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Guide to the Charles Derleth Papers, 1893-1953
BANC MSS 91/116 c  
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Description
The Charles Derleth Papers, 1893-1953, include engineering project records, documents from Derleth's tenure at the University of California, Berkeley College of Civil Engineering, a personal scrapbook, scrapbooks from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, and collected reference materials. Project records consist of correspondence, specifications, and drawings for a number of projects including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Broadway (Caldecott) Tunnel, and the Posey Tube. Faculty Papers contain lecture notes, examination materials, and research for civil engineering courses. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire scrapbooks contain clippings, correspondence, documents, and maps relating to the destruction and rebuilding process.
Background
Charles Derleth, Jr. was born October 2, 1874 in New York. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York in 1894 and a Civil Engineering degree from Columbia University in 1896. Derleth served as an instructor and lecturer at Columbia until 1901, when he moved west to become Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado. In 1903 Derleth accepted an appointment to the University of California, Berkeley to serve as Associate Professor of Structural Engineering. By 1907 he was Professor and Dean of the College of Civil Engineering, and in 1930 when the Colleges of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering combined, Derleth was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering, serving until 1942.
Extent
3 Boxes and 5 Cartons (7.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.