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Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
Science History Institute Archives
Creator:
Shoulders, Kenneth R.
Title:
Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1940-2013
Date [bulk]:
1955-2008
Call Number:
003
Extent:
37.8 Linear Feet (27 Boxes (20 Record Boxes, 2 Film Cans, 1 Half Hollinger Box, 1 Audiocassette Box, 2 Videotape Boxes 2 Oversized Boxes, 4 Map Tubes, 1 Artifacts Box, and 1 Photographs Box) )
Language:
English .
Abstract:
Correspondence, research files, personal files, patent files, papers and presentations, publications, audio-visual materials, electronic storage materials, and photographic materials of American electronics engineer, experimental physicist, and inventor Kenneth R. Shoulders.
Cite as:
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers, 1940-2013, Science History Institute Archives.
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Biography/History

Kenneth R. Shoulders was an American electronics engineer, experimental physicist, and inventor. Born in Texas on March 7, 1927, Shoulders was a 1944 graduate of North Dallas High School in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from high school, he went to work in the electronics industry and gained over ten years of formative research and development experience with a number of electronics firms between the mid 1940s and mid 1950s, including Maganavox Company, Texas Instruments, Incorporated, and Collins Radio Company.

From 1955 to 1958, Shoulders served as a Research Staff Member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he became a noted pioneer in microelectronics. While working at MIT's Computer Components and Systems Laboratory, he studied and tested microfabrication methods for a number of electronics applications, including field-emission amplifiers and magnetic film memories. He also at worked at the university's Lincoln Laboratory, where conducted research on digital computer components and systems. At MIT, he frequently worked with famed electrical engineer and inventor Dudley A. Buck.

In 1958, Shoulders was hired as a Senior Research Engineer by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, where he continued to be a pioneer in microelectronics. During his tenure at SRI (1958-1968), Shoulders conducted research and development work on a number of micro-sized devices, including field-emission active elements, light generators, and the technology required for their fabrication. He also designed and built the first twelve quadrupole mass spectrometers and designed a rapid access ultra-high-vacuum system. In addition to his work in microelectronics, Shoulders also became interested in aerospace engineering at SRI. Under SRI's auspices, he designed two personal air transport systems: the Gyrodyne Convertiplane and Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO), neither of which were brought to fruition.

Shoulders left Stanford Research Institute in 1968 to form Vertitek, Incorporated, with the intention of building experimental aircraft designed by himself. Vertitek proved to be a short-lived venture, but Shoulders maintained a keen interest in experimental aircraft for the rest of his life. Between the 1970s and late 1990s, he continued to design and build innovative aircraft and aircraft components, including the Boomerang Surveillance System and the Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle.

Shoulders became interested in experimental physics research during the mid and late 1970s. He was mainly interested in charge clusters, which he initially called "Electrum Validum" (EV), then later renamed "Exotic Vacuum Objects" (EVO). Believing EVs/EVOs to be a potential source of untapped energy, Shoulders conducted extensive research on this phenomena between the 1980s and 2010s. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he carried out much of his EV/EVO research as Chief Inventor at Jupiter Technologies, a firm owned by Church's Fried Chicken CEO George W. Church, Jr.

Kenneth R. Shoulders was awarded a number of patents over the course of his career. He was the also the author of the self published book, EV, A Tale of Discovery(1987).

Kenneth R. Shoulders passed away on June 7, 2013.

Sources

Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers, Chemical Heritage Foundation Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents

The Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers contain the personal papers of Kenneth R. Shoulders. The collection is arranged into the following thirteen series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Subject Files
  3. Notes and Letters
  4. Patent Files
  5. Notebooks
  6. Manuscripts
  7. Papers, Presentations, and Speeches
  8. Printed Materials
  9. Audio-Visual Materials
  10. Electronic Storage Materials
  11. Oversized
  12. Artifacts
  13. Photographic Materials

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Science History Institute Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Kenton G. Jaehnig

Access Restrictions

The Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers are open to researchers with the exception of the following materials:

In Series X, selected items in Sub-series 2 – CD-ROMs and DVDs are closed to researchers until 2065.

Use Restrictions

The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Acquisition Information

The Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Claire Shoulders in March 2015.

Processing Information

The Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers were processed by Kenton G. Jaehnig in November 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no other known archival collections created by Kenneth R. Shoulders preserved at the date of processing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Archival materials
  • Audiocassettes
  • CD ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Floppy disks
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs
  • Slides (photographic)
  • Videotapes
  • Glass plate negatives
Subject(s)
  • Jupiter Technologies
  • Stanford Research Institute
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Aircraft
  • Electronics
  • Electronics engineers
  • Inventors--United States
  • Microelectronics
  • Physicists--United States
  • Physics
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Scientists--United States

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Collection Inventory

I.  Series I. Correspondence, 1952-2007, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' correspondence files. The series' contents consist mainly of files containing miscellaneous professional and personal correspondence generated by Shoulders between 1952 and 2005. A handful of files containing Shoulders' correspondence with a few of his colleagues are also found in this series. A file of Shoulders' correspondence with the Stanford Research Institute is also preserved here.

The contents of the Correspondence files consist mainly of letters. A small amount of accompanying materials, including, but not limited to, papers, and notes are found in these files as well.

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Thomas Bearden, 1981.

1 1

Wilson Graham, 1981.

1 2

Mark McCord, 1985.

1 3

Bennett Miller – Letter to Robert W. Bass Re: Cold Fusion (Photocopy), 1997-1998.

1 4

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1952-1958.

1 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1959.

1 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1960.

1 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961-1962.

1 8

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1963-1968.

1 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970-1974.

1 10

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1975-1979.

1 11

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980-1989.

1 12

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1990-1996.

1 13

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1997.

1 14

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1998-1999.

1 15

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 2000-2005.

1 16

Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated.

1 17

Lloyd Murphy, 2005, 2007.

1 18

Bruce Pollock, 1999.

1 19

Hal Puthoff, 1992.

1 20

Stanford Research Institute, 1958-1966.

1 21

II.  Series II. Subject Files, 1940-2005, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains files pertaining to Kenneth R. Shoulders' life and career. Files pertaining to various projects Shoulders worked on, including, but not limited to, aircraft and Electrum Validum, make up the largest part of the Subject Files. A noticeable number of files regarding Shoulders' business and legal affairs are also found in this series. A small number of files pertaining to Shoulders' attendance at scientific conferences, involvement with aviation organizations, and a few of his colleagues are preserved in this series. A handful of files regarding the personal affairs of Kenneth R. Shoulders and his wife Claire Shoulders are found here as well.

The contents of the Subject Files consist of a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, legal documents, printed materials (programs, brochures, and decals), blueprints, drawings, drawing reproductions, papers, and notes. Graphs, membership cards, clippings, article reprints, a few fabric samples, and a few business cards are found in these files as well.

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2nd International Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Conference – NEV Cluster Talk – Miscellaneous, 1996-1997.

1 22

5th National Conference on Tube Techniques – Miscellaneous, undated.

1 23

30th International Field Emission Symposium – Questionnaire, 1983.

1 24

Accelerated Frontier, Incorporated – Legal Documents, 1974-1975.

1 25

Actuators – Drawings, 1975.

1 26

Aerial Application Interviews – Miscellaneous, 1968-1969.

1 27

Aircraft – Notecards, 1978, undated.

1 28

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association – Miscellaneous, 1965, undated.

1 29

Arc-Etch Apparatus – Miscellaneous, 1986.

1 30

Barth Foundation Symposium on Biosimulation – Miscellaneous, 1960.

1 31

Benson Gyrocopter – Blueprints, 1954-1957, undated.

1 32

Benson Gyrocopter – Drawing Reproductions, 1955-1960.

1 33

Benson Gyrocopter – Drawings, undated.

1 34

Benson Gyrocopter – Miscellaneous, 1956-1964, undated.

1 35

Billings Energy Corporation – Miscellaneous, 1979.

1 36

Boomerang Surveillance System – Artwork, undated.

1 37

Boomerang Surveillance System – Miscellaneous, 1967-1974, undated.

1 38

Boston Filter Company, Incorporated – Miscellaneous, 1957.

2 1
Bruce's Custom Covers – Miscellaneous, 1982.
General Note

Includes 2 fabric samples.

2 2

Charles Evans & Associates – Electrum Validum Strikes – Miscellaneous, 1996 July 9.

2 3

Charles Evans & Associates – Electrum Validum Strikes – Miscellaneous, 1998 June.

2 4

Charles Evans & Associates – Nickel in Electrum Validum Reactor – Miscellaneous, 2003.

2 5

George W. Church, Jr. – Business Card, undated.

2 6

Crop Duster – Miscellaneous, 1968-1973, undated.

2 7

Datametrics-Dresser Industries, Incorporated – Miscellaneous, 1983.

2 8

Delta Ultra Sense, Incorporated – Miscellaneous, 1983.

2 9

Electrum Validum – Notecards, 1976-1979, undated.

2 10

Electrum Validum Strikes – Graphs, 1996 January 7.

2 11

Electrum Validums in Cold Fusion – Miscellaneous, 2002.

2 12

EV Institute – Participant List, 1999.

2 13

Exciter Performance Ignition Coil – Specifications, undated.

2 14

Experimental Aircraft Association – Miscellaneous, 1963-1968, undated.

2 15

Field Emission Symposium – Miscellaneous, 1958.

2 16

Foot Launched, Prone-Position Cruise, Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicle – Drawing Reproductions, undated.

2 17

Free Piston Gas Generator Engine – Blueprints, 1965-1967, undated.

2 18

Free Piston Gas Generator Engine – Drawings and Drawing Reproductions, 1965, undated.

2 19

Andrew G. Gulko – Miscellaneous, 1982.

2 20

Gyrodyne Convertiplane – Blueprints, undated.

2 21

Gyrodyne Convertiplane – Drawings and Drawing Reproductions, 1963, undated.

2 22

Gyrodyne Convertiplane – Miscellaneous, 1962-1966, undated.

2 23-25

Helichute – Miscellaneous, 2000-2001.

2 26

Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Articles and Reprints, 1966, undated.

