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Inventory of the Raymond E. Davis Papers, 1931-1956
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Description
Published and unpublished reports, correspondence, photographs, etc., primarily dealing with concrete testing for various dams in the U.S. and Turkey.
Background
Raymond Earl Davis was born in Gorham, Maine, on June 13, 1885, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Gray Davis. His interests in civil engineering projects were deep rooted at an early age so that even before completing his basic engineering education he spent several years in the field as a topographer and engineering inspector. Returning to the University of Maine, he received his B.S. in 1911 and C.E. in 1914. During 1911 through 1917 he became interested in teaching and served as Instructor and Associate in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he received his M.S. in 1916. This activity was interrupted by World War I, during which he was a first lieutenant, Engineering Corps, serving as Assistant to the Department Engineer, Western Department, in charge of collecting and compiling data for the War Department. When the war ended he resumed his career in teaching, serving for the next two years as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska.Excerpted from In Memoriam, by G. E. Troxell, H. E. Davis, and J. W. Kelly.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.