The University of Cincinnati Libraries have digitized Cooperative Engineer, a quarterly publication produced by students and alumni of UC’s College of Engineering from 1921 to 1975.
Accessible via http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/cooperative_engineer/, each scanned issue of Cooperative Engineer can be viewed in its entirety. The issues are also searchable by keyword and by phrase. In addition, viewers of the collection can browse by issue cover.
Started in 1921 to “reflect the readers’ common interest in the University and in the industrial and commercial world with which they are brought in contact,” Cooperative Engineer offers historical material on the College of Engineering, the UC campus, the City of Cincinnati, and on world events. It chronicles the development of engineering and industrial processes and provides insights into student life and social customs of the time. Articles describe many of the 20th century’s major technical accomplishments including advancements in aviation, space exploration, and the creation of the atom bomb. Articles on UC athletics and social events appeal to the reader’s lighter side. Each cover of Cooperative Engineer is skillfully illustrated and numerous images and photographs are included throughout the publication. Original copies of Cooperative Engineer are housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library.
“Digitization of this excellent publication was made possible by Michael and Margaret Valentine, long-time supporters of our Engineering Library,” said Victoria A. Montavon, dean and university librarian. “We are also very appreciative of the work of Dorothy Byers, former head of the Engineering Library, in bringing this project to fruition.”