Guide to the American Society of Civil Engineers, Stanford University Student Chapter, Records

Patricia White
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
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Call Number: SC0525
Creator: American Society of Civil Engineers. Stanford University student chapter
Title: American Society of Civil Engineers, Stanford University student chapter, records
Dates: 1896-1941
Physical Description: 3.75 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Custodial History

Gift of Associated Students of Stanford University.

Information about Access


Ownership & Copyright

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

Cite As

[Identification of item], American Society of Civil Engineers, Stanford University Student Chapter, Records (SC0525). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Civil engineering students at Stanford University organized their first professional club in 1893, the Civil Enginering Club. In November 1905, the Civil Engineering Society was organized; the name was changed to the Associated Civil Engineers in 1910. In 1920, when the American Society of Civil Engineers authorized student chapters, the Stanford A.C.E. became the first student chapter to join the A.S.C.E.


These records represent both the Associated Civil Engineers and the Stanford University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Records of the A.C.E. include an account book, 1905-1920, papers read before meetings, 1911-1915, and secretary's book, 1905-1919. Records of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers include constitution and related correspondence, correspondence of Samuel B. Morris pertaining to several research trips, abstracts of proceedings from national meetings, and several papers read before local meetings.
The bulk of these records were found among the records of the Associated Students of Stanford University. They were removed in December 1996 and processed as a separate collection. The record book of the Associated Civil Engineers was removed from the 4 digit collection and added to this collection.

Access Terms

Associated Civil Engineers. (Location of Meeting--Stanford University)
Civil Engineering Society. (Location of Meeting--Stanford University.)
Morris, Samuel Brooks, 1890-1962.
Stanford University -- General subdivision--Students.;
Thomas, William Henry.
Civil engineering.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Associated Civil Engineers, record book 1905-1920


Papers read before the A.C.E.

Box 1, Folder 2

Ambrose, A. W., Maintenance of Way Construction on the Southern Pacific

Box 1, Folder 2

Avery, H. T., California State Highway Construction October 1914

Box 1, Folder 3

Blase, Roy, Electrification of the Oakland Suburban System May 1913

Box 1, Folder 3

Briggs, R. C., The Work of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Box 1, Folder 3

Brinkmeyer, H., Revaluation Work on Rail Roads Jan. 26, 1915

Box 1, Folder 4

Cecil, N. M., The Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts

Box 1, Folder 4

Christensen, A. E., Roads of the Middle West Nov. 23, 1915


Cox, Joel B.

Box 1, Folder 5

An Irrigation Ditch in Hawaii May 1913

Box 1, Folder 5

The New Haiku Ditch April 1915

Box 1, Folder 6

Dickinson, P. V., The Flood Problem of the Calaveras River Basin

Box 1, Folder 6

Dingle, C. O., California State Roads September 1911

Box 1, Folder 7

Dodge, J. W., Automatic Telegraphy November 1915

Box 1, Folder 7

Dool, D. C., Controlling the Colorado River at the Imperial Valley Canal Intake April 1915

Box 1, Folder 7

Doxsee, W. H., Proposed Development of Redwood Harbor May 1913

Box 1, Folder 8

George, H. P., The San Diego and Arizona Railway

Box 1, Folder 8

Gill, G. F., Southern Pacific Surveying Methods, [missing pages 1 and 2] October 1914

Box 1, Folder 8

Gregory, A. C., Levees and Levee Construction

Box 1, Folder 9

Halcombe, N. M., Canal Excavation in Shasta County

Box 1, Folder 9

Hirasawa, J., Japanese Oil Production December 1914

Box 1, Folder 9

Hunt, G. W., A Modern Method of Locating Logging Roads May 1913

Box 1, Folder 10

Jack, J. R., Efficiency in a Manager

Box 1, Folder 10

Jeffers, J. S., Failure of Wooden Girder Long Beach Wharf March 1915

Box 1, Folder 10

Kingsbury, J. M., Experiences in the Oil Fields December 1914

Box 1, Folder 11

Laird, W. A., Summerland Water Supply System

Box 1, Folder 11

McMillan, W. Bruce, The Effect of Motor Traffic on Rock Roads

Box 1, Folder 11

Morrison, M. E., The Pittsburg Filtration Plant

Box 1, Folder 11

Narver, D. L., Tufa Cement as Used on the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Box 1, Folder 12

