M00-04 - WILLIAM JOHN GRAFF / WORLD WAR I & II COLLECTION

Box 1

File 1A- Personal

File 1B – World War I Memorabilia of William John Graff’s Father; Will J.Graff Sr., c.1914-1919

Item 1 – Sewing Kit W/ Nail clippers

Envelope 1 – Military Identification Tags

Envelope 2 – Military Compass

Envelope 3 – Military Buttons

Envelope 4 – Shaving Kit

Envelope 5 – Wood Match Box W/ Metal Holder

Envelope. 6 – World War I era coinage, ranging from Early 1900 and Military Discharge along with other various papers.  (10 coins total)

File 2 – Will J. Graff Sr.’s Texas and Pacific Railway Memorabilia, January 1911-April 17, 1953

File 3 – Biography of William John Graff, Jr.

File 4 – History class paper on immigration by Bill Graff, Jr., Nov. 10, 1936, (8th grade, age 13)

File 5 – 7 Report cards of Edwin Brock years 1930-1937 (brother of William J. Graff’s 2nd wife; he died of pneumonia at a young age)

File 6 – Boy Scouts of America-Merit Badge, Stripes, Medals (all Memorabilia pre-dating 1941)

File 7 – Graduation Congratulations from Representative Patman to William John Graff, Jr. – 1941, including High School Honor Society Photograph

File 8 – Memorabilia from Texas A&M, 1944

File 9 – Air Force Reserve orders, August 1944-December 1953

File 10- Address Change, 1948

File 11- Assignments and Transfers, 1948-1953

File 12- Air Force Information

File 13- Certificates

File 14- Job Descriptions

File 15- Letters of Recommendation, 1943-1950

File 16- Pay Allowances / Mileage, 1944-1946

File 17- Medical Statements and Records

File 18- Retention, Promotion and Retirement Points

File 19- Roster of Reserve Units

File 20- Action of the Delay Board, 1950-1951

File 21- Correspondence/extensions of hours delay return to Air force, March 14- June 7, 1951

File 22- Purdue University – 97th Commencements, June 10, 1951 (William John Graff, Jr. received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering)

File 23- Correspondence – 1953

File 24- Map of France

File 25- World War II Military Medals and memorabilia

File 26- Souvenir Picture Card (Post Cards) folder from Private A. C. (Clyde) Westmoreland (Father-in-law of William John Graff, Jr., Circa WWI)

File 27- Photographs and Memorabilia

File 28- Educational Career Awards and Memorabilia

File 29- Newspaper coverage of Dr. Graff’s Career at Texas A&M, 1960’s

File 30- Newspaper Clippings of Dr. Graff’s Career at University of Houston

File 31- Newspaper Clippings of Dr. Graff’s Career at SMU

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Box 2

File 1 – Thesis – “An Investigation of The Strength of Pin-End – Steel Columns Subjected To Steel Columns Subjected To Centrally Applied Loads”  by William John Gaff, Jr. May, 1948

File 2 – Thesis – “Automobile Hydraulic Shock Absorber Damping Characteristics” for Degree of Philosophy by William John Graff, Jr. – May 15, 1951

File 3 – Phase I Final Report - A Feasibility Study For A Regional Information Center May 31, 1961 – Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Engineering, Dallas, Tex.

File 4 – Report – “Solar Powered Satellite: Analysis of Alternatives of Alternatives For Transporting Materials To Geosynchronous Orbit” – 1976 - Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and The University of Houston, Texas – by W. J. Graff and C. J. Huang Oct. 15, 1978

File 5 – “State – Of – The – Art of Fixed Offshore Platforms In The Gulf of Mexico” – University of Huston, Texas – By William Graff, Professor and R. Bruce North, Graduate Assistant – Aug. 17, 1977

File 6 – Book – Lectures on Offshore Engineering - 1978 – Edited by W. J. Graff and P. Thoft Christensen

File 7 – 18 Page Pamphlet – “A Survey of Investigations of Tublar Joints by A. N. Minas and W. J. Graff ASCE Convention & Exposition – Portland, April 14, 1980

File 8 - Book – Paperback – Introduction to Off Shore Structures Design   Fabrication Installation (English) (Chapter 6 - 21) by W. J. Graff ,  Professor of Civil Engineering University of Houston, Tex.

File 9 – Book – Introduction to Offshore Structures Design – Fabrication – Installation (English)  1981 – By W. J. Graff, Professor of Civil Engineering – University of Houston

File 10 – Introduction to Offshore Structures - Design Fabrication - Installation (Japanese Translation) by W, J. Graff - Professor of Civil Engineering University of Houston – 1981

File 11 – Miscellaneous Information, Newspaper Articles, Class Notes on Off shore  Structures

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