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Natural and Applied Sciences Archives: Engineering

These topic guides provide a starting point for finding source materials related to the history of science and technology at the University of Illinois. Please note that these guides are not definitive or comprehensive and are periodically updated.

Engineering Archival Holdings

College and Departmental Archives

Alumni Papers and Student Organization Records

  • Frederick W. Panhorst Papers (Record Series 26/20/34): Includes correspondence concerning job applications and membership in the Society of Civil Engineers; student records including Triangle Fraternity membership certificate (1914); American Society of Civil Engineers membership diploma (1933) and certificate of election as Director (1946-1948); photographs of California highway bridges; a typescript entitled "No Substitute for Experience" containing reminiscences of childhood, grade school, high school, and college (1970); and a commemorative scrapbook honoring Panhorst for his service as an engineer with the Bridge Department of the California Division of Highways (1927-1960).

College and Departmental Archives

  • College of Engineering Annual Reports: Digital surrogates for 1906-1959, 1970-1971, and 1987-1988.
  • College of Engineering Historical File, 1908-1996: Includes select correspondence, reports, programs, brochures, and newsletters concerning the Engineering Open House, the renaming of the Engineering Research Laboratory as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (1966), the renaming of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering as the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (1961), the dedication of the William L. Everitt Laboratory (1987-1988), and speeches of Dean Daniel C. Drucker. Additional digitized materials are available upon request.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Illinois Distributed Museum

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