American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Section, Records
00153

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
American Society of Civil Engineers. Michigan Section.
Title
American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Section, records
ID
00153
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1949-1977
Date [inclusive]
1937-1979
Extent
8.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The oldest National Engineering Society in the United States was formed in 1852 as "The American Society of Civil Engineers and Architects." Sixteen years later, when the American Institute of Architects was founded, the name was changed to "The American Society of Civil Engineers" (ASCE).

Membership in the ASCE is available only to civil engineers or other individuals similarly qualified in another branch of engineering. Each year approximately 8% of the persons applying for society membership do not qualify, and each year several hundred members are dropped from the rolls for failing to advance to a higher grade of Society membership. Today there are over 51,000 members of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

"Advancement of the Science and Profession of Engineering," as the objective of the Society, leads its members into many activities that are in the public interest. Such activities include development of professional consciousness among students of civil engineering, advice to universities on civil engineering curricula, stimulation and advancement of new engineering techniques and discoveries, furtherance of technical research, promotion and protection of standards relating to legal registration of civil engineers, conducting training programs and technical conferences, provision of information through technical library, and the development and maintenance of ethical standards for the civil engineering profession.

To conduct and support these activities, numerous national committee as well as 80 local sections (chapters) and over 145 student chapters are organized. Fourteen technical divisions of the Society develop and communicate new technical information: Aero-Space Transport, City Planning, Construction Engineering Mechanics, Highways, Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage, Pipelines, Power, Sanitary Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Structural Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, and Waterways and Harbors.

The Board of Direction is the governing body of the Society. The Board is elected by the membership, with regional representation. Appointed by the Board of Direction are the Executive Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Society. The professional staff of 82 persons, managed by the Secretary, has its headquarters in the new United Engineering Center Building, which is next to the United Nations Building in New York City.

The Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, founded in 1916, represents a strong segment of the national organization. The section is comprised of several local branches (Southeastern Branch, Lansing-Jackson Branch, Northeastern, Western, Upper Peninsula), which serve the membership in a somewhat decentralized manner. The Michigan Section interacts primarily with other state sections that make up District 7, but cooperation and contact with outside districts is common.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains administrative records of the organization including membership records, treasurers' reports and budgets, meeting minutes, committee files, annual reports, general correspondence, and publications. Some biographical data on membership is included. Registration examinations, results and related correspondence are also included, but are restricted.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into 17 series: Membership, Administrative Affairs, Financial Records, Meetings, Committee Files, Reports, General Correspondence, Branch Affairs, Constitutional Affairs, Biographical Data, Publications, Speeches, Student Chapters, Awards, Miscellaneous Material, Registration Examinations (restricted) and Photographs. The series spans from 1936 to 1979, but the bulk of the material spans from 1949 to 1977. Most of the series are filed chronologically by date, but Biographical Data, Registration Examination, Submitted Questions, and Committee files are arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 1984

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Added restricted folders March 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Box 8, folders 2-56 are restricted.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Jack E. Pierson

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Financial records
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Pierson, Jack E.

Subject(s)

  • Engineering -- Examinations, questions, etc.
  • Engineering -- Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

I. Membership 

Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

Michigan Section Paid Members 

1
Box Folder

 1960 - 1961 

1 1

 1962 

1 2

 1963 - 1965 

1 3

 1966 

1 4

 1967 - 1968 

1 5

 1969 - 1971 

1 6

 n.d. 

1 7

Michigan Section Officers -- 1961, 1963 - 1969, 1973, n.d. 

1 8

Michigan Section Life Members -- 1949, 1951, 1958, 1960 - 1966, 1969 - 1970, 1973 

1 9

Changes in Address Records 

1
Box Folder

 1949 - 1951, 1955, 1960, 1962 

1 10

1963 - 1964 

1 11

 1965, 1966, 1971, n.d. 

1 12

Changes in Membership Records -- 1948 - 1949, 1962 - 1963, 1968, n.d. 

1 13

National Membership Drop Lists 

1
Box Folder

 1948, 1962 

1 14

 1963 - 1964 

1 15

 1965 - 1966 

1 16

Michigan Section Membership Directories -- 1961, 1969, 1970 - 1972 

1 17

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 1941, 1948 

1 18

 1949, 1951 

1 19

 1950, 1952, 1958 - 1960 

1 20

 1961 

1 21

 January - July 1962 

1 22

 August - December 1962 

1 23

 1963 

1 24

 1964 

1 25

 1965 

1 26

 1966 

1 27

 1967 - 1970 

1 28

 1971 

1 29

 1972 - 1977, n.d. 

1 30

Data and Reports 

1
Box Folder

 1951, 1961 - 1962, 1964, 1966 

1 31

 1967, 1969 - 1975, n.d. 

