Finding Aid to the Tudor Engineering Company Records, 1933-2006

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Finding Aid to the Tudor Engineering Company Records, 1933-2006

Collection number: BANC MSS 2007/134

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library Staff
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Tudor Engineering Company records
Date (inclusive): 1933-2006
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/134
Creator: Tudor Engineering Company
Extent: 6 cartons 7.5 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Contains records of the major engineering projects of the Tudor Engineering Company, including work on the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, Tagus River Bridge and others.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tudor Engineering Company Records, BANC MSS 2007/134, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Related Collections

Tudor Engineering Company photograph archive, circa 1950-1993 (BANC PIC 2007.029--PIC).

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library, BANC PIC 2007.029--PIC.
Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Merced Irrigation District (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)
Tudor Engineering Company--Archives
Bridges--California--San Francisco Bay--Design and construction
Bridges--Portugal--Tagus River--Design and construction
Dams--California--Merced River--Design and construction
Engineering firms--California
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
New Exchequer Dam (Calif.)
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Promotional materials

Administrative Information

The Tudor Engineering Company Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Robert Janopaul on March 12, 2007.

Biography/Organization History

The Tudor Engineering Company was founded in San Francisco in 1950 by the late Ralph A. Tudor, a West Point graduate and retired Colonel in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Tudor established a nationwide reputation for excellence following his involvement in the design and construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and other bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The firm's early assignments were the design and construction management of several long span bridges across the Colombia River between Washington and Oregon and across other major waterways in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to highway and bridge work, the firm developed expertise in the water resources field, including a major hydroelectric project in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California during the mid 1950s.
In the early 1960s, Tudor Engineering played a major role in the design and construction of the Tagus River Bridge project in Lisbon, Portugal. The firm also undertook a major hydroelectric project for the Merced Irrigation District in California. It designed and supervised construction of the Exchequer Dam. Located on the Merced River, it was the highest concrete-faced rock-filled dam in the United States at the time.
The early 1960s also saw the formation of the joint venture of Parsons-Brinkerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel (PBTB), which undertook the management of design and construction and activities for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Tudor Engineering's role in the joint venture involved civil engineering design and construction activities, including aerial structures, several underground and above-ground transit stations, tunnels, bridges, and several train maintenance yards. The PBTB joint venture also undertook the design of the Caracas Metro system in Caracas, Venezuela, the first phase of which was completed in the 1970s.
By the completion of the BART and the Caracas systems, Tudor Engineering had developed special expertise in the design of modern rapid transit systems. Its next major transit assignment, conducted as a joint venture with Parsons Brinkerhoff (PBT), involved serving as the general engineering consultant for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Georgia. The PBT team began work on this project in the early 1970s.
In the mid 1970s, Tudor Engineering was one of the first consulting engineering firms to respond to the national energy shortage with innovative technology for retrofitting existing water resource facilities with small hydroelectric power plants. It pioneered this technology with methodology manuals for the Corps of Engineers, the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Electric Power Research Institute. Besides developing new innovative technology, the firm has had the lead role in the planning, design, and construction management of more than 30 of these hydroelectric installations through the western United States.
In 1989 the Los Angeles office moved to Oakland, CA and Tudor Engineering Company merged with Kaiser Engineering in Oakland.

Scope and Content Note

Contains records of the major engineering projects of the Tudor Engineering Company, including work on the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, Tagus River Bridge and others. The Tudor Engineering Company records also include reports and statements documenting the history of the company's evolution through financial records, personnel records, and various promotional brochures. The papers are arranged as received.

Container Listing

carton 1, folder 1

San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge - West Bay Pier construction 1933-1935 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 1, folder 2

Designing and Building the Bay Bridge 1934-1937 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 1, folder 3

Golden Gate Bridge Rapid Transit Investigation, report #1 1960 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 4

Golden Gate Bridge Supplementary Report on Engineering Feasibility of Proposed Rapid Transit Facilities 1961 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 5-8

Seismic analysis of the main piers for the Tagus River Bridge 1961 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 9-10

Tagus River Bridge Piers 1965 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 11-14

Seismic Analysis of Suspension Bridge Piers 1963 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 15

Outline of talk on the planning, design, & construction, main piers of the Tagus River Bridge Dec. 2 1963 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 16

Tagus River Bridge Piers 3 and 4 1963 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 17

Messina Strait 1963-1965 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 18

Three Rivers Bridge - Yves Lacroix 1965 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 19

Preliminary study of engineering and economic phases of bridging Puget Sound 1948-1952 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 20

Computer program for pile driving analysis by wave equation 1960 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 21

Earthquake data, Viaduct Piers, Tagus River Bridge 1961 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 22-26

Merger of Tudor Engineering into American Capital and Research Corporation (ACR), Tudor Engineering Inc. 1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 27

Tudor Engineering stock/retirement plans 1964-1978 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 28

Tudor Engineering Co. by-laws 1977 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 29

Louis W. Riggs agreements 1986-1988 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 30

Personnel information 1965-1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 31

Personnel, administration 1986-1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 32

Resumes, key personnel undated BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 33

Tudor Engineering - Bendix Computer 1958-1959 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 34

Cancelled stock certificates 1967-1985 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 35

Statements of energy operations 1984-1986 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 1, folder 36

Letter to Board of Directors - Intergraph purchase 1984 BANC MSS 2007/134

 

Merced Irrigation District BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 1

Recreation facility 1964-1966 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 2-3

Board of Consultants meetings 1963-1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 4

Bid data 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 5

Construction issues 1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 6

California Dam Safety - meeting notes 1965-1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 7

