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Indiana Engineering Society records


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Indiana Engineering Society Records

Indiana Engineering Society Records

Indiana Engineering Society Records

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Indiana Engineering Society records, 1913-1937 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1927-1937

Primary Creator: Indiana Engineering Society

Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder 1 includes loose-leaf papers that have been bound together with a small binder. Folders 2-11include loose-leaf papers of correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, and member directories, in no particular order. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Engineering, Engineering--Indiana, Engineers--Indiana-Societies, etc., Indiana Engineering Society--Membership, Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering

Forms of Material: Annual reports, Correspondence, Financial records, Memorandums, Minutes, Programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Indiana Engineering Society Records (1913-1937, 0.5 cubic feet) document the correspondence, activities and conferences of the Indiana Engineering Society. Highlighting individual members and other regional engineering societies, the collection shows the Indiana Engineering Society's involvement with the community. Although the records span the years of 1913 to 1937, the majority of the records cover from 1927 to 1937. Types of materials include: correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, and member directories.

Biographical Note

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<p><span style="font-size: small;">"During the winter of 1880-81, a correspondence was carried on in the northern part of the State between W. A. Osmer, of Cass county, and others, and in the southern part of the State on the part of J. C. Pulse, of Decatur county, and others, in which the expediency of forming a permanent organization of the County Surveyors of the State of Indiana was discussed, which resulted in issuing of the following notice to the County Surveyors of the State."</span></p>

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<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Source:</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Indiana Engineering Society. "Annual report of the Indiana engineering society (incorporated) Proceedings of the society." Indianapolis, IN: 1881-1930.</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;">According to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana</span></span> members of the Indiana Engineering Society are county surveyors and other civil engineers of the state of Indiana. &nbsp;The society is also one of the oldest and most vigorous in the United States.</p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;">Previous names that the Indiana Engineering Society went by are: Association of County Surveyors and Civil Engineers of the State of Indiana, 1881-1886; Indiana Society of Civil Engineers and Surveyors of the State of Indiana, 1887-1890; Indiana Engineering Society (of the State of Indiana), 1891-end. The first meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana and the first president was W. A. Osmer of Logansport.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Source:</em></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&nbsp;"A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana." </em>Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company, 1916. Retrieved from on July 7, 2009 from: <a href="http://www.ritner.net/FarmerJoe.html">http://www.ritner.net/FarmerJoe.html</a></span></p>

Subject/Index Terms

Civil engineering
Electrical engineering
Engineers--Indiana-Societies, etc.
Indiana Engineering Society--Membership
Industrial engineering
Mechanical engineering

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.5 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University

Acquisition Source: Originally part of the William F. M. Goss book collection

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William F. M. Goss Papers, 1892

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Andrey A. Potter Papers, 1893-1986

William K. Hatt Papers

William K. Hatt Papers, 1913-192?

Preferred Citation: MSP 16, Indiana Engineering Society records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All original order of the materials has been retained. Materials have been housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/indiana_engineering_society.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Indiana Engineering Society Records, 1913-1937],
[Folder 1: Indiana Engineering Society Records, 1925-1928],
[Folder 2: Indiana Engineering Society Records, 1913-1937],