2 27

Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Drawings and Drawing Reproductions, undated.

2 28

Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Miscellaneous, 1966-1967, undated.

2 29

Hewlett Packard – Miscellaneous, 1983.

2 30

HJ Ohmmeter/Dielectric Tester – Drawings, undated.

2 31

Bill Lee – Drawing and Drawing Reproductions of Unidentified Apparatus, 1988.

2 32

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Personnel Lists, 1957, undated.

2 33

Micro Applications Research Corporation – MARC Terra I Super Computer – Miscellaneous, 1991.

2 34

Miscellaneous Charts, 1949-1950, undated.

2 35

Lloyd Murphy – Zero Point Energy – Miscellaneous, 2004-2005.

2 36

Pico Pulser – Miscellaneous, 1984-1986, undated.

2 37

Popular Rotorcraft Association – Miscellaneous, 1964-1969, undated.

2 38

Proposed Storage System – Miscellaneous (Photocopies), undated.

2 39

Pulse Generator – Drawing Reproductions, 1983.

2 40

PVO International, Incorporated – Miscellaneous, 1975.

2 41

SEM – Miscellaneous, 1981.

2 42

Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle – Blueprint, 1968.

2 43

Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle – Miscellaneous, 1970-1971, undated.

2 44

Claire Shoulders – Birth Certificate, 1947.

2 45

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, 1968-1969.

2 46

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, 1970-1979.

2 47

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, 1982-1989.

2 48

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, 1992-1999.

2 49

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, 2000-2002.

2 50

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Agreements, undated.

2 51

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Biographical Materials, 1955-1968, undated.

2 52

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Business Cards, undated.

2 53

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Report Cards, 1940-1943.

2 54

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Solo Flight Certificate, 1964.

2 55

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Stationary, undated.

2 56

Kenneth R. Shoulders and Claire Shoulders – Pre-Cana Certificate, 1956.

2 57

System for Fabricating Microelectronic Devices – Drawing Reproduction, undated.

2 58

Thermodyn Corporation – Fluorodyn Caulk – Miscellaneous, 2003.

2 59
Tobler, Ernst, & Trader – Nitex 25 and Nitex 35 Nylon Filter Fabric Samples, undated.
General Note

Includes 2 Nitex fabric samples.

2 60

Two-Stroke Sleeve Valve Engine – Drawing Reproductions, 1996, undated.

2 61

Unidentified Blueprints, undated.

2 62

Unidentified Data Printouts, 1978, undated.

3 1

Unidentified Drawing Reproduction, undated.

3 2

Vacuum Furnace – Drawings, 1982.

3 3

Varian – Miscellaneous, 1983.

3 4

Vertitek Corporation – Logos, undated.

3 5

Vertitek Corporation – Miscellaneous, 1965-1974, undated.

3 6-8

VHF Transmitter and Receiver – Blueprints, 1952-1953, undated.

3 9

Western Joint Computer Conference and Exhibit, 1960.

3 10

III.  Series III. Notes and Letters, 1951-2013, undated.

Series Description

Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by subject, the Notes and Letters series make up the largest portion of the Kenneth R. Shoulders Papers. The materials in this series provide detailed day-by-day documentation of Shoulders' activities between 1951 and 2013. By studying contents of the Notes and Letters, researchers can learn a great deal about how Shoulders' conducted his engineering and scientific work. The contents of the Notes and Letters also reveal much about Shoulders himself. Most of the files in the Notes and Letters series concern Shoulders' work on multiple projects. A few are devoted to his work on specific individual projects, including, but not limited to, Electrum Validum, aircraft, and microelectronics.

The contents of the Notes and Letters files consist mainly of Shoulders' handwritten notes, typed notes, and correspondence. A wide variety of other materials are also found in this series. Noticeable amounts of papers, presentations, drawings, drawing reproductions, and blueprints are preserved in these files. Smaller amounts of manuscripts and miscellaneous printed materials are found in the Notes and Letters as well.

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Notes and Letters, 1951-1953.

3 11

Notes and Letters, 1954-1955.

3 12

Notes and Letters, 1956-1959.

3 13

Notes and Letters, 1960-1964.

3 14

Notes and Letters, 1965.

3 15

Notes and Letters, 1966.

3 16

Notes and Letters, 1967 January-November.

3 17

Notes and Letters, 1967 December.

3 18

Notes and Letters, 1968 January-June.

3 19

Notes and Letters, 1968 July-December.

3 20

Notes and Letters, 1969.

3 21

Notes and Letters, 1970.

3 22

Notes and Letters, 1971.

3 23

Notes and Letters, 1972.

3 24

Notes and Letters, 1973 January-July.

4 1

Notes and Letters, 1973 August-December.

4 2

Notes and Letters, 1974.

4 3

Notes and Letters, 1975.

4 4

Notes and Letters, 1976.

4 5

Notes and Letters, 1977.

4 6

Notes and Letters, 1978 .

4 7

Notes and Letters, 1979.

4 8

Notes and Letters, 1980-1983.

4 9

Notes and Letters, 1984 January-September.

4 10

Notes and Letters, 1984 October-December.

4 11

Notes and Letters, 1985 January-June.

4 12

Notes and Letters, 1985 July-December.

4 13

Notes and Letters, 1986 January-September.

4 14

Notes and Letters, 1986 October-December.

4 15

Notes and Letters, 1987 January-August.

4 16

Notes and Letters, 1987 September-December.

4 17

Notes and Letters, 1988 January-June.

4 18

Notes and Letters, 1988 July-December.

5 1

Notes and Letters, 1989 January.

5 2

Notes and Letters, 1989 February-March.

5 3

Notes and Letters, 1989 April-July.

5 4

Notes and Letters, 1989 August-November.

5 5

Notes and Letters, 1989 December.

5 6

Notes and Letters, 1990 January-May.

5 7

Notes and Letters, 1990 June-December.

5 8

Notes and Letters, 1991 January-June.

5 9

Notes and Letters, 1991 July-December.

5 10

Notes and Letters, 1992 January-June.

5 11

Notes and Letters, 1992 July-December.

5 12

Notes and Letters, 1993.

5 13

Notes and Letters, 1994 January-August.

5 14

Notes and Letters, 1994 September-December.

5 15

Notes and Letters, 1995 January-April.

5 16

Notes and Letters, 1995 May-August.

5 17

Notes and Letters, 1995 September-December.

6 1

Notes and Letters, 1996 January-July.

6 2

Notes and Letters, 1996 August-December.

6 3

Notes and Letters, 1997 January-August.

6 4

Notes and Letters, 1997 September-December.

6 5

Notes and Letters, 1998.

6 6

Notes and Letters, 1999 January-August.

6 7

Notes and Letters, 1999 September-December.

6 8

Notes and Letters, 2000 January-July.

6 9

Notes and Letters, 2000 August-December.

6 10

Notes and Letters, 2001.

6 11

Notes and Letters, 2002 January-October.

6 12

Notes and Letters, 2002 November-December.

6 13

Notes and Letters, 2003 January-July.

6 14

Notes and Letters, 2003 August-December.

6 15

Notes and Letters, 2004 January-July.

6 16

Notes and Letters, 2004 August-December.

6 17

Notes and Letters, 2005 January-June.

6 18

Notes and Letters, 2005 July-December.

6 19

Notes and Letters, 2006 January-June.

6 20

Notes and Letters, 2006 July-December.

6 21

Notes and Letters, 2007 January-June.

7 1

Notes and Letters, 2007 July-December.

7 2

Notes and Letters, 2008 January-June.

7 3

Notes and Letters, 2008 July-December.

7 4

Notes and Letters, 2009.

7 5

Notes and Letters, 2010-2011.

7 6

Notes and Letters, 2012-2013.

7 7

Notes and Letters, undated.

7 8

Notes and Letters – Aircraft, 1987-2002.

7 9-10

Notes and Letters – Building, 1975, undated.

7 11

Notes and Letters – Electronic Machining Techniques, 1958.

7 12

Notes and Letters – Electrum Validum (Photocopies), 1980-1983.

7 13

Notes and Letters – Electrum Validum (Photocopies), 1983-1985.

7 14

Notes and Letters – Electrum Validum Deposition, 1984-1985.

7 15

Notes and Letters – Free Piston Gas Generator Engine – Tech Notes, 1966-1973, undated.

7 16-17

Notes and Letters – Gyroplane, 1960-1961.

7 18

Notes and Letters – Gyroplane, 1962.

7 19

Notes and Letters – Gyroplane, 1963 January-August.

7 20

Notes and Letters – Gyroplane, 1963 October-December.

8 1

Notes and Letters – Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Tech Notes, 1964-1967.

8 2

Notes and Letters – Kiln, 1972-1974, undated.

8 3

Notes and Letters – Microelectronics, 1956-1957.

8 4

Notes and Letters – Microelectronics, 1958-1959.

8 5

Notes and Letters – Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle, 1991-1993.

8 6

Notes and Letters – Stanford Hospital Tech Notes – 3 Way C/O and Accessories, 1971-1973.

8 7

Notes and Letters – Vertitek and Business Notions, 1964-1972.

8 8

IV.  Series IV. Patent Files, 1941-2000, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' patent files. These files concern Shoulders' successful and unsuccessful efforts to patent a few of the inventions conceived by him between the mid 1970s and 2000. The files in this series provide primary documentation of the legal processes through which Shoulders sought to patent his inventions in the United States. They also contain technical information for the inventions represented in this series.

The contents of the Patent Files consist mainly of correspondence, legal documents, and copies of patents. A couple of publications, a few drawing reproductions, and notes are found in this series as well.

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Ed Berkowitz – Production and Exploitation of High Charge Density Phenomena, 1983-1984, undated.

8 9

Ed Berkowitz – Self-Pinched Beam Apparatus, 1981-1982.

8 10

The Electromagnetic Vortex, A Prospectus, 1981, 1984.

8 11

Energy Converter – C.I.P. 4/14/89 – Patent Claims as of June '91, 1989-1991.

8 12

Jupiter Technologies – Patent Specifications, Production and Manipulation of High Charge Density, 1988.

8 13

Miscellaneous Canadian Patents (Photostats), 1955.

