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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.27

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of brochures, teaching practice guidelines, departmental bylaws, proceedings of a conference on soils for engineers (1941) and the publication “1909-2009, 100 Years of Excellence” by Mackenzie Davis, which contains a history of the department written for its centennial.

The collection also contains William A. Bradley's teaching materials included are lantern slides and film slides of bridges around the world as well as other structures.

Annual reports (1959–1960, 1965–1969) are stored separately.


  • Creation: 1941 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Historical Note

Established in 1909, the Department of Civil and Sanitary Engineering reported to the College of Engineering. Prior to 1909, this curriculum was taught in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering/Civil Engineering. Between 1909 and 1950, it was known as the Civil Engineering Department. In 1985, the name changed to Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

William A. Bradley (1921-1990) joined the engineering faculty in 1947. He was the recipient of the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 1963. He served as the acting chair of his department in 1964-1965 and 1974-1975. He was promoted to professor in 1970.


1 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US