The correspondence, manuscripts, reports, photos, and published papers of Romeo Raoul Martel (1890-1965) form the collection
known as the R. R. Martel Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Martel was professor
of civil engineering at Caltech from 1918 until his retirement in 1960. Prof. Martel was a pioneer in the earthquake-resistant
design of structures and in earthquake engineering research. He also served as a consulting engineer for the cities of Pasadena,
Glendale, Burbank, Riverside and Los Angeles.
Romeo Raoul Martel was born in Iberville, Quebec in 1890, and moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, with his family a year later.
He graduated from Brown University in 1912 and taught civil engineering at Rhode Island State College for a year, and at the
Mechanics Institute in Rochester, New York, for another year.
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise,
is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.