University of Washington Engineering Experiment Station records, 1923-1965 (bulk 1937-1956)
The majority of the University of Washington Engineering Experiment Station records date from the time of Burt Farquharson's directorship and most were created by Farquharson. Administrative records include annual reports, general correspondence, meeting minutes, and a scrapbook containing clippings about the school from 1929 to 1937. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of project files that document major research projects that the Experiment Station conducted. Among these projects are: Aluminum Company of America conductor vibration studies, Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Washington). Project files typically contain correspondence, research reports, test records, and drawings (both blue prints and other). Major correspondents include: Aluminum Company of America, Frederick Burt Farquharson, Lacey Van Buren Murrow, and the Washington Toll Bridge Authority
Archival Material, English, 1923
8.2 cubic feet (7 cartons and 1 oversize box)
Photographs and motion picture film of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge were separated from the collection. Publications were cataloged separately
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