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Baumrucker, William


Biographical Note

William Baumrucker, S.B. in architecture, 1929, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a structural designer for airplanes at Curtiss Wright for several years, then turned to the newspaper business. He was chair of a committee established by the American Newspaper Publishing Association to set up a research laboratory to improve printing methods and equipment. The Mechanical Research Laboratory, established with advice from MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering Vannevar Bush, produced many innovative devices and procedures later used in the printing and publishing industry.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Baumrucker papers

 Collection — Box Shared A: [Barcode: 39080036789524]
Identifier: MC-0215
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection of William Baumrucker papers includes correspondence, memoranda, and clippings relating to Baumrucker's efforts to modernize newspaper production. Correspondence with Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Vannevar Bush documents Baumrucker's interest and influence in the American Newspaper Publishing Association Mechanical Research Laboratory's development of photo-typesetting printing technology.

Dates: 1937 - 1955