Manuscript Group 349
1 cubic foot
The papers of Samuel Chan were donated to the University of Idaho Library in July 1990. They were processed by Judith Nielsen in September 1991.
Samuel S.M. Chan was born in Hainan Island, China on June 11, 1934. He received his B.S. degree in mining and metallurgical engineering from Cheng Kung University in China in 1957. He then attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, where he received his M.S. in 1960. He came to the University of Idaho as a student and teaching assistant in 1962 and earned his Ph.D. in Geology in 1966. He remained at the University of Idaho where he taught courses and conducted research in mining engineering until his retirement in 1989 as Professor of Mining Engineering. His professional specialities include rock mechanics and geophysics. He has many publications and scholarly papers to his credit and has been a consultant for American Zinc Lead & Smelting Co., Vanguard Exploration Company, and El Paso Natural Gas Company. He is a member of the International Society for Rock Mechanics.
The papers were in no order when received. Due to the diversity of the papers and the fact than most material was unfoldered with little or no identification, all material was placed in one alphabetical sequence. The charts and graphs section also contains FORTRAN coding sheets and other calculations. Only a few of the many articles authored by Dr. Chan are in this collection. The photographs include a set of illustrations for an unidentified thesis and one picture, presumed to be Dr. Chan, dating from the 1970s. The university material includes departmental memos, correspondence with asian graduate students planning to study mining at the UI, and correspondence concerning Polish professor Rymon-Lipinski's post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Idaho.
Books and other published material were sent to the subject librarians for review, and duplicates of mimeographed material were discarded. In this way the collection was reduced by one cubic foot.
Box Folder Description Items 1 1 Abstracts of articles by Samuel S.M. Chan, 1970-1972 3 2 Calculations, Calady test shaft, 1979 45 3 Calculations, Lucky Friday simplified circular shaft, 1981 48 4-7 Charts and graphs, 1979-1983 257 8 Charts and graphs, rock strain, 1987-1988 48 9 Charts and graphs, shafts, n.d. 1 10 Charts and graphs, stress in concrete lining, n.d. 54 11 Charts and graphs, research for article "Interpretation of in-situ deformational behavior of a rectangular test shaft using the finite element method," by Samuel Chan and M.J. Beus, 1977 113 12 Correspondence, 1965-1988 16 13 Course evaluations, 1986-1988 11 14 Figures for stress and displacement, n.d. 2 15 Lecture notes, January 27-31, 1964 4 16 Maps, ca. 1955 3 17 Mine Surveying 108, Student notebook, 1966 1 18 Notebook of Samuel Chan for Geomechanics, n.d. 1 19 Pacific Northwest Mental and Minerals Conference, 1969 8 20-21 Papers and articles by Samuel Chan, 1969-1980 10 22 Photographs, ca. 1970-1976 14 23 Rock mechanics, paper and notes of William G. Parriseau, 1968-1971 3 24 Russian language, Samuel Chan's notes, n.d. 6 25 Seminar examples, n.d. 7 26 Students' surveying notebooks, 1965-1966 4 27 Student's paper, 1986 1 28 Symposium on Engineering Geology, 1971 8 29 Thesis of Samuel Chan, 1962 1 30 Thesis of Scott Carlisle, 1986 2 31 University and department related, 1966-1988 22 32 University and department related, Oriental students, 1978-1988 23 33 University and department related, Wlodzimierz Rymon-Lipinski, 1980-1986 32 34 White Pine Mine, White Pine, Michigan, reports and maps, 1972-1977 16