May 5
through
May 16

2019

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Photograph from Special Collections & Archives, Schaffer Library

Dr. Charles P. Steinmetz, circa 1907

Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a Union College Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1902-1913 and Professor of Electro-Physics (non-teaching) from 1913-1923. 

Steinmetz was born Carl Augustus Steinmetz in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) in 1865. Although he had a physical condition called kyphosis or abnormal curvature of the spine, Steinmetz was physically active and enjoyed the outdoors.

When I landed at Castle Garden (New York City), from the steerage of a French liner I had ten dollars and no job and I could speak no English.

- Charles Steinmetz

 

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Location

This exhibit can be found in the Beuth Atrium, which is on the 1st floor of Schaffer Library, just behind the reference desk and before the glass doors into the Lally Reading Room.