8 14

Miscellaneous United States Patents (Copies), 1941-1954.

8 15

Miscellaneous United States Patents (Photocopies), 1988-1993.

8 16

Rotodynamic Vacuum Pump (Photocopies), 1974.

8 17

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV Inventions by K.R. Shoulders, 1985.

8 18

Kenneth R. Shoulders – United States Patents Awarded To (Copies), 1968-1976.

8 19

Kenneth R. Shoulders – United States Patents Awarded To (Photocopies), 1991-1992.

8 20

United States Patent Application #467,380 – Rotating Aircraft and Aircraft Control System, 1974-1976.

8 21

United States Patent Application #590,086 – Rotating Aircraft and Aircraft Control System, 1975-1976.

9 1

United States Patent Application #714,700 – Rotating Aircraft and Aircraft Control System, 1976-1977.

9 2

United States Patent Application – Energy Conversion Using Charge Particles, 1990.

9 3

United States Patent Application – Jupiter-5 Display (Electrum Validum Display), 1987.

9 4

United States Patent Application – Nuclear Reactions Using Charge Clusters, 1996-2000.

9 5-7

V.  Series V. Notebooks, 1940-1993, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' notebooks. Most of the notebooks were created by Shoulders himself and provide limited documentation of his professional, personal, and school activities between 1940 and 1993. This series also contains photocopies of six research notebooks created by famed electrical engineer and inventor Dudley A. Buck, a colleague of Shoulders at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The copies of Buck's notebooks document research he conducted at MIT.

The contents of this series consist mainly of ring notebooks. Eight unbound notebooks (including the photocopies of Dudley A. Buck's notebooks) and four bound notebooks are also found here. A handful of Shoulders' pocket notebooks are preserved in this series as well.

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Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – 12/16/53 to 1/11/55 (Photocopy), undated.

9 8

Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – 1/18/55 to 2/1/56 (Photocopy), undated.

9 9

Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – 3/28/58 to 5/18/59 (Photocopy), undated.

9 10

Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – Computer Components, 1/25/56 to 6/10/58 (Photocopy), undated.

9 11

Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – Computer Components, Hot Flow from Cryotrons, 6/10/58 to 6/12/58 (Photocopy), undated.

9 12

Dudley A. Buck – Computation Book – M.I.T. Computer Lab, 4/15/53 to 12/15/53 (Photocopy), undated.

9 13

Kenneth R. Shoulders – General Science 2C, 1940.

9 14

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Gyro Copter Notebook, July 4, 1961, 1961-1962.

9 15

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Gyroplane Contacts, Started Entries July 24, 1963, 1963-1964.

9 16

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Jupiter Prod., June 76-Nov. 16, 1977; Started Again for Shadow Work, Aug. 5, 1992-, 1977-1993.

9 17

Kenneth R. Shoulders – K. Shoulders, M.I.T., 10-381, 1956, 1956.

9 18

Kenneth R. Shoulders – K.R. Shoulders, Aug. 1971 to, Woodside, California, 1971.

9 19

Kenneth R. Shoulders – K.R. Shoulders, MIT, Room 10-397, Dec. 1955, 1953-1957.

9 20

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Kenneth S., H 4, Geography Workbook, undated.

9 21

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Lab Notebook of Kenneth R. Shoulders, 1953-1954.

10 1

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Miscellaneous Pocket Notebooks, 1958-1980, undated.

10 2

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Notebook of Kenneth R. Shoulders, 1951.

10 3

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Notebook of Kenneth R. Shoulders, Digital Control Systems, Inc., La Jolla, California, 1953.

10 4

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Oct. 22, 1966, 1966-1968.

10 5

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Part 3, Notes for Development of Multiplex Control Systems, 1947.

10 6

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Scratch Paper Notebook on Shadow and C.F., 1992-1993.

10 7

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Unidentified Note Binder, undated.

10 8

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Unidentified Notebook, undated.

10 9

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Unidentified Notebook, undated.

10 10

VI.  Series VI. Manuscripts, 1958-1988, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains manuscripts written by Kenneth R. Shoulders. The materials preserved in this series provide written documentation of research he conducted between the late 1950s and late 1980s. Most of items in this series were later printed or published, some examples of which are preserved in Series IV – Patent Files, Series VII – Papers, Presentations, and Speeches, and Series VIII – Printed Materials.

A large majority of the manuscripts in this series were written by Shoulders during his tenure at Stanford Research Institute, which include those of various SRI publications and proposals. A smaller, but noticeable, number of manuscripts written by Shoulders as part of his independent physics research on Electrum Validum are found in this series, which include, but are not limited to those for his book EV, A Tale of Discovery. Two manuscripts of speeches given by Shoulders at professional conferences are also preserved here.

Typed manuscripts make up a majority of the materials in this series. A noticeable number of printed manuscripts and a few handwritten manuscripts are also found here. A small amount of accompanying materials, including notes and drawing reproductions, are preserved in this series as well.

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A.F. Proposal, 1962 December.

10 11

Application of Electron Beam Machining Techniques to Semiconductors, 1960-1961.

10 12

The Electromagnetic Vortex, A Prospectus, 1981, undated.

10 13

Electronic Micromachining Techniques, 1958.

10 14

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Drawing List, 1987.

10 15

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Edited Illustrations (Photocopies), circa 1987.

10 16

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1986-1987.

10 17-18

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Photo Lists, 1987.

10 19

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Printed Manuscript – Edited, 1987.

10 20

EV, A Tale of Discovery – Printed Manuscript – Original, 1987.

10 21-22

EV Inventions by K.R. Shoulders – Final Draft, 1984-1985.

10 23

EV Inventions by K.R. Shoulders – First Draft, 1984.

10 24

Gyrodyne Convertiplane Proposal, 1965-1966.

11 1

Manufacture of Microdimensional Electron Tubes and Electronic Devices, undated.

11 2

Microelectronics – Draft of Chapter I, circa 1960.

11 3

Microelectronics – Draft of Outline, circa 1960.

11 4

On Microelectronic Components, Interconnection and System Fabrication, 1960.

11 5

Our Talk on Machine Organization – More Noise on Order, undated.

11 6

Patent Specification, Production and Manipulation of High Charge Density, circa 1988.

11 7

PGEC Talk, 1958.

11 8

Proposal for Research in Electronic Microtechniques, undated.

11 9

Proposal for Roadable Convertiplane, 1965.

11 10

Report – Project 9104 – Manufacture of Micro-Miniature Electron Tubes, undated.

11 11

Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Interim Report – Draft 1, 1960.

11 12-13

Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Interim Report – Draft 2, 1960.

11 14-15

Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Interim Report – Draft 3, 1960.

11 16-17

Research in Microminiaturization Using Electronic Machining Techniques, 1958.

11 18

Research on Electron-Activated Microminiaturization, 1959, 1961 .

11 19

Simulation of Neural Networks by Optical-Photographic Methods, undated.

11 20

Surveillance Equipment for Earth Satellite, 1959.

11 21

Surveillance Recording System, 1959.

11 22

Toward Complex Systems – Illustrations, 1964.

11 23

Toward Complex Systems – Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1964.

11 24

Unidentified Manuscripts, 1958, undated.

11 25

Western Joint Computer Conference (WJCC) Talk, 1960.

11 26

VII.  Series VII. Papers, Presentations, and Speeches, 1951-2006, undated.

Series Description

Arranged chronologically by subject, this series contains papers, presentations, and speeches collected by Kenneth R. Shoulders over the course of his career. Most the materials in this series were created by Shoulders himself, but a significant amount of material created by others (including colleagues of Shoulders) are also found here.

The materials preserved in the Papers, Presentations, and Speeches series provide documentation of research conducted by Shoulders over the course of his career. These files also provide a limited amount of information regarding research carried out by others in topics of interest to Shoulders. This series also provides written documentation of Shoulders' outreach activities within the engineering and scientific communities.

Copies of papers, presentations, and speeches by Shoulders make up a majority of the materials in this series. Copies of papers and speeches by other researchers also make up a significant portion of the materials in this series. A handful of original typed papers and speeches by Shoulders are found in this series as well.

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Dennis Cogswell – Papers By, 1964, undated.

11 27

Cold Fusion – Papers (Photocopies), 1993-1998, undated.

11 28

Miscellaneous Papers, 1960-1979.

11 29

Miscellaneous Papers, 1981-2004.

11 30

Miscellaneous Papers, undated.

11 31

H.E. Puthoff – Papers By, 1988-1989.

11 32

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 1951.

11 33

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 1952.

12 1

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 1957-1958.

12 2

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 1960-1964.

12 3

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 1987-1999.

12 4

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, 2000-2006.

12 5

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Papers By, undated.

12 6

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Presentations By, 2002.

12 7

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Presentations By, 2003.

12 8

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Presentations By, 2005.

12 9

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Presentations By, undated.

12 10

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Proposals By, 1951-1993.

12 11

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Speeches By, 1961-1971, undated.

12 12

Special Purpose Tubes – Papers, 1951.

12 13

VIII.  Series VIII. Printed Materials, 1950-2008, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains printed materials collected by Kenneth R. Shoulders over the course of his career. Shoulders wrote, contributed to, or is mentioned in a majority of materials in this series. Of particular interest are the copies of Shoulders' book EV, A Tale of Discovery, the publications he wrote for Jupiter Technologies, and the various printed materials Shoulders wrote for the Stanford Research Institute.

This series also contains a significant amount of materials that have no connection to Kenneth R. Shoulders, but do pertain to topics that were of interest to him. The topics represented by these materials include, but are not limited to, microelectronics, aviation, and cold fusion.

The contents of this series consist mainly of publications, which include, but are not limited to, reports, government documents, conference programs, conference proceedings, proposals, and printed technical papers. Clippings of articles, photocopies of articles, and article reprints are also in the Printed Materials series. A few magazines and journals, including issues of Journal of Applied Physics,  Microminiaturization, and  Research for Industry are also preserved in this series. A handful of books, including two copies of Shoulders'  EV, A Tale of Discovery and two photocopies of books regarding cold fusion are found here as well.