1 32

Miscellaneous Material -- 1949 - 1951, 1961 - 1964, 1967 - 1968, 1969 - 1971 

1 33

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II. Administrative Affairs 

Box Folder

External Administrative Affairs 

2
Box Folder

 1948 - 1949, 1961 - 1965 

2 1

 1966 

2 2

Plat Act -- 1966 

2 3

 1967 - 1968, 1972 - 1973, 1976 

2 4

Internal Administrative Affairs 

2
Box Folder

 1946 - 1950, 1960 

2 5

 1961 - 1962 

2 6

 1963 - 1965 

2 7

 1966 

2 8

 1967 - 1970 

2 9

 1971 - 1974 

2 10

 1975 - 197 -7, n.d. 

2 11

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III. Financial Records 

Box Folder

Treasurer's Reports 

2
Box Folder

 1960 - 1961 

2 12

 1962 - 1964 

2 13

 1965 

2 14

 1966 

2 15

 1967 - 1968 

2 16

 1969 

2 17

 1970 - 1971 

2 18

 1972 

2 19

 1973, 1975 

2 20

Budget Data 

2
Box Folder

 1960 - 1967 

2 21

 1968 - 1972, 1974 - 1976 

2 22

Working Documents 

2
Box Folder

 1950, 1959 - 1963 

2 23

 1964, 1966 - 1968, 1971, 1975 

2 24

(ledger) 1961 

2 25

(ledger) 1971 

2 26

Conference Budgets and Expenses 

2
Box Folder

 1962, 1966 - 1968 

2 27

 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 

2 28

Correspondence 

2
Box Folder

 1950 - 1952, 1960 - 1961 

2 29

 1962 

2 30

 1963 - 1976 

2 31

Miscellaneous Material -- 

2 32

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IV. Meetings 

Box Folder

Minutes (Board of Directors and General Section) 

3
Box Folder

 1949 - 1951, 1960, 1962 - 1963 

3 1

 1964 - 1965 

3 2

 1966 

3 3

 1967 - 1968 

3 4

 1969 

3 5

 1970 

3 6

 1971 

3 7

 January - May 1972 

3 8

 June - December 1972 

3 9

 1973 

3 10

 1974 - 1975 

3 11

Michigan Section Annual Meeting -- 1962 

3 12

Michigan Section Annual Meeting -- 1963 

3 13

ASCE Annual Meeting -- 1966 

3 14

Michigan Section Annual Meeting -- 1967 

3 15

Michigan Section Annual Convention -- 1968 

3 16

Michigan Section Annual Meeting -- 1972 

3 17

Suggestions, Programs, and Summary Reports 

3
Box Folder

 1963 

3 18

 1964 

3 19

Contributions and Expenses for ASCE National Meeting, 1969 

3
Box Folder

 June - September 1962 

3 20

 October 1969 

3 21

Special Meetings 

3
Box Folder

 1948, 1950, 1959 - 1961 

3 22

 1962 

3 23

 1933 - 1964 

3 24

 1965 - 1966 

3 25

 1967 - 1969 

3 26

 1970 - 1971 

3 27

 1972 

3 28

 1973 

3 29

 1974 - 1977 

3 30

Announcements and Agendas 

3
Box Folder

 1937, 1948, 1960, 1962, 1964 - 1969 

3 31

 1970 - 1976 

3 32

Correspondence -- 1948, 1950, 1960 - 1963 

3 33

Correspondence and Minutes for District Council Meeting -- 1964 

3 34

Correspondence 

4
Box Folder

 1964- 1965 

4 1

 1966 - 1968 

4 2

Correspondence and Scheduling for 1969 MI Section Annual Convention 

4
Box Folder

 1968 - January 1969 

4 3

 February - March 1969 

4 4

Correspondence -- 1969 - 1970, 1972 - 1973, 1975 - 1977 

4 5

Engineering Society of Detroit Meeting Schedules -- 1948 - 1949, 1962 - 1963 

4 6

Non-ASCE Sponsored Meetings 

4
Box Folder

1947 - 1948, 1950 - 1951, 1959, 1961 - 1962 

4 7

 1963 - 1968, 1970, 1978 

4 8

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V. Committee Files 

Box Folder

Architects, Profession Engineers and Land Surveyors Committee on Registration (APELSCOR) 

4
Box Folder

 1948 - 1949, 1951, 1955, 1959 

4 9

 1961 

4 10

 1962 - 1964 

4 11

 1965 - 1967, 1969 - 1970, 1972 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, n.d. 

