as Head of Civil Engineering and Dean of Science.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into two series. The first being biographical and personal information and the second is publications.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accesss.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Related Materials

Faculty of Science fonds - Dean's & Associate Dean's Offices Series, UA 47.

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Custodial History

Donated to the Archives by Dr. Cohen in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

[ 1956-1998 ]
BoxFolder
11 Biographies 1979-1998
2 Awards and Honours 1983-1993
3 Copy of the patent for Patent no. 3262327 from the United States Patent Office 1966-1991
4 Degrees 1956-1992
5 Master of Science Thesis 1958
6 PhD Thesis 1964
7 University Publication 1984-1994
8 Unpublished Manuscript of "Theory of Rods" 1998

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PUBLICATIONS 1964-2000
BoxFolder
19 Topics in Applied Mechanics, Volume 1 1978-1987
10 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 2 1964-1984
11 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 3 1968-1987
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21 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 4 1980-993
2 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 5 1964-1986
3 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 6 1988-1993
4 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 7 1988-1992
5 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 8 1993-1997
6 Topics in Applied Mechanics - Volume 9 1996-2000
7 The Theory of Pseudo-rigid Bodies - Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy Volume 33 1988

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