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Angus, D.J. (Donald James), 1887-1966



  • Existence: 1887 - 1966

Biographical Statement

Donald James Angus (1887-1966) was born in Wisconsin, dropped out of school at 16, and was self-educated through a variety of jobs. He worked in the field of electrical engineering, specializing in electrical measuring and recording devices and was part-owner of the Esterline-Angus Company of Indianapolis. His interests also included amateur radio and photography. In 1908 Angus was hired to install transformers, switches, metering and recording devices for new alternating current equipment in the electrical engineering laboratory. Later he was called back to instruct the electrical engineering faculty in the use of the alternating current system in the transition from direct current.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

D.J. Angus photographs and films

Identifier: RHC-04
Scope and Contents

The D. J. Angus photograph collection consists of over 10,000 negatives and prints from ca. 1900-1960s. They were taken by Angus in his birth place of Wisconsin; his home in Grand Haven, Michigan; his places of work Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lansing, Michigan (Michigan Agricultural College); and on recreational trips throughout the southwest, south, and Mexico.

Dates: 1900-1960

Angus family papers

Identifier: RHC-60
Collection Description This collection of family papers contains family history information, marriage certificates, deeds, a friendship book belonging to Alice Griffin, and correspondence between Alice, her friends and family and her future husband J.J. Angus. Routine correspondence and the friendship book includes mention of women’s rights, abolition, Quakers, and the Sodus Bay Phalanx utopian community. Patents of J.J. Angus and schoolwork of D.J. Angus are included in the family papers....
Dates: 1804-1966

D.J. Angus Moving Pictures

 Digital Collection
Identifier: RHC-04

D.J. Angus Photographs

 Digital Collection
Identifier: RHC-04a

Gordon Olson research collection

Identifier: RHC-37
Collection Description The collection was compiled by Olson during his research for biographies of Michigan entrepreneurs and major donors to GVSU D.J. Angus (1990), Robert B. Annis (1993), William G. Jackson (1996), Fred M. Keller (2000), Clare Jarecki (2001), Leslie E. Tassell (2001). Materials include taped and transcribed interviews, drafts of publications, copies of articles and personal and career related information about the subject of each biography. Published copy of Russel Kirkhof : Mechanic to...
Dates: 1983-2001

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Collection 3
Digital Record 2
Indiana 4
Michigan 4
Photographs 3
Arizona 2
Colorado 2