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Laurence F. Cleveland papers

Identifier: M161


Laurence Fuller Cleveland was born May 6, 1905. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and later earned a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cleveland taught electrical engineering at Northeastern from 1929 - 1973. He began as a drawing instructor, and, after a 44 year career, retired as a tenured professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering. In addition to his teaching duties, Cleveland acted as Chapel Choir Director and organist at the Northeastern's Bacon Chapel. In 1940, Cleveland constructed an electronic organ for the chapel, which was played until the construction of the Student Center in 1947. In 1966, he was presented with a plaque recognizing his 30 years as choir founder, director, and organist. In 1970, the Cleveland Laboratory for Power Engineering was named in his honor. Marston, Everett C. Origin and Development of Northeastern University, 1898-1960. Boston: Northeastern University, 1961. LD4011.N22 M3 1961


  • Creation: 1960


Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

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.15 cubic feet (1 container)

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The materials are arranged in one series.

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Finding aid for the Laurence F. Cleveland Laboratory Manual
Finding aid prepared by Cynthia Rufo
June 24, 2009
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Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US