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Guide to the Charles H. Purcell Collection, 1936-1951
1924-1926  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles H. Purcell Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1951
    Box Number: 1924-1926
    Creator: Purcell, Charles H., 1883-1951
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles H. Purcell Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Purcell, Charles Henry, 1883-1951.
    Bridges--California--San Francisco Bay--Design and construction.
    San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)

    Contents

    Correspondence, clippings, resolutions, letters of condolence, photographs, graphs

    Biography

    State Director of Public Works, Charles H. Purcell was born in North Bend, Nebraska, January 27, 1883. He entered state service in California as state highway engineer. Purcell directed a $153,000,000 five year highway construction program. As chief engineer of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, he supervised its design and construction. It was largely through Purcell's efforts in Washington, D.C. that financing was obtained for the project through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. The bridge was completed in November of 1936. In 1937, he was appointed a member of a national committee of highway experts to promote maximum safety in highway design. In 1944 he was awarded the George S. Bartlett award for outstanding contribution to highway design. He died September 7, 1951.

    Correspondents

    • Adams, J.W.
    • Aliavdin, N.L.
    • Allen, Robert A.
    • Anderson, Earl S.
    • Anderson, J.A.
    • Anderson, Roy L.
    • Apitz, Robert
    • Atkinson, Guy F.
    • Bacon, Edward R.
    • Baen, C.E.
    • Baise, W. Vance
    • Baker, C.C.
    • Baker, Harrison R.
    • Baldock, R.H.
    • Barnes, Hugh
    • Baumgartner, John W.
    • Benedict, M.A.
    • Black, James Byers, 1890-
    • Blood, James A.
    • Blume, Victor E.
    • Bowron, Fletcher
    • Branum, R.B.
    • Breitenstein, A.J.
    • Brodhead, Theodore J.
    • Bronn, Fred W.
    • Brooks, T.A.
    • Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-
    • Brown, Lyle M.
    • Budd, Edward Gowen, 1870-1946.
    • Burhans, Frank C.
    • Burpee, George W.
    • Bush, Carl
    • Butler, H.G.
    • Byrne, J.J.
    • Cahill, E.G.
    • Cameron, George T.
    • Campbell, D.W.
    • Cannon, D.A.
    • Cantlen, Henry R.
    • Carleton, C.C.
    • Carter, James M.
    • Chase, H.S.
    • Clark, Frank W.
    • Clark, R.R.
    • Clayberger, L.M.
    • Clemens, Mildred Leo
    • Clock, Ralph H.
    • Cobden, Harry A.
    • Coghlan, John P., 1876-
    • Connelly, Bill
    • Connolly, T.E.
    • Connor, E.H.
    • Cook, Fred S.
    • Cooper, Frederick F.
    • Copeland, Fred L.
    • Cullenwood, Eric
    • Cunningham, Stephen W.
    • Cutler, Leland Whitman, 1885-
    • Dant (?), C.E.
    • Darrow, F.T.
    • Dean, James A.
    • Debler, E.B.
    • DeGolia, E.B.
    • Derleth, C., Jr.
    • Dewell, Robert D.
    • Dickson, John
    • Dillman, Grover C.
    • Dolan, James C.
    • Donavan, John J.
    • D'Ooge, Leonard
    • Draper, William H., Jr.
    • Dunnagan, J.P.
    • Duque, E.E.
    • Durkee, Frank B.
    • East, E.E.
    • Elbow, Gus A.
    • Elliott, J.A.
    • Elliott, J.H.
    • Ellison, J.T.
    • Erskine, Herbert W.
    • Fahrney, P.L.
    • Fellom, Roy
    • Ferguson, O.J.
    • Fisher, H. Buford
    • Forward, Frank G.
    • Fowler, Louis F.
    • Frank, Aaron M.
    • Franks, Carl D.
    • Frey, August F.
    • Garner, C.S.
    • George, W.H.
    • Goodridge, Harry
    • Greer, D.C.
    • Gregory, John R.
    • Gronwoldt, August H.
    • Hale, Hal H.
    • Hanson, Peter
    • Harding, Paul
    • Harrington, John Lyle
    • Harris, R.A.
    • Hart, W.T.
    • Haselwood, F.W.
    • Hawley, Stuart C.
    • Hays, Robert
    • Heller, Edward Hellman.
    • Hendee, Clare W. (Clare Worden), 1908-
    • Hilp, Harry H.
    • Hilton, Ralph H.
    • Hitchcock, L.G.
    • Holman, Rufus C.
    • Hopkins, Harry A.
    • Hopkins, Jay
    • Hoyt, A. Sherman, Mrs.
    • Huck, C.A., Mrs.
    • Hughes, A.C.
    • Hughes, Ralph L.
    • Huls, Harold P.
    • Hunt, Herbert T.
    • Ingel, Ray