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1st International Conference on Future Energy – Program, 1999.

12 14

Aerospace General Company – Mini-Copter – Brochures, undated.

12 15

Franz L. Alt – Advances in Computers, 1961-1962.

12 16

American Vacuum Society – 13th National Vacuum Symposium – Proceedings, 1966.

12 17

Applied Low Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Brochure and Application, 1968.

12 18

Frank Close – Too Hot to Handle, The Race for Cold Fusion (Photocopy), undated.

12 19

Cold Fusion – Articles (Photocopies), 1989-1992.

12 20

Cold Fusion – Articles (Photocopies), 1993-1996, undated.

12 21

Conference on Navy Laboratory Microelectronics Program – Proceedings, 1961.

12 22

Eastern Joint Computer Conference – Proceedings, 1958.

12 23

Electric Spacecraft Journal, October/November/December Issue, 1995 October 16.

12 24

Gisela Eckhardt – Articles By, 1971-1980, undated.

12 25

Federal Aviation Agency – Basic Helicopter Handbook, 1965.

12 26

Grid, 1958 November.

12 27

Hillier Helicopters – XROE-1 Rotorcycle – Brochure, undated.

13 1

John R. Huizenga – Cold Fusion, The Scientific Fiasco of the Century (Photocopy), 1993.

13 2

International Society for Optical Engineering – Los Angeles Technical Symposium & Exhibit – Program, 1982.

13 3

John Jeavons – How to Grow More Vegetables, 1974-1975.

13 4

Journal of Applied Physics, 1968 June.

13 5

A Journal of Cooperative Living Communities, 1975 May/June.

13 6

Jupiter Technologies – Compendium of Condensed Charge Technology Documentation, 1989.

13 7

Jupiter Technologies – Conceptual Designs for a Flat Panel Visual Display Using EV Technology, 1988.

13 8

Jupiter Technologies – Nine Elementary Experiments in EV Technology – Version 1 (White cover), 1988.

13 9

Jupiter Technologies – Nine Elementary Experiments in EV Technology – Version 2 (Green cover), 1988.

13 10

Jupiter Technologies – Patent Specification, Production and Manipulation of High Charge Density – Copy 1, 1988.

13 11

Jupiter Technologies – Patent Specification, Production and Manipulation of High Charge Density – Copy 2, 1988.

13 12

Jupiter Technologies – Volume I, Technical Proposal: A Flat Panel Display Based on Charge Cluster Technology – Version 1 (White cover), 1989.

13 13

Jupiter Technologies – Volume I, Technical Proposal: A Flat Panel Display Based on Charge Cluster Technology – Version 2 (Green cover), 1989.

13 14

Jupiter Technologies – Volume I, Technical Proposal: A Flat Panel Display Based on Charge Cluster Technology – Version 3 (Blue cover), 1989.

13 15

Jupiter Technologies – Volume II, Management and Cost Proposal: A Flat Panel Display Based on Charge Cluster Technology, 1989.

13 16

Jupiter Technologies, Incorporated and Energy Products Corporation – Condensed Charge Technology (C.C.T.), 1990.

13 17

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – High Speed Computer System Research, Quarterly Progress Report No. 1, 1958 January 31.

13 18

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Lincoln Laboratory Telephone Directory, 1957 August.

13 19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Project Whirlwind, Digital Computer Laboratory, No. 49 First Quarter, 1957 January-March.

13 20

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – RLE Currents, 1988 December.

13 21

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Staff Telephone Directory, 1957 December 20.

13 22

Microminiaturization, 1960 November 25.

13 23

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 1950-1959.

13 24

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 1960-1969.

13 25

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 1970-1975.

13 26

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 1976-1979.

13 27

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 1980-1988.

14 1

Miscellaneous Articles, 1990-1999.

14 2

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), 2004-2008.

14 3

Miscellaneous Articles (Mostly photocopies), undated.

14 4

Miscellaneous Web Printouts, 2004-2007.

14 5

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – 1954 Research Memoranda, 1966.

14 6

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – 1955 Research Memoranda, 1966.

14 7

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – 1956 Research Memoranda, 1966.

14 8

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – Technical Note 4355, 1966.

14 9

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Analytical and Developmental Investigation of Electron Strip Multipliers, Final Report, Phase III, 1967 December.

14 10

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Technical Notes, 1966.

14 11

Naval Research Reviews, 1959 June.

14 12

H.E. Puthoff – Articles By, 1987, 1989.

14 13

Reciprocity (Photocopy), 1981 Spring.

14 14

Ryan Aeronautical Company – Proposal for a Phase I Development Program of the Gyrosail System for the Recovery of Space Vehicles and Booster Rockets, 1965 March 1.

14 15

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Articles About (Mostly photocopies), 1956-1994, undated.

14 16

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Articles By, 1964-1965, undated.

14 17

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Electrum Validum Apparatus – Drawing Reproductions, undated.

14 18

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Version – Copy 1, 1987.

14 19

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Version – Copy 2, 1987.

14 20

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Printed Version – Copy 1, 1987.

14 21

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Printed Version – Copy 2, 1987.

14 22

Kenneth R. Shoulders – EV Inventions by K.R. Shoulders, 1985.

14 23

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Volume I, Technical Proposal: A Flat Panel Display Based on Charge Cluster Technology, undated.

14 24

John G. Siambis – Behavior of Plasmoid Injected Into a Rising Magnetic Field for Initiating Fusion Reactions – Final Report, 1974 May.

15 1

Stanford Research Institute – Application of Electron-Beam Machining Techniques to Semiconductors – Final Report, 1961 April.

15 2

Stanford Research Institute – Application of Electron-Beam Machining Techniques to Semiconductors – Quarterly Status Reports, 1960-1961.

15 3

Stanford Research Institute – Applied Research in Microminiature Field Emission Tubes – Final Report, 1962 September.

15 4

Stanford Research Institute – Proposals for Research, 1958, 1965.

15 5

Stanford Research Institute – Proposals for Research, 1967.

15 6

Stanford Research Institute – Proposals for Research, 1969.

15 7

Stanford Research Institute – Research for Industry, 1960 May-June.

15 8

Stanford Research Institute – Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Interim Scientific Report – Copy 1, 1960 September.

15 9

Stanford Research Institute – Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Interim Scientific Report – Copy 2, 1960 September.

15 10

Stanford Research Institute – Research in Microminiaturization Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Final Report, 1967 December.

15 11

Stanford Research Institute – Research on Electron-Activated Microminiaturization – Quarterly Status Reports, 1961-1964.

15 12

Stanford Research Institute – Research on Novel Image Pick-up and Intensifier Devices for Night Vision – Phase I (U), 1969 January.

15 13

Stanford Research Institute – SR Intercom, 1969 February 26.

15 14

Stanford Research Institute – Technical Papers, 1958-1971.

15 15

United States Army Electronics Command – Applied Research in Thin-Film-Field-Emission Tubes – Final Report, 1968 March.

15 16

United States Army Electronics Command – High-Information-Density Storage Surfaces – 16th Quarterly Report, 1969 July.

15 17

United States Army Electronics Command – High-Information-Density Storage Surfaces – Final Report, 1970 June.

15 18

United States Army Transportation Research Command – Flexible Wing Individual Drop Glider (Photostat), 1963, 1966.

15 19

United States Department of Agriculture – Soil Survey, San Mateo Area, California, 1961.

15 20

United States Department of Commerce – Climate of California, 1970.

15 21

Sam Urshan – Homebuilt Helicopters – Publications, 1957, undated.

15 22

Zeropoint – The Zeropoint "Ultimate" Hybrid – Publication, 2004.

15 23

IX.  Series IX. Audio-Visual Materials, 1956-2001, undated.

Series Description

This series contains audio-visual materials collected by Kenneth R. Shoulders. The contents of the Audio-Visual Materials are arranged into the following three sub-series:

  1. Motion Picture Films
  2. Audio Recordings
  3. Videotapes

Sub-series 1. Motion Picture Films, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged by alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains two 16 mm motion picture films: 3D-3Ø Containment and  Part. Containment.

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16 mm Motion Picture Film – 3D-3Ø Containment, undated.

16A

16 mm Motion Picture Film – Part. Containment, undated.

16B

Sub-series 2. Audio Recordings, 1956-1993, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by format and title, this sub-series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' audio recordings. Nine audiocassette tapes, including those of conversations between Shoulders and a few of his colleagues are preserved here. Two dictation disks of Shoulders' correspondence are found in this sub-series as well.

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Audiocassette Tape – Caribbean 1/91, 1991 January.

16C 1

Audiocassette Tape – Daily Notes, Daynote (1), undated.

16C 2

Audiocassette Tape – Holihan 6/21/90, 1990 June 21.

16C 3

Audiocassette Tape – Nigel, 1991-1993.

16C 4

Audiocassette Tape – Nigel, 1992.

16C 5

Audiocassette Tape – Orig. Video Tape #1, undated.

16C 6

Audiocassette Tape – Phone Calls Sept.-Dec. 1991, 1991.

16C 7

Audiocassette Tape – Toersley, Holihan, Knopp, April 22, 25, 29 to 30 – Full Tape, undated.

16C 8

Audiocassette Tape – TV Notes #3, undated.

16C 9

Dictation Disk – Frenchtown Porcelain Company, Advanced Vacuum, & Giannini, undated.

16D 1

Dictation Disk – Superregen R.F. Amp., 1956 March 18.

16D 2

Sub-series 3. Videotapes, 1994-2001, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by title, this sub-series contains ten VHS videotapes belonging to Kenneth R. Shoulders. The video footage recorded on the tapes includes but is not limited to, presentations given by Shoulders, interviews of Shoulders and a couple of his colleagues, Shoulders' property, and members of the Shoulders Family.

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VHS Videotape – #1 6/25/99 – Ken Shoulders Presentation S.F.; #2 6/25/99 – Ken Shoulders Visits, 1999 June 25.

16E 1

VHS Videotape – 1025 Freestone from 4/11/94 to 7/15/94, 1994.

16E 2

VHS Videotape – 1025 Freestone #2, 7/16/94, 1994 July 16.

