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Nathan H. Gellert papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 038

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes volumes of data and conclusions for a series of engineering projects as well as corporate records of Great Lakes Utilities Corporation, American States Utilities Corporation and the Seattle Gas Company.


  • Creation: 1911-1956


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Nathan Gellert (1889-1959) was a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, and worked for utilities companies in Philadelphia and New York and as head of the Gellert Engineering Company, specializing in design and construction of gas plants and problems of gas technology. As vice-president in charge of operations, Atlantic Gas Company, he managed its subsidiaries during a change-over to natural gas. He was president of the Board of Directors, Seattle Gas Company, and active in the introduction of natural gas to the Pacific Northwest.


23.25 linear feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials



Nathan Gellert (1889-1959) was an engineer specializing in design and construction of gas plants and problems of gas technology. The papers include volumes of data and conclusions for a series of engineering projects as well as corporate records.


Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

General Physical Description note

16 containers, 3 volumes

Physical Description

15 resord storage boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 half-manusript box

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Nathan H. Gellert Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA