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Phi Mu Fraternity

Abstract

Title:
Phi Mu Fraternity
Author/Creator:
Phi Mu Fraternity
Collection number:
72-115
Size:
5.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1923-1945
Inclusive dates:
1923-1945
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The records of the Phi Mu Fraternity, an engineering honor society later known as the Maryland Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, consist of research papers on various engineering topics prepared as part of initiation requirements for Phi Mu. The records of Phi Mu date from 1923 through 1945 and contain items concerning the chapter's history and activities, including minutes, financial records, membership records, and the chapter's constitution. Although the theses in this collection cover various subjects, they focus primarily on engineering and industrial projects within or in the vicinity of the state of Maryland, in particular their historical process of development.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Yes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Preferred citation:

Phi Mu Fraternity, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1660
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Early in 1923, several seniors in the College of Engineering at the University of Maryland who had high scholastic rankings met to organize a local honorary engineering fraternity. As a result of this meeting, and with the approval of the president of the university, the honorary engineering fraternity Phi Mu was officially formed at the University of Maryland with the adoption of its constitution on March 27, 1923. The founders as well as the first charter members were: J. H. Harlow, M. J. Baldwin, L. G. Simmons, J. P. Schaefer, H. M. Boteler, and Professor S. S. Steinberg. One of Phi Mu's stated purposes was the inspiration of scholarship among the students of the College of Engineering. Eligibility for membership was based on excellence of scholarship. All candidates for Phi Mu were required to present a thesis upon initiation. This thesis was to be original research upon some phase of engineering practice within or in the vicinity of the state of Maryland. These theses are valuable sources of information of a historical nature on many of the larger engineering and industrial projects within the state. Because of the high scholastic requirements, membership to Phi Mu was rather limited and, therefore, election to it was a great honor among all engineering students. Another of the avowed purposes of Phi Mu was to achieve the recognition of and the granting of a charter by Tau Beta Pi, the national honorary engineering fraternity, which was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. In the spring of 1928, President A. D. Moore of Tau Beta Pi inspected the College of Engineering and the local fraternity Phi Mu and expressed his appreciation of the Engineering College and the work of Phi Mu. Encouraged by this, Phi Mu sent its vice president, H. H. Hine, in October 1929 to Iowa City, Iowa, where the annual convention of the Tau Beta Pi Association was held, to present Phi Mu's application. On November 21, 1929, Phi Mu was formally inducted as the Maryland Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Twenty alumni, five active students, and three faculty members were initiated in a ceremony held in the newly built Home Economics Building. The transition from the local Phi Mu to a national chapter of Tau Beta Pi embodied the Association's goals, as outlined in the preamble to the constitution, which were to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges of America. Nowadays, as one of the most outstanding chapters in Tau Beta Pi, Maryland Beta performs many service projects for the benefit of the University of Maryland, the College of Engineering, and the College Park community.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of Phi Mu date from 1923 through 1945. The collection consists primarily of theses written by the members of the Phi Mu engineering fraternity as part of their initiation. The records also contain items concerning the chapter's history and activities, including minutes, financial records, membership records, and the chapter's constitution. Although the theses in this collection cover various subjects, they focus primarily on engineering and industrial projects within or in the vicinity of the state of Maryland, in particular their historical process of development. Many of the theses deal with the construction history of highways, bridges and railroads in Maryland and the Washington D.C. area, as well as various mines, mills, and ferries. Other of the theses document or describe the organizations which supervised or were involved in certain of the engineering projects.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of Phi Mu were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Maryland Beta of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Association in 1973. Other records were transferred from the records of Tau Beta Pi in 1999 during processing.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Zhiguo Yang, August 1991. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by Brooke Hinrichs, March 2000.

