College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke. 1957-1963.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1986 September; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 April; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 June.
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Title: College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 38
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.6 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Date: 1957-1963
Abstract: Record Series 38 contains the outgoing correspondence of Charles Martin Duke of the UCLA College of Engineering.
Creator: College of Engineering.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], College of Engineering. Outgoing correspondence file of Charles Martin Duke (University Archives Record Series 38). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3520424 

Box 1

Outgoing Correspondence. 1957-1960.

Extent: 4 folders
Box 2

Outgoing Correspondence. 1960-1961.

Extent: 3 folders
Box 3

Outgoing Correspondence. 1961-1962.

Extent: 3 folders
Box 4

Outgoing Correspondence. 1962-1963.

Extent: 3 folders