16E 3

VHS Videotape – Family '94, '95, '97, 1995-1997.

16E 4

VHS Videotape – Hal Fox & Ken Shoulders – Original – 4 Hrs – 6/27/97, 1997 June 27.

16E 5

VHS Videotape – Integrity Research Institute Conference on Future Energy – Ken Shoulders, Somerset Power Corp. – "Charge Clusters in Action" – Copy 1, 1999 April 29.

16E 6

VHS Videotape – Integrity Research Institute Conference on Future Energy – Ken Shoulders, Somerset Power Corp. – "Charge Clusters in Action" – Copy 2, 1999 April 29.

16E 7

VHS Videotape – Ken Shoulders – Linda Talk, 1997 July.

16E 8

VHS Videotape – Lab Tape #1 – VHS Portable Recorder, undated.

16E 9
VHS Videotape – Larry Brill on 8803 Fairway Hills Dr., 1994.
General Note

Includes accompanying letter.

16E 10

VHS Videotape – Oct. 11 Video, undated .

16E 11

VHS Videotape – Robust Physical Domain/Subtle Energies – William Tiller – Tape #2, 1997.

16E 12

VHS Videotape – SNL – May 20 – Austin?, undated.

16E 13
VHS Videotape – Technical – May '94 thru-, 1994-2001.
General Note

Includes accompanying note.

16E 14

VHS Videotape – Technical Feb. '95 - #2 Color, 1995.

16F 1

VHS Videotape – Unidentified Videotape, undated.

16F 2

X.  Series X. Electronic Storage Materials, 1980-2008, undated.

Series Description

This series contains electronic storage materials collected by Kenneth R. Shoulders. The contents of the Electronic Storage Materials are arranged into the following three sub-series:

  1. Floppy Disks
  2. CD-ROMs and DVDs
  3. Mini Data Cartridges

Sub-series 1. Floppy Disks, 1980-1999, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by format and title, this sub-series consists of Kenneth R. Shoulders' computer floppy disks. It is presumed that most of the disks in this sub-series contain electronic documents saved from Shoulders' computer/computers regarding his research, which include, but are not limited to, notes, correspondence, and drawings. A few disks containing software used by Shoulders on his computers are also found here.

5.25 inch floppy disks make up a large majority of the items found in this sub-series. Eleven 3.5 inch floppy disks and one Zip Disk are also preserved in this sub-series. A handful of accompanying printed directories are found in this sub-series as well.

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3.5 Inch Floppy Disk – From Conrad: Graphic Filters for Word to ACAD.DXF, undated.

17 1

3.5 Inch Floppy Disk – Patent Application filed 9/11/97 – "Nuclear Reactions Using Charge Clusters", 1997.

17 2

3.5 Inch Floppy Disk – Summa Sketch II, Drivers/Utilities, 1991.

17 3

3.5 Inch Floppy Disk – Unidentified Floppy Disk, 1999 May 26.

17 4
3.5 Inch Floppy Disks – 7 Diskettes from Surface Sci. Lab on 8/6/96 – Tif. Files of 7 Micrographics on Dash Palladium Foil of Nickel Film on Aluminum Trioxide, 1996.
General Note

Contains 7 floppy disks.

17 5

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – ½ Megabyte Files Root Dir (Excess), undated.

17 6

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Autocad Files: Deflect.dwg; Displpat.dwg; Dispprop.dwg, undated.

17 7

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Com Lynx – Graphic and Text Drivers, undated.

17 8

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Daynote1.Doc, undated.

17 9

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – ENRGTCR; INNE.doc; EVOVER; EVNUKE; EVbrief, undated.

17 10

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – EV Book – 11 Files – Autocad252.dwgfiles, undated.

17 11

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Hewlett Packard – HP48SX Demo for IBM-compatible PCS, 1990.

17 12

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Ken #2, undated.

17 13
5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – KRS Vol. 3 – Start 12/5/88, 1984-1988.
General Note

Includes accompanying directory.

17 14

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Ontrack Computer Systems, Incorporated – Disk Manager; Disk Manager Diagnostics, circa 1987.

17 15

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Tank Backup #1, undated.

17 16

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – ThinkTank Version 2.0 – Program Disk – IBM PC, 1983.

17 17
5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Tunscan, Etc., 1980-1984.
General Note

Includes accompanying directory.

17 18

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Unidentified Floppy Disk, undated.

17 19

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Vol. RT Dir. – 8/93, 1993.

17 20

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Volume Book.LT – LC Guide, Display, undated.

17 21

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Volume Copy WS 12 – (All WS 2000 subdir. thru 12/87 except book), undated.

17 22

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Wordplus Backup #1, undated.

17 23

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – WS 2000\KS #1, undated.

17 24

5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – XTREE, undated.

17 25
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Autocad Backup #1-4, undated.
General Note

Contains 4 floppy disks.

17 26
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Backup #1-11 – 5/29/87, 1987.
General Note

Contains 11 floppy disks.

17 27
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Backup #3-4 – 20 March 85, 1980-1986.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 2 accompanying directories.

17 28
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Book 1-2, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

17 29
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Convert 1-11, undated.
General Note

Contains 11 floppy disks.

17 30
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Floppy 1-3 – Backups, 1980-1986.
General Note

Contains 3 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 2 accompanying directories.

17 31
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Jupiter Book, 1987.
General Note

Contains 5 floppy disks.

17 32
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Ken Shoulders Backup 1-3, 1984-1985.
General Note

Contains 3 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 3 accompanying directories.

17 33
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – KRS Copy #3-6, 1989-1993.
General Note

Contains 4 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 4 accompanying directories.

17 34
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – KS Braker, 1986, undated.
General Note

Contains 4 floppy disks.

17 35
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Norton Adv. 4.5, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

17 36
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Root Directory Backup 1-2, 1980-1986.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 2 accompanying directories.

17 37
5.25 Inch Floppy Disks – Wordstar 2000 Backups 1-3, undated.
General Note

Contains 3 floppy disks.

17 38
5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – WS2000 – Copy 10-87 – #1-2, 1988.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 2 accompanying directories.

17 39
5.25 Inch Floppy Disk – Xfer 1-1A – Nine Experiments, 1988-1989.
General Note

Contains 2 floppy disks.

General Note

Includes 4 accompanying directories.

17 40

Zip Disk – From Hawkins, upgrade package for system graphics/sound/input, undated.

17 41

Sub-series 2. CD-ROMs and DVDs, 1997-2008.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by format and by title, this sub-series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' CD-ROMs and DVDS. Its contents consist of eight CD-ROMs and four DVDs.

The CD ROMs contain electronic documents saved from Shoulders' computer/computers regarding his research on aircraft and Electrum Validum, which include, but are not limited to, notes, correspondence, drawings, publications, papers, PowerPoint presentations, and digital photographs.

The DVDs contain an HP Vista backup of a computer belonging to Kenneth R. Shoulders' wife Claire Shoulders. Audio recordings of music saved by Claire Shoulders are found on these DVDs. Digital photographs, which include images of the Shoulders Family and other miscellaneous subjects are found on these DVDs as well.

Restrictions

Selected items in this sub-series are closed to researchers until 2065.

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CD-ROM – C. Evans Assoc. – Nickel in EV Reactor #3-4 – SEM EDX - 4/25/03, 2003.

17 42

CD-ROM – KRS 1 (Faulty), 1997-1998.

17 43
CD-ROM – KRS_Files_to_1_1_00, 2000.
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2065.

17 44

CD-ROM – KRS Files to 6/30/99, 1999.

17 45
CD-ROM – KRS Files to 12/1/99, 1999.
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2065.

17 46
CD-ROM – KS Files for 2002 Less Publisher Files, 2003.
Restrictions

This item is closed to researchers until 2065.

17 47

CD-ROM – KS Pub 2002 Less Inst. & Apparatus (Corrupted), 2003.

17 48

CD-ROM – KS to 3/3/99 – Charge Clusters in Action 3/3/99, 1999.

17 49

DVD – HP Vista 5/31/2008 – Disc 1, 2008.

17 50

DVD – HP Vista 5/31/2008 – Disc 2, 2008.

17 51

DVD – HP Vista 5/31/2008 – Disc 3, 2008.

17 52

DVD – HP Vista 5/31/2008 – Disc 4, 2008.

17 53

Sub-series 3. Mini Data Cartridges, 1989-1993.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by title, this sub-series consists of three computer mini data cartridges, which contain electronic documents saved from Kenneth R. Shoulders' computer/computers. It is presumed that the documents saved on the data cartridges in this sub-series pertain to Shoulders' research, which could include, but not be limited to, notes, correspondence, and drawings. An accompanying printed directory to one of the data cartridges is found in this sub-series as well.

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Backup of C: 6/23/93, 1993.

17 54

BAK 8-7-93 (Pos. Corrupt Files), 1993.

17 55
BAK2 – Aug. 9 Backup, 1989-1993.
General

Includes accompanying directory.

17 56

XI.  Series XI. Oversized, 1944-1975, undated.

Series Description

This series contains miscellaneous oversized items belonging to Kenneth R. Shoulders. The contents of Box 18 are arranged alphabetically by subject. Boxes 19 thru 22 contain one item each and are arranged alphabetically by subject.

The series' contents consist of a variety of materials. Five sets of drawings, including, but not limited to those of the Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit and quadrupole mass spectrometer are found in this series. Two sets of blueprints, specifically of the Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit and the rotodynamic vacuum pump are also in the Oversized series. Photocopies of miscellaneous journal articles, Shoulders' high school diploma, and a caricature drawing of Shoulders are found in this series as well.

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Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Blueprints, undated.
General Note

Contains 5 blueprints.

18 1
Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Drawings, undated.
General Note

Contains 12 drawings.

18 2

Miscellaneous Articles (Photocopies), undated.

18 3

North Dallas High School – Diploma, 1944.

18 4

Kenneth R. Shoulders – Artwork – Caricature, undated.

18 5
Vertitek Corporation – .3 Horsepower Silent Engine – Drawings, 1970.
General Note

Contains 7 drawings.

18 6
Boomerang Surveillance System – Rolled Drawings, 1973, 1975.
General Note

Contains 4 drawings.