Processing note:

The records of Phi Mu have been placed into acid-free folders and boxes. All metallic clips have been removed.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen, August 2004. Markup checked and verified by Jennie A. Levine, December 2004.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as two series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Initiation Papers, 1923-1945 (4.5 linear feet)

This series consists of theses presented to the honorary engineering society by members at their time of initiation. They deal with a wide range of subjects in the fields of engineering and industry primarily in Maryland and District of Columbia. Many of the papers concentrate upon the history and construction of highways and railroads as well as on certain industrial projects, but other theses are of a more general nature as reflected in the titles "My Hobby," "American Facism," and "An Era of Art and Learning." The theses have been arranged alphabetically by author's name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Adams, J. L. -- History and Construction of the Potomac Aquaduct for the Water Supply of Washington., 1933 (Online) series 1box 1folder 1
Aldridge, H. Redford -- The Mount Savage Iron Works, 1924 (Online) series 1box 1folder 2
Anderson, Warren D. -- History and Development of the Central Heating Plant at the University of Maryland, 1933 (Online) series 1box 1folder 3
Andrews, John T., Jr. -- The History and Construction of Fort Carroll, Maryland, 1937 (Online) series 1box 1folder 4
Armentrout, John B. -- The History of Land Subsivision Development in Montgomery County, adjacent to the National Capital, 1936 (Online) series 1box 1folder 5
Arthur, Paul David -- Quebec, 1943 (Online) series 1box 1folder 6
Baird, L. P. -- The Development of the Metropolitan District of Baltimore County, 1927 (Online) series 1box 1folder 7
Baldwin, Karl F., Jr. -- History and Methods of Air Conditioning on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads, 1934 (Online) series 1box 1folder 8
Ballard, Arthur -- Maps can be Liars!, 1942 (Online) series 1box 1folder 9
Balough, H. O. -- Landscaping, undated (Online) series 1box 1folder 10
Barnwell, Rhett King -- The Muirkirk Iron Works, 1925 (Online) series 1box 1folder 11
Bartelmes, Raymond F. -- The History and Development of Maryland Avenue in the Nation's Capital, 1935 (Online) series 1box 1folder 12
Beall, John Rodgers -- The History and Construction of the Mill at Burnt Mills, Maryland, 1931 (Online) series 1box 1folder 13
Beckman, Robert W. -- History and Development of the Bureau of Standards Radio Beacon Experiment Station at College Park, Maryland, 1936 (Online) series 1box 1folder 14
Belt, Norman -- History and construction of highway bridge across the Potomac River at Washington, D.C., 1933 (Online) series 1box 1folder 15
Beveridge, Andrew B. -- The history and construction of the White House Tavern near Branchville, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 1folder 16
Bird, Robert Byron -- Practical English phonetic spelling system, 1943 (Online) series 1box 1folder 17
Bishoff, Theodore -- The history and construction of Ellicott Mills at Ellicott City, Maryland, 1931 (Online) series 1box 1folder 18
Bittner, J. H. F. -- Development of the State Roads Commission of Maryland, 1927 (Online) series 1box 1folder 19
Blakeslee, Raymond D. -- Modern highways of Maryland, 1929 (Online) series 1box 1folder 20
Blanch, Edgar W. -- History and construction of the University of Maryland medical building, 1932 (Online) series 1box 1folder 21
Blazek, F. J. -- History of the Bare Hill Copper Mines, 1939 (Online) series 1box 1folder 22
Boteler, C. E. -- The Carrollton Viaduct, 1927 (Online) series 1box 1folder 23
Bowker, J. Paul -- The history and construction of the Anacostia Bridge at the foot of 11th Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., 1933 (Online) series 1box 2folder 1
Bromley, Ralph Weaver -- Railroads carrying the load, 1944 (Online) series 1box 2folder 2
Brothers, M. F. -- The Bollman Truss of Harpers Ferry, undated (Online) series 1box 2folder 3
Browning, John R. -- The history and construction of the Alexandria Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1936 (Online) series 1box 2folder 4