4 12

Accreditation, Auditing, Awards, Constituent, Coordinating -- 1949 - 1968, 1970, 1972 - 1974, 1976 

4 13

Damage Control, Development of Professional Consciousness -- 1961 - 1962, 1972 - 1973 

4 14

Editorial, Employment Conditions, Engineering Education, Ethics -- 1960 - 1964, 1966 - 1967, 1974 - 1976 

4 15

History of Heritage, House and Hospitality, Joint Engineering, Junior Members Legislative, Local Qualifications, Local Sections -- 1948, 1960, 1962 - 1969, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1975 

4 16

Minority Programs, Nominating -- 1950, 1960 - 1963, 1966 

4 17

Nominating Committee -- 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1976 

4 18

Professional Activities/Professional Development -- 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974 - 1976 

4 19

Program, Public Affairs, Public Information, Publicity, Registration, Resolution, Social Action Specifications -- 1948 - 1976 

4 20

Student Affairs/Student Chapters Task and Ad Hoc -- 1948, 1961 - 1964, 1967 - 1968, 1970 - 1975 

4 21

Technical Committees -- 1948 - 1949, 1960 - 1963, 1966, 1968, 1975 0 1976 

4 22

Tellers, Transportation, Vocational Guidance -- 1950, 1960 - 1962, 1965 - 1966, 1970, 1972, 1976 - 1977 

2 23

Committee for the Preparation of Registration of Examination Questions 

2
Box Folder

 1959 - 1961 

4 24

 1962 

4 25

 1963 - 1965 

4 26

 1968 - 1972 

4 27

General Committees 

4
Box Folder

 1948 - 1964 

4 28

 1965 - 1976 

4 29

Undated Committee Materials 

4 30

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VI. Reports 

Box Folder

Annual Reports 

5
Box Folder

 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959 

5 1

 1960 

5 2

 1961 

5 3

 1962 

5 4

 1963 - 1964 

5 5

 1965 

5 6

 1966 

5 7

 1967 - 1968 

5 8

 1969 

5 9

 1972 

5 10

For Fiscal Year October 1, 1973 - September 30, 1974 

5 11

For Fiscal Year October 1, 1975 - September 30, 1976 

5 12

For Fiscal Year October 1, 1978 - September 30, 1979 

5 13

University of Michigan Student Chapter annual Report 

5
Box Folder

 1971 

5 14

 1972 

5 15

Committee Reports 

5
Box Folder

 1948, 1951, 1960 - 1964 

5 16

 1965, 1968 - 1969, 1976 

5 17

Financial Reports -- 1949, 1960, 1965 - 1966 

5 18

ASCE Report on National Engineering Issues -- 1975 

5 19

President's Reports -- 1951, 1971, 1977 

5 20

Reports on Meetings and Conferences 

5
Box Folder

 1950, 1958, 1961, 1963 

5 21

 1964, 1966, 1970 - 1972, 1975 

5 22

Technical Reports -- 1949, 1964, 1971, n.d. 

5 23

Report on the Governor's Special Committee to Study the Causes and Effects of Major Construction Failures -- October 23, 1961 

5 24

Correspondence -- 1970, 1975 - 1976 

5 25

Miscellaneous Reports -- 1961, 1965 - 1967, 1969 - 1972, 1974 

5 26

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VII. General Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1947 - 1948 

5 27

 1949 

5 28

 1950, 1952 - 1953, 1958 - 1959 

5 29

1960 

5 30

 1961 

5 31

 1962 

5 32

 1963 

5 33

 1964 

5 34

 1965 

5 35

 January - April 1966 

5 36

 May - December 1966 

5 37

 1967 

5 38

 1968 

5 39

 1969 

5 40

 1970 

5 41

 1971 

5 42

 1972 

5 43

 1973 - 1974 

5 44

 1975 

5 45

 1976 - 1977 

5 46

 n.d. 

5 47

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VIII. Branch Affairs 

Box Folder

Michigan Section Branch Minutes 

6
Box Folder

 1961 - 1967 

6 1

 1965 - 1968, 1975 - 1976 

6 2

Branch Meetings 

6
Box Folder

 1961, 1963, 1965 - 1966 

6 3

 1967 - 1969 

6 4

 1961 - 1967 

6 5

Lansing-Jackson Branch 

6
Box Folder

 January - May 1961 

6 15

 June - December 1961 

6 16

Local Branch Petitions 

6 17

Undated Correspondence 

6 18

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IX. Constitutional Affairs 

Box Folder

 1937 - 1938 

6 19

 1947 - 1949 

6 20

 1960 - 1962 

6 21

 1963 - 1965 

6 22

 1966 - 1970 

6 23

 1971 - 1972, 1974, 1976 

6 24

 n.d. 

