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Morrough P. O'Brien papers
WRCA 059  
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Description
Correspondence, reports, and documents, concerning sedimentation, flow of water in channels, rivers, flood control, waves and surge, beach erosion, dams and related projects, pipes, hydraulic models, and pumps.
Background
Morrough Parker O'Brien was born in Hammond, Indiana, on September 21, 1902. He completed high school in Toledo, Ohio, and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925. He did graduate work at Purdue University, 1925-1927, and in 1927-1928, as the John R. Freeman Scholar of the American Society of Civil Engineers for study of fluid mechanics at the Technische Hochschule in Danzig and The Royal College of Engineering in Stockholm. He received three honorary degrees: the D.Sc. from Northwestern University; the D.Eng. from Purdue University; and the LL.D. from the University of California.
Extent
12 linear feet 26 boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.