A Guide to the Carl George Kreiger Papers, 1930-1967 Kreiger, Carl George, Papers Ms1982-013

A Guide to the Carl George Kreiger Papers, 1930-1967

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-013


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1982-013
Title
Carl George Krieger Papers, 1930-1967
Physical Charactertistics
15.0 cu. ft. 19 boxes
Creator
Krieger, Carl George
Location
Please note: This collection is located in off-site storage and require 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains correspondence, speeches, notebooks, photographs, recordings, and clippings relating to the areas of agriculture, gas, oil, tractors, air and water pollution, waste treatment, and public relations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Carl George Krieger Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carl George Krieger Papers, Ms1982-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Carl George Krieger Papers were donated to the University Libraries in August 1982.

Processing Information

The Carl George Krieger Papers are in their original order. The initial 43 boxes were condensed to 19 boxes and moved to off-site storage. A box-level inventory and collection description were created after the materials were donated. The finding aid was created from this inventory in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Carl George Krieger (1905-1979) was a gas engine specialist and a pioneer in the development of the high-compression tractor. Krieger worked in the management structure of Ethyl Gasoline Corporation (1927-1969); was director of the Farm Equipment and Machinery Division of the War Production Board (WPB); was a special assistant to the WPB's chairman during World War II; and served as chairman of the Agricultural Development Committee of the American Petroleum Institute in the post-war years. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, hew as the first agricultural engineering graduate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1926.

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, speeches, notebooks, photographs, audio and video recordings, a scrapbook, and clippings and magazine articles on topics related to agriculture, gas, oil, tractors, air and water pollution, waste treatment, and public relations.

Arrangement

The Carl George Krieger Papers are in their original order. Boxes 1-2 contains biographical information and correspondence. Boxes 2-10 contain subject files. Boxes 11-13 include materials relating to Krieger's tenure at Ethyl Gasoline Corporation. Boxes 14-16 contain publications. Boxes 17-19 include training films and video recordings relating to farm topics.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Local Subjects:

  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives

Contents List

Personal/Biographical Files and Correspondence.
  • Box 1
    Biographical and personal materials; scrapbook, 1933-1947; Correspondence, 1950-1954, 1954-1958.
  • Box 2
    Correspondence, 1959-1964, 1964-1967.
Subject Files.
  • Box 2
    Tractors.
  • Box 3
    Tractors; Gasoline; Fuels and engines; Dauberman Day (31 July 1941, the 7th anniversary of the modern high-compression tractor); Farm market study; Liquid feeds; Pesticides; Farm advertising; Cotton; Farm program; Farm market data; American Agricultural Editor's Association.
  • Box 4
    American Petroleum Institute Committee on Agriculture; Milk Industry Foundation reports; Agricultural Relations Committee; "Brainpower Plus Horsepower;" Food for America (book published in 1960); Farm Book; "Food Business of the Future," 1958; "Food for Our Future" typescript; Letter re: Food for America book, 1960.
  • Box 5
    Letter re: Food for America book from the files of Charles H. Zeanah, Ethyl Corporation's Manager of Community Relations; Special edition of book; Agricultural publications.
  • Box 6
    U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution, 1960s; Proposed corn alcohol program; "Conservation of Air Resources"; American Petroleum Institute Committee on Air and Water Pollution; Air pollution legislation; APCA directory; "Freedom to Breathe"-NYC Mayor's Task Force; "Approach a Problem"; Pamphlets and kits.
  • Box 7
    Babylon, NY; Dr. George F. Kirkby's speech on air pollution control (1968) manuscript; 3 kits on the oil industry and air pollution; Four notebooks (Gasoline and engine emissions, c. 1940; training for air pollution control, c. 1943; position papers on lead, c.1950; API Comittee for Air and Water Conservation, c.1948); Testimony before governmental investigative bodies; Technical papers on motor vehicles: emissions, lung disease, public policy.
  • Box 8
    Publications on air pollution.
  • Box 9
    Publications on air pollution.
  • Box 10
    Water pollution; U.S. Public Health statement on water pollution; Waste treatment of lead.
  • Box 14-16 (3 boxes)
    Publications.
Ethyl Gasoline Corporation Materials.
Box: 10-13 (4 boxes)
Video Recordings.
  • Box 17
    Training film.
  • Box 18
    Twelve films and three tapes.
  • Box 19
    Recordings on a variety of farm topics; Film cans ("Masters of the Soil;" "This is Our Land;" Smog Control;" "A New World for Farming").