Buhl, Victor C., Jr. -- The history of the Hooper Mills, 1940 (Online) series 1box 2folder 5
Burger, John R. M., Jr. -- The manufacture of aeroplanes in Hagerstown, Maryland, 1930 (Online) series 1box 2folder 6
Burnside, Bruce H. -- The failure of democracy, 1943 (Online) series 1box 2folder 7
Burnside, D. D. -- Development of early types of locomotives used by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, undated (Online) series 1box 2folder 8
Calder, Wright G. -- History and development of power generating and distributing equipment for Baltimore, 1936 (Online) series 1box 2folder 9
Campbell, J. Alan -- History and construction of the street railway system of Hagerstown, 1934 (Online) series 1box 2folder 10
Candyack, John E. -- The strike, undated (Online) series 1box 2folder 11
Carpenter, Frank G. -- Keeping bees for profit and pleasure, 1940 (Online) series 1box 2folder 12
Cardegna, Felix F. -- An era of art and learning, 1942 (Online) series 1box 2folder 13
Carroll, R. W. -- The bascule draw span of the Arlington Memorial Bridge., 1939 (Online) series 1box 2folder 14
Caruthers, R. S. -- The development of street railways in Baltimore, 1926 series 1box 2folder 15
Cashell, Harry -- The history of turnpike roads in Baltimore, 1926 (Online) series 1box 2folder 16
Castella, C. C. -- Navigation of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, 1923 (Online) series 1box 2folder 17
Chick, H. M. -- History and construction of the Washington aqueduct leading to McMillan Park, Washington, D.C., 1934 (Online) series 1box 2folder 18
Clark, Wilson C. -- The history and construction of the Takoma Park sub-station, 1936 (Online) series 1box 2folder 19
Coe, Gerald B. -- The history and construction of the cast iron bridge over the Pennsylvania Railroad track at Ruxton, Maryland, 1932 (Online) series 1box 2folder 20
Coleman, T. L. -- Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission refuse incinerating plant, 1940 (Online) series 1box 2folder 21
Cooper, Herbert W. -- The construction and operation of the Jenkins Television Laboratory at Wheaton, Maryland, 1931 (Online) series 1box 2folder 22
Coronel, U. -- Early history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1925 (Online) series 1box 2folder 23
Curlander, J. C. -- The fire at our house, 1943 (Online) series 1box 2folder 24
Currin, Clifton B. -- More or less about snakes, 1942 (Online) series 1box 2folder 25
Custer, John Douglas -- The Citizens' Military Training Camp at Fort Monroe, Virginia. July 7-August 5, 1937, 1940 (Online) series 1box 2folder 26
Dauber, R. W. -- The Public Service Commission of Maryland, 1928 (Online) series 1box 2folder 27
Davis, William B., Jr. -- The history and construction of Chain Bridge, 1937 (Online) series 1box 2folder 28
De Atley, E. F. -- A history of the Baltimore-Frederick turnpike, 1925 (Online) series 1box 2folder 29
Deckman, Joseph H. -- The history and construction of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor, 1931 (Online) series 1box 2folder 30
Dial, Herman P. -- History and development of the Washington Central Heating Plant, undated (Online) series 1box 3folder 1
Dietz, Charles Raymond -- The value of model aeronautics, 1942 (Online) series 1box 3folder 2
Diggs, Robert S. -- The early history of Elkridge Landing, 1937 (Online) series 1box 3folder 3
Dodson, C. R. -- History of Washington Suburban Gas Company, 1929 (Online) series 1box 3folder 4
Doyle, John T. -- History and construction of Fort Lincoln, 1933 (Online) series 1box 3folder 5
Dressel, John T. -- The history and construction of the Patuxent Bridge north of Burtonsville on the Columbia Turnpike, 1933 (Online) series 1box 3folder 6
Ducker, George H. -- The origins of modern photography, 1933 (Online) series 1box 3folder 7
Elgin, Wade H., Jr. -- The early history of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1926 (Online) series 1box 3folder 8
Elvove, Elies -- The history and construction of northern substation of the Baltimore Transit Company, 1938 (Online) series 1box 3folder 9
Engle, James David -- Wool goes on its way, 1943 (Online) series 1box 3folder 10
Eisenberg, Leonard E. -- The growth of the airplane as a weapon of war, 1944 (Online) series 1box 3folder 11
