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Finding Aid for the R. R. Martel Papers 1922-1935
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Series 1. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific 1927, 1933

Box 1, Folder 2

California Uniform Building Code 1933-1935

Box 1, Folder 3

Dewell, Henry D. 1928

Box 1, Folder 4

McBean, A. 1934

Box 1, Folder 5

McLean, Ralph S. 1933-1934

Box 1, Folder 6

Richter, R. M. 1934

Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous correspondence

Scope and Content Note

  • Burne, Stanley 1933
  • Clay Products Institute of California 1928
  • Derrick, C. J. 1934
  • Doolittle, H. L. 1931
  • Erick, Murray undated
  • Garrett, J. A. 1933
  • Gregory, S. M. 1933
  • Hadley, Homer M. 1933
  • Hayes, J. E. 1935
  • Maher, T. J. 1933
  • Naito, T. 1927
  • Querida, Quinta 1933
  • Simons Brick Company 1933
  • Whittlesey, H. C. 1933
  • Wilder, Robert M. 1933
 

Series 2. Long Beach Earthquake (March 10, 1933)

 

Related Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 8

Binder, R. W. 1933

Box 1, Folder 9

Davies, J. H. 1933-1934

Box 1, Folder 10

Hammill, Harold B. 1933

Box 1, Folder 11

Marshal, Donald E. 1933

Box 1, Folder 12

Miller, A. F. G. 1933

Box 1, Folder 13

Narver, D. L. 1933

Box 1, Folder 14

Shield, J. E. 1933-1934

Box 1, Folder 15

Sweeney, John 1932-1933

 

School Buildings

Box 1, Folder 16

"Estimates of cost for rehabilitation of Los Angeles City schools," excerpt from Southwest Builder and Contractor 1933 Dec

Box 1, Folder 17

Report: "Certain information pertaining to the problem of reconstructing, rehabilitating, and strengthening school buildings of Los Angeles City" 1934 Jan 5

Box 1, Folder 18

Report: "Structural problems in connection with the design of earthquake resistive school buildings," [by] C. H. Kromer 1934 Apr 14

Box 1, Folder 19

School Safety Bonds 1933-1934

Box 1, Folder 20

Brochure: "Safety with economy in school buildings" 1934 Aug

Note

Prepared and published by National Lumber Manufacturers association.
Box 1, Folder 21

Diagram: Beverly Hills High School undated

 

Reports

Box 1, Folder 22

"Preliminary notice: Earthquake of March 10, 1933" 1933 Apr 4

Box 1, Folder 23

"Engineering lessons of the quake," by R. R. Martel 1933 Apr 12

Note

Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Symposium on the Long Beach Earthquake of March 10, 1933.
Box 1, Folder 24

"What happened geologically," by J. P. Buwalda 1933 Apr 12

Note

Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Symposium on the Long Beach Earthquake of March 10, 1933.
Box 1, Folder 25

"What happened seismologically," by H. O. Wood 1933 Apr 12

Note

Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Symposium on the Long Beach Earthquake of March 10, 1933.
Box 1, Folder 26

"The Southern California earthquake as affecting automatic sprinkler fire protection" 1933 Apr 12

Note

Two copies.
Box 1, Folder 27

"Building Department of the City of Long Beach repairs by Gunite, specification no. 1" 1933 May 4

Note

Includes photos.
Box 1, Folder 28

"Effect of Southern California earthquake upon building of unit masonry construction," by Raymond E. Davis 1933 May 31

Note

Two copies.
Box 2, Folder 1

"Abstracts of reports received regarding the earthquake which occurred in Southern California on March 10, 1933" 1933 Jun 15

Note

Prepared by the Department of Commerce, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Box 2, Folder 2

"Report concerning earthquake of March 10, 1933" 1933 Jun 26

Note

Submitted by Harry H. Baskerville to the Los Angeles City Board of Education.
Box 2, Folder 3

"Condensed report of the damage done by the earthquake of March 10, 1933, and subsequent shocks to the Lyons Van Storage warehouse, Long Beach, California," compiled by E. S. Marsh 1933 Aug 1

Box 2, Folder 4

"The Southern California earthquake," by Victor A. Endersby 1933

Note

Includes photos.
Box 2, Folder 5

"Report of the Southern California earthquake of March 10, 1933 in the design of steel storage tanks" 1934 Jan 11

Note

Prepared by the California District Sub-Committee on Tanks.
Box 2, Folder 6

"Report of the structural damage to the Wilmore Apartments, Long Beach, California," [Prepared by] Edward L. Mayberry probably 1933

Box 2, Folder 7

"Report on California First National Bank building, First & Pine, Long Beach" probably 1933

Note

Includes photos.
 

