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Carl Yackel collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0664

Scope and Contents

The Carl Yackel collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, and other items pertaining to Yackel's life since his graduation from RAMI. There are correspondence with Dr. Steven Weinstein, one of Yackel's professors at RAMI, dated between 2008-2013. His writings include remembrances of his time served in the Army Air Corps and other life stories.


  • Creation: 2008-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Carl Yackel was born October 27, 1923, in Syracuse, N.Y., and died January 22, 2016, in Lake Oswego. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, N.Y., along with his wife to be, Francis "Fran" Phillips in June 1941. After graduating from high school, Yackel enrolled in the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute in 1941 before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in December 1942. Carl and Fran were married July 15, 1944, on the U.S. Army Air Base in Harlingen, Texas. Carl served in the U.S. Air Force (Army Air Corps) in World War II as a B-24 pilot in the South Pacific. He survived an emergency bailout from 400 feet over Okinawa September 26, 1945. As the war ended, he was transferred to Clark Field in the Philippines and flew medical evacuation missions in C-47 and C-46 aircrafts until his return to the states in July of 1946. He retired as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Yackel re-entered RAMI in September 1946 and graduated in 1947. Carl then attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in July 1950. He and Fran moved to Lake Oswego, OR in 1974. He was a registered professional engineer in Oregon, Massachusetts and New York, and worked as a consulting engineer in the paper industry until a few months before his death. He authored a book entitled "Pulp & Paper Agitation: The History, Mechanics and Process" and numerous technical papers on pulp and paper processing. Carl and Fran were married for 70 years until Fran's death May 14, 2015. They had one son, Richard, who died August 23, 2002. They are survived by three grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew, all of whom are living in Florida or Ohio.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box containing 8 folders)




The Carl Yackel collection includes correspondence, photographs, writings by Yackel and other related items. Carl Yackel enrolled at RAMI in 1941 and graduated in 1947 after serving time in the Army Air Coprs.


The collection is divided into multiple series: correspondence, writings, photographs, technical library, and miscellaneous items. Items are arranged chronologically within each series.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Carl Yackel collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Stephanie Griffin in September 2016. Accession number(s): 2016:060

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in December 2016.

Carl Yackel collection
RIT Archives
Jennifer Roeszies
20 December 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA