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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

George E. Pankratz Papers, 1932 to 1982

UM-5

Size: 14 linear feet


Provenance: Mrs. Beatrice Pankratz, April 23rd, 1982

Access: Open

Related Collections:  

Processing Note:

Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Marge Schradie, June 23rd, 1982

Historical/Biographical Sketch

George E. Pankratz was born in 1919 in the Lucas County area. He attended Scott High School, received a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Toledo in 1936, and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan in 1950. He joined the UT faculty in 1946 after serving in the US army during World War II.

Mr. Pankratz was a mechanical engineer who taught at UT for 35 years. He was a chairman of the Engineering Graphics Department beginning in 1959. Mr. Pankratz was appointed to full professor in 1971.

He was selected as one of four outstanding teachers at UT in 1967 and in 1980 he was selected by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers as the Outstanding Educator in Ohio. For many years, he was chief marshal and nomenclator at the university’s commencement ceremonies in which he led the academic procession and also called off the names of all graduates.

Mr. Pankratz was adviser and treasurer of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Mu Epsilon honorary societies. He was adviser to the Triangle Engineering Fraternity and the past president of the Ohio Society for Engineering Graphics. In addition, he was a member of the American Society for Engineering Educators and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.


Scope and Content Note

The papers of George Pankratz reflect primarily his professional and educational activities during his service as assistant professor from 1946-1951, associate professor from 1951-1971, and as professor of Engineering from 1971-1981 at the University of Toledo. His files also contain items dating back to 1920 prior to his arrival at UT. The bulk of the materials generated between 1946-1978 with occasional gaps in the series.

The collection is divided into 7 series as follows: “Class Materials”, “Personal”, “College of Engineering”, “University Activities”, “Tau Beta Pi”, “Drawings”, and “Artifacts”. The collection is arranged by the series listed alphabetically therein.


Series List

S1

Class Materials
Consists of course outlines, curriculum planning, class rosters, student drawings, and worksheets. These records offer valuable insight into the faculty teaching techniques of the engineering college.

S2

Personal

 

Contains personal information and activities outside of the University.

S3

College of Engineering

 

Outlines Pankratz involvement in college operations; subjects documented include accreditation, college committees, evaluations policy, and student awards. Also includes correspondence and printed materials depicting his involvement in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.), American Society for Engineering Education (A.S.E.E.), National Society of Professional Engineers (N.S.P.E.), Ohio Association for Engineering Graphics (N.S.P.E.), and Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (O.S.P.E.). And professional publications written himself are lacking in this collection.

S4

University Activities

 

Contained is evidence of Pankratz’s involvement and active participation in university affairs. Also, evidence of his long time service as chief marshal for commencement ceremonies as well as records of involvement in organizations and committees such as the Collective Bargaining Committee, University Club, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Athletic Board of Control.

S5

Tau Beta Phi

 

Included are pledge essays, the constitution, and various publications and correspondence covering the years 1932-1979.

S6

Drawings

 

Consists of reprints and trade literature indicating Pankratz’s interest in planning and programing and illustrative of technical developments in the field of Engineering Graphics. Contains floor plans of University Hall and the Engineering-Science Building as well as several miscellaneous blueprints and classroom drawings.

S7

Artifacts

 

Contains prints that outline both Pankrat’s professional and personal interests.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

 

 

S1. Class Materials

1

1

Book Lists

1

2

Black Worksheets and Handouts

1

3

Class Rosters

1

4

Class Rosters

1

5

Class Rosters

2

1

Class Rosters- Student Lists

2

2

Class Rosters- Roll Books

2

3

Completed Worksheets

2

4

Course Evaluations

2

5

Curriculum and Course Outlines

2

6

Curriculum Planning

2

7

Descr. Geometry

3

1

Drafting Equipment Catalogs

3

2

Exams

3

3

Exams

3

4

Graphics

3

5

Graphics

4

1

Graphics

4

2

Graphics

4

3

Graphics

4

4

Graphics

4

5

Graphics- A.S.A. Drafting Standards

4

6

Graphics- Course Content

4

7

Graphics- Exams

4

8

Graphics- Drawings

5

1

Graphics- Exams

5

2

Graphics- Class Notes

5

3

Graphics 111 Notes

5

4

Graphics 111

5

5

Graphics 111 Notes

5

6

Graphics 112

5

7

Graphics 114

5

8

Graphics 114

5

9

Graphics 114

6

1

Class Notes 121

6

2

Graphics 121

6

3

Class Notes 123

6

4

Class Notes 124

6

5

Class Notes 132

6

6

Math 155

6

7

Graphics Transparencies

7

1

Incompletes

7

2

Lab 5

7

3

Schedules

7

4

Student Drawings

7

5

Textbooks

 

