Documents in this MS-01-0001 collection include Pearsall's biography, resume, WWII US Navy discharge papers, obituaries, letters of sympathy after his passing, memories from his son and a friend, newspaper articles written about Pearsall’s work at his passing. Also included is a article's draft written by Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Fire Protection founder, David Lucht named, The Most Important Fire Protection Breakthrough of the 20th Century.

Two video documentaries are available for viewing:

  • A video documentary remembering the WWII VPB-128 Bomber Squadron of the United States Navy can be viewed here
  • A video documentary of Statitrol Corporation's early models of prototypes and early production models of smoke detectors from the private collection of Duane D Pearsall can be viewed here
  • A digitized copy of his never published autobiography, My Life Unfolded is available in this collection.

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Submissions from 2014

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My Life Unfolded, Duane Pearsall

Submissions from 2012

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Duane Pearsall and the most important Fire protection Breakthrough of the 20th Century, David Lucht

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CEO, inventors, astronaut honored at Commencement, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Submissions from 2010

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Obituary from the Denver Business Journal, Denver Business Journal

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Memories of Duane Pearsall, Cal Judson and Barbara Judson

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Sympathy Letter from David Lucht, David Lucht

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Obituary from DU Today, Kathryn Mayer

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Tribute from Craig Pearsall - Memorable Moments with Dad, Craig Pearsall

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Biography Duane D. Pearsall, PhD, Duane Pearsall

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Intro-biography Duane D. Pearsall, Ph,D., Duane Pearsall

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Resume of Duane D. Pearsall, Duane Pearsall

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Duane D. Pearsall obituary written by Marjorie Pearsall, Marjorie Pearsall

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Former Dillon Resident and Inventor Dies, Summit Daily News

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Obituary from Summit Daily.com, Summit Daily News

Submissions from 2004

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Remarks of President Denis Berkey, WPI, Denis Berkey

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Pearsall Biography, Duane Pearsall

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FPE 25th Anniversary Celebration, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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WPI Presidential Medal Recipient Profiles, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Submissions from 1987

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Honoring Members of Fire Safety Advisory Board, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Submissions from 1945

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Certificate of Satisfactory Service, United States Navy

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Notice of Separation from the U.S. Naval Service, United States Navy