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Finding Aid for the College of Engineering. Administrative files of C. [Charles] Martin Duke. 1943-1967.
University Archives Record Series 52  
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  • Title: College of Engineering. Administrative files of C. [Charles] Martin Duke.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 52
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.4 linear ft. (11 boxes)
    Date: 1943-1967
    Abstract: Record Series 52 contains reports, committee minutes, and correspondence pertaining to the operation of the College of Engineering at UCLA. Predominant subjects include activities of faculty, curriculum design, departmental organization including a master plan study, annual commencement program and dinner, and business of the Engineers Council for Professional Development.
    Creator: College of Engineering.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], College of Engineering. Administrative files of C. [Charles] Martin Duke (University Archives Record Series 52). 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 wanting 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 engineering 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 (b.1917-d.1988) was educated as a civil engineer at the University of California, Berkeley. He later served as a professor of engineering at UCB and UCLA and as the chairman of the Engineering Department and associate dean of the College of Engineering at UCLA. Research interests included earthquake engineering, soil mechanics, and the effects of earthquakes on site structures.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 52 contains reports, committee minutes, and correspondence pertaining to the operation of the College of Engineering at UCLA. Predominant subjects include activities of faculty, curriculum design, departmental organization including a master plan study, annual commencement program and dinner, and business of the Engineers Council for Professional Development.
    This is an inactive Record Series; no additional University records are expected to be added.