Esher, J. Robert, Jr. -- American Facism, undated (Online) series 1box 3folder 12
Essex, Henry Alfred -- History and construction of the lime-kilns at K Street and Rock Creek Parkway, 1938 (Online) series 1box 3folder 13
Evans, Robert -- The history of coal export from Baltimore, Maryland, 1928 (Online) series 1box 3folder 14
Fifer, William H. -- The inventions of Dr. C. Francis Jenkins of Washington, D. C., 1930 (Online) series 1box 3folder 15
Fischer, Milton A. -- Volcanoes and their eruptions, 1943 (Online) series 1box 3folder 16
Fisher, John T. -- The history and construction of the Dry Color Works at Muirkirk, Maryland, 1933 (Online) series 1box 4folder 1
Flagg, Louis F. -- History and construction of the electrical substation of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Landover, Maryland, 1935 (Online) series 1box 4folder 2
Franke, Harold H. -- The history and construction of Fort Ethan Allen, Virginia, 1938 (Online) series 1box 4folder 3
Friedman, Jacob -- The history and construction of the old Calvert Street Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Baltimore, Maryland, 1933 (Online) series 1box 4folder 4
Funke, Richard H. -- The B. and O. Railroad in the Civil War, undated (Online) series 1box 4folder 5
Gangler, John M. -- History and method of operation of copper mines at Bare Hills near Baltimore, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 4folder 6
Gannon, William F. -- History and production of Engineering Research Corporation, 1940 (Online) series 1box 4folder 7
Garber, H. F. -- History of mills on the Monocacy River, 1927 (Online) series 1box 4folder 8
Gibbs, Lewis T. -- The history and construction of Paint Branch Gorge Bridge, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1935 (Online) series 1box 4folder 9
Goldman, Julius L. -- The history and construction of the Calvert Street Bridge in Washington, D. C., 1934 (Online) series 1box 4folder 10
Gottlieb, Robert -- The history and development of the Martin Airplane Company, 1938 (Online) series 1box 4folder 11
Graham, Thomas H. -- The development of the later types of locomotives used by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1929 (Online) series 1box 4folder 12
Gray, Vernon H. -- The development of street railway systems in Washington, D. C., 1937 (Online) series 1box 4folder 13
Greenwood, A. W. -- Early history of highway transportation in Maryland, 1927 (Online) series 1box 4folder 14
Grill, Philip A. -- The land is leaving, 1943 (Online) series 1box 4folder 15
Grosh, Charles G. -- History and construction of the aqueduct across the Monocacy River, near Frederick, Maryland, undated (Online) series 1box 4folder 16
Gue, Edwin M. -- The Point Breeze Plant of the Western Electric, 1930 (Online) series 1box 4folder 17
Gurklis, John A. -- Engineers should make good husbands, 1943 (Online) series 1box 4folder 18
Hall, Owen A. -- The history and development of the York Road from Baltimore to York, Pennsylvania, 1932 (Online) series 1box 4folder 19
Hamilton, Joseph -- The history and development of the telephone system of the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1932 (Online) series 1box 4folder 20
Harding, R. A., Jr. -- Machine tool estimating, undated (Online) series 1box 4folder 21
Harmon, William A. -- The history and development of street lighting systems in the suburbs of Washington, 1934 (Online) series 1box 4folder 22
Harper, Luther -- Cumberland as the gateway to the west, to 1875, 1930 (Online) series 1box 4folder 23
Haskin, Lawrence H. -- War, 1940 (Online) series 1box 4folder 24
Haywood, Stuart -- Economics in engineering, 1941 (Online) series 1box 4folder 25
Hege, Jeremiah Collins -- The Selective Service Training Act of 1940, 1941 (Online) series 1box 4folder 26
Herbert, Wilbur M. -- The history and development of WRC transmitter, 1939 (Online) series 1box 4folder 27
Hine, Howard -- Later history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1929 (Online) series 1box 4folder 28
Hochgesang, C. F. -- Swords into plowshares, 1943 (Online) series 1box 4folder 29
Hodgins, Lawrence J., Jr. -- The Civil Aeronautics Administration civilian pilot training program, 1940 (Online) series 1box 4folder 30
Horne, Robert C. -- The history of the project to bridge the Chesapeake Bay, 1930 (Online) series 1box 4folder 31
Huebsch, John P. -- The Ross home in Bladensburg, Maryland, 1932 (Online) series 1box 4folder 32
Imus, Alden Elon, Jr. -- Why college students fail, 1941 (Online) series 1box 4folder 33
Jackson, Robert A. -- The history and development of the early map of Maryland, 1936 (Online) series 1box 4folder 34
Jacobson, A. Walter -- History and construction of Fort Washington from the time of its erection until 1884, 1933 (Online) series 1box 4folder 35
James, Carroll S. -- An interview with Dr. James Harris Rogers, 1929 (Online) series 1box 4folder 36
Janes, Charles F. -- History and development of Buzzard Point Station Potomac Electric Power Company, 1936 (Online) series 1box 4folder 37
Kabik, Irving -- Tanker situation, undated (Online) series 1box 4folder 38
Kaminski, Edward -- The history and construction of the Baltimore Cathedral, 1934 (Online) series 1box 5folder 1
Kaminski, Joseph -- The Brevard Street mercury arc rectifier substation of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1940 (Online) series 1box 5folder 2
Kang, Bun Po -- The history and construction of Ford's Theatre, 1933 (Online) series 1box 5folder 3
Kellermann, W. F. -- The history and construction of the Rossburg Inn, 1926 (Online) series 1box 5folder 4
Kemper, John M. -- The history of bus transportation between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 5folder 5
Kent, R. H. -- Engineering - ancient and modern, undated (Online) series 1box 5folder 6
King, Paul L. -- The capital sub-station at South Capitol and G Streets, Washington, D. C., 1935 (Online) series 1box 5folder 7
Koons, Charles V. -- The early history of fire protection in Baltimore City, 1928 (Online) series 1box 5folder 8
Korff, William F. -- History and development of shipbuilding in Baltimore, 1926 (Online) series 1box 5folder 9
Kreider, David -- The history and construction of Fort Davis, 1933 (Online) series 1box 5folder 10
Lane, Richard F. -- The history and construction of Fort DuPont near Capitol Heights, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 5folder 11
Lapoint, George M. -- The history and development of the Pratt Street Power Plant of the Baltimore Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company, 1938 (Online) series 1box 5folder 12
Lasswell, P. M. -- The history and development of the Patapsco underwater generator, 1937 (Online) series 1box 5folder 13
Leach, John M. -- The history of the development of the steel industry, 1928 (Online) series 1box 5folder 14
Lebowitz, Samuel -- The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1924 (Online) series 1box 5folder 15
Lee, James A. -- The history and construction of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad, 1931 (Online) series 1box 5folder 16
Letvin, Samuel -- History and development of the Washington Terminal Power Plant, 1930 (Online) series 1box 5folder 17
Lininger, Randall -- Cumberland as the gateway to the west, 1875 to date, 1930 (Online) series 1box 5folder 18
Lipphard, Foster E. -- The history of the development of the Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1930 (Online) series 1box 5folder 19
Lopata, Alexander A. -- History and development of the sewerage system of Baltimore up to 1916, undated (Online) series 1box 5folder 20
Lowe, Delbert B. -- History of the Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company of Baltimore, 1928 (Online) series 1box 5folder 21
Lozupone, Constantine -- History and construction of the Potomac Dam at Great Falls, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 5folder 22
Ludwig, Charles H. -- The history and methods of electrification of the Pennsylvania Railroad between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., 1934 (Online) series 1box 5folder 23
Lundell, Kermit A. -- A dissertation on radio commercials, undated (Online) series 1box 5folder 24
Lubarsky, Bernard -- A brief history of the rocket, 1945 (Online) series 1box 5folder 25
McClurg, Gregg H. -- History of the development and activities of the Potomac Electric Power Company in Maryland, 1930 (Online) series 1box 6folder 1
McCool, William A. -- History and development of radio station WRC in Washington, D.C., 1936 (Online) series 1box 6folder 2