19
Double Ended Turbopump – Rolled Drawings, 1972.
General Note

Contains 41 drawings.

20
Rotodynamic Vacuum Pump – Rolled Blueprints, 1973.
General Note
21
Stanford Research Institute – Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer – Rolled Drawings, 1960-1961, undated.
General Note

Contains 9 drawings.

22

XII.  Series XII. Artifacts, undated.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this series contains artifacts retained by Kenneth R. Shoulders. Its contents consist of a set of ceramic aircraft engine parts and a small box of unidentified samples, which are possibly from Shoulders' Electrum Validum experiments.

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Ceramic Aircraft Engine Parts, undated.

23 1

Unidentified Samples (Possibly from Shoulders' Electrum Validum experiments), undated.

23 2

XIII.  Series XIII. Photographic Materials, 1955-2009, undated.

Series Description

This series contains photographic materials, which mainly document research and engineering work conducted by Kenneth R. Shoulders. To a much lesser extent, Shoulders' life and career are also documented in these materials. The contents of the Photographic Materials are arranged into the following seven sub-series:

  1. Photographs
  2. Negatives
  3. Slides and Transparencies
  4. Photo Albums
  5. Oversized Photographic Materials

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

Sub-series 1. Photographs, 1957-2009, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series consists of Kenneth R. Shoulders' photographs. A majority of the images in this sub-series concern his research on Electrum Validum. A significant number of images regarding Shoulders' research and engineering work on aircraft and microelectronics are also found in this sub-series. A few images of Shoulders himself, members of his family, and other miscellaneous subjects are preserved in this sub-series as well.

Photographs of various sizes make up the bulk of the materials in this sub-series. A handful of photo reproductions of various types are also found in this series. A few files pertaining to Shoulders' Electrum Validum research contain samples (mostly metal, but also a few epoxy and glass samples). A small amount of accompanying materials, including correspondence, notes, drawing reproductions, and graphs are found here as well.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box folder
0.15 Cubic Inch Diesel Engine, undated.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images.

24 1
#2 Spectrometer and Spectrum, undated.
General Note

Contains 15 black and white images.

24 2
5 Inch Long Exotic Vacuum Objects Run, 2009.
General Note

Contains 6 color images and 3 color photocopies.

24 3
5 Minute Epoxy and Silicon Carbide on Aluminum, 1998-1999.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

24 4
5 Minute Epoxy, Boron Carbide, Induction Coil in Air, 1998 January 1.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

24 5
10 KV, 10 PFTEXT., Hydrogen Gas on Stainless Steel, 1997 December 5.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal sample.

24 6
28th International Field Emission Symposium, 1981.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

24 7
50 Horsepower Counter Rotating Propeller Drive, 2001.
General Note

Contains 1 color image and 1 color photocopy.

24 8
50 Horsepower Hirth Counter Rotating Propeller Drive and Frangible Blades, 2001 December 17.
General Note

Contains 16 color images.

24 9
90 Horsepower Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Rocket on Rollerblade, undated.
General Note

Contains 17 black and white images.

24 10
90% Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Liquid Rocket and Rotor Blade, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

24 11
1997 Photos, 1997.
General Note

Contains 5 color images.

24 12
Airtable and Lab View, Water Pulse Generator, and Vortex Flow Parts and Molds, 2000 April 11.
General Note

Contains 27 color images.

24 13
Alumina Etching, 1996 July 3.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

24 14
Aluminum and CR. Witness Plates with Substructure, 1981 December 27.
General Note

Contains 17 black and white images.

24 15
Aluminum Oxide Hole Boring and Induction Coil Tunneling, 1997.
General Note

Contains 13 black and white images.

General Note

Includes epoxy and metal samples.

24 16
Application of Electron-Beam Machining Techniques to Semiconductors – Illustrations, 1961.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images and 9 drawing reproductions.

24 17
Arc-Etch Apparatus, 1986.
General Note

Contains 2 color images.

24 18
Bead Chain Prints, undated.
General Note

Contains 12 black and white images.

24 19
Bead Chains, undated.
General Note

Contains 25 black and white images.

24 20
Beam Formed Apertures, 1978, undated.
General Note

Contains 36 black and white images.

24 21
Beam Formed Emitters, 1979.
General Note

Contains 35 black and white images.

24 22
Beam Formed Structures, 1979.
General Note

Contains 12 black and white images.

24 23
Benson Gyrocopter, 1957, 1963, undated.
General Note

Contains 34 black and white images.

24 24
Ceramic Engine Parts, undated.
General Note

Contains 1 color photo reproduction.

24 25
Channel to Cover Optical Photos, 1986 November 12.
General Note

Contains 4 color images and 6 black and white images.

24 26
Channels in Aluminum Oxide Cut by Electrum Validum, 1986 October 10.
General Note

Contains 12 black and white images.

24 27
Channels of Aluminum Oxide, 1986 October 9.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

24 28
Charge Clusters in Action – Photo Illustrations, 2004.
General Note

Contains 5 color images and 1 black and white image.

24 29
Charles Evans & Associates – Electrum Validum Strikes, 1996 July 9.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white images.

24 30
Charles Evans & Associates – Electrum Validum Strikes, 1998 June.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images and 2 color images.

24 31
Kaye Church, 1981.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

24 32
Clicker, Diggler, White Lightning, and Deflection Switch, 2001 July 29.
General Note

Contains 23 color images.

24 33
Color Photos of Lab Apparatus, Storage Element, and Multiplier Stuff, undated.
General Note

Contains 8 color images.

24 34
Copper (II) Oxide on Copper, 1997 December 22.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal sample.

24 35
Copper (II) Oxide on Copper, 1998.
General Note

Contains 16 color images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

24 36
Copper Grids with Silicon, CR. – Shot with Electrum Validum Gun over .001 Titanium – SEM of Carbon Target, 1983 May 2.
General Note

Contains 9 black and white images.

24 37
CR. Anode, Mercury Cathode Faint Circle, 1981 December 31.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

24 38
CR. Substrate, Micro West, 1982 January 8.
General Note

Contains 5 black and white images.

24 39
CR. Target, 10 KV, Minitrode, 1982 September 29.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

24 40
Cyclic-Collective Pitch Test Rig, 1996 December 9.
General Note

Contains 11 color images.

24 41
John Dash – Pd., 1996 May 24.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images.

24 42
John Dash – Pd., 1996 May 26.
General Note

Contains 9 black and white images.

24 43
John Dash – Pd. and Tesla, 1996 June 21.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

24 44
John Dash – Pd. with Tesla Strikes in Air, 1996 May 31.
General Note

Contains 5 black and white images.

24 45
Early Micromachining Micrographs, undated.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

24 46
Electric Spacecraft Journal – Cover Photo – October/November/December Issue , 1995 October 16.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

24 47
Electron Multiplier and Apparatus, undated.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

24 48
Electron Optical System and Construction Apparatus, undated.
General Note

Contains 28 black and white images.

24 49
Electron Runs, 1973.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

24 50
Electrum Validum Apparatus and Workshop, undated.
General Note

Contains 33 black and white images.

24 51
Electrum Validum Borings, 1989 October 21.
General Note

Contains 16 black and white images.

24 52
Electrum Validum Borings Through Alumina Plates, 1989 October 22.
General Note

Contains 10 black and white images.

24 53
Electrum Validum Borings Through Separated Alumina Plates, 1989 September 25.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

24 54
Electrum Validum – Electronic Instrument Displays, 1990.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

24 55
Electrum Validum Generator, 2002.
General Note

Contains 2 color images.

24 56
Electrum Validum-Solid Interaction, 1998.
General Note

Contains 15 black and white images; 2 color images; and 2 black and white photocopies.

24 57
Electrum Validum Strikes, 1995.
General Note

Contains 51 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

24 58
Electrum Validum Tracks in Aluminum Oxide, 1986.
General Note

Contains 9 black and white images.

24 59
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapters 1-3, undated.
General Note

Contains 40 black and white images.

24 60
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapter 4, undated.
General Note

Contains 58 black and white images.

24 61
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapter 5, undated.
General Note

Contains 24 black and white images.

24 62
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Miscellaneous Book Illustration Photos, 1986, undated.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images and 2 color images.

24 63
Evaporated Copper on Glass, 1998 January 9.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

General Note

Includes glass/metal sample.

24 64
Evaporators, Furnace, and Monitors (Ion Gauge), undated.
General Note

Contains 10 black and white images.

24 65
Exotic Vacuum Object Trap, 2004.
General Note

Contains 3 color images.

24 66
Exotic Vacuum Objects – Web Montage, 2005.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

24 67
Field Emission Devices and Exploration Apparatus, undated.
General Note

Contains 5 black and white images.

24 68
Field Emitters, 1979.
General Note

Contains 10 black and white images.

24 69
Film Field Emitter Micrograph – Ceramic Samples, 1984.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images.

24 70
Flightsail Mark I Glider, 1962.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

25 1
Free Piston Gas Generator Engine, 1967, undated.
General Note

Contains 22 black and white images.

25 2
Gordon Research Conference, 1984.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

25 3
Great Side Aluminum & Silicon Carbide Shots and Surfaces of Aluminum & Silicon Carbide, 1998 July 28.
General Note

Contains 14 color images.

25 4
Martin Gundersen and Grinder, 1997 February 12.
General Note

Contains 24 color images.

25 5
Gyrodyne Convertiplane, undated.
General Note

Contains 65 black and white images.

25 6
Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO), 1967, undated.
General Note

Contains 23 black and white images.

25 7
High Pressure Electrum Validums on Film and Solid Substrates, 1984 August 2.
General Note

Contains 13 black and white images.

25 8
High Vacuum and Ultra High Vacuum Unit, 1959, undated.
General Note

Contains 14 black and white images and 4 8 x 10 color images.

25 9
House Shots, Road Panoramic, Lab Shots, 1996 Summer.
General Note

Contains 11 color images.

25 10
Hydraulic Whirl Rig and Ceramic Engine Parts, 2001 March 26.
General Note

Contains 11 color images.

25 11
Induction Coil Boring of Aluminum Oxide, 1997.
General Note

Contains 19 black and white images.

