This collection consists primarily of selected writings by Charles Proteus Steinmetz for General Electric and for publication. Topics include research in thermodynamics and steam turbines, fraternities, and national issues such as Socialism. Charles Proteus Steinmetz was born in 1865, and he was a mathematician and electrical engineer. Forced to leave Germany because of Socialist activities in 1888, he settled in Schenectady and was a professor at Union College, as well as a chair of the Department of Engineering. He died in 1923.