McFall, Russell -- Etiquette, 1941 (Online) series 1box 6folder 3
McKee, Robert -- Cave Exploring, 1942 (Online) series 1box 6folder 4
McKeige, E. Ellesmere -- The electrical inventions of Dr. James Harris Rogers of Hyattsville, 1925 (Online) series 1box 6folder 5
McLeod, Robert J. -- The History of Land Acquisition by the University of Maryland, 1936 (Online) series 1box 6folder 6
McManus, Edward M. -- The history of gold mining at Great Falls, Maryla, 1932 (Online) series 1box 6folder 7
Marans, Allen -- History and development of street lighting in Washington, D. C., 1936 (Online) series 1box 6folder 8
Marsden, James -- A short history of animated cartoons, 1943 (Online) series 1box 6folder 9
Marzolf, John C. -- Plant control of the engineering operation at the Calvert Distilleries, Relay, Maryland, 1939 (Online) series 1box 6folder 10
Mathews, John Allen -- The history of the early development of mining and manufacturing in western Maryland, 1928 (Online) series 1box 6folder 11
Matthews, Hume -- The history and construction of Fort Cumberland at Cumberland, MD, 1932 (Online) series 1box 6folder 12
Matthews, Kenneth F. -- The Baltimore shot tower, 1924 (Online) series 1box 6folder 13
Mattingly, Robert L. -- History and development of McCall's Ferry (Holtwood) Power Plant, 1936 (Online) series 1box 6folder 14
Maxwell, Jerome L. -- Rock or sand?, 1944 (Online) series 1box 6folder 15
Maynard, John F. -- The history and construction of the Hanover Street Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 6folder 16
Meeds, Nelson T. -- Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Tunnels, 1925 (Online) series 1box 6folder 17
Mehring, Arthur C. -- National defense and the engineer, 1941 (Online) series 1box 6folder 18
Meinzer, Roy C. -- The history and construction of the main sewerage pumping station at the foot of New Jersey Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1937 (Online) series 1box 6folder 19
Melchior, Louis F. -- Early fortifications in Baltimore Harbor, 1925 (Online) series 1box 6folder 20
Mendoza, Donald C. -- Women drivers, 1944 (Online) series 1box 6folder 21
Miller, George M. -- The history and construction of the Unitarian Church building at Baltimore, Maryland, 1934 (Online) series 1box 6folder 22
Miller, Joseph -- The history and construction of the Doughregan manor, 1931 (Online) series 1box 6folder 23
Mitton, John H. -- The history and construction of the George Washington Inn at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1930 (Online) series 1box 6folder 24
Mothershead, C. T. -- The history and construction of Cabin John Bridge, 1932 (Online) series 1box 6folder 25
Moyer, Carson -- Fender Repairing, 1943 (Online) series 1box 6folder 26
Munroe, Benjamin, Jr. -- History of the aviation field at College Park since 1918, 1929 (Online) series 1box 7folder 1
Noack, August William -- The black diamond coal, 1943 (Online) series 1box 7folder 2
Norris, Elick E. -- The development of the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway, 1928 (Online) series 1box 7folder 3
Northrop, Sanford E. -- The construction and operation of the plant of the Washington Brick Company at Muirkirk, MD, 1939 (Online) series 1box 7folder 4
Ockershausen, C. W. -- The history and construction of oyster riggings used on the Chesapeake Bay, 1933 (Online) series 1box 7folder 5
Onnen, Donald -- The Mace of the House of Representatives of the U.S., 1940 (Online) series 1box 7folder 6
Owens, Benjamin M. -- Marriage, 1941 (Online) series 1box 7folder 7
Owens, Emmet D. -- Superstition, 1943 (Online) series 1box 7folder 8
Owens, H. Malcolm -- A History of Tiber Creek, Washington, D. C., 1937 (Online) series 1box 7folder 9
Paige, Edwin C. -- The history of the Baltimore water supply since 1882, 1928 (Online) series 1box 7folder 10
Palmer, Leonard -- History, electrical installations, and power uses of Conowingo Project, 1928 (Online) series 1box 7folder 11
Peverill, William L. -- History and development of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal with special reference to the water wheel at Chesapeake City, 1927 (Online) series 1box 7folder 12
Phillips, Irving -- The history and development of the Washington Monument, 1939 (Online) series 1box 7folder 13
