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Dave Creaden Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Creaden, Dave.
Title: Dave Creaden Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1965
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Blueprints, correspondence, designs, and a research journal of Dave Creaden
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Dave Creaden (1931-2010) was a mechanical, electrical, and design engineer.

Creaden was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised in Ohio, Minnesota, and Illinois. He moved to Kansas in the 1960s. In the mid-1960s he helped design the 8 track tape for car radios for Lear Jet. Later he worked for Midwest Plastics and was a partner at Packer Plastics. He was married to Elaine Creaden and had three children.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Dave Creaden Papers contains blueprints, correspondence, designs, and a research journal. The materials pertain to Creaden's work on the 8 track tape while he worked for Lear Jet.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Creaden, Dave.

Corporate Bodies

Lear Jet Corporation.


Engineering design.
Product design.

Genres and Forms

Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Design drawings.
Journals (accounts)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Dave Creaden,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2023

Finding Aid Information

Created by: DTF
Date: 05 May 2023
Revision history:

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An inventory has not yet been created for this collection. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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