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Guide to the John A. Blume Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0684
    Creator: Blume, John A., 1909-
    Title: John A. Blume papers
    Dates: 1903-1994
    Bulk Dates: 1928-1994
    Physical Description: 49.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection includes subject and reference files on earthquakes and earthquake-resistant design; slides, photographs, and videos pertaining to earthquakes and earthquake engineering; course files as both student and teacher; reports and other materials on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant; and talks, lectures, and reprints by Blume. Some materials pertain to the career of his father, Charles A. Blume. Items of note include US Coast and Geodetic Survey reports on California cities, 1930s-40s; photo album published by Kinnear Manufacturing on fire retardants in the San Francisco fire of 1906; and an album of views of San Francisco, 1915.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Collection is unprocessed and in remote storage. For access, please contact the University Archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    John A. Blume Papers (SC0684). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Blume, known as the father of earthquake engineering, earned his B.S. in civil engineering in 1933 and his engineer's degree in 1935 at Stanford University. He was a construction engineer on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and later worked for Standard Oil. In 1945 he established his own structural and earthquake engineering firm. He returned to Stanford in 1964 for graduate work and earned his doctorate in civil engineering in 1967. He died in 2002.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes subject and reference files on earthquakes and earthquake-resistant design; slides, photographs, and videos pertaining to earthquakes and earthquake engineering; course files as both student and teacher; reports and other materials on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant; and talks, lectures, and reprints by Blume. Some materials pertain to the career of his father, Charles A. Blume. Items of note include US Coast and Geodetic Survey reports on California cities, 1930s-40s; photo album published by Kinnear Manufacturing on fire retardants in the San Francisco fire of 1906; and an album of views of San Francisco, 1915.

    Access Terms

    Blume, Charles A.
    Blume, John A., 1909-
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. School of Engineering.
    U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
    Civil engineers.
    Diablo Canyon Nuclear Powerplant (Calif.)
    Earthquake engineering.
    Earthquake resistant design.
    San Francisco (Calif.) --Earthquake and fire, 1906