Phillips, Jack W. -- The history and construction of Mac Alpine, 1934 (Online) series 1box 7folder 14
Phillips, Lewis G. -- The history and construction of Railroad Bridge over Potomac River at Washington, D.C., 1933 (Online) series 1box 7folder 15
Phipps, George R. -- History of the J. P. Friez and Sons Co., 1929 (Online) series 1box 7folder 16
Pierce, Charles H., Jr. -- The history and development of interstate bus transportation in Maryland, 1937 (Online) series 1box 7folder 17
Pierce, E. R. -- Tests on the Colorfastness to light of dyed textiles, 1943 (Online) series 1box 7folder 18
Prangley, A. G., Jr. -- The first telegraph, 1924 (Online) series 1box 7folder 19
Purdum, William D. -- History of the marble quarries in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1940 (Online) series 1box 7folder 20
Putman, Raymond S. -- The history and construction of the B Street Canal, 1937 (Online) series 1box 7folder 21
Rahe, Charles H. -- The history and contruction of the George Washington Monument at Baltimore, MD, 1932 (Online) series 1box 7folder 22
Rahe, Preston E. -- History, construction and operation of Safe Harbor Power Development, 1934 (Online) series 1box 7folder 23
Rector, Ralph L. -- The sewerage system of the District of Columbia, 1939 (Online) series 1box 7folder 24
Revelle, J. E. -- The Thomas Viaduct at Relay, Maryland, 1925 (Online) series 1box 7folder 25
Rimmer, James -- The history of land subdivision development in Prince George's County, Maryland, adjacent to the National Capital, 1935 (Online) series 1box 8folder 1
Rivello, Robert -- Aeronautical engineering at the University of Maryland, 1942 (Online) series 1box 8folder 2
Rives, Thomas M., Jr. -- History of the District of Columbia jail, 1941 (Online) series 1box 8folder 3
Roberts, William Edward -- Riggs Mill, 1930 (Online) series 1box 8folder 4
Ross, William H., Jr. -- The history and construction of the W. B. and A. Railroad Bridge over the Robert Crain Highway, west of Millersville, Maryland, 1933 (Online) series 1box 8folder 5
Russell, Robert W. -- Entomology as a hobby, 1941 (Online) series 1box 8folder 6
Sandler, Harry Jerome -- Spots on the Moon, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 7
Scott, E. James -- Nine thousand miles for one hundred dollars, undated (Online) series 1box 8folder 8
Scott, Robert E. -- The history and construction of the Poe's Creek Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1933 (Online) series 1box 8folder 9
Seaman, Milton L. -- The history and construction of the Jug Bridge near Frederick, Maryland, 1931 (Online) series 1box 8folder 10
Searls, R. W. -- Shall railroads continue?, undated (Online) series 1box 8folder 11
Seigel, Arnold E. -- My trip to Europe, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 12
Shaw, Bowen W. -- The development of high speed photography, 1939 (Online) series 1box 8folder 13
Sheridan, Hugo G. -- Aviation at war, 1942 (Online) series 1box 8folder 14
Shipman, John R. -- The history and construction of Fort Stevens, 1933 (Online) series 1box 8folder 15
Silberstein, Morton S. -- Astronomy and man, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 16
Smoot, Arnold W. -- The history and construction of the customs house at Chestertown, Maryland, 1932 (Online) series 1box 8folder 17
Solberg, Ernst -- A short history of amateur radio, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 18
Solomon, Burt -- Chemical warfare, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 19
Spence, K. F. -- The history of the early water supply of Baltimore, 1926 (Online) series 1box 8folder 20
Sperry, Harold C. -- The history and construction of the Huntington Avenue Viaduct, Baltimore, MD, 1936 (Online) series 1box 8folder 21
Spielman, John Robert -- When smoke gets in your eyes, undated (Online) series 1box 8folder 22
Steiner, J. William -- The history and construction of the Chesapeake Beach Railway, 1933 (Online) series 1box 8folder 23
Streett, Wilbur A. -- The history and development of Jones' Falls in Baltimore, 1926 (Online) series 1box 8folder 24
Stuntz, John W. -- Toward a broader education, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 25
Sturges, William Earle -- A waste of manpower, 1943 (Online) series 1box 8folder 26
