William Walther Seifert papers
Scope and Contents
Collection includes contracts, correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and reports documenting Seifert's MIT research projects, including Project TRANSPORT, 1964-1971; studies of the Boston Harbor, 1965-1968, the New England Coastal Zone, 1969-1975, and the Sahel-Sudan region of Africa, 1973-1974; also administrative records describing his role on various MIT committees, including the Administrative Staff Review Committee, the Engineering Council, doctoral committees, and in the organization of the Commodity Transportation and Economic Development Laboratory. Also includes lecture and course materials, speeches and articles, and subject files which describe Seifert's professional activities.
- 1955 - 1975
- Seifert, William A. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
William Walther Seifert, 1920- , Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1941, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; S.M. 1947 and Sc.D. 1951, in electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was associated with the Dynamic Analysis and Control Laboratory (DACL) at MIT, 1945-1957, rising from research assistant to associate director. At DACL he was involved in systems engineering work, primarily for weapons systems. When the DACL disbanded in 1958 he was appointed associate professor of electrical engineering. He was promoted to professor, 1965, and he was assistant dean of the School of Engineering, 1962-1968; and director of Project TRANSPORT, an interdepartmental research program to develop a system of high speed ground transportaion, 1964-1974. The focus of his research shifted during the 1970s from transportation to resource management and utilization, including computer modeling techniques for assisting developing countries.
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- Altshuler, Alan A., 1936-
- Boston Harbor (Mass.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Engineering -- Study and teaching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ford Motor Company
- High speed ground transportation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Joami at al-Bitroul wa-al-Ma oadin
- Mann, Robert W. (Robert Wellesley), 1924-2006
- Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office -- Research
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Engineering Council
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commodity Transportation and Economic Development Laboratory
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering -- Course notes
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dynamic Analysis and Control Laboratory
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sahel-Sudan Project
- Sahel -- Economic conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Saudi Arabia -- Study and teaching (Higher) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Seifert, William A.
- Söderberg, C. Richard (Carl Richard), 1895-1979
- Transportation -- Research. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wilson, Carroll L.
- Seifert, William A. (Person)
- Guide to the Papers of William Walther Seifert
- Staff Use Only
- Deborah Shea
- (Copyright 1986)
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- Processing of this collection was funded by the United States Department of Education, Title II-C.
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