Scope and Content
Title: College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 38
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
1.6 linear ft.
Record Series 38 contains the outgoing correspondence of Charles Martin Duke of the UCLA College of Engineering.
College of Engineering.
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Record Series 38). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.
The College of Engineering at UCLA traces its beginning to a two-year program of instruction instituted in 1919 when the Los
Angeles State Normal School was incorporated into the University of California. Students who wanted to go beyond this two-year
program had to transfer to the Berkeley campus or to other universities until 1941 when the Regents authorized full instruction
in engineeting on the Los Angeles campus.
In 1944, Llewellyn M. K. Boelter was appointed the first Dean of the College of Engineering. A single undergraduate curriculum
has emphasized fundamentals common to all engineers; specialization occurs either in the senior year, during graduate study
or on the job.
C. Martin Duke, born in 1917, was educated as a civil engineer at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Professor
of Engineering at UCB (Cal) and UCLA; and as the chair or the Engineering Department and Associate Dean of the Engineering
College at UCLA. Research interests included earthquake engineering, soil mechaniecs, and effects of earthquakes on site structure.
Scope and Content
Record Series 38 contains the outgoing correspondence of Charles Martin Duke. Correspondence is directed to many members of
the College of Engineering or the larger UCLA community, regarding administration of the College of Engineering. Subjects
include: quality of teaching; curriculum design for the College of Engineering; organization of the Department and College
of Engineering; timetables for graduate programs; and engineering conferences.
This is an inactive Record Series; no additional University records are expected to be added.