Swick, Edgar M. -- The history and construction of the Calvert Mansion, 1931 (Online) series 1box 8folder 27
Thompson, Edward Stoops -- The history of illuminating gas in Baltimore, 1926 (Online) series 1box 8folder 28
Tucker, John Bonar -- My hobby, undated (Online) series 1box 8folder 29
Uglow, Kenneth M. -- Pithihammicus erectus, 1941 (Online) series 1box 8folder 30
Underwood, Valh -- Why I chose engineering for my life's work, 1941 (Online) series 1box 8folder 31
Van Allen, Ralph C. -- The history of the aviation field at College Park, 1928 (Online) series 1box 9folder 1
Velton, John J. -- The history and operation of the ferry formerly at Harper's Ferry, 1931 (Online) series 1box 9folder 2
Vial, Pete -- Drunkenness, 1942 (Online) series 1box 9folder 3
Wallace, Jack L. -- Plight of the coal miners, 1944 (Online) series 1box 9folder 4
Wallace, James N. -- The history of the Maryland line of the Washington Railway and Electric Company, 1929 (Online) series 1box 9folder 5
Watkins, William Henry -- Time: A struggle for precision, 1939 (Online) series 1box 9folder 6
Watson, Thomas E. -- Plant operation and control of North American Cement Corporation of Security, Maryland, 1940 (Online) series 1box 9folder 7
Watt, Ralph W. -- The history and operation of the ferry at Benedict, Maryland, 1931 (Online) series 1box 9folder 8
Webster, George -- Hitler, 1941 (Online) series 1box 9folder 9
Wedding, Presley A. -- The history and construction of the subways leading from the Capitol to the Senate and House office buildings, 1936 (Online) series 1box 9folder 10
Weeks, L. H. -- History and construction of the rural electrification in Southern Maryland, 1940 (Online) series 1box 9folder 11
Wenger, Frederick J. -- History and construction of the bridge across Paint Branch on the Columbia Pike in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1932 (Online) series 1box 9folder 12
Wenner, Edward M. -- Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio tunnels in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1927 (Online) series 1box 9folder 13
Wharton, Thomas P. -- The history and development of the water supply of Arlington County, Virginia, 1938 (Online) series 1box 9folder 14
William, Andrew Dynes -- The development of water power along the Potomac, 1927 (Online) series 1box 9folder 15
Williams, Leonard -- Finland's dilemma, undated (Online) series 1box 9folder 16
Willingmyre, D. W., III -- The history and construction of the city halls of Annapolis, 1932 (Online) series 1box 9folder 17
Winslow, David K. -- A short discussion of Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, 1943 (Online) series 1box 9folder 18
Witkowski, Thomas -- The engineer's place and work in society, 1941 (Online) series 1box 9folder 19
Yeatman, Robert H. -- A history of the silver and minor coins of the U. S., undated (Online) series 1box 9folder 20
Zeigler, Edward J. -- The bee colony, 1944 (Online) series 1box 9folder 21
Zelenietz, Jacob -- Speedboats for victory, 1944 (Online) series 1box 9folder 22

Series 2: Chapter History and Activities, 1923-1929 (0.5 linear feet))

This series contains membership records, an account book, a minute book, and the chapter's constitution. The membership records consist of lists of potential members and of students who were eventually initiated. The account book records the spending and dues collection for each member and the chapter as a whole. The topics covered in the minute book include meeting proceedings, instituted policies, elections, and correspondence concerning potential members and other chapter business. The constitution contains policies, such as the motto, membership and meeting requirements, and officer election proceedures. This series is arranged alphabetically by document type. Note: Some files are restricted due to privacy issues related to student or personnel records for a period of seventy-five years or until the death of the individual concerned.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Account Book, 1928-1929 series 2box 10folder 1
Constitution, 1923 series 2box 10folder 2
Membership records, 1923-1929 [Restricted] series 2box 10folder 3
Minute book, 1923-1929 [Restricted] series 2box 10folder 4

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