Schedule of drawings 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 8

Bond closing 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 9-10

Construction 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 11-12

New Exchequer Dam, publicity 1965-1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 13-14

American Society of Engineers, New York meeting 1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 15

New Exchequer Dam, papers for publication 1968 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 16-17

Thomas Leps papers 1985-1987 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 18

New Exchequer Dam, photographs undated BANC MSS 2007/134

container 2, folder 19-20

Miscellaneous 1965-1993 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 2, folder 21-22

Christmas Party 1986 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 2, folder 23

ICF International, Inc., brochures undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 2, folder 24-29

Financial statements 1963-1987 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 2, folder 30-33

Stockholder's reports 1968-1993 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 1-29

Tudor Newsletters 1952 1954 1955 1962-1972 1974-1987 1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 3, folder 3:01

Tudor Newsletters 1952 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:01

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:02

Tudor Newsletters 1954 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:02

Additional Note

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container 3

Tudor Newsletters 1955 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:03

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:04

Tudor Newsletters 1962 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:04

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:05

Tudor Newsletters 1963 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:05

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:06

Tudor Newsletters 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:06

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:07

Tudor Newsletters 1965 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:07

Additional Note

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container 3, container 3, folder 3:07, folder 3:07

Tudor Newsletters 1966 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:08

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:09

Tudor Newsletters 1967 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:09

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163852a.pdf
container 3, folder 3:10

Tudor Newsletters 1968 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:10

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:11

Tudor Newsletters 1969 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:11

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container 3, folder 3:12

Tudor Newsletters 1970 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:12

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:13

Tudor Newsletters 1971 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:13

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163856a.pdf
container 3

Tudor Newsletters 1972 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:14

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163857a.pdf
container 3, folder 3:15

Tudor Newsletters 1974 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:15

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163858a.pdf
container 3, folder 3:16

Tudor Newsletters 1975 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:16

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163859a.pdf
 

Tudor Newsletters 1976 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:17

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:18

Tudor Newsletters 1977 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:18

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:19

Tudor Newsletters 1978 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:19

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:20

Tudor Newsletters 1979 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:20

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container 3, folder 3:21

Tudor Newsletters 1980 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:21

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container 3, folder 3:22

Tudor Newsletters 1981 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:22

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container 3, folder 3:23

Tudor Newsletters 1982 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:23

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163866a.pdf
container 3, folder 3:24

Tudor Newsletters 1983 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:24

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:25

Tudor Newsletters 1984 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:25

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:26

Tudor Newsletters 1985 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:26

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:27

Tudor Newsletters 1986 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:27

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container 3, folder 3:28, container 3, folder 3:28

Tudor Newsletters 1987 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:28

Additional Note

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container 3, folder 3:29

Tudor Newsletters 1989 BANC MSS 2007/134:3:29

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_16_1_01163872a.pdf
carton 3, folder 30-34

Project profiles by discipline undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 35

Don Pedro Reservoir 1963 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 36

Calaveras County Water Development, meetings 1965-1966 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 37

Calaveras County Water District - Ebbets Pass 1963-1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 38

RTK Joint Venture Super Collider, TX 1963-1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 39

Water Resources - Time sheet job numbers 1967 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 40-41

Water resources progress schedule 1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 42

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Mechanical Engineering 1965 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 43

Parsons - Brinckerhoff - Tudor - Bechtel 1963-1965 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 44

Proposal - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 1959 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 45-47

Calaveras County Water District fish and game agreement 1964-1964 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 48

Earthquake criteria, Mount San Jacinto Tramway 1961 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 49

Thermal interaction studies 1982-1991 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, foldre 50

MARTA brochures undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carto 3, folder 51

BART brochures undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 52-53

Financial feasibility of Southern Crossing of San Francisco Bay 1956 1958 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 54

Tudor project profiles undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 55

International projects undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 56-59

Contracts and agreements 1959-1973 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 3, folder 60-63

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 1961-1973 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 1-2

Financial statements 1963-1972 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 3-4

Personnel listings 1955-1972 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 5-10

Promotional brochures undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 11-12

Tagus River Bridge brochures 1960 1965 1966 1967 1972 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 13-23

Tudor Engineering Brochures 1958 1972 1976 undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 4, folder 25-29

Miscellaneous 1956 1966 1967 1974 1975 1987 1990 1992 undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 1

Tudor Engineering, listing of jobs 1947-1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 2-4

Job information sheets (for 255-8 master list) 1986-1991 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 5-7

Job descriptions - job numbers to 999 1971-1982 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 8-9

Job information 900-1149 1981-1986 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 10-12

Job descriptions - job numbers from 1000 1982-1989 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 13

Job lists 1985 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 5, folder 14-15

Job information 100-899 1973-1981 BANC MSS 2007/134

container 5, folder 16-20

Job descriptions and assignments 1971-1985 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 1

Staff resumes - officers and supervising Jun. 1975 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 2-3

Project log - Boise, Idaho office 1956-1983 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 4

Scholarship fund - correspondence 1979 1996 1997 2006 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 5

Corporate administration guide 1978 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 6-9

Western states - inventory of low-head hydroelectric sites 1980 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 10

Promotional brochures undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 11-12

Manuals 1981 undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 13

Qualifications for small hydroelectric power project undated BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 14

Alaska transportation corridor study Apr. 1972 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 15

Report and development plan for Crystal Springs Irrigation Project Jan. 1958 BANC MSS 2007/134

carton 6, folder 16

Miscellaneous 1962, 1982, undated BANC MSS 2007/134