Guide to the American Society of Civil Engineers, Duke University Chapter Records 1932 - 1983 (bulk 1944-1970)
The Duke University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is an academic group for Engineering students at Duke University, formed in 1932. Records contain correspondence, annual reports, meeting announcements, planning materials for the Engineers Show, a newsletter, minutes, membership lists, membership certificates, photographs, and clippings. Major subjects include the American Society of Civil Engineers, Duke University, the School of Engineering, civil engineering study and teaching, professional development, student societies, and the history of civil engineering. Materials range in date from 1932 to 1983 (bulk 1944-1970).
- American Society of Civil Engineers, Duke University Chapter records 1932-1983, bulk 1944-1970
- American Society of Civil Engineers. Duke University chapter.
- 2.5 Linear Feet, 2,500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Contains correspondence, annual reports, notes from field trips, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the activities of the Duke University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 1932 to 1983 (bulk 1944-1970).
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Contains correspondence between the chapter and the national organization, Duke University departments, other student chapters, and potential speakers.
Ordered by date.
Contains the annual reports of the Duke University chapter, as reported to the headquarters of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Annual reports generally included a calendar of events, a written self-evaluation, lists of members, minutes, clippings and press, notes from field trips, statistical summaries, project and conference reports, and photographs.
Ordered by date.
Contains planning materials, announcements, correspondence, proposed building layouts, evaluations, and reports of conferences held at Duke University. The conferences, organized by the chapter, presented awards for excellence in engineering around the United States, held contests for student exhibitions, and opened laboratories for viewing projects in progress.
Ordered by date.
Contains correspondence, itineraries, reports, and photographs from fall field trips.
Ordered by date.
Contains general materials of the Duke University chapter, including histories, minutes, constitutions, photographs, and clippings.
The Duke University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers was formed in 1932 as the Duke Society of Civil Engineers. The group petitioned to join the American Society of Civil Engineers as a student chapter, and in 1933 the society became known as the Duke Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The society was open to any undergraduate student interested in engineering.
The purpose of the student chapter was to further interest in the theory and practice of civil engineering. The chapter held meetings, showed movies, sponsored conferences and exhibitions, took field trips, and invited professionals to speak on campus. Meetings covered a variety of subjects including military tactics, bridges, boating, and air flow systems. The chapter's movie committee worked with industry professionals to gain access to engineering-related films. Many of these correspondences led to speakers visiting Duke University. The society has also sponsored Engineering Shows, which showcased industry design, held contests for student exhibitions, and opened laboratories for viewing projects in progress. Each fall, students took a weekend trip off campus to talk with engineering professionals and tour cutting-edge structures.
As of 2003, the Duke University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is active in the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering.
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Duke University. School of Engineering
- Duke University -- Students -- Societies, etc.
- Civil engineering -- History
- Civil engineering -- Study and teaching -- North Carolina -- Durham
- Civil engineering -- North Carolina
- Civil engineering -- Vocational guidance
- School of Engineering records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], American Society of Civil Engineers, Duke University Chapter Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The American Society of Civil Engineers, Duke University Chapter Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973 and 1974.
Processed by Emily Glenn
Completed February 2003
Encoded by Jill Katte, September 2003
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