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Blume (John A.) Papers
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  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: John A. Blume papers
    creator: Blume, John A.
    source: Stanford University. School of Engineering
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0684
    Physical Description: 49.5 Linear Feet 33 cartons
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1994
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Collection includes subject and reference files on earthquakes and earthquake-resistant design; slides, photographs, and videos pertaining to earthquakes and earthquake engineering; course files as both student and teacher; reports and other materials on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant; and talks, lectures, and reprints by Blume. Some materials pertain to the career of his father, Charles A. Blume. Items of note include US Coast and Geodetic Survey reports on California cities, 1930s-40s; photo album published by Kinnear Manufacturing on fire retardants in the San Francisco fire of 1906; and an album of views of San Francisco, 1915.

    Information about Access

    Collection is unprocessed and in remote storage. For access, please contact the University Archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    John A. Blume Papers (SC0684). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Blume, known as the father of earthquake engineering, earned his B.S. in civil engineering in 1933 and his engineer's degree in 1935 at Stanford University. He was a construction engineer on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and later worked for Standard Oil. In 1945 he established his own structural and earthquake engineering firm. He returned to Stanford in 1964 for graduate work and earned his doctorate in civil engineering in 1967. He died in 2002.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes subject and reference files on earthquakes and earthquake-resistant design; slides, photographs, and videos pertaining to earthquakes and earthquake engineering; course files as both student and teacher; reports and other materials on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant; and talks, lectures, and reprints by Blume. Some materials pertain to the career of his father, Charles A. Blume. Items of note include US Coast and Geodetic Survey reports on California cities, 1930s-40s; photo album published by Kinnear Manufacturing on fire retardants in the San Francisco fire of 1906; and an album of views of San Francisco, 1915.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Diablo Canyon Nuclear Powerplant (Calif.)
    Civil engineers.
    Earthquake resistant design.
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    Earthquake engineering.
    Blume, John A.
    U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    Blume, Charles A.
    Blume, John A.
    Stanford University. School of Engineering