Olsen, H., The Making of a Stove March 1916

Box 1, Folder 12

Olsen, Louis, Municipal Refuse Destructor Plant in Palo Alto, California December 1914

Box 1, Folder 12

Piper, W. B., Crater Lake National Park and its Road Work April 1915

Box 1, Folder 13

Richardson, W. H., Location Surveys in Alaska March 1911

Box 1, Folder 13

Sandstrom, A. C., Two Methods of Stream Gauging Used on the McKenzie Power Project March 1913

Box 1, Folder 13

Scott, E. T., Hydraulic Dredging at Wilmington, California

Box 1, Folder 13

Seymour, D. J., Architectural Drafting October 1914

Box 1, Folder 14

Sharp, E. W., Dirt Coffer Dams

Box 1, Folder 14

Smith, Chauncey, Methods of Handling Concrete on Buildings November 1912

Box 1, Folder 14

Stocklmeier, Louis, Modern Irrigation September 1915

Box 1, Folder 15

Swanson, C. R., The Big Creek Power Plant October 1913

Box 1, Folder 15

Thomas, W. H., Timber Estimating March 1911

Box 1, Folder 15

Waterman, H. A., Power Line Construction

Box 1, Folder 16

Wells, J. B., The Construction of the Chamber Building of a Sulphuric Acid Plant

Box 1, Folder 16

Wong, Ralph Buck-Hond, Railway in China November 1915


No author

Box 1, Folder 17

Construction of Lateral Ditches on the Sacramento Valley Irrigation Project

Box 1, Folder 17

East Contra Cost Irrigation System

Box 1, Folder 17

Railway Revaluation

Box 1, Folder 17

Sewerage Disposal in Southern California

Box 1, Folder 18

Some Results of Tests on Beams Designed After the Ransome

Box 1, Folder 18

The South Bay Bulkhead

Box 1, Folder 18

[Summer's Work in Salt Lake, Utah, Engineering Firm]

Box 1, Folder 19

Topographical Surveying with Aneroid Barometer

Box 1, Folder 19

The Washington State Highway Department

Box 1, Folder 19

The Water Conservation Association of the Santa Ana River

Box 1, Folder 20

original index

Box 2, Folder 1

Abstracts and excerpts from annual report of committee on student chapters to board of direction 1933-1938

Box 2, Folder 2

Abstract from stenographic record of conference of student chapter representatives 1936-1937

Box 2, Folder 3

Alumni directory correspondence 1926

Box 2, Folder 4

Annual report of the Stanford chapter 1934

Box 2, Folder 5

A. S. C. E. manuals 1935

Box 2, Folder 6

Circular of information regarding the Stanford University student chapter of the A. S. C. E., 1921

Box 2, Folder 7

Constitution and related correspondence 1926-1927

Box 2, Folder 8

Engineers' Council for Professional Development, fifth annual report 1937

Box 2, Folder 9

Initiation 1936-1938

Box 2, Folder 10

Papers read before the A. S. C. E.


San Francisco Chapter of Amer. Soc. of Civil Engrs. Meeting of Dec. 21, 1920, Attended by K. H. Swanholm and L. D. Wilbur


Wilbur, Lyman D., The Los Angeles Aqueduct January 1921


Fish, L. S., Some Engineering Problems Incident to the Production of Petroleum November 1920


Lawler, Harry C., Construction of County Highway Bridge Spanning Salinas River at Palo Robles, California

Box 2, Folder 11

Photographs 1941

Box 2, Folder 12

Picnic at C. C. Kennedy's June 5, 1938

Box 2, Folder 13

Scholarship plan 1920-1921

Box 2, Folder 14-15

Spring trip - Colorado River aqueduct 1936

Box 2, Folder 16

Spring trip - Shasta Dam 1940

Box 2, Folder 17

Trasurer's reports 1937

Box 3

Mounted photographs of club members (1913 is a composite of individual shots into one photo) circa 1896 and 1906-1916

Box 4

Mounted photographs of club members (1919 and 1920 images are somewhat damaged) 1917 -1925

Box 5

Mounted photographs of club members 1926 -1934

Box 9

Secretary's book 1905-1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes constitution, membership lists, and minutes of meetings.