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BOX 1-17 Speeches and Writings File, 1947-2017
The Speeches and Writings File series includes book drafts, articles, reports, unpublished memoirs, and talks written by Casazza. The series contains drafts of several books by Casazza, including the first edition of Understanding Electric Power Systems. Research materials, correspondence, reviews, and copies of figures and illustrations are also present for some of his books. The chronological file in this series contains copies of Casazza’s professional articles, conference talks, reports, lectures, and expert testimonies given before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various congressional committees. Casazza collected these materials in a set of twelve binders, assigned each binder a number (i.e. “Book I”), and created separate indexes for the contents of each binder. The container list maintains his original organization of these materials. A complete index of all twelve “Books” is included at the end of the chronological file. Additional articles and reports not part of the chronological file are listed individually in the container list. Some articles explore Casazza’s personal views on topics like race relations and religion. The series also contains copies of Casazza’s unpublished memoirs and a collection of writings he identified as his most important works. This series also includes a selection of writings by others that feature Casazza's annotations. For the most heavily annotated books, the entire book was retained. In other cases, only the relevant pages were photocopied. Also present is a draft of former Federal Power Commission chairman Joseph C. Swidler’s autobiography. After Swidler's death, an edited version of this autobiography was published as Power and the Public Interest: The Memoirs of Joseph C. Swidler.
Material types include book drafts, articles, reports, correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by type of writing or material.
BOX 1 Articles
BOX 1 "The Bribing of the 'Me Now' Generation or Why We Need a Bill of Obligations," 1998
BOX 1 Excerpt from Our Cooper Stories, 2016
BOX 1 "Friends from Other Countries," undated
BOX 1 "Our Schools Promote the 'Zero Religion'," 1994
BOX 1 "Riots and People: Robert and What I Learned from Him," undated
BOX 1 "Technical Competence, Engineering Leadership, and Electric Power," 1991
BOX 1 "Understanding and Helping Other People," 2017
BOX 1 "Why R and D?" 1975
BOX 1 Books
BOX 1 The Development of Electric Power Transmission: The Role Played by Technology, Institutions, and People
BOX 1 Drafts, 1991-1993
(3 folders)
BOX 1 Publicity, 1993-1994
BOX 1 Forgotten Roots: Electric Power, Profits, Democracy, and a Profession
BOX 1 Correspondence, 2010-2011
BOX 1 Final draft, 2007
BOX 1 Illustrations, 1981, 1988-1992
BOX 1 Research materials
BOX 1 Act 1: Overture, 2005
BOX 1 Act 2: The Young Industry, 1984-2007
BOX 2 Act 2: The Young Industry, 1984-2007
BOX 2 Act 3: The Golden Age, 1962-2005
BOX 2 Act 4: The Changing World, 1978-2006
(3 folders)
BOX 2 Act 5: The Mortal Sin of "Profits Now," 1988-2006
BOX 2 Act 6: Turbulence: The Changing Electric Power Industry Structure, 1977-2006
(2 folders)
BOX 3 Act 6: Turbulence: The Changing Electric Power Industry Structure, 1977-2006
(6 folders)
BOX 4 Act 6: Turbulence: The Changing Electric Power Industry Structure, 1977-2006
(2 folders)
BOX 4 Act 7: Democracy in a Highly Technical World, 1987-1993, 2000-2006
(2 folders)
BOX 4 Act 8: The Electric Power Engineer and His Professional Society, 1974-2006
(4 folders)
BOX 5 Act 8: The Electric Power Engineer and His Professional Society, 1974-2006
(6 folders)
BOX 6 Act 8: The Electric Power Engineer and His Professional Society, 1974-2006
(7 folders)
BOX 7 Sham? Shame!: Inside the Electric Power Industry
BOX 7 Cover art, 2001
BOX 7 Final draft, 2001
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Superpower: A Historical Novel About the People Responsible for our National Power Grid
BOX 7 Correspondence, 1978, 1991, 2007-2013
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Drafts and copy of book, 2012
BOX 7 Research materials, 1968, 1982, 1991, 2007-2011
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Understanding Electric Power Systems
BOX 7 Figures, 2003
BOX 8 First edition draft, 2003
(2 folders)
