This collection chiefly contains travel diaries and correspondence reflecting the trips of American hydraulic engineering
professor James W. Daily (1913-1991) and his wife, Sarah A. Daily (1915-2009), to the People's Republic of China in 1974 and
1979, as well as a visit by Sarah in 1994. Also included are letters from Carr Chia-Chang Liang, a Caltech student in the
late 1930s, that chronicle his trip back to and conditions in wartime China in the early 1940s.
James W. Daily (1913-1991) was a hydraulic engineer and professor. He received a BA from Stanford University (1935) and an
MS (1937) and a PhD (1945) in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He was a professor at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1946-1964) and a professor of fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering at the University
of Michigan (1964-1981).Sarah Atwood Daily (1915-2009) (also known as Sally Daily) was born in New Jersey and graduated from Smith College. She married
Professor James W. Daily (1913-1991) in 1938. She traveled to China in 1974, 1979, and 1994, and taught English at the East
China College of Hydraulic Engineering in Nanjing in 1979. The Dailys lived in Michigan from 1964 until 1983, when they retired
to Pasadena, California.
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