General Note

Includes epoxy and metal samples.

25 12
Induction Coil Strikes on Silicon Through Silicon Carbide and Epoxy, 1998.
General Note

Contains 5 black and white images.

General Note

Includes epoxy and metal samples.

25 13
Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer, 2003.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

25 14
Iron (II, III) Oxide on Iron, 1998 January 19.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

25 15
Iron (II, III) Oxide on Iron – Broken Edge Grind, 1998.
General Note

Contains 12 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 16
Lead (II) Oxide, Boron Trioxide, Copper (II) Oxide on Stainless Steel, 1998 February.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 17
Lead (II) Oxide, Boron Trioxide Glass on .005 Aluminum, Induction Strikes, 1998 January 9.
General Note

Contains 6 color images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 18
Lead (II) Oxide, Boron Trioxide, Nickel, 1998 January 3.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 19
Lead (II) Oxide and Graphite in B28 and MPDA, 1998 January 2.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 20
Lost Electrons, 1996 February 26.
General Note

Contains 12 color images.

25 21
Mark McCord – Photos of Electron Beam Impacts, 1985.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white photographs.

25 22
McKubre, Case Catalyst, 2002 August 2.
General Note

Contains 5 black and white images.

25 23
Mercury Cathode, CR. Plate, 1982 February 5.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

25 24
Mercury Cathode, Titanium Anode, 1981 December 25.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

25 25
Micro Machining Photographs, 1965, undated.
General Note

Contains 40 black and white images.

25 26
Miscellaneous Unidentified Photographs, 1973, undated.
General Note

Contains 32 black and white images and 5 color images.

25 27
MM Wave Stand, 2000 May 31.
General Note

Contains 2 color images.

25 28
Model Airplane – Wiley's Latest Effort, 1958.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

25 29
Moffett Family, 1974.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

25 30
Nitric Oxide, Nickel, 1997 December 24.
General Note

Contains 11 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 31
Old #1 Spectrometer and Spectrum, undated.
General Note

Contains 19 black and white images.

25 32
On Microelectronic Components, Interconnections, and Fabrications – Illustrations, 1960.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

25 33
Pd. on Aluminum Oxide, 2002 July 31.
General Note

Contains 14 black and white images.

25 34
PF Electrum Validum Strike on .040 with Rode, 1999 January 21.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal samples.

25 35
Plasma Focus II, 1999 February 10.
General Note

Contains 14 color images.

25 36
Plasma Focus Electrum Validum Generator, 1998 December 14.
General Note

Contains 5 color images.

25 37
Pro Design Compact 35 at Freestone, 1997 September.
General Note

Contains 1 color image.

25 38
Processing Chamber and Field Emission Tetrode, undated.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white images.

25 39
Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Illustrations, 1960.
General Note

Contains 94 8 x 10 black and white images.

25 40-41
Rotodynamic Vacuum Pump, undated.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

25 42
Sam's Place in S.R. from 1994 Search, 1994 September 14.
General Note

Contains 11 color images.

25 43
Scanner, Silicon Carbide & Copper Monosulfide on Aluminum, and Side View of Strikes, 1998 July 27.
General Note

Contains 22 color images.

25 44
SEM Gun and Molds, 2002 June 26.
General Note

Contains 23 color images.

25 45
SEM on Anode Foil, 1981.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image.

25 46
SEM on Ring-Like Electrum Validums, 1981 December 17.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

25 47
SEM on Sapphire and Alumina, 1981 June 15.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

25 48
SEM Photos – Pd. of Nickel – Done at Surface, 1996 March 6.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images.

25 49
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle, 1968, undated.
General Note

Contains 39 black and white images and 2 color images.

25 50
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle and Workshop, 1968 October.
General Note

Contains 18 black and white images.

25 51
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2, 1993 April.
General Note

Contains 10 color images.

25 52
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 and House, 1992.
General Note

Contains 17 color images.

25 53
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 – Blade Testing, undated.
General Note

Contains 12 color images.

25 54
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 – Saucer and Vents, 1992 December 31.
General Note

Contains 3 color images.

25 55
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2-3, Valve Motor, and House, 1993 April 2.
General Note

Contains 13 color images.

25 56
Kenneth R. Shoulders at 2nd International Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Conference, 1996.
General Note

Contains 6 color images.

25 57
Kenneth R. Shoulders – Miscellaneous, 1997, 2008, undated.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white image, 1 color image, and 1 color photocopy.

25 58
Kenneth R. Shoulders Shop, 1994 November 15.
General Note

Contains 11 color images.

25 59
Kenneth R. Shoulders with Truck Trailers, undated.
General Note

Contains 8 color images.

25 60
Steven Shoulders, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

25 61
Shoulders Family, 1999, 2001, undated.
General Note

Contains 4 color images and 1 black and white photocopy.

25 62
Silicon Carbide Side View of Strikes and Silicon Carbide & Copper Monosulfide Surfaces, 1998 July 28.
General Note

Contains 27 color images.

25 63
SIMS Analysis, 1998 April.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

General Note

Includes metal and glass samples.

25 64
Sonar System, 1968.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white images.

25 65
Spark Guns, 1999 September 25.
General Note

Contains 31 color images.

25 66
Spyder Unmanned Aircraft, undated.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

25 67
Stringham – Pd., 1996 June 25.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

25 68
Substrate Heaters, undated.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images.

25 69
Titanium Diodes and Hydrogen Triodes, 1982.
General Note

Contains 14 black and white images.

25 70
Tobler, Ernst, & Trader – Nitex 25 and Nitex 35 Nylon Filter Fabrics, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white images.

25 71
Tom, 1994 June 17.
General Note

Contains 4 color images.

25 72
Toward Complex Systems – Illustrations, 1964.
General Note

Contains 41 black and white images.

25 73
Trip to PAO, 1996 May.
General Note

Contains 6 color images.

26 1
Ultrasonic Pd. and 2 Rotor Contrarotating Engine, Pneumatically Controlled, 1996 December 11.
General Note

Contains 28 color images.

26 2
Unidentified Aircraft Engine, 1968.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white images.

26 3
Unidentified Aircraft Engine Parts, 1970 August.
General Note

Contains 3 color images.

26 4
Unidentified Apparatus, Lab and Workshop, and Oshkosh Air Show, undated.
General Note

Contains 36 color images.

26 5
Unidentified Conference, 2003.
General Note

Contains 2 color images.

26 6
Vacuum System Bake Out Furnace, 1958.
General Note

Contains 21 black and white images.

26 7
Vortex Photos, 1981, undated.
General Note

Contains 21 black and white images.

26 8
Water Gun and Sleeve Valve Engine, 2000 June 23.
General Note

Contains 21 color images.

26 9
Westinghouse Electric Corporation – Micrographs by Scanning Electron Microscope, 1960.
General Note

Contains 7 black and white images.

26 10
Workshop and Office, undated.
General Note

Contains 10 color images.

26 11
XY Scanner Pressure Chamber – H.V., 1998 March 25.
General Note

Contains 12 color images.

26 12

Sub-series 2. Negatives, 1960-2002, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series consists of Kenneth R. Shoulders' negatives. Most of the negatives in this sub-series are of images found in Sub-series 1 – Photographs. A majority of the images concern Shoulders' research on Electrum Validum. A significant number of images pertaining to aircraft are also found in this sub-series. A handful of images regarding microelectronics and other miscellaneous subjects are preserved here as well.

Negatives of various sizes make up the bulk of the materials in this sub-series. A small amount of accompanying materials, including notes and drawings, are found here as well.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box folder
50 Horsepower Hirth Counter Rotating Propeller Drive and Frangible Blades, 2001 December 17.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 13
1997 Photos, 1997.
General Note

Contains 18 color negative strips.

26 14
Airtable and Lab View, Water Pulse Generator, and Vortex Flow Parts & Molds, 2000 April 11.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 15
The Arc Discharge, 1981.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white negative strips.

26 16
Bead Chains, undated.
General Note

Contains 10 black and white negative strips.

26 17
Clicker, Diggler, White Lightning, and Deflection Switch, 2001 July 29.
General Note

Contains 3 color negative strips.

26 18
Copper (II) Oxide on Copper, 1998.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 19
Copper Grids with Silicon, CR. – Shot with Electrum Validum Gun Over .001 Titanium – SEM of Carbon Target, 1983 May 2.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white negatives.

26 20
Electrum Validum Apparatus and Workshop, undated.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white negative strips.

26 21
Electrum Validum – Electronic Instrument Displays, 1990.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white negative strip.

26 22
Electrum Validum Tracks in Aluminum Oxide, 1986.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white negatives.

26 23
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Illustration Photos, undated.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white negatives.

26 24
Great Side & Silicon Carbide Shots and Surfaces of Aluminum & Silicon Carbide, 1998 July 28.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 25
Guide Lines in Alumina Plate, undated.
General Note

Contains 9 black and white negatives.

26 26
Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO), undated.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white negatives.

26 27
Hydraulic Whirl Rig and Ceramic Engine Parts, 2001 March 26.
General Note

Contains 5 color negative strips.

26 28
Lead (II) Oxide, Boron Trioxide, Copper (II) Oxide on Stainless Steel, 1998 February.
General Note

Contains 3 color negative strips.

26 29
Lost Electrons, 1996 February 26.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 30
Martin Gundersen and Grinder, 1997 February 12.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 31
Micro Machining Micrographs, undated.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white negatives.

26 32
Optical Preceptron, undated.
General Note

Contains 122 black and white negatives.

26 33-34
Plasma Focus II, 1999 February 10.
General Note

Contains 5 color negative strips.

26 35
Plasma Focus Electrum Validum Generator, 1998 December 14.
General Note

Contains 2 color negative strips.

26 36
Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Illustration Proofs, 1960.
General Note

Contains 49 cropped black and white negatives.

26 37-38
Sam's Place in S.R. from 1994 Search, 1994 September 14.
General Note

Contains 3 color negative strips.

26 39
Scanner, Silicon Carbide & Copper Monosulfide on Aluminum and Side View of Strikes, 1998 July 27.
General Note

Contains 7 color negative strips.

