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Guide to the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter Records
    Dates: 1915-1955
    Identification: MS-0019
    Creator: American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter
    Physical Description: 8.75 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    On February 5, 1915, San Diego residents who were members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) met at the University Club and proposed the formation of a local section of the ASCE. The constitution of the proposed section was adopted by the national organization on March 5, 1915, marking the official founding of the San Diego section. The local establishes professional standards for its members and promotes relationships between the public and governmental organization.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    American Society of Civil Engineers
    American Society of Civil Engineers. San Diego Section -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    Civil engineering -- California -- San Diego

    Administrative Information



    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Local Officers and Administration
    1. Minutes
                  a. Regular and Special Meetings
                  b. Minutes of Board of Directors' Meetings
    2. Office of the President
    3. Office of the Vice President
    4. Office of the Secretary
    5. Office of the Treasurer
    6. Local Membership – Personnel
    7. Local Membership – Committees and Activities
    II. Departments of National Organization
    1. Office of the Secretary
    2. Purposes, Function, Structure
    3. Special Committees, Task Forces, Publications
    III. Committees
    1. California, State of, boards, commissions, departments
    2. ASCE Committees, other state-wide organizations
    IV. Conferences, Conventions, and Meetings of national, regional, and state-wide organizations
    V. Published Materials, News Releases, Reprints, Clippings

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of regular and special meetings, minutes of Board of Directors' meetings, minutes of Executive Committee meetings, and the records of the offices of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, materials relating to the national organization, newsletters, and published ephemera.