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G. W. Housner Papers 1926-1999

Identifier: 2001-00454

Content Description

GEORGE W. HOUSNER (1919-2008), Caltech's Braun Professor of Engineering and pioneer in the field of earthquake engineering. The papers are arranged as follows: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Caltech Material; Series 3. Writings; Series 4. Consulting File; Series 5. Professional Organizations, Meetings and Talks; Series 6. Slides and Photographs; Series 7. Biographical; Series 8. Oversize. A complete finding aid is available online through the Online Archive of California. SUPPLEMENT 2010: 3 document boxes containing World War II materials, specifically in connection with the air battle of Ploesti (plus one double-folio bound volume on the same subject); 1 document box and 1 storage box of personal travel slides and photos. 1 rare book (Christian Wolff, Elementa, 1743) and Danckerts map of the New World. SUPPLEMENT 2013: See the George Housner papers- Supplement record. (1 binder with cards and letters to George Housner on his 80th birthday) An oral history interview conducted by the Caltech Archives is also available online.


ACQUIRED HOW OR DONOR: George W. Housner; estate of George Housner (Supplement 2010) via John Hall; ACQUIRED WHERE: Caltech office and elsewhere (Martel notebook via J. O'Donnell)

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1 unspecified containers : MEDIUM: Paper; QUANTITY: 71 boxes; supplement 4 document and 1storage boxes