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Guide to the Stanford University, Commission of Engineers, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0001
    Creator: Stanford University. Commission of Engineers.
    Title: Stanford University, Commission of Engineers, records
    Dates: 1906-1908
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Records of the University's Commission of Engineers responsible for the reconstruction of Stanford University buildings after the 1906 earthquake. Includes correspondence, the Commission's daily journals, photographs, negatives, and estimates of repairs.
    Summary: The records of the Commission of Engineers, dating from 1906 to 1908, include correspondence, daily journal, estimates of repairs, reports, photographs, and negatives.
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer, 1965.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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

    Stanford University, Commission of Engineers, Records (SC0001). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Processing Notes

    The original group of records, Box 1 through Box 5, folder 4, were processed in January 1965. Additional progress reports in Box 5, folders 5 and 6, were added in May 1972. In March 1995, the photographic negatives and prints in Boxes 6 through 13 were added to the records.

    Associated Materials

    Related materials may be found in SC 27 (Board of Trustees Supporting Documents), Box 1, folder for August 1, 1906, and in SC 28 (Horace Davis papers), Box 5, folder 37.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Commission of Engineers was charged with directing the restoration of the university's buildings after the earthquake of April 1906. The Commission, composed of Professors Charles D. Marx (civil engineering), Charles B. Wing (structural engineering), and William F. Durand (mechanical engineering), was appointed by the Board of Trustees in June 1906.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    The Commission of Engineers was charged with directing the restoration of the university's buildings after the earthquake of April 1906. The Commission, composed of Professors Charles D. Marx (civil engineering), Charles B. Wing (structural engineering), and William F. Durand (mechanical engineering), was appointed by the Board of Trustees in June 1906.

    Scope and Contents note

    The records of the Commission of Engineers, dating from 1906 to 1908, include correspondence, daily journal, estimates of repairs, reports, photographs, and negatives.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers of the University's Commission of Engineers responsible for the reconstruction of Stanford University buildings after the 1906 earthquake. Includes correspondence, the Commission's daily journals, photographs, negatives, and estimates of repairs.

    Access Terms

    Durand, William Frederick, 1859-1958.
    Marx, Charles David, 1858-1940.
    Stanford University. Commission of Engineers.
    Wing, Charles B.
    Journals.
    Photonegatives.
    Photoprints.
    San Francisco (Calif.) --Earthquake, 1906.