Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
2.0 cu. ft.: 7 document boxes
Mandragos was born on the Greek island of Symi, educated at Salvago Professional School (Alexandria, Egypt), N.Y. University, and Brooklyn Polytechnic Inst., where he received a B.S. in engineering. Employed as a structural engineer by N.Y. Central R.R. 1926-1937, then as a researcher at the War and Navy Depts. in WWII. As an associate professor at George Washington University, he lectured on photoelasticity and later was a consulting engineer.
Primarily notes used as basis of Mandragos's lectures to engineering classes. Stress analysis of structures, strength of materials, hydraulics, and other aspects of structural design are covered. Also notes made by Mandragos as a student, 1920s-1930s.
Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers, 1927-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Frieda Mandragos