 

S2. Personal

8

1

Certificates Awarded

8

2

Correspondence

8

3

Correspondence

8

4

Music

8

5

Retirement Information

8

6

Speech

8

7

Syllabus or Mss. For Textbook Ch. 0-6

8

8

Vita

 

 

S3 College of Engineering

9

1

0635 Account

9

2

Accreditation

9

3

Accreditation

9

4

Annual Reports

9

5

Books

9

6

Budgets, Finances Etc.

9

7

Certificates

10

1

Dean Candidates

10

2

Correspondence 1938-1941

10

3

Correspondence 1942-1946

10

4

Correspondence 1962-1976

10

5

Dean’s List

10

6

Faculty Evaluation

10

7

General- Vote of Confidence

10

8

In-House Publications

10

9

Library Committee

11

1

Math Study Committee

11

2

Personnel

11

3

Ph.D. Program

11

4

Policy

11

5

Policy

11

6

Purchasing Procedure

11

7

Self-Study

11

8

Student Awards Banquet

11

9

Teaching Learning Committee

11

10

Technical Institute Proposal

11

11

Travel

12

1

American Society of Engineering Ed. Constitution

12

2

A.S.E.E.

12

3

A.S.E.E.

12

4

A.S.E.E.

12

5

A.S.E.E.

12

6

A.S.E.E.

13

1

A.S.E.E.- Effective Teaching

13

2

A.S.E.E.- Graphics (By Laws)

13

3

A.S.E.E.

13

4

A.S.E.E.

14

1

A.S.E.E.- Continued Ed.

14

2

A.S.E.E.

14

3

A.S.E.E.

14

4

American Society for Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.)

14

5

A.S.M.E.

15

1

Institutes

15

2

National Science Foundation (N.S.F.)

15

3

National Society of Professional Engineers (N.S.P.E.)

15

4

Ohio Association of Engineering Graphics

15

5

Organizations

15

6

Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (O.S.P.E.)

15

7

O.S.P.E. Student Chapter (Scrapbook)

16

1

O.S.P.E. Student Chapter

16

2

Publications, Articles, Newsletters, Reprints

16

3

Publications, Articles, Newsletters, Reprints

16

4

Publications, Articles, Newsletters, Reprints

16

5

Trade Literature, Equipment Ads, Brochures

17

1

Trade Literature, Equipment Ads, Brochures

17

2

Trade Literature, Equipment Ads, Brochures

17

3

Toledo Society of Electrical Engineers

 

 

S4. University

18

1

Athletic Board of Control

18

2

Collective Bargaining

18

3

Freshman Orientation

18

4

Golf

18

5

Golf

18

6

Honor’s Day

19

1

Phi Kappa Phi- Certificates

19

2

Phi Kappa Phi- Correspondence, finance, constitution

19

3

Phi Kappa Phi- Programs, Journals

19

4

Residency Committee

19

5

University Club- Constitution

19

6

University Club- Finances

19

7

University Club- Memos, correspondence

 

 

S5. Tau Beta Pi

20

1

Constitution, history

20

2

Convention Minutes

20

3

Correspondence

20

4

Correspondence

20

5

Correspondence

20

6

Correspondence

21

1

Advisory Board- Code of Ethics

21

2

THE BENT- Nov. 1932

21

3

THE BENT- 1954-1967

21

4

THE BENT- 1968-1975

21

5

Council Bulletins

21

6

Finances

21

7

Finances

22

1

Photographs

22

2

Pledge Essays

22

3

Pledge Essays

22

4

Publications, Association of College & Honor Societies

22

5

Publications, reports, petition

 

 

S6. Drawings

23

1

U. Hall Floor Plan; ES Floor Plan

23

2

Blueprints

23

3

Campus Distribution System

23

4

Blueprint

23

5

Extra sets of Graphs and Charts

23

6

Misc. Classroom Drawings

23

7

Graphs and Charts

 

 

S7. Artifacts

24

1

Drafting Machine Scales

24

2

Gavel

24

3

Cartoon

24

4

Graphs and Charts

24

5

Graphs and Charts

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16