6 25 - 26

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X. Biographical Data 

Box Folder

A - E 

6 27

F - K 

6 28

L - R 

6 29

S - V 

6 30

W - Z 

6 31

Not-Alphabetized 

6 32

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XI. Publications 

Box Folder

Annual Report Publications -- 1961, 1967 

7 1

"ASCE News" and "Section Gram" -- 1971 - 1972, 1975 

7 2

"The Benchmark" - U of M Student Chapter -- 1971 

7 3

"Civil Engineering" -- 1961 - 1966 

7 4

Correspondence 

7
Box Folder

 1948 - 1949, 1961 - 1965 

7 5

 1966 - 1967, 1969 - 1973, 1975 - 1976 

7 6

Flyers -- 1957, 1960 - 1969 

7 7

Publicized Meeting Announcements -- 1948, 1955, 1961 - 1968, 1971 - 1973 

7 8

"Michigan Civil Engineer" -- 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1973, 1975 

7 9

"ASCE Newsletter" 

7
Box Folder

 1937, 1952, 1954 0 1959 

7 10

 1961 - 1963 

7 11

Newsletters -- 1965 - 1967, 1969 

7 12

Newspaper and Magazine Articles -- 1961, 1963 - 1964, 1968 - 1969 

7 13

President's Column/President's Letter -- 1972, 1974 - 1975, n.d. 

7 14

"The Section Leader" -- 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1966, 1968 

7 15

Miscellaneous Publications 

7
Box Folder

1949, 1959 - 1965 

7 16

 1966 - 1975 

7 17

Undated Miscellaneous Publications 

7 18

Non-ASCE Miscellaneous Publications 

7
Box Folder

 1961 - 1963 

7 19

 1964 - 1966 

7 20

 1967 - 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, n.d. 

7 21

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XII. Speeches 

Box Folder

 1948, 1961 - 1964, 1968 - 1969 

7 22

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XIII. Student Chapters 

Box Folder

 1948, 1951, 1958 - 1961 

7 23

 1962 

7 24

 1963 - 1964 

7 25

 1965 - 1966 

7 26

 1967 - 1971, n.d. 

7 27

 1972 

7 28

 1973 - 1977 

7 29

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XIV. Awards 

Box Folder

 1950, 1959 - 1960, 1961, 1963 

7 30

 1964, 1967 - 1969 

7 31

 1973 

7 32

 1975 - 1976, n.d. 

7 33

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XV. Miscellaneous Material 

Box Folder

 1959, 1963, 1975 

8 1

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XVII. Photographs 

Drawer

American Society of Civil Engineers. Michigan Section. Collection 

Photographs
Box Folder

General 

6
Box Folder

 1948, 1958, 1959 - 1960 

6 6

 October - December 1960 

6 7

 1962 

6 8

 1963 

6 9

 1964 - 1965 

6 10

 1966 - 1967 

6 11

 1968 - 1969 

6 12

 1970 - 1971 

6 13

 1972 - 1973, 1975- 1976 

6 14

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XVI. Registration Examinations 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1959-1960, 1962-1963 

8 2

 1964-1965 

8 3

 1966, 1969, undated 

8 4
Box Folder

Outlines and Policies 1948-1949, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1968-1969 

8 5

Submitted Questions 

Box Folder

A-B 

8 6

C-G 

8 7

8 8

J-M 

8 9

O-S 

8 10

T-W 

8 11
Box Folder

Problems 1959-1960 

8 12

Test Forms 

Box Folder

 1958, 1960, 1962 

8 13

 1963-1964 

8 14

 1964, 1965, 1967 

8 15
Box Folder

Questions Used on Test 1963 

8 16

Results 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

8 17

 1964 

8 18

 1967, 1975 

8 19
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Questions 

8 20-21

Registration Examinations of other states 

Box Folder

Alaska 1961 

8 22

California 1961 

8 23

Connecticut undated 

8 24

Delaware 1961 

8 25

District of Columbia 1961 

8 26

Florida 1961 

8 27

Georgia 1961 

8 28

Idaho 

8 29

Illinois 1961 

8 30

Iowa 1960 

8 31

Kentucky 1961 

8 32

Louisiana undated 

8 33

Maine 1961 

8 34

Maryland 1961 

8 35

Minnesota 1961 

8 36

Mississippi 1961 

8 37

Missouri 1961 

8 38

Montana 1961 

8 39

Nebraska 1960-1961 

8 40

New Hampshire 1961 

8 41

New Jersey 1961 

8 42

New Mexico 1961 

8 43

New York 1960 

8 44

Ohio 1960-1961 

8 45

Pennsylvania 

8 46

Northeast Zone 

8 47

South Carolina 1961 

8 48

South Dakota 1962 

8 49

Tennessee undated 

8 50

Texas 1961 

8 51

Utah 1961 

8 52

Vermont 1961 

8 53

Virginia 1961 

8 54

Wisconsin 1961 

8 55

Wyoming 1962 

8 56