Series 3. Talks and Conferences

 

3 rd Pan-Pacific Science Congress, Tokyo, Japan 1926

Box 2, Folder 8

"Notes: Reconstruction of Tokyo and Yokohama" [1927]

Box 2, Folder 9

"Discussions on construction of earthquake proof frame buildings," by Dr. Tachu Naito undated

Note

Translated from Japanese.
Box 2, Folder 10

Miscellaneous research material regarding Japan earthquake Sep 1, 1923

 

World Engineering Congress, Tokyo, Japan 1929

Box 2, Folder 11

"On earthquake and building construction," by Dr. Kenzaburo Mashima 1929

Note

Presented at the World Engineering Congress, Japan, 1929.
Box 2, Folder 12

"On the vibration curves of high framed structures," by A. Mizuhara 1929

Note

Presented at the World Engineering Congress, Japan, 1929.
Box 2, Folder 13

"Earthquake-resistant building construction in Japan in theory and practice" 1929

Note

Abstracts of papers presented at the World Engineering Congress, Japan, 1929.
Box 2, Folder 14

Photos of Japanese buildings and structures probably 1926

Note

Students' classwork dated Jan-Apr 1929 on reverse side.
Box 2, Folder 15

Postcards of Japanese buildings undated

Note

Students' classwork dated Jan-Apr 1929 on reverse side.
Box 2, Folder 16

Excerpts from Engineering News-Record regarding Japanese structures 1929-1930

Box 2, Folder 17

Glass slides for Martel's lecture

Scope and Content Note

  • Box 1: 6 b/w slides of Tokyo, Japan undated
  • Box 2: 7 b/w slides of Tokyo, Japanundated
  • Box 3: 5 b/w slides of Yokohama, Japanundated
  • Box 4: 5 colored slides of Japan, generalundated
 

Talks

Box 2, Folder 18

"Strengthening buildings for earthquake stress," talk given at University of Southern California 1934 May 31

Box 2, Folder 19

Structural Engineers Association of California Annual Convention (4 th: Fresno) 1935 Oct 18-19

Box 2, Folder 20

"Two years of experience in the application of the Field Act" 1935 Nov 7

Note

Paper presented before the Industrial Section of the California State Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles.
 

Series 4. Maps and Photos

Box 3, Folder 1

Map: Los Angeles District undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Map: Depleted groundwater basins in metropolitan area 1931 Aug

Box 3, Folder 3

Photos: Seismographic records 1922, 1928

Box 3, Folder 4

Photos: Santa Barbara earthquake damages 1925-1929

Box 3, Folder 5

Photos: First Trust Building, Pasadena, California undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Photos: The New Edison Building, Los Angeles, California undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Photos: Southern California earthquake damages 1933 Mar 10

Box 3, Folder 8

Photos: Earthquake damage to a house in Compton, California undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Photos: Gold Medal Creamery Building, East Anaheim near Ohio undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Photos: Unidentified buildings photos undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Photo: Apparatus, unidentified undated

 

Series 5. Publications

 

Journals

Box 3, Folder 12

Building Economy, vol. 6, no. 6 1930 Jul

Box 3, Folder 13

California Highways and Public Works 1933 Apr, Jul-Aug

Box 3, Folder 14

The Conference Bulletin 1933 Apr, Jun; 1934 Jan

Box 3, Folder 15

The Engineering Magazine, vol. 1, no. 4 1930 Dec

Box 3, Folder 16

Masonry Mortar 1934

Box 3, Folder 17

Pipe Progress, vol. 18, no. 2 1933 Apr

Box 3, Folder 18

West Coast Builders 1933 Mar

 

Reports

Box 3, Folder 19

"The rigidity and strength of flame walls," by George W. Trayer 1929 Oct 7

Note

Accompanied by a letter dated May 2, 1933 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
Box 3, Folder 20

"Report of flame and bond tests made upon Thermax insulating board for the Thermax Corporation, Chicago, Illinois" 1932 Jan 14

Note

Report no. 2282 of the Committee on Testing, Department of Civil Engineering, Columbia University.
Box 3, Folder 21

"Report on effects of Southern California earthquake on Lamella Roof Construction" probably 1934

Note

2 copies.
Box 3, Folder 22

"The dynamics of oscillating structures," [by] L. M. Hoskins undated

Box 3, Folder 23

"Earthquake provisions for First Trust Building, Pasadena, California," [by R. R. Martel] probably 1927

 

Reprints and Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 1

R. R. Martel reprints 1929, 1933

Box 4, Folder 2

Reprints of others 1924-1934

Box 4, Folder 3

Binder: "Notes on earthquakes" by R. R. Martel 1933-1934

Box 4, Folder 4

Broschure: When earthquake comes-good construction wins! probably 1934

Note

Published by Portland Cement Association.
Box 4, Folder 5

Excerpts from Engineering News-Record and newspaper clippings 1927-1933