BOX 8 First edition final draft, 2003
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Publicity, 2002-2003, 2010
BOX 8 Reviews, 2004-2009
BOX 8 Chronological file
BOX 8 Book I, 1954-1973
(2 folders)
BOX 9 Book I, 1954-1973
BOX 9 Book II, 1973-1975
(3 folders)
BOX 9 Book III, 1974-1980
(3 folders)
BOX 10 Book III, 1974-1980
BOX 10 Book IV, 1956-1995
(6 folders)
BOX 11 Book V, 1987-1990
(4 folders)
BOX 11 Book VI, 1991
(2 folders)
BOX 11 Book VII, 1992-1994
BOX 12 Book VII, 1992-1994
(4 folders)
BOX 12 Book VIII, 1994-1998
(3 folders)
BOX 12 Book IX, 1998-2002
BOX 13 Book IX, 1998-2002
(2 folders)
BOX 13 Book X, 2001-2004
(2 folders)
BOX 13 Book XI, 2004-2005
(2 folders)
BOX 13 Book XII, 2007
BOX 13 Index, circa 2007
BOX 14 Memoirs
BOX 14 "My Personal and Professional Life," 2010
(2 folders)
BOX 14 "Supplement to Personal and Professional Life of Jack Casazza," 2011
BOX 14 "Most Important Writings of Jack Casazza," binder, 1964-2007
(2 folders)
BOX 15 Reports
BOX 15 "CIGRE Glossary of Terms Used in the Electricity Supply Industry," 2002
BOX 15 "Concepts and Principles of Wheeling Among Interconnected Electric Utilities," 1990
BOX 15 "History of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE," 2007
BOX 15 "How New Competitive Mechanisms Can Affect Electric System Reliability," 1997
BOX 15 "Investigation of 1996 Western Area Cascading Outages Contributions from New Institutional Structures," 1996 See also Container 21, Western North America blackouts
BOX 15 "Keeping the Power Flowing: Ensuring a Strong Transmission System to Support Consumer Needs for Cost-Effectiveness, Security, and Reliability," 2005
BOX 15 Public Service Electric and Gas Co. reports, binder, 1947, 1953-1955
(2 folders)
BOX 16 Public Service Electric and Gas Co. reports, binder, 1947, 1953-1955
BOX 16 "United States/Mexico Electricity Exchanges," 1980
BOX 16 Writings by others
BOX 16 Adventures in Public Administration: Memoirs of Joseph C. Swidler, draft, 1997
(4 folders)
BOX 17 Adventures in Public Administration: Memoirs of Joseph C. Swidler, draft, 1997
BOX 17 Articles by Joseph Swidler, 1980-1991
BOX 17 Electromagnetism and the Sacred: At the Frontier of Spirit and Matter by Lawrence W. Fagg, 1999 See also Container 22, "Living fields" theory
BOX 17 Energy: A Crisis in Power by John Holdren and Philip Herrera, excerpts, 1972
BOX 17 Ethics and Profits: The Crisis of Confidence in American Business by Leonard Silk and David Vogel, excerpts, 1976
BOX 17 The Existential Pleasures of Engineering by Samuel C. Florman, 1976
BOX 17 The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate by Joseph J. Romm, excerpts, 2004
BOX 17 "The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind," 1972
BOX 17 Power and the Public Interest: The Memoirs of Joseph C. Swidler, edited by A. Scott Henderson, excerpts, 2002
BOX 17 Power Play: The Fight to Control the World's Electricity by Sharon Beder, excerpts, 2003
BOX 17 Power to the People: Electric Power Deregulation an Exposé by Jack Duckworth, excerpts, 2001
BOX 17 Selections from American Poetry, edited by Frederick Houk Law, 1915
BOX 17 The Social Organization of Electric Power Supply in Modern Societies by Philip Sporn, 1971
BOX 17-26 Subject File, 1952-2013
The Subject File series contains files on a variety of topics and issues related to the electric power industry. Topics include transmission capacity, federal energy legislation, major electric power failures, and the environmental impact of utility companies. The files on national power surveys document the Federal Power Commission's 1964 survey and Casazza’s advocacy for an updated survey during the early 2000s. Also of interest are the files on the Northeast blackout of 2003. Casazza formed Power Engineers Supporting Truth (PEST) with Frank Delea, George C. Loehr, and Raymond Maliszewski in response to this event. PEST criticized the federal government’s investigation of the blackout, expressed concern about the impact of government deregulation on the North American electric power system, and looked to prevent future power failures from occurring. A small portion of the Subject File documents Casazza’s interest in connections between science and religion.
Material types include reports, articles, correspondence, printed matter, notes, and clippings.
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