The collection consists of published and unpublished reports, correspondence, photographs, etc., primarily dealing with concrete
testing for various dams in the U.S. and Turkey.
Raymond Earl Davis was born in Gorham, Maine, on June 13, 1885, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Gray Davis. His interests
in civil engineering projects were deep rooted at an early age so that even before completing his basic engineering education
he spent several years in the field as a topographer and engineering inspector. Returning to the University of Maine, he received
his B.S. in 1911 and C.E. in 1914. During 1911 through 1917 he became interested in teaching and served as Instructor and
Associate in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he received his M.S. in 1916. This activity was interrupted
by World War I, during which he was a first lieutenant, Engineering Corps, serving as Assistant to the Department Engineer,
Western Department, in charge of collecting and compiling data for the War Department. When the war ended he resumed his career
in teaching, serving for the next two years as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska.
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