26 40
SEM Gun and Molds, 2002 June 26.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 41
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle and Workshop, 1968 October.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white negative strips.

26 42
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 and House, 1992.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 43
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 – Blade Testing, undated.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 44
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2 – Saucer and Vents, 1992 December 31.
General Note

Contains 2 color negative strips.

26 45
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle 2, Workshop, and Office, undated.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 46
Shadow Autonomous Aerial 2-3 – Vane Motor and House, 1993 April 2.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 47
Silicon Carbide Side View of Strikes and Silicon Carbide & Copper Monosulfide Surfaces, 1998 July 28.
General Note

Contains 7 color negative strips.

26 48
Spark Guns, 1999 September 25.
General Note

Contains 4 color negative strips.

26 49
Titanium Diodes and Hydrogen Triodes, 1982.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white negative strips.

26 50
Ultrasonic Pd. and 2 Rotor Contrarotating Engine, Pneumatically Controlled, 1996 December 11.
General Note

Contains 7 color negative strips.

26 51
Unidentified Apparatus, Lab and Workshop, Oshkosh Air Show, undated.
General Note

Contains 10 color negative strips.

26 52
Unidentified (Possibly Electrum Validum Strikes), circa 1978.
General Note

Contains 9 black and white negatives.

26 53
Vertitek Corporation – Logo, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white negatives.

26 54
Water Gun and Sleeve Valve Engine, 2000 September 23.
General Note

Contains 6 color negative strips.

26 55
X.Y. Scanner Pressure Chamber – H.V., 1998 March 25.
General Note

Contains 5 color negative strips.

26 56

Sub-series 3. Slides and Transparencies, circa 1960-1999, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by format and subject, this sub-series contains Kenneth R. Shoulders' slides and transparencies. Most of the materials were created for Shoulders' book EV, A Tale of Discovery and/or his presentations at conferences.

All of the slides and most of the transparencies in this sub-series concern Shoulders' research on Electrum Validum. One file of transparencies concerning the Gyrodyne Convertiplane is also found in this sub-series. A Disneyland caricature drawing transparency of Kenneth R. Shoulders is also preserved here. A handful of accompanying notes are found in this sub-series as well.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box folder
Slides – Electrum Validum – Miscellaneous Images, undated.
General Note

Contains 20 black and white slides.

26 57
Slides – Electrum Validum Apparatus – Miscellaneous Images, undated.
General Note

Contains 8 black and white slides.

26 58
Slides – Electrum Validum Apparatus – Presentation, undated.
General Note

Contains 23 black and white slides.

26 59
Slides – Electrum Validum Displays – Presentation, undated.
General Note

Contains 24 color slides.

26 60
Slides – Electrum Validum Undulation – Presentation, undated.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white slides.

26 61
Slides – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustrations, undated.
General Note

Contains 149 black and white slides and 129 blue tinted slides.

26 62-63
Slides – EV, Tale of Discovery – Manuscript Illustrations and Unused Images, 1977-1978, undated.
General Note

Contains 20 black and white slides; 7 blue tinted slides; and 3 color slides.

26 64
Transparencies – 2nd International Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Conference – NEV Cluster Talk, 1996.
General Note

Contains 25 black and white transparencies and 5 color transparencies.

26 65
Transparencies – Charge Clusters in Action Talk, 1999.
General Note

Contains 14 black and white transparencies and 11 color transparencies.

26 66
Transparencies – Electrum Validum Apparatus – Presentation, undated.
General Note

Contains 12 black and white transparencies.

26 67
Transparencies – Electrum Validum Displays – Presentation, undated.
General Note

Contains 20 black and white transparencies and 6 color transparencies.

26 68
Transparencies – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapters 1-3, undated.
General Note

Contains 40 black and white transparencies.

26 69
Transparencies – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapter 4, undated.
General Note

Contains 58 black and white transparencies.

27 1
Transparencies – EV, A Tale of Discovery – Book Illustration Photos – Chapter 5, undated.
General Note

Contains 24 black and white transparencies.

27 2
Transparencies – Gyrodyne – Menlo-Atherton Lecture on Rotorcraft Fundamentals, 1963.
General Note

Contains 10 color transparencies.

27 3
Transparencies – Sleeve Valve Aircraft Engine, 1996.
General Note

Contains 3 black and white transparencies.

27 4
Transparency – Electrum Validum Presentation, 1989.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white transparency.

27 5
Transparency – Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO), undated.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white transparency.

27 6
Transparency – Kenneth R. Shoulders – Disneyland Caricature, circa 1960.
General Note

Contains 1 black and white transparency.

27 7

Sub-series 4. Photo Albums, 1961-1998, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series consists of eight photo albums created by Kenneth R. Shoulders. Four of the photo albums concern Shoulders' research and engineering work on aircraft and/or aircraft components. Three of the photo albums concern Shoulders' research and engineering work on microelectronics. One photo album concerns his research on Electrum Validum.

In terms of format, the contents of the photo albums consist mainly of photographs of various sizes. A small amount of accompanying materials, including photo reproductions, notes, papers, drawing reproductions, blueprints, and copies of articles are found in this sub-series as well.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box folder
Aircraft and Aircraft Components Designed by Kenneth R. Shoulders, 1969-1970, undated.
General Note

Contains 6 black and white images and 15 color images.

27 8
Aircraft and Aircraft Components Designed by Kenneth R. Shoulders, 1991-1998, undated.
General Note

Contains 25 black and white images and 27 4 x 6 color images. Also contains 8 color photocopies and 2 black and white photocopies.

27 9-10
Benson Gyrocopter and Gyrodyne Convertiplane, 1961-1963, undated.
General Note

Contains 21 black and white images and 7 color images.

27 11
Electrum Validum Photographs, 1990, undated.
General Note

Contains 55 black and white images.

27 12
E.O. – Spectrometer – U.H.V., undated.
General Note

Contains 32 black and white images and 5 color images.

27 13
Micro Machining, 1965, undated.
General Note

Contains 26 black and white images.

27 14
Shadow Autonomous Aerial Vehicle and Free Piston Generator Engine, 1961, undated.
General Note

Contains 1 color image and 4 black and white images.

27 15
Slim – Field Emission – Plasma, undated.
General Note

Contains 20 8.5 x 11 black and white images; 7 7.75 x 11 black and white images; and 1 1 x 1 black and white image.

27 16

Sub-series 5. Microfilms, 1955, 1958.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains two microfilmed items created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a microfilm roll of Kenneth R. Shoulders' MIT computation book and a microfilm strip of an unidentified document.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box reel

Microfilm Roll – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Kenneth R. Shoulders Computation Book, 9/9/55-1/19/56, 1958.

27 17

Microfilm Strip – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Unidentified Document, 1955.

27 18

Sub-series 6. Glass Slides, 1985-1987, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains fifty glass slides. Its contents consist of images created by Kenneth R. Shoulders while conducting research on Electrum Validum. The research documented work by these slides was carried out under the auspices of Jupiter Toy Company, a subsidiary of Jupiter Technologies.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box object

Jupiter Toy #1 – Thin Film Tech, 1985 May 31.

28 1-2

Jupiter Toy #2 – Thin Film Tech, 1985 May 30.

28 3-4

Jupiter Toy #3 – Thin Film Tech, 1985 June 3.

28 5-6

Jupiter Toy #4 – Thin Film Tech, 1985 June 3.

28 7-8

Jupiter Toy – 1st Level – Double Exposure – Good, undated.

28 9-11

Jupiter Toy – 1st Level – Single Exposure, undated.

28 12

Jupiter Toy – 1st Level – Test, undated.

28 13

Jupiter Toy – 2nd Level – NC – Good, undated.

28 14-16

Jupiter Toy – Level 1, undated.

28 17

Jupiter Toy – Level 2 – NC, undated.

28 18

Jupiter Toy – Level 3 – NG, undated.

28 19

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 13 Minutes, undated.

28 20

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 13 Minutes 15 Seconds, undated.

28 21

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 14 Minutes, undated.

28 22

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 14 Minutes 15 Seconds, undated.

28 23

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 14 Minutes 30 Seconds, undated.

28 24

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – C.P. Exposure – 16 Minutes, undated.

28 25

Jupiter Toy – Level 4 – (ND).

28 26

Jupiter Toy – Mask 1 – Reticle, 1986 November 12.

28 27-28

Jupiter Toy – Mask 2 – Reticle, 1987 January 3.

28 29

Jupiter Toy – Mask 2 – Reticle, 1987 January 14.

28 30-31

Jupiter Toy – NC, undated.

28 32

Jupiter Toy – ND Test IV, undated.

28 33-34

Jupiter Toy – NG, undated.

28 35-37

Jupiter Toy – NM – Test I, undated.

28 38

Jupiter Toy – NM – Test I – Rejected, undated.

28 39

Jupiter Toy – Unidentified Image – 35 mm Film Strip, undated.

28 40

Jupiter Toy – Unidentified Image – Dots and Rainbow Colors on Mirrored Glass, undated.

28 41

Jupiter Toy – Unidentified Image – Line on Clear Glass, undated.

28 42

Jupiter Toy – Unidentified Set of Images, undated.

28 43-50

Sub-series 7. Oversized Photographic Materials, 1960, undated.

Sub-series Description

Arranged alphabetically by subject, this sub-series contains oversized photographic materials belonging to Kenneth R. Shoulders. A number of photo sheets for Shoulders' book EV, A Tale of Discovery are found in this sub-series. Two negatives of the Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit are also in this sub-series. Four photographs of illustrations for the Shoulders' authored publication  Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques are also preserved here as well.

Note – Item level cataloging may be available, consult Image Archives.

box folder
EV, A Tale of Discovery – Photo Sheets of Illustrations, undated.
General Note

Contains 121 black and white photographs.

29 1
Helicopter Escape and Rescue Outfit (HERO) – Negatives, undated.
General Note

Contains 2 black and white negatives.

29 2
Research in Microelectronics Using Electron-Beam-Activated Machining Techniques – Photographs of Illustrations, 1960.
General Note

Contains 4 black and white photographs.

29 3