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James E. McCune papers

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Identifier: MC-0503

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Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of James E. McCune from approximately 1957 to 1965. Materials include theses, notebooks, papers, research project files, correspondence, and subject files.


  • Creation: circa 1957-1965


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Materials in this collection are open unless they are marked as restricted. Restrictions are noted in the container list.

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Biographical Note

James Elliot McCune, 1932-1997, was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and received his PhD from Cornell University. He came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an associate professor with the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1963 and was promoted to full professor in 1968. He directed the Gas Turbine Laboratory from 1978 to 1979.

McCune specialized in the design of jet turbine engines. He received the Lawrence Sperry Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his work on three-dimensional flow in turbo-machines. While engaged on this project, he established a working relationship with Sir William Hawthorne of Cambridge University.

Professor McCune was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Max Planck Society and a former Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University. He won both Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards during his career at MIT.

MIT News, McCune of aero/astro dies at 65, January 8, 1997


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  • 2021 November 24: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

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