Finding Aid for the College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke. 1957-1963.
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Title: College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke.
Date (inclusive): 1957-1963.
Record Series number: 38
College of Engineering.
4 boxes (1.7 linear feet)
Abstract: Record Series 38 contains the outgoing correspondence of Charles Martin Duke of the UCLA College of Engineering.
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Materials are in English.
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[Identification of item], College of Engineering. Outgoing administrative correspondence of Charles Martin Duke. (Record Series
Number 38). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
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 onsite 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.