    • Jellick, Jay E.
    • Jim
    • Johnson, Charles G.
    • Jones, Alfred
    • Jones, George T.
    • Jordan, Frank M. (Frank Morrill), 1888-1970.
    • Joyner, Sterling J.
    • Judah, H.R.
    • Kaiser, Henry J., 1882-
    • Kaiser, Leland M.
    • Keenan, Ralph T.
    • Keesling, Francis V.
    • Keller, H.W.
    • Ken
    • Kennedy, G. Donald
    • Kennedy, R.C.
    • Kerr, H.S.
    • Killion, George
    • King, Arthur F.
    • King, Lyman M.
    • Kingston, Fred A.
    • Kinney, William M.
    • Kinnie, F.D.
    • Kirk, Harry J.
    • Kirkbride, Walter Harold, 1874-1944
    • Knapp, J.F.
    • Knight, Goodwin, 1896-1970.
    • Kuchel, Thomas H.
    • Larson, Elmer J.
    • Leake, Paul R.
    • Legg, Herbert C.
    • Lewis, Marshall M.
    • Lindley, Curtis, Jr.
    • Little, Walter J.
    • Lochead, James K.
    • Lombardi, Leo J.
    • Losh, William Jackson, 1896-1973.
    • McArthur, L.A.
    • Macartney, Morton
    • McBean, Atholl
    • McCabe, James H.
    • McCaffrey, James E.
    • McCombs, Philip N.
    • McFarlane, W.S.
    • Mack, W.W.
    • McKesson, Claude Leon.
    • McLeod, J.C.
    • MacMorran, Lloyd H.
    • McPherson, Robert B.
    • Maddux, Parker S.
    • Malcolm, Robert K.
    • Markham, William Colfax, 1868-
    • Marsh, Frank E.
    • Mathews, A.J.
    • Mehren, E.J.
    • Melvin, Bradford M.
    • Miller, Ross
    • Miller, Royal
    • Mitchell, Harry A.
    • Moisseiff, Leon Solomon.
    • Moore, Edwin S.
    • Moore, Joseph A.
    • Morris, A.F.
    • Morris, Edward
    • Mowder, Fred L.
    • Mullen, C.S.
    • Murray, Sam
    • Murrow, Lacey V.
    • Naughtin, Fred
    • Newhouse, Hugo D.
    • Nicholson, Don V.
    • Nielsen, Iener W.
    • Noble, Charles M.
    • O'Brien, A.R.
    • O'Gara, Gerald J., 1902-1989
    • Paine, Tevis
    • Panhorst, Fredrick W.
    • Parker, Neal D.
    • Parr, Fred D.
    • Partridge, Charles P.
    • Patton, Homer E.
    • Paul, Walker
    • Perkins, R.C.
    • Peyser, Jefferson E., 1899-
    • Pflueger, Milton T.
    • Phillips, T.L.
    • Portland Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America
    • Powers, Meta
    • Pratt, Mason D.
    • Ralph
    • Randlett, Fred M.
    • Ransom, F.H.
    • Renick, Harry W.
    • Reynolds, Earl C.
    • Reynolds, Leon B.
    • Richards, Frank S.
    • Richards, Franklin A.
    • Ridgway, Robert
    • Robinson, C. Ray
    • Robson, F.T.
    • Roche, Theodore J.
    • Ross, Bill
    • Roussel, Julien Delapierre
    • Rusty
    • Sachse, Franz R.
    • Sachse, Richard
    • Sattler, D.A.
    • Savage, George W.
    • Schirmer, H.A.
    • Schnetz, Earl O.
    • Scollin, Richard I.
    • Scott, E.T.
    • Seeley, Carrol C.
    • Sharkey, Will R.
    • Sheets, Frank T.
    • Skeggs, Jno. H.
    • Smith, Chester K.
    • Smith, Clayton V.
    • Smith, F.E.
    • Smith, R.G.
    • Sperbeck, Ivan C.
    • Sperry, A.W.
    • Stanley, Carl S.
    • Stanley, Tom L.
    • Stevenot, Archie
    • Stevens, D.P.
    • Stewart, Charles W.
    • Strauss, Joseph Baermann, 1870-1938.
    • Streblow, A.G.
    • Stuntz, W.G.
    • Sullivan, E.Q.
    • Sullivan, Frank C.
    • Sullivan, George L.
    • Swanson, R.G.
    • Telford, Edward T.
    • Tetley, Frank A.
    • Thomson, Wood and Hoffman
    • Tilley, A.C.
    • Tinker, G.H.
    • Todd, Charles F.
    • United Contracting Co.
    • Upson, Maxwell M.
    • Upton, J.H.
    • Vanderlip, Loran C.
    • van Loben Sels, J.F.
    • van Orsdel, R.A.
    • Wallace, E.E.
    • Wallace, Lew
    • Ware, Wallace L.
    • Warlow, Chester H.
    • Warren, George E.
    • Watkins, D.E.
    • Welsh, John M.
    • Whitaker, H.E.
    • White, F.R.
    • Whitmore, C.H.
    • Williams, Al
    • Williams, Harry G.
    • Williamson, C.J.S.
    • Wilson, Phil S.
    • Wing, Charles Benjamin, 1864-
    • Winnett, P.G.
    • Wishon, A. Emory
    • Wood, Clyde W.
    • Wood, Howard C.
    • Woodruff, Glenn B.
    • Woods, Baldwin Munger, 1887-
    • Wright, K.C.
    • Youngberg, J.C.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Photographs:

    • Purcell, Charles H.
    • Bridges: San Francisco--Oakland Bay Bridge

    Certificates:

    • Building Industry award for 1951
    • California Safety Council
    • Oregon State Board of Engineering Examiners