The T.Y. Lin papers, 1932-1998, consist of personal and professional records of
Lin's engineering and political work including calculations, drawings, reports and analyses for five
major design projects: the Rio Colorado Bridge, the Intercontinental Peace Bridge, the Ruck-A-Chucky
Bridge, the Gibraltar Bridge, the development of Shanghai's Pudong District and the proposal to retrofit
the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, there is incoming and outgoing correspondence, a large amount of
publicity collected by Lin, writings (published and unpublished), photographs, and slides.
T.Y. (Tung Yen) Lin (b. Fuzhou, China November 14, 1911), is professor emeritus at University of
California, Berkeley and an eminent and pioneering engineer in the arena of prestressed concrete and in
the design and construction of long-span bridges.
Number of containers: 6 cartons, 1 box and 15 oversize folders
Linear feet: approximately 7.9
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library for all materials except for those copyrighted by
T.Y. Lin and materials relating to Pudong. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services
for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner
of the physical items and the copyright. For commercial use, permission must first be obtained from
T.Y. or Margaret Lin, or their heirs, successors, or assigns.
Collection is open for research.