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D.J. Angus photograph and film collection

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D.J. Angus photograph and film collection RHC-04

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorAngus, D.J. (Donald James), 1887-1966
Title: D.J. Angus photograph and film collection
Dates: 1900-1960
Quantity: 30.0 Linear feet(7 cartons, 56 boxes)
AbstractDonald James Angus was born in Wisconsin and lived most of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana and Grand Haven, Michigan. He was self-educated and worked in the field of electrical engineering, specializing in electrical measuring and recording devices. He became owner of the Esterline-Angus Company of Indianapolis. The collection consists of over 10,000 negatives and prints from ca. 1900-1960s taken at his homes, his business, and during trips throughout the United States and Mexico.
Identification: RHC-04
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Arrangement

Arranged in 5 series: 1) Photo albums, 2) Glass-plate negatives, 3) Film negatives, 4) Movie film, 5) Logbooks.

Collection Description

The D. J. Angus photograph collection consists of over 10,000 negatives and prints from ca. 1900-1960s. They were taken by Angus in his birth place of Wisconsin; his home in Grand Haven, Michigan; his places of work Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lansing, Michigan (Michigan Agricultural College); and on recreational trips throughout the southwest, south, and Mexico.


Biography

Donald James Angus was born in Wisconsin, dropped out of school at 16, and was self-educated through a variety of jobs. He gravitated toward electrical engineering, specializing in electrical measuring and recording devices. He became owner of the Esterline-Angus Company of Indianapolis. His interests included amateur radio and photography. In 1908 Angus was hired to install transformers, switches, metering and recording devices for new alternating current equipment in the electrical engineering laboratory. Later he was called back to instruct the electrical engineering faculty in the use of the alternating current system in the transition from direct current.


Engineering
Esterline-Angus Instrument Company.
Motion picture film
Photographs
Photography--Mexico
Photography--United States

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], D.J. Angus photograph and film collection (RHC-4). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Charles Angus in 1986.


Related Material

The Donald J. Angus Collection in the Department of Special Collections Case Western Reserve University Libraries, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987.


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